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Brown, Bleau differ on education

Education policy always has a prominent position in political races, especially this year following laws to end teacher tenure and create a voucher program for low-income families.

  • Heroes welcome downtown

    Two Pitt County art teachers spent much of their spring break emblazoning beloved superheroes on the wall of a local business, marking a spot they hope will inspire their students to read and learn.

  • Early voting begins

    Early voting begins today, and Pitt County has seven sites for residents to cast ballots.

  • City addresses campaign signs

    Campaign signs once again are crowding the sides of streets in Greenville, and the city is sending a warning about improper placement.

  • City secures funds for GTAC project

    In what will be a nearly $8 million project, Greenville now will only be responsible for about 10 percent of the cost for construction of the Greenville Transportation Activity Center.

  • Three vie for district judge seat

    A district court judge seated in September by gubernatorial appointment will defend his place on the bench in the May 6 primary as two attorneys vie for the job.

Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement.

Fire damages mobile home

Greenville Fire-Rescue officials said a trailer on fire Wednesday afternoon on Eastbend Drive was vacant, and no injuries were reported.

  • Volunteer let go after posing as a police officer

    A Greenville Police Department volunteer has been charged with impersonating a law-enforcement officer, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • SHP Reports: Man hurt in crash

    A man suffered serious injuries on April 15 after a driver ran a stop sign on U.S. 264 Alternate south of Farmville and hit his truck, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Crime: Cigarettes stolen in break-in

    Officials are investigating a break-in at a local convenience store on Wednesday morning, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • Domestic incident leads to fire

    Police are investigating an early-morning fire set on the porch of a Greenville residence as a domestic-related incident.The blaze began at 2:56 a.m.

  • Pills collected at take back event

    Law enforcement agencies will collect unwanted prescription pills Saturday at a Greenville CVS pharmacy to help decrease abuse of the substances.

Financial Health: Save a bundle

It appears that payday lenders are one of the big winners of the recent economic crisis.

  • Financial health: Assisted living

    Mom is getting weaker. She is OK as long as we are there to fix her meals and make sure she takes her medication but we can’t be there all the time.

  • Personal finance: Do more with less

    Although our economy has rebounded, many people are still struggling to pay bills, to find 
a job, and to afford daily necessities.

  • Businesses showcased at expo

    Greenville and Pitt County businesses on Thursday showcased the products and services that make it easy for residents to shop locally and the networking capabilities required to be the hub of eastern North Carolina.

  • Financial health: The whole portfolio

    Those of us who teach at a major university have as one of our requirements that we perform research and publish the results of our work.

  • Financial health: Call crisis

    One of the worst phone calls that anyone can receive is a call from someone who’s been arrested and taken to jail.

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