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Scouts launch love of science

AYDEN — A former governor and member of the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board on Wednesday witnessed how a drinking straw, paper clip and rubber band are being used to launch youngsters to new heights of success.

  • Hunt: Too many cuts to education

    AYDEN — Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. said Wednesday he was worried that state education funding cuts made in recent years are not being restored.

  • Bond panel discusses street repairs

    The Greenville Bond Advisory Commission held its second meeting on Wednesday at City Hall to gauge city needs — particularly for street improvements — in order to begin formulating its recommendations to the City Council.

  • Local congressmen oppose lawsuit

    WASHINGTON — Pitt County’s two congressmen on Wednesday joined the opposition to a Republican plan to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

  • Kids learn life-saving skills

    A free five-day camp has been one of the highlights of Skyler Rouic’s summer.

  • Pitt County jobless rate dips in June

    The Pitt County unemployment rate dropped by five-tenths of a percent in June and was two full points lower than the same month a year ago.

3 people killed, deputies wounded in NC shootout

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday.

  • Man killed in Fayetteville was Fort Bragg soldier

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police say the man shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex was a Fort Bragg soldier.

  • Extra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

  • Wilson police charge man in child's shooting death

    WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson police say they have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 7-year-old boy who died when someone shot into his home.

  • Man found dead near wrecked car in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte are investigating the shooting death of a man found near a vehicle that had crashed into some woods.

  • Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Police: Break-in failed

Greenville police arrested a man Thursday on charges he tried to break into a local sports bar through a hole he made in a wall.

  • Second man arrested in DNA case

    Greenville police today announce a second suspect in a 14-year-old robbery solved by DNA evidence has surrendered to authorities.

  • Crime: Man robbed, cut

    A man reported he was cut during a robbery at his home outside of Greenville on Tuesday night, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Man sentenced in Craigslist robbery

    A man was sentenced to 41 years in prison on Wednesday for robbing and beating a Bell Arthur man after a meeting was arranged through Craigslist, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Vidant investigates break-ins

    Vidant police are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins that occurred on Thursday in employee parking lots at Vidant Medical Center, a hospital official said on Tuesday.

  • Stolen copper valued at $10,000

    Greenville police officers are investigating a break-in in which copper piping valued at $10,000 was stolen, the police department reported.

Business building in Greenville

Greenville residents around town might have noticed an increase in construction, investment city officials attribute to a recovering economy.

  • Local Burlington store planned

    A national clothing and home decor retailer has announced it will open a large store at 717 Thomas Langston Road in Greenville, the location of the former Home Depot Store.

  • Area ready for economic growth

    The Greenville metropolitan area is well positioned for economic growth in the recovering economy, according to the numbers published last week by a leading national development and planning analysis firm.

  • Pigging out at Pinehurst

    Golf fans will have the opportunity to enjoy some Greenville grub while they’re watching the world’s top golfers play the difficult Pinehurst No. 2 course next week.

  • Pitt County jobless rate dips in April

    Pitt County’s unemployment rate dipped two-tenths of a percent in April from the previous month and was more than two percent lower than the same month a year ago.

  • Holiday tradition: Car shopping

    Along with their traditional Memorial Day observations, chances are good that many Pitt County residents will head to local auto dealerships for another holiday tradition: car shopping.

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