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Food banks need summer donations

As area students are counting down the number of days until they are out for the summer, some families are counting down the number of meals.

  • Host families sought for exchange students

    A local program that brings French and Spanish high school students to Greenville is looking for host families for the summer.

  • UNC officials get feedback on president search

    UNC system officials were on hand at East Carolina Heart Institute on Wednesday night to hear feedback from students, faculty and community members about the search for a new system president.

  • Kayak rentals make Tar accessible

    Recreation on the Tar River in Greenville is challenging with limited entry and exit locations.

  • Council approves $15.85 million bond

    The Greenville City Council took the next step with a new $15.85 million proposed bond after a majority voted to approve an amended list of projects.

  • PCC board votes to increase fees

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to more than triple the access fee for students.

'Buddy Benches' offer students a chance to make new friends

HENDERSON, N.C. (AP) — The Buddy Benches at Aycock Elementary School are the new best places to find a friend. To most people, they look like two red benches.

Plea in bathroom window case

A 17-year-old pleaded guilty to breaking and entering last week after being accused of climbing through the bathroom window of a woman’s apartment while she was taking a shower.

  • Deputies search for stolen equipment

    Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating an incident in which lawn equipment was stolen from a business west of Greenville.

  • Girlfriend says man fired shot at her

    Police arrested a Grimesland man on a charge he fired a shot at his girlfriend Tuesday night after she refused to get into his vehicle, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Vehicles reported missing

    Two vehicles were reported missing to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office police by a man who was moving during the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Fire crews contain wall fire

    Greenville Fire-Rescue was able to quickly extinguish a fire at a Deck Street apartment building on Tuesday once it located it inside a wall, officials said.

  • Man arrested in CVS robbery

    Greenville police arrested a man suspected in a Tuesday drug store robbery after locating the getaway car several hours later, officials reported.

Tax breaks for large corporations

Starting in 2004, the North Carolina legislature enacted tax legislation favorable to businesses and Hollywood studios that gave these entities significant tax breaks and credits to lure them to North Carolina.

  • Ccredit bureaus change credit law

    In March the three largest companies — or credit bureaus — in charge of collecting and disseminating information regarding the credit of more than 200 million American residents agreed to significant changes in how personal medical errors and unpaid bills will be handled.

  • DSM acquisition extends brand

    A Greenville-based manufacturer of ultra-high strength fiber added some strength to its portfolio with the acquisition of an Arizona company that manufactures a similar product.

  • Bypass construction bid awarded

    The State Board of Transportation on Thursday awarded the Greenville Southwest Bypass construction project to a Tarboro-based contractor.

  • Change coming in the VA benefit

    About a year ago in this space, I described a program available to wartime veterans through the Veterans Administration called Aid & Attendance.

  • Learning to spend wisely

    Why is personal finance so important?

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