July 20, 2017

A Greenville man who ran for mayor two years ago filed for the office again on Thursday along with a newcomer who became the third candidate for the District 4 seat on the City Council.

Ernest Reaves was the third-place candidate in the 2015 race with Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas and hopeful Donna…

July 20, 2017

One person died from a drug overdose on Thursday, and Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to six other overdose calls on Wednesday and Thursday.

About 5 p.m. on Thursday, Greenville Fire-Rescue sent out a news release reporting that it had seen a spike in narcotic overdose calls in the past 24 hours.…

July 20, 2017

A 40-year-old East Carolina University administrator who filed for the Greenville City Council’s At-Large seat said opportunities for new voices on the council and the chance to be a part the city’s growth inspired him to run. 

Brian Meyerhoeffer, a director in of the Office of…


July 20, 2017

Work is slated to begin in next month to rehabilitate a flood-damaged taxiway at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, and work to resurface its main runway could begin next year, the airport director said Wednesday.

The projects, expected to cost more than $12 million in all, also could cause some…


July 20, 2017

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday announced up to a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in a weekend armed robbery at Southern Gun and Pawn.

Two masked men armed with a rifle stole a number of guns during the Saturday…

July 20, 2017

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with three counts of felony larceny after they reportedly kept returning to the scene of the crime.

On July 15, deputies responded to a report that copper wire had been stolen from the CenturyLink office on U.S. 264 East in Washington.


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July 20, 2017



Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., hosts a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-…


July 20, 2017

An international organization dedicated to restoring the world’s oceans is asking Greenville residents to form an advocacy group to protest seismic testing and oil drilling in the Atlantic.

Randy Sturgill, senior campaign manager with Oceana spoke to more than 20 people who attended a meeting…


July 20, 2017

July has been a lucky month for two area players of the North Carolina Educational Lottery.

David Elks of Grimesland won $100,000 in the $5 million Mega Cash game, and Seth Manning of Jamesville in Martin County claimed the last top prize of $150,000 in the Crossword Connect game, according to news…

July 20, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is warning people: don’t be tricked by callers asking for money over the phone.

The sheriff’s office has received several calls from people who said they’ve received phone calls from someone claiming to be a deputy or a detective.

The caller…

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