January 18, 2019

At a time of year when most folks are buttoning themselves into heavy coats and tying scarves around their necks, students at East Carolina University were pulling on swim trunks or bikinis and bracing themselves for a shriek-inducing leap into icy waters.

ECU hosted its 23rd annual Polar Bear…


January 18, 2019

One of Pitt County’s freshman representatives was elected to a leadership position within the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.

Rep. Kandie Smith, a Democrat from Greenville, will serve as the caucus treasurer for the 2019-20 term, according to a news release.

She will be sworn in as…


January 18, 2019

A nearly $3.7-million renovation of Greenville Utilities’ main office is scheduled to begin in March.

GUC’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the project, which will upgrade the exterior, create new office space and improve customer service options, at its Thursday meeting.…


January 18, 2019

GOLDSBORO — Hillery Eugene “Gene” Price, an honored journalist whose career spanned nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 90.

Sue Price Johnson, his daughter and former Associated Press staffer, said her father died at a hospice in Raleigh after a long illness.

Gene Price…

January 18, 2019

Someone stole two handguns from a car on Emerald Drive on Tuesday night and broke into a second car but stole nothing, according to case reports released by the Greenville Police Department.

The first incident took place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday on the 700 block of…

January 18, 2019

Detectives from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office seized weapons and drugs after executing a search warrant at an Ayden-area home, according to a news release issued Thursday.  

The search took place Jan. 11 at 6184 Stokestown-St. John’s Road. Detectives seized 11 rifles,…


January 18, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Two different kinds of doctors who both helped to remedy discrimination were remembered Thursday at Pitt Community College.

The college's seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Breakfast not only saluted King but also the late Dr. Andrew Best for working to help end…


January 18, 2019

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

A DOG’S WAY HOME — A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. (1 hour, 36 minutes) Rated PG. 

AQUAMAN — Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis,…

January 18, 2019

Coming Up

Lifelong Learning Event

ECU's Lifelong Learning Program will host its Spring 2019 Kickoff from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive. The Lifelong Learning Program serves the learning interests of individuals 50 and over in an affordable, relaxed atmosphere.…


January 17, 2019

A Greenville man accused of fatally shooting another man on Nov. 19 received a $5 million bond and a court-appointed lawyer at his first court appearance on Thursday morning. His next scheduled court appearance is on Jan. 30.  

Ricardo Tyrone Hardison, 23, of 1211 Fire Tower Road,…

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