January 17, 2017

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Greenville woman has died after she backed her car into oncoming traffic on Interstate 95 near Wilson.

Trooper J.A. Harris told The Wilson Times (http://bit.ly/2j4CyQv) that 24-year-old Neela Sai Desraj had been parked along I-95…

January 17, 2017

Now, more than ever, is the time for all minorities to unite and fight for voting rights, civil rights and justice, speakers at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally said.

“We march every year, rain, sleet or snow,” said Eddie Williams, co-chairman of the Coalition…


January 17, 2017

East Carolina University students on Monday honored and celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in service events at local sites throughout Pitt County. 

Students gathered Monday morning for an opening ceremony at Mendenhall Student Center before heading out for a day…


January 17, 2017

Economic gain doesn't have to come at the expense of others, the keynote speaker at the annual Community Unity Breakfast said Monday.

Jermaine McNair, founding director of NC Civil, said too often capitalism in the United States seems designed to allow only one member of a minority community to…


January 17, 2017


Blood donation center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 758-1140 for more information.

TEDI BEAR training

The TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center and the Brody School of…


January 17, 2017

FARMVILLE — Business owners in Farmville now have more options to improve their storefronts, thanks to action by the town’s board of commissioners.

Commissioners voted unanimously earlier this month to tweak the town’s façade grant program by eliminating the $5,000 match…

January 17, 2017

While some people on Monday reflected on Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, others like 21-year-old Raekwon Wilson pursued their own dreams by searching for employment opportunities at a local job fair.

“Everybody has a dream that they want to accomplish,” Wilson said.

For Wilson,…


January 17, 2017

Althea Taylor said she and her 11-year-old son, Will, do not consider Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day off from work and school.

“We don’t consider this day a day off ... we consider this a day on,” Taylor said Monday. “This is a day to promote community service. This…


January 16, 2017

Herb L. Ormond III, president and chief investment officer of the independent investment services firm H.L. Ormond & Co. LLC, recently was named a member of the 2017 Raymond James Leaders Council.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Ormond has qualified for this recognition.

Ormond, who…


January 16, 2017


The City of Greenville inspections department issued the following building permits from Jan. 4-10:

• Dewitt Newkirk Jr., 411 Greenfield Drive, single-family alteration, $25,000.

• Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 201 John Wesley Road, garage/carport, $15,500.

• Marvin…

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