October 22, 2018

A man accused in a Saturday shooting death in Bells Fork was shot himself by deputies who were trying to arrest him outside of Washington, N.C., authorities said on Monday.

Billy Earl Grizzard III was shot in the arm by a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy during his arrest on Saturday…

Billy Grizzard III

October 22, 2018

CLAYTON — Panelists debating a proposed constitutional amendment creating a new state elections/ethics board offered starkly different views about the threats to separation of powers.

Critics see the proposed amendment — establishing a Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics…

October 22, 2018

“Go vote!” was the catchphrase of the evening at the 63rd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday at the Hilton Greenville.

The theme of the banquet, sponsored by the Pitt County branch of the NAACP, was “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box.” 



October 22, 2018

When the head of Penco Products in Greenville pitched the idea of hiring inmates to work at his company's manufacturing facility in Hamilton, the senior leadership team balked.

“I raised the idea of hiring incarcerated felons with Penco’s senior leadership team and the idea was met with…


October 22, 2018


Free aerobics

A free aerobics exercise class is open to the public at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The class is sponsored by Healthy Lives Healthy Choices, a grant supported program focusing on prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and…


October 22, 2018

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Oct. 8, 2018, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

■ James Arthur Acklin, 61, 2054 N.C. 33 West, felonious larceny of motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses for April…

October 22, 2018

PEMBROKE — The selfless efforts of a local educator helped save rare American Indian historical artifacts that were threatened when heavy rains from Hurricane Florence poured into the Indian Education Program Museum.

“I got a text that the roof was off the building. I jumped in my…

October 22, 2018

PITTSBORO — Cats have discerning palates, and sometimes catnip just isn’t enough.

Sometimes, only the best will do. For big cats such as tigers, it’s Calvin Klein’s “Obsession” fragrance. It’s like an upscale catnip to the giant felines.

The nonprofit…


October 21, 2018

GASTONIA — Legislators and policy advocates debated Tuesday in Gastonia over a proposed constitutional amendment which would lower the cap on state income tax rates from 10 percent to 7 percent.

The personal income tax now sits at a flat rate of 5.499 percent. The amendment originated as a…

October 21, 2018

Greenville Police have charged two people in connection to a fatal shooting on Saturday evening that left a 19-year-old man dead.  

30-year-old Billy Earl Grizzard III of Simpson has been charged with an open count of murder for the shooting death of 19-year-old Seth Nicholas Street, of…

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