July 16, 2018

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types — especially type O — to give now and help save lives.

The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week…


July 16, 2018

A statewide support program for new teachers will relocate this month from the UNC System office to the campus of East Carolina University, university officials announced Monday.

The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program is a comprehensive, university-based induction program offering a…

Margaret Spellings

July 16, 2018

A Snow Hill man was arrested at Pitt-Greenville Airport after security noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his carry-on luggage, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday.

Fatar Dayshawn Weems, 25, tried to bring about 3.5 ounces of marijuana with him on a trip to New York…


July 16, 2018

A Pitt County bus technician earned top honors recently at North Carolina’s annual School Bus Roadeo and Technician Inspection Competition. A local bus driver also placed in the competition.

Dustin Wells bested 27 competitors representing 16 counties during the contest held earlier this…

Dustin Wells

July 16, 2018

WILSON — Karyn Harwood walked into the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Health on July 3.

Harwood, of Black Creek, brought 48 Scentsy Buddies, scented stuffed animal toys, for the children there.

It was a delivery delayed, a delivery that almost didn’t happen.…


July 16, 2018

AYDEN — A split decision by the Ayden Board of Commissioners recently reduced the number of vehicles in the police department’s fleet, which some said will save money, as the department purchased new vehicles.

Other commissioners were concerned that reducing the size of the fleet from…

July 16, 2018

City officials this morning are seeking public input on efforts to revise and expand its regulations that govern outdoor dining at downtown restaurants.

The input session begins at 9 a.m. in Meeting Room A of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Officials said they want to amend policies…

July 16, 2018

Motorists can expect obstacles to continue in Greenville this week as paving and other roadwork and construction projects continue through through the city.

Paving crews made progress on East Fifth Street last week, laying asphalt in front of Green Springs Park and continuing work near East…


July 16, 2018

GREENSBORO — Sam Coble, now in his 70s, was just a kid during the 1940s when German prisoners of war helped move a barn across Friendly Avenue to the family’s farm on the other side of the road.

During World War II the men had been housed at a place called the Overseas Replacement Depot,…

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July 16, 2018


Outdoor dining meeting

The city of Greenville will hold an outdoor dining public input session at 9 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Participants will be able to provide feedback as the city works to revise and expand its outdoor dining regulations.…

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