July 19, 2018

After six grueling months of physical training and hundreds of hours of studying, 19 men and two women who started in an academy as total strangers, came together as a collective unit and graduated as new members of Greenville Fire-Rescue on Wednesday. 

The ceremony took place at the Goess…


July 19, 2018

WILLIAMSTON — The State Board of Community Colleges is marking the start of a new school year by meeting at two institutions that are experiencing new beginnings.

The state board will begin its two-day session at 11 a.m. today with a luncheon and committee meetings at Martin Community College…

July 19, 2018

Several cameras, memory cards, hard drives were stolen from a residence, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The thefts took place in the 1000 block of Old River Road between midnight on July 5 and 6 p.m. on July 7, the report said. 

Two chain saws and a tablet…

July 19, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612.

Trafficking meeting

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the…


July 19, 2018

GREENVILLE — A woman says her request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife has been denied by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

Amy Bright told WFMY-TV in Greensboro that she applied for a plate reading “LSBNSNLV,” for “lesbians in love.”


July 19, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — A Nash County jailer on Tuesday traded in his all-black detention officer uniform for an orange inmate jumpsuit.

Quintin Cardel Higgs, 26, of Biltmore Place in Rocky Mount, was charged with eight counts of giving or selling a cellphone or electronic device to an inmate at the…


July 19, 2018

FARMVILLE — An iconic restaurant in Farmville is closing its doors. Jack Cobb BBQ and Son will serve up its last plate of barbecue on Aug. 18.

Owner Rudy Cobb, 76, is retiring. He has been cooking barbecue for 63 years.

“It is taking a toll on my body,” Cobb said Friday at…

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July 19, 2018

CHOWAN — Forget the dolphins and talk of sharks in local waters.

Consider this — Danny Taylor caught a gigantic catfish that may be the biggest one ever caught in the Chowan River.

Sunday morning, fishermen from Pembroke Creek to Rocky Hock and beyond competed in the Chowan Catfish…

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July 19, 2018

A Greenville woman said she’s been “living in a dream” ever since she won a $1 million lottery prize on Tuesday.

“It just doesn’t feel real,” Teresa Green said. “It’s a dream come true.”

Green, who cleans houses, stopped at the Duck Thru on…

July 18, 2018

Plenty of young children have been scolded by their parents for playing on the phone.

But Wesleigh Grubb, 3, and her sister Ally, 6, received no such admonishment on Tuesday morning at Sheppard Memorial Library's East Branch. The girls were able to dial to their heart’s delight while learning…

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