December 10, 2018

FARMVILLE — Despite the fact that it is closing its tobacco processing operation in town, Alliance One is committed to Farmville, according to Herbert Weatherford, the company’s regional director of North and Central America.

Weatherford came before the Farmville Board of Commissioners…

December 10, 2018

New and returning county commissioners will be sworn in at today’s Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The 6 p.m. session will see one-third of the nine-person board’s seats filled by newcomers; Alex Albright, District 4; Mike Fitzpatrick, District 5; and Christopher W. Nunnally,…

December 10, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount Event Center isn't elderly-friendly, according to a community development consultant who spoke to the City Council at the venue on Friday afternoon.

“You're only one slip and fall away from a $1 million lawsuit,” said James Johnson, a professor of…

December 10, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 412 fire and EMS calls from Nov. 29-Dec. 5. Following is a breakdown:


Nov. 29

■ 12:33 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 705 E. 10th St. Cleared 12:53 a.m.

■ 3:24 a.m. — public service at 1920 Exchange Drive. Cleared…

December 10, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Jason Criss Howk’s Army career came to an end in 2015, he thought he’d spend his days teaching and fishing.

But a wake-up call at a Pinehurst library changed those plans. And while Howk does teach, he’s found a new mission, too: Explaining the…

December 10, 2018

ASHEVILLE — Here’s what you’ll need to make a gingerbread model of Biltmore House: gingerbread, of course. Royal icing. Homemade vanilla wafers. Silver luster. Modeling chocolate. Gold dust. And a little vodka.

The biggest challenge? Not surprisingly, the roof, says Deerpark…

Exchange-Gingerbread Biltmore

December 10, 2018


Soup Kitchen

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more information…


December 10, 2018

Proponents of a civilian police review board plan to present Greenville City Council with a petition at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting.

Representatives of several community advocacy and justice organizations also are scheduled to speak during the council’s public comments period, including an…

December 09, 2018

While parts of the state were walloped by up to 18 inches of snow, Pitt County weathered a day of cold rain and sloppy slush after a few inches of the wintry mix.

Portions of western Pitt County received up to four inches of snow on Sunday morning, while Greenville received an inch and a half,…


December 09, 2018

Significant growth in the number of students taking classes provided through Pitt County Schools has increased the number of student dollars that stay here, the program’s director said.

The Pitt County Virtual Academy or PCVA has been around since 2013, according to Tim DeCresie, the director…

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