July 26, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper created a new commission to identify the resources needed to improve North Carolina public schools and to end a 23-year-old legal case.

Cooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education. The commission will look…


July 26, 2017

Hotels in Pitt County saw a significant increase in business this year resulting in a 20 percent jump in occupancy tax revenues over last fiscal year, the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau reported on Tuesday.

The bureau’s 2016-17 report showed $1,150,422 in occupancy…


July 26, 2017

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising…


July 26, 2017

More than 220 school buses navigate Pitt County’s rural highways, stopping frequently to allow children to climb aboard or disembark to scamper home.

The frequent stops on those two-lane country roads create a great temptation for hurried drivers to pass the buses, Gov. Roy Cooper said,…


July 26, 2017

A Washington woman and Greenville man each are facing a felony charge in connection to a Saturday theft of jewelry and undergarments at Belk.

Madison Lyn Boahn, 18, of 105 Alderson Road, Washington, and Gabriel Fermin Valles-Torres, 19, of 502 E. Fifth St., Greenville, are charged with felony…

July 26, 2017

A full-service digital marketing agency formed in June 2013 is relocating to downtown Greenville and will open for business Aug. 7, economic development officials announced Tuesday .

Red Shark Digital, with an assist from the City of Greenville's Office of Economic Development’s Moneyball…


July 26, 2017

The last of five men who were indicted this month on charges in connection to a shooting at the Night Train Lounge in June was taken into custody on Monday.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged William Carney with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

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July 26, 2017

A Greenville man and his passenger were injured after he made an “aggressive” left turn and lost control of the vehicle, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 10:20 p.m. on Saturday on County Home Road…

July 26, 2017


Quarter auction

A quarter auction will be held at 6 p.m. on July 26 at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Bring quarters, purchase a paddle for $5 and bid on items between 25 cents and $1. Proceeds will benefit Pitt County Senior Center transportation and Meals on Wheels.…


July 25, 2017

The Simpson Police Department is trying to locate a man who has been missing since July 17.

Police are looking for Christopher R. Elks, 47, who was living with his mother, Carolyn Elks, in Simpson, when he went missing.

When she returned home on July 17, he was gone, and she has not heard from him…

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