August 20, 2017

A crowd of about 100 people gathered on the Pitt County Courthouse steps Friday night to hold a vigil in remembrance of Charlottesville, rally against racism and hatred, and call for the removal of a confederate statue.

The event was hosted by the Pitt County NAACP Chapter, and supporters began…


August 20, 2017


Blood drive

Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the church, 8031 U.S. 264 Alt. Blood donors are needed. Contact 758-1140 for more information.

Block party

The Greenville Recreation and Parks Department…


August 20, 2017

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Aug. 7 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

Willie Ray Acklin, 63, 903 W. Academy St., Robersonville, alter/steal/destroy criminal evidence for June 24 offense.

Zyon Bell, 18, 487 Pam Drive,…

August 20, 2017

Jody Baumgartner, ECU professor of political science, was named Distinguished Professor at the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences 54th annual convocation Friday.

Baumgartner is the 19th member of the faculty to be honored with the title, according to an announcement released by the college…

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August 20, 2017

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has bestowed its highest honor on a Greenville attorney and author who the organization said has raised the profile of the United States Army’s early involvement in World War I through his 2015 book, “First Over There.…


August 20, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will host a blood drive on Aug. 30 to benefit the American Red Cross, which is reporting an urgent need for blood and platelet donations that are critical in treating cancer patients.

The drive will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center from 9:30…


August 20, 2017

An East Carolina University faculty member and graduate students are completing work on a three-year, grant-funded project to improve water quality in a Triangle-area watershed.

The project aims to boost the water quality in the Lick Creek watershed near Durham by improving the nutrient treatment…


August 20, 2017

Audrey Smith of Greenville spent two weeks in South Africa this summer caring for cheetahs and other African animals. Smith, 20, a junior at East Carolina University, traveled with the study-abroad organization Loop Abroad and served as a volunteer at Feracare Wildlife Centre.

The Veterinary…


August 19, 2017

ECU is so vital to North Carolina, that if it didn’t exist, state leaders would have to go out and build it, Chancellor Cecil Staton told faculty members during the 2017 Faculty Convocation Friday morning.

“We are responsible for putting more business leaders into our economy than any…

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August 19, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery Thursday after an acquaintance was held at gunpoint on Aug. 1.

Daniel Scott Alford, 19, of 121 Fair Oaks Road, Chocowinity, and Jordan Wayne Williams, 18, of 2522 Thomas Langston Road,…

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