September 23, 2017

High-flying acrobatics will finish out this year’s 98th annual Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair.

Down to Earth Aerials, acrobats who use aerial fabrics, are scheduled to perform today and Sunday at the fair.

The fair gates open at 1 p.m. today and Sunday and the midway opens at 2…


September 23, 2017

More than 500 ECU students donated money from their dining plan on Sept. 19-20 and raised $4,723.50 that will go directly to hurricane relief efforts, the university announced Friday.

Partners in the effort included the ECU Residence Hall Association, Elite Pirates, the Campus Living Community…

September 23, 2017

Several Greenville organizations are planning candidate forum ahead of the upcoming City Council elections.  

■ Monday: The East Carolina University Pan-Hellenic Council will host a forum for all candidates. The event will be held in the council chambers on the third floor of City Hall,…

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September 23, 2017

Away from the bright lights and sounds of the midway, rows of green, red, purple and brown reflect the heritage of the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair.

Since its launch 98 years ago, the annual field crops and horticulture exhibit and competition has anchored the fair’s…


September 23, 2017

Greenville police announced Friday that red light cameras are coming to Greenville, and a warning period will begin on Oct. 15.

Kristen Hunter, public information officer for the Greenville Police Department, said red light camera installation will begin next week. 

The city is contracting…

September 23, 2017

Pitt County officials working this week on a land-use plan to guide development along the U.S. 264 Southwest Bypass corridor learned that the state has pushed back the project’s estimated completion date by a year.

Senior Planner Eric Gooby said he discovered the new date when checking the…

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September 23, 2017

Greenville police are investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery that were reported on Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., police were called to Vidant Medical Center for a report that a man had been robbed. The victim told officers that he was walking by New Town Housing near the 600…

September 23, 2017

Two people were arrested last week after a break-in report at an apartment off Verdant Drive.

A break-in was reported at 400 Verdant Drive, Apt. B4, at 9:42 a.m., according to a Greenville Police Department case report. The report indicates that ceiling sheet rock sustained $500 in damages.



September 23, 2017

A jury found a 50-year-old Farmville man guilty of kidnapping a woman he grabbed and stuffed in his car in a parking lot near downtown Farmville last year.

Thomas R. Streeter, 50, of 406 W. Perry St., was convicted of first-degree kidnapping, felonious larceny, common law robbery, assault on a…

September 23, 2017

Children who spend more than a couple of weeks in the hospital often find they have more than their health to regain — they also face the stress of trying to play catch-up in the academic world.

Back in 1987, a special team of teachers worked with young people at Pitt County Memorial Hospital…

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