May 19, 2019

As a band played in tribute, Lyn Haddock walked among hundreds of American flags on Friday, searching for the name of his hero. Finding it, he read aloud, Albert Ray Haddock.

He never met his uncle. The young soldier died while crossing the Rhine River two months before Lyn was born. He never…


May 19, 2019

As Paula Dance campaigned for her first term as Pitt County sheriff in 2018, she routinely identified the opioid epidemic as the most pressing challenge facing law enforcement. Among her mantras was, “You can’t arrest your way out of the crisis.”

Arresting users for drug-related…


May 19, 2019


Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 524-0190 or visit the Grifton Museum on Facebook.…


May 19, 2019

RALEIGH — Many 12-year-olds express themselves by texting, but Sage Collier prefers a more traditional way of communicating. With cursive handwriting.

Sage’s skill with writing curves and loops was recognized recently as the sixth-grade national champion in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser…


May 19, 2019

WINTERVILLE — For the third time in seven years, a Pitt Community College student has received the N.C. Community College System’s (NCCCS) prestigious Gov. Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.

Last month, NCCCS announced that Markus McCraney, a PCC associate of arts student also…


May 19, 2019

After an eight-year hiatus, a team of students from East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology has returned to the Baja buggy design competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation, held last month in Cookeville, Tennessee.

A combination of…


May 19, 2019

NEW YORK — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam calls are…

FCC Robocalls

May 18, 2019

Attorneys defending a man who has maintained his innocence since his imprisonment for a 1994 homicide said that a medical examiner — now a key witness for the defense — deemed the state's theory in the original case as medically and scientifically impossible.

A hearing for Dontae…


May 18, 2019

AYDEN — A discussion about town health insurance turned heated at Monday’s Ayden Board of Commissioners meeting.

Town commissioners are not covered under the town’s fringe benefits, which includes major medical health insurance. Mayor Pro-tem Ivory Mewborn requested the board…

May 18, 2019

HERTFORD — Call it the Great Divide. The Hertford Barrier. Or the Jackson-Eley Wall.  

Whatever it’s called, a physical barrier is now set up in Hertford Town Council chambers to comply with a judge’s order that two members of the town’s governing board be kept…

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