December 10, 2016

An official with the N.C. Department of Transportation said progress on the state’s plan to make safety improvements along the 10th Street corridor has been slowed as planners await cost estimates.

NCDOT engineer Steve Hamilton updated the Greenville City Council on his department’s…


December 10, 2016

A group led by Belhaven’s mayor has made another offer to purchase the old Pungo Hospital building and property in hopes of saving it from demolition.

Pungo Medical Center, led by Mayor Adam O’Neal, this week offered $665,000 to Pantego Creek LLC, which owns the hospital property.…


December 10, 2016

Whenever Cheryl Willoughby visits her aunt at the Southern Assisted Living Center on West Fifth Street, she can’t help but notice that some of the residents don’t have many visitors or much cheer in their lives.

The 40-year-old administrative secretary at Vidant Medical Center got the…


December 10, 2016

The approach of winter suggests fallow fields but an abundance of local produce is ripe for picking.

The Leroy James Farmers' Market, formerly called the Pitt County Farmers Market, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Dec. 24.

In past years the market has closed between…


December 10, 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town today. Actually, he will be coming to four different towns in Pitt County.

Greenville, Winterville, Farmville and Bethel all are holding their annual Christmas parades today.

The Greenville Jaycees Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. today, continuing a tradition…


December 10, 2016

East Carolina University has made it easier for out-of-state students to take their online classes.

In November, ECU was approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which removes many of the barriers associated with distance education…

December 10, 2016

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC board, will resume its search for a site to build a larger, modernized store in Snow Hill.

The ABC board’s long-range goal is to close its stores at 217 S.E. Second St. and 1151 U.S. 13 South in hopes of increasing profits,…

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December 10, 2016

HOOKERTON — After a two-year suspension, the Town of Hookerton has been granted permission to again use prison inmate labor.

Following a 2014 incident in which an inmate sneaked tobacco past a contraband checkpoint, town officials received a letter from the N.C. Department of Public Safety…

December 10, 2016

SNOW HILL — Bennie Heath and James Shackleford, both of Snow Hill, will take over the leadership positions on the Greene County Board of Commissioners.

Heath was voted chairman and Shackleford vice chairman at Monday’s commissioners meeting. Heath, 66, is going into his 15th year…

December 10, 2016

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Board of Equalization and Review has denied an appeal to change the 2016 property tax bill for Innovative Owner 63 LLC, an Asheville-based company that built a solar farm on Glenfield Road in Snow Hill.

A hearing took place Nov. 21 in conjunction with the regular…

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