February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

About 40 people gathered at the local offices of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. on Monday afternoon to request a town hall meeting with the veteran congressman.

The gathering was one of 15 held at district offices of the state's 13 representatives and two senators seeking a chance to discuss issues…


February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

Pitt County's representatives are divided over legislation introduced last week that declares life begins at conception.

The legislation, "Right to Life at Conception," states that "the right to life is vested in each human being" and that a human being is "each member of the species homo sapiens…


February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

A former brush manufacturing plant closed since 2012 located north of the Tar River and near Pitt County’s major industrial parks has drawn interest and is involved in a post-foreclosure sale auction for the property.

Friday is the deadline in the upset bid period that began on Feb.21 when St.…


February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

A fire that caused $10,000 worth of damage to a vacant mobile home is under investigation because it has been classified as suspicious, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The blaze started between 5-5:42 p.m. Thursday at 939 Austin Lane outside of Greenville, according to a…

February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Board of Education weighed in during its most recent meeting on the controversial class size reduction legislation set to go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

The board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to be sent to the General Assembly stating…

February 28, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

AYDEN — Work on plans for a proposed food processing center to be built in Ayden is moving forward, and officials involved in the project took time recently to discuss how the center might work.

Members of the Food Commercialization Center Committee met on a conference call with Ann Wilkinson…

February 28, 2017 - 3 minutes ago


Tax preparation

Pitt County Council on Aging VITA volunteers will be available to prepare tax returns at no charge at the Pitt County Council on Aging Center, 4451 County Home Road. Services will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon through April 11 by appointment only.…


February 27, 2017 - 18 minutes ago

Greenville Fire-Rescue officials responded to a fire call at a home on Ruth Court on Monday afternoon.

The call came in about 5:30 p.m., and multiple crews were sent to the scene in the 3100 block of Ruth Court.

Department spokeswoman Rebekah Thurston said the fire was ruled accidental. It began in…


February 27, 2017

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Dec. 6-14. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

• Jesse W. Barnes to Jesse W. Barnes, Deborah Hoffman, Lots 4 and 5, Epps Teel Farm subdivision quitclaim

• Metropolitan…

February 27, 2017


The City of Greenville inspections department issued the following building permits from Feb. 14-17:

• Bill Clark Homes of Greenville LLC, 1805 Fox Den Way, single-family townhome, no estimate.

• RDI LLC, 700 S. Memorial Drive, commercial/business, $566,583.

• Reggie…

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