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May 28, 2016

GREENVILLE—The cost of repairing the gymnasium at Grifton School could be high, but not as high building a new gym on the property.

The cost of repairing the gym, which has been closed to students since cracks in a block column were noticed in January, is estimated at $500,000,...

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May 28, 2016

AYDEN — Town commissioners and staff continue to work out a differences on a 2016-17 spending plan that center on the use of a $1.5 million loan to balance revenues and expenditures. 

The Ayden Board of Commissioners met May 18 with interim Town Manager Leonard Barefoot,...

May 28, 2016

There’s no need for eastern North Carolinians to bug out about the Zika virus yet, but experts say the area could be in a swarm of trouble if the mosquito-borne virus makes it to the Tar Heel State.

A study by East Carolina University’s environmental health program found...

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May 28, 2016

A 3-1 committee vote to maintain a contract with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office killed a bid by the Farmville Police Department to provide resource officers for the public schools in Farmville.

The police department told the school board it would provide officers for Farmville...

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May 28, 2016

A company that promised quick DNA testing for area law enforcement among other services has shuttered and its assets are being used to pay down about $500,000 in seed money it owes to Pitt County and Greenville.

ArroGen LLC, which opened The Center for Advanced Forensics across from...

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May 28, 2016

Greenville Utilities Commission secured a 2.99 percent interest rate for its sale of $62 million in bonds for improvements to the utility system and to refinance current debt, the organization announced Friday.

The sale, which happened Wednesday, will ultimately save customers money, said...

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May 28, 2016

A home of one’s own. While it is a prized possession, some families find it’s beyond their means to keep their home in tip-top shape.

There is help for these families, although it is limited. But Pitt County Planning Department is doing its best to secure what assistance there...

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May 28, 2016

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a one-minute break-in at Robinson Jewelers on Friday morning.

Officers responded to an alarm call at 1:30 a.m. at the jewelry store at 633 Red Banks Road.

A man wearing all gray broke the glass front door, rushed in and stole 30...

May 28, 2016

Today

Pool, Splashpoint

The Greenville Community Pool at Guy Smith Park, 2113 Myrtle Ave., and Splashpoint at the Dream Park, 1710 Chestnut St., will open for the season today. The Community Pool will open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until June 8, when it will be open...

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May 28, 2016

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 325 fire and EMS calls from May 19-25. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

May 19

9:36 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 909 Moye Blvd. Cleared 9:47 a.m.

10 a.m. — smoke or odor removal at...

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