November 18, 2018

Some city residents had an early opportunity to give thanks this weekend.

Nearly 60 people were waiting for the doors to open at the JOY Soup Kitchen just after 11 a.m. on Saturday. Inside, more than 20 volunteers continued the work they had been doing since 8 a.m, cooking Thanksgiving meals for…


November 18, 2018

Five days after a deadly mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, people gathered in Greenville to share their sorrow. Two weeks later, some members of that same group have come together again to show their solidarity.

About two dozen people gathered Friday at Unitarian Universalist Church to talk…


November 18, 2018

A 60-year-old Winterville man was charged with driving while impaired after police said he ran a red light, collided with another vehicle and fled the scene according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records and a State Highway Patrol crash report.  

Willie Lee Durham, of 2379…


November 18, 2018


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open today from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; in addition, a blood drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. The Center will be open again from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.…


November 18, 2018

The Greenville branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina recently recognized two community leaders who have helped further the food bank’s mission.

Carina DeRoche, outreach coordinator with the Greenville food bank, recognized Grifton Mission Ministries and Director…


November 18, 2018

The Bear Grass High School Class of 1952 held its 66th Class Reunion at noon on Oct. 3 at Georgia Dean’s Restaurant in Williamston.

Four classmates and nine guests were in attendance. Guests enjoyed their lunch and perusing scrapbooks with memorabilia of past celebrations.

Classmates in…


November 18, 2018

FARMVILLE — The Lost Sheep Resource Foundation held its second annual Red and Black Gala recently at the Farmville Community Center.

Proceeds raised will benefit efforts to get H.B. Sugg High School on the National Register of Historic Places.

H.B. Sugg High School served students in the…


November 18, 2018

WILSON — A man who prosecutors said killed his wife and father with an ax and then fled the state will spend the rest of his life in prison.

On Wednesday, 40-year-old Michael Allen Joyner pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the 2017 slayings of 36-year-old Michelle Joyner…


November 18, 2018

America is ready to combat sexual harassment and assault, said the woman who became an early public face in the fight, but communities must support accusers.

Women’s rights activist and former law professor Anita Hill discussed how America has reached a turning point in responding to sexual…


November 18, 2018

The 1955 graduating class of Rock Ridge High School in Wilson County held its 19th and final class reunion in May with 39 members and guests at Someplace Special restaurant in Wilson. Several of the former class members now are residents of Pitt County.

The first class reunion took place in 1961 at…

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