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December 13, 2017

What started out 11 years ago as more of a scramble to gather and provide Christmas toys to Pitt County’s underserved youth and families has become an impressive and highly efficient process that makes sure virtually every needy child in several area counties has a merry Christmas.

The Toys…

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December 13, 2017

Although it is home to a relatively small Jewish community, Greenville’s Temple Bayt Shalom (House of Peace, in English) and its congregants celebrate Hanukkah in a big way.

The holiday is celebrated close to Christmas, but the “reason for the season” is not a Jewish version of…

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December 13, 2017

RALEIGH — State agencies reported a record 250 data breaches, identity information thefts, and unauthorized disclosures of personal records in their custody in 2017.

But as public concerns about computer hacks, electronic system vulnerabilities, and personal data mismanagement mount, the…

December 13, 2017

WILSON — Wilson County Emergency Management Director Gordon Deno has helped to mitigate devastation in New Orleans, Florida, South Carolina and closer to home, but he didn’t know what to expect when he got off the plane on Nov. 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The United States territory…

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December 13, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Monday charged a 19-year-old teenager with statutory rape of a child age 15 or younger and first-degree kidnapping.

The sheriff’s office charged Kenneth Marquel Demarco Green of 3963 Stokestown St.Johns Road, Greenville. He’s being held under a…

December 13, 2017

Today 

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. The program includes games and prizes. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638 for more information.

AMEXCAN…

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December 12, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of 20 people as a result of a six-month undercover operation it called Operation Jingle Bars.

The effort was in response to a rise in heroin and opioid use in Pitt County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s…

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December 12, 2017

A $490,000 federal grant was awarded to the United Way of Pitt County’s Student Success Academy to help support a program that aims to enrich reading experiences for first and second grade students at five different schools, the nonprofit announced on Tuesday.

The Success Academy Early Grades…

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December 12, 2017

With the new Greenville City Council sworn in and District 2 Councilwoman Rose Glover appointed mayor pro-tem, members said they were ready to get down to business.

Council chambers were packed on Monday for the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected council. New and old council members alike…

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December 12, 2017

The year he got a bike for Christmas is a memory that is bittersweet for Aaron Farias.

From his childish perspective, it seemed good for him and his siblings to get free bicycles at a time when their parents could not afford to give them such things. But when he got older, Farias began to…

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