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July 02, 2016

GRIFTON — The public agency that manages wastewater for Ayden, Grifton and Winterville approved has approved its budget and made final fee adjustments in a plan to equitably distribute costs among the towns.

As part of the 2016-17 budget approved on June 22, the Contentnea Metropolitan…

July 02, 2016

A Greenville commission has given the city, ECU and the State Historic Preservation Office 365 days to save five houses in the College View Historic District from demolition — and ECU said it would consider saving one of the homes if it could be rezoned.

During Tuesday’s meeting of…

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July 02, 2016

WILLIAMSTON — A playground that is accessible to children in wheelchairs recently opened in Martin County, giving residents of Greenville and Ayden a glimpse of the future.

The inclusive playground opened at Godwin-Coppage Park in Williamston, a location that will provide an opportunity for…

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July 02, 2016

Starting today through Wednesday the Pitt County Animal Shelter is closed to the public because of the holiday and annual maintenance, according to a news release.

The shelter is closed over the weekend and Monday in observance of the Fourth of July weekend. Additionally it will be closed Tuesday…

July 02, 2016

Today

Blood collections

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to donate blood now to help maintain the supply around the Independence Day holiday. Blood donations often decline during the summer months but the demand does not, the agency said. Donors can give blood from 9 a.m.- 3 p.…

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July 02, 2016

FARMVILLE — The town of Farmville will save $70,000 a year with the implementation of a new contract with the company that manages its wastewater treatment facility, officials said this week..

The Farmville Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Monday to approve a five-year the contract with…

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July 02, 2016

Third Street Community Center is getting a new name, and with it, is expanding its reach to Greenville families. 

The center is changing its name to Third Street Education Center to reflect its focus on educating children and members of the community, officials said this week. Its private…

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July 02, 2016

Detectives are searching for a man who grabbed a carton of cigarettes and ran from a local convenience store without paying.

The Greenville Police Department on Thursday posted surveillance photos of the man on its Facebook page in hopes of identifying him.

The suspect reportedly walked into the…

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July 02, 2016

Give us your restless, your hungry, all those yearning to have fun. That was the message North Carolina towns sent to their residents, who came out full force to celebrate the Fourth of July in 1986.

Picnics, parades, pig-pickings and of course, fireworks, were part of a long weekend of celebration…

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July 02, 2016

When warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Tony Smart, assistant chief and fire marshal of the Winterville Fire Department, said people need to pay attention when they’re grilling.

One thing that concerns him is that accidents sometimes occur…

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