January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

After repeated delays, the State Theatre is scheduled to host its first event on Jan. 26.

The announcement that Cosmic Charlie — a Grateful Dead Tribute band would play the venue came riday through an Uptown Greenville news release designed in a question-and-answer format with owners Mark…


January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

A year after welcoming its third-largest class of freshmen, East Carolina University saw its enrollment drop by 413 students this fall, a decrease that cost the school $5 million in state funding.

Both losses laid a foundation for the priorities ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton and his leadership team…


January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

ERWIN — Republican lawmakers and education leaders sat down with Harnett County school and county officials at Erwin Elementary School on Thursday to discuss a possible statewide school construction bond.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson and Speaker of the House Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland,…

January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said.

The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after…

January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

The Boykin Spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina, so beloved that Sept. 1 is designated each year as Boykin Spaniel Day. But this weekend, folks will head north to celebrate this little brown dog as the 2019 Boykin Spaniel Society Upland Nationals competition kicks off in Ayden.

Shadow Creek…


January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

RALEIGH — When Carol Folt gave her first big speech as head of North Carolina’s flagship public university, she praised lawyer Julius Chambers, who battled segregationists in court, and she lauded legendary basketball coach Dean Smith’s civil rights advocacy. The Tar Heel titans…

Confederate Monuments North Carolina

January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

Someone stole two handguns from a car on Emerald Drive on Tuesday night and broke into a second car but stole nothing, according to case reports released by the Greenville Police Department.

The first incident took place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday on the 700 block of…

January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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January 19, 2019 - 39 minutes ago

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 339 fire and EMS calls from Jan. 10-16. Following is a breakdown:


Jan. 10

■ 8:42 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 1101 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 8:51 a.m.

■ 10:12 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at…

January 18, 2019

At a time of year when most folks are buttoning themselves into heavy coats and tying scarves around their necks, students at East Carolina University were pulling on swim trunks or bikinis and bracing themselves for a shriek-inducing leap into icy waters.

ECU hosted its 23rd annual Polar Bear…

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