August 25, 2019

GREENVILLE — The special election for the 3rd Congressional District seat has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican candidates, both Greenville residents, but two third-party candidates from New Bern also are on the ballot.

Tim Harris, a small business owner and information systems…


August 25, 2019

The Democrat and Republican running to fill the open seat of the late congressman Walter Jones Jr. both used the phrase “hit the ground running” when describing their plans for taking office.

The winner of the Sept. 10 special election for the 3rd Congressional District will need to…


August 25, 2019

When U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. visited a fourth-grade class at Farmville’s Sam Bundy Elementary School in 2008, he spoke about his concerns over the national debt and what it would mean for the future of the United States.

“I am concerned about how this may impact you and your teacher,…


August 25, 2019

Ann Marie Mehdi doesn’t really care if she stands out as a nerd at South Central High School.

She’s not embarrassed by the fact that she’s a fan of “Harry Potter” or ashamed to say that she thinks math is fun or worried what people would think about her watching…


August 25, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Mayne Pharma held a special reception on its Greenville campus this month to introduce the first group of Pitt Community College students selected for participation in the new Mayne Pharma Scholars Program.

Held on Aug. 13, the event gave officials with the pharmaceutical…


August 25, 2019

East Carolina University College of Nursing faculty member Dr. LeeAnn Jarrett-Johnson was selected to receive one of five Lung Cancer Research Fellowship Grants awarded by the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.

Jarrett-Johnson will receive $25,000 toward her project analyzing lung cancer…


August 25, 2019


Well Armed Woman

The Well Armed Woman Tar River Chapter meets from 2-4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Pitt County Wildlife Club in the Bill Brown Classroom, 3029 N.C. 222. Open to women age 18 and older. Email TWAWGreenville@gmail.com.

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Greenway clean up

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August 25, 2019

A Greenville man charged with driving while impaired passed out in his car, according to Pitt County court records.

James Henry Smith Jr., 36, of 3368 Frontgate Drive, Apt.7, was stopped at 6 a.m. on U.S. 264 by the State Highway Patrol.

He was observed crossing the center line and when the trooper…


August 24, 2019

The Greenville Police Department on Friday released surveillance images of a man suspected of robbing the manager of a laundry outside the business earlier this week.

The incident occurred about noon on Monday at The Wash House, 2511 E. 10th St. Police said the robber stole cash belonging to the…


August 24, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590.

Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County…

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