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September 17, 2019

From cuddly animals to carnival rides, produce displays to concerts and magic shows, Pitt County’s annual fair is packed with family-friendly fun.

The 100th anniversary Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair is scheduled for today through Sunday at 3910 Martin Luther King Highway.

The…

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September 17, 2019

Pitt County Schools’ final budget and pay raises likely will be delayed for several more weeks even though the state House voted last week to override a veto that’s but state funding on hold, officials said.

The state House on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of…

September 17, 2019

State Rep. Greg Murphy officially will become U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy when he takes the oath of office during a ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today in the U.S.Capitol.

“We’re excited and ready to get to work,” Murphy said. “We’re trying to get our staff put together…

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September 17, 2019

Memories of how Leo W. Jenkins and Dr. Andrew A. Best reshaped Greenville and eastern North Carolina were highlighted during a Monday ceremony dedicating the 10th Street Connector and its bridge in the men’s names.

Family members of Jenkins and Best were joined by representatives of the City…

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September 17, 2019

A downtown dispute between two large groups early Saturday led to fist fights and left one 22-year-old man injured and unconscious, the Greenville Police Department reported Monday.

The fight happened about 1:59 a.m. near the 100 block of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle, according to police…

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September 17, 2019

An attack on an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia likely will raise gas prices by as much as 30 cents a gallon at the pump, an expert in gas prices said Monday.

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for Gasbuddy, said the Saturday attack that heavily damaged Abqaiq refinery is significantly…

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September 17, 2019

Today

Chronic disease workshop

A "Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Workshop" will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Ayden Senior Wellness Center, 4354 Lee St., Ayden, beginning today and continuing each Tuesday through Oct. 22. The class is free; registration is required. Call 752-1717.

Hearing…

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September 16, 2019

The Pitt County Health Health Department is encouraging people to stop vaping by providing a drop box for e-cigarette devices Tuesday night at the Pitt County Fair.

Health department personnel will be at the fair from 4-9 p.m. to offer information about the dangers of vaping and to give small gifts…

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September 16, 2019

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will mark the 232nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with a bell-ringing today, and a school group will read the document at the Pitt County Courthouse.

Greenville’s Susanna Coutanch Evans Chapter of the National Society of the…

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September 16, 2019

For the last eight years Victor Ramirez-Nava has communicated with his mother only by phone. His daughter, now 17, last saw her grandmother 16 years ago when the family traveled to Hidalgo, Mexico.

On Sunday afternoon, Ramirez-Nava and his mother, Lorenzo Nava-Garay, were reunited during the Mexico…

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