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May 23, 2017 - 53 minutes ago

Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an in-progress break-in Tuesday morning and shot a suspect during an altercation.

Deputies responded about 7:30 a.m. to a home near the intersection of Abbot Farm and Jolly roads, between Winterville and Ayden, according to spokesman Lt. Kip Gaskins.…

May 23, 2017

Winterville’s police chief carted himself to a victory on Monday, edging out Greenville’s police chief and Pitt County’s sheriff during the annual CrimeStoppers Golf Tournament.

The tournament, in its fifth year, featured a golf-cart race between Winterville Police Chief Ryan…

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May 23, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to allow expansion of a mining operation on Sheppard Mill Road after nearby residents and the mine's operator reached a partial compromise on operational hours and equipment use.

Southern Land and Timber sought a special-use permit…

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May 23, 2017

A policy committee agreed to major changes to the Pitt County Schools uniform policy on Monday, stepping it ever closer to a dress and decency code.

The Board of Education committee met 11 a.m. in the central office board room to synthesize weeks worth of feedback gathered since April when the…

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May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state…

May 23, 2017

A bullet fragment hit the exterior wall of Academy Sports on Friday after a parking lot argument at a hotel across the street.

Greenville officers responded about 10:11 p.m. to Academy Sports, 3428 S. Memorial Drive in reference to a call about shots fired. Several employees were in the store…

May 23, 2017

Today

Theatre Fundraiser

Today is the deadline to place orders for a delivery-only food fundraiser for A Place in the Heart Theatre Company. Meals will be delivered on Friday, including seasoned grilled chicken, grilled chicken wraps and Asian chicken salad prepared by Chef Preston Coghill.…

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May 22, 2017

A 9-year-old girl died Sunday from injuries she suffered in a Saturday wreck on Mumford Road.

Ran’Davia Purvis, 9, was a third-grade student at Pactolus School.

Pitt County Schools spokesman Travis Lewis said a crisis team was at the school on Monday morning.

State Highway Patrol troopers…

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May 22, 2017

A lot of first-time racers who decided that a biathlon was something they could accomplish helped make one of Greenville’s longest-running races a success on Sunday.

The 31st Annual Fiesta Biathlon, a 3.1 mile run and a 15-mile bike ride starting and ending at the downtown landmark…

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May 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — A project to install new sewer lines on Cooper Street has several residents upset at an easement request made by the town.

“This isn’t a slice of the good life. More than a bite of a sour apple,” Paul Casey, a resident of 441 Cooper St., said at the May 10…

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