May 31, 2016

A 20-year-old woman who had been shot in the head was found lying in a ditch after a resident went to investigate why his dog was barking, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday.

The woman was located about 6:45 p.m. Sunday off of Dickinson Avenue Extension, sheriff’s…

May 31, 2016

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday located weapons reportedly used in a shooting that killed one man and injured another, and a woman who lives nearby said she and her mother witnessed portions of the deadly incident.

Divers recovered the weapons near a bridge entering the Beaufort…


May 31, 2016

Emergency managers prepare for the worst as Hurricane season approaches, and they said everyone will be safer if residents prepare for the worst as well. Here is some information to help:

Official response

Pitt County and municipal officials will alert the public early on about possible evacuation…


May 31, 2016

It only takes one. That’s the message that meteorologists and emergency managers urge people to keep in mind when considering the 2016 Hurricane season and the long range forecasts that predict the number of storms between now and December.

The Atlantic Hurricane season begins Tuesday and…


May 31, 2016

A $46 million project to provide a modern multi-lane connection between East Carolina University and the city’s medical district enters its next phase today as the portion of 10th Street between Evans Street and Dickinson Avenue is closed until 2019.

NCDOT officials said construction of the…


May 31, 2016

Raising employee salaries and adding staff while reducing the county’s tax rate is on the table for the Pitt County Board of Commissioners during its fourth budget workshop at 5 p.m. today.

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget presented to commissioners on May 20 increased funding for the…


May 31, 2016

A man was transported to Vidant Medical Center after he was hit in the nose early Sunday morning in his home, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office report.

The incident occurred about 3:43 a.m. at 1373 Arrowhead Drive, the report said. The 26-year-old man was assaulted by his…

May 31, 2016


Gardening Group

The Farmville/Fountain/Falkland Gardening Interest Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. Residents who have an interest in helping to promote community through gardening are invited. The group will discuss options…


May 30, 2016


Memorial Day service

The Pitt County Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. on Monday in the auditorium at D.H. Conley High School. This year's keynote speaker is William T. Wiseman, a U.S. Army veteran and East Carolina University's assistant vice chancellor…


May 30, 2016

The community joined local veterans in honoring comrades who never made it home or who have died since during a Memorial Day service at D.H. Conley High School.

Nearly 300 people attended the ceremony which was moved from its traditional location at the Greenville Town Common's veterans…

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