June 30, 2016

A Grimesland man turned himself in Tuesday after detectives obtained warrants charging him with statutory rape of a child.

William Mitchell Ford, 21, of 524 Rustic Land, faces two felony charges of statutory rape, according to a post on the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.



June 30, 2016

People in the Pitt County area who want to help the flood victims in West Virginia are encouraged to donate money to established groups that provide help during disasters.

There have been no reports of local relief organizations sending crews to the areas decimated by floods, but Brad Smith, the…

June 30, 2016

East Carolina University athletes traded their footballs for beach balls on Wednesday to spend time with Greenville children.

The team was the main attraction for the 5- to 8-year-olds who attended the first of two Community Field Day events, a joint effort between the ECU Center for Leadership and…


June 30, 2016

The state Senate on Wednesday approved Greenville's red-light camera legislation with a 31-19 vote, allowing the new law to go in effect on Friday.

It will be about six months before the system is operational, Greenville Police Chief Marc Holtzman said.

"I am very pleased with the support our local…

June 30, 2016

Legislation signed last week to make naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug, more accessible is a big step forward in combating North Carolina’s overdose epidemic, according to the state’s health director.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature on Senate Bill 734 and State Health…


June 30, 2016

In an alley just off Fifth Street in downtown Greenville, a 4-foot-by-16-foot chalkboard invites people passing by to finish phrases like “To provide refuge for someone I can ...” and “Sometimes I seek refuge because I feel ...”

Lori “Yoshi” Newman said how…

June 30, 2016

Researchers are on the cusp of major breakthroughs in cancer treatment, but in eastern North Carolina, breaking through the despair that follows a cancer diagnosis must come first, a local oncologist said.

Vidant Health gathered about 100 doctors, nurses, former patients, advocates,…


June 29, 2016

Greenville police arrested a second person Tuesday night in connection with a shootout outside a local Waffle House last week.

Rondell Staquan Edwards, 30, of 676 Price Road, Bethel, is charged with one count of felony conspiracy for attempted first-degree murder and one count of simple assault.…


June 29, 2016

RALEIGH — Mike Shank was a junior studying biology at East Carolina University when he was busted for selling cocaine and sent to prison.

His crimes shocked his family and the Greenville community where he grew up, making the front page of his hometown paper. And while his years behind bars…


June 29, 2016

Everyone makes mistakes, as the saying goes, but learning from them is what is important — especially if someone’s life is at stake.

That’s why Vidant Health has in place a lengthy review process after a mistake seriously harms a patient and also why the hospital system employs a…

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