August 28, 2016

WILLIAMSTON — Family and friends of Garlette Rosette Howard and her three daughters used balloons, flowers, music, dance and prayers as they said goodbye during a Saturday celebration of life service.

About 500 people gathered at Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church near Bear Grass…


August 28, 2016

WINTERVILLE — A little more than month after becoming president of the N.C. Community College System, Dr. James Williamson was on the Pitt Community College campus getting better acquainted with community colleges in the state’s Northeast Prosperity Zone.

Williamson, who took the reins…


August 28, 2016

Chicago born Michael Brandon Galbreath, a 36-year-old hair stylist working out of Twist Salon, has been keeping Greenville stylish for more than six years.

"All of my (five) uncles were barbers, my grandfather was a barber, my great-grandfather was a barber. It just kind of fell into place for me,"…


August 28, 2016

A 44-year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he crashed into a parked car in Farmville, then got out of his vehicle and walked away, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Melvin Waller of 4044 Allen St., Farmville, was in a wreck on North Contentnea Street at…

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August 28, 2016


Art show entries

Entries for the annual Ayden Art Show, a feature of the Ayden Collard Festival, will be accepted 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon and 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St. Categories include painting, photography, creative design, drawing, 3D and…


August 28, 2016

Researchers at East Carolina University are studying an invasive parasite that takes over the reproductive system of mud crabs and even alters their behavior, potentially impacting coastal ecosystems.

“It’s detrimental to the host crab because they can no longer reproduce their own…


August 28, 2016

Members of the Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Committee gathered at the offices on Fifth Street in Greenville recently to prepare invitations for the Oct. 1 event.

Ruth Worsley, Gloria Brown, chairwoman Beatrice Henderson, Judy Whitehurst, Minnie Anderson, Barbara Burden, Arnetta Williams,…

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August 28, 2016

N.C. Supreme Court Judge Robert Edmunds said he makes his judicial decisions based on the law, not party politics.

But the Republican who’s trying to keep his seat of 16 years said convincing voters of that is challenging, particularly in politically charged election years like 2016.…


August 28, 2016

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Aug. 22 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

David Andrew Alston, 39, 2810 Deer Cove Lane, Apt. 103, Raleigh, identity theft, unsealed wine/liquor in passenger area, possess an open…

August 27, 2016

Pitt County Schools will be able to offer teachers a salary increase for the upcoming school year, but not as large as had been hoped.

A proposal to increase the local supplement to teacher salaries was approved Monday by the Pitt County Board of Education finance and operations committee. The…

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