November 22, 2017

A Greenville Police Department officer has been charged with stealing $60 while searching a vehicle during an investigation. The department reported he became a suspect in the theft after review of body camera footage.

Four officers, including 23-year-old Alec Smith, responded Nov. 5 to the Rodeway…


November 22, 2017

A Farmville has something extra to be Thankful for today.

Johnnie Davis of won a $318,990 Cash 5 jackpot, matching all five numbers in the Nov. 8 drawing, according to a news release from the North Carolina Educational Lottery. 

Davis bought the $1 ticket at the Murphy USA, 250 S.W. Greenville…

November 22, 2017

Leadership changes at Stokes School, the new Innovative Early College High School and the Health Sciences Academy were announced Tuesday by Pitt County Schools.

Current Stokes Principal Jennifer James has been selected as the principal for the Innovation Early College at East Carolina University,…


November 22, 2017

A thief who broke into a Wimbledon Drive apartment on Friday stole several items, including three designer handbags valued at more than $5,000.

The resident, a Greenville man, reported that the rear door of his unit in the 1600 block of Wimbledon Drive was forced open, according to a…

November 22, 2017

HASSELL — Government in this small Martin County town remains somewhat undecided.

The town of Hassell, population of about 80, had two candidates for mayor in the Nov. 7 election, but neither of them garnered the most votes.

Incumbent Commissioner Michelle Davis received four write-in votes,…

November 22, 2017

Following are closings for the Thanksgiving holiday:

City of Greenville offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

GREAT buses: No service on Thursday; service will resume on Friday from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pitt County offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

Pitt County landfill, collection stations: Closed…

November 22, 2017


Coat drive

ECU social work students are sponsoring a coat drive for the youth of Ayden from Nov. 1 through today. Donations of youth coats of all sizes are needed. Drop off locations are the Ayden Police Department and Town Hall, 4144 N. West Ave.; Ayden United Methodist Church, 460 E. Third…


November 21, 2017

The N.C. Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a 22-year-old man who was convicted last year in Pitt County of statutory rape and abduction of a child.

A Pitt County jury on June 18, 2016, found Raul Pachiano Diaz guilty of abduction of a child, three counts of statutory rape and four…

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November 21, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper urged Greenville business leaders to tell the General Assembly to worry less about tax reform and focus more on education investment.

The Democratic governor spoke to a crowd of 200 at the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce’s final Power Luncheon for 2017 on Tuesday.…


November 21, 2017

A Tuesday morning recount confirmed Winterville Town Council candidate Ricky Hines defeated John Hill by one vote, but the results may still be challenged due to the inclusion of 10 ineligible ballots. 

Hines won the two-year remainder of the term held by the late Ron Cooper with 425 votes to…

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