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April 22, 2019

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Soup Kitchens

■ The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 561-7519.

■ The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m.…

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April 22, 2019

Five of the 26 candidates seeking to be the next representative from the 3rd Congressional District have residences outside the district that includes all or parts of 17 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Even so, all five tout their ties to the district and willingness to serve it, which under…

April 22, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Strawberry season is here, and on Sunday children and parents  stooped, reached and picked plump red berries and placed them into containers during a visit to Strawberries on 903 in Winterville.

Zia Purohit, 5, beamed with excitement as she picked strawberries to make jelly…

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April 22, 2019

WILSON — Tyrique Hudson was known for his giving heart and humble spirit.

“I always taught him about giving and being a blessing to others,” said his mother, Tonya Burch. “He was a remarkable child.”

Now his family and friends are grieving the loss of the 22-year-old…

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April 22, 2019

Agriculture remains North Carolina’s biggest industry and members of the Farm Bureaus of Pitt and Greene counties got to hear how candidates in the special election for the 3rd Congressional District will approach farming issues.

Six candidates and representatives of two candidates attended a…

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April 22, 2019

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to approve a lease agreement needed to further boost the county’s emergency radio and paging system in Pitt County when it meets today at 6 p.m.

Staff is recommended the county lease space on a tower owned by American Tower Corporation that…

April 22, 2019

DURHAM — Houston Kidd, a self-proclaimed “astronomy nerd,” will soon have a brush with outer space.

On April 26, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center to bring supplies to the International Space Station, and a children’s book written…

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April 21, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on April 8, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Brittany Ballard, 24, 1309 Westpointe Drive, Apt. 2, possess stolen firearm for May 30, 2017, offense.

■ Terrance Leon Best, 33, 100…

April 21, 2019

On Easter Sunday 2013, Shima Nixon was front-page news, but not the way that anyone would ever want to be.

On Good Friday, she stepped outside of her stalled car near the intersection of 10th and Elm streets after another car hit her, pinning her between the two. Within two days, she would lose her…

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April 21, 2019

GUC’s governing board awarded a nearly $5.6 million contract to a Charlotte firm to design and build a system to save electrical costs at Vidant Health’s main campus.

Crowder Industrial Construction is tasked with building a 6,000 kilowatt peak shaving/standby generation system that…

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