April 23, 2019

 Pitt County’s recycling program is undergoing changes to meet China’s increasingly stringent demands for accepting recyclables from the United States.

John Coward, Eastern Carolina Vocational Center’s operations manager, outlined the steps his organization is taking during…


April 23, 2019

Earth Day was the perfect occasion for members of the Boys & Girls Club to plant seeds for the future and celebrate growth potential.

Children and volunteers from U.S. Cellular spent Monday afternoon digging up old soil, pulling weeds and revitalizing flower beds at the Jack Minges Unit of the…


April 23, 2019

RALEIGH — A bipartisan group of House members hopes to break a regulatory chokehold on surgical facilities.

Reps. Billy Richardson, D-Cumberland; Ed Goodwin, R-Chowan; and David Rogers, R-Rutherford, last week filed House Bill 857. The bill abolishes certificate-of-need laws preventing…


April 23, 2019

A section of Litchford Place near Fire Tower Road will close to through traffic beginning today.

Litchford Place near the intersection of Albion Drive will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. for the replacement of a stormwater pipe. This closure is expected to be in place for two days.

Access to homes…

April 23, 2019

RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.‘s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated.

Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones’ health faded. He…

Election 2019 North Carolina 3rd District-8

April 23, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT — The Tar Heel State's chief executive is going to be at the upcoming groundbreaking of CSX’s proposed intermodal rail facility.

Gov. Roy Cooper's spokesman, Ford Porter confirmed the gathering is on Cooper's schedule. The event is set for 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the…

April 23, 2019

EMERALD ISLE — Police said the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered.

Emerald Isle police said in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

The police…

April 23, 2019


Council on Aging

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold the following events. Call 752-1717.

■ The COA will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

■ An event to inform seniors about financing long-term care at home will be held at 2 p.m. This event is free,…


April 22, 2019


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.…


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…

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