March 28, 2017

Legislators on Monday morning received information on the state of Pitt County schools and briefly addressed legislation that could affect the flexibility local officials have to improve school systems. 

Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, and Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, joined state Rep. Greg Murphy, R-…


March 28, 2017

It’s red, shiny, weighs more than 10 tons, puts out fires, carries the injured to the hospital and costs $800,000.

Greenville Fire/Rescue showed off its new custom-built fire truck/ambulance Monday at Station 3 at the corner of Charles Boulevard and Red Banks Road.

“It’s a very…


March 28, 2017


Human Library

Students and visitors will have a chance to check out books of the human genre 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday at the fourth annual Human Library event at ECU’s Joyner Library, 1000 E. Fifth St., in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery located on the library’s second floor.…


March 28, 2017

A bill seeking to end the funding of most operations in Afghanistan and withdraw troops has been introduced by a bipartisan coalition led by Pitt County's congressman.

U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of Farmville and seven other members of the House of Representatives introduced House Bill 1666 that…


March 28, 2017

WINTERVILLE — A greenhouse brought back to life by one student’s initiative became the target of vandals this past weekend. Bethann Wilkie figures it is just another teachable moment for her daughter, Nora.

The sixth-grader at A.G. Cox Middle School and her mother rode their bikes…


March 28, 2017

Greenville Police Department is investigating a man's claim that he was a victim of an armed robbery and shooting early Saturday morning.

Police were called to Vidant Medical Center at 4:30 a.m. for a 31-year-old New Bern man who had arrived with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man said he had…

March 28, 2017

RALEIGH — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is not hurting the economy, the controversial law will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business in a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

During the past year,…

HB2 The Real Cost

March 27, 2017

SNOW HILL — The popular Greene County country rock band Dakota Blue recently signed a recording contract with BAD Jeu-Jeu Limited LLC, which also is working with video professionals to produce the theme song for a new television show.

The Snow Hill-based recording and management company…

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March 27, 2017

Some of the largest pet food suppliers in the country have been overcharging pet owners by charging more for prescription dog food when it doesn’t actually include any medicine, according to a Greenville lawyer who is working on a class-action lawsuit against those pet food manufacturers.…

032517lawsuit Lynwood Evans

March 27, 2017

Approximately one in three American adults are at risk of developing diabetes but do not know there is a problem, which is why the Pitt County Health Department will offer a free screening at a local supermarket this week.

The free diabetes risk test and Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered…

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