September 21, 2017

A school bus caught fire in the D.H. Conley High School parking lot Thursday morning, according to Pitt County Schools officials. 

The back of the bus, where the engine is located, started bellowing smoke around 9:30 a.m., Travis Lewis, director of community and student services, said. No one…

September 21, 2017

The 98th annual Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair continues today with rides, entertainers and classic treats. This theme of this year’s fair is “Racing to the Future.”

Among the nightly entertainment is Ta-Da, life-sized, radio-controlled characters that listen…


September 21, 2017

Greenville residents who have watched waters rise and neighborhoods flood after heavy rainfall and wondered, “Why does this keep happening?” may find some answers at a neighborhood forum tonight.

The Neighborhood Advisory Board will host the presentation “Greenville and…


September 21, 2017

Several Democratic and progressive groups are holding a holding a forum tonight for select candidates for in Greenville City Council election.

The East Carolina University College Democrats, ECU For Our Revolution, Our Revolution-Pitt County, Pitt County Progressive Caucus and Young Democrats of…

September 21, 2017

Marching to the chant, “People united will never be defeated,” an ethnically and racially diverse group of about 100 ECU students on Wednesday afternoon made their way from Mendenhall Student Center to Gateway Hall across 10th Street.

The “Unity March” was coordinated…


September 21, 2017

A driver who failed to yield at an intersection collided with another vehicle, causing an estimated $13,000 in damages, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

Rafe Lee Rountree of Tarboro, who was driving a 2017 Nissan van eastbound on Old…

September 21, 2017

Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Pitt Street MiniMart Monday morning.

A 34-year-old man reported someone pointed a gun at him and attempted to rob him at 1701 S. Pitt St. between 10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday.

The case report did not indicate any injuries, and nothing…

September 21, 2017

RALEIGH — If the separation-of-powers undertones in the judicial redistricting process weren’t already obvious, state Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, left no doubt Tuesday.

The General Assembly is exercising its authority to redraw district and Superior Court maps “not for the benefit…

September 21, 2017

Local linemen who spent the last week restoring electric power in Florida are scheduled to return home today.

A team led by the Greenville Utilities Commission left Lakeland, Fla., on Wednesday morning to begin the nearly 700-mile trek home. The group was expected to overnight in Savannah.Ga., and…


September 21, 2017


Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., hosts a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and food pickup is from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at…

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