January 24, 2018

Declining enrollment and a need to spend fund balance on a roof repair are expected to have negative impacts on Pitt Community College’s coming fiscal year budget, the school’s Board of Trustees learned Tuesday.

The trustees voted 12-1 request use of $258,000 from PCC’s county…

January 24, 2018

The Pitt County Board of Education may implement a lottery system for open enrollment applications next year and increase the number of schools that allow open enrollment from 21 to 24.

The board came to an informal agreement on the lottery at its work session on Monday, moving away from a first-…

January 24, 2018

A Harris Teeter Fuel market, located at 1900 E. Firetower Road, has been vandalized for the second time this week.

The business was vandalized between 10 p.m. Jan.18 and 10:07 a.m. Jan.19, according to a Greenville Police Department report. 

Someone spray painted a REDDY ice chest and the…

January 24, 2018

The City of Greenville has reversed a decision banning a local business from launching kayaks from the Town Common boat ramp.

Knee Deep Adventures, a local outdoor equipment store and rental service, received a letter in early January from the Recreation and Parks Department ordering the business…


January 24, 2018

WILSON — A bald eagle found near Lake Wilson last week has died from extreme lead poisoning.

“Everybody’s kind of in the dumps about this one,” said Randy Atkinson of Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers.

The nonprofit animal rehabilitation organization captured the 10-pound…


January 24, 2018

A Soil and Water Conservation District employee has been recognized for her long-time service to Pitt County and the region.

Carolyn Garris, 52, was awarded the Outstanding Administrative District Employee of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts during…

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January 24, 2018


Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638.

Recreation funds

Pitt County organizations or agencies that…


January 23, 2018

The state Republican party announced late Tuesday that Greenville has been selected to host the party’s state convention in 2020, and it gave the credit to the city’s Republican mayor.

A news release issued by the party’s executive director via Twitter announced that Mayor P.…


January 23, 2018

The Greenville commission that approved the sale or demolition of four properties around the ECU chancellor's residence to make way for the expansion and renovation of the residence wants to take a second look at that university plan and seek other options for the properties now that the original…


January 23, 2018

After two days of motions and questioning by prosecutors and defense attorneys, a jury has been selected to hear the case of a 20-year-old Greenville man accused of shooting a man to death on Vance Street in 2015.

The group, evenly divided between black and white jurors, was seated in the murder…

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