May 26, 2017

Greenville Police Department officers, including detectives, will be fully outfitted with body cameras by mid-June, the police chief said.

Mark Holtzman reported to the city manager on Wednesday his department had received all 90 cameras the City Council approved for purchase in November using…


May 26, 2017

A fire caused $10,000 in damages to a structure that houses wires and controls for a railroad crossing at Grande and Dickinson avenues, according to Greenville Police Department, which is investigating the incident.

Greenville officers responded to a construction site at Grande and Dickinson…

May 26, 2017

A man charged in a violent home invasion and rape testified Thursday that he did not commit the crime and was picking up his girlfriend at work at the time of the incident.

DeQuan Martrail Boone, 27, is on trial for first-degree burglary, two counts robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree…

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May 26, 2017

A Winterville woman beat 1 in 913,129 odds to win a $150,000 prize in the May 17 Powerball drawing, the N.C. Education Lottery reported this week..

Barbara Joyner claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $104,252.…

May 26, 2017

Pitt County Board of Education members are recommending changes to allow members to use their allotted training funds for in-state expenses after a review showed many other boards receive more generous funding.

School board members received an annual allowance of $1,733.33 to attend out-of-state…

May 26, 2017

Out-of-county students may be welcome on a limited basis in Pitt County Schools if the Board of Education follows through on a change discussed by its policy committee.

The school system routinely receives admission requests from parents who commute to work in Pitt from surrounding counties,…

May 26, 2017

Pactolus Elementary classmates of Ran’Davia Purvis, who died Sunday from injuries suffered in a wreck, shared memories on Thursday, pointing to words they wrote on a desk to describe her: curious, courageous, friendly and lovely.

Ran’Davia was in third grade at Pactolus Elementary…


May 26, 2017

A Pitt County grand jury on Monday indicted two men on murder charges in a 2016 shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead.

Grand jury members returned indictments for 29-year-old Charles Mikell Dickens of Greenville and 30-year-old Benjamin Battle III of Tarboro. Both men were arrested earlier…

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May 26, 2017


Host families needed

Greenville area host families are sought for a group of ten high school students, ages 15-16, from the school of St. Marc de Bourgoin, France, a school located near Lyon and Grenoble. The dates for the homestay are June 15-July 15. The French students are eager to…


May 25, 2017

A strained relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community is not unusual in many areas across the nation, but Greenville officers are working to clip the tension and strengthen those connections.

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday night did not keep local barbers, customers and law…

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