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July 21, 2018

Swimmers at the Greenville Community Pool are taking advantage of extended hours to help make up for time lost earlier in the summer to equipment failure, and a new wristband policy is keeping them safer

The Myrtle Street facility had to delay its season by about two weeks while repairs were made…

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July 21, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — Gov. Roy Cooper said the state’s new Finish Line grants will help ensure community college students are not thrown off track from graduating or pursuing a career when emergency expenses arise.

“A car repair should not determine your future,” Cooper said of…

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July 21, 2018

SNOW HILL — Greene County has been awarded $745,000 to make improvements to the nerve center of its water supply system.

The system, known as the electrical Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA, signals when water tanks need to be filled, water needs to be moved, pumped, flushed…

July 21, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Friday’s meeting of the N.C. Board of Community Colleges signaled changes in attitude on several fronts.

The meeting melted the once-frosty relationship between the community college board and the UNC Board of Governors, It also featured a community college…

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July 21, 2018

N.C. Education Lottery officials are warning players to buy lottery tickets only from authorized lottery retailers to avoid a recent scam involving scratch-off tickets altered to appear as a winning tickets.

In the scam, non-winning scratch-off tickets are altered to make them appear to have…

July 21, 2018

RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell summoned the state’s key health care players to a roundtable and instructed them to help the State Health Plan save $300 million each of the next five years.

“This is a serious matter,” Folwell said on Wednesday. The State Health Plan…

July 21, 2018

The N.C. Literary Review awarded the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize to a faculty member of Western Carolina University after receiving a record-breaking number of entries, ECU announced on Friday.

Catherine Carter's poem, “Womb-Room,” will be published in the 2019 print…

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July 21, 2018

RALEIGH — A veteran North Carolina newspaper reporter lost her job after editors found she used material from other publications in her stories without credit.

The News & Observer announced Anne Blythe’s departure on its website this week. Executive Editor Robyn Tomlin wrote that…

July 21, 2018

A local shoe store has experienced a run of sandal thefts this week.

According to a report from the Greenville Police Department, a thief stole five pairs of Rainbow flip flops and Apple iPhone 8 Plus valued at $525 from Sound Feet Shoes, 119 Red Banks Road, on Wednesday between 11:23 a.m.…

July 21, 2018

FARMVILLE — The Farmville Planning Board has finalized its recommendations to simplify the town’s ordinances and zoning districts.

In April, the planning board eliminated three zoning districts, including R-12 — rural business and neighborhood business.

Some areas previously zoned…

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