August 22, 2017

On the first day of fall classes, hundreds of students gathered around East Carolina University’s campus to watch the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, despite some conflicting class schedules.

Near the Howell Science Complex, where the physics department was handing out eclipse viewing…


August 22, 2017

A $1.5 million body scanner unveiled at the Pitt-Greenville Airport today will improve security at the facility while protecting passenger privacy, officials said.

The new advanced imaging technology machine was installed by the Transportation Security Administration last week, and TSA agents began…


August 22, 2017

A man who shot another man in the head during a struggle over a gun in Fountain in May 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and armed robbery.

Lamario Antwan Melton, 24, entered the plea Monday in Pitt County Superior Court in the homicide case of Anthony “Chubb”…

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August 22, 2017

Greenville police arrested and charged a second teen last week in a series of robberies related to “LetGo,” a mobile marketplace app.

Darryl Stephon Blunt Jr., 17, of Greenville was arrested Friday at his home. Detectives with the Greenville Police Department’s Gun Violence…

August 22, 2017

The two candidates running for the Greenville City Council District 5 seat want to serve their district by tackling big picture initiatives that benefit the city as a whole.

Tom Best and William Litchfield are running for the seat vacated by Councilman P.J. Connelly, who is running for mayor…


August 22, 2017

Pitt County's Confederate statue remains in place for the near future despite calls from about a dozen speakers at Monday's Board of Commissioners meeting to remove it from the courthouse grounds.

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners took no action after about 15 speakers weighed in on whether or…


August 22, 2017

Pitt County would be split between three new House districts and one Senate district under proposed redistricting plans released over the weekend.

The state General Assembly is redrawing the legislative districts under the direction of a federal court that found current districts unconstitutional.…


August 22, 2017

GRIFTON — Einstein was right, as hundreds of visitors to A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center in Grifton learned Monday when they descended on the park to view a total solar eclipse that passed over a swath of the U.S., just like the one that proved the famous…


August 22, 2017


Blood drives

First South Bank, in conjunction with The American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge No. 675, 1110 Fifth St., Washington. A blood drive will also be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Washington Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 4001 U.S. 264.…


August 22, 2017

A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight Saturday, and two other vehicle break-ins were reported along the same street, according to Greenville Police Department case reports.

A Greenville man reported Sunday that his vehicle had been broken into, and a Springfield Armory XDM .40…

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