October 20, 2016

Early voting starts today and the leaders of Pitt County's Republican and Democratic parties say they have full confidence that local election officials won't tolerate any efforts to manipulate local results.

The fire bombing of Orange County's GOP headquarters this weekend and reports of gunshots…


October 20, 2016


Bone Appetit

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will hold a Bone Appetit fundraising event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A, 3020 Evans St. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food and drink sales to HSEC. Participants must write “for HSEC” on their receipts and let…


October 20, 2016

The Greenville City Council is scheduled to consider approving two construction contracts for city infrastructure and transportation projects totaling more than $8.5 million.

The council is set to meet at 6 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The meeting will include a public…

October 20, 2016

It didn’t take too long before people claiming to need help because of Hurricane Matthew started collecting donations they weren’t entitled to, and a group of local pastors is hoping to stop it so the people who have actually suffered can get the help they need.

Rodney Coles Sr. of The…


October 20, 2016

Pitt County Schools announced on Wednesday it will host a “North of the River Share Event” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Wellcome Middle School.

The event will help students and their families who are affected by flooding. They can pick up free supplies and free hot…

October 20, 2016

Only eight structures in Greenville have been declared uninhabitable after city officials inspected more than 800 homes and businesses evacuated due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew last week.

Mayor Allen Thomas on Wednesday said the mandatory evacuation had been lifted for all but a few…


October 20, 2016

A woman’s spouse reportedly broke her bones on Tuesday in their home outside Greenville, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Saguaro Road.

According to a case report, a 38-year-old woman was assaulted by her spouse.…

October 19, 2016

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to set a Nov. 21 public hearing on a plan to help residents of Woodmoor subdivision improve a street.

Commissioners set the public hearing date after adopting a preliminary resolution authorizing the assessment property owners will have to…

October 19, 2016

The bridges over the Tar River near downtown Greenville were open to traffic Wednesday.

The barricades blocking the Greene Street bridge going north of the river and the Pitt Street bridge heading south had been removed and cars and trucks were using the two bridges.

Mumford Road heading east was…

October 19, 2016

Officials on a bullhorn interrupted the King family’s dinnertime with a scary message: they needed to evacuate.

The bullhorn announcement came about 5 p.m. Oct. 9, a day after Hurricane Matthew battered the area with its torrential rains.

The rains caused major flooding that is keeping…

Maggie King, Ella King and LaDaris King.
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