February 25, 2017

The Elmhurst Parent Teachers Association combined learning, fun and raising money at a “Dinner Around the World” event in the school auditorium on Feb, 20, 1987.

The PTA cleared $2,500 from the event, according to Principal Stella Chambliss.

But more importantly, “We…


February 25, 2017


Feast of the East

Farmville Friends of Boy Scout Troop 25 will hold its annual chili cook-off and tasting from 5-7:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 100 W. Horne Ave., Farmville. Tickets for tasting are $5 at the event. 

Black history extravaganza

The Pitt County NAACP will host a…


February 25, 2017

Someone forced entry into a Gum Swamp Church Road home and stole several electronics with a total estimated value of $900, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

A puncturing tool/device was used to gain entry into 1417 Gum Swamp Church Road between 8:35 and 8:39 p.m.…

February 25, 2017

To correct health disparities in eastern North Carolina, providers must take on the difficult task of correcting similar disparities in the makeup of the health care workforce, according to a panel of experts speaking Friday at East Carolina University.

The 13th annual Jean Elaine Mills Health…


February 25, 2017

Pitt County Detention Center officials plan to bring in the county's health inspector next week to figure out what more can be done to combat a mildew problem that detainees say is causing them respiratory issues and sinus problems.

Staff has been cleaning the problem area with bleach for more than…


February 25, 2017

President Donald Trump’s executive order to reduce the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States is affecting refugees from all over the world, according to the executive director of an area refugee organization.

Susan Husson, executive director of Interfaith Refugee Ministry Inc.…


February 25, 2017

Limited street lighting will remain in a Greenville-area neighborhood through the weekend, but crews will turn off all the lights by next week unless residents come up with a way to pay the $432 monthly bill.

Greenville Utilities on Thursday began turning off most of the 32 lights in the Camelot…


February 25, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 400 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 16-22. Following is a breakdown:


Feb. 16

1:26 a.m. — public service at 1130 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 1:45 a.m.

9:29 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 940 College Hill Drive.…

February 24, 2017

A North Carolina native whose family history of slavery and racism has motivated her to embrace public activism encouraged young people at East Carolina University to take up the modern challenge of bridging the racial divides they face. 

Filmmaker, musician and…


February 24, 2017

Restrictions attached to a grant utilized by the city in the 1980s to build the Town Common amphitheater prohibits structures like a large science learning center proposed for the park, the Greenville city’s attorney confirmed Thursday.

City Attorney Dave Holec confirmed via email that the…

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