October 22, 2017

Joe Albea's earliest childhood memories of the Tar River are the many times his mother told him to stay away from it.

It is the same for lifelong friend, business associate and fishing buddy Tommy Harrington. Luckily, they both disobeyed their moms at some point.

The two have spent their lives…


October 22, 2017

Frustrations overflowed after the Pitt County Board of Education ended a practice that allowed some students to attend D.H. Conley High School even though they live in the South Central High School attendance area — but board members said policy, not practice takes precedent.

In an Oct. 2…


October 22, 2017

Coming Up

Parent night

Farmville Central High School will sponsor Jags’ House Parent Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 3308 E Wilson St., Farmville. Students are invited to bring parents for sessions about graduation requirements, college admissions, the ACT/SAT, Pitt Community…


October 22, 2017

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Oct. 9 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

Daniel Scott Alford, 19, 121 Fair Oaks Road, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon for Aug. 1…

October 22, 2017

A Grifton man was charged with driving while impaired after a deputy saw him driving on N.C. 11 with a flat tire and a disintegrated rim, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Rakeem Tri’man Boswell, 25, of 4306 Sleepy Fox Drive, Grifton, was stopped by the Pitt County…

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October 22, 2017

FARMVILLE — Four local members of N.C. Baptist on Missions were among the first group allowed into Big Pine Key, Fla. last month to begin recovery efforts from damage left by Hurricane Irma.

First Baptist Church members Dennis McCoy, Tommy Price, Jim Hopf and his wife, Julie, all of Farmville,…

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October 22, 2017

Two years ago, East Carolina University psychiatrist Vivek Anand documented adolescent use of and opinions on electronic cigarettes. Now, he’s pinpointing the mechanisms behind smoking behavior.

Anand’s 2015 findings showed 15.2 percent of survey respondents had tried e-cigarettes, and…


October 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE—For four days in September, Pitt Community College student Liam Hutchins got a firsthand look at the daily life of a NASA engineer and what he hopes will one day be his future.

Hutchins, who is on track to graduate from the Electronics Engineering Technology program in December,…


October 22, 2017

Much of the current debate about the proposed tax reform legislation has centered on the distributional effect of this tax law. Whose taxes will be cut the most? The wealthy? The middle class? Corporations?

We really do not have an adequate answer, as the devil is in the details and the details…

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October 21, 2017

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., is joining the chorus of congressional members seeking answers about an ambush in the African nation of Niger that left four U.S. soldiers dead two weeks ago.

The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation eventually would offer…

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