September 20, 2017

About 25 10th graders from Farmville Central High School lined up in the media center on Tuesday morning to receive smart phones and digital tools aimed to help them have school and homework access at no cost. 

The Sprint 1Million Project will provide free smart phones, tablets or hot spots to…


September 20, 2017

Several Democratic and progressive groups are holding a holding a forum tonight for select candidates for in Greenville City Council election. 

The East Carolina University College Democrats, ECU For Our Revolution, Our Revolution-Pitt County, Pitt County Progressive Caucus and Young Democrats…

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September 20, 2017

Someone broke into a vehicle off Dudleys Grant Drive during the weekend and stole a Ruger AR-15 rifle with a laser sight, an AR-15 magazine, a box of ammunition and several other items, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

The break-in occurred in the 4100 block of Dudleys Grant,…

September 20, 2017

The blue ribbon, whether it be for pies, pickles or posters, is as symbolic of county fairs as the Ferris wheel.

Determining who gets that blue ribbon requires a team of dedicated volunteers who painstakingly examine every stitch of a quilt, the uniformity of a box of cookies and shape of a tomato.…


September 20, 2017

Even though Tuesday was National Talk Like at Pirate Day, Jay Golden asked the audience at the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Power Luncheon not to expect him to talk like a pirate yet .

“I’ve only been here about 70 days, so the best I can say is, ‘Arrgh,…


September 20, 2017

The Greenville Police Department’s Citizen's Police Academy starts Thursday, and there is room for a few more citizens.

“This is a great way for our citizens to get a crash course on the inner workings of the Greenville Police Department,” said Kristen Hunter, public information…

September 20, 2017

ELIZABETH CITY — A medical transport helicopter that crashed in a field in Perquimans County this month killing four people had recently undergone inspections, but witnesses reported seeing smoke trailing behind it before it crashed.

Also, an inspection at the crash site revealed notable…

September 20, 2017


Story Time at GO-Science

A free read-aloud story time with activities, music and movement will be held from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at GO-Science in downtown Greenville, 729 Dickinson Ave. Each week will focus on a science-themed book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library,…


September 20, 2017

That the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what's…

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September 19, 2017

A fight ensued during a large party off East Fourth Street early Sunday, leading to a chaotic scene in which a man suffered a fractured nose and chipped tooth, according to Greenville police.

Officers responded at 1:23 a.m. on Sunday to the intersection of Fourth and Summit streets for the report…

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