June 20, 2019 - 43 minutes ago

A bill that would allow alcohol sales to the general public during UNC system sporting events and open a new revenue source for East Carolina University and other state universities is headed to the governor.

House Bill 389 was approved Monday by the state Senate and on Wednesday passed in the…


June 20, 2019 - 43 minutes ago

A Pitt County attorney wearing a bulletproof vest who entered a Greenville church with a .38 caliber revolver has been arrested and charged, Greenville police said on Wednesday.

Greenville police said Frank Cassiano Jr., 62, of 1205 E. Fifth St., Ayden, was arrested and booked into the Pitt County…


June 19, 2019

It is no secret that health care communication can be incredibly complex. This is especially so for patients who experience language and cultural barriers.

Luckily, there is a group of specially-trained Vidant Health Language Access Service interpreters who offer a voice to patients in-need, 24/7.…


June 19, 2019

Early voting begins today in the second Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District.

Voters will choose between Rep. Greg Murphy, a doctor from Greenville, and Dr. Joan Perry of Kinston. Polls open at 7 a.m. at the Pitt County Community, Schools and Recreation building, 4561 County Home…


June 19, 2019

The final Concert on the Common set for this afternoon has been rescheduled because of the possibility of thunderstorms.

On The Border — the Ultimate EAGLES Tribute Band will now perform at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, organizers announced.

The band will take the stage at the Greenville…

June 19, 2019

Body cameras for law enforcement agencies increase accountability and help decrease residents’ complaints, leaders of the Greenville Police Department and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday.

Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance and Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman discussed…


June 19, 2019

House leaders told one of Pitt County’s representatives that a deal removing possible cuts to Vidant Medical Center’s Medicaid reimbursements is near and asked for her support in overriding a potential veto by Gov. Roy Cooper of the state’s new budget.

House Speaker Tim Moore, R-…

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June 18, 2019

An Ayden man opened fire in the downtown parking deck around 2:14 a.m, following a  Sunday morning altercation between two groups of people, Greenville police said.  

Police arrested and charged Morris Carlo Bowser Jr., 28, of  214 Englewood Place, in connection to the shooting.…


June 18, 2019

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners adopted a 3.5-cent tax increase with its new budget to fund a portion of a teacher pay supplement, a cause that brought about 100 people to Monday’s board meeting.

The 6-3 vote to adopt the budget came after the commissioners called a recess nearly two…


June 17, 2019

The board that controls alcohol sales in Pitt County is closing its liquor stores in Bethel and on 10th Street in Greenville and will open stores in new locations, the local administrator said.

The Pitt County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board plans to build a 6,000-square-foot store at 260 Easy St.…

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