February 22, 2019 - 53 minutes ago

Officers arrested a teenager wanted on robbery and other charges Thursday after firing chemical munitions to subdue him at a student apartment complex near the Tar River, the Greenville Police Department reported.

The incident took place about 10 p.m. at an apartment located at 2235 NE Greenville…


February 22, 2019

Three days after a split vote to withdraw from a public-private economic development partnership, Pitt County commissioners on Thursday unanimously voted to continue with the proposed organization as a major investor.

The action will allow the county and the proposed partnership to work…


February 22, 2019

Vidant Health is reaching out to employees of Washington County Hospital and offering assurances to residents who are in a void created by the closure of the struggling facility in Plymouth.

The hospital in January stopped accepting ambulance-transport patients and on Feb. 14 suspended all clinical…

Jay Briley

February 22, 2019

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him.

The State…

Election 2018 North Carolina

February 22, 2019

A nearly $42.6 million contract to build Greenville Utilities Commission’s new operations center will mainly use local subcontractors, keeping a significant percentage of the money within Pitt County, staff said.

GUC’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $42,577,638 contract…


February 22, 2019

Greenville Police already are seeing results from a new gunfire detection system.

ShotSpotter detects shots fired, pinpoints their location and alerts law enforcement within seconds, allowing officers to quickly get to the scene, gather evidence and possibly make an arrest.

Using the system, police…


February 22, 2019

Merchandise totaling $400 was reported stolen at Academy Sports on Wednesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 11:40 and 11:54 a.m. at Academy Sports in Greenville, 3428 S. Memorial Drive.

The report lists an unknown…

February 22, 2019

Gas prices are on the rise in the Carolinas and across the country according to a recent news release by AAA Carolinas. 

North Carolina’s $2.27 average is 12 cents higher than this time last week, four cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents higher than this time last month, AAA numbers…

Your Finances-Q A

February 22, 2019

More than 65 years after the death of classical composer Florence Price, her music is experiencing a rebirth of sorts.

Price, the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra, has in the last year had her works performed by symphony orchestras from Arkansas…


February 22, 2019


The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Health symposium

The 15th…

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