September 24, 2016

A fun-filled day is expected at the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair this afternoon after week-long storms passed over and crowds filled the grounds Friday night.

"If we can get the rest of the week we'll be OK. We are a nonprofit and the money we make goes right back into doing next…


September 24, 2016

Pay attention to the details, a defense attorney told the jury in the trial of Willie Odell Whitehead Jr. during closing arguments Friday morning in Pitt County Criminal Superior Court.

The discrepancies and lies from the state's witnesses are enough to show there is reasonable doubt that Whitehead…


September 24, 2016

Local residents who have tried to visit the Pitt County Fair this week might be interested to know that back in 1976 folks had to wait until October.

And unlike 2016, the weather was dry for the festivities. That’s hardly fair, is it?

Still, Sam C. Winchester, fair manager, said he was…


September 24, 2016


Washington festivals

The Hands on Arts Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington. It will include artists’ booths, workshops and demonstrations, a youth art market, kid zone, musical performances, beverages and popcorn. Vote on the best booth…


September 24, 2016

SNOW HILL — A dozen pig cooking teams have converged on Greene County for the first BBQ For Paws whole-hog cooking contest and plate sale to raise money for the local animal shelter.

The Animal Advisory Board of Greene County and supporters are hosting the N.C. Pork Council sanctioned cook-…

September 24, 2016

FOUNTAIN — Town officials led by Mayor Shirley Mitchell are planing to host a fall festival in October they hope will replace the late-summer Peanut Festival that was canceled earlier this year.

“The main thing was to have something ... that the community will enjoy,”…

September 24, 2016

The Greenville Police Department announced Friday that it is seeking information to help identify and locate men connected to a reported sexual assault.

A news release said officers responded to Vidant Medical Center about 3 p.m. on Sept. 17. A woman said she had been downtown and…

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September 24, 2016

WINDSOR — The remnants of Tropical Storm Julia caused flash flooding in Greenville and forced the Pitt County Fair to close its gates this week but residents in counties to the north suffered severe losses.

Gov. Pat McCrory said more than 70 people on Thursday were rescued from flooding in…


September 24, 2016

Access to local and sustainably grown food is growing in Greenville with the opening of two new farmers market locations this month.

The Coalition for Healthier Eating is partnering with the city of Greenville to operate Down East Farmers Market on Saturdays at Five Points Plaza at the corner of…


September 24, 2016

WINTERVILLE — Residents filled Winterville Recreation Park last week for the fifth annual Community Unity Day, an event meant to build a strong relationship between police and the people they serve.

Alfonso and Shelia Leggette, the owners of Nulook Bounce-N-Party, headed up this year’s…

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