November 21, 2018

Close to 1.5 million North Carolinians are expected to hit the road during the Thanksgiving holiday, the most since 2005, according to Carolinas AAA motor club.

Motivated in part by favorable weather, about 90 percent of people traveling more than 50 miles from home are expected to do so by motor…

November 21, 2018

Speakers at a forum about school shootings said North Carolina leaders should provide school systems with more money to fund security improvements and better training for school resources officers.

These were the predominant points made on Tuesday at a public forum held by the Special Committee on…


November 21, 2018

As a child, Neil Elks was fascinated with law enforcement. He would listen to the chatter on a CB radio and speak back to it in his sleep.

Instead of baseball caps and football helmets that were worn by boys his age, Elks opted for a special sheriff’s hat.  

After a law…


November 21, 2018


Farmers’ Market

The Leroy James Farmers Market will be open today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Call 355-7612 or visit the market on Facebook.

Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each…


November 21, 2018

What started as an accident between a van and a train quickly turned into a more deadly scenario involving the plague — but luckily it was only a hazardous materials drill played out in Perquimans and Chowan counties on Saturday.

About 100 emergency officials, including firefighters,…


November 21, 2018

RALEIGH — The former headmaster of a private Christian school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks can continue to sue the school, the author and the foundation Sparks created to support the school, a federal judge said.

U.S. District Judge James Dever III ruled last month that a jury should…

Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit

November 21, 2018

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to withdraw from a regional economic development group after an advisory board said other organizations were producing better leads.

With the vote, Pitt County will officially withdraw from the NCEast Alliance effective Jan. 1.

The Pitt…

November 21, 2018

Following are closings for the Thanksgiving holiday:

City of Greenville offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

GREAT buses: No service on Thursday

Pitt County offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

Pitt County landfill, collection stations: Closed Thursday; open regular hours Friday and Saturday


November 21, 2018

GRIFTON — The Grifton Board of Commissioners approved buying a 2019 Dodge Charger for the police department at its Nov. 13 meeting.

This was an unexpected expense, according to interim Grifton Manager Mark Warren. Earlier in the month, a police officer was driving his marked patrol car along…

November 21, 2018

Close to $2,000 worth of electronics were stolen from a home on Monday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place on the 1300 block of East 14th Street between 2 and 4 p.m. on Monday, the report said.

According to the report, a back…

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