March 24, 2017

A Pitt County legislator has introduced a bill that will raise the age for purchasing cigarettes and tobacco-related products to 21.

Rep. Greg Murphy, R-Pitt, said House Bill 435 is designed to discourage teenagers from using tobacco products.

"It essentially includes all tobacco products, vaping,…


March 24, 2017

East Carolina University unveiled the showcase of its Installation Week activities Thursday when it cut the ribbon on a new student center on the Health Sciences campus, a day before the installation of Cecil P. Staton as the university’s 11th chancellor.

“It makes the week all that…


March 24, 2017

Pitt County's two congressmen say that congressional leaders should abandon current efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and begin work on new legislation.

The comments of Republican Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of Farmville and Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield of Wilson came as The White House…


March 24, 2017

A week spent celebrating East Carolina University’s 11th chancellor will culminate today with his formal installation ceremony and a gala in his honor. But in a larger sense, it will be a celebration of the university and all it means to the region and state, Provost Ron Mitchelson said.…

March 24, 2017


Senior Individual Performance

1. Patrick Barnum, Croatan High School

Senior Group Performance

1. Natalie Valentine, Sarah March, Grace Crane, J.H. Rose

Junior Individual Performance

1. Skylar Holland, Wayne School of Engineering

2. Elliana Proctor, St. Peter

3. Carter Lamson,…


March 24, 2017

Is what happened 100 years ago relevant today?

For middle school and high school students participating in National History Day on Thursday at East Carolina University, history will always be relevant. 

While Paul Randolph isn’t keen on history about war, he is passionate about…


March 24, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Education is prepared to request additional money to help fund teacher supplements, part of a budget that may also require additional funding for charter schools. 

Debra Baggett, chief financial officer for Pitt County Schools, presented the proposed 2017-18 expense…


March 24, 2017

RALEIGH — Greenville is among 18 recipients of $3 million in grants to fund local parks and recreation projects designed for children and veterans with disabilities, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday.

The grants are part of the $2 billion Connect NC Infrastructure Bond program…

March 24, 2017

A gun-toting man reportedly forced his way into a Greenville home last week, pointed a rifle at the residents and demanded money, according to Greenville police.

Officers were dispatched shortly before 9 p.m. March 14 to the report of an armed robbery in the 900 block of Allen Road.

A black man…

March 24, 2017

A man riding a bicycle along a controversial section of Evans Street on Wednesday was hit in the shoulder by a black pickup truck as it passed him.

The driver of the truck did not stop, but a witness was able to get the man’s license number and give it to police.

The collision occurred about…

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