December 17, 2017

Christmas is hurtling toward us like a driver through a yellow light on Greenville Boulevard. And as always seems to be the case, my social media feeds have been flooded with videos of people receiving dogs as holiday gifts.

There is truly no greater present than the love of a loyal canine…


December 17, 2017

A grass fire that damaged a Greenville duplex early Sunday was intentionally set and is under investigation by the Greenville Police Department, according to Greenville Fire-Rescue.

The fire at 1104 Nicklaus Drive damaged both sides of the structure, according to Rebecca Thurston, Fire-Rescue…


December 17, 2017

A Grifton man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck in southern Pitt County, according to the State Highway Patrol. 

Caleb Barnes, 50, was partially ejected from his 2004 Honda when he lost control about 12:17 a.m., the patrol reported.

The wreck happened on Hanrahan Road…

December 17, 2017

Life seems to be a series of experiments for Joe “J.B.” Cain, 62, of Grifton. Some work, and some fail, Cain has learned — the hard way.

On Wednesday, Cain stood up, stepped off an exercise machine at the far end of a large workout room at the Vidant Wellness Center and…


December 17, 2017

A opening prayer by an invited Islamic cleric at the City Council’s Thursday night meeting drew criticism from two speakers at the meeting’s public comment period. 

Shaik Fazailahmed of the Islamic Center of Eastern North Carolina, located on Evans Street in Greenville, was invited…


December 17, 2017

For Daniel Oliver-Perez, soccer is more than just his favorite sport. He said it is his passion, the way he deals with stress, and is an integral part of the life he enjoys in Greenville. 

On Saturday, soccer united scores of Greenville residents to fight for Oliver-Perez’ very future,…


December 17, 2017

When Jeymi Ramirez took the stage to accept a leadership award, she was visibly fighting back emotion. By the the time she got got through the first sentence of her acceptance speech, she had to ask the audience for a moment so that she wouldn’t start crying. By the time she got a few more…


December 17, 2017


Fish fry

A Fish Fry will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. Plates are $8, fish sandwiches $3 and soda $1. Pay at the door. The event is sponsored by The Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society. For more information contact the church at…


December 17, 2017

A 38-year-old man, who has a pending DWI charge from October 2016, was charged again with driving while impaired on Dec. 9 

Clifford Raasheem Shyreem Butler of 813 Douglas Ave., whose address also was listed as 1616 Caleb St., Lot 114, was stopped at 8:53 p.m. on Dec. 9 on U.S. 264 near Tupper…

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December 17, 2017

It was a night of giving and receiving at a recent gathering of the Pitt County Branch of the NAACP.

The organization presented Community Crossroads Center, Greenville’s homeless shelter, with a $500 donation during its annual community mass meeting and holiday social held Tuesday.…

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