December 16, 2017

A gas leak at the intersection of Stantonsburg Road and Memorial Drive disrupted traffic on Friday morning and left at least one bystander in need of medical attention, officials said.

A construction crew digging in the area damaged a line about 10:50 a.m. Officials shut down portions of…


December 16, 2017

Several news organizations published findings last week from recent scientific research lending credence to a sex-specific illness commonly referred to as “man flu.”

The research is probably as reliable as the mostly tabloid publications that reported on it. The condition, however, is…


December 16, 2017

The Greenville Police Department is investigating two Dec. 14 incidents in which people reported that their Lexus vehicles had been stolen.

A 2010 Lexus valued at $21,000 was stolen from a commercial parking lot in the 2400 block of Stantonsburg Road, between 3:30-3:35 p.m., and someone stole…

December 16, 2017

The J.H. Rose High School soccer team is holding a fundraiser Saturday in support of a player whose father has taken sanctuary in a Durham church to avoid deportation to Mexico.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 46, was under orders from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return to Mexico on Sunday but…

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December 16, 2017

The Public Works Department is planning a little street sweeping to reset a program designed to keep local roadways clean.

Kevin Mulligan, director of the department, said the majority of organizations involved in Greenville’s Adopt-A-Street Program are not keeping up with their…


December 16, 2017

East Carolina Police Chief Jon Barnwell can now carry a gun.

On Friday afternoon at the Health Sciences Student Center, Barnwell, who began working as the ECU chief of police in September, was officially sworn in as chief.

“I was just an administrator before,” he said as Greenville…


December 16, 2017

SNOW HILL — Chief John Rea of the Snow Hill Police Department has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, after 38 years in law enforcement.

Rea was instrumental in establishing the town’s police department in 2011.

“John Rea came into a brand-new department and had to open…

December 16, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 366 fire and EMS calls from Dec. 7-13. Following is a breakdown:


Dec. 7

■ 7:55 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at Golden Road and Southeast Greenville Boulevard. Cleared 8:54 a.m.

■ 8:09 a.m. — motor vehicle accident…

December 16, 2017


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Blood donors

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.…


December 16, 2017

You know the Christmas season is in full swing when decorations start to appear in public places.

So it was in 1987, when the Fleming House and the Greenville Museum of Art unveiled their lavishly decked-out interiors for visitors to view.

The Fleming House chose a natural theme, with a variety of…

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