July 28, 2017

WINTERVILLE — A marine and welding manufacturing company secured setback approval to build a 15,000-square-foot expansion that will allow it to increase its workforce from 60 to 75 over five years.

Winterville Machine Works sought a variance on setback and buffer requirements at 88…

July 28, 2017

A com­mu­nity dis­cus­sion on civil and hu­man rights on Thurs­day night fea­tured a his­tory les­son that high­lighted how per­cep­tions have fac­tored into the treat­ment of blacks in Amer­ica.

“From Civil Rights to Hu­man…


July 28, 2017

A vehicle was stolen from the Perdue Farms parking lot on Wednesday, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

The reported theft occurred between noon and 5:14 p.m. on Wednesday at Perdue Farms, 1623 N. Greene St., the case report indicates.

A beige 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis was…

July 28, 2017

Recent hot, dry weather is reducing Pitt County's mosquito population in some areas but plenty of places remain for them to breed, the county's vector control manager said.

"We've seen the numbers basically cut in half at some of the sites we look at," said Jim Gardner, who has tracked Pitt County…


July 28, 2017

Property owners are planning a parking area for a wooded lot next to the Kappa Delta sorority house on 10th Street just east of Elm Street and secured a permit for the work Thursday during the Greenville Board of Adjustment meeting.

The board unanimously approved a special-use permit requested…

July 28, 2017

The children burst out the door, flailing their arms trying to wave the smoke away as they learned how to escape a burning house on Thursday at the Junior Fire Marshal Academy.

Twenty-five children who will be fourth, fifth or sixth graders this coming school year spent the week at the academy held…


July 28, 2017

HOOKERTON — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a break-in at Hookerton Town Hall, which is believed to have occurred late Sunday or early Monday.

Town employees discovered the break-in when they arrived at 7:30 a.m. Monday. A safe was stolen from the property.…

July 28, 2017


Planning meeting

The Bethel Union High School Alumni 2017 Reunion Planning Committee will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. All alumni are asked to attend. For more information contact diannewilson118b@aol.com.

Author meet-and-greet

Reatha Holliday, a…


July 27, 2017

After a national search, East Carolina University has selected Jon Barnwell as chief of the ECU Police Department. He will begin his new position Sept. 1.

The university announced the selection in a Thursday afternoon news release. Barnwell, originally from Hendersonville, has 19 years of…

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July 27, 2017

Greenville’s Historic Preservation Commission has recommended its entire $20,000 budget for facade grants this year go toward major renovations of two downtown buildings — the bulk going to a building at Fourth and Evans that housed Bradshaw’s Department Store.

Applicants Tony…

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