June 25, 2016

A section of Arlington Boulevard will be closed off for several days in July, according to a news release issued Friday by the City of Greenville.  

On July 6, the city will close Arlington Boulevard just south of Merry Lane, the release said. Local traffic — including businesses…

June 25, 2016

GRIFTON — The Pitt County Council on Aging has decided to close the Grifton Senior Center at the end of the day on June 30.

The decision came in a unanimous vote by the Council on Aging Board of Directors, according to Rich Zeck, the executive director of the council.

“The bottom line…


June 25, 2016

Fireworks for Sale!

It’s that time of year when sellers set up tents in parking lots of businesses ahead of the July 4 celebration, and there are several to choose from around Greenville. 

As of Friday, six stands in Greenville and Winterville have been permitted to sell the Class C…


June 25, 2016

WINTERVILLE — Negotiations continue between the Town of Winterville and property owners to purchase land so the Parks and Recreation Department can build facilities for indoor activities.

The Town Council met briefly in closed session June 13 to discuss a proposed contract and the cost to…

June 25, 2016

The Pitt County Health Department on Friday issued tips for residents who may be concerned about Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses as summer heats up.

The department said hot weather and increased rainfall raises the potential for an abundance of mosquitoes. The warmer weather also gives…

June 25, 2016

Remember the first time you got in a car to drive it?

How do you turn the lights on? This head rest is too high. Where’s the windshield wipers?

At a special camp Friday, nine young people with autism started their driving lessons by learning the basics.

The Community Mobility Camp, designed…


June 25, 2016

Noel Lee III had already spent more than 30 years responding to fires, tornadoes and floods when he became the head of Pitt County’s Emergency Management program. Thirteen years later, the 66-year-old public servant who saw the department through major organizational changes is ready to…


June 25, 2016


South Ayden reunion

The South Ayden High School Class of 1969 will hold a banquet from 7-11 p.m. at the Ayden Community Building, 434 Second St. and attend church on Sunday at Haddocks United America Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville. Call Samuel Hardy at 714-0565.…


June 25, 2016

The East Carolina University Board of Trustees met in a special session on Friday to discuss a personnel matter, but no no action was taken.

Immediately after the meeting was called to order, the board closed the session from the public. The board moved out of closed session about 20 minutes…

June 25, 2016

Retirement is a big deal for many people. Despite this, retirement gifts sometimes lack a bit of imagination. Gold watch, anyone?

That was not the case, however, for the 1986 retirement of John Watson of Bethel. Watson, who stepped down as the first-ever manager of the ambulance department of Pitt…

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