January 19, 2017

Since his appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last week, praise and support keeps pouring in for South Greenville Elementary teacher Mike Bonner.

During his surprise appearance on stage last week, Bonner received a check for $25,000 from DeGeneres along with a 55-inch TV, iPad…


January 19, 2017

A political commentator, academic and activist who’s drawn criticism and praise for stands on racial issues will be the speaker tonight during East Carolina University’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Marc Lamont Hill will speak at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Hill is a professor…


January 19, 2017


Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. at Alice Keene Recreational Center, 4561 County Home Road. For more information contact Marquietta Davis at 703-618-8088 or dwpittcounty@gmail.com.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at 11:30…


January 19, 2017

A sick fox that was having seizures Monday near the greenway along the Tar River was captured and euthanized but not tested for rabies.

The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and according to a “Bless Your Heart” writer, a man on a bicycle…

January 19, 2017

The Greenville Utilities board of commissioners on Wednesday unanimously agreed to pursue a new process for building its new operations center.

The decision was made during the board’s regular monthly meeting, held Wednesday instead of Thursday because of a scheduling conflict. Commissioners…


January 19, 2017

Pitt County's state representative has been appointed chairman of two legislative committees.

Rep. Greg Murphy, R-Pitt, was appointed chairman of both the House Committee of Health and the House Committee of Appropriations, Health and Human Services. The appointments are made by House Speaker Tim…


January 19, 2017

Greenville is getting a big return on its investment in small businesses in the city.

Since 2013, Greenville’s Office of Economic Development has helped businesses obtain more than $500,000 through North Carolina’s Rural Economic Development Division Building Reuse Grant program. The…


January 19, 2017

About $750 worth of lotions and other sundries were stolen from Bath and Body Works in the Greenville Mall.

It was reported that between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, someone stole 57 assorted lotions, creams and fragrance mists with a total value of $753, according to a Greenville Police…

January 18, 2017


ALS support

The Down East ALS Support Group/Greenville Area ALS Resource-Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Vidant Rehabilitation Center Classroom, 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Contact Phyllis Hazel at 877-257-7491 ext. 709 or phazel@alsnc.org.

King Service

Vidant Medical Center will hold…


January 18, 2017

An aquatics center in the city could bring more than $12 million annually to the local economy, a consultant told the Greenville City Council during its meeting last week.

Bill Kruger, a consultant with Texas-based Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL), presented the council with…

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