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April 24, 2018

Flu deaths continue to decrease enough for Vidant Health System to announce that as of today, it has lifted the system-wide visitation restrictions that were imposed on children ages 12 and younger.

“Due to a decrease in flu activity and viral respiratory illnesses, Vidant is able to lift the…

April 24, 2018

HOLLISTER — American Indian tribal members traveled from as far away as Virginia — and Los Angeles in the case of music sensation Brooke Simpson — to be a part of last weekend's annual Haliwa-Saponi Powwow, the largest and longest running such event in North Carolina.

The powwow,…

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April 24, 2018

Pitt County commissioners voted 5-3 Monday to delay action on a rezoning request despite more than a 100 people turning out to oppose the request.

Commissioner Jimmy Garris proposed the delay, saying it would give representatives with Bill Clark Homes, which is seeking the rezoning, an opportunity…

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April 24, 2018

Increased spending for school safety, building maintenance and salary supplemental are among the issues the Pitt County Board of Commissioners will grapple with as it begins the process of writing a new fiscal year budget.

The board is meeting at 8:30 a.m. today in the Eugene James Auditorium, Pitt…

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April 24, 2018

The Greenville City Council on Monday approved an amended 2.7 percent salary increase — in lieu of a recommended 2.9 percent — for Greenville Utility and city employees.

During a joint meeting of the Greenville Utilities Commission and the City Council, officials voted on a cost-of-…

April 24, 2018

Opening statements and final trial motions are expected to begin this morning as jurors hear the case of a Greenville man accused of stabbing to death an autistic man near a grocery store off of Stantonsburg Road in Greenville.

Michael Anthony O'Neal, 24, of 4302 Evans Street is one of four co-…

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April 24, 2018

Two men were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine after sheriff's deputies found nearly 50 grams of cocaine in one man’s vehicle during a  traffic stop on Friday.

The traffic stop was conducted on U.S. 11 North, just outside of Bethel.

Hunter Joel Dees, 21, and Rashod Thomas…

April 24, 2018

As the demand for gasoline reached record levels nationally, gas prices in the Greenville area continue to climb this week, reaching the highest average prices since the summer of 2015, according to AAA Carolinas and local price sourcing sites.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas on…

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April 24, 2018

AYDEN –– The Ayden Board of Commissioners has created a financial manager’s position and voted to fund it starting in June.

The board set aside about $4,470 from reserves to fund the post June 1-30, the end of the fiscal year. Mayor Steve Tripp advocated for the position in…

April 24, 2018

SIMS — A veteran volunteer firefighter who was killed in a farming accident is being commemorated by his department.

Matthew Scott “Chew” Lamm died in September while working on a farm on Jonesy Road, and Sims volunteer firefighters he’d served with for 13 years were among…

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