February 22, 2018

Billy Graham, a highly esteemed televangelist who brought millions of people together regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status and even religion, died at his Montreat home on Wednesday morning.

Graham, 99, who was ordained through the Southern Baptist Convention was known for delivering…

February 22, 2018

A Pitt County commissioner confirmed he will not seek re-election, and two Republicans have filed as candidates for his seat.

A veteran state senator also filed for re-election on Wednesday, while a local pastor is challenging a county commissioner in the Democratic primary.

Commissioner Charles…


February 22, 2018

ECU’s major athletics project, the $60-million reconstruction of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is on schedule and within budget, athletics officials told the university’s trustees on Thursday at their quarterly meeting.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2019, involves an approximately 90,…

February 22, 2018

A Greenville man was injured in a stabbing incident at his home, according to Greenville police.

The 27-year-old man was assaulted  with a five-inch kitchen knife at his residence in the 100 block of River Bluff Road at 9:18 p.m. onTuesday, according to a Greenville Police Department report.…

February 22, 2018

If local businesses started by local residents are the product of a growing economic ecosystem in Pitt County, the seeds were sowed on Wednesday at the Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge.

Brad Hufford with the Economic Development Commission described the event in those terms as he walked around…


February 22, 2018


Food pantry

Registration for the food pantry at Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. The food pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-…


February 22, 2018

Pitt County Schools saw decreases in its dropout, reportable crime and suspension rates in the 2016-17 school year, according to data released from the North Carolina Public Instruction. 

The decreases continued a district-wide trend over the past seven years. The dropout decline began…

February 21, 2018

A man was struck and killed in the 700 block of Greenville Boulevard near the Greenville Grande movie theater Wednesday night, according to the Greenville Police Department.  

The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. and traffic safety investigators were sent to the scene to determine…

February 21, 2018

Billy Graham, the charismatic evangelist whose eloquent oratory and passion for Jesus attracted a worldwide following and made him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time, was found dead Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

His death was…

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February 21, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday took the final step to reverse a previous decision on a special-use permit for the construction of a student apartment complex on Charles Boulevard.

The commission was under court order to issue the permit. A Pitt County Superior Court ruled against the…

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