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August 16, 2018

Several advocacy groups in North Carolina are holdings meetings to raise awareness of the ramifications of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, saying that it would lead to an increased need for public support of reproductive rights and general healthcare.

Kavanaugh was…

August 16, 2018

Two men were arrested after they led Greenville Police Department officers on a brief car chase that led to a crash and a drug charges, the department reported on Wednesday.

The incident occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday as officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the area of Douglas…

August 16, 2018

Carlos Alvarado, a senior at D.H. Conley High School, grinned from ear to ear as he zipped around MacGregor Health and Rehabilitation Center in his power wheelchair.

Alvarado, who will complete his high school diploma with an occupational health track, lives with cerebral palsy, but his resilience…

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August 16, 2018

The Broeker family of Lexington had a well-planned itinerary Wednesday to get both of their daughters, Sydney and Courtney, settled into their residences in preparation for East Carolina University’s fall semester, which begins Monday.

“Our plan is to get Sydney, our freshman, moved…

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August 16, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Council members voted unanimously this week to pay $10,000 to a former town clerk to settle a lawsuit accusing leaders of discrimination and unfair treatment.

The vote to pay former clerk Jasman Smith came after a brief closed session on Monday in town hall. Smith, who was…

August 16, 2018

WILSON — A baler door lifted and a golden cube of pressed tobacco dropped onto the floor on Monday at Bass Farms near Lucama.

The 735-pound bale was one of 36 to be carried Tuesday to Philip Morris, a major buyer of tobacco, in Wilson.

Tobacco markets opened later than usual this week because…

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August 16, 2018

GRIFTON — Grifton is preparing to search for a new town manager. 

The town’s most recent manager, Joe Johnson, worked his last day on Friday, after less than two years on the job. The Grifton Board of Commissioners hired him on Nov. 28, 2016, after a six-month search to…

August 16, 2018

AYDEN — If you read a dog a book, will it get adopted? Two local organizations hope so.

The Pitt County Animal Shelter and the Quinerly-Olschner Library in Ayden recently joined together to celebrate National Mutt Day.

“I thought it would be a fun way to partner with Pitt County Animal…

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August 16, 2018

SPRING HOPE — Witnesses tailed a theft suspect from Middlesex to Spring Hope on Tuesday, leading to the arrest of a man deputies dubbed the “rocking chair bandit.”

Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said Middlesex residents followed a man later…

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August 15, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Empowering students for success was the theme as Pitt Community College’s leader ushered in a new school year on Tuesday morning.

PCC’s faculty and staff gathered for a Convocation ceremony led by first-year president Lawrence Rouse, who delivered his…

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