May 27, 2018

A high-tech tour has given city officials and stakeholders a three-dimensional review of plans for a $2 million project they hope will serve as a gateway to the Town Common and the city’s history.

Members of the Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza advisory board, Greenville City Manager Ann Wall…


May 27, 2018

Murray Borden was a prisoner of war.

He fought for his country; he died for his country. 

But on Saturday morning, a flag flying high on the Town Common kept his spirit alive.

“It’s a special time to remember a special person who made the ultimate sacrifice. His sacrifice and the…


May 27, 2018

Visitors to the Town Common during the Memorial Day holiday have to navigate several construction projects at the park. 

Crews for several weeks have been hammering away at improvements that are among several outlined in phase one of the Town Common master plan in addition to work on the Town…


May 27, 2018

Eight of Duplin County’s largest employers are agribusinesses producing everything from meat products to sweet potatoes and peppers.

These businesses, three that collectively employ more than 3,000 people, rely on a fleet of tractor trailers to transport their products from the farmers to the…


May 27, 2018

The Ayden Rotary Club recently recognized Chuck Cannon as the Rotarian of the Year and Barbara Wilson as a Paul Harris Fellow in memory of Delano Wilson.

Cannon serves as club president and previously served as the sergeant at arms. He participates in Rotary's community service projects…


May 27, 2018

The Bachelor Benedict-Twentieth Century Social Club of Greenville honored seven women recently at its spring gala “A Salute to Distinguished Ladies.”

The event was held May 5 at the American Legion Post 39. It honored Pitt County District Court Judge Wendy Hazelton, Greenville City…


May 27, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM — The news that his brother had been killed by an unlicensed driver, with three DWIs and zonked out of his head on Xanax, was hard enough on James Ozburn.

Learning that a deputy with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office had found the driver and another person passed out in…

May 27, 2018


Blood Donors

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is in need of blood donors. A blood drive will also take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Lowe’s, 1701 Carolina Ave., Washington. Call 758-1140…


May 27, 2018

A 46 year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he failed to maintain lane several times and stopped in the middle of an intersection while the light was green, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Isidro Crespo Morales, 46, of 116 Laughinghouse Drive, changed…


May 27, 2018

When I was in school, late May and early June were a long, dull hallway I had to trudge down to get to summer vacation. Most classrooms in my naive Michigan did not have air conditioning, so the steamy days at the end of the year were particularly unbearable. We sweaty and sullen students used to…

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