September 21, 2019

Cheers, music and popping balloons filled the gym at Ridgewood Elementary School on Friday as students celebrated their inclusion in a new house system school officials say will strengthen bonds and encourage growth.

More than 800 students from kindergarten to fifth-grade gathered to be chosen by…


September 21, 2019

Early in his career at ECU, Ara Gregorian, who would go on to become a distinguished professor in the School of Music, struck a bit of a sour note during a visit with an arts patron.

It was not a musical note, of course. Gregorian, a Juilliard graduate who had moved to Greenville to teach two years…


September 21, 2019

The theme of the Pitt County Fair this year is "100 Years of Fun," and at one exhibit in the main hall you might add that it's about good, clean fun.

Nestled among the homemade pies, cakes, jellies, jams, clothing and quilts is a display of soaps created by soap maker and retired school teacher…


September 21, 2019

U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy is making his first official visit to the 3rd Congressional District since being sworn in Tuesday in Washington, D.C., with stops in Ocracoke and at ECU.

The Greenville Republican is scheduled to arrive at Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department at 10 a.m. today where he will meet…


September 21, 2019


AARP fundraiser

The Greenville Chapter of AARP will hold a fundraising pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at Hwy 55 Restaurant, 1900 W. Arlington Blvd. Cost is $6 per breakfast with tickets available at the door. Breakfast will include pancakes with sausage or bacon, juice and coffee.



September 21, 2019

The UNC System’s interim president said ECU’s future “is looking bright,” in his Friday report to Board of Governors.

Interim President William Roper updated the board on East Carolina University’s financial status at the start of Friday’s meeting.


William Roper

September 20, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended.…


September 20, 2019

Entrepreneurs who see an opportunity in pet grooming will have an easier time launching such a business in Greenville, following Tuesday's Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

The commission unanimously vote to add pet grooming to the uses allowed in the city's various commercial zones.…

September 20, 2019

It’s a family affair for the provider of midway amusements at this year’s Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair.

For five generations, Powers Great American Midways (PGAM) has been thrilling fair attendees with their rides, games and confections.

As one of the largest family-…


September 20, 2019

The Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners awarded a nearly $1 million contact to build an energy savings system that relies on a battery and not a generator.

GUC is launching a pilot project where it will use a 1,000 kilowatt/2,000 kilowatt-hour battery energy storage system to reduce the…

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