February 22, 2017

Coming up

BBQ for the Arts

Ignite Innovation Academy, 901 Staton Road, will hold a BBQ for the Arts fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. Plates are $10, BBQ chicken/pork combo plates are $12. Food furnished by Pete Jones BBQ. Orders of 10 or more will be delivered.

Feast of the…


February 22, 2017

After six long weeks of planning, constructing and testing, Pitt County’s robotics teams are ready to battle teams from across North Carolina for robot supremacy. 

Local students joined parents, teachers and mentors on Monday night at C.M. Eppes Middle School to introduce the robots they…


February 22, 2017

Now is not the time to be burning trash or leaves, according to Charles Suggs, deputy chief of the Grifton Volunteer Fire Department.

It’s the dry season when last year’s plants, grass and weeds have dried out and turned to straw.

“Everything is at its driest peak right now, and…


February 22, 2017

Greenville's top elected official said thoughts about city residents who've been killed by erratic drivers were going through his head when he intervened to keep an apparently impaired driver from returning to the road on Saturday.

Mayor Allen Thomas said he and his family were driving to Carteret…


February 22, 2017

Uptown Greenville Director Bianca Shoneman said that residents of Greenville should love their city — even if it is hard during the next few years.

“There will be a lot of construction going on,” Shoneman said. “Greenville might be a hard place to love at times  ...…


February 22, 2017

A distinctive line of products with an equally distinctive brand was recognized Tuesday for its quality business performance and leadership in the Pitt County industrial community.

Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery was selected by the Pitt County Development Commission as the county’s 2016-17…

February 22, 2017

A property owner who was denied a rezoning request by the Greenville City Council last year made another unsuccessful rezoning request for the property off of Evans Street during Tuesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The commission on Tuesday voted 5-3 to deny a request…

February 22, 2017

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a residential break-in during which someone stole, among other things, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment figures.

The break-in occurred in the 200 block of Paladin Drive between 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to a case report.…

February 21, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday finally approved two rezoning requests a family brought before it nine months ago.

Harry Teel Sr. and other heirs of Elias Teel sought to switch zoning of two parcels located within several hundred yards of each other along Old River Road. The…


February 21, 2017

An early morning fire damaged the Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries restaurant on East 10th Street on Tuesday morning.

Greenville Fire/Rescue was called to the fire about 2:30 a.m. and were on the scene for two or three hours, said Rebekah Thurston, public information officer for Greenville…

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