August 17, 2017

ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton came to the west-end dormitory area Wednesday morning prepared for some heavy lifting. The Pirate leader greeted arriving families in the parking lot and helped unload some cars for incoming freshmen on Move-in Day, signaling the beginning of the 2017 fall semester.…


August 17, 2017

City officials are asking returning East Carolina University students to be patient with ongoing road projects near campus delayed by recent rainy weather.

Resurfacing and repair work expected to have a large impact on returning students includes projects on Elm Street, adjacent to the eastern edge…


August 17, 2017

Six public hearings have been scheduled for Tuesday to receive comments on proposed state legislative districts lawmakers had to develop after existing lines were thrown out by a federal court.

All the hearings will begin at 4 p.m. Only one location is in eastern North Carolina — Halifax…


August 17, 2017


Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-…


August 16, 2017

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is among 200 nonprofit groups nationwide competing for a $25,000 grant that it can win if enough supporters cast votes for the clubs online.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program, asked the public to nominate causes…

August 16, 2017

The N.C. Court of Appeals has vacated a sentence of a Pitt County man convicted of murder when he was a teen and is sending the case back for the man to be re-sentenced.

Jahrheel Ikle May, 21, was convicted on July 16, 2015, of the first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery of Anthony Johnson…

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August 16, 2017

Two people who were shot late Tuesday night on Kristin Drive are expected to survive their wounds after being rushed to Vidant Medical Center, the Greenville Police Department reported.

About 11:50 p.m., dispatchers sent officers to the 100 block of Kristin Drive off S.W. Greenville Boulevard for a…

August 16, 2017

Greenville police charged two men with carrying a concealed weapon after they were seen with guns outside Club 519 on Cotanche Street.

A passerby told some officers working in the downtown area about two armed individuals and gave detailed descriptions and the location of the men, according to…

081617copbrief Joshua Hunter Harris

August 16, 2017

About 140 people gathered at the Town Common Tuesday evening to hold a candle for the three people who died in Charlottesville, Va., and hear speakers who called for unity.

Police blocked off First Street to traffic, and people walked and rode bicycles to sit near the stage in the park to hear…


August 16, 2017

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a request from East Carolina University to rezone a lot on 10th Street for a new parking deck and the planned $90 million science and biotechnology building.

The commission unanimously approved the request to rezone about 3.5…

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