December 18, 2017

Regulating the use of drones and a public hearing on renaming a portion of Davenport Farm Road are just two of the more than two dozen items Monday’s Pitt County Board of Commissioners agenda.

Commissioner Charles Farley is proposing the commissioners adopt an ordinance regulating unmanned…


December 18, 2017

Local Kiwanis clubs teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain on Sunday to give 125 Pitt County kids in need a Christmas experience they may have never had and they won’t soon forget.

Select Boys & Girls Club members from around the county were afforded the chance to…


December 18, 2017


Soup Kitchen

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more information,…


December 18, 2017

FARMVILLE — The town of Farmville's finances are on solid ground.

The town received an unmodified opinion on its fiscal year 2016-17 audit report, ending June 30, according to auditor Jay Parris of Barrow, Parris & Davenport, P.A.

In recent years, the town's fund balance has seen a…

December 18, 2017

Greenville planners will review rules that govern the location of night clubs after a City Council member raised concerns that they are harming development outside the downtown area and inhibiting nightlife diversity. 

Councilwoman Kandie Smith asked that a discussion of the 500-foot…


December 18, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Education will hold its final work session of the year along with two closed meetings Monday in the Pitt County office building. 

The work session will be the first led by new Chairwoman Mildred Council and will feature three presentations along with a board training…

December 18, 2017

Attorney Bob Whitley of Kinston has written a book about his career as a civil attorney.

But it’s more than a book about his life history. It also can serve as a guide for anyone who might get injured in a car wreck, a work accident or other traumatic event.

The book…

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December 18, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount Event Center is under budget with construction moving along smoothly, city officials said last week.

The Event Center is on track to be complete by October with event contracts already being drawn up, said Charles Penny, a retired city manager retained by the…


December 18, 2017

It might be the season to be jolly for most people, but plenty of others are struggling with varying forms and degrees of depression during the holiday season, according to an expert trained to recognize and help with such conditions. 

Depression tends to spike to some degree during the winter…


December 18, 2017

FOUNTAIN — Following some maintenance work along the Jefferson Street in Fountain, crews found an increasingly rare piece of history.

While investigating a leak, employees found a wooden waterline — a piece of infrastructure that could date as far back as the 1800s.

Cities once used…

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