June 22, 2017 - 59 minutes ago

Two small puppies were rescued Thursday just before noon from a hot car parked off West First Street.

The blond and black puppies were in a small pet carrier in a car, and the temperature inside the car was determined to be 130 degrees, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Greenville…

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June 22, 2017

A man with a knife robbed the First Citizen’s Bank at the corner of Third and Greene streets Thursday afternoon.

The robbery, which took place a half a block from the Pitt County Courthouse and the sheriff’s office, occurred just before 2 p.m. 

The robber entered the bank,…


June 22, 2017

With a university, community college and public school system among its largest employers, Pitt County residents are expected to reap major benefits in the state's biennium budget, Pitt County Rep. Greg Murphy said.

The state Senate finalized its passage of the $23 billion budget on Wednesday. The…


June 22, 2017

AYDEN — A new agreement between the Town of Ayden and the Ayden Fire Department is set to help the department save money to buy new vehicles in the future.

The Ayden Board of Commissioners voted unanimously June 12 to take 50 percent ownership of the new Venters substation located east of…

June 22, 2017

An East 10th Street property once the site of a neighborhood of duplexes known as College View will soon host a new apartment complex.

The future Eastern on 10th began construction in the last months and is expected to be complete and ready for residents by August 2018. The Preiss Company, which is…


June 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Winterville's town attorney will garner an hourly pay increase, effective July 1.

The Winterville Town Council voted 4-0 June 12 to approve Town Attorney Keen Lassiter's request to increase his hourly rate from $178.50 to $200.

Lassiter began his tenure with the town of…

June 22, 2017

Pitt County Schools for the next three years will work with two mental health care providers to deliver services including therapy and crisis intervention with the goal of helping student performance.

Travis Lewis, director of Community & Student Services, said Pride in North Carolina Inc. and…

June 22, 2017

The city Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday signed off on requests to rezone nearly 20 acres of land on Regency Boulevard for the development of office space and approved requests for development near Port Terminal Drive and on Bayswater Road.

The Regency Boulevard request came from…

June 22, 2017

An administrator with the Greenville VA Health Care Center said he hopes to see the numbers of veteran suicides diminish following an announcement earlier this month that the VA will adopt the same electronic health record system as the Department of Defense.

“Currently, 20 veterans commit…


June 22, 2017

Two people broke into the Pizza Hut restaurant on Old Tar Road near Winterville on Tuesday, but they were unsuccessful in breaking into the safe.

The break-in occurred at 4125 Old Tar Road about 3:15 a.m. and was discovered about 8:25 a.m. They broke the front glass door to enter the building, and…

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