February 19, 2018

A public hearing is scheduled for today on a proposed ordinance governing drone usage in Pitt County that includes exemptions for agriculture and commercial businesses.

It is one of two public hearings being conducted by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners beginning at 6 p.m. in Eugene James…


February 19, 2018

Understanding a person’s culture is the first step in forming a partnership. And partnerships are needed whether it involves selling soft drinks, improving health outcomes or identifying where terrorist groups are based.

East Carolina University’s Department of Anthropology marked World…


February 19, 2018

As the start of the Town Creek Culvert project approaches, the city is beginning to close up land and brief the public on the massive $33 million project that will cause road closures throughout the next two and a half years. 

The Town Creek Culvert is responsible for draining stormwater from…


February 19, 2018

The Greenville City Council and Greenville Utilities Commission will hold a joint session today to discuss the expansion of the water treatment plant.

Council members and representatives from GUC will meet at the plant at 6 p.m. to learn expansion details and related rate effects the project will…


February 19, 2018


Computer class

A “Basic Computer” class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. today and Tuesday and continuing on Feb. 26 and 27 at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, Greenville. Learn computer safety, management of email and prevention of online scamming. This…

February 19, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools recently appointed nine community members to its newly-formed joint business advisory council that will operate in conjunction with the business advisory council of Edgecombe County Public Schools.

The creation of the council brings the…

February 19, 2018

NASHVILLE — A local woman has started a walk-in community play facility that is designed to build different skill areas for children of all abilities.

Shannon Barger is the owner of On the Move Gym at 802 E. Washington Street in Nashville that opened last October. The facility is dubbed a…


February 19, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Federal regulations regarding the distance between family care homes will remain in place, following a vote by the Winterville Town Council not to amend the town ordinance to include reasonable accommodation.

The federal rule state such homes must maintain a half-mile radius…

February 19, 2018

FARMVILLE — Dana Smith was raised to follow her passion and to work hard.

"My mom is a tough pickle, which she instilled in me," Smith said of her mother, Annie Wells. "Failure is not an option. I was taught to never quit; what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."

The 36-year-old Bethel…


February 19, 2018

AYDEN — Ayden officials are weighing the feasibility of allowing police officers to drive town-owned police cars home.

The idea, suggested by Ayden Commissioner Phyllis Ross, would allow officers within a 15-mile radius of town to drive their patrol cars to their residences.

Nearby towns such…

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