February 21, 2018

The Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday took the final step to reverse a previous decision on a special-use permit for the construction of a student apartment complex on Charles Boulevard.

The commission was under court order to issue the permit. A Pitt County Superior Court ruled against the…

February 21, 2018

Someone shot into a home while residents were inside according to a Greenville Police Department report. No injuries were reported.

Police said a home located in the 300 block of Roundtree Drive was struck by bullets between 10:10 and 10:21 p.m. on Saturday night.

Bullets struck a front window…

February 21, 2018

Teamwork, corporate pride and community values earned a Greenville-based manufacturing company with a plant in neighboring Martin County the local economic development board’s highest honor on Tuesday.

Penco Products was selected by the Pitt County Development Commission as the county’s…


February 21, 2018

A new program is bringing additional personnel, resources and curriculum components, including computer coding, to several rural Pitt County elementary schools.  

Planning for the Restart program that officials announced would be coming to Falkland and Northwest elementary schools last year is…


February 21, 2018

The Wilson County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to rename Elm City Elementary School after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

All six board members supported the proposal. Board member Robin Flinn was absent from the meeting.

“I am just proud of them for understanding and…


February 21, 2018

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office announced 16 arrests on drug-related charges as a part of an ongoing initiative called “Operation Middleman.”

Operation Middleman, which began in 2017, is part of an effort to target lower- and mid-level drug dealers in Edgecombe County, the…

February 21, 2018

A re-creation of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I Have a Dream” speech in Rocky Mount and a fundraising event to help advance a feature-length documentary film about the speech will take place this week in Rocky Mount.

The city of Rocky Mount and Dr. Jason Miller,…


February 21, 2018


School retirees

N.C. Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10 a.m. at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. The guest speaker, Rich Zeck, executive director for the Pitt County Council on Aging, will discuss resources and activities of the COA, as well as…


February 20, 2018

A Greenville home repair contractor accused of scamming an elderly victim back in March has been arrested by Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies. 

Terry Wayne Smith, 50, of 4141 East 10th St. was arrested on Feb.17 and charged with felony exploit disable/elder trust, felony obtain property by…

February 20, 2018


Grad Expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank-you notes and…

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