April 27, 2017

A man who died in a car wreck Tuesday evening always traveled with his little chihuahua, Peppy.

Ralph Harlon Fisher, 75, of Bells Fork Road, died in a wreck on Southwest Greenville Boulevard near Rollins Drive after the Ford Mustang he was driving crashed into the back of a small black passenger…

April 27, 2017

STANTONSBURG — A 65-year-old Florida woman drowned Wednesday night after driving into floodwater on a barricaded stretch of N.C. 58 in Greene County, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The death is the second this week related to storms that dumped more than 8 inches of rain on parts of…


April 27, 2017

A man shot by a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was intoxicated and had pointed a gun at his son and wife, then raised it up toward deputies before one of them fired, according to the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Deputies responded about 7:57 p.m. on Wednesday to 507 Jonathan Place,…


April 27, 2017

A job fair on Saturday is just one of several efforts Pitt County Schools is making to raise awareness about employment opportunities in the school system.

The job fair is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon at J.H. Rose High School. The school system is hiring elementary, middle school and high…


April 27, 2017

WALSTONBURG — The former clerk for the Town of Walstonburg is facing larceny by employee and forgery charges.

Sharon Yvette Hoelz, 41, of 101 W. Church St., Walstonburg, was served an order for arrest on April 18 by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and charged with 40 felony counts of…

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April 27, 2017

Greenville police in the last three days have responded to several violent crimes, including four robberies — one in which an 8-year-old boy is a suspect — and two shooting incidents, one that resulted in damage to a local nightclub after hours and another that injured a man at an…


April 27, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Food is a language everyone understands, and on Wednesday it gave dozens of new English speakers a chance to try out their new language while sharing dishes from their homelands.

Visitors to Pitt Community College’s campus joined students and faculty Wednesday morning in…


April 27, 2017

The Greenville City Council has a list of potential replacements for City Manager Barbara Lipscomb, who is retiring in August, and expects to begin interviews in June.

Council members held a special closed session last week to meet with representatives from Slavin Management Consultant to discuss…


April 27, 2017

A Pitt County resident reported Tuesday that an engagement ring and class ring, both valued at $1,800, were stolen from her home.

The rings were taken from her home in the 2200 block of Greaves Court, near Greenville, by a person known to her, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office…

April 27, 2017


UMO open house

The University of Mount Olive, 4525 U.S. 264 West, Washington, will host the 2017 UMO Community & Career Fair from noon-5 p.m. The event will bring students, alumni and the community together for information on UMO degree programs, local organizations’ services and…

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