March 22, 2017

Four community college presidents from the region are meeting at Pitt Community College today to discuss budget priorities for the North Carolina Community College System.

Among the state system's priorities for the 2017-19 biennium budget is the establishment of a scholarship program to aid…


March 22, 2017

East Carolina University students took advantage of a blue sky and high temperatures Tuesday to eat free ice cream and barbecue sandwiches and “Rock the Mall,” part of the weeklong celebration of the university’s official installation of Chancellor Cecil Staton. 

Staton will…


March 22, 2017

When it comes to giving, East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton not only talks the talk, but is walking the walk.

Staton, scheduled to be installed as ECU’s 11th chancellor later this week, has announced a $100,000 commitment to endow the Cecil P. Staton and Catherine D.…


March 22, 2017

Roaming through a packed room during a Tuesday luncheon, Mike Bonner appeared to be in his element. 

He was in teacher mode, but the celebrity status he has gained since appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in January gave him a different audience than his second-grade class at…


March 22, 2017

The driver of a tanker truck containing fuel was charged with exceeding a safe speed after the 18-wheeler he was driving tipped over on Staton Mill Road Monday evening.

George Tetteron, 33, of Bethel, was heading north on Staton Mill Road when the tanker truck he was driving appeared to go off the…

March 22, 2017

A red light camera program for Greenville has the green light to go forward.

The Greenville City Council late Monday night by a 3-2 vote approved an interlocal agreement with Pitt County Schools for the operation of cameras that will issue tickets to suspected red-light runners at five problem…


March 22, 2017

MARION — Two employers plan to create 118 new jobs in McDowell County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday..

Baxter International, a global health care company, is expanding investments in its manufacturing facility. The company plans to add 90 jobs and invest more than $7.4 million at its…

March 22, 2017

ASHEVILLE — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday highlighted his proposed NC GROW (Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce) Scholarship to help make North Carolina a top-10 educated state by 2025.

Starting next year, good students who graduated high school with a 2.0 GPA or higher would…

March 22, 2017

A group that aids disabled veterans said it needs the community's help in finding a space for its activities.

Volunteers with Disabled American Veterans Pitt County Chapter 37 help fellow service members by transporting them to medical appointments and helping them apply for Veterans Affairs…

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March 22, 2017

The second of three meetings seeking input on rebuilding Pitt County following Hurricane Matthew is being held at 7 p.m. today in the Pitt County Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle.

The North Carolina Resilient Redevelopment Planning program is gathering information from people in counties…

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