December 09, 2017

RALEIGH — Falling snow and icy roads in North Carolina closed local government offices and schools, sent cars sliding off the road and altered the governor’s travel plans Friday.

Residents of Pitt County escaped the deep freeze, but faced cold, steady rain that was expected to continue…

Winter Weather Deep South

December 09, 2017

Two men attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint Wednesday as she was unloading groceries from her car on Meridian Drive.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Meridian Drive. One of the men was armed with a handgun, and as they approached her, she began to scream, and the two…

December 09, 2017

Though it may not be as flashy as a latest gaming system or the newest Barbie Doll, representatives said that investing in your child’s college savings account could be the most meaningful Christmas gift of all.

The North Carolina 529 savings account is a tax-free, low-cost plan and Takeila…

December 09, 2017

SNOW HILL — Greene County has taken another step toward the construction of the Greene County Wellness Center. Architect David Patrick Moses of Linville presented preliminary drawings of the $2.5 million project at a Greene County Board of Commissioners meeting earlier this week.

Moses was…

December 09, 2017

FARMVILLE — The holiday season kicked off last week in Farmville as the community held its annual tree lighting ceremony followed by A Taste of Farmville.

The dual events attract residents and visitors alike, officials said. Their purpose is both to promote local businesses and get people in…


December 09, 2017

A judge on Thursday sentenced a 34-year-old man who stole and sold his grandmother’s prized possessions to spend Christmas in jail.

Christopher Lee Edwards appeared in Pitt County Criminal Superior Court Thursday at the detention center and pleaded guilty to uttering a forged document and…

120917 Christopher Lee Edwards

December 09, 2017

Breakfast fundraiser

Hwy 55 Restaurant, 2907 East 10th St. will sponsor a breakfast to benefit Pitt County Chapter 37 Disabled American Veterans’ Building Fund from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost for pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, coffee, tea, juice, milk, soft drinks and danish is…


December 09, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 405 fire and EMS calls from Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Following is a breakdown:


Nov. 30

■ 6:38 a.m. — dispatched and canceled en route to 1919 Sherwood Drive. Cleared 6:42 a.m.

■ 8:31 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at South…

December 09, 2017

Anyone who has ever asked Santa for a pony probably will appreciate a special holiday sale that took place in 1987.

An estimated crowd of 1,000 people rode over to Ayden’s East Carolina Stockyard, drawn to a wild horse and burro sale sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau…


December 08, 2017

Greenville police are investigating two thefts of beer that were reported by Walmart on East 10th Street.

One Nov. 6 between 8 p.m. and 8:49 p.m., someone stole a pack of Ice House beer valued at $21.90 from the store at 4600 E. 10th St.

On Nov. 25 between 11 a.m. and 11:37 a.m., someone…

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