October 27, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported on Wednesday that it had provided more than $1 million in assistance to people in Pitt County as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

The agency said it had registered 2,143 applications for assistance and approved $1,197,060 in aid to residents…

October 27, 2016

A Greenville man on Tuesday was sentenced to six years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. District Judge Terrance W. Boyle also sentenced Daquez Howard, 20, to three years of supervised release to follow his prison sentence, according to a news release issued Wednesday…

October 27, 2016

Pitt County is among 13 counties the U.S. Department of Agriculture added to the list of counties eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, according to a news release.

Last week, 18 counties were approved.

The benefit is for people who are not current recipients of Food and…

October 27, 2016

The U.S. Post Office on East 10th Street, which was flooded during Hurricane Matthew, opened its doors to customers Wednesday, but only so they could pick up their mail and packages in the lobby area of the facility.

The counter area, where people buy stamps, send packages or do other business with…


October 27, 2016

WINTERVILLE — Candidates for the Pitt County Board of Education, gathered Wednesday night for a forum sponsored by Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County, said they are committed to increasing parent engagement.

Candidates at the meeting were: District 1 candidate Robert…


October 27, 2016

Nearly 22,000 people had cast ballots during early voting in Pitt County by the close of polls on Wednesday, the Pitt County Board of Elections reported, surpassing seventh-day totals from the last presidential election by more than 2,000 votes.

Ten days remain in the early voting cycle, which…


October 26, 2016

Voters think neither major political party can help them improve their futures, and it's left them angry, a former president said during a Tuesday campaign event in Greenville.

They are wrong, former president Bill Clinton said. His wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has a plan…


October 26, 2016

The Greenville Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday night.

A man told police he was walking home from a nearby store when an armed man approached him about 11:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Blackwater Drive off of Old Tar Road, Greenville Police Department…

October 26, 2016

The Greenville Police Department on Wednesday released surveillance images from a Saturday robbery at a local cell phone store.

The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Cricket Wireless, 205 S.W. Greenville Blvd. A robber entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from two employees inside,…

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October 26, 2016

Greenville Recreation and Parks staff are continuing cleanup efforts at city parks now that floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew are subsiding throughout the area.

“We’ve been putting in some long days,” Dean Foy, parks superintendent for the City of Greenville, said.…

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