June 01, 2016

The future of the Imperial Tobacco plant site on Atlantic Avenue, once the center of Greenville’s tobacco industry, has become the center of debate about what role the city should play in the redevelopment of the west Greenville and downtown districts.

The city has an option to…


June 01, 2016

A Greenville man was arrested early Saturday morning after dropping several bags of cocaine during a traffic stop, then trying to fight off officers and escape.

Nitroy Levi Bridges, 36, of 3303 Brookline Court was charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia,…


June 01, 2016

The state transportation department announced three more maintenance projects that will temporarily close two roads this week.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. today, Staton Mill Road north of Greenville will be closed during daytime hours to replace cross-line pipes at three locations in the 2200 and 2400…

June 01, 2016

The Democratic nominee for the state House District 9 race said Tuesday a series of monthly "town hall" meetings will give voters a chance to express concerns.

Brian Farkas will hold his first "First Tuesday Town Hall" at 7 p.m. June 7 in the Winterville Community Room, part of the town's public…


June 01, 2016

A man was struck by a bullet fired by another man shooting outside of his home on Sunday in Ayden, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred about 7:20 p.m. at 5333 Garris Loop Road. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said 60-year-old Johnny…

June 01, 2016

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners with a 5-4 vote on Tuesday approved a $167.5 million general fund budget that adds staffing and increases employee pay and public school spending — but not at the amounts requested.

The proposed budget sets the county tax rate at 68.6 cents per $100…


June 01, 2016

Five people were injured on May 24 in a rear-end collision after a vehicle stopped for an animal in the roadway, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Old River Road near Stokes Road, about seven miles west of Greenville, according to the crash report.…

June 01, 2016


Women for Women grants

Women for Women Pitt County will accept grant applications from programs benefitting women and girls today through Aug. 10. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, churches and schools in Pitt County may apply. Forms can be downloaded at www.…


May 31, 2016

A 20-year-old woman who had been shot in the head was found lying in a ditch after a resident went to investigate why his dog was barking, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday.

The woman was located about 6:45 p.m. Sunday off of Dickinson Avenue Extension, sheriff’s…

May 31, 2016

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday located weapons reportedly used in a shooting that killed one man and injured another, and a woman who lives nearby said she and her mother witnessed portions of the deadly incident.

Divers recovered the weapons near a bridge entering the Beaufort…

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