May 31, 2016

Emergency managers prepare for the worst as Hurricane season approaches, and they said everyone will be safer if residents prepare for the worst as well. Here is some information to help:

Official response

Pitt County and municipal officials will alert the public early on about possible evacuation…


May 31, 2016

It only takes one. That’s the message that meteorologists and emergency managers urge people to keep in mind when considering the 2016 Hurricane season and the long range forecasts that predict the number of storms between now and December.

The Atlantic Hurricane season begins Tuesday and…


May 31, 2016

A $46 million project to provide a modern multi-lane connection between East Carolina University and the city’s medical district enters its next phase today as the portion of 10th Street between Evans Street and Dickinson Avenue is closed until 2019.

NCDOT officials said construction of the…


May 31, 2016

Raising employee salaries and adding staff while reducing the county’s tax rate is on the table for the Pitt County Board of Commissioners during its fourth budget workshop at 5 p.m. today.

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget presented to commissioners on May 20 increased funding for the…


May 31, 2016

A man was transported to Vidant Medical Center after he was hit in the nose early Sunday morning in his home, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office report.

The incident occurred about 3:43 a.m. at 1373 Arrowhead Drive, the report said. The 26-year-old man was assaulted by his…

May 31, 2016


Gardening Group

The Farmville/Fountain/Falkland Gardening Interest Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. Residents who have an interest in helping to promote community through gardening are invited. The group will discuss options…


May 30, 2016

After a year of hard work at Vidant Medical Center, Project SEARCH students are graduating Tuesday night — but their time with the project’s staff isn’t over yet.

Eight Pitt County Schools students, who are between the ages of 18 and 22 and have disabilities, have spent each…


May 30, 2016

Deputies arrested three men on murder charges after a shooting in a residential area Sunday night in eastern Pitt County.

The incident occurred about 8:50 p.m. at a home on Linda Drive in the River Creek Neighborhood outside of Washington, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday.…

Joseph Jackson Gibbs

May 30, 2016

The community joined local veterans in honoring comrades who never made it home or who have died since during a Memorial Day service at D.H. Conley High School.

Nearly 300 people attended the ceremony which was moved from its traditional location at the Greenville Town Common's veterans…


May 30, 2016

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to linger and move up the North Carolina coast today, local resident looking to enjoy their Memorial Day should expect a combination of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Tropical Depression…

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