April 23, 2017

Organ donation statistics for the U.S. and North Carolina:

• 118,181 people were awaiting life-saving organ transplants on April 20; 97,823 of them were waiting for a kidney.

• 8,565 organ transplants have been performed in 2017 as of April 19. The organs came from 3,…

April 23, 2017

While William Knight does not know who donated the kidney that saved his life, he does know the contribution gave him a second chance and inspired him to do the same for others. 

Knight, 56, was the girls junior varsity basketball coach at D.H. Conley High School when his kidneys began to fail.…


April 23, 2017

FARMVILLE — A new public art project is transforming the exterior of a former auto dealership to promote the town’s new glass-blowing operations next door.

Linda Adele Goodine, a professor at East Carolina University, has teamed up with Beth Blake, the chairwoman of the painting…

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April 23, 2017

Dave Tate said East Carolina University’s football season started for him on Saturday.

“I love ECU football,” Tate said during the 34th annual Pigskin Pigout this weekend. “And this weekend lets me work one more game in each year ... it’s like an early Christmas…


April 23, 2017

A complete revamp of the state's social services system is proposed in legislation touting the reformation of the state's child welfare system.

Instead of having 100 counties operating individual social services departments, the legislation, titled "Family/Child Protection & Accountability Act,…


April 23, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College’s efforts to provide academic support for students away from the traditional classroom setting has resulted in a prestigious award for its Tutorial and Academic Success Center.

During the N.C. Tutoring and Learning Association (NCTLA) spring…


April 23, 2017

East Carolina University is the first university in the country and the only employer in North Carolina to receive the U.S. Department of Defense Extraordinary Employer Support Award for sustained support of National Guard and Reserve service members.

The award recognizes public and private sector…


April 23, 2017

A 24-year-old woman was charged with driving while impaired after she was in a wreck on East Fourth Street near South Oak Street, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

The Greenville police department charged Ikea Zorie Clark, 24, of 204-A Lewis St. Her blood alcohol level was…

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April 23, 2017


Walking tour

The Pitt County Historical Society will sponsor its annual Uptown Walking Tour conducted by historian Roger Kammerer at 3 p.m. Participants should gather at the clock at Five Points at the corner of Evans and Fifth Streets for a two-hour walking tour. Kammerer will share stories…

April 23, 2017

You can manage risk in a variety of ways. Your objective is to minimize the undesirable consequences from the causes of possible loss, such as fires, robberies, windstorms, and even diseases.

While the causes of pure risk may not be completely avoidable, such as a windstorm, you can avoid those…

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