February 15, 2019

Mayor P.J. Connelly cast the deciding vote to approve a request to rezone nearly 13 acres of land on East Fire Tower Road at Thursday’s Greenville City Council meeting.

However, a second vote must be taken in March to finalize the approval, City Attorney Emanuel McGirt said.

Council rules say…

February 15, 2019

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation does not have enough debt space to borrow the full $3 billion for local road and bridge construction promised in the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, State Treasurer Dale Folwell said.

Folwell made this comment last week in his monthly conference call…

February 15, 2019

After nearly 20 years of helping hundreds of young musicians fine-tune their skills, conductors of two of eastern North Carolina's youth orchestras are ready to pass the baton.

Greg Hurley, conductor of the Eastern Junior Youth Orchestra, and Wendy Bissinger, conductor of the Eastern Preparatory…


February 15, 2019

TARBORO — There is a new member of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, and she is the first of her kind.

Penny, a 12-week-old liver and brown bloodhound, was donated to the agency on Jan. 26 by Tim Braddy of Tarboro-based East Coast Canine and James Lockhart of Northfork Bloodhounds in…


February 15, 2019


Blood donation center

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit…


February 14, 2019

He was a devoted husband and father who wanted to be remembered for his integrity and love of God and the Catholic Church.

He also was the voice for veterans, farmers, fisherman, businessmen and everyone in between. And when he went off to Washington, he was not afraid to go against his own…


February 14, 2019

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

*ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL — A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. (2 hours, 2 minutes) Rated PG-13. 


February 14, 2019

RALEIGH — Lawmakers who want to reform the redistricting process in North Carolina say uncertainty over pending map litigation and the shaky balance of power at the legislature make them more optimistic their ideas will be voted on this year.

House Democrats and Republicans filed legislation…

February 14, 2019

Rocky Mount police are asking for information regarding the city’s fifth homicide of the year. This time, the victim is a woman.

The Rocky Mount Communications Center received a phone call at 10:57 a.m. on Wednesday from Nash County Communications asking for help in assisting EMS with an…

February 14, 2019

Pitt County Schools has sent out a letter to parents in the district, informing them of safety improvements the district has made in the past year.

The letter, sent out on Wednesday, said officials used feedback from an online survey to prioritize parent concerns as well as implement several…

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