July 20, 2019

In middle school, young Madison Maloney kept quiet about her dreams. She wasn’t sure she wanted people to know that she was reaching for the moon.

Growing up in Greenville, she watched NASA documentaries and launches at home, never confident that space exploration would be anything more than…

Madison Maloney

July 20, 2019

Feedback about President Donald Trump’s campaign rally at East Carolina University prompted campus leaders on Friday to reiterate that the institution’s role was limited to renting the venue.

The afternoon statement said the university is not responsible for any actions that took place…


July 20, 2019

As the nation pauses to remember the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Larry Nichols does not need to watch video footage to look back on the historic event. He was there.

The 83-year-old was at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in July 1969 when Apollo 11 was launched. He was part of 10…


July 20, 2019

The air conditioning repair business is hot right now in more ways than one.

As a result of the heat wave that has moved through eastern North Carolina this summer, service technicians have been busier than ever, according to industry professionals.

“It’s been crazy busy the last two…


July 20, 2019

The last time I belonged to a health club was during the 1980s. Now they call them fitness clubs. I call them sweat clubs.

I was actually going to start this column with, “I’m waiting for a fitness club to name itself ‘Sweat Club.’” But I Googled my idea and discovered…

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July 20, 2019

A vehicle was stolen from a home early Tuesday morning, according to a case report released by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. 

The incident took place about 12:57 a.m. July 16 on the 2400 block of L.T. Hardee Road. 

A Nissan Altima valued at $15,995 was listed as stolen from the…

July 20, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended. Blood…


July 20, 2019

Two candidates emerged to challenge Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly in a flurry of last-minute filings that included challengers in two more Greenville City Council races, according to the Pitt County Board of Elections.

Renee Boston-Hill and Demetrius Hicks filed to seek the mayor’s office on…

July 19, 2019

City leaders defended Greenville as a diverse, inclusive and compassionate community on Thursday in response to a growing wave of condemnation from all corners of the country prompted by chants of "send her back" during President Donald J. Trump’s rally at ECU’s Minges Coliseum.

A storm…


July 19, 2019

ECU police and emergency medical personnel responded to 38 emergency medical-related incidents at President Donald J. Trump's rally at Minges Colisuem, the incident commander reported.

The incidents primarily were heat related, Lt. Chris Sutton said. None were considered life-threatening but one…

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