March 23, 2018

Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday shows Pitt County continues a healthy growth trend but it does not match the increases of previous decades

The governor’s office released a report from North Carolina Budget and Management office which analysed the state’s…


March 23, 2018

Thursday was a good morning for would-be scientists to get their feet wet — or at least to get their hands damp.

Groups of Pitt County Schools students armed with test tubes, water tablets, and PH test strips braved a chilly breeze to test water samples at River Park North.

The samples were…


March 23, 2018

Concerns about lot sizes, traffic and annexation were raised prior to a 5-4 vote against a developer’s request to build about 150 homes between N.C. 33 and the Tar River east of Greenville.

Bill Clark Homes asked the Pitt County Planning Board to sign off on rezoning 67.5 acres owned by…


March 23, 2018

Planners have scaled back plans to widen 14th Street Extension from four lanes to two lanes with a median and bike lanes and say they should be able to complete the work without relocating residents.

State Department of Transportation officials advised the Greenville City Council about the…


March 23, 2018

Due to construction work on several large projects downtown, a portion of Dickenson Avenue is expected to be closed for about a week. 

Starting Monday at 7 a.m., Dickinson Avenue from Eighth Street to Reade Circle will be closed to traffic. The closure is expected to last one week, so…

March 23, 2018

There were eight new flu-related deaths in North Carolina last week, raising the seasonal total to 328, the highest number in a decade.

The eight deaths reported to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ public health division during the week of March 11 through March 17 was one higher…

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

March 23, 2018

The Pitt County unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent in January after two months of rising rates, but new national and state benchmark adjustments make January’s comparisons to last year’s numbers unreliable, ECU economists said.

The Pitt seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in…


March 23, 2018

Emergency managers and first responders from across the state are in Greenville this week preparing for disasters of any size by participating in Emergency Management Week 2018. Classes are being held through Friday at the Pitt Community College Greenville Center, 3107 S. Memorial Drive.…


March 23, 2018

CHARLOTTE — The University of North Carolina is in good shape, but the 17-school system is ever in need of improvement.

So said UNC President Margaret Spellings on Monday during a “state of the university” address. University performance is looking up, she said, pointing to rising…


March 23, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — Canada geese are destroying crops, damaging ponds and creating unsafe and unsanitary conditions across Pasquotank County, local farm and wildlife officials told county commissioners this week.

N.C. Cooperative Extension officials have been studying the impact of…

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