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May 26, 2017 - 13 minutes ago

A Winterville woman beat 1 in 913,129 odds to win a $150,000 prize in the May 17 Powerball drawing, the N.C. Education Lottery reported this week..

Barbara Joyner claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $104,252.…

May 26, 2017 - 13 minutes ago

Out-of-county students may be welcome on a limited basis in Pitt County Schools if the Board of Education follows through on a change discussed by its policy committee.

The school system routinely receives admission requests from parents who commute to work in Pitt from surrounding counties,…

May 25, 2017

A portion of Dickinson Avenue that closed in August so work could progress on an overpass that is a major part of the 10th Street Connector reopened to traffic on Thursday, signaling a milestone for the project.

Dickinson was closed between 14th and Ninth streets, blocking a traditional entryway…

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May 25, 2017

Greenville Police Department officers, including detectives, will be fully outfitted with body cameras by mid-June, the police chief said.

Mark Holtzman reported to the city manager on Wednesday his department had received all 90 cameras the City Council approved for purchase in November using…

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May 25, 2017

If Hurricane Matthew offered any lessons to the people who try to predict and respond to hurricanes, it simply confirmed that hurricanes remain unpredictable and responders should always prepare for the worst.

That was the consensus Wednesday among more than a hundred emergency management…

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May 25, 2017

An expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina will give families facing challenges they never imagined something difficult to measure in square feet: Each other.

The addition of a 10,000-square-foot building adjacent to the existing facility will add seven new bedrooms, a…

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May 25, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution about the naming of the 10th Street Connector and its bridge on Monday despite one commissioner's objection over some of the document's language.

Commissioner Charles Farley made a motion that the board adopt the resolution if the…

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May 25, 2017

A Greenville man is facing charges in a Tuesday home invasion in which he and two other suspects, reportedly masked and armed with baseball bats and a rifle, allegedly beat and robbed a man on his porch.

Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 11:30 p.m. on Monday to the report of a…

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May 25, 2017

A man shot Tuesday during an altercation with deputies has been released from the hospital and is jailed under several felony charges, including attempted murder.

Antwon Marquel Anderson, 26, of Snow Hill is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a…

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May 25, 2017

A strained relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community is not unusual in many areas across the nation, but Greenville officers are working to clip the tension and strengthen those connections.

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday night did not keep local barbers, customers and law…

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