October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

Flooding from Hurricane Matthews caused little damage at a pair of north Greenville housing developments that were inundated after Hurricane Floyd, officials said Monday.

The Greenville Housing Authority all 105 units in the East and West Meadowbrook developments after the flooding in 1999.…


October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago


Blood drives

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 758-1140 for more information. Blood drives are coming up from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 at Mendenhall Student…


October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

Brian Farkas said he wants to restore honor to the concept of public service.

Farkas, who announced 13 months ago he wanted to be the Democratic candidate for state House District 9, said he has heard the knock that he has only ever aspired to run for public office. His answer: “So what?…


October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday charged a man with assault in connection to an incident involving his brother.

The incident occurred 1:38 p.m. on 622 Holland Road, according to a case report released on Monday by the sheriff’s office.

A 31-year-old man reported his brother…


October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

He is the only doctor in the (state) House, and Pitt County's resident representative is using that experience, along with hard data, to convince die-hard conservatives to support controversial legislation involving drug treatment and needle exchanges.

State House District 9 Rep. Greg Murphy, R-…


October 25, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

Pitt-Greenville Airport is enlisting the help of city, county and ECU officials to create more jobs north of the Tar River in the coming decade.

Airport officials want to create a commercial/industrial development — the PGV Commerce/Technology Park — on 90 acres of property the airport…

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October 24, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

The state has allotted $256,000 to give as one-time bonuses to school staff. Problem is, some people will see a bonus, and some will not.

The bonuses are for state paid personnel, including school administrators, teacher assistants, transportation staff, bus drivers and custodians.

The General…

October 24, 2016 - 42 minutes ago

In the heated battle for North Carolina, both presidential campaigns are rolling out all their forces this week.

Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who each visited the state last week,  each have rallies scheduled again in the key battleground state…


October 24, 2016

The East Carolina University Police Department is investigating damage to a well-known Pirate statue on the main campus mall.

Someone over the weekend apparently pushed the statue and broke it from its boots, which remained planted near Wright Circle on Sunday. The statue is popular with…


October 24, 2016

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of Wilson, who represents the 1st Congressional District, said change in Washington, D.C., must start locally.

“Congress is broken,” Butterfield said of partisan politics in Washington. “We have to reconcile and compromise on issues. That must…

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