August 18, 2017

Hundreds of people hoping to get their eyes behind some special glasses to catch Monday’s eclipse are inundating outfits that are sponsoring viewing events in the Greenville area, organizers said.

"The frenzy we are seeing now is something we didn't anticipate. We had been selling 100 or 200…


August 18, 2017

The Greenville City Council and Pitt County Board of Commissioners directed staff to renew discussions about the county assuming animal control services in the city.

Both boards unanimously approved motions directing discussions to begin during a joint meeting at Sheppard Memorial Library on…


August 18, 2017

FARMVILLE — One man is interested in purchasing the town of Farmville’s sludge dryer.

The town installed a $1.42 million sludge dryer in 2007 when its wastewater treatment plant was said to be nearing capacity in 2006.

In fall 2005, Collins & Aikman, a manufacturing business in…

August 18, 2017

GRIFTON — The Grifton Public Library is well prepared to help patrons safely view Monday’s solar eclipse.

The library has a stock of 1,000 eclipse glasses thanks to STAR_Net, a program that provides science resources to libraries nationwide.

Glasses are now available free of charge to…


August 18, 2017


Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight, a fundraiser for The Blind Center, will be held from noon-4 p.m. at the Center, 221 N. Harvey St., Washington, N.C. Four flavors of homemade ice cream, including vanilla and butter pecan, will be available while supplies last. The cost is $3 for an eight-ounce…


August 18, 2017

Greenville police charged a 58-year-old man with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after he allegedly cut a woman on her back with a box cutter during a fight on Wednesday night.

Police charged Rickie Lane Garrett of 1502 Halifax St. after the incident in the 300 block of…

081817 Rickie Lane Garrett

August 18, 2017

A Stokes boy who wanted to use his piggy bank savings to help a homeless man instead found a way to help dozens of people with a little entrepreneurial ingenuity.

Caden Weatherington, 4, with help from his mother, Bridge, and father, Cliff, operated a weekly lemonade stand outside his Stokes home…


August 18, 2017

ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton issued a difficult challenge Monday to the members of a newly assembled search committee: Find a suitable replacement for Rick Niswander, vice chancellor for administration and finance.

Niswander announced this summer that, after seven years in his administrative…


August 17, 2017


Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the food pickup will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information about the Sycamore Helping Hearts Food Pantry contact Debra Watson, co-…


August 17, 2017

ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton came to the west-end dormitory area Wednesday morning prepared for some heavy lifting. The Pirate leader greeted arriving families in the parking lot and helped unload some cars for incoming freshmen on Move-in Day, signaling the beginning of the 2017 fall semester.…

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