December 04, 2016

FARMVILLE — The descendants of two large Farmville-area families celebrated their heritage and mourned the loss of one of their matriarchs when they gathered last week for their 96th annual reunion.

Elizabeth Borum, a leader and organizer of the Tyson-May reunion for more than 10…


December 04, 2016

The Christmas season began in earnest across Pitt County with shopping and seasonal celebrations including a festival atmosphere during Christmastown in Ayden on Thursday.

The event presented by the town and the Ayden Chamber of Commerce featured late hours at downtown retailers, restaurant dinner…


December 04, 2016


Open house

The Hope mansion and King Bazemore house at Historic Hope Plantation, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, will be open from 1-5 p.m. The houses will be adorned with period decorations, and performers in period costume will dance and play games of the era. Join in for live holiday music,…


December 04, 2016

St. Peter Catholic School staff members consider their students family, perhaps because for many of them, it started out that way. 

Many of the longtime staff members are also the parents of current or former students. As the K-8 private school celebrates its 70th anniversary, their children…


December 04, 2016

Joyce Langley moved into Kearney Park 49 years ago. She was 16, and her new home in Greenville’s first low-income housing development felt like a mansion.

“I could see the holes in the floor where I came from,” she said, so Kearney Park was a new beginning.

Over the years, Langley…


December 04, 2016

East Carolina University has a lot to be proud of in terms of the opportunities it provides for students from all backgrounds, but administrators say there is still work to be done.

Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, visited ECU on Nov. 7 to tour the campus, meet with…


December 04, 2016

A 26-year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he ran a stop sign, hit a car and seriously injured the two people in the other car, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Roland Christian Lohner of 1621 Allen Williams Road, Williamston, was driving a 2004 Dodge…

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December 04, 2016

WINTERVILLE — The N.C. Community College System Small Business Center Network (SBCN) has presented the 2016 State Director’s Award to Pitt Community College’s Jim Ensor.

Ensor, who has overseen the Small Business Center (SBC) at PCC since 2006, earned the honor for “going…


December 04, 2016

“Aristocrat” stocks are those that have consistently increased their dividends over the past 25 years. The ultra-low interest rate environment in the past few years has led investors to switch from investing in bonds to investing in high dividend paying stocks at an ever fast pace.…


December 03, 2016

Authorities arrested two men on Saturday in connection with the homicides of a mother and teenage daughter whose bodies were found Thursday.

Jeffrey Todd Ward, 25, and Jerrett Cole Ward, 24, both of 2923 McCaskey Road, Williamston, were arrested in the deaths of Dawnn Elizabeth Ward, 40, and…

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