August 18, 2019

ECU Pirate fans saw the treasure chest that is TowneBank Tower when the newly completed structure was opened for tours during Saturday's Meet The Pirates event at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

About 2,300 people walked through the founders' suites, loge boxes and other seating areas in the five-story…


August 18, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on June 24 and July 15, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

June 24 indictments:

Maurice Tommy Anderson Jr., 28, 1101 Grovemont Drive, Apt. A5, possession of firearm by felon for April…

August 18, 2019

BATH — Some facts about St. Thomas Episcopal Church:

In 1823 St. Thomas was formally accepted into the Diocese of North Carolina and consecrated in 1826.

Until the Civil War, St. Thomas was served by at least 15 clergymen.

In 1840 a fierce storm blew off the roof and damaged the interior.…

August 18, 2019

BATH — The town of Bath had a rocky beginning.

Early settlers were faced with deadly yellow fever, severe drought and violent coastal storms after sailing across the ocean to escape persecution in their various homelands.

They also had to contend with Tuscarora Indians and the pirate…


August 18, 2019


Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month and by appointment. The museum is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 524-0190 or visit the Grifton Museum on Facebook.



August 18, 2019

A Garner man charged with driving while impaired struck a ditch and a driveway, according to Pitt County court records.

The crash took place on Aug.7 at 5:45 p.m. near Hanrahan Road and Gaskins Road.

The driver, Fabian Jimenez-Salvador, 38, of 4501 Dewars Lane, was traveling Westbound on Hanrahan…


August 18, 2019

During their first week at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, first-year medical students are inundated with typical orientation-related activities, such as learning about the school’s policies, classes, exams and technology.

They go through various trainings, meet…


August 18, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College employees kicked off the 2019-20 academic year focused on ensuring the college leverages the full power of its affiliation with the prestigious Achieving the Dream (ATD) National Network over the next three years.

During Convocation on Tuesday, PCC…


August 17, 2019

A Greenville kidney transplant survivor hopes her participation in the 2019 World Transplant Games encourages people not only to become organ donors but to live their best lives.

Phelicia Price, a yoga instructor and economics instructor with an online university, rarely let things stop her from…


August 17, 2019

ECU faculty members attending Friday's convocation ceremony did not have to wait for Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach to speak to learn his priorities for the new academic year.

They were spelled out on purple and gold fliers people received when they arrived at Wright Auditorium. At the top were…

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