October 15, 2019

Work to complete the last set of upgrades to Arlington Boulevard is expected to begin next week, a city news release announced.

A more definitive start date for the work, the last phase of construction funded by a 2015 revenue bond, will be announced in the coming days.

Construction will begin with…


October 15, 2019

Before entertainer Kodi Lee won over the judges and took home the grand prize on season 14 of “America’s Got Talent,” musician Christopher Duffley was wowing a Greenville audience with that same kind of inspirational talent.

Duffley, who like Lee is blind and has autism, was…


October 15, 2019

Greenville’s River Park North encourages kids every year to get down and dirty to learn about nature — really dirty.

About 150 people visited the park Saturday for its annual dirt day, many of them members of the younger set who plunged into a soggy dirt pit fashioned by park employees.…


October 15, 2019

A candidate for Greenville mayor said the City Council needs to ask if it’s doing everything it can to make Greenville welcoming to everyone.

Renee Boston-Hill, who along with Demetrius Hicks, is challenging P.J. Connelly in the Greenville mayoral race. The nonpartisan election is Nov. 5.…

Renee Boston-Hill

October 15, 2019

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is a step closer to equipping deputies with body cameras thanks to action by the Board of Commissioners on Monday.

Commissioners unanimously passed a $100,000 budget amendment to fund a dollar-for-dollar local match for a grant from the Body Worn Camera and…

October 15, 2019


Fall concert

The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St. The concert is part of a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. It will include movements from Beethoven…


October 14, 2019

Coverage of candidates in contested races for Greenville City Council continues today with mayoral challenger Demetrius Hicks and Tuesday with Renee Boston-Hill.

A young man working to bring alternative transportation to Greenville said the city needs a leader who sees growth coming from new…


October 14, 2019

Heat-related illnesses, pesticide exposure and other occupational hazards face migrant and seasonal farmworkers each day.

But a new three-year, $427,551 health disparities grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine will help East Carolina University and its…

October 14, 2019


Sierra Club

”Green Investing” will be the topic of the Cypress Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive. Green investing or “eco-investing” is about financial investing that aligns with one’s goals for…


October 14, 2019

As construction continues on Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza at Greenville's Town Common, the project's architect, Zena Howard, said she hopes it will educate future generations about a thriving community that was destroyed in the name of urban renewal.

Howard spoke at ECU's Main Campus Student Center…

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