June 18, 2018


Soup kitchens 

• The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 561-7519.

• The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville,…


June 17, 2018

A Greenville man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred early Saturday morning near Pitt Greenville Airport, police announced on Sunday. 

Steven Jerome Keel, 33, has been charged with a felony hit-and-run-death and operating a vehicle with no insurance in…


June 17, 2018

AYDEN — A local appropriation for the Ayden schools stirred debate among the Ayden Board of Commissioners during final approval of the town’s $19.7 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 at Monday’s meeting.

The proposed budget included $3,000 a piece for Ayden Elementary School,…

June 17, 2018

WINTERVILLE — The Winterville Town Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a $24.71 million 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

Councilman Tony Moore opposed the budget.

“We must pay down some of our debt as our finance director pointed out, and not use fund balance funds to balance the budget. We…

June 17, 2018

An affidavit that is part of a lawsuit filed by a group of craft beer brewers against North Carolina reveals the punitive practices of beer distributors and inequities upheld by unfair state rules, the brewers’ lawyer said. A spokesman for the distributors, meanwhile, said their practices are…


June 17, 2018

A discussion about a long-planned extension of the South Tar River Greenway left many Greenville City Council members with a case of sticker shock.

Currently, the portion of greenway stretches from East Fifth Street near Cemetery Road and Green Springs Park to the Town Common, but the plans…


June 17, 2018

When people are in crisis, having someone to turn to for comfort and compassion can make all the difference.

That’s why Real Crisis Intervention in Greenville operates North Carolina’s only suicide prevention hotline, a service that has become a center of focus following the deaths of…


June 17, 2018


Blood drives

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina needs blood donors and will hold the following drives. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.

• 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ENC Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

• 9 a.m. to…


June 17, 2018

There are few better starts to the summer than kids — the two-legged kind — playing with kids — the four-legged kind.

Throw a few lambs into the mix and the first week of Pitt County Schools’ summer vacation become 4-H Goat and Lamb Camp.

For 22 years Pitt County children…


June 17, 2018

A 48 year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he crashed his vehicle, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

William Fred Tripp,48, of 2521 Penny Hill Road, crashed his vehicle near Penny Hill Road and Conetoe Road at 4:38 p.m. on June 10. The accident report…

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