August 19, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery Thursday after an acquaintance was held at gunpoint on Aug. 1.

Daniel Scott Alford, 19, of 121 Fair Oaks Road, Chocowinity, and Jordan Wayne Williams, 18, of 2522 Thomas Langston Road,…

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August 19, 2017

ECU is so vital to North Carolina, that if it didn’t exist, state leaders would have to go out and build it, Chancellor Cecil Staton told faculty members during the 2017 Faculty Convocation Friday morning.

“We are responsible for putting more business leaders into our economy than any…

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August 19, 2017


Cooking demonstration

The Pitt County Health Department will sponsor a cooking demonstration from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Leroy James Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road. The demonstration will be of a healthy recipe featuring a donated produce item from local farmers. This…


August 19, 2017

Beaufort Community College has been added to the list of locations hosting public hearings on proposals to redraw the state’s legislative districts.

The General Assembly’s House Select Committee on Redistricting announced Thursday it had added the site was to the six previously…

August 19, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 320 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 10-16. Following is a breakdown:


Aug. 10

5:27 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 321 E. Seventh St. Cleared 5:37 a.m.

6:24 a.m. — alarm system sounded due to malfunction at 2578 W.…

August 19, 2017

Could the recent violent demonstration by Nazi and Ku Klux Klan members on the University of Virginia campus occur at East Carolina University? A law passed this summer by the state General Assembly assures that it can — and must be allowed.

ECU officials this week welcomed back thousands of…


August 19, 2017

The season’s first intrasquad football scrimmage is a big deal for the East Carolina Pirates.

Back in 1987, ECU head coach Art Baker cast a careful eye over hsi team as they strapped on their pads and took to the field on Aug. 20, to prepare for a Sept. 5 operer against N.C. State.

Baker said…


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…

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