June 18, 2019

An Ayden man opened fire in the downtown parking deck around 2:14 a.m, following a  Sunday morning altercation between two groups of people, Greenville police said.  

Police arrested and charged Morris Carlo Bowser Jr., 28, of  214 Englewood Place, in connection to the shooting.…


June 18, 2019

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners adopted a 3.5-cent tax increase with its new budget to fund a portion of a teacher pay supplement, a cause that brought about 100 people to Monday’s board meeting.

The 6-3 vote to adopt the budget came after the commissioners called a recess nearly two…


June 17, 2019

The board that controls alcohol sales in Pitt County is closing its liquor stores in Bethel and on 10th Street in Greenville and will open stores in new locations, the local administrator said.

The Pitt County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board plans to build a 6,000-square-foot store at 260 Easy St.…


June 17, 2019

Adoption of the county’s 2019-20 fiscal year budget and a public hearing on a sand mine permit request are two of the items on today’s Pitt County Board of Commissioners agenda.

The commissioners’ first attempt to adopt the proposed $251 million budget failed with a 5-4 vote…

June 17, 2019

The sound of weed wackers and shovels hitting the dirt filled the air Saturday morning at the Greenville Community Garden on Stancill Drive as volunteers helped harvest, weed and plant new items for future donation to the community.

The help came from members of Love a Sea Turtle, a nonprofit youth…


June 16, 2019

Six people were displaced by an apartment fire in Greenville, officials said Sunday evening. 

The fire, which began in a kitchen, occurred in the 100 block of Kristin Drive, Greenville Fire-Rescue reported.

Fire-Rescue responded at 5:15 p.m. and sent more than dozen firefighters, department…

June 16, 2019


Father's Day breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will sponsor a Father's Day breakfast from 9-10 a.m. at Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. All are welcome to this event.

Museum hours

The Grifton Museum, 437-A Creekshore Drive, Grifton, is open from 1-5 p.m. the first and third…


June 16, 2019

Who did Walter Jones want to succeed him in Congress?

State Rep. Greg Murphy said the late 3rd District congressman wanted him to fill the seat, but a local Republican organizer who’s backing Murphy’s opponent in next month’s GOP runoff primary is disputing that.

Murphy, a doctor…

June 16, 2019

Families with grade-schoolers and preschool children sometimes inadvertently put reading on the shelf, too busy with activities and errands to sit down for a story. But a new literacy coalition effort is designed to place books within their reach.

The READ ENC Community Literacy Coalition this week…


June 16, 2019

BJ Emerson’s life is wrapped up in stories — some he writes for his marketing clients and some he creates as a screenwriter, director and producer. But the one he tells today is different from all of those.

The story of how the prayers of an ex-convict changed a family for generations…

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