June 23, 2018

Dedicated business owners rarely get breaks and that lesson was one of many that 22 local high schoolers learned in the first-ever Summer Innovation Academy that was hosted by the East Carolina University’s Miller School of Entrepreneurship throughout the week. 

While many of their peers…


June 23, 2018

As temperatures continue to rise, experts said the heat can prove deadly for pets who are left to fend for themselves.

Pitt County Animal Services Director Michele Whaley said animal control officers often deal with dogs being tied to trees or left outside with no shelter or fresh water to…


June 23, 2018

Relationships, communication and connections are far more important than more guns or security in protecting school children, according to a panel of teachers, administrators, and law enforcement. 

On Friday morning, the panel met for a discussion about improving school safety in the wake of…


June 23, 2018

WINTERVILLE — An Winterville resident has raised objections to comments made by an elected official regarding those who serve on the town’s volunteer boards.

Last month, Winterville Councilman Ricky Hines suggested town staff be directed to investigate term limits for the volunteer-held…

June 23, 2018

GRIFTON — Grifton residents will see their sewer rates rise following the approval of a $2.6 million budget by the Board of Commissioners.

The budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, approved by commissioners on June 12, is $19,081 less than this year’s budget.

“While the…

June 23, 2018

A Greenville apartment complex employee has reported multiple tools missing, according to police.

A Greenville Police Department report stated that an employee at 33 East Apartments filed a police report on Thursday after he discovered $490 worth of power tools were taken from the complex, located…

June 23, 2018

As of Friday the Greenville Community Pool was still closed due to leaks in the skimmer lines of the pool. These leaks were found by maintenance workers earlier in the summer during routine checks in preparation for the pool’s opening.

Skimmer lines are part of the pool’s filter, and…


June 23, 2018

FOUNTAIN — A water rate increase and more money for the rural fire department are part of Fountain’s proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

Fountain commissioners met on June 12  at their final budget workshop to discuss the $1.19 million proposal.

Town Clerk Leigh Hines noted…

June 23, 2018

HIGH POINT — Don’t be fooled. The Hiking Honeys may be getting older, but just like honey, they also are very well-preserved.

The Hiking Honeys are a group of 14 High Point women, all in their late 60s or early 70s, who’ve been hiking together for a quarter-century, and…


June 23, 2018


HOOKERTON — When the town of Hookerton turned off the power to Christmas lights installed on the town’s water tower last week, it disrupted internet service to customers of NfinityLink.

During a routine inspection May 2, Southern Corrosion, a water tower/tank maintenance company,…

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