December 15, 2017

More than 20 people gathered outside the Pitt County Courthouse slightly after noon Thursday to protest both recently approved and proposed changes to the state’s judicial system being pursued in the General Assembly.

“We are here to send a message to our politicians that we are…


December 15, 2017

The joy widely associated with holiday gift giving can quickly turn to panic without proper supervision, according to injury prevention professional Ellen M. Walston.

Walston, the injury prevention program coordinator at the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Vidant Medical Center, said…

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December 15, 2017

The Greenville City Council voted on Thursday night to extend a provision allowing for sales of alcohol at the Town Common, with plans to remove restrictions from the ordinance early next year. 

The council voted unanimously to support the recommendation brought by city staff, after a…

December 15, 2017

SNOW HILL — Greene County has been awarded $1 million from the N.C. Division of Emergency Management for disaster relief for low-moderate income residents affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The grant provides funds to rehabilitate 12 homes and replace two homes. The funds also provide temporary…

December 15, 2017

Carrying large black plastic trash bags, about 15 school social workers and counselors sorted through boxes and displays trying to find the perfect gifts for their students and their families.

On Thursday, it was shopping day for Operation Santa Claus, a campaign to collect toys and gifts for Pitt…


December 15, 2017

A Greenville man, who previously served about 14 years in prison for second degree murder, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for drug trafficking.

Richard Lenzy, 41, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to eight years and four months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams…

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December 15, 2017

A woman was charged with habitual larceny Wednesday after she was apprehended for stealing items from Kohls department store.

The incident occurred about 1:10 p.m .on Dec. 13 at the store located at Galleria Drive.

The woman allegedly stole Juicy Couture Perfume valued $37.99 and miscellaneous…

December 15, 2017

FARMVILLE — The H.B. Sugg Charitable Organization delivered holiday cheer Thursday to residents of Pruitt Health in Farmville.

The organization provided 41 females and 15 males a pair of socks, courtesy of Bobby Joyner, the organization’s president. Joyner markets Cherokee products and…

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December 15, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT — A local economic developer has been tapped to serve on the oversight authority of an industrial park adjacent to one of the larger commercial airports in the Southeastern United States.

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Norris Tolson, CEO of Carolinas Gateway Partnership, to the…


December 15, 2017

FARMVILLE — Christmas cheer was in the air earlier this week at the annual May Museum Christmas Tea. The grounds were filled with garland, twinkling lights, poinsettias, wreaths and more. Inside, guests were transported back in time to the early days of Christmas.

“In the late 1800s,…

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