October 27, 2016 - 37 minutes ago

Greenville Police Department on Thursday evening released a surveillance video of an armed robbery at a local convenience store in hopes the public can help identify the suspect.

A armed man entered the Tobacco Dream Mart, 501 S. Memorial Drive, about 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The suspect is described…

October 27, 2016

A 63-year-old man fought two masked robbers, took a shotgun from one’s hands and chased them toward a vehicle, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, the victim arrived at the home of his girlfriend on Oakley Road when two masked individuals emerged…

October 27, 2016

A Wilmington woman turned herself in on Monday for reportedly presenting forged prescriptions at local pharmacies, according to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Jacqueline Diane McWhirt, 37, of 1129 Matteo Drive, Apt. 308, Wilmington, is charged with four counts of obtaining a controlled substance…

October 27, 2016

FARMVILLE — The arts are coming alive in Farmville, which was evident with the opening of The Glass Station earlier this month.

The Glass Station, located on Wilson Street in downtown Farmville, will house East Carolina University’s glass blowing program. Classes are expected to begin…


October 27, 2016

The United States Postal Service has provided notification that VT Hackney is one of a select group of companies awarded a prototype contract under the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Acquisition Program.

“I speak for everyone at VT Hackney in expressing our excitement in continuing…

October 27, 2016

WINTERVILLE — Candidates for the Pitt County Board of Education, gathered Wednesday night for a forum sponsored by Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County, said they are committed to increasing parent engagement.

Candidates at the meeting were: District 1 candidate Robert…


October 27, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported on Wednesday that it had provided more than $1 million in assistance to people in Pitt County as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

The agency said it had registered 2,143 applications for assistance and approved $1,197,060 in aid to residents…

October 27, 2016

A Greenville man on Tuesday was sentenced to six years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. District Judge Terrance W. Boyle also sentenced Daquez Howard, 20, to three years of supervised release to follow his prison sentence, according to a news release issued Wednesday…

October 27, 2016

Pitt County is among 13 counties the U.S. Department of Agriculture added to the list of counties eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, according to a news release.

Last week, 18 counties were approved.

The benefit is for people who are not current recipients of Food and…

October 27, 2016

The U.S. Post Office on East 10th Street, which was flooded during Hurricane Matthew, opened its doors to customers Wednesday, but only so they could pick up their mail and packages in the lobby area of the facility.

The counter area, where people buy stamps, send packages or do other business with…

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