January 22, 2019

Picking up trash on a cold, windy Monday morning might not seem like a very enjoyable way to spend a day off from school.

But J.H.Rose High School students Lexi Karaivanova and Javier Limon volunteered to do just that in honor on the man who prompted the holiday — the Rev. Martin Luther…


January 22, 2019

STOKES — Present day turmoil may remind many of the unrest of the Civil Rights era but Americans will not go back, said the keynote speaker at this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life by the Interfaith Clergy of Pitt & Martin Counties.

More than 100 people…


January 22, 2019

AYDEN — The Ayden Board of Commissioners is writing board bylaws and ethics rules after  discovering no such directives have ever been formally adopted.

Commissioner Raymond Langley requested that the board to look into adopting bylaws. He discovered the lack of regulations while…

January 22, 2019

State officials said there was no marching order to yank Confederate battle flags from gift shop shelves at North Carolina’s Civil War battlefields, but they do not deny reports of a gradual phase-out.

Michelle Walker, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources,…


January 22, 2019

WINDSOR — About 13 miles from Windsor, a ferry trip across the Cashie River is an exercise in patience.

If the water’s too high or there’s lightning, don’t expect a ride. It takes about four minutes to cross the length of a football field, and even then, only two cars can…


January 22, 2019

A Farmville man suffered evident injuries after he ran off the road to the left and struck a tree, according to a State Highway Patrol report.

The crash took place at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the intersection of Lynch Street and N.C. 222 in Fountain 

Gregory Jerome Dixon was traveling west on…


January 22, 2019

SNOW HILL — The town of Snow Hill is working on a plan to improve the boat landing located off of Second Street, thanks to a $100,000 Duke Energy Progress grant.

Millie Chalk, the Duke Energy Progress government and community relations manager, recently visited town hall to present town…

January 22, 2019


Art entries wanted

Entries for the Tiny Art Show sponsored by Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will be accepted between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Friday. The show will be held from Feb. 1-22. This exhibition is open to all artists, craftsmen and community…


January 21, 2019

A pastor known for his efforts to restore his community through farming told people gathered on Monday to honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that he is grateful to see the harvest of years of civil rights work.

The Rev. Richard Joyner, pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist…


January 21, 2019

Greenville Police announced on Monday the arrest of three men they said are responsible for several armed robberies of Dollar General stores in Pitt, Martin and Greene County.  

On Sunday night the men — Trivanti Teele, 36, of Everetts, and Marcus Speller, 27, and Tony Speller, 23,…

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