January 20, 2019

Following are closings for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend:

■ City of Greenville offices: Closed Monday

■ GREAT buses: Regular schedule

■ Pitt County offices: Closed Monday

■ Pitt County landfill, collection sites: Regular schedule

■ Pitt County Schools: Closed Monday (teacher workdays…

January 20, 2019

About 135 people gathered in Chicod recently for the annual meeting of the Pitt County FFA Alumni Association.

The meeting on hosted on Jan. 8 at the Pig Palace in the Chicod community included members, teachers, administrators, parents, FFA Alumni members, and a number of elected…


January 20, 2019

GRIFTON — The Grifton Board of Commissioners has denied a zoning ordinance amendment to permit electronic gaming operations.

More than 30 citizens attended a Jan. 8 public hearing to voice their concerns over the proposed zoning ordinance amendment.

Karly Radford approached the town to ask…

January 20, 2019

A man was stabbed at a gathering on Chestnut Street on Saturday and later died from his injuries, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Lamont Junior Parker, 37, of Rocky Mount, was stabbed shortly before 6 p.m. at 1105-A Chestnut St. in west Greenville, a news release issued by the…

January 20, 2019

Before the first students suit up to play football this fall for John Paul II Catholic High School, the school has plans to cover them from head to toe.

Sean Murphy, the school's athletics director and head football coach, said the Saints will be the only team east of Raleigh to play on a field…


January 20, 2019

A couple of Fridays ago, after waiting for the better part of a decade for the squad to get off the ground, John Paul II Catholic High School cheerleaders stepped out onto the court for the first time in their new navy and gold uniforms. But, in retrospect, it seems like perfect timing because…


January 20, 2019

Pitt County’s public schools are operating with minimal disruption despite the partial government shutdown, according to district officials.

However, some students are being affected personally by what is happening around them, officials said.

Pitt County receives federal money for both…

January 20, 2019

As the federal government’s partial shutdown stalemate drags on — is it now in its 30th day — its effects have rippled far beyond Washington.

The U.S. Labor Department reports that thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps or…


January 20, 2019

Sheppard Memorial Library is partnering with a local chess club to host the Pitt County Chess Open on Feb. 23, at the main branch of the library, the city of Greenville announced.

The library, located at 530 S. Evans St., and Highway 264 Chess will host the event beginning at 9:30 a.m., a…


January 20, 2019


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call  758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Museum hours

The Grifton Museum,…

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