July 30, 2016

Work on a section of Greenville’s greenway system that will link Charles Boulevard and Evans Street is nearing completion, the city’s public works director said.

Work on the 1.37-mile path, the second phase of the Green Mill Run section of the greenway, is “about 85 percent…


July 30, 2016

Many people these days take Greenville’s public transit system for granted.

But 40 years ago, there were few options besides private automobiles for getting around the city. Then some public officials had a GREAT idea.

After 22 months of research, study and planning, the city launched its…


July 30, 2016

Local and state advocates are holding a rally today to speak out against the imprisonment of two men who they believe were wrongfully convicted.

“Community Awareness for Justice Rally: A Pilgrimage for Justice for Dontae Sharpe and Kalvin Michael Smith” will be held from 10 a.m. to…


July 30, 2016


Veterans bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

NAACP Justice rally

The Pitt County branch of the…


July 30, 2016

A person smashed a side window at a Greenville home this week and stole items valued at about $23,000, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

The break-in was reported at 4:13 p.m. on Wednesday in the 3900 block of Palmer Drive. According to the report, the incident occurred…

July 30, 2016

SNOW HILL — A former meteorologist for Greenville’s WNCT-TV has made a return to the airwaves, albeit on the radio.

David Sawyer, the longtime Channel 9 weatherman who left full-time forecasting for the ministry, is hosting “Be Transformed,” a weekly show on the Go Mix!…


July 30, 2016

Local Republicans said the Democratic National Convention was long on politics and short on solutions.

The four-day event included the first-ever nomination of a woman as the presidential candidate for a major political party and culminated in the candidate, Hillary Clinton, making an acceptance…


July 30, 2016

FARMVILLE — A low-cost rabies vaccination clinic drew a large crowd last week to the Farmville Fire Department after reports of rabies found in a raccoon near Walstonburg.

Pitt County Animal Control partnered with Veterinary Outpatient Clinic of Greenville to administer shots. It is…


July 30, 2016

FARMVILLE—Members of the Farmville High School Class of 1951 celebrated the 65th anniversary of their graduation July 15 at Colonial Inn.

Seventeen classmates and 12 guests gathered from 4:30-8 p.m. for a social hour, buffet dinner and class meeting.

Mittie Rouse Pippin was the mistress of…


July 30, 2016

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 355 fire and EMS calls from July 21-27. Following is a breakdown:


July 21

5:54 a.m. — dispatched and canceled en route to 207 Oakdale Road. Cleared 6:37 a.m.

10:28 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 310 E.…

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