September 27, 2016

The much-anticipated first presidential debate on Monday night expected to break viewing records. East Carolina University student Ricky Ghai planned to be among those watching Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton as he tries to affirm who he plans to vote for in November.



September 27, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (9/26/2016) — East Carolina University has been named a 2017 Top 100 Best Value College in a new listing by Educate to Career.

ECU is ranked 99th out of almost 1,200 universities in Educate to Career’s 2017 College Rankings Index. The California nonprofit analyzed labor…

September 27, 2016


Blood giving opportunities

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Other upcoming blood drives are coming up at the following times and locations: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at ECU Willis…


September 27, 2016

Someone forcibly entered a building and stole $7,800 and property, including a security system and a desk, according to Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred between 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 10:30 a.m. on Friday at 4603 U.S. 13.

Twenty-four photos were seized,…

September 27, 2016

The man prosecutors claimed was the mastermind behind a 2012 triple homicide at a convenience store north of Farmville will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on Monday of three counts of first-degree murder.

The jury deliberated just more than two hours before…


September 27, 2016

Local officials are “delighted” that talks of designating U.S. 264 as a future interstate have shifted into the fast lane.

Last week, U.S. Sens. Richard Bur, R-N.C., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and U.S. Reps. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat, and Walter B. Jones Jr., a Republican,…


September 27, 2016

WINDSOR — Gov. Pat McCrory visited Bertie County on Monday to get a first-hand look at the devastating effects of flooding following more than a dozen inches of rain last week.

“You can see it, but you really have to experience it,” McCrory said.

The governor was joined by…

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September 27, 2016

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Grimesland woman who allegedly tied up another woman and sexually assaulted her on Saturday.

Erin Kristen Shumaker, 42, of 1367 Tucker Road, Grimesland, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree forced sexual offense.

Major Paula…


September 26, 2016

GREENVILLE — A recently passed state law means a new kind of school could be coming to Pitt County next school year.

The University of North Carolina laboratory schools program, established as a provision of the most recent state budget, requires that the UNC Board of Governors establish…

September 26, 2016

GREENVILLE — A change in state policy means local officials must now reconsider when students may begin participating in competitive sports.

Statewide, sixth grade students are allowed to participate in all interscholastic sports except football, following a change made by the N.C. State…

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