October 23, 2018

Chairman Kieran Shanahan delivered his post-meeting comments with a stay-tuned tone on Tuesday after the East Carolina University Board of Trustees met for two hours in closed session concerning ECU athletics.

The Pirates have been without an athletics director since the university cut ties…

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October 23, 2018

A man accused in a Saturday shooting death in Bells Fork made his first court appearance Tuesday morning at the Pitt County Detention Center after spending the weekend at Vidant Medical Center. He was shot by deputies who were trying to arrest him outside of Washington, N.C., authorities said.…

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October 23, 2018

HERTFORD — A Perquimans County High School student is facing criminal charges after she and three other students got sick eating homemade cereal bars laced with marijuana, the sheriff said.

Sheriff Shelby White said all four students were treated after complaining of nausea-like symptoms…

October 23, 2018

The owners and operator of a troubled night spot have received court judgments that will hamper their ability to operate similar businesses in the future, according to a news release from the State Bureau of Investigation.

Pitt County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Foster on Monday entered a summary…

October 23, 2018

The Rocky Mount Event Center will host its grand opening at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The event will feature some of the first tours of the facility along with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and performances by The Tams, Deep Fried Funk and a free concert by George…


October 23, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — When middle-aged men look for a new career after years of serving in the military or law enforcement, they don’t usually decide to become a pre-school teacher.

But Theodore Hinton Jr. did. 

Hinton, 57, grew up in New York City and moved with his family to…


October 23, 2018

Following the return of jet service and the addition of a fifth flight out of Pitt-Greenville Airport, American Airlines plans to increase the size of aircraft serving the facility this winter, said the facility’s executive director.

American will upgrade from 50-seat planes to 70- or 90-seat…


October 23, 2018

During a summer baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, a child in foster care sat in the upper deck of Coors Field enjoying his first ever Major League Baseball game.

He and some other kids from Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains sat in the stadium’s…


October 23, 2018

A Greenville man and another male passenger were left with possible injuries after the driver failed to stop for a stop sign, ran off the road and crashed into a ditch, according to a State Highway Patrol report.

The crash took place at 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 11 on N.C. 30 and Briery Swamp Road near…


October 23, 2018

A complaint about the theft of electricity from a Greenville woman led to the arrest of a neighbor on drug and gun charges, the Greenville Police Department reported on Monday.

A woman who lives on Paul Circle told police on Friday that she noticed her utility bill was higher than usual and found…

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