May 22, 2017

A lot of first-time racers who decided that a biathlon was something they could accomplish helped make one of Greenville’s longest-running races a success on Sunday.

The 31st Annual Fiesta Biathlon, a 3.1 mile run and a 15-mile bike ride starting and ending at the downtown landmark…


May 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — A project to install new sewer lines on Cooper Street has several residents upset at an easement request made by the town.

“This isn’t a slice of the good life. More than a bite of a sour apple,” Paul Casey, a resident of 441 Cooper St., said at the May 10…

May 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Ramona Hufford has lived on the corner of Cooper and Academy streets for 37 years, but walking from her home to downtown safely is a bit tricky.

“I love my sidewalk,” Hufford told the Winterville Town Council at the May 8 meeting, referring to the walkway…

May 22, 2017

A second public hearing is scheduled for a request to expand an existing sand mine on Sheppard Mill Road during today's Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The expansion requires a conditional use permit from the Board of Commissioners. The board delayed action because of complaints from…

May 22, 2017

The good news for J.C. Penney, which opened a major appliance showroom this month at the Greenville Mall, is that shoppers nationwide are spending more money.

The bad news is that they’re not spending it at department stores, the cornerstone of the shopping experience in the U.S. for decades,…


May 22, 2017


Energy exhibit

A Time for Science will host the Greenville Utilities Commission’s free interactive energy exhibit starting today through July 7 at GO-Science, 729 Dickinson Ave. For more information, contact Emily Jarvis at 252-531-7203 or emily@atimeforscience.org.

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May 21, 2017

Chris Stancill didn’t know what would follow when he spoke against the Pitt County Schools uniform policy during an April 3 meeting of the Board of Education.

Stancil said during the public comment period that the policy was costly to parents who wanted their children to have another set…


May 21, 2017


Open house

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Winterville Museum at the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. Jesse Riggs, Winterville historian, will discuss the History of Winterville Past and Present. Riggs has prepared a…


May 21, 2017

Sports editor Nathan Summers is taking monthly excursions on the Tar River to explore the river’s character and its characters.

When I began this monthly series back in the winter, I intentionally left it wide open in terms of what fish I might target, who I might do it with and where it…


May 21, 2017

There was no winner Saturday night at the Youth Expression Talent Show. At the same time, all were winners.

Several participants and their coaches and family members gathered at the Town Common ahead of the show to work out jitters, put finishing touches on makeup and hair and to rehearse.


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