February 19, 2019

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners, with a 5-4 vote on Monday, ended the county’s involvement in an effort to create a public-private partnership to oversee economic development.

Commissioner Tom Coulson, who made the motion, was joined by Ann Floyd Huggins, Melvin McLawhorn, Beth Ward…


February 19, 2019

RALEIGH — A Republican operative, who last year rounded up votes for a GOP candidate running for Congress, conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina’s elections director said on Monday.

The director’s testimony came on the first day of a…

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February 19, 2019

A request to rezone a 17-acre lot off of Port Terminal Road near east 10th Street to accommodate multi-family residential development or other possible new uses is among two items before the Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission tonight.

The lot is located just north of 10th Street and east of…

February 19, 2019

Flexibility was the focus of discussion as Pitt County Schools officials met with state legislators on Monday afternoon.

The Pitt County Board of Education and Superintendent Ethan Lenker shared requests and concerns with Sen. Don Davis and Reps. Chris Humphrey, Greg Murphy and Kandie…


February 19, 2019

A community forum meant to gather input on public education issues that should be considered by the N.C. General Assembly is set at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at South Central High School in Greenville.

The event will be hosted by the Pitt County Association of Educators and the N.C. Justice Center and…

February 19, 2019


Council on Aging

The Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will hold free hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Lori Cortright at 752-1717, Ext. 13.  The Rockreation Therapy Band, a local group, will entertain at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

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February 18, 2019

The Pitt-Greenville Airport Board of Directors announced on Monday that Kim W. (Bill) Hopper has been named as the new executive director for the airport’s operations, effective March 4. 

Hopper brings more than 30 years of airport operations management experience, having previously…

February 18, 2019

East Carolina University has named Paul Schwager as its sixth dean of the College of Business.

The appointment was approved by the ECU Board of Trustees during a special meeting on Monday afternoon and begins July 1, a university official said.  

Schwager has served as the college’s…


February 18, 2019

Pitt County Social Services is seeking approval from the Board of Commissioners to pursue a grant that would pay interns to work in the agency’s child welfare division.

The board is scheduled to consider the request at its meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. today.

The $81,000 grant from the…

February 18, 2019

An interstate natural gas pipeline planned to run through much of eastern North Carolina along the I-95 corridor may have run its course before any fuel has flowed.

In a case of bad news coming in threes, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline recently has been downgraded as an investment, taken the…

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