January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.…

APTOPIX Trump Inauguration-6

January 21, 2017


Health event

A free community health screening and health counseling event will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the multipurpose building at Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, 2665 W. Virginia St., Simpson. Rich Zeck from the Council on Aging will provide information on Medicare, Meals on Wheels,…


January 21, 2017

A wholesale rate decrease is being contemplated by the agency that sells electricity to Greenville Utilities.

The North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency's rate committee met Wednesday to review possible changes to the wholesale rate paid by its 32 members, including Greenville Utilities.…


January 21, 2017

Two organizations that strive to stop the chain of pet overpopulation are now working together to break a different kind of chain.

Pitt County Animal Services and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina are partnering to launch a local “Unchain Me” program. Funded by a $5,000…


January 21, 2017

Greenville residents say today’s Women’s March is a jumping off point for continuing efforts to ensure all people are treated with respect and equality.

Organizers describe the march, expected to draw tens of thousands to Washington, D.C., as a message to President Donald Trump and…


January 21, 2017

Construction of the new Greenville Transportation Activity Center will close a portion of Pitt Street downtown for up to five months starting on Monday, the city announced.

The road will be closed between the Pitt Street/Greene Street connector to roughly 250 feet north of Dickinson Avenue,…

January 21, 2017

Greenville police have responded twice this month to Mobile Auto Sports, where someone smashed the front glass door and stole amplifiers in both cases, most recently on Thursday.

A call came in at 3:31 a.m. Thursday about a break-in at Mobile Auto Sports at 126 S.W. Greenville Blvd., according to a…

January 21, 2017

East Carolina University’s Gospel Choir hit a high note in January 1987.

They went on the record with their first-ever album, captured during a concert on Jan. 24 in Wright Auditorium.

In the week prior to the performance, doors were flung open at the Ledonia S. Wright building as the group…


January 21, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 365 fire and EMS calls from Jan. 12-18. Following is a breakdown:


Jan. 12

1:51 a.m. — no incident found on arrival at 3400 Frontgate Drive. Cleared 2:15 a.m.

9:58 a.m. — dispatched and canceled en route to 100 Hickory St.…

January 20, 2017

Detectives charged three people this week in an unsolved 2014 homicide believed to be the result of a gang-related dispute, including one man who was charged earlier this month in a fatal drive-by shooting.

Antero Michael Puopolo Rodrigues, 22, of 2416 Saddleback Drive; Jerrell Devon Powell, 22, of…

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