August 15, 2017

State law likely would prevent Pitt County commissioners from acting on requests prompted by weekend events in Charlottesville, Va., to remove the Confederate statue that sits on the Pitt County Courthouse grounds.

Pitt County government's Twitter account received several tweets about the statue…


August 15, 2017

More than 23,000 students will return this week to Greenville and the East Carolina University campus for the start of the 2017 fall semester to swell Greenville’s population, uplift the local economy and saturate many local traffic corridors, adding to an already challenging commute.



August 15, 2017


Blood donation center

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open from 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Blood supplies are low and blood donors are needed. Call 758-1140 for more information.

Farmers market

The Leroy James Farmers Market,…


August 15, 2017

WALSTONBURG — A dozen frustrated citizens complained about higher utility bills to the Walstonburg Board of Commissioners recently.

“The bills are just astronomical. My water bill is $231,” said Walstonburg resident Angie Holloman. “It’s not fair. I can’t afford…

August 15, 2017

GRIFTON — How strictly Grifton will restrict gaming businesses remains to be seen as discussions over a proposed zoning amendment are set to continue at least into next month.

The Grifton Board of Commissioners discussed a proposed amendment restricting gaming and bingo businesses Aug. 1 at a…

August 15, 2017

Greenville police are investigating the theft of two handguns that were stolen during two vehicle break-ins.

Someone broke into a vehicle in the 100 block of Wellingham Avenue between 6 p.m. on Saturday and 2:12 p.m. on Sunday and stole a Springfield steel blue P9 pistol with a wood grain grip…

August 14, 2017

A well-traveled, ex-Army officer will be roaming the halls of St. Peter Catholic School when classes begin next week.

Doug Jones, who has 21 years of experience in Catholic education following an 11-year stint in the U.S. Army, was hired by St. Peter Catholic Church pastor Rev. Jim Buchholz to be…


August 14, 2017

The Greenville City Council on Monday appointed the assistant director of the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Center to fill the open District 1 seat until elections are held in November.

Shawan M. Barr was confirmed in a 4-1 vote to fill the seat vacated by Kandie Smith. She was among six…

Shawan Barr

August 14, 2017

The people at First Born Community Development Center, which helps feed the rural poor, are needing a little help themselves these days.

“This year, this is the worst we’ve ever had since we’ve been in business,” said Carolyn Spencer, executive director of the Grimesland…

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August 14, 2017

An East Carolina University student was killed Friday in a car wreck near High Point.

Joseph Michael “Joe” Albany Jr., 22, died Friday from injuries in a car wreck in which he was a passenger.

Albany graduated from High Point Central High School, where he played on the football team for…

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