July 23, 2017

A group of high school students with shovels, sifters, color charts and tape measures are hoping to discover what life might have been like for the poor people who lived at the County Home for the Aged and Infirm.

The students, who are part of ECU’s Summer Ventures program, worked in the dirt…


July 23, 2017

Greenville candidates say that Allen Thomas stepping down as mayor made a powerful impact on this year’s political landscape, creating a vacuum the city has not seen since his arrival.

Filing for municipal offices in Pitt County closed on Friday, revealing contested races for all Greenville…


July 23, 2017

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to draw up a formal offer to sell a 1940 gymnasium building and approximately 1.26 acres of property located on Southeast Third Street.

The entire site belongs to the county and is what remains after a junior high…

July 23, 2017

FOUNTAIN — Questions regarding the legality of North Carolina sweepstakes is keeping the town of Fountain from approving the establishment of a proposed internet cafe.

The Fountain Board of Commissioners was scheduled to talk with a business owner July 11 hoping to establish an internet cafe…

July 23, 2017

GRIFTON — Town officials hope to buy time to figure out how to best regulate the development of gaming businesses in Grifton.

The Grifton Board of Commissioners voted unanimously July 11 to place a moratorium on “all internet sweepstakes/gaming and bingo type businesses.”

The vote…

July 23, 2017

The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation recently allocated a second round of grants from the its Disaster Relief Fund to affiliate foundations serving the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew, according to Rod Martin, statewide grants committee chair and a member of the…


July 23, 2017

Traveling on Fire Tower Road between Charles and Arlington boulevards tests the most patient driver, which is why state transportation officials are now contemplating more road improvements for the area in conjunction with a scheduled widening.

The proposed design will be available for public…


July 23, 2017

The universe is a very empty place. There’s not much there.

What little is there is hurtling around at scales to which we are, like muggles, oblivious.

Mostly, this is because our eyes can’t distinguish anything smaller than the width of a human hair. But a lot goes on down there.


July 23, 2017

The State Highway Patrol charged a man with DWI and misdemeanor child abuse after he was involved a two-vehicle wreck on N.C. 33, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Forrest Tyler Stallings, 28, of 61 Clark Road, Grimesland, whose address also was listed as 3954 Dixon Road,…

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July 23, 2017

The following people were indicted on felony charges on July 10 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

Willie Ray Acklin, 63, 903 W. Academy St., Robersonville, three counts of accessory after the fact and one count of common law obstruction of…

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