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May 27, 2017

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Iftar events

The Greenville Islamic Center and Mosque, 1303 Evans St., will host five community Ramadan iftar events beginning today at 7 p.m. The program will include a Quran recitation, lecture and Q&A followed by a breaking of the fast (iftar) with mosque members. Ramadan is a…

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May 27, 2017

Pitt County’s emergency medical service providers used the occasion of National EMS Week to promote efforts to reduce response times, save more people who are suffering from cardiac arrest and move to a community model that focuses on preventative care.

"EMS Week tries to bring a little more…

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May 27, 2017

A man accused of orchestrating a home invasion and robbery that resulted in a woman being raped was found not guilty on Friday.

DeQuan Martrail Boone, 27, also was accused of driving other men to the home to commit the crimes.

A jury of eight women and four men found him not guilty of first-degree…

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May 27, 2017

The opening of Greenville’s spray park will give families looking to get outdoors this Memorial Day weekend a fun way to beat the expected heat.

The Splashpoint sprayground, a small waterpark installation at Dream Park off of Chestnut Street, will open for its fourth summer season at noon…

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May 27, 2017

Spring is the season of kittens and puppies — and also a time when many young animals are cruelly abandoned. Some end up in shelters, but others are not even that lucky.

Still, there are certain individuals with huge hearts who are willing to care for furry friends at their most vulnerable.…

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May 27, 2017

Greenville police are searching for a vending machine crook after several Coca-Cola machines at hotels were damaged during Thursday break-ins.

The suspect used a prying tool to remove the dollar bill insert from the front of multiple machines at the Hilton and Holiday Inn at 207 S.W. Greenville…

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May 27, 2017

WILLIAMSTON — Martin County’s sheriff announced this week he intends to retire effective Aug. 31 with more than year of his term remaining.

Dan Gibbs, first elected to the post in 2006, said he decision to retire was not an easy one, but he is confident the office has…

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May 27, 2017

RALEIGH — Ron Heiniger isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He has spent years as a crop and soil scientist helping hard-pressed farmers to get maximum yield and quality from their crops. The N.C. State Cooperative Extension Service professor says it’s his calling in life.

These…

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May 27, 2017

RALEIGH — The state House hasn’t released its full budget proposal yet, but this week lawmakers got the chance to see the priorities set out by budget writers and how it compares to the Senate budget. One of the clear differences between the two budgets is that the House’s…

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May 26, 2017

A jury found a man accused of being the mastermind behind a home invasion and robbery not guilty of the crimes on Friday.

DeQuan Martrail Boone, 27, was on trial this week in Pitt County Superior Court on several felony charges in connection with the 2015 incident at a home on Midgette Lane. He…

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