July 26, 2016

Greenville police are investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds by a former United Way of Pitt County employee.

The United Way on Monday said in a news release that it had completed an internal investigation of the incident and presented its discovery to the Greenville Police Department…

July 26, 2016

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the shooting of another teen on Friday night, according to Greenville police.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested…


July 26, 2016

Greenville police charged a 47-year-old Burlington man with two downtown assaults, including the stabbing of a man playing “Pokemon Go.”

Police charged Harry Ford with one count of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of simple assault for two incidents that occurred in the…


July 26, 2016


Blood needed

The American Red Cross reports that an urgent need for blood and platelet donations persists as summertime donations remain low. The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, accepts donations Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.…


July 26, 2016

A 22-year-old man suspected of selling and distributing large quantities of illegal narcotics led Pitt County deputies on a high-speed chase Sunday night that began near Farmville and ended in Greenville.

The deputies charged Malik Ymir Weston, 22, of 1919 Manning Road with trafficking cocaine by…

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July 26, 2016

Greenville police officers responded Friday night to an incident in which a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly broke into her home and broke her nose while a child was present.

The incident occurred between 8:30 and 8:40 p.m. at 3824 Sterling Pointe Drive.

According to a case report, a 26-year-…

July 26, 2016

Norman McDuffie, assistant principal at D.H. Conley High School, has been named principal at A.G. Cox Middle School.

McDuffie replaces Tracy Cole, who has accepted a position in another school district.

“It is a blessing to have the opportunity to serve as principal for the A.G. Cox Raider…


July 26, 2016

City officials said cleanup crews are “over the hump” in environmental remediation efforts at the former Imperial Tobacco Processing Plant on Atlantic Avenue, a site that has become the center of redevelopment efforts in the west Greenville and downtown districts.

Tom Wisemiller,…


July 26, 2016

Kennis Wilkins, a Martin County resident, was on hand for history in 2008 when Barack Obama became the first black person to earn a major party’s nomination for president.

He and his wife, Brenda Wilkins, are among the thousands of Democrats gathered in Philadelphia this week to witness…

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July 25, 2016

With temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees on Sunday, there were only a few options to beat the heat. Some local children like 11-year-old Zykhela Staton found zig-zagging in and out of splashing water did just the trick.

The Dream Park on Chestnut Street proved a treat for…

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