March 24, 2018

Director of Economic Development Roger Johnson is stepping down from his position with the city effective the end of next week. 

Johnson, who has served as the the city’s economic director since December 2015, announced he will be leaving the city to accept a job in Albemarle County,…


March 24, 2018

A 29-year-old Greenville woman reported that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, according to Greenville police.

The assault took place about 3:25 a.m. on Sunday in the 100 block of Lakeview Terrace, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

The report indicated that a front window…

March 24, 2018

Concerns over the Pitt-Greenville Airport’s financial viability have officials looking for other revenue sources. 

At the end of fiscal year 2017, the airport reported a operating loss of about $84,000. According to Betty Stansbury, executive director for the facility, the deficit could…


March 24, 2018

Greenville Fire/Rescue's newest tool to teach children and adults fire safety is a giant, brightly colored inflatable fire house.

The $13,000 inflatable is custom-made to simulate rooms in a house along with common fire hazards that exist.

“It's something I've wanted to get since I started…


March 24, 2018

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of Pitt County government opening a manned site to accept recycling on County Home Road.

The location accepted newspaper and other paper materials, cardboard, clear glass, colored glass and aluminum cans.

Today, Pitt County solid waste and recycling accepts not…


March 24, 2018

Red-light cameras, classroom safety and party politics were among many topics addressed on Thursday by three Democratic primary candidates for the newly-drawn N.C. House District 8 seat during a forum hosted by The Benevolence Corps at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center in west Greenville…


March 24, 2018

RALEIGH — Mental health dominated the first meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety, with speakers warning legislators about a shortage of student mental health services.

Legislators began looking for ways to improve school safety after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland,…

March 24, 2018

The UNC Board of Governors on Friday approved the establishment of the Innovation Early College High School, a collaboration that has been underway between East Carolina University and Pitt County Schools, the university announced.

The program will be a new school option within the public school…

March 24, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 419 fire and EMS calls from March 15-21. Following is a breakdown:


March 15

■ 7:55 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 2100 Stantonsburg Road. Cleared 8:14 a.m.

■ 9:25 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at…

March 24, 2018

As Easter drew near back in 1988, a slew of generous souls worked to make sure a hoppy holiday was had by all.

For example, members of the Pitt County Board of Realtors sponsored their fourth annual Easter egg hunt especially for children with disabilities. About 400 children attended the event at…

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