January 16, 2019 - 48 minutes ago

The office of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones confirmed Wednesday morning that he underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken hip.

An email sent from the congressman’s Washington D.C. office containing a three-sentence statement on his letter head was released about 13 hours after Tom Lamprechet, co-…


January 16, 2019

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Thursday on charges he stole nearly $500 worth of merchandise from Academy Sports, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department on Tuesday.

The incident took place between 3 and 3:50 p.m. at the store, 3428 S. Memorial Drive. An…

January 16, 2019

Efforts to merge the medical groups of Vidant Health and Brody School of Medicine have ended because of an inability to reach contractual milestones, ECU’s vice chancellor of health services said during an operational retreat for the Board of Trustees.

However, the two entities remain…


January 16, 2019

WILSON — Wilson Police Athletic League serves hundreds of youth each year through a variety of free programs. The nonprofit, which aims to bring police and youth together in a fun and positive way, has expanded its mission in a unique way — with its very own state-of-the-art food truck.…


January 16, 2019

WILSON — A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones stood before Wilson County District Court Judge John Britt as the charges were read aloud. Jones, clad in an orange jumpsuit, faces multiple…

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January 16, 2019

SHARPSBURG — Sharpsburg's mayor pleaded guilty on Monday to driving while impaired in connection to his election-night arrest.

Robert L. Williams Jr. was sentenced to a day in jail, 24 hours of community service and two years probation.

Williams' blood alcohol content was .13, according to…

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January 16, 2019

RALEIGH — Hours after the last remnants of a Confederate statue were removed overnight from North Carolina’s flagship public university, the state university system’s governing board pushed out the official who ordered them gone.

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt had said on…

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January 16, 2019


Blood drive

Winterville Christian Church, 257 Cooper St., Winterville, will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Weekly bingo

American Legion…


January 15, 2019


Hearing checks

A1 Affordable Hearing will be at the Greenville Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to do free hearing screenings and ear exams. Call 689-6020 to reserve a time slot.

Seniors club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon in the…


January 15, 2019

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request to rezone land in the Bell’s Fork area to accommodate multi-family or office development, despite objections from several neighbors.

The request by property owner Bobby Joyner would rezone 13 acres of farmland on the north…

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