July 29, 2017

An international conference hosted on the ECU campus this weekend is educating its participants on the two-way relationship between the media and culture and gender identity.

East Carolina University is host to the 2017 Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New…


July 29, 2017

The ECU Trustees and Chancellor Cecil Staton welcomed new board members and officers, faculty and administrators Friday to their first meeting of the 2017-18 session, reiterating several times their chancellor’s pledge to make the institution “America’s next great public…


July 29, 2017

Three firearms were reported stolen on Thursday in separate incidents in the city and county.

Pitt County sheriff’s deputies were called about 9:12 a.m. on Thursday to a home in the 900 block of Maple Ridge Road, where a man reported his Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol had been stolen by an unknown…

July 29, 2017

A 31-year-old Bethel man pleaded guilty Monday in Pitt County Superior Court to discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle.

Rondell Staquan Edwards of 676 Price Road, Bethel, was sentenced to a minimum of seven years and six months and a maximum of 10 years in the N.C. Department of…

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July 29, 2017

The Greenville Police Department charged a 55-year-old man with trafficking heroin after an officer smelled marijuana in his house.

Three Greenville officers were conducting a follow-up interview at 1625 McClellan St., Apt. B, when one thought he smelled marijuana, according to a post on the…

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July 29, 2017

The Skylight Inn, one of Pitt County’s landmark barbecue spots, is celebrating 70 years of business today with a whole hog throw down at the business in Ayden.

The business and the descendants of the Jones family who founded it are inviting the public to celebrate with them from 10…


July 29, 2017

An effort to collect unpaid child support netted more than $5,000 this year from 22 delinquent parents, Pitt County Child Support Services staff said.

Individuals facings orders for arrest unpaid child support were given three days this week to meet with support services staff without fear of…

July 29, 2017

A former East Carolina University football player pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty nearly a year after a woman’s dog was violently killed.

Darius K. Commissiong, 22, entered the plea on June 12 in Pitt County Criminal Superior Court after 5 p.m., according to court documents.…

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July 29, 2017


Missions event

A fashion show “Walking the Runway for Jesus” will be presented at 6 p.m. by the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St. Donations $15; for further information call 252-320-2759.

Veterans host bingo



July 29, 2017

For some students, summer is more than a chance to sleep in, splash around in a pool or hang out with friends.

Back in the summer of 1987, a young people were pushing their limits to become leaders, even if it meant being on the ropes.

On a steamy July afternoon, Bob Wendling sat high atop a…

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