January 22, 2017

A 38-year-old old man was charged with driving while impaired after a sheriff’s deputy saw him driving in excess of 100 mph on County Home Road, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Marcus Dejohn Culpepper, 38, of 2604 Wellington Walk Place, Lithonia, Ga., was…

0112217dwi Marcus Culpepper

January 22, 2017

Greenville Morning Rotary recently used a $2,500 district grant to buy more than 150 books for Eastern Elementary School. The books will relate to the STEM program and also will assist early readers.

Pictured is Eastern Elementary Media Coordinator Sharon Crockett with Victoria Ogden of Greenville…


January 22, 2017

A new tool in East Carolina University's College of Education is helping students prepare to teach in their own classroom one day.

The virtual reality program, called Mursion, provides possible scenarios in a simulated classroom environment with a range of student personalities, from the first-to-…


January 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — After two years of ‘accelerating the future,’ the Pitt Community College Foundation is changing gears with its annual spring fundraiser and will offer PCC supporters “A Taste of Mardi Gras” next month.

According to PCC Event Specialist Erin Greenleaf, the…


January 22, 2017

Coming up

January adoption

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina, 3520 Tupper Drive, is holding a Real Housecats of Pitt County adoption event during January. All cats over the age of 1 year will be available for a reduced fee of $25.

ESTEAM program

The Education, Science, Technology,…


January 22, 2017

Professor, speaker and sometimes controversial commentator Marc Lamont Hill told an audience of mostly black students Thursday night at East Carolina University that if they want to honor and emulate Martin Luther King Jr., they need to dig deeper, read more books, use their imaginations and work…


January 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — The Goodwill Community Foundation last week presented $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

Representatives from foundation joined club executives for the presentation Thursday at Jack Minges Unit in Winterville. The grant will directly benefit…


January 22, 2017

The Pitt County Fire Association presented Charles Suggs of the Grifton Fire Department on Thursday with the Pitt County Firefighter of the Year award. The award was presented at the annual “Ladies Night” Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

The award is presented annually to an individual who…


January 22, 2017

WINTERVILLE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain last week received a training and tennis equipment package from National Junior Tennis and Learning as part of a program to connect tennis and education. The program is a partnership with the North Carolina Tennis…

January 22, 2017

People seeking shelter at the Crossroads Community Center and a good number of their neighbors have much happier feet today thanks to a group of East Carolina University medical students putting their school’s motto — To Serve — into action.

Students from the Brody School of…

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