December 14, 2018

Eleven days before Christmas, East Carolina University's newest graduates were reminded that having a college degree is a gift.

“You've made it,” Chancellor Cecil Staton said Friday at ECU's 110th fall commencement. More than 2,000 students received degrees at the ceremony, held in…


December 14, 2018

Not only elves pack sacks for Santa.

Pitt County school social workers and counselors filled trash bags with baby dolls, balls, stuffed animals and other toys on Thursday afternoon during the Operation Santa Claus toy distribution.

Operation Santa Claus is an annual toy drive by Greenville Fire-…


December 14, 2018

Greenville City Council approved a rezoning request at its Thursday meeting for property along Belvoir Highway even though a neighbor had concerns it would lead to sand mining in the area.

The owner of Happy Trails Farms wanted commercial, industrial and higher density residential zoning for 61…

December 14, 2018

Getting in the Christmas spirit and supporting good causes is easy this year, thanks to multiple organizations that will take to the stage to sing classic holiday songs this weekend. 

The Emerald City Big Band Christmas concert is one of these events, and director Michael Stevenson said it is…


December 14, 2018

HERTFORD — A teacher at Hertford Grammar School died after collapsing at school on Thursday, according to county and school officials.

Kim Hunter Daugherty taught the fifth grade at the school that teaches students in grades 3-5. She was the daughter of the late Jim “Catfish”…


December 14, 2018

RALEIGH — A Russian couple who lived a lavish life behind the gates of a sprawling North Carolina mansion hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme that produced $150 million in kickbacks from subcontractors seeking business with Russia’s…

December 14, 2018

GREENSBORO — After two years of probation, one of just two historically black private women’s colleges in the country has lost its accreditation, threatening the 145-year-old school’s survival.

But Bennett College President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins said Tuesday that the college has…

December 14, 2018


Blood do­na­tion cen­ter

The Eastern North Carolina Dona­tion Cen­ter, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to­day through Sun­day and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mon­day. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins wel­come;…

December 13, 2018

A $5 million gift to East Carolina University will support leadership initiatives through the BB&T Center for Leadership Development, ECU announced Thursday.

The money was given to the university by an anonymous donor on Wednesday, according to a news release. It will be used for…


December 13, 2018

HERTFORD — A beloved teacher at Hertford Grammar School whose father was a Major League pitching legend died Thursday after collapsing at her school.

Kim Hunter Daugherty, daughter of Jim “Catfish” Hunter, died at Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton where she was transported after…

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