September 24, 2018

Greenville is well on its way to create an action sports park to bolster local BMX and skateboarding communities, increase tourism and honor the legacy of Dave Mirra. 

The park is envisioned to boast amenities including a BMX park, a skate park, wakeboarding facility, camping sites, hiking…


September 24, 2018

FAIRVIEW — Can you teach a horse to dance? Marlene Whitaker thinks with the right melodies, hard work and the right mindset, you can come pretty close.

A retired Buncombe County teacher, Whitaker, 72, spends just about every moment of her life these days listening to music, with visions of…


September 24, 2018

An unidentified woman was injured after her car crashed into the living room of an apartment located in the 600 block of Glendale Court on Sunday afternoon. 

According to Greenville Police Sgt. Phil Rollinson, the person who lived in the damaged apartment was not inside at the time of the…


September 24, 2018

Grifton first responders have had a challenging week.

Along with the loss of electric power and multiple homes and cars being flooded by Hurricane Florence, emergency personnel also had to deal with several house fires.

Grifton firefighters fought at least two separate fires last week. In one…

September 24, 2018

After a day’s delay due to Hurricane Florence, the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair fared well by the end of its run, organizers said.

Hurricane Florence delayed vendors this year, including Powers Great American Amusements, the company that provides the rides and games for the…


September 24, 2018


Soup Kitchens

• The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more…


September 24, 2018

The Greenville City Council will convene following a joint city-GUC meeting on Monday night, to vote on time-sensitive issue that were delayed due to Hurricane Florence. 

Originally the council scheduled to meet on Sept. 13 to hold public hearings and vote on several rezoning issues and well…

September 24, 2018

GASTONIA — For the past 50 years, her passion for teaching has been rivaled only by an enduring devotion to her students.

Mamie Chisholm begins her day shortly after 5 a.m. She meditates with, prays to and thanks God, eats breakfast, and then gets dropped off by her husband, Terry, at…


September 23, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — Citing concerns that federal funds aren't being administered properly, the Nash County Board of Commissioners voted last week to leave the Rocky Mount-run Down East Home Consortium.

The consortium receives direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…

September 23, 2018

Today is the final day of the fair. Fair hours are from 1-7:45 p.m.

General daily admission is $6, and free for ages 4 and younger. Wristbands (for unlimited rides) are $20 each. Parking is free. Visit pittfair.org or call 756-6916 for more information.

Fair season brings the chance for families…

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