March 17, 2018

Purple and gold balloons dropped from the ceiling. Students, parents and professors cheered and fought back happy tears. And eager medical school graduates opened white envelopes to find out where they will spend the next three years as resident physicians.

As Match Day took place at the Brody…


March 17, 2018

A 19-year-old man was killed in a car crash Thursday in Rocky Mount, according to authorities.

Lt. Ryan Hepler of the Rocky Mount Police Department said officers responded to a single-vehicle accident at 2:34 p.m. on Thursday on West Raleigh Boulevard at South Wesleyan Boulevard near the bridge on…

March 17, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced his initial choices for a new state board that administers both elections and ethics laws, even as he presses his latest legal challenge against the law that created the combined panel.

Cooper, a Democrat, appointed eight people…

March 17, 2018

A thief decided to make a quick pit stop for tires and cash at a local auto business.

According to a Pitt County Sheriff’s office report, someone used a pry tool to break into Quality Tire and Auto, 104 East Belvoir Road, between 6 p.m March 14 and 1 p.m March 15.

The thief took five tires…

March 17, 2018

Greenville residents are going green Saturday morning and coming together to plant the roots of a healthier future. 

Starting at 9 a.m., at the FROGGS Pavilion just North of the off-leash dog park at 200 N. Ash Street, residents will be gathering to start off their St. Patrick’s Day by…

March 17, 2018

Following months of allegations of mismanagement and unusually high employee turnover at the Greenville Fire-Rescue Department, the city of Greenville has hired an outside consultant group to conduct an assessment of the department.

On Friday, the city announced the hiring of Developmental…


March 17, 2018

Hundreds of Vidant employees, financial contributors and those touched directly and indirectly by eastern North Carolina’s deadliest disease gathered Friday at the new Vidant Cancer Center to celebrate the completion of what now is the regional epicenter of care.

In a series of speeches that…


March 17, 2018

A Grifton man wants assurances that Pitt County EMS squads will comply with the wishes of individuals and their families when transporting patients.

Tim Albritton said Grifton Rescue Squad endangered his 84-year-old father’s life when they transported him to UNC Lenoir Health Care, the…


March 17, 2018

With cutbacks in the federal defense budget, small businesses dependent on military contracts must find different ways to bring in revenue.

A strategy created last year called the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative has been implemented to help the state’s defense-…

March 17, 2018

RALEIGH — State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, has been named to a new legislative committee tasked with evaluating school security measures in North Carolina.

House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, recently appointed Farmer-Butterfield and six additional members to the House Select…

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