April 19, 2019

Greenville city employees have returned to handwritten citations and reports while experts work to restore systems shutdown after a ransomware virus attack on April 10.

Greenville City Manager Ann Wall said there is no deadline for when the city’s systems will return to normal but information…

April 19, 2019

Ten percent of Pitt County high school students surveyed in 2017 said they consume five or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting.

Findings like this have prompted the Pitt County Council on Substance Abuse to raise awareness of underage drinking through workshops, forums and community events.…


April 19, 2019

Hump day gets a boost next week with the return of Concert on the Common.

The Embers will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Town Common to kick off the second season, which features free concerts every other week until June 19.

The popular beach music band performed at the first Concert on the…


April 19, 2019

Pitt County public school students will get an extra day off after spring break due to an educators rally at the General Assembly.

Pitt County Schools students, who are on spring break from today until April 29, will miss school again on May 1. School officials said there is no makeup day required.…

April 19, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended.…


April 18, 2019

State Rep. Kandie Smith introduced two pieces of legislation on Tuesday aimed at helping former convicts and parents who owe child support become gainfully employed and stay out of jail.

Smith serves the 8th House District, which includes much of Northern Pitt County, including parts of…


April 18, 2019

A school bus from Farmville Central High School was involved in a wreck on Thursday afternoon, a school official said. 

The wreck happened shortly after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Bs Barbeque Road and Best Road.  

Students were on the bus at the time of the crash but no injuries have…

April 18, 2019

ECU’S newly appointed interim chancellor said he anticipates being in that role for “a couple of years.”

Dan Gerlach, who led the Golden LEAF Foundation for a decade, also said the dissent that has arisen from his appointment is no different than other controversies that have…


April 18, 2019

First-graders scattered across the lawn at Wintergreen Primary School on Wednesday in search of candy-filled eggs. But at this Easter egg hunt, there was something much sweeter.

Nestled in the grass alongside the traditional pastel eggs were larger eggs that beeped to create a happy hunting ground…


April 18, 2019

A door was forcibly broken down to gain entry to a home during an armed robbery reported on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 4 a.m. on April 16 on the 500 block of Spring Forest Road.

The door of the home sustained $300…

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