September 26, 2017

When Erin Day was in middle school she told her mother, “I think you might have a problem.” Day was 17 when her mother eventually went into substance abuse disorder treatment for the first time. Several years later, her mother went into treatment for a second time.

“Why do we stay,…


September 26, 2017

The City of Greenville announced on Monday the hiring of Emanuel McGirt as the next city attorney. 

During a special city council meeting on Monday, the council announced the position will go to McGirt, who has served as the senior assistant attorney for the City of Durham since 1997. McGirt…


September 26, 2017

Pitt County’s six white commissioners rejected their African American colleague’s request to send a letter to the General Assembly about the management of historical monuments.

The Board of Commissioners on Monday voted 6-3 against Commissioner Ann Floyd Huggins’ proposal to send…


September 26, 2017

The public health counterattack to the opioid epidemic sweeping across North Carolina and the United States must encompass many disciplines and involve all sectors of society, the state’s top public health official said in her keynote address at Monday’s Eastern Regional Substance Abuse…


September 26, 2017

Greenville will experience few effects from Hurricane Maria, according to Pitt County Emergency Management.

The hurricane, with wind speeds at 75 mph early Monday afternoon, is expected to pass about 150 miles of the Outer Banks on Wednesday, Accuweather reported.

"We expect Maria to bring tropical…

September 26, 2017

Though the colorful rides and bright lights no longer decorate the fairgrounds, the 98th annual Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair left its mark on the city in what Fair Executive Phyllis Ross said was the best year yet.

“It was great,” Ross said “The weather was great,…


September 26, 2017

Two teenagers were caught “doing doughnuts” with their golf carts on Wednesday by members of Bradford Creek Public Golf Course, according to police.

The teens reportedly were riding around in the carts “doing doughnuts” and throwing flags on the course, Greenville police…

September 26, 2017


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4560 County Home Road. It’s also open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.



September 25, 2017

The Greenville City Council during a special meeting today appointed Emanuel D. McGirt as its next city attorney. McGirt has served as the senior assistant city attorney for the City of Durham since 1997.

McGirt will fill the role being vacated by David Holec, who is retiring Nov. 1. He will begin…


September 25, 2017

The Greenville City Council is holding a special meeting today to consider the appointment of a new city attorney. 

The council will convene at 5:30 p.m. in conference room 337 of City Hall for a closed session about the hiring of a new city attorney. After, the council is scheduled to hold an…

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