July 27, 2016


Umbrella market

The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is open from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, Fifth and Evans streets. It features produce from nearby farms, artisan foods, jewelry, pottery and other items, baked goods, service from nonprofit organizations and other groups,…


July 27, 2016

Thousands of people from across the country have responded to an emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but the agency is reporting that a critical blood shortage remains.

At times, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals…

July 27, 2016

North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District Rep. G.K. Butterfield said he will have some tough acts to follow when he takes the podium today at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and some tough acts to precede.

Butterfield, whose district includes portions of Pitt and…


July 27, 2016

One of the co-founders of the Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel resigned Sunday, citing the General Assembly’s promotion of irresponsible coastal development. 

East Carolina University researcher and professor emeritus Stanley Riggs -— founder and board chair…


July 27, 2016

East Carolina University education students are getting a taste of their future careers this week as they learn how to incorporate STEM concepts into art lessons.

The students, along with three practicing teachers, are giving hands-on lessons to 110 campers in the School of Art and Design’s…


July 27, 2016

Supporters of the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina filled A.J. McMurphy’s restaurant in Greenville on Tuesday for its Unleashed Luncheon fundraiser.

The event featured best-selling author David Rosenfelt, who signed copies of his new book “Outfoxed” and copies of his previous…


July 27, 2016

A thief used a blunt object to enter a home and steal electronics and a gun, all valued at $2,000, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred between 6 p.m. on Friday and 10:45 a.m. on Monday at 4019 N.C. 102 E., Ayden, according to an incident report. It was…

July 27, 2016

A Greenville woman was injured on July 19 after she ran off the road and drove down a large ditch, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 3:50 p.m. on N.C. 11 near Blount Hall Road, a tenth of a mile south…

July 26, 2016

Greenville police are investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds by a former United Way of Pitt County employee.

The United Way on Monday said in a news release that it had completed an internal investigation of the incident and presented its discovery to the Greenville Police Department…

July 26, 2016

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the shooting of another teen on Friday night, according to Greenville police.

Officers with the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested…

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