August 21, 2017

A dog grooming business at the center of an investigation into the death of an a puppy reopened Friday after 10-day closure, and the owner hopes the investigation will clear the business.

The Greenville Police Department, which is investigating the death of an English bulldog puppy that had been…

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August 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles on the upcoming Greenville City Council races. Stories on the candidates for the District 1-5 seats will continue Tuesday and through the week.

Candidates for the At-Large seat on the Greenville City Council have a few things in common:…


August 21, 2017

Millions of Americans are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun today, but folks not making the trek need do little more than step outside or look out the window to witness the phenomenon.

The first total solar eclipse to…

Eclipse Safety

August 21, 2017

BETHEL — A celebration of a long-gone but not forgotten high school drew hundreds back Saturday to the rural Pitt County community of Bethel for a reunion that meant more than just sharing fond school memories. Many there were concerned that the town should not follow the path of the…


August 21, 2017


School supplies

Today is the deadline to donate backpacks and school supplies for the Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway 2017 to be held from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday at Define Barbershop, 3525 S. Memorial Drive. Backpacks and supplies such as rulers, crayons, pencils, erasers, markers, three-ring…


August 20, 2017

An Ayden man who was previously convicted of driving while impaired three times was charged again after he crashed into another vehicle at a stop sign, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Ayden police charged Johnnie Ray Stancill, 61, of 3706 White Oak Lane, Ayden, after the…

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August 20, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will host a blood drive on Aug. 30 to benefit the American Red Cross, which is reporting an urgent need for blood and platelet donations that are critical in treating cancer patients.

The drive will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center from 9:30…


August 20, 2017

Audrey Smith of Greenville spent two weeks in South Africa this summer caring for cheetahs and other African animals. Smith, 20, a junior at East Carolina University, traveled with the study-abroad organization Loop Abroad and served as a volunteer at Feracare Wildlife Centre.

The Veterinary…


August 20, 2017

An East Carolina University faculty member and graduate students are completing work on a three-year, grant-funded project to improve water quality in a Triangle-area watershed.

The project aims to boost the water quality in the Lick Creek watershed near Durham by improving the nutrient treatment…


August 20, 2017

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has bestowed its highest honor on a Greenville attorney and author who the organization said has raised the profile of the United States Army’s early involvement in World War I through his 2015 book, “First Over There.…

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