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January 23, 2019

An employee working at a pawn shop north of Greenville was shot during a robbery Wednesday afternoon, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The incident occurred about 2:15 p.m. at Jolly's Pawn Shop, 108 Pactolus Highway, near the intersection of Greene Street.

The sheriff’s office…

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January 23, 2019

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office reports it is investigating a shooting death that occurred south of Farmville on Wednesday, possibly during an armed robbery.

Deputies responded about 1 a.m. to 57 Brian Drive, which is off of U.S. 13 near U.S. 258 in Greene County, according to Sheriff…

January 23, 2019

The head of Vidant Medical Center praised Pitt Community College’s health sciences leaders for their efforts to increase the number of nurses and other medical program students graduating in eastern North Carolina.

Brian Floyd, president of Vidant Medical Center and chief operating officer of…

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January 23, 2019

A half dozen road projects expected to alter the course of driving in the Greenville area remain on schedule, and two of the largest are expected to open before the year is out, a Department of Transportation official said.

The 10th Street Connector project remains on schedule to open in the late…

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January 23, 2019

ELIZABETH CITY — Families who want their children to learn and love science should take note: Port Discover reopens on Feb. 2.

“For the Love of Port Discover,” offering a day of educational activities, will take place at 611 E. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for…

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January 23, 2019

North Carolina communities hoping to bolster their downtown districts have a “strong” new resource.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is investing $260,000 in Downtown Strong, a program to build local government capacity by providing economic development planning,…

January 23, 2019

The pages of the Lifelong Learning Program Spring 2019 course catalog sprang to life Saturday at a kickoff event hosted by ECU staff and LLP volunteers.

Held at ECU’s Heart Institute on the campus of Vidant Medical Center, the open-house-style event provided an opportunity for more than 100…

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January 23, 2019

NAGS HEAD — North Carolina highway engineers are planning to open the new bridge linking the Outer Banks by March, ending three years of construction initially delayed by lawsuits.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports engineers say the new bridge, which spans Oregon Inlet and connects N.C.…

January 23, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount City Council made no decision in a meeting on Martin Luther King Day to discuss the future of its top administrator.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, who was not at the meeting, faces mounting allegations of cronyism and financial mismanagement similar to…

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January 23, 2019

WILSON — Trash collection in historic downtown Wilson has gotten an upgrade thanks to smart technology, and officials are hoping to eventually roll out the Bigbelly brand garbage and recycling bins elsewhere in the city.

“Each unit is solar-powered,” said Scott Hedgepeth, the…

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