August 19, 2019

ELIZABETH CITY — Congressional candidate Greg Murphy said during a visit to Elizabeth City that President Donald Trump’s tough stance on trade with China is long overdue.

“Sometimes you have to carry a big club to get the Chinese to the table,” said Murphy, who was in town…


August 19, 2019

The Greenville City Council will decide if it will finalize the completion of programs to help homeowners and youth organizations in west Greenville at today’s 6 p.m. meeting.

The council also will hold a public hearing on the police department’s efforts to secure a grant for its…

August 19, 2019

Pitt County residents will have an opportunity to discuss property reappraisal standards and rules at tonight's Board of Commissioners meeting.

A public hearing at the 6 p.m. meeting is the second step in a three-step process for adopting the 2020 Pitt County Schedule of Values, Standards and Rules…

August 19, 2019

At East Carolina University, football season is cathartic for fans who bleed purple and gold and give their opponents no quarter.

With the first home opener two weeks away, thousands of freshman attending convocation at Minges Coliseum on Sunday afternoon were urged by head football coach Mike…


August 19, 2019


Soup Kitchens

The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 561-7519.

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday…

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August 18, 2019

Four men are jailed on $100,000 bonds after allegedly robbing a man and taking his wallet on Saturday morning, the East Carolina University Police Department reported.

Arrested were Tyshon Maleek Arnold, 18, of 1621 Vintage Road, Raleigh, Jacoby Kashen Cox, 18, of 307 E. Railroad St., Selma, Isaiah…


August 18, 2019

ECU Pirate fans saw the treasure chest that is TowneBank Tower when the newly completed structure was opened for tours during Saturday's Meet The Pirates event at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

About 2,300 people walked through the founders' suites, loge boxes and other seating areas in the five-story…


August 18, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on June 24 and July 15, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

June 24 indictments:

Maurice Tommy Anderson Jr., 28, 1101 Grovemont Drive, Apt. A5, possession of firearm by felon for April…

August 18, 2019

BATH — Some facts about St. Thomas Episcopal Church:

In 1823 St. Thomas was formally accepted into the Diocese of North Carolina and consecrated in 1826.

Until the Civil War, St. Thomas was served by at least 15 clergymen.

In 1840 a fierce storm blew off the roof and damaged the interior.…

August 18, 2019

BATH — The town of Bath had a rocky beginning.

Early settlers were faced with deadly yellow fever, severe drought and violent coastal storms after sailing across the ocean to escape persecution in their various homelands.

They also had to contend with Tuscarora Indians and the pirate…

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