February 20, 2018

Increasing Greenville’s water treatment capacity by nearly 10 million gallons a day will help meet current demand and promote growth and economic development, Greenville Utilities officials told the City Council.

But it won’t be cheap to expand the plant off of Old Pactolus Road or…


February 20, 2018

Pitt County commissioners voted 7-2 Monday to approve an ordinance governing the take off and landing of drones in unincorporated areas of the county, but a second vote will be needed before it can take effect.

County Attorney Janis Gallagher explained that ordinances require either unanimous…


February 20, 2018

A thief managed to make off with a stash of electronics from Maranatha Church on 14th Street, according to a Greenville Police Department report issued on Monday.

Someone broke into the church at 1407 E. 14th St. after midnight Thursday. The incident was discovered about 3 p.m. that afternoon, the…

February 20, 2018

A political newcomer filed as a Republican candidate for state House District 8.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield also filed on Monday for re-election to the 1st Congressional District.

Brenda Letchworth Smith, who lives northwest of Falkland, described herself as a “new, fresh face” in…


February 20, 2018

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission tonight is scheduled to consider a special-use permit for the operation of a dormitory style apartment complex on Charles Boulevard, as directed by a court order. 

Georgia-based LCD Acquisitions, also known as Landmark Development, first requested…

February 20, 2018


Grad Expo

East Carolina University's Dowdy Student Store will host a Graduation Expo for May 2018 graduates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank-you notes and…


February 20, 2018

A discussion about vigilance, existing security measures and funding for better security dominated a Pitt County Board of Education work session on Monday as board members joined Americans everywhere trying to come to grips with a shooting that killed 17 at a high school in Florida.


February 19, 2018

A social media post threatening violence at South Central High School today also was used to threaten other Pitt County Schools, officials said.

The photo was an altered version of one originally posted on Snapchat by a student in South Carolina shortly after the mass school shooting in Parkland,…


February 19, 2018

A threatening photo circulated on a social media site raised alarms at Pitt County Schools on Monday, forcing increased security throughout the system and prompting parents to pull their kids from class.

The incident comes after 17 students and teachers were killed Wednesday in a mass shooting in…


February 19, 2018

Understanding a person’s culture is the first step in forming a partnership. And partnerships are needed whether it involves selling soft drinks, improving health outcomes or identifying where terrorist groups are based.

East Carolina University’s Department of Anthropology marked World…

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