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April 25, 2018

During opening statements on Tuesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys offered sharply differing versions of the circumstances that led up to an autistic man being stabbed to death on Oct. 19, 2015. in a field near his home in Greenville.

Michael Anthony O'Neal is on trial for first-degree…

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April 25, 2018

Greenville planners are in the process of changing the city’s vegetation standards so that expanding businesses have fewer restrictions on the number and location of trees and bushes they have to plant.  

Currently, businesses that expand the size of their facilities by 20 percent…

April 25, 2018

Pitt County’s proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget has no property tax increase and provides extra funding for education, but significantly less than what was requested.

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners started its three-day budget workshop on Tuesday with County Manager Scott Elliott…

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April 25, 2018

A staff member at J.H. Rose High School filed a police report after someone damaged the front door of a shed on school grounds.

According to the report, the shed was damaged between 7:40 p.m. and 7:51 p.m. on Saturday at the school, located at 600 West Arlington Blvd. Damages to the structure were…

April 25, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — In a rare rebuke of a Republican colleague, state Sen. Bill Cook issued a statement on Monday claiming state Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, is unfit to represent the region in the state Senate.

“Bob Steinburg does not have the temperament, the work ethic or the judgment…

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April 25, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — A 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the recent shooting of his stepfather in the Newland area was apprehended on Tuesday in Pitt County, the Pasquotank County sheriff said.

Deonte Stokley was taken into custody by the Greenville Police Department's violent criminal…

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April 25, 2018

STANTONSBURG — Two Wilson County farmers are pushing the envelope when it comes to pepper production.

Walker Shelton and Thomas Webb, owners of Planters Produce Co. in Stantonsburg, are the recipients of an N.C. AgVentures grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The…

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April 25, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Officials are taking steps to secure land for the town of Winterville's future multi-purpose center.

Councilwoman Veronica Roberson made a motion at the end of a recent Winterville Town Council meeting to "take initial steps and get a plan on paper" for a center.

Councilman…

April 25, 2018

Repeat violent offenders and large drug traffickers across eastern North Carolina were put on notice Monday during a joint press conference by law enforcement agencies in the Twin Counties, surrounding area and federal law enforcement at the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train…

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April 25, 2018

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Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games with prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families. Call 347-9638.

Benefit dinner

The Teed Off at Cancer benefit dinner for…

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