December 14, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will be a smoke-free campus starting August 2018, The Board of Trustees decided Tuesday.

The board voted 12-1 with one abstention to adopt the new policy, which will ban cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other smoking products from all campus buildings,…


December 14, 2017

With about a year left before its official debut, the transition process from two independent medical practices to one unified group continues between Vidant Health and ECU Physicians.

The VECU Medical Group — the name being used for the combined Vidant and ECU physician practices — met…


December 14, 2017

On Nov. 10, 1984, Greenville resident Curtis “Cowboy” Crandall won the Men’s Super Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship of the World at the Reno MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

He went to parties with celebrities like actor Burt Reynolds and wrestlers Dusty Roads and Ric…


December 14, 2017

On a brisk Wednesday afternoon , some Greenville Fire-Rescue members took a break from battling blazes to crank up the heat on charitable giving. 

The city’s 15th annual chili cook-off was hosted by the GFR in the engine bay of their downtown department. For the first time that…


December 14, 2017

Extending an ordinance that permits limited alcohol sales at the Town Common is among items up for discussion during tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Greenville City Council.

Mayor P.J. Connelly requested a discussion on the ordinance because it is set to expire on Dec. 31, Connelly said.…

December 14, 2017

TARBORO — A world leading innovator in material science is investing more than $80 million to build a warehouse facility in Edgecombe County that will create more than 100 new jobs.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that New-York based manufacturer Corning, Inc. will invest $86 million in…


December 14, 2017

Steve Bannon and his alt-right movement have helped accomplish something no one in a quarter-century has been able to do: get a Democrat elected in the state of Alabama.

Alabama is one of the most reliably Republican states in the country. The last time a Democrat was elected was in 1992, and no…

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December 14, 2017

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a damage to property case involving sugar.

Someone put sugar into the gas tank of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata that was parked in the 2200 block of Wandsworth Drive between midnight and 11:51 a.m. on Dec. 12.

The car belongs to a 19-year-old woman. Damage…

December 14, 2017

A man was injured in a single-vehicle crash when he ran off the road to the right, collided with a road sign, then ran off the road to the left, hit a ditch and overturned on N.C. 102 near Ayden, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.…

December 14, 2017



The Greenville Toastmasters Club will hold its last meeting of the year from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. Toastmasters will resume their regular schedule of meetings, starting Jan. 11. For more information contact Bob Gose…

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