May 23, 2019

An operational assessment to examine ECU’s finances and identify efficiencies will provide to all stakeholders a complete and accurate understanding of fiscal challenges faced by the university, the UNC System president said Wednesday.

Dr. William Roper addressed the process during his report…

William Roper

May 23, 2019


Food distributions

■ Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. This pantry is open every second and fourth Thursday. Contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, 252-758-7110.

■ The Armor of God Christian Church…


May 22, 2019

A judge could rule today on a request to halt an effort to reorganize the governing board of Vidant Medical Center after hearing a request for a temporary restraining order in state superior court.

Lawyers for Vidant and Pitt County argued against the request brought by the UNC System and East…


May 22, 2019

More than 100 people filled the council chambers at Greenville City Hall to oppose requests for the city rezone and annex more 190 acres for residential development in southern Pitt County between Hope Middle and D.H. Conley High schools.

The city Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday voted 5-3…


May 22, 2019

A group tasked with improving downtown safety is recommending a list of new measures ranging from paid nighttime parking to the placement of porta-johns to address frequent public urination.

The city’s Uptown Safety Taskforce presented the recommendations during a workshop meeting of the…


May 22, 2019

Work to rehabilitate two sections of Arlington Boulevard will begin to impact motorists in Greenville next week, the city announced.  

Crews will begin the work on the eastbound lanes between Hooker Road and Evans Street first, and closures in that section are scheduled to last until late…


May 22, 2019

Greenville’s mayor joked that starting in 2020 the city should erect signs at its entrances asking people to pardon the construction that will be underway on local roads.

However, the investment the state Department of Transportation is making to widen 14th and Evans streets and Allen, Fire…


May 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: Several items from 2018 were inadvertently published in Tuesday’s crime reports and listed as occurring on Saturday. The correct reports from Saturday, May 18, are included here today.

A man suffered severe lacerations from an assault with a deadly weapon at his home on…

May 22, 2019


Retired schoolworkers

The N.C. Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the South Greenville Recreation Center, 851 Howell St. This will be a general meeting and is open to all retired school personnel in the county. Contact Sheila Mendoza at 714-6027.



May 21, 2019

Developers want the city of Greenville to rezone and annex more than 190 acres on three large plots of land near D.H. Conley High School for single-family homes.  

Three requests to change the properties from rural agricultural zoning to single-family residential are scheduled to go…

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