May 28, 2018

Following are closings for the Memorial Day holiday. 

■ Greenville offices: closed today

■ Pitt County offices: closed today

■ Pitt County solid waste and recycling collection stations: open regular hours

■ Pitt County landfill: open regular hours

■ Pitt County…

May 28, 2018

Lumber, cleaning supplies and other household goods valued at more than $1,000 were stolen from Lowes Home Improvement store between 7-7:38 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Greenville Police Department report released Friday. 

According to the report, a loss prevention manager filed a police…

May 28, 2018


Memorial ceremony

The Pitt County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The public is invited to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the commemorative event that was created in 1868 to pay tribute to the men and…


May 28, 2018

A swamp fire in 1976 led an eastern North Carolina park ranger to a grisly mass grave.

The prime suspect — the only suspect — has been running or hiding ever since.

Bradford Bishop lived the American Dream. He worked for the U.S. State Department earning a respectable salary; owned a…

Bradford Bishop

May 28, 2018

Kathy Morris of Grifton is the owner of Stroke of Faith Farms, a Christian ministry for events and retreats. Her 19-year-old Jerusalem Donkey, Rufus, is her companion and overseer of her farm.

Q: Who is Rufus?

A: "Rufus is the granddaddy of the farm and he watches over all of the baby sheep. He is…


May 28, 2018

Wednesday’s announcement that the National Football League will require players to stand during the national anthem or leave the field drew insight and mixed reaction from veterans, athletes and fans leading into the Memorial Day weekend.

The announcement came after two years of declining…

NFL Meetings Football

May 28, 2018

The discovery of a veteran’s grave marker at Pitt County’s landfill transfer station shocked social media but it’s not uncommon and isn’t disrespectful, a county official and the owner of a local monument company said.

The May 20 Facebook posting by Tony Brown, identified as…


May 27, 2018

A high-tech tour has given city officials and stakeholders a three-dimensional review of plans for a $2 million project they hope will serve as a gateway to the Town Common and the city’s history.

Members of the Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza advisory board, Greenville City Manager Ann Wall…


May 27, 2018

Murray Borden was a prisoner of war.

He fought for his country; he died for his country. 

But on Saturday morning, a flag flying high on the Town Common kept his spirit alive.

“It’s a special time to remember a special person who made the ultimate sacrifice. His sacrifice and the…


May 27, 2018

Visitors to the Town Common during the Memorial Day holiday have to navigate several construction projects at the park. 

Crews for several weeks have been hammering away at improvements that are among several outlined in phase one of the Town Common master plan in addition to work on the Town…

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