May 25, 2018

With millions of North Carolinians traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, troopers with the State Highway Patrol are out in full force to monitor driver behavior in an effort to reduce crashes.  

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is partnering with state and local law…


May 25, 2018

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Memorial Day, and the veterans planning Pitt County’s observance said they have been working hard to make this year special.

The main event is a ceremony that will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Town Common. The event is sponsored…


May 25, 2018

A Wednesday prayer breakfast in Raleigh focused on the urgency of finding a sustainable solution for closing the health insurance coverage gap in North Carolina, according to a news release.

Care4Carolina, a coalition of advocacy groups and health care providers, sponsored the event at the NC…


May 25, 2018

U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday that they expect an active Atlantic hurricane season — an announcement that came as odds increased that the first tropical weather system of the year was forming in the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast…

Hurricane Forecast

May 25, 2018

Following are closings for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday: 

■ Greenville offices: closed Monday

■ Pitt County offices: closed Monday

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

■ Pitt County landfill: open regular hours

■ Pitt…

May 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans at the General Assembly said Thursday that a $35 million school safety package next year in the upcoming North Carolina state budget is a good start that will address critical needs, but Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it comes up short.

The budget…

May 25, 2018

Experts at ECU want people receive their clear message: Hearing, speech and language disorders can be detected and treated and today is the opportunity to get a free start.

As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the ECU College of Allied Health Sciences’ Speech-Language and Hearing…


May 25, 2018

WILSON — Tap Tapie knows that very soon, the carnivorous plant section of the Wilson Botanical Gardens will be a dangerous place for a bug.

This is the second year for the growing collection of meat-eating plants that thrive on the nutrient-rich insects they are fortunate enough to catch.…


May 25, 2018

PINETOPS — Audiences across the country on Tuesday got a taste of why a small exotic petting zoo in Edgecombe County has become a popular destination for local families.

It’s a Zoo Life, located just off N.C. 42 in Pinetops, debuted its new reality show series on the TLC Network on…


May 25, 2018


Support group

The Brother to Brother prostate cancer support group will meet at 9 a.m. at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. The group is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community Eastern N.C. Visit cancersupportenc.com/schedule-of-activities/ for more information or call John…

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