September 15, 2019

The Brody School of Medicine is simultaneously preparing for re-accreditation and conducting ongoing mediation with Vidant Medical Center, the vice chancellor of health sciences reported to ECU’s Board of Trustees last week.

The two issues are linked, said Dr. Mark Stacy, who also is dean of…


September 15, 2019

Two decades ago, eastern North Carolina played host to an unwelcome guest.

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, a storm that lashed the region with winds up to 75 mph and dumped 15 inches of rain into already-saturated waterways.

The hurricane and subsequent flooding killed a total…


September 15, 2019

In September 1920, Woodrow Wilson was president, and what would become the National Football League charged 12 teams $100 each to join. That same year, the county fair came to town with carnival rides, cotton candy, prize pigs and front-page stories in the local newspaper.

Seventeen presidents…


September 14, 2019

State and local officials are scheduled to gather on Clark Street on Monday to formally open the 10th Street Connector and dedicate portions of the road for two pioneering Greenville figures.

The ceremony set for 11 a.m. will name the new road between Evans Street and Memorial Drive as the Leo W.…


September 14, 2019

In a week when the nation observed the 18th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, many found the graduation of 15 new firefighters on Friday to be especially meaningful.

A badge-pinning ceremony, held in the Goess Student Center on the campus of Pitt Community College, marked the…


September 14, 2019

Pitt County soon will begin spraying for mosquitoes because of a recorded bump in the insect's population.

Spraying could begin as early as this weekend, according to a Friday news release.

The increase in the mosquito population was observed by the Environmental Health Division of the Pitt County…

September 14, 2019

AYDEN — There's a new economic developer in town.

After a long search process, Mallory Denham was named to the post in August. He was introduced at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

Denham has been an economic developer since the 1980s.

“I cut my teeth in the '80s in the…

September 14, 2019

The anticipated drop in ECU enrollment wasn’t as large as predicted, university officials said, but it’s unclear what effect it will on state funding.

Details about fall enrollment 2019 were discussed during the Board of Trustees’ Thursday and Friday sessions.

It was announced…

September 14, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Problems with the disposal of debris and grass clippings have prompted the town of Winterville to tweak its yard waste ordinance.

Public Works staff has noticed a recent increase in incidents where residents and contractors are dumping yard waste — including grass and…

September 14, 2019

Are you easily distracted by beautiful landscapes or unique gardens? Would you love to know the trick to growing fruits and veggies? Just wish you could figure out how to rid yourself of those stubborn mystery weeds?

Well, as a self-titled ‘professional plant nerd’, my answer to all of…

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