May 24, 2019

An Orange County judge on Friday granted a 10-day temporary restraining order preventing Vidant Medical Center and Pitt County from implementing a new form of governance at the hospital.

A second hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for Wednesday.

The University of North Carolina and…


May 24, 2019

East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees was not notified about the University of North Carolina System’s decision to file a legal complaint against Vidant Medical Center and Pitt County, the outgoing chairman said.

Kieran Shanahan, whose eight-year tenure on the Board of Trustees…

May 24, 2019

When the alarms are set off and the fire engines and ambulances leave the station, Capt. Ron McLean hops into his Greenville Fire-Rescue quick response vehicle and rushes to the scene.  

McLean, a paramedic/firefighter and EMS supervisor at Greenville Fire-Rescue oversees more than a…


May 24, 2019

Gregory Parks, who was convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a 20-year-old Bailey woman, received a fair trial and one without legal errors, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

A three-judge panel upheld Parks’ November 2017 convictions, including first-degree murder, in the…


May 24, 2019

Following are closings for the Memorial Day holiday.

■ 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 County Schools: closed Monday

■ Pitt…

May 24, 2019

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee speller No. 350 Ozioma Obi is one of 18 spellers from North Carolina.

This year's bee also features eastern North Carolina students Janzen Haynes of Rocky Mount and Jordan Carter of Sims.

The bee includes 271 spellers like Ozi, who advanced to nationals by winning…

May 24, 2019

After a four-year dry spell, Greenville has a national spelling bee hopeful.

Twelve-year-old Ozioma Obi will be among a record 565 competitors at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee when the 92nd annual competition begins Monday in National Harbor, Md.

That is more than twice the number of…


May 24, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is warning residents about a scam involving fake red light camera citations. The department on its Facebook page announced that two people reported they received an emailed red light citation notice.

The email does not specifically mention the Greenville Police…

May 24, 2019


Blood donation center

The American Red Cross Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments, which can be made online, are recommended.…


May 23, 2019

A Greenville man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a double shooting Thursday morning at a home in Belvoir.   

Tylif Staton, 26, and Devonta Washington, 26, both of Greenville, were injured in the shooting, the sheriff’s office reported.

Staton, 449…

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