July 29, 2016

The dangers of exposure to extreme heat that has gripped eastern North Carolina for the past week heightened recently with the death of a 19-year-old Pitt County man.

Robert Rempfer Jr., of 3560 Old River Road, died about 8:40 p.m. on July 22 after being taken to the Emergency Department at Vidant…

July 29, 2016


Car seat check

Greenville Fire-Rescue provides free car safety seat checks from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. every Friday at Station 1, 500 S. Greene St. Trained experts will ensure child seats are installed correctly. No appointment is necessary. Visit the Greenville Fire-Rescue Facebook Page for…


July 29, 2016

Pitt County Schools parents will hear a new voice on their answering machines this year.

The district has named Travis Lewis, formerly associate dean of students at East Carolina University, as its director of community and student services. The position is a new role that combines the…

July 29, 2016

The Democratic candidate for the N.C. House District 8 seat told members of the African American Caucus of the N.C. Democratic Party that he favors expanding Medicare, raising teachers’ salaries and providing more opportunities for education and jobs in eastern North Carolina.

Charlie Pat…


July 29, 2016

Pitt County residents at a Democratic National Convention watch party Thursday night said the next president of the United States needs to bring Americans together, not tear them apart.

They believe the best person for that job is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who delivered her formal…


July 29, 2016

Greenville police is investigating the theft this week of a Macbook belonging to Pitt County Schools from a Winterville gas station.

The Macbook, valued at $1,500, was taken from a Sheetz gas station at 650 Whitley Drive, according to a Greenville Police Department case report. The incident…

July 28, 2016

WILLIAMSTON — Medics with the Williamston Fire/Rescue/EMS recently acquired certification as to deliver more advanced care on its medical calls.

Sixteen emergency medical technicians with the department completed more than 250 hours of training to be certified as intermediate care…


July 28, 2016

Winterville officials are happy about recent postings on a couple of national websites that recognize the town for its population growth and its quality of life.

The site SmartTravel.Tips named Winterville the fourth Best Place to Live in North Carolina because of its small-town feel and access…


July 28, 2016


School mini camp

Greene County Middle School, 485 Middle School Road, Snow Hill, will hold a sixth-grade mini camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. Students will participate in activities such as team-building games. Topics will include locker combination and bell schedule, academics,…


July 28, 2016

The way East Carolina University’s medical students serve the communities of North Carolina is earning international recognition for the Brody School of Medicine, the university announced this week.

Brody is one of seven schools globally to receive a 2016 Aspire to Excellence Award, which…

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