June 27, 2017

A state House judiciary committee, in a 7-5 party line vote, favorably voted for legislation that would redraw the state's judicial boundaries, including dividing Pitt County into two voting districts for both district and superior court judges.

The legislation, which was initially proposed as a…


June 27, 2017

East Carolina University has named Dr. Mark Stacy as the new dean for the Brody School of Medicine.

Stacy also will serve as senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs for the Division of Health Sciences, according to a news release issued today.

The appointment of Stacy to these roles…


June 27, 2017

An investigation is underway after a severely emaciated dog was found tied to a tree in a wooded area in the Pactolus community on Sunday.

Pitt County Animal Services received a call at 7:56 p.m. on Sunday from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch, which advised a report had been made…

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June 27, 2017

The owner of Night Train Lounge and a bouncer are accused of disposing of shell casings from a Saturday shooting that injured four people, the latest in a string of incidents at the club.

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 3:46 a.m. on Saturday to the Night Train Lounge at…


June 27, 2017

RALEIGH — Distillers in North Carolina aren’t quite ready to extend their arms in a celebratory toast, but they’ve certainly opened the bottle and dropped some ice in the glass.

Senate Bill 155, omnibus legislation loosening rules on North Carolina distillers and brewers, is…


June 27, 2017

Pitt County’s two Democratic legislative delegates say they are waiting for Gov. Roy Cooper to make his case for vetoing the state’s pending fiscal budget before announcing if they join or oppose a likely override vote.

Cooper announced Monday he would veto the budget later in the day,…


June 27, 2017

The state Senate last week gave a green light to the STOP Act, a bill aiming to curb opioid addiction, and several Pitt County residents at a Sunday forum questioned exactly how the legislation would work.

Rep. Greg Murphy, a Greenville urologist and sponsor of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse…


June 27, 2017

Pitt County Schools Superintendent Ethan Lenker has been named 2017-18 North Carolina North Central Region Superintendent of the Year.

The Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance gave Lenker the nod on Sunday at a meeting of state superintendents in Asheville, according to a news…


June 27, 2017

Snacks were reported stolen from two businesses on Saturday, with suspects smashing a window in one case and prying or jimmying open a door in the other to gain entry.

A break-in at the Dollar Tree, 600 S.E. Greenville Blvd., was reported at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday, according to a Greenville Police…

June 27, 2017

Bethel Police Department arrested four people, including a juvenile, on charges they stole a trailer and lawn mower.

The department issued a news release Monday about the arrests in the June 13 theft. Officers on Friday arrested 21-year-old Ruthanne Marie Askew, 18-year-old William Robert Allen, 26-…

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