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August 18, 2018

A roofing job that never happened has resulted in a man‘s arrest, according to the Pitt County Sherriff’s Office

A sheriff’s office news release stated that Jeffrey Wayne McLawhorn Jr. was given about $3,500 to reroof a home on Frog Level Road in Greenville. McLawhorn…

August 18, 2018

An effort to breathe new life into the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference took its first step forward this week, but it has a long way to go and needs a lot of support, its organizer said on Friday.

A small group gathered Wednesday at the George Washington Carver Branch of Sheppard…

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August 18, 2018

Several efforts to help students start the school year off right — three of them spearheaded by area barbers — are hoping Pitt County residents will load them up with backpacks and school supplies by Monday.

Four barber shops have partnered with the Greenville Police Department for…

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August 18, 2018

AYDEN — Despite a decision to reduce the size of Aydens police vehicle fleet, the Board of Commissioners continues to be divided on the issue.

In July, the board voted to reduce the fleet to 10 marked patrol cars from its current 15. Commissioner Raymond Langley made the motion, which Mayor…

August 18, 2018

It only makes sense that a Pirate would be knowledgeable about the coast.

So Reide Corbett’s selection as East Carolina University’s new dean of integrated coastal programs and director of the Coastal Studies Institute seems a natural fit.

Corbett, a Pirate since 2000, has…

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August 18, 2018

GRIFTON — After winning a bid on a parcel of land owned by the town, a Grifton business owner will have to restart the bidding process.

Dax Nelson, owner of the Grifton Café, bid on a lot of land on the corner of Wall and Lewis streets and won. However, he is going to have to start the…

August 18, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount City Council continues to look for balance between local truckers who want to park at home and a new ordinance banning big rigs from residential properties.

The city announced on Wednesday that two businesses have publicly stated their lots are open for…

August 18, 2018

EDENTON — The State Bureau of Investigation is seeking to arrest an Edenton man because of his alleged role in the overdose-related death of a Currituck County man late last year, state officials said.

Derrick Lamont Phillips, 27, is accused of supplying the heroin that led to the death of…

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August 18, 2018

WILSON — A man who authorities say was a major heroin dealer in Wilson will spend more than a decade in prison.

Tyquan Savory, 28, pleaded guilty earlier this week in Wilson County Superior Court to two counts of trafficking opium. Superior Court Judge Walter H. Godwin Jr. sentenced Savory to…

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August 18, 2018

HERTFORD — A Hertford town councilman found guilty on Thursday of violating the terms of his probation will have to spend seven days in jail.

Councilor Frank Norman will get a short reprieve on Monday, however, when he will be allowed to attend a Hertford Town Council meeting. 

Superior…

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