December 16, 2018

A Grimesland man shot and killed another man outside the Pitt-Greenville Airport early Sunday as the victim was arriving to depart on a 7 a.m. flight, authorities said.

Joseph Pate, 52, of Beaufort County, died on the scene, according to the Greenville Police Department. John Reid, 49, of 2496…


December 16, 2018

CURRITUCK — Sarah Markert says her younger brother, Adam, was “just that guy.”


December 16, 2018

Vidant Health is working to build grass-roots opposition to a proposal it says will cut revenues by $40 million and force it to significantly curtail services, while supporters of the proposal are standing firm.

Health system officials on Thursday met with a group of ministers from Pitt, Bertie,…


December 16, 2018

Ed Daughtry remembers how good it felt the first time he ever put on the big, red suit to go out in public.

He and his wife, Lindy, were visiting family in Greensboro and thought it would be fun to step out on Christmas Eve as Santa and Mrs. Claus. So they strolled through the neighborhood, waving…


December 16, 2018


Blood donors needed

The ENC Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.



December 16, 2018

The following people were indicted on felony charges Nov. 26, 2018, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Carson Reid Adkins, 19, 6780 Pitt St., Grifton, three counts obtain property by false pretense and two counts forgery of…

December 16, 2018

CHAPEL HILL — Allen & Son Barbeque, one of North Carolina’s most revered barbecue destinations, has closed.

Keith Allen started the restaurant 48 years ago at the age of 19, cooking pork shoulders over wooden coals from logs he split himself. Its reputation grew over the years from…

December 16, 2018

FARMVILLE — Libraries provide more than just books these days.

“People visit the library to receive enrichment, do their homework, search the internet and to socialize,” said Farmville library director David Miller. “People from all economic backgrounds come through our…


December 16, 2018

WINTERVILLE — The town of Winterville honored one of its own last week.

Jimmy Garris, who has served Pitt County and the town of Winterville on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners for the past 16 years, did not seek re-election in the Nov. 6 general election.

The Winterville Town Council…

December 16, 2018

WINTERVILLE — The family of a late honorary member of the Winterville Fire Department paid it forward at a recent Winterville Town Council meeting.

Donald Reed was a firefighter in New York. When he and his wife, Marie, retired to Winterville, Reed went to the fire station and immediately…

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