October 19, 2017

William Litchfield said his financial experience and knowledge as well as his familiarity with the business world are among reasons he is the better choice for the District 5 seat on the Greenville City Council.

“One of the most important things I think I can do is understand economic…

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October 19, 2017

Tom Best said his superior experience, knowledge of issues and history of service make him the best choice for the District 5 seat on the Greenville City Council.

Best, 71, was born and raised in Durham and attended N.C. State for engineering. Best began working for IBM while he was still in school.…


October 19, 2017

Increased awareness of the prescription opioid epidemic has done little to lessen its devastating nationwide effects, according to a state official.

As more people become addicted to opioids and turn to narcotic drugs like heroin, state health officials are trying to mitigate the often deadly…


October 19, 2017

Someone climbed through a second-story window of an apartment to steal electronic equipment, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

The break-in occurred in the 4100 block of Dudleys Grant Drive between 9 p.m. on Sunday and 9 p.m. on Monday through an upper rear window of the…

October 19, 2017

Early voting for the 2017 municipal elections in Pitt County begins today, giving residents the opportunity to select local leaders who will decide which streets get paved and the cost of garbage pickup.

Nine of the county’s 10 municipalities are holding elections this year. The town of…


October 19, 2017

The Greenville Animal Protective Services has received a clean bill of health from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture regarding its facilities and euthanasia methods. 

Concerns about the department and its methods surfaced after an incident on Aug. 30, when APS officers put down a…

October 19, 2017


For some high schoolers, Wednesday’s Pitt County College Fair was a chance to confirm what they already knew about college admissions. For others, however, it was a crash course on the intricacies involved.

Prospective first generation college students oftentimes are not afforded the…


October 19, 2017


Farmers market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612 or 902-1709.

Food pantry

Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., hosts a food pantry every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is from…


October 18, 2017

Solid infrastructure and more amenities are necessary to move Greenville forward, candidates running for mayor of Greenville agreed during a forum on Tuesday afternoon.

The mayoral candidates gathered at the Hilton Greenville to answer questions from the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce and to…


October 18, 2017

Rick Smiley said he has work left to do on the Greenville City Council, and his experience, dedication and attention to detail will help the city continue its good work to date on finances, stormwater and economic development projects like the Imperial Warehouse site. 

”I work really…

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