May 02, 2016 - 6 minutes ago

A man who reportedly walked into the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office to find out why deputies were at his house was arrested last week on four counts of attempted murder.

The sheriff’s office on Monday reported Cortez Vanquez Smith Jr., 22, was arrested on Thursday.



May 02, 2016

FOUR WAY — A home invasion Saturday left one dead and two suspects at-large.

Lee and Eliza McCotter were home Saturday when someone knocked on the door at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Lemmie Smith of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Lee, who was in...

May 02, 2016

The Pitt County Board of Education will hold two public hearings in addition to its regular meeting tonight. 

All meetings will be held in the third floor conference room of the Pitt County Office Complex, 1717 W. Fifth St.

The first public hearing starts at 5:30 p.m. and...

May 02, 2016

A motorcycle valued at $6,000 was reported stolen on Saturday night in Greenville, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred between 7:25 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. at 4830 U.S. 13. According to a case report, a 2002 red-and-black Suzuki motorcycle valued was...

May 02, 2016

The best Greenville and Pitt County have to offer in business and tourism takes center stage this week.

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce and Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau will host events beginning Tuesday to highlight National Small Business Week...


May 02, 2016

No, a driver sitting in an intersection will not get a ticket from a red light camera if the driver makes the turn after the light turns red.

Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman, who has been advocating for red light cameras for five of Greenville’s busiest intersections, recently...

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May 02, 2016

GRIFTON — Representatives of A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center are petitioning local governments to combat light pollution and preserve the dark night skies that make the center’s campus ideal for astronomy.

The Ayden and Grifton boards of commissioners...

May 02, 2016

Three people were injured on April 21 when a driver pulled into another vehicle’s path, resulting in an estimated $12,000 in damages, according to Greenville Police Department. 

The wreck occurred at 2:28 p.m. on Stantonsburg Road near Radio Station Road. According to the...

May 02, 2016


Bird Club meeting

The Greenville-River Park North Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the theater of River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. East Carolina University research biologist Matthew Louder will speak on ”Avian Pirates: The Brown-Headed Cowbird.” Meetings are...


May 01, 2016

Marjorie Ford Nelson

ROBERSONVILLE -— Marjorie Ford Nelson, 90, died Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Martin General Hospital.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev Ron Elkins officiating. Burial will follow at Martin...

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