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December 17, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Christmas came early for a few children at the Jack Minges Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plains on Sunday. 

They were treated to a Christmas party that included pizza, games, cake and a visit from Santa and his team of Kiwanis elves. 

Santa…

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December 17, 2018

AYDEN — The Ayden Board of Commissioners has reversed its decision to reduce its marked police fleet, a move made possible because of the absence of a board member who voted for the reduction.

In July, the board voted to reduce the fleet to 10 marked patrol cars. Unmarked detectives’…

December 17, 2018

The representative-elect in one of Pitt County’s state House districts received a new job on Thursday.

Chris Humphrey, was elected whip of the freshman Republican majority in the North Carolina House of Representatives, according to a news release. He was one of two people among the eight…

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December 17, 2018

If it seems as though the campus of East Carolina University is overrun by law enforcement officers, medical personnel and firefighters on Tuesday, there is no need to panic.

ECU is staging a full-scale, emergency training exercise from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College Hill area of main campus, the…

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December 17, 2018

Three eighth graders from Winterville Charter Academy are questioning the city of Greenville’s proposal to allow the sale of liquor and unfortified wine during special events on the Town Common.

The teenagers first spoke up at a public input session held Wednesday. They then took their…

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December 17, 2018

TODAY

Soup kitchens

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about serving or donating, call Janet Heath at 917-4563. JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Drive, serves a meal of soup,…

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December 17, 2018

Blackbeard’s plunder has become a precious bounty for preservationists.

Since the remains of the Queen Anne’s Revenge were found 22 years ago, state conservators have recovered thousands of metal parts from the pirate’s sunken ship, including cannons and a 12-foot-long anchor.

But…

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December 17, 2018

WILSON — Denny and Marge Rutter say they literally work for peanuts when they volunteer at Winstead United Methodist Church.

Volunteers get one 7-ounce jar of water-blanched peanuts for each shift they pull. The fresh, salty peanuts are a good trade for several hours of work with friends.…

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December 17, 2018

AYDEN — After a series of delays, the Montclair drainage project is scheduled to be complete by Sunday

Project manager Rich Moore, an engineer with McDavid Associates went before the Ayden Board of Commissioners last week to provide an update on the project. He reassured the board that the…

December 17, 2018

GRIFTON — There is a new face on the Grifton Board of Commissioners

Commissioners appointed Angela T. Gay to the board earlier this month. She replaces Commissioner Mary Grace Bright, who informed the board she would be resigning on Dec. 13. Bright is moving to Beaufort County.

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