June 18, 2018

Pitt County Board of Commissioners will learn today if residents of Woodmoor Farms subdivision want to go forward with plans to repave five streets and join the state road system.

The board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on an assessment resolution at its 6 p.m. meeting in the Eugene James…


June 18, 2018

A safety survey that features feedback from community members is among items scheduled for discussion today at the Pitt County Board of Education work session. 

Travis Lewis, director of community and student services, is set to present the survey to board members at the meeting, which will be…

June 18, 2018

WINTERVILLE — The installation of a mobile home on Jones Street prompted complaints from residents and a debate among town leaders about the zoning that allowed it and similar housing in the town limits.

Town ordinance allows class A or doublewide mobile homes in areas zoned R-6, which…

June 18, 2018

A love seat. A grill. A paddle boat.

Three seemingly very different things — but all three were pulled out of the Tar River on Saturday by dozens of people who are dedicated to keeping the river clean.

Volunteers from all over Pitt County gathered at the Town Common Saturday morning for the…


June 18, 2018

The two-week filing period for local and state judicial seats begins at noon today, while filing for two supervisor seats on the Pitt County Soil and Water Conservation District board continues through July 6.

The statewide judicial seats on the Nov. 6 ballot will include one N.C. Supreme Court…

June 18, 2018


Soup kitchens 

• The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 561-7519.

• The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St., Farmville,…


June 17, 2018

A Greenville man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred early Saturday morning near Pitt Greenville Airport, police announced on Sunday. 

Steven Jerome Keel, 33, has been charged with a felony hit-and-run-death and operating a vehicle with no insurance in…


June 17, 2018

Steve Williams knows all too well the mostly-friendly debate surrounding eastern and western North Carolina barbecue. 

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Williams, 53, moved to Charlotte years ago and has had his fair share of both styles of ’cue. For him, it’s not really much of a…


June 17, 2018

AYDEN — A local appropriation for the Ayden schools stirred debate among the Ayden Board of Commissioners during final approval of the town’s $19.7 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 at Monday’s meeting.

The proposed budget included $3,000 a piece for Ayden Elementary School,…

June 17, 2018

WINTERVILLE — The Winterville Town Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a $24.71 million 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

Councilman Tony Moore opposed the budget.

“We must pay down some of our debt as our finance director pointed out, and not use fund balance funds to balance the budget. We…

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