April 18, 2019

ECU’S newly appointed interim chancellor said he anticipates being in that role for “a couple of years.”

Dan Gerlach, who led the Golden LEAF Foundation for a decade, also said the dissent that has arisen from his appointment is no different than other controversies that have…


April 18, 2019

First-graders scattered across the lawn at Wintergreen Primary School on Wednesday in search of candy-filled eggs. But at this Easter egg hunt, there was something much sweeter.

Nestled in the grass alongside the traditional pastel eggs were larger eggs that beeped to create a happy hunting ground…


April 18, 2019

State Rep. Kandie Smith introduced two pieces of legislation on Tuesday aimed at helping former convicts and parents who owe child support become gainfully employed and stay out of jail.

Smith serves the 8th House District, which includes much of Northern Pitt County, including parts of…


April 18, 2019

A door was forcibly broken down to gain entry to a home during an armed robbery reported on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 4 a.m. on April 16 on the 500 block of Spring Forest Road.

The door of the home sustained $300…

April 18, 2019

Following are closings for the Easter holiday:

■ Greenville offices: closed Friday

■ Pitt County offices: closed Friday

■ Pitt County solid waste and recycling collection stations: open regular hours Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday

■ Pitt County landfill: open regular hours Friday and Saturday;…

April 18, 2019

RALEIGH — A North Carolina civil rights leader can again go inside the Legislative Building, two years after he was banned.

The Rev. William Barber, who organized “Moral Monday” protests and led the state NAACP, had been ordered by a magistrate in 2017 to stay out of the…

April 18, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Lung cancer education

The Lung Cancer…


April 17, 2019

Sam Jones, legendary pitmaster and owner of Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, spent nearly an hour in the back of a police car last Thursday after Orange County Sheriff deputies arrested him at a rental car company near the Orlando International Airport.   

Jones and some of his employees…


April 17, 2019

The president of a major philanthropic organization has been appointed interim chancellor at East Carolina University.

Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, an organization charged with increasing economic opportunities in the state’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities,…


April 17, 2019

Children from across Pitt County got to pet bunnies, hedgehogs and snakes while also learning about plant life, animal science, biodiversity, climate change and renewable energy during the eighth annual Earth Day Expo at East Carolina University.

The event, which was held at the Howell Science…

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