October 15, 2018

RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell has announced the State Health Plan will change the way it reimburses medical providers. The attempt to save $300 million would translate to $60 million in savings to plan members, he said Oct. 4.

Instead of using a commercial-based plan with varying…

October 15, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue’s response to a fatal fire last month shows the department must place more emphasis on firefighting, a department critic said, but the chief defended his staff and said the tragedy should not be politicized.

Mary Mills, 83, died Sept. 29 at her home at 4105 Cornwall…


October 15, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will operate mobile registration intake centers in Grifton and Grimesland starting today through Wednesday, according to a news release.

Both centers will operate between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Grifton Fire Department, 6831 S. Highland Ave.…

October 15, 2018

East Carolina University Career Services will host two career fairs for alumni and students on Wednesday at the Greenville Convention Center, the university announced. The College of Engineering and Technology Career Fair will be held from 9-11 a.m., followed by the Fall Career Fair for all majors…

October 15, 2018

CHARLOTTE — “So here’s the thing,” said Elijah Baumgarten, his voice lowering and his eyes darting around. “No one knows that it’s here.”

He’s standing next to his father, sculptor Lee Baumgarten — who’s standing next to a close-to-life-…


October 15, 2018

Pitt County residents living and working near the future Southwest Bypass have one last chance to comment on a plan that will govern future growth in the area.

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan during its 6 p.m.…


October 15, 2018


Soup kitchens

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

■ The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from…


October 15, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — Here comes the funk.

Grammy award-winner George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic are set to “tear the roof off” the Rocky Mount Event Center when they perform a free show at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 to celebrate the grand opening of the center.

“To say that we are…

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October 14, 2018

Pitt County residents may vote for candidates in state, federal and local offices and give up or down votes on six amendments to the state Constitution when One-Stop Early Voting for the 2018 general election begins on Wednesday.

Five early voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-…


October 14, 2018

A Pitt County Superior Court judge this week denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against three doctors and a secretary in what one attorney called the "the most bizarre set of facts" in his career.

The lawsuit was brought by Wanda Leinweber in September 2017 against her husband, Clinton Henry…

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