February 21, 2017

A 47-year-old woman who allegedly died at the hands of her daughter last August was stabbed 42 times and had second-degree burns on more than 80 percent of her body, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

Tamara Nichell Joyner of 1570 Hollow Drive, Apt. B, died on Aug. 17 at Vidant Medical…


February 21, 2017


Bone Appetit

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will hold a Bone Appetit fundraising event all day on Tuesday at Basil’s, 1675 E. Fire Tower Road. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food and drink sales to the society. Participants must let their servers know they are…


February 21, 2017

AYDEN — If Erika Dawson has to stand on her head to keep her students engaged, she is willing to do just that. That is part of Dawson’s teaching philosophy. 

For nine years, Dawson has worked as a physical education teacher at Ayden Elementary School, where she also…


February 21, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on multiple charges including assault on a law enforcement officer on Saturday after a car chase.

It began Saturday evening when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle with blue lights on its rear in the area of Tar and Chicora streets and…

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February 21, 2017

Autopsy reports released Monday detailed the severe injuries of a mother and her three daughters and the condition police found them in last August, including that clothing was left covering their faces and a hammer was left near the mother.

Five-year-old Myona Toone, 7-year-old Ayona Toone…

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February 21, 2017

A 26-year-old man remained hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed while trying to detain a man he believed had broken into a vehicle.

A second man who was stabbed during the same incident was treated and released.

Police had not made an arrest in the case as of Monday evening.

A police report…

February 21, 2017

A property owner who was denied a rezoning request by the Greenville City Council last year is making another rezoning request for the property off of Evans Street.

WGB Properties is requesting the Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a request to rezone just less than eight…

February 21, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday finally approved two rezoning requests a family brought before it nine months ago.

Harry Teel Sr. and other heirs of Elias Teel sought to switch zoning of two parcels located within several hundred yards of each other along Old River Road. The…

February 21, 2017

RALEIGH — Corning Inc.and its subsidiary, Corning Optical Communications LLC, will invest $176 million in facilities in Catawba and Cabarrus counties, creating 410 jobs in the next two years, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday..

The company will invest $67 million in a new optical cable…

February 20, 2017

SNOW HILL — Greene County has more than $1.2 million in unpaid taxes on the books since 2006, according to Tax Administrator Becky Sutton.

Sutton recently gave a report to county commissioners. As of Jan. 31, the county has $761,069.02 in tax liens, or unpaid taxes, on real property for 2016.…

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