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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

Following the wake of the Florida shooting, clergy members of all different faiths came together in Greenville with a message of unity, compassion and action. 

On Friday night, the Pitt County Interfaith Clergy hosted a vigil in honor of the victims and families of a high school shooting in…

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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

ECU’s major athletics project, the $55-million reconstruction of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is on schedule and within budget, athletics officials told the university’s trustees on Thursday at their quarterly meeting.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2019, involves…

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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

ROCKY MOUNT — A mentally-ill teenager threatens to take a gun to school and aim it at a school resource officer as part of a planned suicide attempt.

This scenario did not happen in Florida, where on Wednesday, a teenage gunman who is reportedly mentally ill killed 17 students and staff…

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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

A vandal went postal, delivering some damage to a local mailbox unit.

According to a Greenville Police Department report, someone damaged a mailbox unit in the Edgewood Mobile Home Park between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The unit is located in the 3200 block of Riggs Lane, the…

February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

WILLIAMSTON — Asa Biggs, the 19th-century U.S. senator and former Confederate judge, would have been 207 years old this month.

Local history buffs threw a posthumous birthday party for him on Sunday in the house he lived in at the corner of Church and Smithwick streets in downtown…

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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

GRIFTON — The Grifton Board of Commissioners continued revising the town’s animal control ordinances at a workshop session earlier this month, to combat the high number of stray and feral cat colonies within the city limits.

The town has partnered with Pitt County Animal Control to help…

February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

WILLIAMSTON — For almost 22 years as the town’s Planning and Zoning director, Brent Kanipe worked to revitalize and beautify the town of Williamston.

His retirement on Jan. 31 left a void, but the Williamston Board of Commissioners hopes to keep his vision alive, officials…

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February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

WINTERVILLE — Two local organizations dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families are making a pitch for local participation in a fundraising event.

Beau’s Buddies and Riley’s Army are joining forces to host a baseball/softball fundraising tournament on March 3-4.…

February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 393 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 8-14. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

Feb. 8

■ 12:32 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 940 College Hill Drive. Cleared 12:46 a.m.

■ 12:02 p.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at…

February 17, 2018 - 4 minutes ago

It was a Golden Celebration.

Back in 1988, the Service League of Greenville celebrated 50 years of service to Pitt County. Charity Ball patrons and guests attended a golden celebration at the Greenville Country Club.

Candlelight lamp posts, decorated with gold ribbon, adorned the outside of the…

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