August 24, 2016

A Greenville woman who continued through a stop sign on Aug. 20 collided with another vehicle and struck a utility pole, leaving four people injured and causing an estimated $33,000 in damages, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.


August 24, 2016


Umbrella market

Local cooks will compete in a food-on-a-stick throw down beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market. A limited number of tickets are available by emailing robin@uptowngreenville.com. The market, open from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza,…


August 24, 2016

A Greenville man reported that he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office case report.

Earl Larry Lawrence II, 30, reported that he was robbed of a brass ammunition shell about 8:40 p.m. at 2412 National Ave.

The investigation is…

August 24, 2016

Glen Webb, immediate past president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and a Pitt County commissioner, recently was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission. The term expires on Feb. 28, 2019.

In a letter to Webb,…

August 24, 2016

Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet their teachers for the 2016-17 school year at Thursday’s open house.

Pitt County Schools’ district-wide open house provides K-12 students an opportunity to visit their school and meet teachers and staff in advance of the first day of…

August 24, 2016

Wearing full turnout gear, three firefighters crawled into an old day care center, pulling a hose as smoke filled a back room.

They sprayed water on the fire and the orange flames slowly dissipated.

Except it wasn’t a real fire. It was a digital fire, and the smoke was actually water vapor…


August 24, 2016

Law enforcement officials and safety advocates on Tuesday shared stories of young drivers whose decisions on the road led to their deaths with parents and teens to urge them to practice safe driving habits.

The stories were shared during “Countdown 2: Drive,” a program held at D.H.…


August 24, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory visited the campus of East Carolina University on Tuesday to get feedback from students and tout his efforts to making college more affordable for North Carolina families.

McCrory spoke with East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton and student leaders during a private…


August 24, 2016

A group of college students, teachers and state workers say college loan payments are affecting how they plan for the future.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper met with members of the local Democratic Party, College Democrats of ECU, Pitt County Association of Educators and the local…


August 23, 2016

A tractor-trailer overturned on Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 264, blocking westbound traffic out of Greenville.

The wreck occurred on U.S. 264 near Mozingo Road, and reports from the scene indicated that two tractor-trailers sideswiped each other, resulting in one driver losing control and the rig…

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