March 25, 2019

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Convention Center was full of fun and information for local families on  Saturday as the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children hosted its eighteenth annual KidsFest.

The event attracts thousands of people each year, organizers said. In 2018, nearly 3,000…


March 25, 2019

Two requests to operate two separate sand mines in different parts of Pitt County top the agenda of tonight’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

Public hearings for these requests and a rezoning item are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ second floor auditorium of the…

March 25, 2019

GOLDSBORO — Laura Ann Waters went through a very difficult time in her life several years ago. Her 16-year-old cat had to be put to sleep. Her father-in-law passed away, followed by her own mother’s death. Then her husband passed away.

Having had no children, the 71-year-old had to do…


March 25, 2019

WINTERVILLE — Plans for development of commercial property and residential homes were halted last week by the Winterville Planning Board.

The planning board voted 7-0 to deny a rezoning request from Wayne Worthington.

Worthington and his family own approximately 92 acres on Worthington Road,…

March 25, 2019

The Greenville City Council will learn about possible alternatives to raising stormwater fees to fund system improvements at a workshop scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

The Council’s workshops typically are held early in the month, but were changed this month because of a scheduling conflict.


March 25, 2019


■ The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 561-7519.

■ The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m.…


March 25, 2019

East Carolina University’s third annual Pirate Nation Gives fundraising day on Wednesday raised more than $805,000 in 24 hours, surpassing last year’s amount of $500,000.

The one-day, social-media-driven effort encouraged alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends to donate…

March 25, 2019

An East Carolina University construction management professor and a local construction company have teamed up in search of a solution to a problem facing the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

The NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Plan identifies approximately 100…


March 25, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 392 fire and EMS calls from March 14-20. Following is a breakdown:


March 14

■ 12:36 a.m. — dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire at 2225 Bellamy Circle. Cleared 12:59 a.m.

■ 9:05 a.m. — unintentional alarm system…

March 24, 2019

The gem that is Pitt County basketball seems to have limitless facets, casting gleam in every direction at the moment, even on one of the game’s biggest stages.

The Wednesday morning before March Madness begins is an annual day of anticipation that college hoops fans would probably prefer to…

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