May 24, 2018

The governing board of North Carolina’s public university system on Thursday elected an East Carolina University alumnus and Greenville businessman as its chairman.

Harry L. Smith, a vocal Pirate Club booster who has faced controversy and sometimes clashed with other university officials, was…


May 24, 2018

Pitt County Schools announced several administrative changes on Thursday including new principals at Farmville Middle and Creekside Elementary schools.

Paul Briney, current principal at Farmville Middle, was named the new principal for Creekside, the school system announced in a news release…


May 24, 2018

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the Salvation Army will be able to help more people and offer more programming now that it’s squeezed four buildings into one.

The storied Christian charitable organization and its supporters celebrated the opening of its Craig F. Goess & Family Corps…


May 24, 2018


Food distribution 

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church will distribute food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

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May 24, 2018

More than 1.2 million North Carolinians are expected to hit the road during the Memorial Day holiday weekend and analysts from AAA Carolinas said they will pay a premium for it.

Gas prices in North Carolina are at their highest level since November of 2014. The average price of gas in the state is…


May 24, 2018

United Way of Pitt County and its major community development partner, Pitt County Schools, have their sights set on the future — as in 2031.

They reminded attendees at the 2018 United Way annual meeting at the Martinsborough Building in Greenville that 2031 is when this year’s…


May 24, 2018

A new mobile app that has been launched locally is the high-tech equivalent of a cry for help.

Pitt County Emergency Management implemented a mobile application on Wednesday that allows people with CPR training to render aid to those experiencing cardiac emergencies nearby.

PulsePoint Respond is…


May 24, 2018

Volunteers from the Greenville Noon Rotary Club gathered at the Town Common Wednesday to begin planning out the location of hundreds of American Flags. 

The club will be placing the flags at the park this week for the new Field of Honor effort, which offers residents chance to sponsor flags…


May 24, 2018

The Pitt County Board of Education is considering modifying its long-standing practice of recognizing the highest-achieving graduates at its high schools as salutatorian and valedictorian.

Information presented at the board’s monthly work session on Monday sparked discussion about whether to…

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May 24, 2018

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year’s first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins.

The National Hurricane Center said a disturbance still over water in the western Caribbean had a 60 percent…

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