August 22, 2019

Becoming trapped in an elevator can be terrifying but knowing what to do — and what not do — is the difference between a safe rescue and serious injury or death, experts say.

Elevator incidents are more common that people might think. So far this year, Greenville Fire-Rescue has…


August 22, 2019

A man convicted in a 1994 Greenville murder was freed after 24 years in prison Thursday after a judge ruled new evidence justified a new trial. 

Dontae Sharpe, 44, hugged family and friends in Pitt County Superior Court after Judge Bryan Collins of Wake County ruled Sharpe should have a new…


August 22, 2019

GRIFTON — Grifton residents now have food for thought.

More than 20 community members gathered at the old Tropicana supermarket in Grifton on Saturday to hear a proposal on opening a cooperative grocery store — the Grifton Community Supermarket.

Danny Peed and CD Gay introduced those at…


August 22, 2019

An app promoted by Pitt County Schools helped a small number of students maintain their reading skills over the summer, but officials hope to better promote it to increase its use.

The Sora classroom reading app allows students to use a phone, tablet and other devices to check out grade-level e-…

August 22, 2019

Greenville City Council should delay planned parking fees of up to $15 in the downtown area so business owners and residents can offer suggestions, participants in a public input session said on Tuesday.

A second input session is planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530…


August 22, 2019

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is set for a September vote on standards for the county's upcoming property revaluation after a public hearing drew no comments on Monday.

On Sept. 9 the board is scheduled vote on the approval of the 2020 Schedule of Standards, Values and Rules, which will be…


August 22, 2019

The N.C. Department of Information Technology on Monday granted a motion to temporarily halt implementation of the Istation reading software while it reviews the contract.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced the three-year, $8.3 million contract with Istation on June 7, just days before the…

August 22, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a reported armed robbery at a 10th Street laundry, according to a report issued Tuesday.

The report indicates $2,200 in cash was stolen from The Wash House, 2511 E. 10th St., during the incident, which took place about 12:12 p.m. Monday, according…

August 22, 2019


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market, 4560 County Home Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market or follow the market on Facebook.


The Greenville Toastmasters Club will…


August 22, 2019

River Bluff Road in Greenville has a history of criminal activity. That reputation is something that Keystone Management of Concord, N.H., is looking to change.

James Edward Smith, a former partner who owned River's Edge Apartments on River Bluff Road, was convicted of hiring a hitman who lived in…

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