An update about social distancing efforts at the Leroy James farmers market sparked more debate about enforcing a mask mandate there and other county properties.
Pitt County Schools will offer families the option to pay $25 as part of a user agreement that will give them a de facto insurance policy for laptops and devices it distributes to aid with remote learning.
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Downed trees, limbs and power outages peppered the Greenville area after Hurricane Isaias blew through about 3 a.m. Tuesday, while two people died north of here near Windsor.
Rain and wind from Isaias was expected to diminish as the storm moves rapidly across eastern North Carolina today, but officials tell residents to remain alert for flash floods and other hazards.
Pitt County averaged about 40 new cases of COVID-19 daily over the last week, slightly less than the previous seven days, according to data from the state. Vidant Health on Monday reported nearly 100 hospitalizations.
Converting seawater into clean water will be the focus of a team from East Carolina University, thanks to a grant through the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative.
A resolution declaring racism a public health crisis and funding for equipment upgrades for the school system were approved by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners during a virtual meeting on Monday morning.
The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from July 9-15.
When asked about some college football players nationally opting out of playing this season, East Carolina second-year coach Mike Houston pivoted, saying that uncertainty about games is what is frustrating for his players.
American Athletic Conference football teams can play up to four nonconference games if they desire.
When East Carolina was recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Monday, it marked the Pirates’ fifth straight year earning the ABCA team academic excellence award.
One advantage so far of East Carolina football’s spread-out preseason camp is the amount of repetitions allotted for each quarterback.
Chips and putts from area golf courses:
A towering, walk-off home run by former North Pitt star Phillip Boykin with one out in the seventh inning lifted the Tarboro River Bandits to a 2-1 victory over Fuquay-Varina to win the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League championship Saturday night before a raucous crowd in Tarboro’s Munici…
Those people who are in the business of economic development know our electric power rates in North Carolina are among the lowest in the nation. This is not an accident. Out electric utility companies are not perfect but they and the state Utilities Commission have saved the taxpayer big buc…
Mr. Taggart (Public Forum, July 29), I don’t know what you do for a living and I don’t care, but your vile criticisms of Dr. Greg Murphy were way off base.
There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased fig…
When baby boomers protested the ills of society in the 1960s, we didn’t trust anybody over 30. Now that we’re in our 60s and 70s, we don’t seem to trust anybody under 70.
In the midst of the current pandemic and its adjacent challenges, we could all use a little good news. This news is great.
BTH of whoever named our current storm. Why not something we can all pronounce, unlike the entire crowd on The Weather Channel. Bruce? Dave? Diane? Fioana?
Traveling abroad may be on hold right now, but there’s no reason why we can’t bring the taste and ambience of travel home to our kitchens and gardens with mezze. Mezze is an appetizer tradition essential to the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey and Greece.
Dear readers. Our local COVID experts tell us, especially with students returning to campus and to school, it is time for us to be especially vigilant. So, please wear your masks, stay apart, wash your hands often, eat healthy and get some physical activity.
At the beginning of the growing season I declared my other half to be a Better Boy than I. He was willing to get dirt under his fingernails and watch the tilled soil like a teakettle with the burner turned off for any sign of a sprig. And a sprout was a reason to shout. Now as the season is …
It made me feel sick, the incomprehensible “Ewww” of the soul.
My husband, Peter, is fascinated by hummingbirds.
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