After a long year in which COVID-19 restrictions often kept people apart, communities are making plans to come together for the holiday season.
AYDEN — Seniors who like to socialize take note: the Ayden Senior Center is looking for new members.
With a new executive director to guide them, members of the Ayden Chamber of Commerce met on Nov. 18 to discuss the organization’s future.
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FARMVILLE — With officials proclaiming, “Only good things happen in Farmville,” the town broke ground for the Nathan R. Cobb Sr. Foundation Pavilion on Monday.
When social media comic Davonte Jones talks about having 62 entries for this weekend’s parade in Bethel, population 1,700, folks may wonder if it’s one of his DeeBoy12 video pranks. But he wasn’t joking when he approached the mayor earlier this fall about restarting the town’s Christmas parade.
A man accused of shooting and killing a mother of three outside her home in west Greenville in 2018 chose not to testify on his own behalf in Pitt County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Keeping Christmas merry, not scary, is the focus of Pitt County Emergency Management’s annual Holiday Safety Fair.
Four people have been displaced after a fire caused heavy damage to their home next to ECU’s campus on Wednesday morning, Greenville Fire-Rescue reported.
After retiring a little more than a decade ago, Mary Merlino began devoting her time to projects ranging from assisting tornado victims to giving to the homeless and remembering troops serving overseas. But earlier this year, she found a goodwill effort that fit her like a glove.
The East Carolina women’s basketball team couldn’t hold a late third-quarter lead against host Virginia Commonwealth, which ran away with a 65-48 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday in Richmond, Va.
The J.H. Rose football team is on the cusp of reaching the 3A state championship game, but one big step remains this week when the Rampants take on Jacksonville in the East Region final.
Two players from the East Carolina football team were named to the All-American Athletic Conference first team, the league announced Wednesday.
The shots kept falling. So East Carolina kept taking them.
The North Pitt girls’ basketball team improved to 2-1 on the young season on Tuesday night after notching a key 57-51 victory over South Central.
College football head coaching jobs are opening across the country, kicking off the annual musical chairs tradition as the regular season ends.
These are, by any fair estimation, divided times in our country. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, the level of venom and bitterness that’s gripped millions of Americans is a sometimes-frightening phenomenon to behold.
For nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling has protected a woman’s right to an abortion. It also protected many politicians’ careers. Lawmakers who opposed abortion knew that as long as abortion remained available, pro-choice voters wouldn’t care much about their positions o…
There’s yet another coronavirus variant out there that could pose a new threat.
What kind of democracy lets those in power draw their own districts to ensure they stay in power? Asking for our nation, our state and our city on the brink of losing our democracy for all citizens.
With respect to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Behavioral Health Policy, behavioral health services shall be available to all offenders identified with a serious mental illness, including those with substance abuse disorders. Also, those with less severe mental health needs are related…
Bless your hearts to the people who can’t pronounce the word “especially.” There are no words in the English language pronounced “EK-specially” or “EX-specially.” The word is actually pronounced “E (as in egg) specially” Use of EK and EX is especially annoying when I see it on news.
As we move indoors due to the weather, please be mindful to wear masks when gathering in crowds, keep air circulating and wash your hands often. Serve health promoting snacks and meals, please.
During this season of giving, keep your gifts rich and real with homemade and locally sourced products, foraged decorations and repurposed items. A gift need not be pricey or fancy, and when it is homemade, it conveys a personal, meaningful touch. Look to your community and Mother Nature for…
Over 150 years and more, the people and families of Farmville have helped the community survive and thrive, according to a historian helping the town mark its sesquicentennial.
A beloved Ayden man has been recognized for 50 years of membership with the American Legion Post 289.
Drummer Bob Aiken has long been a fixture in the local music community and has a string of friends, fans and bandmates as a result. His story, from tapping with pencils and sticks to the drum throne, has a cadence uniquely his own. And here it is, in his own words:
On a beautiful summer vacation day in 1999, seated at a winery table in rural New York, before tasting any of the local gewurztraminer, we squinted at a couple at a nearby table. Outside, riesling and merlot grapes cascaded along 11 steep and narrow lakes that were plowed out by mile-thick g…
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