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Pitt County Schools was not among the two dozen school districts across North Carolina to receive a share of $400 million in new state lottery-funded grant awards for school construction. Officials announced Monday that none of the seven schools that applied were granted funding for addition…

‘La Cage Aux Folles’: Farmville Community Arts Center will present “La Cage Aux Folles” at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in Paramount Theatre, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville. Additional matinee performances are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

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Rob Maloney was named director of athletics for Pitt County Schools on Wednesday, according to an announcement from PCS Superintendent Ethan Lenker.

Greenville’s Angela Stewart finished in sixth place gross in the 18th Senior Women’s Amateur Championships held at Alamance Country Club in Burlington too highlight the week for local golfers. She was playing in the first flight.

On March 30, federal Judge Louise Flanagan ruled that there is evidence enough to justify a trial in the case of Sean Rambert Jr’s death at the hands of Greenville police officer David Johnson.

Wow, economic development is off the charts: another gas station. What are they all going to do in another decade or so when we are all driving electric cars?

In the wake of 18-year-old Payton Gendron allegedly opening fire on people in the parking lot of a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, May 15, a 180-page manifesto has emerged, suggesting that Gendron “belongs to a global fraternity fused by the internet and fixated on the idea that whi…

Suppose you own an investment portfolio that contains valuable, goods-producing assets, some of which are too costly to buy, or may not even exist in the marketplace. The United States Forest Service [USFS] manages many taxpayer-owned natural assets. Among the best-performing is the Pisgah-N…

Long before a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed that by summer Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned, only pregnant people bore the burden of pregnancy — not just physically, but also financially. “Impregnators” have always had the choice to walk away. Sure, they could be on the ho…

This fantastic flower was produced on a tree at what we here in Columbia call the Belser Arboretum, a 7-acre (or so) tract of forested land pretty much in the middle of the city, and two blocks from my home.

I’ll repeat last week’s COVID tip. If you want to wear a mask, do so. There may only be a few of you in a crowd that do, but Americans still are getting sick and some are dying every day. Eat healthy (most of the time), be physically active, wash your hands often and mind your distance.

Tabbouleh is a bulgur salad; in fact, it’s also a very green salad. It consists of an abundance of fresh garden herbs, jumbled together with bulgur, citrus and olive oil, which paint this salad an unmistakable green. You might also call tabbouleh a very greedy salad, since there seems to be …

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