MONROE — One of North Carolina’s largest school systems has backed off an academic calendar for next year that would have openly defied a state law that directs when classes can start and end.
Newcomers Club: The Newcomers Club of Greenville will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 beginning with a social time and lunch at noon at the Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Lane. A fashion show will be presented by My Sister’s Closet. The cost will be $20 payable at the door. Reservations should be made on or before Sunday, Feb. 5.
The Pitt County Council on Aging announced the following classes and programs for February at the Pitt County Senior Wellness Center, 4551 County Home Road.
A Farmville woman was arrested by Pitt County authorities after she hit her boyfriend with a car, hospitalizing him, on Saturday morning.
WINTERVILLE — Placing four blessing boxes at strategic locations in town more than two years ago was relatively simple.
Madison Parkerson of Pinetops has been named Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina.
The first of two Biscuitville stores coming to Greenville is set to open on Feb. 8, the family-owned, Greensboro-based chain announced on Friday.
Pitt County’s chief public defender was recognized recently by N.C. Chief Justice Paul Newby during an event held in partnership with the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association.
SWAN QUARTER — Reading a history book as an undergraduate student, a northeastern North Carolina woman paused, surprised and said, “Well, there’s my grandfather.”
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave its Community Service Award to a Snow Hill man his ongoing efforts to preserve the heritage of the Tuscarora people.
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HAVELOCK — A handful of area grapplers competed at the first-ever NCHSAA Eastern Regional for girls’ wrestling Thursday night at Havelock High School.
BETHEL — Despite leading the entirety of Friday night’s Eastern Plains 2A Conference boys’ basketball clash, North Pitt was never able to pull away from a pesky SouthWest Edgecombe squad.
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