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.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
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.
COVID impact survey
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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.
Sunday, August 02, 2020
The closure of a Greenville bicycle store and a pandemic-driven demand for bikes and repairs is continuing to change the landscape for local bicyclists.
With state and federal moratoriums on evictions now ended, local courts and legal organizations anticipate eviction cases will fill small claims court in the coming weeks.
Funding equipment upgrades for the school system and discussing racism’s effect on health are two of the items on Monday’s 9 a.m. Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting.
U.S. Census workers will start home visits Aug. 11 to ensure all Americans are counted in the second census of the 21st Century.
WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College officials held a virtual town hall for students on Tuesday to provide them with the latest information on the school’s fall semester plans.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed event that will be discussed, researched, analyzed and eventually placed in a broader historical perspective, according to East Carolina University faculty members who recently shared their thoughts on how the period might be taught to future students.
Among other things, the summer of 2020 may well be remembered as a time when movie theaters were darkened, racial tensions soared and charitable giving plummeted. But a local summer camp program has given a group of teens a chance to try to rewrite parts of that script.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
The threat from a fast-moving Atlantic storm had residents preparing for another tropical blow and emergency officials worried about responding to a Hurricane in the midst of a pandemic.