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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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