News Stories

Thursday, January 14, 2021

HOOKERTON — Officials decided they needed more information before deciding on a conditional-use permit for a communications tower during Hookerton’s Jan. 5 Board of Commissioners meeting.

AYDEN — Ayden will soon join New Bern, Tarboro and Washington, N.C., in issuing a letter to N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein regarding complaints about Suddenlink internet service.

SNOW HILL — Snow Hill has entered into an agreement with Greene County for the listing, supervising and collecting of property taxes at a rate of 5 percent after failing to negotiate a lower rate.

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Sports Stories

Thursday, January 14, 2021

FARMVILLE — As the Farmville Central High School volleyball team made its way home from a victory against BeddingieldJan. 5, they were greeted by members of the Farmville community who gathered to show their support.

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WILLIAMSTON — The boys cross country team from Greene Central High School finished second overall in a nonconference meet Monday at Riverside High School.

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    On the morning after this crazy election — which very well may still be playing out by the time this column is published — I realized how much I miss election nights in the newsroom. Mostly I miss the pizza. The calling out and tallying of precinct returns, not so much.

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      Opinion Stories

      Thursday, January 14, 2021

        For years there has been a metal sign bolted to the rear entrance of Farmville’s Community Center welcoming people to the “Pitt County Council on Aging Senior Center.” The problem is that town officials now say our elderly friends should enter through the front door.

          “When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)

            Without consulting “the Google” or any other resource answer these questions. What are the three branches of government? How many justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Court? What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? How many voting members are there in the US Congress? Name …

              With Democrats in charge of the White House, and U.S. House, and (possibly as of this writing) the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

                I have read many posts on social media about “virtual” education or “online” education and I have participated in some of the discussions. I don’t mean to label all school systems by what I am getting ready to impart, but I do think it needs to be said that most children in North Carolina ar…

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                  After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one.

                    After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one.

                    Features Stories

                    Thursday, January 14, 2021

                    Six Greene Early College students have been inducted into the Shown the Lenoir Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

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                      Start-ups. The United States Census tells us that the population of Ayden went up dramatically during the first part of the 20th century: 557 in 1900; 990 in 1910; 1,673 in 1920; 1,750 in 1937. More citizens means more opportunities for business start-ups.

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