If her signature “How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E” greeting doesn’t give her away, the price tag dangling from her straw hat surely will.
Politicians really don’t like to talk about taxes because it, if anything does, quickly gets the attention of the citizenry. Just about everyone pays taxes, in one form or another, and they are prolific.
On Tuesday, 101 years to the day of the launch of the first-ever Pitt County fair, the gates reopened to begin what is considered to be another historic year.
The Pitt County Health Department’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program will host a free retinal screening provided by Prevent Blindness North Carolina from 9 to noon on Friday.
The Famville Public Library dedicated a new flag on Friday to recognize Constitution Day along with the mayor, police chief and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A foundation that supports scholarships and letter jackets for Ayden-Grifton High School student-athletes honored four legendary Ayden and Grifton athletes last week during its annual fundraising golf tournament.
Following the second consecutive week of decline in the number of cases of COVID-19 on campus but with thousands quarantined due to the virus, the county’s public school system plans to make COVID testing available to staff.
Nearly 3,800 students attended summer sessions, with more than half that number earning promotions, Pitt County Schools reported Monday.
AYDEN — An East Carolina University archaeology professor and his students are laying the groundwork — in more ways than one — to restore an ancestral African American cemetery.
SNOW HILL — Greene County’s part-time EMS workers will receive a raise and the department will be able to fill three new positions following the approval of an amendment by the Greene County Board of Commissioners at its Monday meeting.
SNOW HILL – One streak continued while the other came to an end last Friday (Sept. 17) at Greene Central.
CARY – A pair of South Central High School runnners placed in the top 20, while two D.H. Conley competitors reached the top 50 in the Boys Open 5,000-meter run of the 10th annual Adidas Cross Country Challenge at Wake Med Soccer Complex on Saturday.
It was a great weekend for your favorite football team… probably. It depends on which North Carolina team you were rooting for.
SNOW HILL – They are not the same old Rams, but the Ayden-Grifton volleyball team still found a way to defeat Greene Central in an Eastern Plains 2A Conference match last Tuesday (Sept. 7).
SNOW HILL – Greene Central’s football team earned its second straight victory Friday night (Sept. 10).
The emotions for the Farmville Central football went from happiness to heartbreak – all within five minutes.
A run of 34 unanswered points and a swarming Kinston defense proved to be too much for Ayden-Grifton Friday night.
Greene Central’s boys soccer team improved to 5-0 overall with a 3-2 victory over previously-unbeaten J.H. Rose in a nonconference event in Greenville Thursday (Sept. 2).
After two defeats, the Greene Central football team put one in the win column Friday night (Sept. 3).
A third-quarter touchdown and 22 points in the fourth quarter was enough for North Lenoir, as the Hawks pulled away from Farmville Central 42-19 on Friday night.
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AYDEN — Town employees may have a raise in their future.
SNOW HILL — The Snow Hill Board of Commissioners approved changes to the town’s cemetery ordinance at its Monday meeting.
AYDEN — Featuring rides, entertainment, clowns, crafts, cars and more, the Ayden Collard Festival returned last weekend for its 47th year.