News Stories

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A Winterville woman has been arrested for disposing of evidence related to the Jan. 12 killing of a young mother south of Greenville in Pitt County.

Squatted trucks may soon be banned from North Carolina roadways if legislators have anything to say about it, but some local vehicle owners do not see the bill as effective or necessary.

AYDEN — The Board of Commissioners approved Ayden's fiscal year 2019-20 audit and 2021-22 fiscal year budget at its June 14 meeting.

AYDEN — Marieka Harrison, principal of Ayden Middle School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice program, a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals.

AYDEN — Despite pouring rain and a thundering sky, the June 10 Ayden Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was deemed a success.

Sports Stories

Two Pitt County tennis players will continue their seasons this week at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships.

RALEIGH – South Central High School will send six individuals and one relay team to the Class 4A Track and Field State Championships this weekend in Greensboro.

Farmville Central produced nine champions, during the Eastern Plains 2A Conference championship track meet June 9 at Nash Central High School.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

Recent qualifying for the College World Series had me watching baseball more than normal recently, and I’ve come to some realizations.

Ten players will attempt to qualify for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tennis tournaments during East Regional play this weekend.

Ten players will attempt to qualify for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tennis tournaments during East Regional play this weekend.

Opinion Stories

“I’m tired of reading yesterday’s news tomorrow,” a friend complained about his local daily newspaper. “I’m not going to pay to get Saturday’s ball scores in Monday or Tuesday’s paper.” The once proud newspaper profession has been humbled and weakened, causing concerns about the future of in…

No one has to tell me how hard it is to live like Jesus. The more you try, the more the devil will attack you.

At a recent wedding, a grandmother of the bride commented on how pleased she was that the officiant gave a realistic picture of marriage, including that almost half of them currently end in divorce.

While we’re still fussin’ and fightin’ about the 2020 elections the 2022 races have already begun. Candidates have announced for the US Senate seat vacated when Richard Burr retires. Before going too far into next year’s races can we all agree we want fair elections, referendums that encoura…

I have been sitting on this story for months, wondering if I should write it or just let time pass. In today’s difficult times, I thought, maybe the story needs to be out there for others to take note of.

Features Stories

I read about a father who disappeared after coming around for a few brief visits during the earliest years of his son’s life. Told by the son, the story was about how for three decades he waited and wondered and applied what few things he knew about his dad toward assembling his own identity.

SNOW HILL — For more than 200 years, the Sauls Family Farm has been a homestead for descendants of Daniel Artis, a freed slave hailing from Norfolk, Virginia.

Five area high school graduates are among 215 rural North Carolina students selected to receive $12,000 scholarships from The Golden LEAF Foundation, the organization announced this week.

AYDEN — After a 15-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Charles and Cathleen Swinson welcomed customers back into Cinderine’s pub on June 5.

FARMVILLE — The Nathan R. Cobb Sr. Foundation recently awarded six scholarships to deserving students in the Farmville area thanks to donations from supporters and a contribution from the H.B. Sugg Charitable Organization.