News Stories

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.

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.

Sports Stories

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.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

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.

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).

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.

Opinion Stories

Zac Campbell paused suddenly and took a minute to gather himself, while colleagues shuffled toward him to touch his back in support. The emotion that can accompany the act of baring one’s soul in front of a phalanx of TV cameras, photographers, and notepad-bearing journalists on a controvers…

According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than most other states do. North Carolina licenses twice as many occupations as Virginia does, and three times as many as South Carolina.

About this time in the legislative session — when the session runs interminably long and little is happening — the press corps, lobbyists, legislative staffers and even some lawmakers start a pool to predict how long the session might last before adjournment. Currently, Halloween seems a pre…

Even as Hurricane Ida was dissipating, it dumped torrential rainfall and unleashed devastating tornadoes on the Northeastern United States, leading to several deaths there. This is what climate change looks like: Furious hurricanes and hundred-year floods are an annual event in Louisiana and…

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is “Together, we can help #StopSuicide.”

Features Stories

In his farewell discourse immediately after the Last Supper Jesus says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that …

Let’s talk about suicide. After all, September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Oh, you don’t think we should be talking about suicide? I see. It’s not that common, you say. And you think talking about suicide will put that thought in someone’s head.

“Glory, glory Hallelujah! Since I’ve laid my burdens down I feel better — so much better — since I’ve laid my burdens down.”

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How many of us got ready for church last weekend and thought to ourselves that it was after Labor Day so we should not wear white below the belt? There is a cute Peanuts cartoon which shows Lucy reading aloud, “Miss Manners says that white shoes may be worn only between Memorial Day and Labo…

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.