AYDEN — Officials last week decided to move ahead with a modified Ayden Collard Festival to be held on Sept. 11, provided state and CDC guidelines allow it.
This time last year we were all worried about having enough toilet paper to stay at home during the pandemic.
April is National Poetry Month and one way that Farmville is observing the largest literary celebration in the world is to feature two virtual programs about poetry on Zoom.
A decision on providing additional funding to Winterville Emergency Medical Services has been pushed to April 19.
AYDEN — Organizers of Ayden’s Collard Festival have scheduled a meeting for tonight following a post that prematurely announced the festival had been canceled.
The Pitt County’s Board of County Commissioners has tabled a vote on a land-use plan meant to guide development along N.C. 43 South and Mills Road.
The Pitt County Board of Commissioners have funded three more clerk positions so the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office can process an ever-increasing number of permits to purchase and carry concealed handguns.
Pitt county’s public school students retured to the classroom Tuesday following a 10-day spring break, but for some students it means back to school in more ways than one.
WALSTONBURG — Town officials are urging visitors of the Walstonburg cemetery to keep all vehicles off the grass and have approved a new sign to deter off-road damages.
I’m not sure there’s a better childhood memory than the one associated with watching your teacher roll in a television during class. The excitement surrounding this was only multiplied when it was done during the ACC basketball tournament.
WINTERVILLE — Overtime proved to be the Vikings’ time.
Greene Central’s boys tennis team earned wins in a pair of matches last week.
SNOW HILL — They couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the game.
With the news of Roy Williams’ retirement, I had so much I wanted to share here but as a lifelong Tar Heel fan, nothing more so than thanks.
South Central’s girls soccer team improved to 3-0 last week with a pair of lopsided shutout victories.
Here is a recap of last week’s softball games involving South Central, Farmville Central, Greene Central and Ayden-Grifton high schools.
There are many reasons I’m not the Miami Dolphins General Manager. Aside from being grossly under qualified and far too emotionally involved as lifelong fan, there’s also the fact that I’d likely be pretty bad at it.
The last year has shown us that even the madness of March is relative.
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Bipartisanship, like pollen, has been in the air in Raleigh lately. Both will be gone soon.
Lately, I have been again pondering the idea, the concept and the need of friendship. What is real friendship? Who are my friends?
Despite listening to Jesus teach and watching his miracles and interactions, his disciples often were slow to understand certain truths he was trying to impress upon them.
I was a lucky boy growing up in southern Pitt County in the 1950s and 1960s. Some would disagree. For you see, tending a farm with mules was a far cry harder than using gas-driven equipment. I had the opportunity to see both forms of farm production during my youth.
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In the mind of my husband, it is good to be immersed in all things Carolina basketball. For those of you not from North Carolina, that’s UNC basketball. It is true confessions time. I don’t always engage fully while listening to his analysis or to that of the commentators or to the interview…
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The Pitt County Board of Commissioners granted $15,000 to Winterville EMS this week as part of a new tiered system it approved to distribute additional funding from the county’s EMS fund.
Today, God has ordained me to write a message of warning to those who are currently holding leadership positions. This message is for those in government, those in church leadership, those in the education system, those in big business, etc.
A new turkey hunting organization awarded $20,000 in prizes on Saturday after a daylong team event that ended with prizes and country music.
This is the last generation before Jesus comes back, and we are so unprepared. People of the world don’t want Jesus, because the church doesn’t really have Jesus. The church, if you can call some of these places a church, is in a mess. To the churches that are doing everything you know how, …
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After a century of life, Celie Porter continues to do what she loves and is known for most — reciting poetry.
SNOW HILL — Todd Whaley was officially named interim town manager on Monday following an unanimous vote by Snow Hill Board of Commissioners.
HOOKERTON — With COVID-19 still a threat, Hookerton commissioners have canceled the annual Hometown Celebration and put discussions of a food truck event on hold.