News Stories

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Summer Recovery and Enrichment program will launch June 14, helping students in grades kindergarten through 12th recover missed learning opportunities due to COVID-19.

AYDEN — The Quinerly-Olschner Library re-opened its doors on April 19, welcoming patrons into the facility after months of closure due to the pandemic.

GREENVILLE — A half-cent decrease in the county’s property tax rate and a nearly a 9 percent increase in spending are among the recommendations in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget under consideration by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19, the Greene County Department of Social Services announced.

AYDEN — Efforts to rebrand Ayden continue as a committee discusses options for the town’s new marketing identity.

Sports Stories

Greene Central High School dropped three matches on consecutive days last week while South Central maintained its hold on second place in the Eastern Carolina 3A/4 A Conference during last week’s events on the pitch.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I know a lot of you don’t care about soccer, but even if you don’t follow the sport, you may still appreciate the level of upheaval taking place around its most popular clubs.

Fourth & Long

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.

Opinion Stories

Jesus in his ministry, went about doing good. Not only one time but every day of his life.

The Book of Psalms opens, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by steam…

I have written about community in the past. The word “community” is used in many ways to describe towns and cities, both large and small. It’s frequently and falsely equated to our living environment, buildings, institutions and just about our life in general.

It didn’t take long after former Gov. Pat McCrory announced his candidacy for the US Senate that Democrats and like-minded columnists started calling him a “failed politician” who “doesn’t stand for anything.” One even likened him to “Thom Tillis without the brains,” and the North Carolina D…

Sometimes it feels good to be right – I make a decision and things work out in my favor.

North Carolina is a popular destination for those seeking to make a new life in a new state. According to a tracking report by United Van Lines, we ranked sixth in the nation for inbound migration during 2020.

I want to first make everyone aware of the fact that in these last days before Jesus comes, the supernatural will be manifested very often.

Features Stories

WINTERVILLE — A taste of beer crafting culture was on tap April 29 as members of the Winterville Chamber of Commerce hosted the town’s first Brew Walk.

Nearing the end of my 60th year, I’m noticing that a lot of friends and acquaintances around my age have either retired or are counting down the days. Meanwhile, I’m fixing things so that I can take a retirement trip and never leave the farm.

GRIFTON — Cost-of-living and merit pay increases for employees are proposed in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget for the Contentnea Metropolitan Sewerage District.

The Winterville Chamber of Commerce is excited to see an increase in activity throughout the town. In perfect tune with the spring weather, people are feeling more comfortable and are getting out and about.

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Despite the cancellation of the Dogwood Festival and a foreboding forecast of rain and rough windy weather, cyclists came out to Farmville on April 24 for the fourth annual Petals and Pedals community bike ride.

Over the past few months, Greene County Public Library staff have been working hard to offer you high quality educational and recreational programming.