November 17, 2018

Following some tight races for county commissioner and school board seats, one candidate requested a recount following Friday’s canvass of the Nov. 6 general election.

A canvass is the certification of votes, both those cast during early voting, by absentee ballot and on election day and…

November 17, 2018

Giving away Thanksgiving meals at First Born Community Development Center is known among volunteers as “the feeding of the 5,000.” It's a reference to the New Testament account of Jesus taking a little bread and some fish and being able to serve lunch to the multitudes.

For years, First…


November 17, 2018

RALEIGH — A dominant North Carolina hospital system has agreed to halt insurance practices that hindered patients from finding better health care deals, prosecutors said Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department announced that Atrium Health agreed to a settlement that prohibits the Charlotte-…

November 17, 2018

RALEIGH — Democratic challengers expanded vote advantages Friday in some tight North Carolina Senate races as counties wrapped up final ballot counting. That puts their party on the verge of eliminating the Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the chamber.

Democrats appeared to win one…

November 17, 2018

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault with a deadly weapon committed against a juvenile, according to a case report released on Thursday.

The incident took place on the 1700 block of Fannie Road outside Greenville around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The report indicated that…

November 17, 2018

BERLIN — After legendary physicist Albert Einstein fled this German capital in 1922, he penned a letter that has lost little of its relevance, even almost 100 years later.

"Here are brewing economically and politically dark times, so I'm happy to be able to get away from everything," Einstein…

November 17, 2018

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it.

Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on…

APTOPIX Drug Crisis Spiritual Specialists

November 17, 2018

Initial estimates show construction of GUC’s new operations facility will come within its $53.3 million budget, but concerns remain that tariffs and competing projects could drive up the price, an administrative told the organization’s governing board on Thursday.

Chief Administrative…


November 17, 2018


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open today and will be open on Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins accepted; appointments recommended. Visit www.redcrossblood.org. 

Mega Yard Sale

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November 16, 2018

Fridays canvass of the Nov. 6 general election confirmed several close races, including a victory by Chris Nunnally in the District 3 election for Pitt County Board of Commissioners.

The Democrat Nunnally held a 10-vote lead over Republican Richard Alsbrook after polls closed on Nov. 6. After…

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