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April 18, 2019

A door was forcibly broken down to gain entry to a home during an armed robbery reported on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 4 a.m. on April 16 on the 500 block of Spring Forest Road.

The door of the home sustained $300…

April 18, 2019

Following are closings for the Easter holiday:

■ Greenville offices: closed Friday

■ Pitt County offices: closed Friday

■ Pitt County solid waste and recycling collection stations: open regular hours Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday

■ Pitt County landfill: open regular hours Friday and Saturday;…

April 18, 2019

RALEIGH — A North Carolina civil rights leader can again go inside the Legislative Building, two years after he was banned.

The Rev. William Barber, who organized “Moral Monday” protests and led the state NAACP, had been ordered by a magistrate in 2017 to stay out of the…

April 18, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Lung cancer education

The Lung Cancer…


April 17, 2019

Sam Jones, legendary pitmaster and owner of Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, spent nearly an hour in the back of a police car last Thursday after Orange County Sheriff deputies arrested him at a rental car company near the Orlando International Airport.   

Jones and some of his employees…


April 17, 2019

The president of a major philanthropic organization has been appointed interim chancellor at East Carolina University.

Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, an organization charged with increasing economic opportunities in the state’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities,…


April 17, 2019

Children from across Pitt County got to pet bunnies, hedgehogs and snakes while also learning about plant life, animal science, biodiversity, climate change and renewable energy during the eighth annual Earth Day Expo at East Carolina University.

The event, which was held at the Howell Science…


April 17, 2019

Nearly $600 in Nintendo merchandise was stolen during a home break-in reported on Monday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 10 a.m. on March 1 and 3 p.m. on April 14 on the 600 block of Cotanche Street.

The home was entered…

April 17, 2019

In the folktale “Stone Soup,” small, individual contributions, when brought together, prove to be a recipe for success.

That is the idea behind the Stone Soup fundraiser at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The annual event unites the efforts of the church with those of culinary and clay…


April 17, 2019

Seven men from the Twin Counties and surrounding area have been arrested by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office as part of an ongoing effort to stem the flood of illegal opioid sales in the area, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson said on Monday.

“Over the past few weeks, members…

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