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Teens help those who help others

About 100 church youth from Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina joined local teenagers for five days of mission service throughout Greenville.

  • Tar River meeting set today

    Greenville residents have one more chance to contribute their ideas to the city’s plan for the Tar River.

  • Chinese students meet lawmakers

    One of Pitt County’s state senators joined a group of Democrats who met with Chinese exchange students to discuss the role politics plays in health care.Sen.

  • Danger arrives, lightning-quick

      An East Carolina University professor who wrote the standards for lightning safety is urging people to take common-sense steps to avoid injury or death from lightning.

  • Health officials eye state budget

    Officials at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and their health care delivery partners at Vidant Medical Center are staying connected to their legislative delegation this week as efforts continue to close the gaps in the state’s budget talks.

  • Audit targets ex-Tarboro manager

    TARBORO — A report released Tuesday by the North Carolina State Auditor contends that more than $500,000 in public funds was inappropriately used and obtained by three former and current town employees.

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor's degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine. "Before I came to college I was hanging out with him so it's a really good chance I would be in prison right now," said Wilkins, 24, the first person in his family to graduate from college.

  • Durham cafe has mission to meet all dietary needs

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The owner of The Refectory Café started on Duke University's campus with a mission to change the model for quick-service food and to be the school's first "green café." Now that the business is located entirely off-campus at a single location on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, she is working to continue that mission. "The public votes with their feet," owner Laura Hall said in an email. "They found us on and off campus." Hall said she wants to create a place that could "feed every diet there is." The restaurant has vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus, and is launching a new plant-based menu called "mi nu me." The menu includes smoothies, teas, a range of salads, as well as plant-based Indian dal, chili, soups and tofu tacos.

  • SC man charged with bringing gun to DC building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building.

  • Soldiers deploying from Campbell, Bragg


  • Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years.

  • New Greenville police chief is retiring from NC

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville's new police chief is the former top cop of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Crime: Vehicle break-ins investigated

The Greenville Police Department is investigating several recent vehicle break-ins in the Tucker Estates neighborhood, according to reports issued on Tuesday.

  • Crime: Man cut by girlfriend

    A 56-year-old Farmville man suffered minor injuries Tuesday when his girlfriend cut him with a knife, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • SHP Reports: One hurt in Black Jack

    A three-vehicle wreck injured one person and caused $21,000 in damage after a woman failed to yield at a stop sign near Black Jack, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Men charged sweepstakes raid

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants charging three men for gambling and operating video game machines after a raid in Greenville last week.

  • Woman arrested in stabbing

    The Greenville Police Department arrested a woman on charges she stabbed a man who said they went to an abandoned home to have sex on July 12.

  • Man arrested for cutting girlfriend

    A Greenville-area man was arrested after he cut his girlfriend and tried to throw a television at her and her mother, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.

Business building in Greenville

Greenville residents around town might have noticed an increase in construction, investment city officials attribute to a recovering economy.

  • Local Burlington store planned

    A national clothing and home decor retailer has announced it will open a large store at 717 Thomas Langston Road in Greenville, the location of the former Home Depot Store.

  • Area ready for economic growth

    The Greenville metropolitan area is well positioned for economic growth in the recovering economy, according to the numbers published last week by a leading national development and planning analysis firm.

  • Pigging out at Pinehurst

    Golf fans will have the opportunity to enjoy some Greenville grub while they’re watching the world’s top golfers play the difficult Pinehurst No. 2 course next week.

  • Pitt County jobless rate dips in April

    Pitt County’s unemployment rate dipped two-tenths of a percent in April from the previous month and was more than two percent lower than the same month a year ago.

  • Holiday tradition: Car shopping

    Along with their traditional Memorial Day observations, chances are good that many Pitt County residents will head to local auto dealerships for another holiday tradition: car shopping.

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