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Officials: Medicaid reform on track

The state Legislature appears set to pass a budget that will commercialize the state’s Medicaid management system for physical and mental health services, a local health services management director told her board of directors Thursday.

  • PCC notes: Annual leadership program

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will kick off the third year of its Community College Leadership Preparation Program on Sept. 9 with a panel presentation on academic support services.

  • ECU notes: Faculty convocation held

    Making progress on the establishment of two new schools, an enrollment of 30,000 students and the largest fundraising campaign in school history are among East Carolina University’s priorities for this academic year, according to Chancellor Steve Ballard.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHB 18 — 2015 Continuing Budget Authority (Concurrence Vote): Authorizes the Director of the Budget to continue expenditures for the operation of government at the level in effect on June 30, 2015, until Sept. 18, 2015.

  • Students displaced by water leak

    About 30 East Carolina University students living in a private apartment building near campus were temporarily displaced Saturday morning because of a water leak, a university official said.

  • Cars booted, towed by courthouse

    Some people who had to go to court to pay a traffic fine Friday had a rude surprise when they came out of the Pitt County Courthouse.

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.

DWI: Man nearly hits police car

A man with previous impaired driving convictions was charged again after he lost control of his car on Black Jack-Simpson Road and hit a tree, reports said.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on Aug. 24 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

  • Series: Red Oak to the rescue

    When Lynwood Stocks joined the Red Oak Fire Department in 1967, firefighters mostly fought fires.

  • Crime: Door locks stolen

    Police charged a 29-year-old man and 19-year-old man with stealing items apparently to secure their own property, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

  • Aug. 29 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 325 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 20-26.

  • Man faces domestic charges

    A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

Grant program helped 27 startups

Twenty-seven businesses in downtown and west Greenville still are going strong after being awarded grants by the City of Greenville as officials consider extending the grant program to other areas of the city.

  • Hardware gem falls on hard times

    FARMVILLE — For nearly 110 years, Farmville Hardware and General Co. endured as part of the foundation of the downtown’s business community.

  • Eatery OK'd for redevelopment site

    The sister restaurant to Christy’s Euro Pub on South Jarvis Street in Greenville has taken one more step toward opening later this year.

  • Entrepreneur ready for growth

    A recent appearance on national television has a native Greenville entrepreneur ready for a growth spurt in her fashion and home accessory business.

  • Tax proposal stirs discontent

    A proposal by the N.C. Senate would apply sales taxes to more services such as veterinary care, advertising and maintenance work on personal property such as cars to help pay for cuts to personal income taxes and corporate taxes.

  • Weather helps blueberries flourish

    Blueberry growers in Pitt County and across North Carolina are experiencing an excellent crop thanks to recent dry weather, and the invitation has gone out this week to pick-your-own enthusiasts as the annual harvest is underway.

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