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Public puzzled by term length proposal

Why?That was the most commonly asked question at the first of two public input forums that will play a role in whether the Greenville City Council attempts to extend members’ terms.

  • Public school grades inspire grades for lawmakers

    Displeased with the General Assembly’s mandate giving all state public schools an A through F grade earlier this year, one state organization decided to give legislators the same treatment.

  • Public school grades inspire grades for lawmakers

    Displeased with the General Assembly’s mandate giving all state public schools an A through F grade earlier this year, one state organization decided to give legislators the same treatment.

  • Jell-O toss helps ease chilren's fears

    Employees at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center volunteered for a chance to let pediatric patients toss Jell-O at them Tuesday.

  • Jell-O toss helps ease chilren's fears

    Employees at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center volunteered for a chance to let pediatric patients toss Jell-O at them Tuesday.

  • Conley flush with fundraiser's success

    Somebody’s going to be surprised today to find a toilet on the front lawn, along with a ransom note of sorts.But this is no April Fools’ Day prank.

Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.

  • 'King of NASCAR' Petty visits NC Statehouse, governor

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The King of NASCAR" was in the House — and the Senate, and in the Executive Mansion to see North Carolina Gov.

  • House lawmakers: Tax credits in line with overhaul

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill that restores a reduced version of North Carolina's historic preservation tax credits is in keeping with last year's tax overhaul that did away with the credits, House members said Tuesday as they pressed senators to approve the new legislation. "The historic tax credit, in my opinion, is one of the really great things the state has done," GOP House Speaker Tim Moore said at a news conference where he was flanked by House members and Susan Kluttz, secretary of the state Department of Cultural Resources. "It's a program that works." The House last week overwhelmingly approved a smaller version of the original tax credits.

  • Price at pump soon may fall slightly in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The price at North Carolina pumps should soon drop a penny or two now that Gov.

  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

  • 2013 State Fair mishap is impetus for NC House bill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents similar to the one at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair that injured several people could go up by five or ten times in legislation that's cleared the state House.

Students arrested in dorm robbery

Three East Carolina University students have been arrested for a Jan. 20 robbery that prompted a lockdown at a campus dormitory, police announced Tuesday.

  • Crime: Cash, property stolen

    Deputies are investigating an incident where $13,000 in cash and property was reported stolen from a home near Greenville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • SHP: Four hurt in head-on wreck

    Four people were injured when a driver ran a stop sign on March 23 and caused a head-on collision, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Crime: Fight, robbery investigated

    Greenville police are investigating a report of a fight and robbery in the parking lot of Copper Beech Townhomes, a student housing complex off of 10th Street.

  • Felon arrested on weapons charge

    A felon was arrested on a weapons charge Sunday as he was leaving the area where gunfire hit several homes, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Shots fired into house

    Pitt County deputies are investigating a shooting into an occupied home in Grimesland.

Tax cut would brew up jobs

Local craft brewers said proposed legislation to cut taxes on their product will create more jobs and help them brew more beer.

  • Time to file taxes running out

    Unfortunately I tend to be a procrastinator. If you are anything like me, you probably put off doing those difficult and boring chores, like filing your taxes.

  • Financial Health: Non-probate assets

    You have created a last will and testament that perfectly describes your wishes for how you want to distribute your assets at your death.

  • Dickinson site in development

    A Greenville business owner wants locals to save a lot, and he’s opening his own wallet to make it happen.

  • Google representatives offer ideas

    How does a small business owner in Greenville find the most effective way to use the Internet to boost business?

  • Financial health: Rethink retirement

    Today’s Americans are living longer and are generally healthier than ever before.

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