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Teachers train in STEM labs

Faculty from three middle schools that received STEM labs earlier this month are discovering how to use the state-of-the-art equipment they hope will expand and enhance learning in the classroom.

  • City asked to consider oversight

    After more than 60 emails between one Greenville citizen, city staff, council members and the recently appointed Bond Advisory Committee, a member of that panel asked the city to consider creating a financial oversight committee.

  • School officials wait for budget

    State House and Senate leaders came to an agreement this week on the state’s budget, but changes have left local school officials with questions about education funding.

  • Gift shop lets disabled shine

    WINTERVILLE — As gift shops go, this one is exceptional.

  • 3rd District candidates recognized

    The incumbent and challenger in the 3rd Congressional District race are being recognized in different arenas this week.Incumbent Republican Rep.

  • Mayor: Trials bigger than Belhaven

    WASHINGTON — A mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his town finished his two-week protest walk to the nation’s capital, where he told a crowd that his community’s problems are part of a larger health care struggle.

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.

  • Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.

  • Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.

  • Man found not guilty in Duke student's death

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The man serving a life sentence for the shooting death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina six years ago has been found not guilty in the death of a Duke University graduate student.

  • NC Senate signs off on farm bill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Senate has signed off on a bill changing regulations for farms across North Carolina.

  • Jurors told salmonella trial may exceed 2 months

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up at least two months.

Man sentenced Craigslist robbery

A man was sentenced to 41 years in prison on Wednesday for robbing and beating a Bell Arthur man after a meeting was arranged through Craigslist, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Vidant investigates break-ins

    Vidant police are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins that occurred on Thursday in employee parking lots at Vidant Medical Center, a hospital official said on Tuesday.

  • Stolen copper valued at $10,000

    Greenville police officers are investigating a break-in in which copper piping valued at $10,000 was stolen, the police department reported.

  • Third shooting since Sunday

    Officers are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning on Haven Drive, the second shooting there and the third in town since Sunday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Police identify victim of third shooting

    Officers are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning on Haven Drive, the second shooting there since Sunday and the third in town, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Chief: Case shows value of lab

    A private crime lab that Greenville police on Monday said helped them solve a 14-year-old robbery will be used by the department as much as possible in future cases, the chief said.

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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