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Forum topics: Education, job creation

Legislative candidates were asked about job creation, voter identification and education during a candidates forum sponsored Tuesday by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Edwards trying case in Pitt County

    Greenville residents and courthouse-goers can expect to spot former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards in the coming weeks as he works as legal counsel in a medical malpractice case, returning to the courtroom for the first time since his political fallout.

  • Foreclosure rates still high in area

    Pitt County home mortgage foreclosures dropped significantly in 2013, but high delinquency rates threaten mortgages for many county and eastern North Carolina residents, a state legal aid attorney said at a recent Greenville foreclosure prevention workshop.

  • Local precinct sponsors forum

    A candidates forum is being sponsored by the voters of Belvoir Voting Precinct No. 0301 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road.

  • Charter school interview scheduled

    A proposed Pitt County charter academy will undergo interviews next month before it can move forward to open in 2015.

  • Senior games off and running

    The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games program got off to a running start on Tuesday afternoon with opening-day activities that included the SilverArts Follies, the lighting of the Senior Games torch, and the presentation of the Pioneer Spirit Awards.

First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts.

  • Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

    MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff.

  • UNC investigator meets with Willingham

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school.

  • USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government says it's satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

  • Charlotte man pleads to stealing from employer

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte man who was controller and later chief financial officer of a Mint Hill business has admitted to stealing about $4 million from his employer.

GPD recognizes 'unsung' officers

The Greenville Police Department is recognizing several members of the agency this week during national Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week and National Telecommunicator Week.

  • Crime: Woman is cut by boyfriend

    Greenville police arrested a man in an assault at a 14th Street home for the second time since March 1, case reports said.

  • Man faces drug, traffic charges

    Greenville police arrested a man they said is a drug dealer after he tried to run over police officers and crashed his car during a chase on Old Pactolus Road, the department reported.

  • Crime: Two arrested in dispute

    Two people were arrested in a domestic dispute that involved a woman hitting her boyfriend several times with an aluminum bat Sunday night in their Greenville residence, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Tip central in school arrests

    A CrimeStoppers tip was central to the arrest of two J.H. Rose High School students last week on charges related to shots fired at a rival high school, an official said.

  • Man arrested after chase, wreck

    Greenville police arrested a man they said is a drug dealer after he tried to run over police officers and crashed his car after a chase on Old Pactolus Road.

Financial health: Assisted living

Mom is getting weaker. She is OK as long as we are there to fix her meals and make sure she takes her medication but we can’t be there all the time.

  • Personal finance: Do more with less

    Although our economy has rebounded, many people are still struggling to pay bills, to find 
a job, and to afford daily necessities.

  • Businesses showcased at expo

    Greenville and Pitt County businesses on Thursday showcased the products and services that make it easy for residents to shop locally and the networking capabilities required to be the hub of eastern North Carolina.

  • Financial health: The whole portfolio

    Those of us who teach at a major university have as one of our requirements that we perform research and publish the results of our work.

  • Financial health: Call crisis

    One of the worst phone calls that anyone can receive is a call from someone who’s been arrested and taken to jail.

  • Unemployment falls in January

    Pitt County’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent in January from the previous month’s rate, but that was enough to signal growth ahead, a local economist said.

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