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Pitt County high schools begin Virtual Academy for students Video included

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A new virtual academy at Pitt County Schools gives students another way to take the classes they need to graduate. More>>

Former teacher asst. convicted for assaulting handicapped student Video included

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A former Pitt County teacher assistant will spend the next 150 days in jail. More>>

Going gold for pediatric cancer awareness month Video included

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Dozens of homes in eastern North Carolina are going gold as September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. More>>

Law enforcement working together to ensure safety at ECU games Video included

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For most Pirate fans, the most important thing is winning the game. More>>

Greenville men busted for heroin trafficking

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Two men are behind bars following a month long heroin trafficking investigation. More>>

GPD taking applicants for Explorer Program Video included

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Teenagers hoping for a career in law enforcement get a chance to make it happen Thursday. More>>

Stealz app is win-win for businesses and customers Video included

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Everyone is looking for a deal and sometimes it's as easy as checking-in or posting a photo to your social media accounts, according to a new app that helps you save money and connect with your friends.Stealz is a smart phone app that helps you earn points by posting on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. More>>

Pitt County student brings pocket knife to school

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Some parents are concerned about the safety of their students after an incident at Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville. More>>

Cases of check washing reported in Pitt Co. Video included

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Check washing was very common in the late 90's and early 2000's but investigators say it kinda fizzled out. But now there are signs of a possible uptick.

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GPD searching for breaking and entering suspect Video included

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Greenville police need help identifying the suspect in an apartment complex breaking and entering. More>>

NEW INFO: Victim identified in Greenville shooting Video included

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Greenville police have identified the victim in a Tuesday night shooting. More>>

School zone enforcement means large fines to ensure safety Video included

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 It's only the third day of school across eastern North Carolina and already there have been citations issued in school zones and accidents involving school buses. More>>

Special training for terror events in Greenville Video included

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A division of the North Carolina National Guard performed a training exercise behind Bostic Sugg Furniture in Greenville on Tuesday.  More>>

Stolen boat recovered

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Back in June, Mark Smith reported his boat was stolen out of a locked barn in Pitt County. It has since been recovered by the Carteret County Sheriff's office. More>>

Employee with Pitt County contractor charged with stealing from dump site

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An employee for a company contracted by Pitt County has been arrested and charged for stealing, according to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office. More>>

ECU bustling again with 27,000 students Video included

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Welcome back, Pirates! It's the first day of school for more than 27,000 students. More>>

PGV Airport gets runway extension grant Video included

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Pitt-Greenville Airport gets a multi-million-dollar grant for airport improvements. More>>

Tuesday morning accident involving school bus in Ayden Video included

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A driver in Pitt County struck a school bus Tuesday morning. More>>

Join us for the 9 On Your Side Caring for Carolina Blood Drive

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9 On Your Side is trying to help out with the American Red Cross' blood shortage. More>>

Goodwill Community Foundation to donate school supplies to kids in need

Goodwill Community Foundation donating school supplies to kids in need Video included

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Tuesday, the Goodwill Community Foundation continues to help some kids in the east head back to school prepared. More>>

The psychology of a selfie: harmless or harmful? Video included

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You've heard the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" but what about a selfie? Some people have gone above and beyond to capture some moments on camera. More>>

Deputies arrest Farmville man for sex offense with a child charges

Rodiath Mayo arrested on August 24th on sex offense with a child charges. Rodiath Mayo arrested on August 24th on sex offense with a child charges.
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Pitt County deputies arrest Rodiath Mayo for several charges involving sexual offense with a child. More>>

ECU builds new bus shelters, offers late night bus route from uptown Video included

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East Carolina University is hard at works trying to protect students from the weather.   More>>

Class back in session for thousands across the east Video included

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Class is back in session for thousands of students. Monday was the first day of school for kids in eight counties.
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Greenville officials want public input on alcohol policy in parks Video included

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Allowing alcohol in parks, the policy is currently under consideration in Greenville. More>>

Overnight standoff results in arrest

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The Pitt County's Sheriff Office announces the arrest of 50-year-old Clay Porter Witte. More>>

Students head back to class in Eastern North Carolina Video included

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It's the first day of school in Eastern North Carolina and many students are excited as they head back to class. More>>

Know the law when it comes passing school buses Video included

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On Monday morning, more than 13,000 school buses will be transporting children to school. More>>

Miller-Motte's massage clinic temporarily closed following fire Video included

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Miller-Motte College's massage clinic in Greenville will be closed for the next several weeks as the school recovers from a weekend fire. More>>

Greenville church holds voter registration drive Video included

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A Greenville church is getting a head start on making sure people are ready November elections. More>>

Filing closes for vacant Pitt Co. Board of Education seat

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Voters in one Pitt County district have three people to choose from for a seat on the Board of Education. More>>

Police: ECU student robbed outside a party Video included

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The Greenville Police Department is investigating a robbery near East Carolina University. More>>

Watermelon Festival this weekend Video included

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People in the east will have a chance to enjoy the last days of summer at Winterville's Annual Watermelon Fesitval.
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Pitt County reports first confirmed case of Chikungunya Video included

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Pitt County says it has its first case of Chikungunya. More>>

Coach Ruff and staff take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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A special event followed ECU's practice Friday morning. More>>

School funding: Where does your county rank? Video included

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School districts all across the East continue to face state and federal budget cuts. More>>

Kids learn about the smallest of science Video included

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Hundreds of kids in eastern North Carolina learned about the smallest science on Friday morning. More>>

Pitt Co. partnership forms between education and business Video included

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It's a partnership in Pitt County that many waited years to see happen. More>>

Greenville Police keep communication open as unrest in the Midwest continues Video included

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As the situation seems to settle in Ferguson, Greenville Police continue to grow and nurture their relationship with the community. More>>

Riley's Army to hold pancake breakfast fundraising event

Riley's Army to hold pancake breakfast fundraising event

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Riley's Army is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraising EventSaturday, Aug 23rd at Applebee's off Greenville Blvd More>>

K9 officer receives special honor after weekend arrest Video included

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K9 Officer Patton was named "Officer of the Month" Tuesday morning for the Greenville Police Department after he tracked down an armed robbery suspect on Saturday. More>>

Greenville's vehicle replacement fund under fire Video included

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Raising taxes with money in the bank---it's an issue some citizens in Greenville have taken note of and they're not happy More>>

ECU students move into dorms Video included

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New ECU students are moving into dorms all across campus. More>>

3 arrested in heroin, pot bust

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Pitt County deputies wrapped up a 2 month marijuana and heroin investigation with 3 arrests. More>>

School bus safety essential for students, parents and drivers Video included

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The first day of school is quickly approaching and that means some changes for everyone on the roadways. More than 13,000 school buses are set to hit the road next week statewide and we want to make sure that everyone stays safe getting to where they need to be. More>>

North Carolina parents to pay hundreds for driving school Video included

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North Carolina's latest budget will eliminate driver education funding which will force parents to pay hundreds for their kids' driving lessons. More>>

Long list of supplies needed for students going back to school Video included

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With the start of a new school year comes a long list of things that all students will need throughout the year. More>>

New STEM lab at Ayden Middle School Video included

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Science, technology, engineering, and math is getting another boost for students in Pitt County.
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Pitt County cashing in on more tourism Video included

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Pitt County is cashing in on more tourism.
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Greenville DMV stopping road tests during ECU home games

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will not conduct road tests in Greenville when East Carolina University has home Saturday football games this fall. The DMV is also limiting the hours of road tests during two Thursday home games. More>>

Deputies looking for runaway Greenville teen

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Deputies need your help to locate a runaway teen. More>>

GPD closes case after victim admits it never happened

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Police say they've closed an armed robbery case because the victim confessed it never happened. More>>

Greenville Fire & Rescue unveils dual purpose truck Video included

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Greenville Fire and Rescue is unveiling its newest addition to its fleet. More>>

Vidant Health files motion to move complaint to federal court Video included

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Vidant Health filed a motion to move a complaint filed last week to federal court. More>>

Uniforms make a difference for Pitt Co. students Video included

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Students are getting ready to head back to class but school supplies aren't the only thing that is needed in the classroom. Uniforms are necessary in Pitt County and the school district says there has been a positive impact in schools since the rule was put in place in 2008. More>>

Greenville man's ex-girlfriend charged with stabbing him

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Police arrested a man's ex-girlfriend following an investigation into an early August stabbing. More>>

Drop in ECU education grads could lead to teacher shortage Video included

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East Carolina University's College of Education is seeing a drop in graduates, which could lead to a future teacher shortage. More>>

New rail line to bring business to Pitt Co. Video included

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Pitt County expands one of its railways to increase commerce and boost the economy. A ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday kicked off a 2nd line.
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People and food banks in need of help Video included

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The summer time is the slowest donation time for food in North Carolina. More>>

Pitt County coalition targets teen drivers with new video Video included

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A non-profit coalition in Pitt County is targeting teen drivers, hoping to better educate them about safe driving. More>>

New ECU teachers arrive on campus Video included

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Monday marked the first day of orientation for new teachers at East Carolina University. Close to 150 arrived on campus, trying to familiarize themselves and to get ready for the start of school on Tuesday.
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Pitt Co. students to benefit from school supply drive Video included

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WNCT staff and on-air talent collected school supplies all day Friday as part of the 9 On Your Side School Supplies Drive. More>>

One arrested after shotgun fired during dispute

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Police arrested one man after a shotgun was fired Monday afternoon during a dispute between neighbors. More>>

Police: Woman shot outside a party in Ayden Video included

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Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting outside a party in Ayden. More>>

Update: Police identify person of interest in Greenville stabbing Video included

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Police say they need the public's help to identify a person of interest in a Greenville stabbing. More>>

Greenville police make arrest after shots fired early Saturday Video included

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One suspect was arrested after shots were fired in uptown Greenville early Saturday morning. More>>

Police investigating Papa Johns armed robbery Video included

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Police are investigating an off campus armed robbery at Papa Johns on East 10th Street. More>>

Boys and Girls Clubs in the east growing due to generosity of The Goodwill Community Foundation

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Four Boys and Girls Clubs in the East will receive checks from The Goodwill Community Foundation Monday. Pitt, Lenoir, Beaufort and Greene Counties clubs will all receive funds which are matching funds totaling $260,000. More>>

One year later, family and friends march to remember Ciera Clark Video included

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Sunday marks one year since Ciera Clark was gunned down while driving home in Greenville. More>>

Police search for suspects after armed robbery in Uptown Greenville Video included

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Police are searching for two men after an armed robbery in Greenville on Sunday night. More>>

Hundreds come out to back to school block party in Greenville Video included

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Hundreds of children came out to a Greenville park to get ready for the upcoming school year.   More>>

Unattended cooking fire sends one to hospital

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An unattended cooking fire sent one person to the hospital on Saturday morning. More>>

Crews respond to Greenville house fire

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Crews responded to a house small house fire Saturday night.   More>>

Pitt County celebrates World's Breastfeeding Week Video included

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Pitt County honored World's Breastfeeding Celebration week on Saturday.
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Stolen Pitt Co. dragon statue returned to owner after 2 years

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Pitt County deputies recovered a stolen, 12-foot-long dragon statue this weekend in Greenville. More>>

Order effectively closes Phoenix nightclub

New Details: Reaction after Phoenix nightclub shuts down Video included

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Greenville police went to an area nightclub and served the owner with an injunction Thursday night. More>>

Fountain to host peanut festival Video included

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The Fountain peanut festival will be held on Friday and Saturday. More>>

New plan brings counties together to plan for natural disasters Video included

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Officials in Pitt, Jones, Lenoir, Greene and Wayne counties are working together to make communities in the East safe. More>>

Slideshow: ECU Brody School of Medicine holds annual white coat ceremony Video included

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East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine welcomed in 80 new medical students on Friday. More>>

East Carolina takes high-scoring act to new league

East Carolina is bringing its high-scoring offense to a new conference, along with the goal of topping what was the program's best season in two decades. More>>

Back-to-school shopping means bargains Video included

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Students, parents and teachers alike may be basking in the last few weeks of summer and counting down to Labor Day getaways, but for retailers it was time to go back to school a month ago. More>>

Greenville part of nationwide moment of silence against police brutality Video included

People in Greenville take part in a moment of silence following the violent clashes in Ferguson, MO. People in Greenville take part in a moment of silence following the violent clashes in Ferguson, MO.
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Over 50 cities across the country took part in a national moment of silence Thursday night calling for calm and justice. More>>

Greenville City Council reviewing Town Common improvement plans

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The Greenville City Council is referring plans to revitalize the Town Common the Recreation and Parks Commission.
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Greenville City Council approves microbreweries Video included

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The Greenville City Council went through a packed agenda for Thursday night's meeting. More>>

First on 9: Greenville to shut down all sweepstakes cafes Video included

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Sweepstakes cafes in Greenville will have a month and ten days to close up shop or be shut down. According to letters hand delivered and mailed to all of Greenville’s sweepstakes owners, all 10 businesses are currently operating in violation of state law. More>>

Police: Greenville man confesses to string of armed robberies Video included

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Greenville police arrest a man they say held up multiple gas stations in the area. More>>

Suspect arrested in Dollar General armed robbery Video included

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Deputies in Pitt County are searching for the person who robbed a Dollar General Wednesday night. More>>

Homeschooling surpasses private schooling in NC Video included

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For the first time, more students are being home-schooled than private schooled in North Carolina. More>>

Students celebrate back to school, complete scavenger hunt Video included

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A group of home school students in Pitt County challenged themselves to a scavenger hunt. More>>

School supply drive helps student focus on education Video included

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School is about week away in Pitt County and teachers are getting back to work to prepare for students. Some students though won't have what they need to start the school year off right. More>>

Greenville Police cracking down on pedestrian, bike laws Video included

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The Greenville Police launched a new initiative to crack down on people violating pedestrian and bike laws. More>>

Pitt County teachers engage in curriculum, classroom training Video included

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Almost half of Pitt County’s school teachers are spending the last week of summer in the classroom. More>>

Initiative aims to lower PCC's dropout rate Video included

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Pitt Community College steps up its focus on a national initiative to lower student dropout rates. More>>

Greenville man sets fire to house with two people inside Video included

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A Greenville man faces charges after deputies say he set fire to a house with two people inside. More>>

Rep. Walter Jones talks healthcare with medical community in the east Video included

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ECU held a forum Tuesday night to discuss federal issues facing our state's medical community. More>>

Students learn what it takes to protect and serve Video included

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School is right around the corner and many kids are making the best of the last days of summer, squeezing in as many activities as possible. One group in Greenville is spending the week with the police learning all about what it takes to work as an officer. More>>

Free hair-cuts for Boys & Girls Club members Wednesday

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Boys Girls Club members can get a free haircut Wednesday. More>>

GPD to roll out new cars

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Greenville police expect to roll out a new set of cars later this year.
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SBI Report: Crime down in some areas of Pitt County

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Crime in Pitt County is down in some areas.
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Pitt County Schools announces effort to reduce energy, save money Video included

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Pitt County Schools announces a new partnership to help reduce energy consumption throughout the school system and save money on utility bills. More>>

Winterville group aims to preserve Pitt Co. history

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The A.W. Ange House in Winterville hopes to preserve Pitt County history for future generations to enjoy. More>>

Three brothers with life-threatening diseases granted wishes Video included

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A family in Pitt County is struggling after three brothers were each diagnosed with cancer within a year. Today, one of the boys will have his dream come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More>>

Lottery produces winners in Greenville, Charlotte

The Greenville convenience store that sold a winning $57 million Mega Millions ticket has helped with another retirement plan. More>>

Police investigating Greenville Kangaroo armed robbery Video included

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Police in Greenville are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery. More>>

Greenville City Council delays decision on alcohol in parks Video included

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The Greenville City Council unanimously approved postponing a decision on whether to allow alcohol in five parks. More>>

Greenville among best "lesser-known" places to retire

Greenville among best "lesser-known" places to retire

New logo and tagline created by North Star Destination Strategies New logo and tagline created by North Star Destination Strategies
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Greenville makes USA Today's list for “great, lesser-known places to retire.” More>>

Technology changing the name of the game when it comes to school supplies Video included

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As teachers and administrators prepare for your kids to head back to class later this month, what do you need to know to make sure you're ready? More>>

Greenville man charged in Arendell Street shooting

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A Greenville man is behind bars after opening fire on two people at an area gas station. More>>

Back to school supplies listed by county

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It's that time of year again, back to school! Make sure your kids are ready for class. More>>

K9 catches Greenville armed robbery suspect Video included

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Police in Greenville say a K9 tracked down a suspect in an armed robbery Saturday night. More>>

Police:Greenville man shoots gun in air during an argument

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A Greenville man faces charges after firing a gun during an argument Saturday night.
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PCC graduates cadets, volunteer firefighters still needed Video included

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In North Carolina, 60% of firefighters responding to calls are volunteers. More>>

Lack of minority organ donors leading to longer wait times Video included

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A lack of minority organ donors is leading to African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities in need of organ transplants waiting a long time. More>>

Pitt Co. mental health expert accused of doctor shopping Video included

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A Pitt County man, who teaches hundreds about mental health and substance abuse issues, has been arrested and charged with doctor shopping. More>>

Veterans use diving to help with PTSD Video included

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For some, diving is just a fun activity. For others, it's a way to deal with PTSD after they got out of the military. More>>

Police looking to ID $7,400 bank fraud suspect

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Police need your help to identify a bank fraud suspect.   More>>

Two arrested for Pamlico County home invasion

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Pamlico County Deputies arrest two people following a home invasion. More>>

New web-based company makes moving its business Video included

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It's called Bellhops and you can book everything for your local move online. More>>

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