‘Don’t let the incident that happened to Se’awn happen to your child:’ Parents call for accountability from North Carolina daycare
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The parents of a two-year-old are calling for accountability after a daycare left a toddler without part of its finger. February 20 was just another day for Tonishia Anthony, mom of Se’awn Sutton. She dropped Se’awn off at Rising Stars of Farmville, a local daycare. Around 11 a.m. that day, Anthony […]
DWI Roundup: Man strikes fence, faces eighth impaired driving charge
A Williamston man with six prior convictions and one pending impaired driving charge in Pitt County was charged again after he crashed a vehicle near a Greenville business. Pitt County court documents said Greenville police responded to 1360 S.W. Greenville Blvd. near Children’s World Learning Center where a vehicle had collided with a fence at 11:21 p.m. on Feb. 19. The driver was identified as Deon Travelle Joyner, 38, of 22435 N.C. 125, Williamston. ...
Police looking for missing Greenville man with intellectual delays
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities in one Eastern Carolina city are looking for a missing man with a cognitive decline. Greenville police say Donovan Artis was seen walking away from his home Friday afternoon in the 2300 block of Deal Place. The 25-year-old man has intellectual delays and cognitive decline,...
Nationwide cyberattack impacts healthcare for patients in the east
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A cyberattack across the United States is impacting residents in the east and some say it’s causing a delay in getting their much needed medication. The VA Hospital in Greenville and some healthcare providers across the country say the healthcare company, Change, began experiencing computer...
Shocking Video Shows Police Firing Back at Alleged ECU Shooting Suspect
Police in North Carolina have taken a man into custody after he allegedly shot a college employee ... and their confrontation with the suspect was all caught on video.
Dustin’s First Alert Forecast: Overcast and wet conditions will be at play this weekend with mild air
An overcast and wet start to the weekend will linger until mid to late day, then remaining warm and cloudy as we go into the late afternoon and evening hours. Rainfall has remained under an inch for some of our hometowns and others have seen more than 1.00″ of rain. Later overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning, a stray shower is possible later in the day, but most will see clouds than anything. Amounts will range from 0.25-0.50″ Sunday. Highs will hold in the 70s, feeling humid at times, and lows in the 50s.
Heating Up With Holly: Severe weather season
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is the time to prepare for the severe weather season. Prior preparation will help our community be better off when severe thunderstorms or tornadoes strike. So, here is the plan. If the forecast calls for severe weather in a few days, start preparing now. Locate […]
4 central NC river sites test positive for bacteria, fail February water quality test
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A new swim guide report says five river sites in North Carolina have tested positive for bacteria and failed the Swim Guide Test for the month of February. Four of the five are located in central North Carolina. The results come from Sound Rivers, a...
WNCT.com’s Food Truck Fridays: Mama’s Y Papa’s
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Mama’s Y Papa’s Taqueria food truck is showing the South what birria is all about. Jepaul and Natasha Woolard were looking for an occupation that allowed them to spend more time together. Jepaul said that Natasha’s skills as a cook led them to the idea of a food truck. “That’s truly […]
ECU assistant professor spins her way to the bonus round on Wheel of Fortune
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -It was an exciting night of Wheel of Fortune for an ECU assistant professor, her students and family and friends. Sarah Vach is an East Carolina University assistant professor of special education and was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune Friday night. Vach racked up the wins...
YouTube gives MrBeast surprise gift for hitting 200 million subscribers
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — MrBeast hit 200 million subscribers on YouTube back in October and was rewarded with something special from the company. MrBeast hits the stores to make sure his new chocolate is on shelves In his latest Instagram video, the Greenville resident has his friends around him who frequent his videos. There’s a […]
Animals for adoption
Animal Services The Pitt County Animal Services Pets of the Week are Xavier, a large, adult male pit bull terrier mix, and Blake, a medium-size female brown and white tabby. The animal shelter, located at 4550 County Home Road, is open weekdays by appointment. Call 902-1725. Visit 24petconnect.com to view animals available for adoption. Humane...
Golden Ticket Cinemas holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Greenville location
The Golden Ticket Cinemas location in Greenville is open now, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday made it official as people got to see all the new features of the movie theater. Kenneth Roundtree has the details.
Crime Roundup: guns found during Greene Street traffic stop
A pair of Virginia men were arrested in Pitt County on Monday and charged with gun crimes after a vehicle stop near the Pitt County Detention Center. A news release from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said that at 4:05 p.m. detectives spotted a vehicle in the area of Greene Street and New Hope Road that was operating illegally. A stop was conducted. During the stop detectives developed probable cause...
(1) South Central girls basketball dominates (16) Vance County in 3A second round
If "personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures," then the personality of South Central's girls basketball program over the years is the following: unselfish on offense, suffocating on defense, fast on both. So it mattered not who was on the court for the Falcons in Friday's N.C. High School...
Grammy Award-winning Ranky Tanky to perform at Farmville's Paramount Theater
The Grammy Award-winning group Ranky Tanky will perform in Farmville next week as the Pitt County Arts Council’s African American Music Series takes its show on the road. The Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet specializes in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music, a culture that originated among descendants of enslaved Africans in the Lowcountry region of the Southeast. The name Ranky Tanky comes from a Gullah expression that, loosely translated, means “get funky.” ...
Happenings: Events, activities and community announcements
Email announcements at least two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication in The Standard and The Daily Reflector. NCGrads2Work The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is hosting three Pharma NCGrads2Work Scholarship information sessions for senior high school students and their parents. The program in partnership with Pitt County Schools, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Catalent Pharmaceuticals aims to offer pathway to full-time employment with area pharmaceutical companies. Applications are due in...
ECU student awarded scholarship for excellence in deaf community
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A musical theatre major has been awarded a national scholarship from Cochlear for Academic Excellence and Leadership within the Hearing Loss Community. Elena Lapetina is a sophomore at East Carolina University and has been fighting through adversity her whole life. She was born without a right ear and ear canal. She […]
Pitt County Sheriff intensifies crackdown on illegal firearms: over 50 seized this year
After a string of arrests in Pitt County involving possession of illegal guns, we spoke with Pitt County Sheriff Paula Dance about what is being done to keep these weapons off the streets. We looked at arrest records for a number of people who have been charged with possession of...
Evans Street now open after gas leak work in Greenville
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — An alert was issued on Friday for a gas leak that was being attended to in Greenville. ECU Alert issued the notice at 12:46 p.m. The leak was at Eighth Street and Evans Street. ECU Police were warning people to stay away from the area. Emergency personnel were responding. People in […]