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High food prices to affect Fourth of July meal plans

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -The current rise in inflation has caused things to be expensive to purchase particularly during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The U.S. inflation rate hit record breaking numbers in May, marking a new forty year high. Food, along with several other day to day essentials, are...
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#PurpleHa23: Three-star TE Antonio Ferguson commits to East Carolina

East Carolina has picked up another commitment from a recent official visitor, landing the pledge of Apopka (Fla.) High School tight end Antonio Ferguson. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder visited ECU last Thursday-Saturday, but left the visit uncommitted. He called East Carolina’s staff early this week to let the Pirates know about his pledge.

Episode 37: ‘9 On The Positive Side’

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Welcome to the latest episode of “9 On The Positive Side.” This weekly 30-minute show puts the positive news front and center. You can find the show each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on WNCT and Sunday at noon on CW. Click the above video to see the episode. You can read […]

DWI Roundup: Parked car on U.S. 264 leads to DWI arrest

A man was charged with driving while impaired and other crimes after he was found in a vehicle with no lights parked on U.S. 264. Documents from Pitt County District Court said that Brian Robert Weaver, 21, of 2182 Briley Road, Greenville, was found by troopers with the State Highway Patrol parked in the middle of U.S. 264 in a vehicle with no lights at 11:43 p.m. June 20. Weaver was slow to respond to questions, a trooper’s report said, and he had pinpoint eyes. ...

Man sentenced to state prison for 2020 meth bust on I-95

A local man was recently ordered to serve a minimum of four years and four months and a maximum of six years and three months in state prison in connection with Nash County deputies more than two years and three months ago having halted him on Interstate 95 and finding a large amount of methamphetamine inside the vehicle he had been driving. Ackeem Baker, 27, was sentenced June 27 in Nash County Superior Court by Judge Michael O’Foghludha after having reached an agreement with the...

Kannapolis wraps up series with Sunday win

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kannapolis scored two runs in the first and third innings and made that stick in a 4-1 win over the Down East Wood Ducks on Sunday at Grainger Stadium. The Wood Ducks (38-37) gave up two runs in the first on a Wilfred Veras two-run homer that also scored Colby Smelley. […]

Mobile technology options help small businesses compete

Efficient use of mobile technology can have a positive impact on Rocky Mount small businesses by increasing productivity and competitiveness. Mobile technology can help small businesses with administration, communications, and processes through automation. It also provides access to a wide range of online resources, allowing them to compete on a global scale through marketing, promotion, and advertising.

Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Rain chances diminish after yesterday’s front

A few spot showers will be possible today, however most will stay dry and sunny. GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Now that yesterday’s cold front is clear of the coast, our atmosphere will stabilize, bringing out more sunshine through the day. Highs will return to the upper 80s instead of the 90s due to the north-northeasterly breeze that will be present. Winds will blow around 10 to 15 mph with gusts along the coast reaching between 20 to 25 mph. Spotty rain will be possible in the afternoon closer to our southern coastline however rain chances will stay between 20-30%. This calmer weather pattern will hold Tuesday.

Fleming fireworks celebrate Fourth

Wilson Tobs players relax on the field to watch a fireworks show after their 6-5 walk-off win over the Martinsville Mustangs on Saturday night in front of a sold-out, capacity crowd of 2,450 spectators at Fleming Stadium. Fireworks lit up the sky above Fleming Stadium as Wilson marked an early...

Second inning sparks Wood Ducks; fireworks tonight

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A three-run second inning was enough for the Down East Wood Ducks as they picked up a 4-1 win over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers on Saturday at Grainger Stadium. A bases-loaded walk to Liam Hicks scored Maximo Acosta to give the Wood Ducks (38-36) a 1-0 lead in the second. Alejandro […]

Police officials looking for Greenville teen

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Officials with the Greenville Police Department are looking for 17-year-old Tatyani Roundtree. They said she ran away from her home on Golden Road in Greenville and has been spotted in Grimesland and Wilson. Roundtree is described as 4'2" tall and about 110 pounds. Anyone with...

Greenville woman wins state full-figured pageant title

Oshonda B. Kelton of Greenville has been named Ms. Exquisite Full-Figured North Carolina 2022. Oshonda competed with women from across North Carolina for the title in May at the Four Points by Sheraton in Morrisville. Delegates had a chance to compete in traditional categories such as talent, congeniality and swimwear. The Ms. Full-Figured Pageant also features categories such as peoples’ choice, Ms. Community Service and Ms. Social Media. Oshonda was...