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Greenville police chief announces resignation

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Greenville police chief has announced his resignation after nearly seven years on the job. Chief Mark Holtzman made the announcement Friday. His last day on the job will be July 29. Deputy Chief Ted Sauls will assume the role of Interim Police Chief. “I want...
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Greenville police chief to resign at end of July

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman announced Friday his resignation from the Greenville Police Department after seven years in the position. Holtzman’s last day on the job will be July 29, Deputy Chief of Police Ted Sauls will assume the role of Interim Police Chief upon his departure. “I want to extend […]
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Councilman renews call for municipal runoff early voting site in city

City Councilman Andre Knight asked about having the council pass a resolution to be issued to the elections boards in Nash County and Edgecombe County aimed at making clear the municipality in the future wants a location in Rocky Mount for the early voting period of municipal elections, including runoffs. Knight brought up the subject shortly after the start of the June 27 council regular meeting. Knight also said he...

Upcoming street fair focuses on fun in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Get ready to have some fun. On July 23 from noon to 6 p.m., an event called West Fest will take place. It is a .8-mile stretch of CommUNITY Celebration in the historic West Greenville Cultural District, happening across multiple sites along West 5th Street. The event will feature food trucks, […]

City strives to bolster yard waste collection

Interim City Manager Peter Varney said that while the municipality has been able to run the full garbage and recyclables collection routes, the municipality continues to struggle to get yard waste picked up. Varney told the City Council and the viewing audience during the council’s regular meeting June 27 that crews throughout the previous weekend collected a lot of yard waste, but that the municipality still was unable to get all of it picked up. ...

Abandoned bank could become boutique hotel, restaurant

Abandoned bank could become boutique hotel, restaurant. Whitakers is a town of trains thundering through, of tobacco fields sweeping off, of tired, old storefronts presiding over stubborn weeds. Yes, it's a town that's seen better days - but what Lori Mizelle sees is a town teeming with promise. Reporter: Bryan...

Area Fourth of July celebrations begin today

The year that area Fourth of July celebrations were finally set to return to normal has turned out to be somewhat different than expected. While numerous communities, including Greenville and Farmville, will host full-scale events and fireworks this year, some eastern North Carolina towns have seen their celebrations halted again. This time, rather than COVID-19 being the cause, the cancellations have been prompted by an accident in which a brush...

State Theatre to host live performances throughout the summer

As summertime brings opportunities for East Carolina University students and community members to spend their free time, live acts and bands performing at summer shows at the State Theatre discuss upcoming performances. Lisa Coltrain of Inner Banks Improv said their group is a short-form comedy improv team that has been...

Phillip’s First Alert Forecast: Needed rain to fall on parts of ENC over the next few days

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A tropical wave is moving up the coast today and will provide a 50-50 chance your yard gets some much needed rain. Temperatures will peak early in the mid to upper 80s and fall as some rain cooled air invades the area later today. Showers will move from south to north to watch the southern sky for darkening conditions ahead of shower. Unfortunately, not all areas will get some rain today, but chances will continues through the holiday weekend.

July 1 Bless Your Heart

Rivers never go in reverse. So try to live like a river and forget your past and focus on the future. And be positive! Bless your heart. BYH, with my wife’s birthday approaching, and being a good husband I was looking for clues of what would make a good gift. Then I noticed she has been leaving open jewelry catalogs all over the house. So I bought her a magazine rack. ...

Tropical Storm Bonnie forms over the Caribbean Sea

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The second named storm of the hurricane season formed over the Southwestern Caribbean Sea at midday Friday. Tropical Storm Bonnie has 40 mph winds and is moving westward at 17 knots which will bring the system over Nicaragua tonight. This system is expected to move across Central America and emerge over the Pacific Ocean Saturday.

Mayors meet to discuss progress, challenges

FARMVILLE — The Pitt County Mayors Association met for the first time since the pandemic last week to discuss progress and shared goals. The group gathered June 23 at Bonnie’s Café in Farmville. Led by Chairman Billy Ray Jackson, the staff and mayors from several localities provided an update of major points from the past two-plus years. Farmville Town Manager David Hodgkins said Farmville has demonstrated growth both residentially and...

Enfield man arrested in shooting outside of Greenville

A man has been arrested for a shooting outside Greenville that injured another man and endangered others in a nearby residence, including a 3-year-old. Warrants show that Jocquez Quantye Davis, 25, of 212 Hunter St., Enfield, was arrested Tuesday by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and charged with attempted murder and two counts of felony discharging a weapon into an occupied residence in connection to a shooting at 305 Horice William Circle. ...

NCHSAA recognizes Rose’s Vincent as Coach of Year

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCT) — The N.C. High School Athletic Association has awarded J.H. Rose baseball coach Ronald Vincent as its Harvey Reid Male Coach of the Year. The announcement was made during a ceremony in June where several individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and work to further high school athletics in the state. […]

GI-E alumni group returns in person to annual reunion

The parade and parties of years’ past are missing, but members of the Greenville Industrial-Eppes Alumni Association are gathering this weekend for their first reunion in three years. This is the 42nd reunion of the organization that was formed in 1980 to “rekindle the ideals installed by the faculties of the former Greenville Industrial and Eppes High Schools,” the institutions that educated Greenville’s black community through 1970. The organization gives scholarships and recognizes the accomplishments of association members. ...

Multiple NC community colleges receive bomb threats

Story updated at 4:48 p.m. Multiple community colleges in North Carolina received bomb threats on Thursday. The main campus of Durham Tech and the Edgecombe County Community College campus in Rocky Mount were evacuated and eventually closed for the remainder of Thursday as authorities investigated the threats, according to social media posts from both colleges.

Saving Graces for Felines: Bravo

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -This week’s Saving Graces for Felines cat of the week does best in a group. Bravo came to Saving Graces when he was less than a week old alongside his five siblings. Most of his brothers and sisters have been adopted and now he’s searching for...