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Who’s that? Viewer captures black bear sighting in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Bear sightings in Eastern North Carolina aren’t usually that rare. Seeing one roam through the middle of Greenville … that’s a different story. Alden Stalls captured a black bear roaming the Twin Oaks apartment complex off Greenville Boulevard Tuesday morning. Stalls stayed a safe distance from the bear and shot the […]
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Eastern Carolina’s most famous chef launches new venture

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Chef Vivian Howard has launched Viv’s Fridge, a smart refrigerator that will offer prepared meals for families to enjoy at home. Howard is best known for her PBS show “A Chef’s Life,” in which she won an Emmy. WITN is told the...
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Winterville insurance agent arrested for fraud

A Winterville man under investigation by the N.C. Department of Insurance has been arrested on a charge he scammed more than $17,000 in commissions from a life insurance company. The State Attorney’s Report shows that Xavier Donte Daniels, 46, of 406 Fountain Court was arrested on June 19 by the Winterville Police Department. Warrants say that Daniels was being investigated by the state’s insurance department for crimes committed between March 15, 2018, and Nov. 23, 2021. ...

Edenton man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on fentanyl, gun charges

EDENTON, Chowan County — An Edenton man was sentenced in court in New Bern to 7.5 years in prison on fentanyl distribution and possession of a firearm charges. Rayshawn Lamont Anthony pled guilty to those charges. According to court documents, Anthony, 30, was found by police walking down the...

WATCH: Large black bear spotted in Greenville near ECU campus

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville police say its animal protective services unit was alerted to a large black bear Tuesday morning near East Carolina University’s campus. The Greenville Police Department said the black bear was spotted in the area of E. 10th Street and E. Wright Road. Spokesperson Kristen...

DO YOU KNOW US? Police looking for Greenville bike thieves

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina city are asking for your help in locating a couple of bike thieves. Greenville police released a photo from a home security camera that shows the two men. It happened on June 20th at a home on Ripley Drive. Police said...

Sheetz will make its comeback

As students and community members alike mourn the empty site of what was once 1000 Charles Blvd., it’s important to remember what is yet to come for the remodeling of a Sheetz that is dear to our hearts. In early June, the Sheetz location closed its doors to customers...

Large black bear seen in Greenville near 10th Street and Wright Road

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Another black bear has been sighted in Eastern NC. The bear was spotted Tuesday morning, June 28, 2022 in Greenville. It happened early in the morning in the Twin Oaks Complex off of David Drive. Alden Stalls said he was on his way to work when he spotted the bear roaming the neighborhood.

Dorothy Andrews, 91; service July 1

Dorothy Rawls Andrews, 91, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Dorothy was a member of Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church of New Bern where she sang in the choir. She worked for over 40 years with Saulter Auto Salvage which later became Harris Auto Salvage.

PBS star and restaurateur Vivian Howard launches Viv’s Fridge

The standalone smart refrigerators will offer 24/7 access to prepared family meals, snacks and desserts. Chef Vivian Howard, star and co-creator of the PBS shows, “A Chef’s Life” and “Somewhere South,” has launched Viv’s Fridge, a smart refrigerator that will offer prepared family meals to enjoy at home. The first Viv’s Fridges will be available 24/7 at locations in Kinston, Bald Head Island and Emerald Isle, N.C.

PBS star, Kinston resident launches Viv’s Fridge

KINSTON, N.C (WNCT) – Kinston resident and famous chef Vivian Howard has launched a new smart refrigerator meant to offer prepared meals for families to enjoy at home. Howard, the star and co-creator of the PBS shows, “A Chef’s Life” and “Somewhere South,” has introduced Viv’s Fridge. The first Viv’s Fridges will be available 24/7 […]

Three men get prison time for separate drug crimes in Eastern Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Three North Carolina men have been sentenced to prison time for drug crimes committed in Eastern Carolina. Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas has announced that Shakeem Dolphin, 40, of Winterville, Antonio Lewis, 44, of New Bern, and Saul Hernandez, 37, of Snow Camp, were sentenced to prison. Here is how they were sentenced:

Area Death Notices - June 25, 26 & 27

Sherwood Lee Swann, 88, of Newport, passed away on June 26, 2022, at Carteret Health Care. Arrangements are pending at this time. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC. Dorothy Andrews, New Bern. Dorothy Andrews, 91, passed...

Greenville police looking for suspects in theft of bicycles

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Officials with the Greenville Police Department are looking for two suspects in the theft of bicycles from an open garage. They said it happened in the 100 block of Ripley Drive and the suspects were seen on a home security camera. Anyone with information on...

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...

Little League baseball: Winterville wins 10U title

The Winterville 10-year-olds All-Star team defeated East Raleigh 10-4 to claim the Babe Ruth Eastern North Carolina tournament title at Winterville Recreation Park Tuesday night. Coming out of the losers’ bracket after winning three consecutive elimination games, East Raleigh staved off elimination once again by rallying for a 3-2 win in the opener to force a winner-take-all championship game. Winterville will now head to the Southeast Regional Tournament in Jacksonville,...

Pitt-Greenville Airport’s five new hangars to house corporate jets for businesses

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Five new hangars will be calling the Pitt-Greenville Airport home. Construction is underway to house the aircraft belonging to businesses and companies. Bill Hopper, executive director of PGV, said the hangars will house corporate aircraft for businesses that are currently in high demand. “We’ve had interest from people that aren’t even […]

'We were all obedient': Former members talk about life in House of Prayer Christian Church

Former members of a Georgia-based religious organization, with churches reaching coast to coast and seemingly targeting the military, accuse its faith leaders of spiritually and financially manipulating them.  Following FBI raids on Thursday at House of Prayer Christian Churches in Georgia, Washington, North Carolina and Texas, former members recently spoke about the emotional and monetary toll they...

ECU baseball coach named to Collegiate National Team staff

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -East Carolina University baseball coach has been named to the 2022 Collegiate National Team staff. Head coach Cliff Godwin will serve as third base and hitting coach according to a release by USA Baseball Tuesday afternoon. Godwin will make his second appearance on the Collegiate National Team...

Veteran and family working to rebuild, rebound from destructive house fire

NEW BERN, Craven County — A New Bern veteran and his family lost their home in a house fire last week. Now, the community is rallying around them in their time of need. The Harris family said the fire started on the side of the home, then spread to the roof of the garage where their attic is, where Alexander Harris stored his military uniforms.