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'A new way of life': Program helps Pitt County students make transition to middle and high schools

FARMVILLE — Considering fear-inducing, popular middle-grade titles such as “How I Survived Middle School,” “Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life” and “Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf,” it’s no wonder that many students approach their sixth-grade year carrying a backpack-load of apprehension. But a new summer program aims to help Pitt County Schools students separate fact from fiction when it comes to moving up to another school. Transition to Middle and High School, being held this week, invites rising sixth- and ninth-graders in...
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Local man wounded in shooting

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the person or persons responsible for a 50-year-old man found suffering from gunshot wounds in the Springfield-Leggett Road area. Officers at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday responded to a report of a shooting with injury in the 1700 block of Cox Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. Ricky Jackson said early Wednesday afternoon in a news release. The man was listed in stable condition after being...
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KPD: Early morning crash ends in fatality

On Tuesday August 9, 2022, at 6:12 am, officers with the Kinston Police Department along with EMS and Kinston Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a Commercial Truck and motorcycle on 200 block of HWY 58 S. The initial investigation revealed the commercial truck operated by 49...

Resource fair helps Kinston community

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Greene Lamp Community Action and several other community groups in Kinston came together Wednesday to help those in need. The “Defeating Poverty Community Resource Fair” allowed people to get their blood pressure checked and also receive fresh produce. One group handed out more than 1,600 pairs of shoes. Those involved said […]

Wife charged with shooting restaurateur husband in domestic dispute

A Rocky Mount restaurateur recently was wounded by gunfire after his wife pulled the trigger in what the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said was a domestic dispute. Sal El Ehmeada, 52, was shot with a .38-caliber weapon by Vicki Bissette, 58, and she is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, Wilson County District Court records said. Wilson County deputies shortly after 11...

ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 24 Jack Powers

East Carolina is inside of 30 days of kickoff, when the Pirates take on the NC State Wolfpack on Sept. 3 at 12 noon ET in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. To count down the days to kickoff, we will be utilizing the Pirates' football roster to help us, going in numerical order from the highest number on the roster to the lowest.

Byrd continues therapy, family thankful for support

Editor’s note: Sister station WBTW covers the Scotland County area and got an interview with Parker’s parents along with some others who have helped along the way. ===== UPDATE: Mitzi Byrd said in a Facebook post Tuesday night that Parker’s hyperbaric therapy sessions went well. He continues to take pain medicine and even ate three […]

Pet of the Week: Jedi

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -This week’s Pet of the Week for July 8 is Jedi. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina says the kitty is very social and does well around children and other cats too. While he used to live outside, they say he had no problem becoming an...

WCC Starting Community Band

GOLDSBORO – Wayne Community College will start the “Bison Community Concert Band” this fall. The band is open to anyone 16 years old or older of any skill level. “Everybody will come together for the rehearsals and concerts,” said WCC Music Instructor Randi Chalfant. “Some experience...

Highest, lowest paying health care jobs in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. ( — Anybody who has taken a course in marketing, psychology or sociology is likely familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First detailed by psychologist Andrew Maslow in his 1943 work “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy breaks down the complex network of human thoughts into a categorical triage, placing self-development at the […]

Washington picked first, West Craven second in EPC poll

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Washington High School’s football team was picked to win the Eastern Plains Conference this season, according to a vote taken by the league’s coaches during a media day event on Wednesday at Farmville Central High School. High school football preview: Owens optimistic about Washington’s potential Farmville Central looking for bigger things […]

Detention Center Inmates Earn Diplomas

GOLDSBORO – There were no tassels to turn. Loose orange tops and bottoms replaced formal robes. Instead of a grand hall, the graduates sat in grey plastic chairs along an austere cement block wall. Every movement of their hands as they looked at their documents was made in pairs, their handcuffs reminding them that they had accomplished this thing even though they were behind bars. In those score sheets and certificates, one group of Wayne County inmates saw a future beyond crime and incarceration with their new high school diplomas.

Rocky Mount police investigating Tuesday night shooting

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Rocky Mount police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured Tuesday night. The Rocky Mount Police Department says at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers arrived at the 1700 block of Cox Avenue and found a 50-year-old man injured with gunshot wounds. Police say...

Motorcyclist killed in morning crash in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A motorcyclist was killed this morning when police said he was hit by a dump truck making a turn. Kinston police said it happened around 6:15 a.m. on Highway 58 South across from Lenoir Community College. The 56-year-old man was heading south on the highway when...