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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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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. ...
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'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...

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...

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

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — The Greenville Police Department's Animal Protective Services Unit was alerted of a large black bear seen near E. 10th Street and W. Wright Road. Officials said they don't believe the bear poses any threat and there have been no reported interactions. Wildlife officials remind people...

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...

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 […]

Free program puts students on fast track to new careers

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A free program at Martin Community College is giving students a chance to complete school in a year. The Career in a Year initiative has 45 programs for students to choose from, ranging from accounting to medical assisting. MCC President Wesley Beddard said the program is designed to prepare adults for […]

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:

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...

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...

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...

City Council approves Uptown Greenville parking plan

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville officials are moving forward with a new parking plan. The proposal passed with a 4-1 vote in Monday’s City Council meeting. “Now that COVID is over, we’re starting to see some more development taking place, when we want to make sure that there’s equal and fairness for everybody in our […]

Who is Caroline Shaw?

Caroline Shaw is an American composer, singer and violinist , who, at 30, became the youngest ever musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (in 2013) for her a cappella piece Partita for 8 Voices. When and where was she born?. Shaw was born on 1 August 1982 in...

What Roe v. Wade reversal means for abortion access

GREENVILLE, N.C. ( — When a Supreme Court draft ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, it sparked shock, outrage, and protests. Those who saw the document as a harbinger of what was to come had their worst fears realized on June 24 when the decision came down and the Court’s 6-3 conservative majority […]

Pirate baseball summer league assignments

Following the conclusion of East Carolina University baseball’s 2022 season, the school has released the team’s summer league assignments for players extending their playing career through the summer of 2022. Of the Pirates roster, 21 players will be fulfilling summer league assignments throughout the east coast from New...