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High School Football: Rams roll Chargers, remain undefeated

LITTLEFIELD — Greene Central found the end zone in all three facets of the game on its way to a 64-7 trouncing of Ayden-Grifton on the road Thursday night in an Eastern Plains 2A Conference clash. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but like most games across the state, it was moved up 24 hours due to the forecast of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ian. For the...
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Disaster averted, this time: Music professor handles dam problem at Lake Glenwood

Jeff and Lynne Bair have a routine when preparing for an approaching hurricane. Lynne buys bottled water, extra food and supplies and batteries for flashlights and Jeff lowers the water level in the lake. Jeff Bair is the pond manager for Lake Glenwood, the 12-acre lake that gives their neighborhood on Eastern Pines Road its name. It’s a job he and several others took on 18 years ago as members...

Pitt commissioners continue go-cart discussion

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to once again take up a request to amend county rules permitting the operation of go-cart tracks with electric vehicles. Staff will present information collected from a go-cart manufacturer about the amount of noise generated by the vehicles during Monday’s board meeting. The commissioners continued the public hearing on a request to amend the county’s zoning ordinance to reduce the minimum setback...

Greenville faces less severe weather conditions than neighboring areas

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - WITN had crews all across the ground in Eastern Carolina Friday, and Greenville was facing less severe conditions than areas in other counties. Unlike places like New Bern and Atlantic Beach, Greenville isn’t experiencing any major flooding. And although there’s been a steady rainfall and...

Lenoir County Highway Requires Temporary Closure

A short section of U.S. 258 near the Lenoir-Jones county line is scheduled to close next week for drainage improvements. The highway will close in both directions near the Midway Store gas station, but access to the business will be maintained for people coming from West Pleasant Hill Road. The...

Animals for adoption

Animal Services The Pitt County Animal Services Pet of the Week is Suzie, a medium-size, adult female retriever mix. The animal shelter, located at 4550 County Home Road, is open weekdays by appointment. Call 902-1725. Visit to view animals available for adoption. ...

House fire, plane crash, bus wreck keep responders busy Wednesday; six hurt

Emergency crews in Pitt County stayed busy Wednesday afternoon, responding to a house fire, plane crash and bus wreck between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. The fire at 6066 Hollowell Road south of Bethel rendered the home a total loss, said Pitt County Fire Marshal Jay Morris. The call came in at 2:24 p.m. and three stations responded along with Pitt County EMS and law enforcement. Two residents of the home...

Woman charged with embezzlement

A Washington-area woman was arrested Tuesday for stealing cash from her employer in July, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported. A news release from the agency said that Jessica Renea Bradshaw, 36, was arrested for stealing more than $1,000 from the register of the Travel Store convenience mart at 6634 Clark’s Neck Road in Pitt County. An incident report from the time listed $1,700 in cash stolen. Bradshaw was charged with embezzlement, arrested and placed under a $5,000 secured bond. She was released after posting bond.

Fight breaks out, pepper spray used at NC high school

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville police are investigating after a fight broke out and pepper spray was used by school resource officers at South Central High School on Thursday. WNCT’s Emily Cervarich spoke with GPD’s Kristin Hunter, who reports a group of male students began fighting in one of the school’s hallways around noon. SROs […]

Kinston getting 4th police chief since January 2020

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - There’s more turnover at the top of the Kinston Police Department with tomorrow being the interim chief’s last day on the job. Interim Police Chief Jenee Spencer will retire tomorrow with 30 years of service. The city will now have had four police chiefs...

Make Me Proud: Lenoir Co Schools takes the lead

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The school year is well underway and one school district has a new program to help students, teachers and administrative staff grow their leadership skills. Community leaders from all around Lenoir County are visiting the school once a month to talk about the importance of...

People & Places Extra: Yordanys ‘Jay’ Bastardo

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — He’s the man behind the #PlatformForGood movement across Greenville. People & Places host Ken Watlington chats with restaurant owner Yordanys “Jay” Bastardo about coming to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic and opening two restaurants, the challenges he faced when he took ownership of Greenville breakfast staple Harvey’s and how he […]

Greenville man charged with insurance fraud

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville man has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, a felony. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of 39-year-old Toronto Ruffin Thursday. Causey says special agents with the department’s criminal investigations division accuse Ruffin of filing duplicate claims for damage to...

COA friends help Trevathan celebrate 99

The Senior’s Writing Class at the Pitt County Council on Aging held a birthday party this week for one of its favorites, Dr. Earl Trevathan. Trevathan, who turned 99 on Friday, was a longtime pediatrician and health care pioneer in Greenville and is a well-known storyteller. The class is among many the Council on Aging offers at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. ...

Russell’s First Alert Forecast: Goodbye Ian. Hello Autumn!

70s expected this weekend, 60s to start your Monday. GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Grab out the flannel, the peach cobbler and apple cider! The remnants of Ian which was in full control of our weather is now beginning to dissipate further inland, leaving behind few clouds, light showers and gusty winds along the coast. A weak weather disturbance may move into the area, sparking a few showers for your weekend and into Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s today, lower 70s along the coast. This is sending cooler air into Eastern NC changing the wind flow from SW to NE. By Saturday night, the autumn will chime in to our region just in time for a nice, refreshing and cooler start to your Sunday.

Helped Wanted: Lenoir County Public Health Processing Assistant V - 2 Vacancies

The primary purpose of this position is to function as part of a team that is responsible for performing a variety of office and technical tasks to accomplish the following: registering patients; preparing medical records; greeting the public; determining patient financial responsibility for charges; reporting patient encounters; submitting visit information for third party billing; collecting patient fees; answering the switchboard; and preparing outgoing mail.

Lenoir County Magistrate chosen as Magistrate of the Year

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office posted the following on their facebook page:. Sheriff Ingram and our entire Office offer our Congratulations to Lenoir County Magistrate Wayne Dawson for being chosen as the North Carolina Magistrate of the Year. Magistrate Dawson was given this award today by NC Supreme Court...

Two teenagers injured in Pitt County Fair stabbing

According to an article by Public Radio East from Sept. 26, it was revealed that two teenagers, ages 17 and 19, were stabbed on Sept. 24 in an incident at the Pitt County Fair. The article wrote that the fair organizers and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office had gathered a...

Calm before the storm: Clergy hold Blessing of the Badges in Greenville

Pitt County and the surrounding area’s first responders received an annual blessing from clergy on Thursday, just a day ahead of anticipated impacts from Hurricane Ian. The Pitt County Interfaith Clergy held its annual Blessing of the Badges at First Christian Church in Greenville. The drive-through event supported law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel. A line of emergency vehicles stretched around the church as pastors, a rabbi and other...