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Four injured in Tuesday night shooting in Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern Carolina police officers are looking for those involved in a Tuesday night shooting that sent four people to the hospital. Goldsboro police were called 1200 block of Olivia Lane around 11 p.m. after receiving a tip from a ShotSpotter alert. When they arrived they found...
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Hurricane Ian keeps local eyes on the skies

Authorities and residents in the Greenville area are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Ian as it makes its way north with rains that could cause flooding across the region. Roger Martin, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Morehead City, said that as of Tuesday the storm was expected to bring 3-7 inches of rain to the area between Friday and Saturday. Pitt County should be on the lower end of that total, he said. ...

Complaints mount over cars in yard

A house at 620 Short Spoon Circle in the Northgreen area in the northwestern part of the city with numerous vehicles parked out front became a subject of discussion by the City Council again. Interim City Manager Peter Varney said Monday during the council’s regular meeting that the municipality has daily for the last number of days been imposing civil penalties. Varney said he expects by the end of the...

Drug bust snares two at Edgecombe County jail

A visitor to the Edgecombe County Detention Center and the inmate he was visiting both wound up in trouble. Detention center personnel were processing Jaques Wax for admittance on Sunday into the facility, according to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office. Per detention center policy, officers are required to scan each person who comes into the facility through a newly acquired body scanner. ...

Harvest Festival coming to Farmville

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Strawberries for everyone. On Saturday, Home Place Strawberries and More will be hosting its Harvest Festival. The event will be family-friendly and last from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will have vendors, a food truck, hayrides, barrel rides, farm animals, a corn maze, homemade ice cream, pumpkins and more. […]

Davis: School safety a 'pothole' that needs fixing

For Democratic congressional candidate Don Davis, there is no more powerful metaphor for the types of solvable problems that government sometimes struggles to fix than the simple pothole. During a meeting with Perquimans County residents at the Hertford Community Center last week, Davis related a story about his own encounter with a real pothole while growing up in Snow Hill. “A bunch of us would get on our bikes and...

Crime Roundup: Materials stolen from construction site

A Greenville construction company reported the theft of materials from a Belvoir site Friday, a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office case report said. Unshakable Builders Inc., a general contractor, reported that $3,610 worth of materials were stolen from a site at the 1900 block of Sunnybrook Road near Belvoir Highway. The incident report said the theft is believed to have occurred at 11:26 a.m. on Friday. The report said a project...

Exhibit features local photographer's work

If someone were to mention Terry Johnson in Tarboro, they might draw a blank look from some, but not if they said “Boogieloo” Johnson. Johnson is a well-known photographer in and around Tarboro and Edgecombe County and he has a monthlong photo exhibit winding up this weekend at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library. If you’ve been to just about any game or event in Edgecombe County, it would probably be...

Parents for Public Schools executive director to join national organization

Kylene Dibble of Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County has been named director of chapter services for the national office of Parents for Public Schools. Dibble has served as executive director for the local Parents for Public Schools for seven years. Desha Lane, president of the local chapter’s board of directors, said Dibble’s commitment, values and work ethic were key to the organization’s success. “While we are sad to see her move on from our local chapter, we are thrilled that she will remain connected to us as she supports Parents for Public School chapters across the country,” Lane said. The local organization has not yet named a replacement for Dibble. For more information, visit or call 758-1604, ext. 201.

Sept. 29 Community News

Events are subject to change due to Hurricane Ian. Email announcements to Historic Bath Historic Bath State Historic Site, 100 Harding St., will offer a preview of its new maritime heritage exhibit, Along the Banks of Bath Creek: A Story of People and Place, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Costumed interpreters will guide visitors in North Carolina’s first incorporated town and port. Family-friendly, hands-on activities and...

High School Volleyball: Jaguars surge past Chargers

LITTLEFIELD — Knotted at one set apiece, Farmville Central and Ayden-Grifton were even once again at 23 apiece in a pivotal third set Tuesday night. The Jaguars then won back-to-back points to take the set on their way to securing a 25-15, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18 volleyball victory in a battle of the Eastern Plains 2A Conference’s top two teams. With the win, Farmville Central not only avenged its lone conference...
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Vets Pets to replace Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital with larger clinic

New clinic to provide better convenience, comfort, and medical capabilities to pet parents within the Wilson, North Carolina area. Vets Pets, a network of veterinary hospitals in North Carolina, has begun construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Wilson, North Carolina. According to a company release,1 the Points East Veterinary Specialty...

Agony and ecstasy in revising “Roadside Eateries”...

There is agony and there is ecstasy in revising my favorite book, “North Carolina Roadside Eateries.” The book I wrote about local eateries near our state’s interstate highways was published by UNC Press in 2016, and we knew it would require regular updates as some old eateries closed and new ones opened. Sure enough, by 2020 we had lost such favorites as Wilber’s in Goldsboro, Allen & Son in Chapel...

Happenings: Events, activities and community announcements

Email announcements to for publication in The Standard and The Daily Reflector. Elm Grove fall festival Elm Grove OFWBC, 5403 Weyerhaeuser Road, Ayden, will hold its annual fall festival with a country store and yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 1. The barbecue chicken plate sale for $10 per plate will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plates include a half chicken, two vegetables...

Greenville event to open up topics of conversation with law enforcement

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An event is coming to get to know your local law enforcement better. On Friday, October 7, the event called National Faith and Blue Weekend will be taking place in Greenville. Hosted by Interfaith Clergy, the Greenville Police Department and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office created an event where citizens can come […]

Wilson Police engage in early morning standoff

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) - Around 4:37 a.m. officers arrived at 705 Raleigh Road Parkway in Wilson after being dispatched for a burglary. On scene, they found the suspect, Eric Malloy, 38, barricaded in a shed on the property, after attempting to set the house on fire. He also attempted to set the shed on fire while inside.

Lottery funds will build state of the art high school, superintendent says

SNOW HILL — Greene County Schools will be working with state officials in the coming weeks to develop plans for a $50 million lottery-funded facility that will replace Greene Central High School, the superintendent said. The school system earlier this month was among nine districts to share more than $300 million in new state lottery-funded grants for school construction, renovation projects and other capital improvements. Details are forthcoming on what...