Snow Hill, NC

West Greene receives Go Outside Grant

SNOW HILL — West Greene Elementary School has been awarded an $8,880 grant to encourage students to spend more of their school day outside. Principal Phil Cook announced the school received the North Carolina Schools Go Outside Grant from the N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council at the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting. In a recorded message, Cook said the funds will be used to create an outdoor learning environment...
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Travel Store employee arrested

Pitt County, NC – On July 2, 2022, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of larceny by an employee of the Travel Store on Clark’s Neck Rd. in Pitt County. Detectives discovered evidence that Travel Store employee, 36-year-old Jessica Renea Bradshaw of Washington had embezzled over $1,000 in cash from the register. Bradshaw was arrested on September 27, 2022 and was released after posting a $5,000 secured bond.
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Greene commissioners hear paramedic program update

SNOW HILL — The Greene County Board of Commissioners heard a report on the Paramedic Education Program at their Sept. 19 meeting. County manager Kyle DeHaven explained that the program was created as an opportunity for the county’s current staff to become paramedics. DeHaven reported that two of the eight people the program began with have achieved paramedic certification and work for the county. “This program afforded the opportunity of...

Looking Back ... The Last 100 Years

Do you recognize the women in this photograph? Call 252-747-3883, Ext. 1, to let us know and include your name and town, or email us at or post your information on our Facebook page. Bob Exum from Fayetteville identified the man in the Sept. 22 Looking Back as Dr. Charles Sugg, a Snow Hill dentist. No one reached us to identify the man in the Sept. 15 Looking Back. Give us a call or send us a note if you know who they are.

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. 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 were...

Pitt schools close, utilities, communities begin storm prep ahead of Ian

Pitt County School has announced it will cancel class on Friday due to the expected impact of Tropical Storm Ian. The school system announced the closure about noon on Thursday. It said the closure was due to the issuance of a tropical storm warning for Pitt County and updated forecasts of significant rainfall totals and possible wind increases. The storm is expected to bring rainfall of 4 to 6 inches,...

Lots of fun at Ayden Color Run

AYDEN — The Ayden Chamber of Commerce’s first Color Bomb Business Fun Run drew a full slate of runners and walkers and was colorful fun for all participants, the chamber’s director said. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 17, and featured vendors, music and a 5k route through downtown Ayden with three “bombing” stations where volunteers covered participants in colored chalk. Fifty people signed up to participate and more helped...

Highway 258 in Lenoir County requires temporary closure

KINSTON – 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.

Pitt County hosting free rabies vaccine clinic

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina county is offering free rabies vaccines for cats and dogs. These vaccines come from a partnership between Pitt County Animal Services (PCAS), the City of Greenville Animal Protect Service (APS), and SPAY Today. The clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8,...

West named AP of the Year

Dr. Shelley West received Assistant Principal of the Year for the year 2022-23 for her work at Riverside High School. Originally from Wayne County, she comes from a line of principals in her family. “My mom was a principal, I had aunts and uncles who were principals. I was determined I was not going to be a principal,” she said, laughing. ...

Pitt County man convicted of molesting foster child

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A Pitt County man has been convicted of various sex crimes involving a foster child. A Pitt County jury found 40-year-old Aaron McLawhon of Simpson guilty of three counts of statutory sex offense on a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a minor, and sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian.

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...

Letter to the Editor: Taylor Black Cemetery - Culture, Heritage, Identity - A story of Restoration

Taylor Black Cemetery is located off Griffin Road in Bullhead Township, Greene County, North Carolina in the middle of a field. Though it wasn’t always like that, when it was first created it was a communal place with a house next to it. However, through many changes in the deed it has been relegated to something as little known as a stop in famer’s field. To get there you must travel down a barely trodden dirt path. The first documented burial in Taylor Black Cemetery was Lucinda Edwards Taylor in 1893, information which was obtained from the 1939 Greene County cemetery survey. Over 100 years of history buried in one area and no one barely even remembers it or knows it is there. As a community it is our job, nay, our responsibility to look after our own heritage because if we won’t do it, then how can we charge the task to someone else and expect satisfactory results. This became the reason for our non-profit so that we can make sure we honor the men and women that came before us as they eternally watch over us in spirit, the least we can do is maintain their final resting space.

Goldsboro police investigating after four shot

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — Goldsboro police said four people were shot Tuesday night. Police responded just after 11 p.m. to the 1200 block of Olivia Lane in reference to a report of a shooting. Police discovered four people had been shot. Three were found at the scene while a fourth person was taken to the […]

GEC celebrates 10 years keeping Greene clean

Greene Early College is celebrating its 10th year working with N.C. Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. To mark the commitment, more than 40 students combed the shoulders and ditches on Middle School Road on Friday, Sept. 23, to collect litter. This was the first of four yearly cleanups — three more cleanups will be scheduled throughout the year. The recent cleanup marked the 41st, covering 61.5 miles over the 10-year period. ...

Felon with long record arrested on firearms charge

A man with an extensive prior record, including of violence, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, police and records said. Alfonzo Moore, 51, was arrested on Sept. 9 for having a 12-gauge shotgun and he is due today in Nash County District Court, the court records said. The Telegram found out about the arrest of Moore by backtracking the Police to Citizen online link to postings...

Plane crash reported in Pitt County; 2 minor injuries

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Emergency responders are on the scene of a plane crash in Pitt County in the area of County Home Road. Few details are known at this time, but the crash is reported to have happened around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. WITN is told that there are...

Goldsboro theft case leads to both suspect and victim in hospital

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Police say both the suspect and victim in a theft case wound up in the hospital Wednesday. The Goldsboro Police Department says Rakeem Pipkin and Kayla Price, both 26 years old and from Goldsboro, were brought to Wayne UNC Health Care on Wednesday after a reported burglary in the 900 block of Hugh Street.

St. Peter's Church of Christ Disciples of Christ celebrates 100th anniversary

St. Peter’s Church of Christ Disciples of Christ celebrated its 100th church anniversary with a service Sunday. The church, founded in 1922, was charted under Goldsboro-Raleigh Assembly. The Rev. Jim Pitt was the first pastor and served until 1935, which is an approximate date because there are no formal records. Worship services were initially held once a month in a tobacco pack house and later a shelter. In 1923, the...