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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...

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.

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...

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...

Crime roundup: Gun stolen from vehicle in parking lot

Greenville Police are investigating the theft of a handgun from a vehicle in a Taco Bell parking lot. An incident report from the department said that the incident happened at the fast food location at 1991 Stantonsburg Drive some time between Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Monday. The weapon stolen is a black Taurus Spectrum .380 valued at $300. It was taken from a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The thief’s relationship to...

Over 100 businesses to be at Greenville career fair Thursday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -Over 100 businesses are set to be at the Greenville Convention Center Thursday looking to add people to their teams. The “Better Skills, Better Jobs” career fair will be open to the public for time slots from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Pitt County...

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...

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.

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,...

Hurricane Ian comes close to being Category 5 hurricane

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Hurricane Ian was a few knots away from making history. While Hurricane Ian was close to a Category 5 storm, others have reached that status over the years. They have not directly hit Eastern Carolina, but the East has been affected. Hurricane Michael in 2018 brought...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...