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Development commission won't surrender hiring duties

A proposal to coordinate local economic development efforts under a single umbrella received a mixed reaction when presented to Greenville City Council and three partner organizations on Monday.


Vidant ranked among top 100 hospitals for neuroscience and spine programs

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The neurosurgical team at one Eastern Carolina hospital is receiving national recognition. Becker's Healthcare ranked the Neurosurgical team at Vidant Medical Center among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for specialized neuroscience and spine programs.


Pitt Community College addresses mental health awareness in African American community

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A panel discussion Wednesday at Pitt Community College addressed mental health awareness and disparities in the African American community. Mental health professionals shared data relating to types of mental illness, services, and stigmas associated with mental illness.


Walter B. Jones remembered fondly in his hometown

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - In eastern North Carolina and across the country, people are mourning the loss of Congressman Walter B. Jones. He represented North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District for more than 20 years.


Remembering Congressman Jones' fight for VA access in eastern Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - As people pay their respects to Congressman Walter B Jones, 9 On Your Side is reflecting on some of the lasting impacts he had on eastern North Carolina.


‘Courageous and kind’: US House colleagues pay tribute to Walter Jones

Hailed as courageous and kind, longtime U.S. Rep. Walter Jones was honored by his former colleagues Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House, one day before his funeral in Greenville.


City official scrambled to establish residency

City emails show a department head's recent mad dash to find a local residence after living in Virginia for a year. City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, who began her tenure in July 2017, hired her friend Landis Faulcon at a $120,000 annual salary to head a newly created Community and Business Develop


Vidant Edgecombe receives cancer grant

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently received grant funding from the American Cancer Society. Robbie Tilley and Dorothea S. Brock, health systems managers for the American Cancer Society, presented acheck for $5,000 to Betsy Collins, manager of Vidant Cancer Care-Edgecombe, Susan Suiter, vice presiden


Voter assistance: Group helps citizens with ID paperwork

Getting more people to exercise their right to vote is the aim of a national organization that opened a chapter in Greenville this week. Spread The Vote launched a local chapter in North Carolina on Tuesday in conjunction with its new initiative, Project ID.


Weather Authority Forecast For Thursday, February 14th

Visitation for Congressman Walter Jones will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville. A panel discussion Wednesday at Pitt Community College addressed mental health awareness and disparities in the African American community.


Teens charged in armed robberies

Four Rocky Mount teens are accused of committing felony crimes in connection with a recent nighttime gunpoint holdup of a man outside a store on the southwest side of the city, a police spokesman said.


Woman charged with DWI causes three-vehicle wreck

A 34-year-old Greenville woman was charged with driving while impaired after she failed to reduce speed and caused a three-vehicle wreck, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.


Student project spreads love, art

Students in an art class at Northern Nash High School are working to spread the love around Rocky Mount in a special way this Valentine season. The roughly 20 students in Shelly Maloney’s pottery class have made about 200 pieces of pottery art and are scattering them a various locations in Rocky Mou


Food Bank of CENC prepares for possibility of another gov. shutdown

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Across America, another partial government shutdown is looming. Talks between lawmakers broke down over the weekend as republicans and democrats try to hammer out an agreement over border security and funding the government.


Downtown club lacks ABC permit

A downtown nightclub advertising a cash bar without a liquor license is linked to two city councilmen and a local judge. Online ads created and distributed late last year by Cooper Blackwell, son of Councilman Reuben Blackwell, promote a cash bar or cover charge at Blanche's Bistro, located at 116 T


Pitt County Schools raising bar on school safety

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Pitt County Schools is holding true to a promise it made to make security at its schools a top priority. School safety has been on the top of minds for the children in the classroom, parents and staff. PCS is beefing up its security one school at a time.


Enjoy a World of Flavors this Valentine’s Day at Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

If you’re hungry and seeking more authentic flavor for your next meal, why not and take a trip to India without leaving Greenville. Go beyond steak & potatoes, dive into a new culture, expand your culinary palate and you’ll be sure to add Cinnamon Indian Cuisine to your top favorites. Located at 419


ECU unveils new manufacturing equipment

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) New equipment unveiled Monday at ECU is set to help students in advanced manufacturing. The new advanced manufacturing equipment inside of the Science and Technology building will be used for education and workforce development.


Jones family a legacy of service

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Walter B Jones Junior and his father represented Eastern Carolina in Congress for a combined 50 years. Walter B. Jones Senior was elected to Congress in 1966 and represented the East until 1992. In 1995, Walter B. Jones Junior was elected to the 3rd District seat and served f