Category Archives: Special Projects

Revitalizing West Greenville is a production of many acts

By Madison Lee and Zach Vosburgh | PNN contributors At an old school building on Ward Street in West Greenville, classrooms are full of students laughing as they play Multiplication Bingo. The hallways are lined with paintings of cartoon characters

Students paying the price of state’s budget cuts to ECU

PNN Special Project Melanie Jock | PNN contributor Ramen Noodles, frozen pizza and microwave dinners seem to be synonymous with the college student diet. But for East Carolina University student Alex McCloud, it has become dinner’s norm for a reason.

They’re cute but wild, and they’re a problem without easy answers

PNN Special Project Amanda Cooper | PNN contributor They all look alike, the eight of them, cute orange tabbies coming and going from their den underneath a house in the Tar River-university neighborhood. They’re wild cats. They mostly only come

Pitt County is ‘Fit Community’ with obesity problem

Hali Oughton | PNN contributor Pitt County prides itself for its Fit Community designation but ironically, it’s also facing an obesity crisis. A Pirate News Network investigation has found that while Pitt County promotes a healthy lifestyle, the numbers aren’t