Posted on: August 26, 2016

Pitt County to receive $100,000 for Farmers’ Market Expansion

Farmers Market sign

On August 17, 2016, Pitt County Cooperative Extension Director Leigh Allen Guth was notified that the Extension had been selected to receive a total of $100,000 in grant funds, for the purpose of expanding the Leroy James Farmers’ Market. The $100,000 is ...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Pitt County Release Progress Report for Floodplain Management/Hazard Mitigation Plan

Development Services Building

Pitt County is an active member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA/NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). One of the requirements of the CRS is to provide copies of progress reports to our governing board, loc...Read on...

2016 RHMP Progress Report
Posted on: August 1, 2016

Animal Shelter Uses Popular Mobile Gaming to Connect Pets & Players


Pitt County Animal Services presents "Pokémon Go ... Catch a Canine!"
Combine your hunt for elusive virtual animals while providing much needed exercise and companionship to our very real ones! Open to groups of 2-5 players, any single player...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Adopted

Development Services Building

After a year-long development process, the Neuse River Basin (NRB) Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved and adopted by county commissioners at their May 4 meeting.

The plan involves five counties: Pitt, Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, and Jones, and rec...Read More

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Pitt County EMS Receives Silver Award from AHA

Pitt County Ambulance

This is EMS Week, and what better way to honor our emergency medical personnel than to highlight an award received from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Pitt County EMS has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Aw...Read More

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Pitt County, Trillium Health Resources Ink Land Deal

Trillium Land Deal

Trillium Health Resources (Trillium) has signed a lease deal with Pitt County for land that will be home to a new residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for eastern North Carolina.

According to the agreement, Trillium will lease approximat...Read More

Posted on: June 9, 2016

2016 County Health Rankings Released

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The 2016 County Health Rankings were released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings provide a snapshot comparing the overall health of nearly every county in the...Read More

Posted on: October 15, 2016

Hot Food Waiver Approved for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients

Hurricane Matthew graphic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electroni...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2016

Animal Shelter Offers Extended Hours for Pet Reclamation

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The Pitt County Animal Shelter has established special extended hours throughout the week of October 16 – 22, 2016, to accommodate the reclamation of pets housed in the facilities during Hurricane Matthew and the following recovery efforts. Pets will be r...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2016

Pitt County Cancels Curfew for Unincorporated Areas

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The curfew for unincorporated areas of Pitt County, which began on October 8, during Hurricane Matthew has been cancelled. There are currently no plans to reinstate this curfew; however it remains an option should it again become necessary. Despite cancel...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2016

Pitt County Shelters Transition to New Locations

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Pitt County Emergency Management in conjunction with the American Red Cross will transition the locations and staffing of the three remaining general population shelters to new locations on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Noon. This transition is intended to ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Pitt County Declaration of State of Emergency During Hurricane Matthew

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On Friday, October 7, 2016, Pitt County declared a State of Emergency in response to Hurricane Matthew.
Read the full declaration by clicking the link provided.

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Pitt County

On Friday, October 21, 2016, Pitt County Emergency Management was notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will establish a designated Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Pitt County, with operations beginning on Saturday, October 22, 20...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Current Shelters

As of 10/21/16, the shelters that are currently open are:

North Pitt High School auxiliary gymnasium - 5659 NC-11 S, Bethel, NC 27812

JH Rose High School auxiliary gymnasium - 600 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Pitt County

Willis Building on ECU campus set to open as BRC on Wednesday

On Tuesday afternoon, Pitt County Emergency Management was notified that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Pitt County on Wedne...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Free Legal Assistance Available for North Carolina Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Partnership among the North Carolina Bar Association, Legal Aid of North Carolina,
American Bar Association, and FEMA helps North Carolina residents. Click the "additional Info" link below for more details on receiving Hurricane Matthew-related...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Well Water Inspection

Pitt County Environmental Health Division is offering free bacteriological testing of well water, once the well water has been flushed and disinfected by a Certified Well Contractor/Driller. To arrange for a bacteriological test for well water or for ques...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Inspections / Damage Assessments

If you had water come under the home or into the home especially, it is important that you call Permitting and Inspections at 902-3150. Courtesy Inspections are being offered at no charge, to do an assessment of the home to see if a “drying permit” is req...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Filing Your Flood Insurance Claim


After experiencing a flood, contact your agent or insurance company to file a claim. Make sure you have the following information handy:

• The name of your insurance company
• Your policy nu...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Guard Against Post-Storm Scams

See this article from Attorney General Roy Cooper for important tips to guard against post-storm scams.

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Pitt County Commissioners - Hurricane Mathew Response and Recovery Briefing

Pitt County Board of Commissioners - Special Called meeting for the purpose of Hurricane Mathew Response and Recovery Briefing.Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:00pmRead on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Registering with FEMA

Assistance can include grants for:

  • Temporary housing
  • Essential home repairs
  • Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
  • Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

  • Soc...
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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Road Closures and Repairs

For the latest road conditions, call 5-1-1, visit the NCDOT website or check the ReadyNC Mobile app, which also has real-time shelter and evacuation information.Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Food and Nutrition Assistance

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the period for Food and Nutritio...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Other Community Resources

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to speak with a trained call specialist about Hurricane Matthew assistance in your area. The 24-hour service is free, confidential and offered in any language. Information is available about:

  • Shelters
  • Feeding sites and food ...
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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Volunteer Resource Coordination

Due to the exceptional response of nearly 500 volunteer registrations, the Pitt County Volunteer Resource Coordinator has suspended the Volunteer Hotline and associated Volunteer Registration and Request forms on the Hurricane Matthew Information page of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Planning Department Intern Receives Award

Student Award

Planning Department Intern, Andrew Strong, received the 2016 Marvin Collins Outstanding Student Award at the annual APA-NC conference in Asheville, NC. The outstanding student award is given to an outstanding student from each branch of the state univers...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

2016 Great Places Recognized at the APA-NC Annual Planning Conference in Asheville, NC

Award recognition

Planning Department staff attended the APA-NC Annual Planning Conference in Asheville, NC in September and accepted the recognition for being a "Great Place for Healthy Living" on behalf of Pitt County Government. PItt County highlighted the Co...Read on...