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A LEADER in the State. BEST in the East. Pitt County has proven through strong interconnected community partnerships how inclusive civic engagements addressing the health and well-being of its residents echo its mission. The Pitt County Board of Commissioners identifies, develops and targets initiatives to implement solutions and why the National Civic League recognized Pitt County as an“All-America County”award winner in 2020. Pitt County continues to strive to be “A Leader in the State; Best in the East.” The County’s collaborative leadership and its Board of Commissioners acknowledge its programs and services that received state and national recognition as Pitt County continues to leverage its core priorities with a focus on today and an intentional commitment for tomorrow.

Pitt County Community Paramedic Program is recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties and winner for the 2021 LGFCU Excellence in Innovation Awards. S&S Farms of the Pitt County Soil and Water Conservation District is recognized as the 2021 Coastal Plains Conservation Farm Family Region Winner & State Conservation Farm Family of the Year by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties placed Pitt County Government fifth in the county’s population category for initiatives that streamline delivery of government services;encourage open data, collaboration, and shared services;enhance cybersecurity;and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.

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PITT COUNTY

• Population: 170,243 • Median age: 32 • Unemployment rate: 4.4% • Median household income: $49,380 • Home ownership: 53.7%

Source: Pitt County Development Commission U.S. Census

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AYDEN Town hall: 4144 West Ave., P.O. Box 219, Ayden, NC 285130219 Phone: 481-5817 Mayor: Stephen W. Tripp Manager: Matthew Livingston Clerk: Sarah Radcliff Commissioners: Ivory Mewborn (mayor pro-tem), Cindy Goff, Raymond Langley, Johnny Davis, Phyllis Ross Terms: Commissioners are elected at-large to staggered four-year terms.

Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the District Courtroom on the second floor of Town Hall Population: 4,977 Tax rate: 54 cents per $100 valuation Police Chief: Chris Forehand Fire Chief: Samuel Jones EMS Chief: Chandler Sutton Website: www.ayden.com

BETHEL Town hall: 7439 Main St., P.O. Box 337, Bethel, NC 27812 Phone: 818-0891 Fax: 818-0894 Mayor: Gloristine Brown Clerk: Jessica Britt Town Manager: Tom Asbell II Commissioners: Carl Wilson (mayor pro-tem), Ed Dennis, Thomas Lilley, Ferrell Blount, Janet Davis Terms: Beginning in 2021, all

officials, including mayor, will be elected to four-year terms. Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., 141 W. Railroad St. Tax rate: 66 cents per $100 valuation Population: 1,373 Police Chief: William D. Rhodes Fire Chief: Thomas Lilley EMS: Provided by Pitt County Website: bethelnc.org

FALKLAND Town hall: 5901 S. Main St., Falkland, NC 27827 Phone: 714-3171 Mayor: Ginger Little Clerk: Vickie Wells Commissioners: James Ronald Norville (mayor pro-tem), Joy Collins, James Gorham Terms: Commissioners are elected at-large to four-year terms. Meetings: Regular meeting 7

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p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Falkland Town Hall and Community Building Tax rate: 46 cents per $100 valuation Population: 47 Police: Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Fire Chief: J.D. Peaden, Falkland Volunteer Fire Department EMS Captain: Mecie Nichols

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FARMVILLE Town hall: 3672 N. Main St., P.O. Box 86, Farmville, NC 278280086 Phone: 753-5116 Fax: 753-2963 Mayor: John O. Moore Clerk: Amy Johnson Manager: David P. Hodgkins Board of Commissioners: Bert Smith (mayor pro-tem), David Shackleford, Jamin Dixon, Brenda Elks, Alma Hobbs Terms: Commissioners are elected at-large for four-year

terms. Mayor elected every two years. Meetings: First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom Tax rate: 49 cents per $100 valuation Population: 4,461 Police Chief: Jeffrey Spencer Fire Chief: Tommy Brady EMS Chief: Helen Reel Website: www.farmvillenc.gov

FOUNTAIN Town hall: 6777 W. Wilson St., P.O. Box 134, Fountain, NC 27829 Phone: 749-2881 Mayor: Shirley Mitchell Clerk: Leigh Hines Commissioners: Doris Edwards (mayor pro-tem), Glen Vines, Phoenix Hinson, Kathy Parker, Steven Williams Terms: The mayor is elected to two-year terms, commis-

sioners serve four-year terms. Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fountain Community Building at 6865 W. Wilson St. Tax rate: 58.75 cents per $100 valuation Population: 385 Police: Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Fire Chief: Jonathan Landon EMS Chief: George Bell

GREENVILLE City Hall: 200 W. Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 329-2489 Mayor: P.J. Connelly Manager: Ann E. Wall Clerk: Valerie Shiuwegar Council: Rose Glover (mayor pro-tem), Will Bell, Monica Daniels, William Litchfield Jr., Brian Meyerhoeffer, Rick Smiley Terms: Mayor and council members are elected every two years.

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Meetings: The council generally meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday and the Monday preceding that Thursday of each month in city hall. A workshop is held at 4 p.m. prior to the first Monday meeting. Tax rate: 48.95 cents per $100 of assessed valuation Population: 87,521 Police Chief: Mark Holtzman Fire-Rescue Chief: Eric Griffin Website: greenvillenc.gov

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GRIFTON Town hall: 528 Queen St., P.O. Box 579, Grifton, NC 28530 Phone: 524-5168 Mayor: Billy Ray Jackson Interim Town Manager: Mark Warren Clerk: Charlie Chambers Commissioners: William K. Barnes Jr. (mayor pro-tem), Angela Gay, Claude Kennedy, David Anderson, Raymond Oakes Terms: Mayor and commissioners are elected at-large to four-

year staggered terms. Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Tax rate: 63 cents per $100 valuation Population: 2,448 Police Chief: Brian Silva Fire Chief: Justin Johnson EMS Chief: Ervin Harper Website: grifton.com

GRIMESLAND Town hall: 7592 Pitt St., P.O. Box 147, Grimesland, NC 27837 Phone: 752-6337 Mayor: Eleanor Farr Clerk: Jaime Moles Board of Aldermen: Ronnie Bowling (mayor pro-tem), Kyle Hodges, Ted Bowles, Gerald Whitley Terms: Aldermen are elected atlarge to two-year terms. Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in

board conference room adjacent to town hall Tax rate: 48 cents per $100 valuation Population: 386 Pitt County Sheriff Substation: Sheriff Paula Dance Fire Chief: Tina Dixon EMS Chief: Lea Meeks, Eastern Pines Fire-Rescue-EMS Website: grimesland.org

SIMPSON Town hall: 2768 Thompson St., P.O. Box 10, Simpson, NC 27879 Phone: 757-1430 Fax: 757-0434 Mayor: Richard C. Zeck Village Clerk/Finance Officer: Susan Ellsworth Council: Brenda Hawkins (mayor pro-tem), Dianne Thomas, Mary Moye Terms: Council members are elected at-large to two-year terms. Meetings: Third Monday of each

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month at 7 p.m. at the town hall Tax rate: 45 cents per $100 valuation Population: 390 Police Chief: none Fire Chief: Johnnie Mayo, Simpson Rural Fire Department EMS Chief: Lea Meeks, Eastern Pines Fire-Rescue-EMS Website: www.villageofsimpsonnc. com

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WINTERVILLE Town hall: 2571 Railroad St., Winterville, NC 28590 Phone: 756-2221 Mayor: Douglas A. Jackson Manager: Terri L. Parker Clerk: Donald Harvey Council: Ricky Hines (mayor pro-tem), Tony Moore, Johnny Moye, Veronica Robinson, Mark Smith Terms: Council members are elected at-large to staggered

four-year terms. Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Assembly Room Tax rate: 47.5 cents per $100 valuation Population: 10,462 Police Chief: Ryan Willhite Fire Chief: David Moore EMS Chief: Rick Britt Website: www.wintervillenc.com

Note: Municipal elections are held in November in odd years. Some elected positions will change this year.

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The Pitt County Schools system includes 38 schools that serve more than 23,000 students.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville, N.C. 27834 Internet address: www.pitt.k12.nc.us General phone number: 252-830-4200 Information hotline: 252-830-3535 Superintendent: Ethan Lenker, 252-830-4265 Public Information: 252-830-4219 Board of Education Clerk: 252-830-4264 Facility Services: 252-756-2313 Financial Services: 252-830-4276 Buses and Transportation: 252-756-1424 Child Nutrition Program: 252-830-4226 Athletics: 252-830-4208 Testing and Accountability: 252-830-4209 Student Records: 252-830-4249 Student Services: 252-830-4204 Student Assignments: 252-830-4255 Human Resources: 252-830-4242 Licensure: 252-830-4214 Benefits: 252-830-4213 Risk Management: 252-830-4247 Educational Programs and Services Technology: 252-830-4210 Media and Digital Learning: 252-830-3511 Gifted Program: 252-830-3511 Arts Education Programs: 252-830-4267 Second Languages Program: 252-695-7953 Exceptional Children Programs: 252-830-4228 Federal Programs (ESL, Title I): 252-695-7950 Educational Foundation: 252-830-4223 Community Schools/After School: 252-902-1975 Health Sciences Academy: 252-830-5042

Melinda Fagundus

Tracy Everette-Lenz

Amy Cole

James E. Tripp Jr.

Don Rhodes

Anna Barrett Smith

Worth Forbes

Caroline W. Doherty

Benjie Forrest

BOARD OF EDUCATION The school board consists of nine members representing nine districts. They are elected to four-year staggered terms. The terms of four members expire in 2022, the other five in 2024. The board generally meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month. Meetings are held at the county office building, 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville, or the Kathy Taft Center, 2010 Allen Road, and may be viewed on the district’s YouTube channel. Workshops generally are held at noon on the third Monday.

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► James E. Tripp Jr. District 3; term expires 2024

► Chairwoman Melinda Fagundus

P.O. Box 8063

District 8; term expires 2024 708 Kensington Drive, Greenville 252-756-7031 melinda.fagundus@pitt.k12.nc.us

Greenville, NC 27835

► Vice Chairwoman Tracy Everette-Lenz

► Don Rhodes

District 1; term expires 2022

District 4; term expires 2024

4112 Killarney Drive, Winterville

4785 U.S. 258, Farmville

252-717-8864

252-999-0422

tracy.everettelenz@pitt.k12.nc.us

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► Amy Cole

► Anna Barrett Smith

District 2; term expires 2022

District 5; term expires 2022

1704 Oak Pointe Drive, Greenville

720 Chesapeake Place, Greenville

252-814-9028

252-489-9395

amy.cole@pitt.k12.nc.us

annabarrett.smith@pitt.k12.nc.us

252-531-2993 (cell) 252-364-2386 (home) james.tripp@pitt.k12.nc.us

► Worth Forbes District 6; term expires 2024 3119 Ivy Road, Greenville 252-714-9587 forbesw@pitt.k12.nc.us ► Caroline W. Doherty District 7; term expires 2022 1712 Forest Hill Drive, Greenville 252-902-9024 dohertyc@pitt.k12.nc.us ► Benjie Forrest District 9; term expires 2024 2293 Sis Mills Road, Grimesland 252-758-5328 forrestpb@gmail.com

* Not seeking re-election.

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PITT COUNTY SCHOOLS CONT.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS A.G. Cox Middle School, 2657 Church St., Winterville. Phone: 756-3105. Grades: 6-8. Ayden Elementary School, 187 Third St., Ayden. Phone: 7462121. Grades: K-5. Ayden-Grifton High School, 7653 N.C. 11 South, Ayden. Phone: 746-4183. Grades: 9-12. Ayden Middle School, 192 Third St., Ayden. Phone: 746-3672, Grades: 6-8. Belvoir Elementary School, 2568 N.C. 33 W., Greenville. Phone: 752-6365, Grades: K- 5. Bethel School, 152 E. Washington Road, Bethel. Phone: 825-3801. Grades: K-8.

Chicod School, 7557 N.C. 43 South, Greenville. Phone: 746-6742. Grades: K-8. C.M. Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St., Greenville. Phone: 757-2160. Grades: 6-8. Creekside Elementary, 431 Forlines Road, Greenville. Phone: 353-5253. Grades K-5. D.H. Conley High School, 2006 Worthington Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-3440. Grades: 9-12. ECU Community School, 811 Howell St., Greenville. Phone: 737-5600. Grades: K-5. (partnership between ECU and PCS)

Eastern Elementary School, 1700 Cedar Lane, Greenville. Phone: 758-4813. Grades: K-5.

G.R. Whitfield School, 4839 School Road, Grimesland. Phone: 752-6614. Grades: K-8.

E.B. Aycock Middle School, 1325 Red Banks Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-4181. Grades: 6-8.

Grifton School, 513 E. McCrae St., Grifton. Phone: 524-5141. Grades: K-8.

Elmhurst Elementary School, 1815 W. Berkley Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-0180. Grades: K-5. Falkland Elementary School, 503 N.C. 121, Greenville. Phone: 752-7820. Grades: K-5.

Hope Middle School, 2995 Mills Road, Greenville. Phone: 355-7071. Grades: 6-8. Innovation Early College High School, East Carolina University, Brewster Building, D107. Phone: 737-3860.

Farmville Central High School, 3308 E. Wilson St., Farmville. Phone: 753-5138. Grades: 9-12.

J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 321-3640. Grades: 9-12.

Farmville Middle School, 3914 Grimmersburg St., Farmville. Phone: 753-2116. Grades: 6-8.

Lakeforest Elementary School, 3300 Briarcliff Drive, Greenville. Phone: 756-3941. Grades: K-5.

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Greenville Christian Academy, 1621 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 756-0939. Grades: K-12. Affiliation: Independent Baptist. Greenville Learning Center, 2426 Charles Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 756-8248 Grades: K-12, nonprofit, private school for students identified with learning disabilities and/or attention deficits. Greenville Montessori School, 822 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. Phone: 355-6268. Ages 3 to 12.

CHARTER SCHOOLS North Pitt High School, 5659 N.C. 11 North, Bethel. Phone: 825-0054, Grades: 9-12. Northwest Elementary School, 1471 Holland Road, Greenville. Phone: 752-6329. Grades K-5. Pactolus School, 3405 Yankee Hall Road, Greenville. Phone: 752-6941. Grades: K-8. Pitt County Early College High School, 2065 Warren Drive, Pitt Community College, Winterville. Phone: 493-7821. Grades: 9-12. Ridgewood Elementary School, 3601 South Bend Road, Winterville. Phone: 355-7879. Grades: K-5.

South Greenville Elementary, 811 Howell St., Greenville. Phone: 756-7004. Grades: K-5. Stokes School, 2683 N.C. 903 North, Stokes. Phone: 752-6907. Grades: K-8. Sugg Bundy Elementary (H.B. Sugg and Sam D. Bundy elementary schools), 3992-3994 Grimmersburg St., Farmville. Phone: 753-2013. Grades: K-5. Wahl-Coates Elementary School, 2200 E. Fifth St., Greenville. Phone: 752-2514. Grades: K-5. Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville. Phone: 752-5938. Grades: 6-8.

Sadie Saulter Pre-K Center, 400 Spruce St., Greenville. Phone: 758-4621. Grades: Pre-K.

W.H. Robinson Elementary School, 2439 Railroad St., Winterville. Phone: 756-3707. Grades: K-5.

South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. Phone: 321-3232. Grades: 9-12.

Wintergreen Intermediate and Primary schools, 4710-4720 County Home Road, Greenville. Phone: 355-2411. Grades: K-5.

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Winterville Charter Academy, 4160 Bayswater Road, Winterville. Phone: 689-6153. Grades: K-8.

Opendoor School, 4584 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Phone: 321-1163. Grades K-6. Affiliation: Opendoor Church. Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St., Greenville. Phone: 215-1224. Grades: 9-12. Affiliation: Diocese of Raleigh.

PRIVATE EDUCATION

St. Peter Catholic School, 2606 E. Fifth St., Greenville. Phone: 752-3529. Grades: Pre-K-8. Affiliation: St. Peter Catholic Church.

Brookhaven Seventh-day Adventist School, 4658 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Phone: 756-5777. Grades: K-8. Affiliation: Greenville Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road, Greenville. Phone: 931-0760. Grades: Pre-K-12.

Calvary Christian Academy, 1412 Holbert St., Greenville. Phone: 752-4785. Grades: K-12. Affiliation: Calvary Baptist Church. Christ Covenant School, 4889 Old Tar Road, Winterville. Grades: K-12, Upper School: 746 Worthington Road, Winterville. Phone: 756-3002. Community Christian Academy, 2009 Pactolus Road, Greenville. Phone: 551-1055. Grades: K-4. Affiliation: Community Christian Church.

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Third Street Academy, 600 W. Third St., Greenville. Phone: 364-2995. Grades Pre-K-6 (boys) Affiliation: Third Street Education Center. Trinity Christian School, 3111 Golden Road, Greenville. Phone: 758-0037. Grades: Pre-K-12. Affiliation: Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. Walton Academy, 1515 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 215-9032. Grades: Pre-K-5.

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COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ► Chancellor: Philip Rogers Address: East Fifth Street, Greenville General phone: 328-6131 Internet address: www.ecu.edu ► East Carolina University is a doctoral-research institution with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 and about 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty members. It is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. ► Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, ECU offers degrees from more than a dozen colleges and schools, including the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health and Human Performance, College of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, Graduate School and Honors College. ► It offers 87 bachelor’s, 68 master’s, two intermediate, five professional practice doctoral and 13 research/scholarship doctoral degrees in fields such as medical sciences, education, coastal resources management, communication sciences and disorders and nursing. Parking Visitors to campus can purchase parking permits from the Department of Parking and Transportation Services, 305 E. 10th St., 328-6294. They also may obtain a permit from the department they are visiting. The permit allows parking in specified areas of campus. Hourly, paid parking is available at the Student Center Parking Deck, 305 E. 10th St.

ECU Board of Trustees Thirteen trustees make up the university’s governing board. Eight members are appointed by the UNC Board of Governors, and four are appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly to four-year terms. The student body president is an ex-officio member. The board is responsible for promoting the development of the university and advising the Board of Governors and the chancellor on management issues. The board meets approximately five times a year. Members are: ► Chairman Scott Shook of Greenville is a financial advisor and vice president of Truist Wealth. ► Vice Chairman R. Jason Poole is a partner with the TRP accounting firm in Fayetteville. ► Secretary Vince Smith is a member of the U.S. Air Force Personnel Security Appeal Board in Vienna, Va. ► J. Fielding Miller is the CEO of Captrust Financial Advisors in Raleigh. ► Dave Fussell of Wallace is president of Duplin Wine Cellars. ► Cassandra Burt of Emerald Isle is retired from Hastings Ford. ► Jeff Roberts of Williamston is chief executive officer of Amani Residential Services. ► Leigh Fanning of Greenville is the owner/director of R.A. Jeffreys Distributing. ► Thomas Furr of Durham is founder and CEO of PatientPay. ► Van Isley of Raleigh is founder and CEO of Professional Builders Supply. ► Angela Moss of Chapel Hill is senior director at the UNC Management Company. ► Jim Segrave of Kinston is owner of LGM Enterprises. ► Chandler Ward, Student Government Association president, serves on the board as an ex-officio voting member.


PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Pitt Community College, located in Winterville, awards associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 80 programs of study. It also provides adult basic education and literacy training, English Language Acquisition courses, small business assistance, customized training for business and industry, workforce development classes and personal enrichment courses. Combined, PCC offers more than 280 credentials through curriculum and continuing education programming. PCC serves more than 20,000 credit and non-credit students annually. President: Lawrence L. Rouse General phone: 493-7200 Internet address: www.pittcc.edu

PCC Board of Trustees The 13-member Board of Trustees is the college’s governing body. The Pitt County Board of Commissioners, Pitt County Board of Education and the governor appoint four members each to four-year terms. The Student Government Association president is elected by the student body and serves as an ex-officio member. Its members are: ► Chairman Gary Evans of Ayden is general manager of Procurement Analysis and Regulatory Affairs for Pyxus Agriculture USA, LLC. ► Vice Chairwoman Gloristine Brown is the mayor of Bethel. ► Secretary Charles Ellis of Greenville is an attorney with Ward & Smith, P.A. ► Don Mills of Greenville is retired from NACCO Materials Handling Group. ► Brian Floyd is the president of Vidant Health Medical Center. ► Kathy Frazier of Ayden is a retired Pitt County Schools educator. ► Steve M. Lassiter Jr. is assistant

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superintendent of educational programs and services for Pitt County Schools. Lindsey Griffin is a retired business owner living in Greenville. Dr. Peter J. Kragel of Greenville is a retired professor and chairman of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Brody School of Medicine. Patti Sanders-Smith of Greenville is an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University and retired assistant superintendent of Wilson County Schools. Tyree Walker of Greenville is the retired chief human resource officer at Vidant Medical Center. Randy Walters of Farmville is the owner of Farmville Furniture Co. Mitchell Jeri is Student Government Association president.

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Winterville Public (Branch) Library 2613 Railroad St., Winterville Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday Phone: 756-1786 Bookmobile The Pitt County Bookmobile visits each area of Pitt County on a three-week schedule. Call 329-4251.

ADDITIONAL LIBRARIES

Contact each library for changes in hours and services due to COVID-19.

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LIBRARIES & LEARNING CENTERS PUBLIC LIBRARIES The Sheppard Memorial Library System consists of four branches and a bookmobile. The hours for the main library and the branches are subject to change. Patrons should call or check the library’s website or social media for updates.

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Quinerly-Olschner Public Library 451 Second St., Ayden Hours: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: 481-5836 Website: www.aydenlibrary.org Sheppard Memorial Library (Main) 530 Evans St., Greenville Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Phone: 329-4580 Website: www.sheppardlibrary. org Blount Branch Library 201 Ives St., Bethel Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; curbside only 1-5 p.m. Wednesday Phone: 825-0782 George Washington Carver Branch Library 618 W. 14th Ave., Greenville Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: 329-4583 East Branch Library 2000 Cedar Lane Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: 329-4582

Farmville Public Library 4276 W. Church St., Farmville Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Phone: 753-3355 Website: www.farmvillelibrary. org Grifton Public Library 568 Queen St., Grifton Phone: 524-0345 Hours: 11:30 a.m..-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Website: https://gplibrary.wixsite.com/griftonnc/about-us Pitt Community College Library Clifton W. Everett Building, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville Hours: 7:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday. Exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. Not currently open to the public. Visit the college’s website for updated information.

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Phone: circulation: 493-7350; reference: 493-7360. Website: www.pittcc.edu/campus-life/library

ECU LIBRARIES

All ECU libraries are open to the public. Joyner Library West end of main campus on the mall, Greenville Hours: Open 24 hours beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday and ending at 9 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. ECU 1 Card required between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. Recorded hours are available by calling 328-4285. Phone: 328-4176. Website: https://library.ecu.edu Ask-a-Librarian: https://library. ecu.edu/services/ask-a-librarian Music Library A.J. Fletcher Music Center, 10th Street and College Hill Drive, Greenville Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. Phone: 328-6250 Website: https://library.ecu. edu/music Laupus Health Sciences Library Mail: 600 Moye Blvd., Greenville N.C. 27834 Physical: 500 Health Science Drive Hours: updated each semester Fall 2021: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 .m. Saturday; exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. For library hours, call 744-2219; audiovisual materials, fines and renew books: 744-2219; class information and reference questions: 744-2230; computer lab: 744-3081; toll-free: (888820-0522) Website: https://hsl.ecu.edu.

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Contact each learning center for changes in hours and services due to COVID-19. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville and Contentnea Creek The NCMNS, in partnership with A Time for Science, has established two new branches in Pitt County: Greenville and Contentnea Creek. NCNMS at Greenville 729 Dickinson Avenue, Greenville, N.C. 27834 The NCMNS at Greenville opened Sept. 18 with new, exceptional exhibits, mind-opening programs and educational events that reflect the relevant needs of audiences in northeastern North Carolina. NCMNS at Contentnea Creek 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530 The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Contentnea Creek is a 400-acre outdoor learning center in Grifton that features hiking and paddling trails through a variety of habitats, as well as an observatory and a planetarium. Phone: 252-364-2862 emily.jarvis@naturalsciences. org www.atimeforscience.org Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center The center features a 70-seat theater and 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, live turtles and snakes, wildlife dioramas, and a “Shells Are Everywhere” exhibit, along with several hands-on exhibits. Admission is $3 for ages 12 and older and $1.50 for children, with a discount for Greenville residents. Address: 1000 Mumford Road, Greenville Phone: 329-4560 Greenville Learning Center GLC is a private, nonprofit center for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder in eastern North Carolina. It is a replication site of The Hill Center in Durham and has been serving area students since 2002. Instructors work

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with students with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential and to become confident, independent learners. Address: 2426 Charles Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 756-8248 Website: http://greenvillelearningcenter.org/ Huntington Learning Center Huntington is a private tutoring center that works with students of all ages and at all skill levels in all subjects. Instructors also help students prepare for the SAT and ACT and middle and high school courses like algebra, pre-calculus, chemistry, Spanish, English and Biology. Address: 619 Red Banks Road in Arlington Village Phone: 321-9898 Website: https://huntingtonhelps.com/center/greenville-nc Sylvan Learning Center Sylvan is a private service that offers personalized tutoring for students of all ages as well as academic coaching, advancement and test preparation and STEM programs. Instructors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids with math, reading, writing and more. Address: 204 W. Arlington Blvd. Phone: 565-4817 Website: https://locations. sylvanlearning.com/us/greenville-nc/contact-us

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community by adopting a city street through this litter-removal initiative. To learn more, call 329-4048 or visit https://www. greenvillenc.gov/government/ public-works/adopt-a-citystreet-program/. American Cancer Society Road to Recovery The Cancer Society regularly seeks volunteers to help provide patients with rides to treatment centers. Volunteers must have a safe and reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, a good driving record and attend A Road to Recovery volunteer training. Visit https://www. cancer.org/involved/volunteer/ road-to-recovery.html. American Red Cross The Northeast North Carolina Chapter, 700-A Cromwell Drive, is based in Greenville and provides relief to families who have suffered fires and natural disasters, operates emergency shelters, provides life saving education and more. The organization also operates a nationwide blood donation network. Efforts rely on volunteers. Call 3553800 or 931-8657 or visit https://www.redcross.org/ local/north-carolina/eastern-north-carolina.html.

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available at a variety of organizations in Greenville and Pitt County. Here is a sampling. Some volunteer opportunities may be modified due to Covid-19. Check with each organization.

AMEXCAN The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina needs volunteers for a variety of events and outreach efforts. The organization spreads cultural awareness in the Latino community, bettering education and leadership and helping provide health information to Latinos living in eastern North Carolina. Call 329-0593, email amexcan@amexcannc.org or visit www.amexcannc.org.

Adopt-a-City Street The City of Greenville is looking for volunteers to participate in the Adopt-a-City Street program. Neighborhoods, businesses, families, and individuals can make a difference in the

Churches Outreach Network Churches Outreach is a Greenville-based mission that works with area churches and clergy to help feed the hungry and provide resources and educational assistance to those in need. The

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group manages the regional Toys for Tots campaign, among other efforts. Learn more at www.con2007.org Community Crossroads Center The center operates a night-only emergency shelter for homeless people in the area and offers transitional services to help people secure permanent housing. The shelter has 58 beds for men and 24 for women, as well as four family rooms in non-pandemic times. However, because of COVID-19, the shelter is currently operating at half-capacity. It offers meal service, clothing and other assistance. Volunteers are now being accepted on a limited basis; opportunities for volunteering may vary depending on COVID-19 protocols. Call 752-0829, visit www.communitycrossroadscenter.org, or email vc@greenvillecommunityshelter. org. Council on Aging/Meals on Wheels The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, operates senior centers and services for seniors across Pitt County including the Meals on Wheels program which delivers meals to homebound residents. Volunteers are needed for multiple efforts including wellness programs and Meals on Wheels. Call 752-1717, Ext. 204. Visit www.pittcoa.com/volunteer. Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County Habitat works with community partners to build affordable housing and promote home ownership. It utilizes volunteers to assist in building homes and to operate its ReStore Shop at 210 E. 14th St. Visit www. habitatpittco.org. Make-A-Wish Eastern N.C. Wish-granting volunteers are needed for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. Wish-granters visit

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONT. the family and help determine the wish of the child with a life-threatening medical condition while explaining wish procedures. For more information, contact volunteers@eastnc. wish.org or 919-821-7111. Threads of Love Threads of Love, a group that sews, knits and crochets items for cancer patients, preemies and sick babies staying in local hospitals is looking for new members. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants are asked to bring yarn, fabric or notions the group can use. Other donations of these items are also welcome. Contact Jennifer Wells at 746-4077. Soup kitchens JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., Greenville, serves dine-in and take-out meals between 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays. Evening takeout meals are served from 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. For information call 561-7519. The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville, serve hot meals from noon until 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To volunteer or for more info, call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

Chapters need help getting veterans in the Greenville area to medical appointments in the Durham VA Health Care System. To obtain information about qualifying as a VTN Driver, call the CDCE (Voluntary Service Office) at the Greenville VA Health Care Center at 8302149, ext. 14-3228. Other volunteer opportunities, such as VA Red Coat Ambassadors, window greeters, phones and faxes (reminder calls) are also available, as well as opportunities to provide donations to support local veterans. Salvation Army Pitt County’s Salvation Army unit, 2718 S. Memorial Drive, provides food, clothing and social services to people in need. It provides disaster assistance and operates a food pantry, breakfast service, rent and utility assistance, youth programs and Christmas assistance among other services. It relies on contributions and volunteer assistance. Call 756-3388 and visit www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greenvillenc.

United Way of Pitt County The United Way of Pitt County offers multiple volunteer opportunities and works with numerous human service agencies in the county that need volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering for the United Way of Pitt County may visit https:// www.uwpcnc.org/volunteer or contact Dwain Cooper at dcooper@uwpcnc.org or Susan Tidd at stidd@uwpcnc.org for more information. Vidant Medical Center Vidant offers multiple volunteer opportunities for people who are at least 15 years of age and who have completed the ninth grade. High school students can join the VolunTEEN program and other volunteers can become part of college and adult programs. A 60-hour commitment is required, but an extended commitment is encouraged. For more information, call 8474491, email volunteer@vidanthealth.com or visit https://www. vidanthealth.com/Team-Members/Volunteers.

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Foster families The Methodist Home for Children is recruiting therapeutic foster families for children age 10 and older. The agency provides on-call support, free training and compensation. For more information, call 919833-2834, ext. 6, or visit www. mhfc.org. Drivers for Veterans The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) and local Disabled American Veteran (DAV)

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Greenville and Pitt County have numerous social, civic, military and special interest clubs and organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to pause or alter their activities. Here is a sampling of some of the groups.

Lions International is a worldwide service organization with several Pitt County chapters including: the Host Lions Club in Greenville; the Ayden Lions Club; Farmville Lions Club. Visit lionsclub.org.

MASONIC LODGE 734 William Pitt Lodge No. 734 meets at the Greenville Masonic JAYCEES Temple, 1104 Charles St. Visit The Greenville Jaycees, a nonprofit https://734-nc.ourlodgepage. community-service and social orcom. ganization for young adults 21-40. Visit greenvillejaycees.com. MOOSE LODGE The Greenville Moose Lodge KIWANIS Chapter 885 meets at the Kiwanis International is a global Moose Lodge building, 5393 community of clubs, members and Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. partners dedicated to improving Call 756-0885 or visit lodge885. the lives of children. Pitt County moosepages.org. has several chapters including the Kiwanis Club of Greenville UniverOPTIMIST sity City; Kiwanis Golden K Club; Optimist Clubs promote interest Greenville Kiwanis Club; in good government and civic Pitt Golden K Kiwanis Club; affairs and encourage the deGreater Greenville Kiwanis Club; velopment of you. The Optimist The Winterville Kiwanis Club. Vist Club of Greenville hosts annual www.kiwanis.org oratorical and essay contests LIONS CLUBS for area students. Visit http:// www.greenvilleoptimists.org/ ROTARY

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Rotary International brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service. Area clubs include: the Farmville Rotary Club; the Greenville Noon Rotary Club and the Greenville Rotary Club, which meet at the Rotary Building, 809 Johnston St.; The Greenville Morning Rotary Club; and The Ayden Rotary Club. Visit myrotary.org to connect with a local club.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Units and auxiliaries included Pitt County Post No. 39 in Greenville, Pasico Norfleet Post 160 in Greenville, Victory Post 289 in Ayden, and Post 151 and 372 in Farmville. Disabled Veterans

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Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary Chapter 37 Greenville. Marine Corps League: The Marine Corps League, Down East Detachment, Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars: The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7032 and Auxiliary, 1108 Mumford Road.

Veterans of Modern Warfare: Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 8 Vietnam Veterans: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 272

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system-wide are heart and vascular, cancer, behavioral health and neurosciences. The system’s 11-member board of directors includes: Marcus Albernaz, MD; Shirley Carraway, Ed.D; James Chesnutt; Carlester Crumpler; Ernest L. Evans; Jimmy Garris; Bob Greczyn; Phil Hodges; J. Bryant Kittrell, III; Bynum Satterwhite; Andy Tewari, MD. Michael Waldrum, MD, is chief executive officer of Vidant Health. Brian Floyd is president of Vidant Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the system, and chief operating officer of Vidant Health. David Hughes is chief financial officer. For more information, visit VidantHealth.com.

VIDANT MEDICAL CENTER Vidant’s hospital in Greenville is a private, not-for-profit 974-bed tertiary referral facility that is among the nation’s largest hospitals. It serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. It is governed by a 20-member board of trustees whose members include: Marcus Albernaz, MD; Shirley Carraway, Ed.D; James Chesnutt; Carlester Crumpler; Deborah W. Davis; Phillip Dixon Sr.; Mike Fitzpatrick; Bruce Gray; Bob Greczyn; Phil Hodges; Polly Johnson, RN, MSN, FAAN; J.Bryant Kittrell, III; Ronald L. Mitchelson, PhD; William Monk; Mary J. Raab, MD; Bynum Satterwhite; Mark A. Stacy, MD; Diane Taylor; Andy Tewari, MD; Michael R. Waldrum, MD. A few key services include: Vidant Cancer Care at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower is a 96-bed center that offers 60 infusion areas with a view of outdoor healing gardens and 58 different clinics centered on patient care. An image renewal center provides access to wigs, prosthetics and compression sleeves and garments. A resource center offers additional services to patients and families, including psychotherapy, support groups and complementary therapies.

HEALTH CARE VIDANT HEALTH Based in Greenville, North Carolina, Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed health system that annually serves a region of more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 13,000 team members, nine hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 100 practice sites in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is the only Level 1 trauma center east of Raleigh and serves as the teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, which is a premier academic health care institution. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.VidantHealth.com. In fiscal year 2020, Vidant Health provided care to more than 67,000 inpatients and had more than 2 million encounters with patients on an emergency, outpatient and ambulatory basis, performed over 45,000 surgeries and delivered over 6.500 babies. Key service lines

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The East Carolina Heart Institute is a partnership of Vidant Medical Center, ECU and cardiovascular experts in private practice, academic medicine and research. Teams of specialists have earned international acclaim for advances in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. The institute is housed in a six-story facility with 120 cardiovascular beds. Rehabilitation Center offers 75 inpatient beds and offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including state-of-the-art aquatic therapy, vocational evaluation, speech and audiology services in addition to physical, recreation and occupational therapy. The rehab team focuses on brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatric rehabilitation, stroke, neurological disorders and musculoskeletal disorders. Behavioral Health offers a 52-bed psychiatric unit and cares for mental illness and related disorders. The James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital is a 198-bed facility which provides dedicated space to meet the medical needs of the smallest patients and their families — from newly designed patient rooms to pediatric equipment and specially trained staff. It

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includes a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit serving the East. Level 1 Trauma Center is the medical center’s focal point for trauma care. It includes an emergency department, a children’s emergency department and Vidant EastCare, which provides critical care air and ground transport. Vidant Wound Healing Center brings together a team of doctors, nurses and technicians to offer advanced specialized care such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients who have wounds that are difficult to heal. Community Health Programs collaborates with local government and private agencies to address health issues in Pitt County. Programs include pediatric asthma, school health, injury prevention and senior services. Vidant EastCare provides critical care air and ground service to areas within 150 miles of Greenville. Based at Vidant Medical Center, Vidant EastCare is nationally recognized for safety, quality and service and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. The current fleet includes five medical helicopters based in Bertie, Wayne, Nash, Onslow and Craven counties. Vidant Home Health and Hospice provides health care for patients in the comfort of their homes, as well as care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice is a joint project of Vidant Health and the Service League of Greenville.

ECU HEALTH SCIENCES Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University’s fouryear medical school opened in 1977 and was renamed the

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Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1999. Today, the Brody School of Medicine enrolls more than 300 medical students and trains more than 400 medical residents and fellows in 40 accredited residency and fellowship programs. In addition to medical degrees, the school awards master’s and doctoral degrees in public health and offers graduate programs in basic biomedical sciences leading to the PhD degree in the areas of anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, pathology and laboratory medicine, and biological sciences. ECU also offers MD/MBA, MD/MPH and MD/PhD dual degree programs. Approximately 80 doctoral and more than 100 master’s students are enrolled in Brody’s basic sciences and public health graduate programs. Brody accepts only North Carolina residents and its students graduate with about one-third less debt than their peers nationwide. The school prides itself on helping to tackle the primary care shortage and maldistribution issues in North Carolina. The Brody School of Medicine graduates approximately 86 medical students per year and welcomes about 125 residents and fellows each year. As of 2019, more than half (54%) of East Carolina University’s medical school graduates were practicing in North Carolina – in 86 of the state’s 100 counties, many in rural and underserved areas – and more than half (51%) of those graduates were in primary care practice. At that time, nearly half (44%) of our in-state medical school and residency graduates were practicing in eastern North Carolina. The school consistently ranks in the top 10% of U.S. medical schools for graduating phy-

sicians who practice in-state, who practice primary care, and who practice in rural and underserved areas. In accordance with Brody’s legislatively mandated mission to recruit minority and disadvantaged students, the school also consistently ranks high nationally for graduating physicians from minority groups that are considered underrepresented in medicine. The school’s internationally recognized researchers are studying the health conditions and health challenges most prevalent throughout rural eastern North Carolina. They are recognized as international leaders in the study of metabolic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Their findings drive innovation in the way ECU delivers care and prepares the state’s future health care workforce. Learn more about the Brody School of Medicine at medicine.ecu.edu. ECU Physicians ECU Physicians, the medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine, is the most comprehensive practice in eastern North Carolina. More than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners see patients in 37 primary and specialty care clinics, including the ECU Family Medicine Center, Monk Geriatric Center, the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, ECU Women’s Physicians, Moye Medical Centers, and Firetower Medical Office. ECU Physicians offers primary care for all ages as well as specialty services for cancer, heart disease, digestive disorders, arthritis and other conditions. The practice partners with Vidant Medical Center to provide a Level I Trauma Center that serves a 29-county region. ECU physicians are nationally recognized for their excellence in treating patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, advancing continued treatment

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for weight-loss surgery patients, caring for children and adults suffering from heart defects and heart disease, and providing expert care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Learn more about ECU Physicians at www.ecu.edu/ecuphysicians. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 252-744-1111. School of Dental Medicine ECU’s School of Dental Medicine educates the next generation of general practice dentists while providing a full range of dental care services for the public at reduced cost. Faculty, resident and student providers offer services in Greenville and at community service learning centers in eight underserved areas across North Carolina. The dental school’s first class graduated in 2015; the school now has more than 250 alumni and accepts about 50 students each year. About 90 percent of ECU dental graduates are working in North Carolina’s most rural and underserved communities, living the school’s mission to provide access to dental care to populations and communities that have lacked access in the past. The school accepts only North Carolina residents, and its graduates begin their residencies or careers with an average debt of $123,500 — well below the national average of $239,895. The school prepares its students for outstanding careers through an experience that offers a nationally recognized, award-winning model and curriculum along with cutting-edge technology and techniques. The school employs a revolutionary approach to education that includes rotations in the community service learning centers across the state, so that students can learn about region-specific needs and unique demograph-

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HEALTH CARE CONT. ics in addition to receiving top-quality dental instruction. ECU School of Dental Medicine students, residents and faculty have treated more than 80,000 patients from all 100 North Carolina counties. They also participate in regional and local outreach programming — from Give Kids a Smile and Missions of Mercy to ECU-based initiatives like ECU Smiles for Veterans and Sonrie Clinics — that provide care to special populations in need of dental procedures. Through innovative education, patient care, research and service, the ECU School of Dental Medicine is creating smiles and providing better access to oral health care for the people of North Carolina. Insurance plans including Medicaid are accepted. Call 252-737-7834 or visit www. ecu.edu/dental to learn more.

The college also serves the local community by providing the following low-cost or pro-bono patient care services:

and relationships, choose a career or education path, improve confidence and self-esteem, improve assertiveness, and assess and address the impact of alcohol or drug use in their lives. Its services are free to the community as well as ECU students and employees. It is located inside the ECU Health Sciences Building. Call 252-744-0328 for more information. ► The Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic of the ECU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers comprehensive services related to speech, language, voice, hearing, stuttering, aphasia, ALS and balance, including the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders and Dyslexia Program. It is located inside the ECU Health Sciences Building. Call 252-744-6104 for more information. ► ECU Department of Physical Therapy is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine in addition to the College of Allied Health Sciences. Its clinics employ licensed physical therapists to ensure outstanding physical therapy interventions. Therapists treat a variety of injuries and diagnoses for patients of all ages and physical activity levels. While the clinic specializes in sports, spine, vestibular, and orthopedic related injuries, its therapists are licensed and qualified to treat numerous pathologies. The clinic is located in the ECU Family Medicine Center at 101 Heart Drive; call 252-744-4611 for appointments. All major insurance carriers accepted.

► The Navigate Counseling Clinic helps clients identify challenges, cope with stress, improve interpersonal skills

College of Nursing The ECU College of Nursing is a recognized center of excellence in nursing education,

College of Allied Health Sciences North Carolina’s top producer of allied health professionals, the ECU College of Allied Health Sciences offers a variety of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in Addiction & Rehabilitation Studies, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Services & Information Management, Nutrition Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies. More than 70% of the college’s graduates stay in the state to work, with more than half in eastern North Carolina.

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research and practice and is the state’s leading educator of newly licensed nurses. The college’s academic programs prepare professional nurses as baccalaureate generalists, as specialists for advanced practice at the master’s level and as practitioners and scientists at the doctoral level. In addition to offering traditional pathways to a baccalaureate degree in nursing, as well as online options for many of its programs, the College of Nursing offers an accelerated second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree in another field. The college also partners with 10 community colleges in eastern North Carolina to offer students a four-year option in which they concurrently complete an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing through the ENC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. Nearly 90% of ECU nursing graduates remain in North Carolina to practice, and nearly 50% work in the underserved areas of North Carolina. The college’s more than 12,000 alumni work in all 50 U.S. states and beyond. The school’s graduates consistently score well above the national average on national licensure and certification exams, and the college is perennially ranked among the top nursing schools in the nation. Learn more about the College of Nursing at nursing.ecu.edu. Laupus Health Sciences Library Laupus Health Sciences Library, located on ECU’s Health Sciences Campus, is a hub of academic activity, research, discovery and exploration. Its extensive digital and periodical collections, exhibits, special programs and other resources are vital to a complete health-focused education. The library connects the education,

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research and clinical programs of the ECU Division of Health Sciences, Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC) and health care practitioners at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and Vidant Health system affiliates across eastern North Carolina with quality health information. The library offers modern and spacious study and meeting rooms, as well as engaging History Collections exhibits on topics that highlight historic health events and underscore common threads of the human experience. It is home to the largest anatomical model collection among health sciences libraries in North Carolina. The library also oversees the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, which collects and preserves 19th-century medical artifacts and is the oldest museum in the United States devoted to rural health care history. Learn more about Laupus Library at hsl.ecu.edu.

U.S. DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Health Care Center, 401 Moye Blvd., Greenville Phone: 252-830-2149. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Greenville VA Health Care Center opened in January 2014. It employs a staff of more than 300 health care professionals providing 35 individual primary care and specialty services, including mental health, cardiology, dental and eye care, diabetic education, orthopedic, pharmacy, physical therapy, women’s health and others: ► Primary care and specialty care services for veterans in eastern North Carolina. ► Behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling.

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► Handicapped accessible: Full and easy access for all veterans. ► Personal care: Highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Durham VA Medical Center. ► Laboratory: Blood drawing services available. ► Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet.

PITT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Health Department protects, promotes and ensures the health of all people in Pitt County. It provides many services to achieve this mission: Blood pressure/glucose/cholesterol screening; diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; family planning; HIV testing and counseling; immunizations for children and adults; nutrition counseling; other communicable disease control; pregnancy testing and maternity services; screening for selected cancers; tuberculosis treatment and follow-up; well child health care; Women’s Infants and Children’s (WIC) Nutrition Education and Supplementation Program. The staff partners with the schools, local community groups, businesses, and other health care providers throughout the community to develop community based health improvement initiatives such as infant mortality reduction, breastfeeding promotion, chronic disease risk reduction and health promotion programs. Address: 201 Government Circle, Pitt County Office Park. Phone: 902-2300 JAMES D. BERNSTEIN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER 261 Belvoir Highway 252-695-6352 for medical appointments and 252-695-6355 for dental appointments.

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888-826-4265 after hours. Medical hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 252-695-6352 or 888826-4265 for after-hours care. Call 252-695-6355 for dental appointments Dental hours: 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Website: gcjcomc/prg/clinics James D. Bernstein Community Health Center and Dental Services offers medical, dental, mental health and virtual visits. It provides care to the entire family and offers a range of services, including routine health and wellness screenings, immunizations/ vaccinations, physicals, sick visits, women’s care, chronic disease care management, laboratory services, medication assistance, referrals to specialists, health education, case management, health coverage assistance, and migrant/ seasonal farmworker assistance. The center has bilingual staff on-site and provides language assistance for people with limited English proficiency. Bernstein Dental Services offers dental care for the entire family, including cleanings, complete dental care, including cleanings, extractions, root canal, orthodontics and implants. The center is operated by Greene County Health Care and supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Eastern AHEC 2600 W. Arlington Blvd. 252.744.5221 easternahec.net The Eastern Area Health Education Center in Greenville is one of nine centers under the North Carolina AHEC Program. The NC AHEC Program provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with

less access to resources to recruit, train and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina. Eastern AHEC serves 23 counties in eastern North Carolina with offices in Greenville and Elizabeth City. It is associated with East Carolina University schools of medicine, nursing and allied health and works with the dentistry, pharmacy and public health programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you are looking for health care resources in the region, Eastern AHEC helps with continuing education, conferences, student housing and more.

HEALTH CARE SERVICE AGENCIES

Information is subject to change. ► Alzheimer’s North Carolina, 252-355-0054, www.alznc. org ► American Cancer Society, 252-695-9028 ► American Heart Association, 919-463-8300 ► American Lung Association of North Carolina, 919-7921641 AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross Pitt County Chapter provides CPR and lifeguard training and assists disaster victims. 252355-3800. Address: 601 F Country Club Drive The Blood Services division, 758-1140, 700 Cromwell Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27858. Web site: www.redcrossblood. org The American Red Cross Bloodmobile holds blood drives in different parts of the community. Call (800) GIVELIFE. ► Autism Society of North Carolina Eastern Advocacy Office, 252-756-1316

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► Carolina Donor Services, 252-757-0090 ► Down East ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 302-388-4553 ► Eastern NC Center for Independent Living, Disability Advocate and Resource Center, 252-3556215 ► Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter, (919) 847-2630 ► La Leche League, breastfeeding advocacy group, Meets at Happy Girls Bras and Breastfeeding, 252364-8729; Vallere Shelton, 919-709-5438 ► National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 800-344-4867 ► Pitt County AIDS Service Organization, 252-830-1660 MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY Information is subject to change. ► Alcoholics Anonymous: aa.org ► Center for Family Violence Prevention (for domestic violence victims), 252-7584400 or 252-752-3811 for the 24-hour crisis line ► Hopeful Beginnings Postpartum Support Group, 252847-7439. ► National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), 902-6264 ► Narcotics Anonymous, 252321-1631 ► NarAnon family support group, 919-880-0473 ► Overeaters Anonymous, 919406-9300 Web: www.triangleoa.org to find a meeting. ► PORT Health, 252-752-0483, porthealth.org ► REAL Crisis Intervention, 252-758-HELP (4357) ► Trillium Health Resources (provides management of behavioral health care in Pitt County, eastern North Carolina), 877-685-2415, trilliumhealthresources.org ► Walter B. Jones Center alcohol and drug abuse treatment, 252-830-3426, www. ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/ walter-b-jones

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G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center

TRANSPORTATION Local ground services are centered at the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, 600 S. Pitt St.. The center is a centrally located transfer facility where local and regional transportation services connect. The Greenville Area Transit system (GREAT bus system), Pitt Area Transit (PATS) and Greyhound utilizes the facility for connections along with taxis and connector service to Amtrak rail service. The center provides a covered transfer facility with seating, restrooms and more, giving people a choice of transportation options to fit their needs. All schedules presented here are subject to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check online for updates.

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Greenville Area Transit provides bus service from 6:20 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9:25 a.m.6 p.m. on Saturday. There is no service on Sunday or certain city holidays. The main transfer point for all routes is the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, 600 S. Pitt St. ► Route 1: South Greene Street, Publix, Greenville Mall, Council on Aging, Target, Evans Street. ► Route 2: VA Hospital, Westpointe Drive, Johns

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Hopkins Drive, W.H. Smith Boulevard, Arlington Boulevard, Manhattan Avenue. ► Route 3: Piggly Wiggly, Employment Security Commission, Westhaven Drive, Pitt Community College, Kristin Drive, Thomas Foreman Park. ► Route 4: East Carolina University, Jackson Avenue, Pitt County Circle, Independence Boulevard, Easy Street, Oak Grove Avenue. ► ■ Route 5: Brownlea Drive, 14th Street, Greenville Mall, Mosley Drive, Hardee Crossing, Oak Street. ► ■ Route 6: Vidant Medical Center, Spring Forest Road, Greenville Crossing, Pitt Community College, Walmart, Dickinson Avenue. Fares: Regular one-way fare is $1. Transfers are free. Exact fare is required. Free Fare: Children less than 44 inches in height ride free. For safety reasons, they must be under the supervision of an adult. Discount Fare: Discount fare is equal to one-half regular fare. Persons 65 and older and persons with disabilities are eligible. A GREAT discount fare photo ID or Medicare card must be presented at time of boarding to obtain discount fare. GREAT Passes: Unlimited ride passes can be purchased from the bus driver. Punch passes for 22 and 44 rides and single-ride tickets can be purchased by visiting the CHANGE 1500 Beatty St.

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GREAT office. Regular unlimited ride day passes are $2; regular 22ride punch passes are $20; regular 44-ride punch passes are $40; single-ride tickets are $1, and books of 100 single-ride tickets are $90. Bicycles are permitted in the rack on the front of all GREAT buses. This rack will hold two bicycles. Passengers must load and unload their own bicycles. There is no special license or additional fare for traveling with a bicycle. GREAT complies with both ADA regulations and State of North Carolina accessibility requirements. The following features are available on every GREAT bus: fold-out wheelchair ramps, space for two wheelchairs, audio and visual announcements of major stops, reserved seating areas for the elderly and disabled and a kneeling system to make boarding easier. Riders with disabilities that prevent them from using the GREAT buses may qualify for a paratransit service provided by GREAT through the Pitt Area Transit System (PATS). This is a special van curb-to-curb service available only to qualified disabled applicants and is provided during the same hours as the GREAT bus service.

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AVIATION

Pitt-Greenville Airport, 400 Airport Road, P.O. Box 671, Greenville, NC 27835 The airport is served by American Airlines with daily scheduled flights to Charlotte. Efforts are ongoing to secure a second carrier. The COVID-19 pandemic affected services. Greenville ticket counter, 252-758-1457. For reservations, call (800) 428-4322. Website: www.flypgv.com. PGV is a 872-acre facility with two commercial runways, a modern terminal, restaurant, ground services and private aviation services. It supports more than 100,000 passengers a year, provides 1,650 direct jobs and $280 million in economic output. General aviation services include: ► Dillon’s Aviation, 1105 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; training, maintenance and aerial photography, 252-757-1841. Phone: 329-4532. Website: www.greenvillenc.gov/government/public-works/ great-bus-system

► Vann Aero Services / Aero Sales, 441 Airport Road, Greenville NC, 27858; flight training maintenance and crop dusting; 916-2905, after 5 p.m. 252-414-8995.

GREYHOUND

Greyhound provides scheduled intercity bus service to the Greenville terminal at the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, 600 S. Pitt St.. Phone: 329-4287. Building Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday; closed holidays. Greyhound tickets are not sold at this location. Purchase tickets online at www.greyhound.com.

ECU TRANSIT

East Carolina University Student Transit Authority provides transit service to students, staff and faculty of ECU. Free service is provided to, from and around the ECU campus as well as to off-campus housing areas and several shopping areas. A valid ECU 1 Card is required to ride. For more information, including maps and schedules, visit www.ecu.edu/transit. For up-to-date bus information, dial ECU-BUS1 or 328-2871.

PATS

The Pitt Area Transit System is a public transportation system open to all residents of Pitt County living outside the city limits of Greenville. Hours of operation are 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. No Sunday service. Closed on county holidays. To schedule transportation, call 9022002. Transportation requests are taken between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transportation requests must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Director: Cam Coburn. Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville. Phone: 902-2010. Fax: 752-2320. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/220/Pitt-Area-Transit-PATS

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MUSIC The ECU School of Music The East Carolina University School of Music usually presents more than 100 free and ticketed public performances each year. These include guest recitals, faculty recitals and ensemble concerts of jazz, classical music, chamber music, symphony orchestra, sacred music, bands, new music, opera and choir. Multi-day public festival events and concerts include the yearlong Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, the year-long North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, the Billy Taylor Jazz Festival in April and the ECU Summer Guitar Festival. For more information about the School of Music, including concerts and events, visit www.ecu.edu/music or call 328-6851. Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival is scheduled to celebrate its 22nd season at East Carolina in the 2021-22

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academic year. This year, the festival is divided into four seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer. Four Seasons is scheduled to return to live performances at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall while continuing the FS Digital Concert Hall. Visit fourseasons.ecu.edu or call 737-5444 for more information.

NewMusic Initiative The initiative, designed to engage the community in all phases of new music’s culture, includes a series of free performances in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Visit music. ecu.edu/nc-newmusic-initiative, email NewMusic@ecu. edu or call 328-6851 for more information. ECU Opera Theater University students usually present two opera theater productions each year, one in fall and one in spring at Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Call 946-2504 for more information or visit www. facebook.com/ecuoperatheater.

Greenville Choral Society The Greenville Choral Society is celebrating its 52nd year in the 2021-22 season. The society includes a concert choir for adults, youth chorale for grades 9- 12, and children’s chorus for grades 4-8. Visit www.greenvillechoralsociety.com to learn about plans for this year’s season. Contact General Manager Ramona LeGrand at 412-7927 or gcsgeneralmanager@gmail. com.

Winterville concert series The Winterville Parks and Recreation Department hosts a concert series each year, beginning in late spring and continuing monthly into fall. Performances are held at the Winterville Recreation Park Amphitheatre, 332 Sylvania St. Admission is free and concession stand is available. All bands play from 7-10 p.m. For more information, visit www.wintervillenc.com/ special-events.

Sunday in the Park This is a free concert series usually held at 7 p.m. Sundays beginning in June and continuing through August or later at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. produced by Greenville Recreation and Parks Department, P.O. Box 7207, Greenville, 27835. Visit www.greenvillenc.gov/government/recreation-parks/ programs-and-activities/ special-events/sunday-in-thepark or call 329-4567 for more information.

Grimesland concert series The Town of Grimesland hosts the Music in the Park concert series each year, beginning in late spring and continuing monthly into fall. Performances are held at Grimesland Community Park, located off Pitt Street next to the Grimesland Town Hall complex. Concerts are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.grimesland.org or call 752-6337.

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East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation The East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation was cre-

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ated as a nonprofit corporation to develop musical projects, including concerts and educational workshops; to enrich the cultural offerings in eastern North Carolina, making them available to a broad diversity of audiences and to encourage continued interest in and performance of organ and choral music. The foundation’s Fisk-on-Fourth Concert Series features The Perkins and Wells Memorial Organ, C.B. Fisk, Opus 126 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. For more information visit www. opus126.com. Eastern Youth Orchestras The Eastern Youth Orchestra is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1970 to provide students in eastern North Carolina with orchestral and chamber music experience. For more information, visit www. easternyouthorchestras.org.

Emerald City Big Band This big band, made up of volunteer musicians, rehearses at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina and is directed by Michael Stephenson. It usually presents concerts and benefit performances throughout the year. Call 756-7842. Music Academy of Eastern Carolina The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, 811 S. Evans St., is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. MAEC is a nonprofit community music school for students of all ages and abilities and offers music lessons, jazz studies, music therapy and Suzuki guitar. For more information, visit www. musicacademyec.org or call 353-6232.

Suzuki Association The Greenville Suzuki Association exists for students and parents in Greenville and Pitt County and neighboring areas who teach and learn music through the Suzuki methodology. The N.C. Suzuki Institute is held at East Carolina University in A.J. Fletcher Music Center each July. For more information, visit www.ecu.edu/music/ suzuki. Tar River Community Band The band is an all-volunteer organization that has been making music in Greenville since 1987. The band includes members of all ages and levels of ability who played in high school or college bands. It performs a variety of music: marches, show tunes, jazz, swing and classical. The band’s season typically begins in September and ends in July. Visit www. tarriverband.com for more information.

DANCE Eastern North Carolina Dance Foundation The Eastern North Carolina Dance Foundation promotes dance education, performance and outreach in rural eastern North Carolina. The foundation hosts an annual winter performance featuring The Dance Collective at ECU’s Wright Auditorium in January. Tickets can be purchased at www.ecuarts.com or 1-800-ECU-ARTS. North Carolina Academy of Dance Arts The North Carolina Academy of Dance Arts hosts an annual performance of “The Nutcracker” each December at ECU’s Wright Auditorium. Call 355-2140 or visit www.danceacademyofnc.com for more information. Tickets can be purchased at www.ecuarts.com or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.

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THEATER ECU/Loessin Playhouse Performances and productions of School of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts and Communication. Performances are typically held at 7:30 p.m. in McGinnis Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. Additional Saturday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. The 60th season is scheduled to include: “The Visit,” Sept. 29-Oct. 3; “Head Over Heels,” Nov. 17-21; “Pippin,” Feb. 23-27; Spring Dance, March 23-27; and “Romeo and Juliet,” April 20-24.Visit https://theatredance.ecu.edu/. The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series Features professional attractions from the fields of music, dance and theater. All performances are held at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. The season is scheduled to include: “Pilobolus,” (dance), Feb. 18; “Voctave” (a cappella), March 6; “The Opera Locos,” (music/comedy), April 1; “The Tannahill Weavers,” (Scottish music), April 7; “The Great DuBois,” (two-person circus show), May 14. Added attractions include: “The President’s Own,” (United States Marine Band) , Oct. 3; “BLACKbox Dance Theater” (multimedia dance) Student Center Theater, Nov. 11; “Vitaly” (illusionist), March 17. Visit https://artscomm.ecu.edu/alexander-series/.

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Family Fare East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series features entertaining, educational programs for children and their families. All performances are held at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Canceled due to COVID-19, the series is expected to resume in the 2022-23 season. Visit https://artscomm.ecu.edu/family-fare/.

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Farmville Community Arts Council Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville, (Paramount Theatre). Call 753-3832, visit facebook.com/FarmvilleArts or www.Farmville-arts.org. Magnolia Arts Center Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., is a community theater that stages several productions each year — including well-known plays, musicals, and newly written pieces. Magnolia Arts Center also offers educational opportunities for youth and adults. For more information, visit www.magnoliaartscenter.com or call 1-888-MAC-EVNT (1-888-622-3868). Whirligig Stage Whirligig Stage presents plays, musicals and other shows and offers classes and a youth theater academy. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.

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Smiles and Frowns Playhouse Inc. Nonprofit production company for children in grades K-12 through which they can explore all aspects of theater with adult supervision. P.O. Box 1945, Greenville, 27835. Two annual productions are held at the Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. For more information, visit www.smilesandfrowns.net or write to P.O. Box 1945, Greenville, NC 27835.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS COVID-19 continues to impact events. All details reported here are subject to change.

JANUARY

Unity Event Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Unity Event is held in conjunction with the City of Greenville on the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. It also celebrates and furthers diversity initiatives in Greenville and Pitt County. Call 752-4101, ext. 2222.

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Polar Bear Plunge ECU’s Polar Bear Plunge is held at the Eakin Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool. Sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness, the event usually includes free music, entertainment and food. Visit ecu.edu for more information.

First Friday ArtWalk Uptown ArtWalk is a self-guided tour of art galleries and eateries in the uptown Greenville area. It is held year-round on the First Friday of each month.

FEBRUARY

Beer festival The Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival takes place at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

Book sale The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library’s annual used book sale is held at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenvllle Blvd. Visit sheppardlibrary.org.

Outdoor Expo The Carolina Outdoor Expo is at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

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MARCH

Fine Arts Ball A Fine Arts Ball hosted by Greenville Museum of Art is held at the Rock Springs Center. More information at www.gmoa.org.

APRIL

Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party ECU Pirate spring football celebration includes activities, food, a pig-cooking contest and music. Visit www.ecupirates.com.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS CONT. Relay for Life Pitt County Relay for Life takes place at H. Boyd Lee Park, 5184 Corey Road, Winterville. Note: In 2021 the event will take place in October. Visit www.relayforlife. org/pittnc for more information.

Mayfest First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., hosts Mayfest for Missions at the church. Note: Mayfest activities for 2021 will be held later in the year. Visit fpcgreenville.org.

Billy Taylor Jazz Festival The Billy Taylor Jazz Music Festival occurs at multiple venues at East Carolina University and Greenville. Visit ecu.edu/ arts for more information.

Parade of Homes The Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes is a showcase of newly constructed homes hosted by the Pitt County Home Builders Association, 1913 Turnbury Drive. Call 702-8366.

Farmville Dogwood Festival Outdoor festival is held on the Farmville Town Common, Visit www.farmvilledogwoodfest.com or call 753-5814. Grifton Shad Festival Outdoor festival takes place in downtown Grifton. Visit www. griftonshadfestival.com. PirateFest Hosted by Uptown Greenville, this festival features food and art vendors, special events and music. Visit www.piratefestnc.com.

Umbrella Market The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market operates at Five Points Plaza at the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. Open weekly on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., May through August. More than 60 vendors typically participate featuring live performances, food and drink options, and businesses in the district. Visit https://uptowngreenville.com/play/umbrella-market/.

Spring Fling St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., hosts its annual Spring Fling community yard sale and auction at the church. Visit www.stjconnect.org.

Concert on the Common Concert on the Common is hosted by IBX Media group and the Junior League. These concerts, held at the Town Common, are typically hosted every Thursday from May-July.

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Chamber Expo The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Expo is typically held each year at the Greenville Convention Center. However, the format and location of this event may vary as needed. Call 7524101, ext. 2222. Derby Dash Bash The Annual Derby Dash Bash is held at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Call 752-0153 or email derby@rhrnc.com. Visit www.rhrnc.com.

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Sunday in the Park The annual Sunday concert series on the Greenville Town Common begins in June and runs through August. Visit greenvillenc.gov.

Business Pop-up at Five Points Plaza at the corner of Evans and Fifth Streets. The event showcases area minority- and women-owned businesses and features a food and entertainment and is the centerpiece for multiple celebrations across the city. Piano Festival East Carolina University School of Music’s Piano Festival features guest and faculty artists at campus venues. Visit go.ecu.edu/ pianofestival. Guitar Festival East Carolina University School of Music’s Guitar Festival typically features guest and faculty artists at campus venues. Visit www. ecuarts.com or call 328-4788. Greenville Fourth Greenville’s Independence Day celebration, hosted by the city, takes place on the Greenville Town Common. Farmville Fourth Farmville’s Independence Day celebration, sponsored by the town of Farmville is held at the Farmville Town Common, 3672 N. Main St. Visit www.farmville-nc. com

AUGUST

National Night Out Typically held on the first Tuesday in August, this event promotes crime prevention, strengthens the partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve and

fosters neighborhood camaraderie. Gatherings are held at various locations throughout Greenville and Pitt County. Visit https:// natw.org. Watermelon Festival The town of Winterville hosts an annual outdoor celebration featuring rides, activities and music. Visit www.watermelonfest.com or contact wintervillemelonfest@ gmail.com. Comic Con The annual Greenville Comic Con is held at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Visit www.greenvillenccomiccon.com for more information.

SEPTEMBER

Ayden Collard Festival Outdoor festival in downtown Ayden features collard-eating contests, rides, music, activities. Visit www.aydencollardfestival. com. Pitt County Fair The American Legion Agricultural Fair featuring rides, exhibits, music and shows at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3901 Greenville Blvd., N.E. Visit www.pittfair.org. Freeboot Friday This event, which has become Greenville’s pep rally of sorts for ECU home football games, takes place from 5-8 p.m. on Fridays before Pirate Home Games. It is held at Five Points Plaza, on the corner of Fifth and Evans streets.

Greenville Grooves The annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival is held at the Town Common. Visit uptowngreenville.com Juneteenth Greenville Minority and Women Business Enterprise celebrates Juneteenth with its In the Black

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OCTOBER

Latino Festival AMEXCAN hosts the annual festival at the Greenville Town Common with music, dancing, food, health screenings and more. Free. Call 757-3916. Lobster Fair St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St., hosts its annual Lobster Fair at the church. Visit www.st-tim.org. Canine Crawl The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina hosts its annual Canine Crawl at the Greenville Town Common. Visit www.hsecarolina.org. Youth Arts Festival The Community Youth Arts Festival is held at the Greenville Town Common. The event combines ECU’s Youth Arts Festival with the Celebration of Youth Expressions. Call 328-5749 or email reichd@ ecu.edu. Cancer ride Eastern Radiologists hosts the breast cancer benefit motorcycle ride and a fire truck pull at the Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. Visit www.ridefortheribbonnc.com. Hometown Halloween A Halloween Trick-or-Treating event is held in Farmville. Resi-

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dents and business owners host trick-or-treaters at their homes or businesses. Call 714-5158 or email brenda.elks3376@gmail. com. Dickinson After Dark A craft beer festival featuring craft beer, food trucks, live music, creativity and quirky fun, this event was created to help celebrate the growing craft beer scene in Greenville. Visit uptowngreenville. com for more information. Relay for Life Pitt County Relay for Life, which typically takes place each April at H. Boyd Lee Park, 5184 Corey Road, Winterville, will take place in October in 2021. Visit www. relayforlife.org/pittnc for more information. John Lawson Legacy Days This free, family-friendly event celebrates the early pioneer history of Eastern North Carolina from Colonial times through the Civil War era. Enjoy history presentations, demonstrations, exhibits, food, cannon firings, boat rides on Contentnea Creek, tours of the Catechna Indian Village & Museum, and much more. Visit John Lawson Legacy Days on Facebook.

NOVEMBER

Holiday show The Down East Holiday Show is typically held at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd., with more than 175 vendors offering food, holiday decorations and services. This event raises funds for scholarships and educational activities at Pitt Community College. College. Visit downeastholidayshow. com. Veterans Day The Pitt County Veterans Council sponsors a Veterans Day service, usually on the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Area veterans, residents and dignitaries usually begin gathering at 10:30 a.m. East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, Winterville, Ayden and, usually, other municipalities also hold observances. The Veterans Council typically holds a Memorial Day service on the Greenville Town Common as well. Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is part of the Shop Small Movement and occurs on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday provides the opportunity to support small businesses. Uptown Greenville offers many local merchants with specials specific to shopping small.

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Holiday Parades Christmas parades are held annually in downtown Ayden, Bethel, Greenville, Grifton, Grimesland, Farmville and Winterville. Greenville Gives The annual Greenville Gives holiday celebration is hosted the first Friday in December at Five Points Plaza on Fifth and Evans streets. Greenville Gives kicks off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting, visit from Santa, children’s activities, non-profits, and a holiday vendor market. Call 561-8400. Festival of Trees This festival of decorated trees, held at the Greenville Convention Center, benefits The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina. Visit www.visitgreenvillenc.com/visit/festival-of-trees. Christmas Town Ayden hosts “Christmas Town” with shopping, food and activities. Visit facebook.com/aydenchamber, call 746-2266 or email chamber@ayden.com. Homes tour and bazaar St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St., holds its annual Christmas homes tour and bazaar featuring tours of area homes decorated for Christmas. Call 752-3482.

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OUTDOOR & SPORTS PARK AND RECREATION PROGRAMS

Most municipal and Pitt County governments offer a full range of parks and recreational programs, athletic leagues and activities for fitness and fun. Private organizations and public entities like East Carolina University also offer facilities and activities throughout the county. The following list details some of what is available. Some offerings may have been affected by COVID-19 safety measures.

AYDEN

Call the Recreation and Arts Department at 481-5837 for information on programs and visit http://www.ayden.com/ departments/arts-recreation. Ayden Recreation and Arts facilities at 4354 Lee St, offers auditorium and classroom space, a gymnasium and athletic fields. Ayden District Park, 3869 Jolly Road, has beach volleyball, bocce ball, a disc golf course, horseshoes, shuffleboard, multi-purpose fields, walking trails, picnic shelters, play equipment and splash pad. The splash pad is open during the summer. Call 329-4567 or 481-5823. Veterans Memorial Park 287313 Fourth Street offers a playground, tennis courts, picnic shelters and green space.

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FARMVILLE

The town Parks and Recreation Department manages a full complement of athletic fields, a community center and other facilities as well as a variety of programs. Call the Recreation Department at 753-6712 for information on programs and visit http://farmvillenc.gov and farmvillencparks.com. Some local facilities include: Walter B. Jones Town Common Located on W. Main Street, named for former Congressman Walter B. Jones Sr., the Town Common features a gazebo which is now the town’s logo, and the Millennium Fountain, as well as open space utilized for public events. May Museum and Park The May Museum and Park, 3802 South Main St., is dedicated to preserving and interpreting Farmville area history. Tabitha Marie DeVisconti, the last descendant of Major Benjamin May to live in the 19th century house, donated her home, property and many artifacts to the town of Farmville. For additional information, call (252) 753-6725. Farmville Golf and Country Club features a “Donald Ross”style course is nestled among fairways lined with 300-yearold oak and cypress trees. The course measures 6,200 yards

and features a well-equipped clubhouse with a formal dining room, snack area, men’s locker room and ladies’ lounge and a full-service pro shop. For more information, call 252-753-3660. Oliver Murphey Park and Walking Trail Located on North Main Street, features a paved 0.3-mile walking trail with fitness apparatus and benches at various stations.

GREENVILLE

Greenville Recreation and Parks Department is the area’s largest with about 400 facilities, 60 full time and 300 seasonal employees, 25 parks and recreational facilities and a budget of about $7.5 million. Call 329-4567 and visit greenvillenc.gov/government/recreation-parks. Some facilities around Greenville include: Andrew A. Best Freedom Park is at 315 Oakdale Road. The park includes a playground and a picnic shelter. Beatrice Maye Floral Garden Park is at 1100 Farmville Blvd. Bradford Creek Public Golf Course is off U.S. 264 at 4950 Old Pactolus Road. This location features an 18-hole golf course, driving range and clubhouse. Call 329-4653. Bradford Creek Soccer Complex is at 4523 Pactolus Road. The facility has 25 acres, five

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regulation-size soccer fields (two lighted and one practice). Call 329-4550. Disc Golf Course at The Meadow is at West Meadowbrook Park. The 18-hole course is open daily until dusk and is free to play. Dream Park/Splashpoint is at 1700 Chestnut St. It is a seasonal sprayground open Monday through Saturdays from noon-6 p.m and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. The park also has a playground and picnic shelters. Call 329-4567. Drew Steele Center is at 1058 S. Elm St., open Monday through Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. Call 329-4650. Elm Street Park is located at 1055 S. Elm St. The park has Stallings Stadium, a Little League ball field; the Sarah Vaughn Field of Dreams; four picnic shelters; two playgrounds; six lighted tennis courts; shuffleboard; bocce ball and horseshoes. Call 329-4650. Eppes Recreation Center/ Thomas Foreman Park is located at 400 Nash St.. Amenities include baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, fitness center, lighted tennis courts, grills, play area, picnic shelter, picnic tables. Call 329-4548. Evans Park/River Birch Tennis Center is at 513 W. Arlington

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Blvd. The center is 25.5 acres with 12 lighted courts, a tennis center, two softball fields, restrooms and an archery range. Call 329-4559.

three baseball fields and locker rooms including Guy Smith Stadium. Call 329-4567. H. Boyd Lee Park is at 5184 Corey Road. The park is 92 acres with a recreation center, gymnasium, three lighted softball fields, a cricket pitch, a cross country course, a picnic shelter, exercise stations, beach volleyball courts and a playground. Call 329-4550.

Greenfield Terrace is at 120 Park Access Road. The facility has a 1.2-acre playground, outside basketball court, community center, picnic shelter and restrooms. Call 329-4567. Greensprings Park is at 2500 E. Fifth St. The park has 25.5 acres with a picnic shelter and 1.5mile greenway. Call 329-4567.

Hillsdale Park is at 2531 Sunset Ave. The 1.72-acre park has a picnic shelter and a playground. Call 329-4567.

Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center is at 921 Staton Road. The facility has an indoor pool, aerobic and exercise rooms, weight room, indoor climbing wall, fitness center, kids’ play area and gym. A membership fee is charged. Call 329-4041.

Jaycee Park is at 2000 Cedar Lane. The park has an arts-andcrafts center, softball fields, picnic shelter, tennis courts and playground. Call 329-4546. Extreme Park at Jaycee Park is open for in-line skating, skateboarding and biking. The Extreme Park is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Required safety equipment must be worn. Call 329-4567.

Greenville Community Pool is at 2113 Myrtle Ave. The facility adjacent to Guy Smith Stadium features a bathhouse and locker rooms and a picnic shelter. The regular season usually runs from June to mid-August. Call 329-4563.

Sports Connection is at 1701 E. 14th Street. This facility includes a gymnasium, baseball and softball batting cages and a pitching area. Call 215-9090. Teen Center/Perkins Complex is at 1703 E. 14th St. This facility includes sand volleyball courts, two youth baseball fields, one practice field, a concession stand and a batting cage. Call 329-4567.

Peppermint Park is at 1400 Brownlea Drive. The park has playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Call 329-4567.

Guy Smith Park is at 2100 Chestnut St. The park is 12 acres with picnic tables and

River Park North is at 1000 Mumford Road. The park consists of 324 acres and five ponds with fishing, boat rental, camping, nature trails and two picnic shelters. Hours of operation vary according to season. From May through August, the park is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. From September through October, the park is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. From November through February, the park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From March through April, the park is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 329-4560. South Greenville Park is at 851 Howell St. The park consists of 9.1 acres with a recreation center and gym, playground, multipurpose ball field and a picnic shelter. Call 329-4549.

Paramore Park is at 401 E. Fire Tower Road. The park has a playground, a picnic shelter and walking paths. Call 329-4567.

Greenville Off-Leash Dog Area is at 200 N. Ash St, open from sunrise to sunset. Call 3294567.

Perkins Complex is at 1703 E. 14th St. The park has two youth baseball fields, a practice field, a batting cage, concession stand, a sand volleyball court and restrooms.

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Thomas Foreman Park/Eppes Recreation Center is at 400 Nash St. This nine-acre park has a multipurpose room, playground, baseball field, two picnic shelters, two lighted tennis courts, gymnasium and recreation center. Call 3294548.

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The Town Common is at 105 E. First St. The common is 21 acres with a 1,500-foot esplanade along the Tar River as well as river access for kayaks,

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canoes and small watercraft. There are paved walkways and benches, an amphitheater and an inclusive playground designed to accommodate children and adults of all ages and ability levels. Call 329-4567. Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center is located at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The center houses a 70seat theater, a turtle touch tank and a 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium. The center is open from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The center is closed on Mondays. Call 329-4562. West Meadowbrook is at 900 Legion St. The 33-acre Matthew Lewis Park has a picnic shelter, soccer field, youth baseball field, one lighted softball field, a disc golf course, a playground and restrooms. Call 329-4567. Westhaven Park is at 215 Cedarhurst Drive. The park is 1.5 acres with an open play field, playground, softball field and picnic shelter. Call 329-4567. Woodlawn Park is at 100 N. Woodlawn Ave. The .63-acre park has a volleyball court, handicapped-accessible playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Call 329-4567.

GRIFTON

Call the Grifton Recreation and Parks Department at 524-5168 or 524-0190 and visit http:// grifton.com/parks-heritage/. The Catechna Indian Village, 437 Creek Shore Drive, showcases Grifton’s rich Native American history through the construction of a longhouse similar to that of the Tuscarora Tribe. The village is across from the Grifton Museum and adjacent to Overlook Creekside Park and the NC Wildlife boat ramp. The Contentnea Creek RV & Trail Park, 397 Contentnea

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OUTDOOR & SPORTS CONT. Drive, gives travelers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts a central location to relax and discover. The park has an abundance of primitive camping sites, 10 hookup sites for recreational vehicles and campers and three pull-through sites. Pets are allowed, and campers, hikers and backpackers can enjoy the fire pits, blazed trails, fishing and more. Creekside Overlook Park on Water Street is located between the Catechna Indian Village and the NC Wildlife Boat Ramp. It is currently dedicated as open space with the exception of a shelter with a cement pad that holds a picnic table and swing. The Contentnea Creek provides excellent year-round fishing, and a challenging, swift-flowing current for the canoeist. This location is perfect for a family picnic after a long day on the creek. The Town of Grifton Museum Tennis Courts are located at 437 Creek Shore Drive next to the Civic Center and Museum. The courts are lighted and perfect for an evening game on the waterfront with family and friends. Grifton Town Common, 553 Queen St, serves as a focal point for the downtown area. It has been center stage for the annual Shad Festival. Benches, walkways, landscaping, fences and a trellis are part of the park. Mattie’s Mini Park at Main and Gordon Streets has a children’s play area including a swing set, basketball court, slides, a picnic area, and other playground accessories. Call 524-5168. St. David Street Park includes picnic tables, a shelter, and playground equipment, two tennis courts, a walking trail, and a community center with bathrooms that is rented by the

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town for public use. The Grifton Train Depot on Railroad Street is available to the public for use for a rental fee. Any individual or group can rent the depot as long as they abide by the specified rules. Contact Town Hall for more information.

PITT COUNTY

Pitt County Community, Schools and Recreation offers a range of athletic and recreational programs for people of all ages utilizing county school facilities and the Alice F. Keene District Park and County Home Complex at 4561 County Home Road. Call 252-902-1975 and visit pittcsr.com. Alice F. Keene District Park is located adjacent to the Pitt County Senior Center and the Community Garden and includes the Alice Keene center for indoor programming, playgrounds, exercise areas, bathroom and vending facility, athletic fields and extensive walking trails that encompass the park and the Wintergreen School campus. The park is adjacent to the Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum, the Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, and the Pitt County Senior Center and Community Garden. The complex is included in the City of Greenville Greenway plan and will be connected to the network with adjacent property development.

WINTERVILLE

Winterville Parks and Recreation Department offers athletic and recreational programs and several facilities in conjunction with local schools Visit https://www.wintervillenc.com/ parks-and-recreation and call 756-1487. Winterville Park, 332 Sylvania St., encompasses 24 acres and

is located adjacent to A.G. Cox Middle School. It is comprised of three youth baseball fields, a large adult softball field, amphitheatre, one mile of walking trails, playground, two concession stands, roofed and lighted batting cages, a large pavilion and public restrooms. Additional amenities include picnic tables, park benches, water fountains and a wooded area. Hillcrest Park, 2418 Carmon St, is a 6.5 acre community park located off Kennedy Street about two blocks east of W.H. Robinson Elementary School. The park has a very open layout with plenty of parking, two picnic pavilions, a large playground, two basketball courts, one baseball field, a one-third mile walking trail and a restroom facility. Sara Law Softball Complex, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, is operated by the Pitt County Girls Softball League and includes four lighted softball fields and is adjacent to the Premier Sports Academy. Visit pitt.website. sportssignup.com/.

GREENWAYS

Greenville and Pitt County have a growing greenway system with about five miles of walking and biking paths and more under construction. Visit Friends of the Greenville Greenways (FROGGS) at www.froggs.org and greenvillenc.gov/government/recreation-parks/greenville-greenways. For information about Pitt County trails visit https://www.

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pittcountync.gov/Facilities. Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails: Short Bridge Road. Visit www.ecvelo.org and click on Bicycle Post Trails for more information.

CLUB SPORTS

Several nonprofit leagues also offer recreational sports play, including the following: East Carolina Aquatics: www.teamunify.com East Carolina Junior Volleyball: http://www.eastcarolinajvc.com/ FAME All-Stars Cheerleading: www.fameallstarsnc.com Greenville Area Summer Swim League: gassl.weebly.com Greenville Little Leagues: www. gllbaseball.com The Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association: www.pgsasoccer.com Pitt County Girls Softball League: http://pitt.siplay.com/ Pitt-Greenville Titan Youth Football league: www.pittgreenvilletitanyouthfootball.com

FITNESS CENTERS

Note: Fitness center operations have been affected by COVID-19 measures. Some of the following entries may have changed. Body Sculptors, 1915 S.E. Greenville Blvd., Greenville, 5511811 Champions, 4190 Bayswater Road, Winterville, 353-0544 Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, Greenville, 439-1000 CrossFit Greenville, 818 Clark St., Greenville, 756-4790

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CrossFit Tier 1, 1820 Old Fire Tower Rd., Greenville, 321-7141 Custom Bodies By Anthony, 2810A E. 10th St., Greenville, 412-5004 Curves, 3140 Moseley Drive, Suite D, Greenville, 413-0359; 4054 S. Memorial Drive, Unit Q, Winterville, 321-4074. EC Fitness, 4776-A Reedy Branch Road, Winterville, 4936630 Extreme Gym, 427 Evans St., Greenville, 413-0066 Fit For Life, 4420 E. 10th St., Greenville, 689-6277 Fit For Life 24, 3851 Dunhagen Road, Greenville, 321-2222 Fitness by Vidal, 218-C E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, 3674146 Fitness Connection, 140 Oakmont Drive, Greenville, 7569175 Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, Greenville, 329-4041 Melt Fitness Studio, 815 A Dickinson Ave. 979-450-1421 meltfitlife.com Next Level Training Center, 1750 Wimbledon Way, 7566398 One on One Fitness, 113 Fire Tower Road, Winterville, 3555772 Orangetheory, 518 Greenville Blvd. SE suite D, 689-8428 greenvillencorangetheory-fitness.com Premier Sports Academy, 7562500, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, thepremiersportsacademy.net Purple Blossom Yoga Studio, 302 Evans St. 364-2917 purpleblossomyogastudio.com Snap Fitness, 2120 E. Fire Tower Road, 758-7627. TITLE Boxing Club, 3700 Charles Blvd., 565-0525 Your Fitness – 2428 Charles Blvd. 258-5488. yourfitnessnc.com

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AMF East Carolina Lanes – 700 Red Banks Road, Greenville, 355-5510 or www.amf.com

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Sports Connection –1701 E. 14th St., 215-9090 Next Level Training – 1750 Wimbledon Drive, Greenville, 756-6398 Premier Sports Academy, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, thepremiersportsacademy.net, 756-2500

BILLIARDS

Mac Billiards –517 Cotanche St., 752-6728 Marlin’s – 2590 Railroad St., Winterville, 355-7873 Tie Breakers Sports – 1920 Smythewyck Drive, 439-0555

East Carolina Cheerleading and Tumbling School, 5162 Corey Road, 321-0404 Rose’s Gymnastics, 1802 Old Fire Tower Road, Greenville, 321-7264 Sawyer’s Fun Park/Air U Greenville Indoor Trampoline Park and Party Center Greenville, 5120 Corey Road, 689-6401

ICE SKATING

Carolina IceZone – 104 Red Banks Road, 353-8888.

DISC GOLF

Ayden District Park – 2864 Jolly Road Covenant Church – 4005 Corey Road ECU North Recreation Complex – 3674 U.S. 264, 328-6387 Farmville Disc Golf Course, 3417 NC 121, 753-6712 West Meadowbrook Park – 900 Legion St., 329-4567

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Bradford Creek Golf Club, 4950 Old Pactolus Road, 329-4653 Brook Valley Country Club, 311 Oxford Road, Greenville, 751-1960 Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive, Greenville, 756-1237 Ironwood Golf and Country Club, 200 Golf Club Wynd, Greenville, 752-6659 Ayden Golf & Country Club, 4343 Ayden Golf Club Road, Ayden, 746-3389 Farmville Golf & Country Club, 3457 Bynum Drive, Farmville, 753-3660 Cypress Landing, 600 Clubhouse Road, Chocowinity, 946-7788 Washington Yacht and Country Club, 7155 River Road, Washington, 946-3245 Cutter Creek Golf Club, 198 Club House Drive, Snow Hill, 747-4653

KAYAKING & PADDLEBOARDING Knee Deep Adventures, kayak and paddleboard rentals, instruction and tours. 714-5836 or kneedeepadventures.com Riverside Recreation, 817 Dickinson Ave., watercraft and back rentals, yoga and dance instruction. 215-0878, riversiderecreationrentals.com

SWIMMING

Aquaventure Winterville Aquatics Campus, 214-A Beacon Drive, Winterville, 931-8081 Cherry Oaks Recreation Center, private swimming and fitness facility, 206 Beth St., 756-4212 Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, Private, 7569872 East Carolina Aquatics, competitive swim team, 341-1044 Greenville Area Summer Swim League, gassl.weebly.com Greenville Aquatics & Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, 3294041 Greenville Community Pool, 2113 Myrtle Ave., 329-4563 or 329-4041 Raynez Swim School, 3205 Raynez Drive, 756-4900

4559 Match Point Racquet Club, 1622 Manning Road, 286-8788 Baywood Racquet Club, 471 Baywood Drive, Winterville, private, 756-6262 Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, private, 7569872

SPECTATOR SPORTS East Carolina University has NCAA Division 1-A programs in seven men’s and 11 women’s sports. The Pirates play in the American Athletic Conference. The New-look Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium now features TowneBank Tower and has a capacity of 51,000 for football games, Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum seats 8,000 for basketball and other events, and the attendance record for Clark-LeClair Stadium for ECU baseball is 5,581 for a game against North Carolina in 2009. ECU hosted NCAA baseball regionals in 2018, ‘19 and ‘21. For tickets, visit the ECU athletic ticket office, located adjacent to the Pirate Club Building behind the press box side of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 328-4500 or 1-800-DIAL ECU, or visit ecupirates.com and click on buy tickets for more information about schedules, prices and ticket availability. Pitt Community College fields four intercollegiate teams — baseball, men’s basketball, softball and women’s volleyball — that compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region X Conference. For more information, visit www. pccbulldogathletics.com/navbarsports.

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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES The Greenville Museum of Art GMoA’s history dates back to 1935, when the first Women’s Club Arts Festival developed interest in the establishing of a fixed location. Eventually, the Federal Art Project Gallery opened in downtown Greenville in 1939. While the location of the art center fluctuated for the following 20 years, the East Carolina Art Society eventually purchased the Flanagan Home, the museum’s current location at 802 Evans St., and opened it to the public for its first exhibition in May 1960. The GMoA continues to host many exhibitions, programs, classes, and other events for all age groups throughout the year. With free daily admission to see the collections, visitors can enjoy the rotating calendar of exhibitions, create their own artwork in the creation workshop, browse work by local artists in the GMoA gift shop, or consider signing up for an art class or workshop. Emerge Gallery & Art Center Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, is a non profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Pitt County by promoting artists and arts organizations, educating through the arts, and making the arts accessible to

the entire community. Emerge Gallery & Art Center offers a variety of workshops and classes for youth and adults in pottery, metal design/jewelry, painting, drawing, and much more. The facility has two galleries with rotating exhibitions and a sales gallery featuring local art. The Youth Public Arts Project & Art is Good Medicine are two outreach programs benefitting at-risk youth and those affected by cancer. Emerge is located at 404 S. Evans St. in uptown Greenville. Visit www.emergegallery.com, call 551-6947 or email info@ emergegallery.com. MORE The Art Room — Artists’ studio at 403 S. Evans St. Call for appointment, 341-4119. Ayden Museum The Ayden Historical and Arts Society Museum in the old Dixon Medical Building on Second Street is open 2-5 p.m. every fourth Sunday. Exhibits include a doll and dollhouse display and rooms dedicated to education history, area military involvement, medical service history and a nod to tobacco farming. An homage to barbecue history is underway. There is no admission fee; donations are welcomed. Call 746-4209 or visit www.aydenhistori-

calandartssociety.com. City Art Gallery: City Art Gallery is a commercial gallery featuring exhibitions by local, regional and national artists. New exhibitions are featured approximately every month and begin with an opening reception with artists in attendance. City Art Gallery is located at 511 Red Banks Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. A list of upcoming events and total inventory is available on the gallery’s website. Call 353-7000, email art@ cityartgreenville.com or visit www.cityartgreenville.com. The East Carolina Village and Farm Museum The village interprets agricultural and small-town life in eastern North Carolina from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Located at 4570 County Home Road, just south of Greenville, the village consists of 18 buildings containing thousands of artifacts, plus two additional structures (a water tower and a steam engine). Open by appointment. Call 7565432. Visit https://easterncarolinavillage.org. Grifton Museum and Catechna Indian Village — The museum focuses on displays of tobacco and farming-related exhibits from the early 1900s and many other artifacts. The replica Catechna village across the street is used to demonstrate lifestyle skills of the Catechna Indians.

Located at 437 Creekshore Drive, Grifton. Open first and third Sunday of each month from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 524-0190 or visit the museum on Facebook or at http://www.griftonmuseum.org. May Museum and Park — The general-history museum of Farmville and western Pitt County is at 3802 S. Main St., Farmville. Open for tours by appointment. Call 753-6725 or visit farmvillenc.gov/departments/may-museum-park. Uptown Art Supply Located at 516 S. Cotanche St. in University Book Exchange, Uptown Art carries a wide variety of art supplies for students and artists. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday. Call 758-2616. Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery — Located in Jenkins Fine Arts Center, the gallery provides educational programming for students and the community through exhibitions scheduled throughout the academic year. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed for all university holidays. Call 3286665, email graygallery@ecu.edu, or visit art.ecu.edu/gray-gallery. The Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., holds an open house from 3-5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. It houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Private or group tours can be scheduled by calling the Winterville Historical & Arts Society at 321-2660. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St, owned and operated by The Winterville Historical & Arts Society is an 1899 restored train depot. It is available for viewing by appointment and as a rental. Call 321-2660.

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FARMERS MARKETS & GROCERIES

FARMERS MARKETS Fresh food options are bountiful around Greenville for folks who like to skip the grocer and pick their produce and other products straight from the farmer. Briley’s Farm Market, 5290 Old Pactolus Road, operates a produce stand Memorial Day through Labor Day at 210 W. 10th St. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 757-3969 or visit www.brileysfarmmarketnc.com. Brock’s Berries & Produce Farm located at 886 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville, sells fresh produce and offers a farm experience. The farm hosts parties, cookouts and weddings. Hours are seasonal and weather permitting. Call 531-3329, email brocksberries@gmail.com or visit the farm at www.brocksfarm.com/ or on Facebook. Carolina Country Fresh, 280 House Road, Bethel, off of N.C. 11/13 just south of U.S. 64. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (open occasionally on Sundays in the fall). Hours are subject to change. The market offers a variety of homestyle pickled and canned products, ice cream and fresh baked goods daily. In the fall the farm offers hayrides, a large selection of pumpkins and special activities for school-aged children. Call 825-2926 or visit

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www.carolinacountryfresh.com. Leroy James Farmers Market south of Greenville at 4560 County Home Road is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Vendors offer fresh fruit and vegetables; shrimp, seafood and specialty meats; preserves, salsa, baked goods and other products. The 10,000-squarefoot facility has 32 bays and more than 50 vendors who participate throughout the year. SNAP/EBT benefits accepted. Days and hours may vary. Call 902-1724 or visit pittcountync. gov/599/FarmersMarket. Leroy James G-Circle Market is a satellite location of the Leroy James Farmers’ Market that is located at 203 Government Circle between the Pitt County Health Department and the Human Services Center. It operates from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays from June-August. EBT/SNAP WIC, debit, credit and cash are accepted. Visit pittcountync.gov/599/FarmersMarket. The Market on the Square is an open-air market and site for specialty events. The market features produce, garden plants, fresh seafood, baked goods and other items. The events are posted on the Winterville Market on The Square Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ WintervilleMarket/. The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market operates at Five Points Plaza at Fifth and Evans

streets. It is open from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from May through August. More than 70 vendors typically participate. It features live performances and food and drink and participation from businesses in the district. Visit https://uptowngreenville. com/play/umbrella-market/. Strawberries on 903, 4064 N.C. 903 South, Winterville, offers pre-picked and pick your own strawberries, fresh produce, cut flowers and plants, beef, pork, eggs and farm tours on 250 acres in the historic Renston community. Call 321-3204, visit www. strawberrieson903.com or email info@strawberrieson903.com. The Village Market, 5036 Winterville Parkway, Winterville, is a general store for locally sourced agricultural products and one of a kind artisan pieces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Hours subject to change. Email villagemarketnc@ gmail.com, visit villagemarketnc on Facebook, or call 756-7788.

GROCERY STORES Ayden Piggly Wiggly: 144 W. Third St. Food Lion: 120 NC-102W, Ayden Farmville Food Lion: 3434 Cooperative Way Piggly Wiggly: 3686 E. Wilson St Greenville Aldi: 4515 E. 10th St. Food Lion: 3136 E. 10th St.

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Food Lion: 4330 E. 10th St. Food Lion: 2460 Stantonsburg Road Food Lion: 3700 S. Memorial Drive Food Lion: 1914 Turnbury Drive Food Lion: 250 Easy St. Food Lion: 620 Red Banks Road The Fresh Market: 950 Criswell Drive (South Memorial Drive) Harris Teeter: 3040 Evans St. Harris Teeter: 2120 E. Fire Tower Road Lidl: 1800 E. Fire Tower Road Publix: 705 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Piggly Wiggly: 2105 Dickinson Ave. Walmart Supercenter: 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Walmart Supercenter: 4600 E. 10th St. Walmart Neighborhood Market: 3801 S. Memorial Drive Walmart Neighborhood Market: 1826 E. Arlington Blvd. Walmart Neighborhood Market: 2830 Gateway Drive (Stantonsburg Road) Save-a-Lot: 1701 Dickinson Ave. Tropicana: 1204 N Memorial Drive Grifton New grocery store scheduled to open in October 2021 at 501 Queen St. Name not announced yet. Winterville Aldi: 655 S Square Drive Food Lion: 4822 Old Tar Road Fred’s Food Club: 4299 Winterville Parkway Sam’s Club: 4240 Winterville Parkway

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PETS

Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina

PITT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER The Pitt County Animal Shelter is at 4550 County Home Road next to the Leroy James Farmers’ Market and behind the recycling center. Chad Singleton is director. Email pittshelter@ pittcountync.gov. The website is www. pittcountync.gov/153/AnimalServices or call 902-1725. All shelter visits are currently by appointment only. The shelter handles pet adoptions, temporarily houses lost pets and picks up stray animals in the county. Also, rabies control operations are housed there. Animals that have bitten must be reported and will be quarantined for 10 days. Owner surrenders have been suspended for 2021 while the shelter undergoes renovations. Beginning in 2022, before attempting to surrender a pet, an owner should call the shelter to see if space is available, and a surrender fee is charged. Proof of ownership is required. The shelter cannot guarantee that surrendered pets will be made available for adoption. The shelter loans traps for residents having problems with stray dogs. Adoption fees are $125 for dogs and $85 for cats and include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and microchipping. Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are held each year at various locations in the county. Canine Control Ordinances It is unlawful for dogs to roam freely in unincorporated areas of Pitt County. To report a dog that is off its property, call 9021725. Greenville has a 24-hour leash law. Dog owners or caregivers must keep them on their proper-

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ty. Dogs are permitted off the owner’s property if the dog is on a leash or under some other means of physical control. Dogs found running at large will be picked up and taken to a holding facility at 3198 E. 10th St. Owners will be cited and fined for these violations.To view all animals picked up by Greenville Police Animal Protective Services visit: http://www.petango. com/gpdaps. To report a dog running at large or other animal problems, call 329-4387 or 329-4315.

those city or town limits should report lost pets to the municipality in which they live.

Lost Pets To report a lost or found pet, call the Pitt County Animal Shelter at 902-1731, Greenville Animal Protective Services at 329-4387 and/or the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina at 413-7247. Pets are held at the county animal shelter for a minimum of 72 hours before being euthanized or placed for adoption. Greenville, Winterville, Ayden, Farmville and Grifton also have holding facilities for animals. Pet owners living within

Greenville Police Animal Protective Services The Greenville Police Department’s Animal Protective Services Division enforces state and local ordinances on animals within the city limits. Dogs and cats picked up by the department’s animal services officers are taken either to Greenville Holding Facility, 3198 E. 10th St., or the Pitt County Animal Shelter for temporary housing. Call 329-4387.

Animal Cruelty For animal neglect or cruelty complaints in Greenville, call 329-4387. In Pitt County, call Pitt County Animal Services at 902-1725. For after-hours emergencies, call the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office at 8304141. To report injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, call wildlife rehabilitator Marti Brinson at 524-5305.

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ANIMAL WELFARE AGENCIES Several agencies in Pitt County offer pets for adoption, help locate lost animals and provide pet care education. In addition, all Pitt County pet adoption agencies list their shelter and foster home inventories online at www.petfinder.org or www. petango.com. Click on “Shelter and Rescue Groups” and type in Greenville for the pet listings. Volunteer opportunities are available within each agency, and donations are accepted. Humane Society of Eastern Carolina The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is at 3520 Tupper Drive. The adoption center is open from 1-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Call 413-7247. Email HSECgeneral@ gmail.com. The website is www. hsecarolina.org. All shelter visits

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are currently by appointment only. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a private admissions rescue serving as a safe haven for homeless and neglected pets until they find homes. All animals are evaluated for temperament, spayed/neutered, upto-date on vaccines, dewormed, administered flea prevention medication, and microchipped. Dogs 6 months of age or older are tested for heartworms, and all dogs are given heartworm prevention medication. Cats are tested for FIV/FeLV. Adoption fees are $100 for cats and $200 for dogs. The Seniors for Seniors Adoption program allows people 60 and older to adopt senior pets at half of the usual adoption fee. Pitt Friends Pitt Friends is a nonprofit group that fosters dogs and cats selected from the Pitt County Animal Shelter. These pets receive veterinary care, including vaccinations, deworming, microchipping and spaying or neutering before being made available for adoption. Adoption fees are $85 for cats and $200 for dogs. For more information, visit www.pittfriends.com or call 412-3272.

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Saving Graces 4 Felines Saving Graces 4 Felines (SG4F) is a volunteer, nonprofit cat rescue and adoption organization. SG4F cats are provided vaccinations, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, dewormed, treated for fleas, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Cats can be adopted at PetSmart (visit online at www.savinggraces4felines.org for hours), or potential adopters may apply online. Adoption fees generally are $95-$150. SG4F also works with Spay Today Low-Cost Spay/ Neuter Clinic and Animal Care of Greenville to prevent disease and overpopulation in the feral cat population. Feral cats are trapped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, then released back into their colonies. Email savinggraces4@aol.com. The website is www.savinggraces4felines.org. The group page for Saving Graces 4 Felines can be found on Facebook. The mailing address is P.O. Box 4307, Greenville, NC 27836. Spay Today Founded in 2006 to help end pet overpopulation, Spay Today offers low-cost spay and neuter services to the public and works with local animal rescue organizations and the Pitt County Animal Shelter. The clinic is at 4550-B County Home Road. It

is open from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Appointments are required. Spay and neuter services range from $85$130. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required. Call 321-8839 or visit www.spaytoday.net. Pet Food Pantry The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina, 408 W. Arlington Blvd., is a charitable pet food resource that provides free pet food and supplies to qualifying low-income households. The organization also assists owners with spaying and neutering services as well as rabies vaccinations. Visit petfoodpantryenc.org or call 689-6122.

RETAILERS Agri Supply — 4500 Martin Luther King Junior Highway. Phone: 752-3999 PetCo — 3060 S. Evans St., in University Commons shopping center. Phone: 353-0138 PetsSmart — 600 Greenville Blvd. S.E., in Greenville Square Shopping Center adjacent to Arlington Village. Phone: 7567706 Pet Supplies Plus — 950 Criswell Dr., 353-0022, www.petsuppliesplus.com Tractor Supply — 3985 S Memorial Drive, Winterville. Phone: 353-7400

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VETERINARY OFFICES Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, 1523 E. 14th St. Phone: 752-1890, and 502 McMillan Lane. Phone: 758-9971 Animal Care East, 2404 Winter Village Drive, Winterville. Phone: 355-7504 Banfield Pet Hospital, 600 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Phone: 7563145 Carolina East Mobile Vet. Phone: 412-4512 East Carolina Veterinary Service, 2401 S. Charles Blvd., Suite A. Phone: 355-4945 Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, 5477 N.C. 11 North Grifton. Phone: 5243384 Firetower Animal Clinic, 4110 Bayswater Road, Winterville. Phone: 830-8300 Pet Emergency Clinic of Pitt County, 3210 Evans St. Phone: 321-1521 Tenth Street Animal Hospital PC, 3118 E. 10th St. Phone: 830-0881 Veterinary Outpatient Clinic, 4747 N.C. 33. Phone: 758-0062 Willow Grove Animal Clinic, 3531 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville. Phone: 753-2611

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MAJOR EMPLOYERS Acculink Thomas O’Brien, president Phone: 321-5805 Address: 1055 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville NC 278347021 Employment: 40 Product: Commercial printing and binding Accuflex Packaging (a division of Acculink) Tim Mages, President Phone: 321-5805 1055 SW Greenville Blvd., P.O. Box 30080 Greenville, NC 27833 Employment: 7 Product: Flexible Packaging Adams Publishing Group Robin Quillon, Publisher / Regional President Phone: 250-329-9500 Address: 1150 Sugg Pkwy. P.O. Box 1967, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 90 Product: Printing/newspaper/ media Attindas Hygiene Partners Grover Hardin, plant manager Phone: 752-1100 Address: 1029 Old Creek Road, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 350 Product: Paper products Camping World Steve Pridgen, general manager Address: 111 Red Banks Road, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 250-499 Product: Recreational vehicles, campers, accessories Classic Seafood Group Rob Mayo, president Phone: 746-2818 Address: P.O. Box 10, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 100-249 Product: Catfish processing

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CMI Plastics Inc. Steve Hasselbach, Director Phone: 746-2171 Address: 222 Pepsi Way, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 55 Product: Plastics thermoforming Coastal AgroBusiness Jim Whitehurst, president Phone: 756-1126 Address: P.O. Box 856, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 50 Product: Pesticides Coastal Beverage Co. Tim Eldridge, General Manager Phone: 753-3332 Address: 3973 S. Fields St., Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 100-249 Product: Beer and ale distributor Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Chuck Jenkins, manager Phone: 752-2446 Address: 1051 Staton Road, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 50-99 Product: Bottled drinks distributor DENSO Mfg. of North Carolina Masanori Iyama, president Phone: 754-1000 Address: 1125 Sugg Parkway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 722 Product: Small electric motors DSM Dyneema LLC Scott McIntyre, Site director Phone: 707-5300 Address: 5750 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 400 Product: Life Protection Eastern Carolina Vocational Center Lisa Ward Ross, president Phone: 758-4188 Address: P.O. Box 1686, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 200

Products and services: picture/ certificate frames and battery terminal lugs; battery packaging and distribution; custom framing and chair caning; paper, glass, cardboard recyclables sorting services.

ager Phone: 753-5323 Address: P.O. Drawer 809, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 170 Product: Gas and steam unit heaters

Grady-White Boats Kris Carroll, president Phone: 752-2111 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1527, Greenville NC 27835 Physical Address: 5121 Martin Luther King, Jr., Hwy, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 430 Product: Fiberglass boats

Metallix Patrick Fee, COO Phone: 413-0346 Address: 251 Industrial Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 73 Product: Refining of precious metals

Greenville Ready Mixed Concrete Derek Dunn, president Phone: 756-0782 Address: 5039 N.C. 11 South, P.O. Box 1639, Winterville NC 28590 Employment: 50-99 Product: Concrete

Metrics Contract Services John Ross, President Phone: 752-3800 1240 Sugg Parkway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 475+ Product: Contract pharmaceutical manufacturing services

Grover Gaming Garrett Blackwelder, president Phone: 329-7900 Address: 3506 Greenville Blvd. NE, Greenville, NC 27834 Employment: 212 Product: Gaming software, systems.

Minges Bottling Group, Inc. Jerry Boyd, Director of Operations Phone: 746-9700 Address: 128 Pepsi Way, P.O. Box 520, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 100-249 Product: Soft drinks distribution

Hexacomb Jason Tatum, plant manager Phone: 753-8450 Address: 9156 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 45 Product: Honeycomb structural panels

Package Craft Inc. Craig Roberts, general manager Phone: 825-0111 Address: 130 Package Craft Road, Bethel NC 27812 Employment: 43 Product: Corrugated containers

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Jason Parson, plant manager Phone: 931-5100 Address: 5200 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 1,250 Product: Lift trucks

Parrott Canvas Mickey Parrott, owner Phone: 752-8433 Address: P.O. Box 1804, Greenville 27835 Employment: 35 Product: Canvas products

Jack A. Farrior Steel Works Susan Farrior, president Phone: 753-2020 Address: P.O. Box 839, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 60

Purilum Bianca Iodice, president Phone: 413-7343 Address: 967 Woodridge Park Road, P.O. Box 1811, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 20-49 Products: Flavoring for e-cigarettes

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Sag Harbor Industries Charlie Greene, management team leader Phone: 753-7175 Address: 3595 Mandarin Drive, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 63 Product: Electronic components The Hammock Source Jay Branch, president Phone: 758-0641 Address: 305 Industrial Blvd., Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 150 Product: Canvas hammocks, indoor/outdoor furniture Thermo-Fisher-Scientific/Patheon Inc. Nick Buschur, vice president, general manager Phone: 707-2000 Address: P.O. Box 1887, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 1,800 Product: Pharmaceuticals The Roberts Company John Roberts, CEO; Bobby Foister, Jr. President/COO Phone: 255-9353 Address: 133 Forlines Road, Winterville NC 28590 Employment: 650 Product: Industrial construction/fabrication UNX Inc. Todd Clements, Director of Operations Phone: 756-8616 Address: P.O. Box 7206, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 45 Product: Laundry/kitchen/ housekeeping chemicals

ville, NC 28590 Employees: 65 Product: Machine Assemblies, plating and Fabrication World Cat (expected in November 2020) Andrew Brown, president Address: 601 Staton Road Employment: 41 Product: Custom catamarans

NON-MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS City of Greenville Ann Wall, manager Phone: 329-4434 Address: P.O. Box 7207, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 764 Product: Government County of Pitt (Pitt County) Scott Elliott, manager (retires Dec. 2021) Phone: 902-2950 Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 1,064 Product: Government East Carolina University Philip Rogers, chancellor Phone: 328-6212 Address: Spilman Building, Greenville NC 27858-4353 Employment: 5,564 Product: Education

Greenville Utilities Commission Tony Cannon, general manager and CEO Phone: 752-7166 Address: P.O. Box 1847, Greenville 27835 Employment: 475 Product: Public utilities Physicians East Cindy McGee, CEO Phone: 752-6101 Address: 1850 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 643 Product: Medical care Pitt Community College Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse, President Phone: (252) 493-7200 Hotline: (252) 493-7245 Physical address: 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, NC 28590 Mailing address: P.O. Drawer 7007, Greenville, NC 278357007 Shipping address: 2064 Warren Drive, Winterville, NC 285907822 Employment: 904 Product: Education Pitt County Public Schools Ethan Lenker, Superintendent Phone: 252-830-4200 Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 3,600 Product: Education

Sam’s Club Phone: 439-0400 Address: 4240 Winterville Parkway, Winterville, NC 28590 Employment: Product: Warehouse club Town of Winterville Terri L. Parker, town manager Phone: 756-2221 Address: 2571 Railroad Street, Winterville, NC 28590 Employment: 86 full-time; 34 part-time/seasonal Product: Government Vidant Medical Center Brian Floyd, president Phone: 847-4100 Address: P.O. Box 6028, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 6,900 Product: Health care Walmart (two locations) Kaila Murray, manager Phone: 355-2441 Address: 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: Product: Department store Danielle Palmer, manager Phone: 917-6286 Address: 4600 E. 10th St., Greenville 27858 Employment: Product: Department store

Weyerhaeuser Co. Kevin Davis, site manager Phone: 746-7200 Address: P.O. Box 280, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 171 Product: Pine lumber Winterville Machine Works, Inc. Hammad Hussain – President/ CEO Phone: 756-2130 Address: P.O. Box 520, Winter-

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ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES Convention and Visitors Bureau The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes tourism in Greenville and Pitt County, coordinates events and activities and provides information on local hotels, restaurants and attractions. The CVB operates a Visitors Center at 417 Cotanche St., Suite 100, across from the Fourth Street parking garage in downtown Greenville. President & CEO: Andrew Schmidt, 3294200, Ext. 4246 Address: 417 Cotanche St., Suite 100 P.O. Box 8027, Greenville NC 27858 Phone: 329-4200 Email: info@visitgreenvillenc.com Website: visitgreenvillenc.com Convention Center The City of Greenville and the Hilton Greenville opened the Greenville Convention Center in 2002 to host meetings, shows and expositions. Located at 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd., the facility is part of the 32-acre campus that includes the Hilton Greenville, Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn. With more than 91,000 square feet of flexible event space, the center campus represents the largest partnership of meet-

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ing and exhibit facilities in eastern North Carolina and the largest convention center campus east of I-95. The campus features 36 renovated breakout rooms for small to midsize groups. A $4.5 million renovation in 2015 updated the decor, added an indoor/ outdoor ballroom area that can host event mixers or large weddings and added smaller meeting spaces and breakout rooms. Phone: 321-7671 Website: www.greenvilleconventioncenter. com Greenville ENC Alliance The alliance, launched July 1, 2019, is a public-private partnership formed to promote economic development throughout the Greenville region by attracting new businesses and helping existing ones expand. The organization is in the process of hiring an executive director and launching a private sector fundraising campaign. President & CEO: Steven Weathers Address: 205 E. 5th St., Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 751-6018 NCEast Alliance The NCEast Alliance works with state, local and national economic development organizations to help existing industries expand; actively market to and assist in the recruitment of new businesses into the area; build regional economic capacity; and provide confidential site location assistance for companies seeking available buildings

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and sites for expansion or relocation. President/CEO: Vann Rogerson, rogerson@ nceast.org Regional Economic Developer: Trey Goodson, goodson@nceast.org Address: 209 E. Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 689-6496 Website: www.nceast.org Pitt County Development Commission The development commission recruits new industries to Greenville and Pitt County while supporting established industries. It aims to promote job growth, industrial diversity and an expansion of the local tax base. Executive Director: Kelly Andrews Address: 111 S. Washington St. P.O. Box 837, Greenville NC 27835 Phone: 902-2075 Email: pittedc@pittcountync.gov Website: locateincarolina.com Uptown Greenville The nonprofit develops plans and implements actions to revitalize and ensure continued growth in downtown Greenville. Executive Director: Meredith Hawke Address: 408 S. Evans St., Suite 102, Greenville NC 27858 Phone: 561-8400 Email: info@uptowngreenville.com Website: uptowngreenville.com

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Ayden Chamber of Commerce The chamber develops and promotes the general businesses of Ayden and the surrounding area and promotes the general welfare and protection of the town’s residents. A relocation guide is available. Executive Director: Jimmy Adams Address: 235 Third St., Ayden; P.O. Box 31, Ayden NC 28513 Phone: 746-2266 Email: chamber@ayden.com Website: www.aydenchamber.com Farmville Chamber of Commerce The Farmville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together to promote the civic and economic progress of the community. Executive Director: Lori Drake Address: 3747 S Main St., Farmville, NC 27828 Phone: 753-4671 Website: http://www.farmvillencchamber.org/ Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce advances and develops the community by working with local businesses and government to improve the overall quality of life for Pitt County residents. President: Kate Teel, 752-4101, Ext. 2228 Address: 302 S. Greene St., Greenville NC 27834 Phone: 752-4101 Fax: 752-5934 Email: chamber@greenvillenc.org Website: www.greenvillenc.org Winterville Chamber of Commerce The chamber caters to small businesses by supplying resources and networks to encourage growth throughout the community. President: Glenda White Executive Director: Debbie Avery Address: P.O. Box 1815, Winterville NC 28590 Phone: 531-4590 Email: davery60@hotmail.com Website: www.wintervillechamber.com The Village Market is a new business in Winterville

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Pitt County Courthouse

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NORTH CAROLINA STATE GOVERNMENT The state’s executive branch is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of state government operations. Following are listings for governor and Council of State members, all elected to four-year terms: Governor Roy Cooper 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-0301 Phone: 919-814-2000. Website: governor.nc.gov.

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Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson 310 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-814-3680. Fax: 919-733-6595. Website: ltgov.nc.gov. State Treasurer Dale Folwell 3200 Atlantic Ave. Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: 919-814-4000. www.nctreasurer.com Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler 2 W. Edenton St., Raleigh; 1001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1001 Phone: 919-707-3000 Website: www.ncagr.gov.

Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey Albemarle Building 325 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh; 1201 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1201 Phone: 1-855-408-1212 Phone for Office of State Fire Marshal: 919-647-0000; tollfree: 800-634-7854. www.ncdoi.com Attorney General Josh Stein Old Education Building 114 W. Edenton St., Raleigh; 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 Phone: 919-716-6400. Fax: 919-716-6750. www.ncdoj.gov State Auditor Beth A. Wood 2 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh; 20601 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-0600 Phone: 919-807-7500; toll-free: 800-730-8477. Fax: 919-807-7647. www.ncauditor.net

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Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson Labor Building 4 W. Edenton St., Raleigh; 1101 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1101 Phone: 919-807-2796, 919733-7166 or 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267). www.nclabor.com Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall 2 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh; P.O. Box 29622 Raleigh, NC 27626-0622 Phone: 919-807-2000 www.sosnc.gov Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh; 6301 Mail Service Center Raleigh NC 27699-6301 Phone: 919-807-3300. Fax: 919-807-3445. www.ncpublicschools.org

N.C. General Assembly

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state laws in conjunction with the governor’s office. Following are: Senate District 5 Don Davis: Don Davis: Democrat from Pitt County; educator serving his fifth term in the Senate. His district encompasses all of Pitt and Greene counties. Office: 629 Legislative Office Building; mailing address: 300 N. Salisbury St., Room 629, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925. Phone: 919-715-8363. Email: Don. Davis@ncleg.net. Home: West Arlington Boulevard Committees: Agricultural, Energy and Environment, Appropriations on Education/Higher Education, Education/Higher Education, Health Care, Redistricting and Elections, Rules and Operations of the Senate, Select Committee on Nominations and Select Committee on Storm Related River Debris and Damage in North Carolina. House District 8 Kandie Smith: Democrat of Greenville; training consultant; serving second term in House. Her district includes parts of Greenville and parts of northern and western Pitt County. Office: 16 W. Jones St., Room

1315, Raleigh, N.C., 276011906; (919) 715-3023; kandie. smith@ncleg.net Home: French Court Committees: Agriculture, Education K-12, Education - Universities, Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform, Finance and Health. House District 9 Brian Farkas: Democrat from Greenville; director of development and client relations, JKF Architecture; serving first term in the House. His district encompasses eastern Pitt County from the town of Grifton to the Beaufort-Martin county line. Office 16 W. Jones St., Room 1421, Raleigh N.C., 276011096. Phone: 919-733-5757. Email: Brian.Farkas@ncleg.gov Home address: Wimbledon Drive Committees: Appropriations, Appropriations General Government, Commerce, Education Community Colleges, Transportation. House District 12 Chris Humphrey: Republican from Kinston; insurance agent; serving second term. His district includes southern Pitt County and all of Lenoir County. Office: 300 N. Salisbury St.,

Room 632, Raleigh, N.C., 27603-5925. Phone: 919-7335995. Email: chris.humphrey@ ncleg.net Home address: Par Drive Committees: Agriculture, Appropriations, Appropriations Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources, Energy and Public Utilities, Health and Insurance

FEDERAL OFFICES U.S. House Of Representatives ► Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Democrat, 1st District. Term expires 2022. Congressional office: 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Phone: 202-225-3101. Email: Refer to Butterfield’s website at butterfield.house.gov. Wilson office: 216 N.E. Nash St., Suite B, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-237-9816. Fax: 252-291-0356. ► Greg Murphy, Republican, 3rd District. Congressional office 2333 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Contact: https://gregmurphy.house. gov/contact. Greenville office: 1105 Corporate

Dr., Suite C. Phone: (252) 931-1003

U.S. SENATE ► Sen. Thom Tillis, Republican from Huntersville. Congressional office: 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510. Phone: 202-2246342. Fax: 202-228-2563. Email: Refer to Tillis’ website at www.tillis.senate. gov. Charlotte office: 9300 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28269. Phone: 704-509-9087. Fax: 704-5099162. Greenville office: 1694 E. Arlington Blvd., Suite B, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 252-3290371. Fax: 252-329-0290. Hendersonville office: No physical office. Phone: 828-6938750. Fax: 828-693-9724. High Point office: 1840 Eastchester Drive, Suite 200, High Point, NC 27265. Phone: 336885-0685. Fax: 336-885-0692. Raleigh office: 310 New Bern Ave., Suite 122, Raleigh, NC 27601. Phone: 919-856-4630. Fax: 919-856-4053. ► Sen. Richard Burr, Republican from Winston-Salem.

QUICK REFERENCE Greenville Police Department Chief: Mark Holtzman 329-4333 Traffic Safety Unit 329-4597 Community Watch Program 329-4339 2021

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office 902-2800 Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers 758-7777 Greenville Fire-Rescue 329-4390

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STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONT. Congressional office: 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510. Phone: 202-224-3154. Fax: 202-2282981. Email: Refer to Burr’s website at www.burr.senate.gov. Asheville office: Federal Building, 151 Patton Ave., Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: 828-350-2437. Fax: 828350-2439. Field Office — By appointment only. Winston-Salem office: 2000 W. First St., Suite 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Phone: 800685-8916 or 336-631-5125. Fax: 336-725-4493. Rocky Mount office: 100 Coast Line St., Room 210, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Phone: 252977-9522. Fax: 252-977-7902. Wilmington office: 201 N. Front St., Suite 809, Wilmington, NC 28401. Phone: 888-848-1833 or 910-251-1058. Fax: 910251-7975.

FEDERAL COURT ► U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina: Clerk’s office and general information, 830-6009. Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard and

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank hears cases in the federal courthouse at 201 S. Evans St. ► U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 150 Reade Circle, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 919-856-4752

GREENVILLE CITY GOVERNMENT Greenville is Pitt County’s largest city and the seat of county government. It operates under the council-manager form of government. Elections are held every other November (in odd years) for mayor and six city council members but the 2021 election is being delayed until early 2022 because the release of U.S. Census data was delayed. Elections are non-partisan. Candidates run for office under a system electing five district representatives, one at-large member and the mayor at-large. The council generally meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday and the Monday preceding that Thursday of each month in city hall. A workshop

is held at 4 p.m. prior to the first Monday morning. Meetings are held in the third-floor chambers at City Hall. A 4 p.m. workshop typically is held prior to the Monday meeting. Meetings typically are not held in July. Meetings held in the council chambers are shown live on the Government Access Channel, cable Channel 9, and are replayed several times in the days following the meeting. Meetings also are shown live and archived on the Internet. The Public Information Office can be reached at 329-2489 (CITY).

lenc.gov ► Will Litchfield, District 5, 4205 Dunhagan Road, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 329-4422. Email: wlitchfield@greenvillenc.gov ► Brian Meyerhoeffer, at-large councilman, 1725 Circle Drive, Greenville, NC 27835. Phone: 329-4420 Email: bmeyerhoeffer@greenvillenc. gov ► Rick Smiley, District 4, 102 Christenbury Drive, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 327-2308. Email: rsmiley@ greenvillenc.gov

Greenville City Council ► Mayor: P.J. Connelly, 3037 Rolston Road, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 329-4420 Email: pjconnelly@greenvillenc.gov ► Mayor Pro-Tem: Rose Glover, District 2, 2115 S. Village Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 752-1113. Email: rglover@greenvillenc.gov ► Will Bell, District 3, 610 Elm St., Greenville, 27858. Phone: 329-4420 Email: wbell@greenvillenc.gov ► Monica Daniels, 1013 Old Village Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 329-4420. Email: mdaniels@greenvil-

City Hall is at 200 W. Fifth St., between Greene and Washington streets. Population: 93,137, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Square miles: 35 square miles

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Manager: Ann E. Wall, 3294322 Clerk: Valerie Shiuwegar, 3294422 Tax Rate: 48.95 cents per $100 of assessed valuation as of fiscal year 2020-21 Internet Address: www.greenvillenc.gov

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT GOVERNING BOARDS

Greenville has 18 boards and commissions that serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. All boards and commissions consist of volunteers appointed by the City Council to serve specific terms. The City Clerk’s office maintains a bank of applications from residents who would like to serve on a board or commission. For most city boards, the applicant must reside within Greenville city limits to be considered for an appointment. Call the City Clerk’s office at 329-4420 or access an application form online at www. greenvillenc.gov. A completed application may be: ► Submitted through the city’s website. ► Faxed to the City Clerk’s office at 329-4435 ► Mailed to the City Clerk’s office, PO Box 7207, Greenville, NC 27835 ► Hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth Street. Affordable Housing Loan Committee Established: February 1994 Duties: Approve loans for firsttime homebuyer down payment assistance, home mortgages, and elderly homeowner rehabilitation loans; make recommendations to city council regarding the purchase of land to be used for affordable housing developments, creation and set up of loan pool mortgage agreements with other financial institutions and making changes in funding allocations by funding category Meeting time: Second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the council chambers, third floor of City Hall Board of Adjustment Established: September 1981 Duties: Hear and decide appeals

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concerning zoning issues, applications for special use permits, and requests for variances under zoning ordinance terms Meeting time: Fourth Thursday of each month (third Thursday in November and December only) at 6 p.m. in council chambers, third floor of City Hall Environmental Advisory Commission Established: March 1975 Duties: Recommend matters of environmental concern and serve as a technical adviser to the city council Meeting time: First Thursday of each month, excluding July, at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers, third floor of City Hall Firefighter’s Relief Fund Committee Established: January 1907 Duties: Administer state supplemental retirement funds for retired firemen Meeting time: Quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month at any given time in the first-floor conference room of Greenville’s police and fire-rescue building, 500 S. Greene St. Greenville Utilities Commission Established: March 1941 Duties: Supervise and control the management, operation, maintenance, improvement and extension of public utilities Meeting time: Third Thursday of each month at noon in the Greenville Utilities Board Room, 401 S. Greene St. Workshops are scheduled as needed. Web: www.guc.com Historic Preservation Commission Established: December 1988 Duties: Recommend to city council properties or districts for designation as historic Meeting time: Fourth Tuesday of each month, excluding December, at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, third floor of City Hall

Housing Authority Established: May 1961 Duties: Promote safe and sanitary public housing in the city Meeting time: Last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the central housing authority office, 1103 Broad St. Human Relations Council Established: February 1972 Duties: Organize and implement programs dealing with problems of human relations, and promote understanding, respect, good will, and equality of opportunity for all citizens Meeting time: Fourth Thursday of each month, excluding July, at 6 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of City Hall Multimodal Transportation Commission Established: January 2021 Duties: Advance and encourage multimodal options for the citizens and visitors of Greenville and provide advice and recommendations to the city council on issues related to public transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian related issues. It was created out of the former Bicycle and Pedestrian and Public Transportation and Parking commissions which were dissolved in 2020. Meeting time: Third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room of the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, 600 S. Pitt St. Neighborhood Advisory Board Established: May 2008 Duties: Serve as a liaison between neighborhood associations and the city to discuss common concerns and advocate for joint projects Meeting time: Third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of City Hall Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority

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Established: June 1967 Duties: Operate and maintain the jointly-owned city and county airport; establish rules and regulations for operation of the airport, landing field and related facilities Meeting time: Third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the conference room of the airport terminal building at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, Airport Road Pitt-Greenville Convention and Visitors Authority Established: July 1987 Duties: Oversee spending of the occupancy tax revenue; advise and assist in the promotion of activities and programs aiding and encouraging travel, tourism and conventions Meeting time: Third Thursday of odd months, except July, at 5:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room at City Hall. Web: www.visitgreenvillenc.com Planning and Zoning Commission Established: June 1956 Duties: Act in an advisory capacity to conduct planning studies within the city and its extraterritorial areas, prepare and adopt plans for achieving objectives for future development, and administer and enforce planning and zoning regulations Meeting time: Third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers, third floor of City Hall Police Community Relations Committee Established: September 1996 Duties: Serve as a liaison between the community and police over concerns and serve as an advocate for programs, ideas and methods to improve relationships between the community and the police department Meeting time: Second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30 p.m.; location is determined

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONT. by the committee, rotating throughout the city Recreation and Parks Commission Established: January 1951 Duties: Promote recreation and develop parks for Greenville residents Meeting time: Second Wednesday of each month, except August and December, at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers, third floor of City Hall Sheppard Memorial Library Board Established: Date unknown Duties: Establish policies for the library; provide and maintain adequate library buildings, grounds and equipment Meeting time: Third Wednesday of January, March, July and October at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 S. Evans St. Youth Council Established: August 2005 Duties: Make recommendations to city council regarding issues affecting the city of Greenville, emphasizing those issues of particular interest to youth; to provide leadership and guidance in matters relating to the youth of the city, to individuals, to public and private organizations and agencies; to comment on requests made to the City Council related to the areas of particular interest to youth. Meeting time: Fourth Mondays of each month except June, July and August at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of City Hall

ship operates with a $235.6 million budget with revenues from local, state and federal sources. The 2018-19 property tax rate is 67.97 cents per $100 valuation. The county’s main website is pittcountync.gov. It provides details and links to most county operations.

ADMINISTRATION

► County Manager: Scott Elliott, 902-2950. Email: scott. elliott@pittcountync.gov. The county manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of board policies and directives. He also serves as budget officer and oversees the budget, which supports more than 20 departments and agencies. Elliott is retiring in late December. ► Clerk to the Board: Kimberly Hines, 902-2950. The clerk is responsible for creating, coordinating and maintaining a permanent record of commissioners’ actions. She advertises and processes citizen applications to serve on county-appointed boards and committees. ► Public Information: Dawn Jones. The phone number is 902-2955. Email: pittinfo@ pittcountync.gov. The public information office serves as a communications liaison between residents, county staff, elected officials and the media by disseminating information about county programs, services and activities. Public Information also operates Pitt-TV, Pitt County’s governmental and educational access television channel (Channel 13 on Suddenlink Cable).

DEPARTMENTS Pitt County Government provides services ranging from law enforcement and social services to education, health, recreation and more to more than 170,000 county residents. County leader-

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If no address is listed, the office is housed in the Pitt County Administrative Office Building, 1717 W. Fifth St. Most departmental websites are accessible through pittcountync.gov and can be contacted through the

“Contact Us” option on each webpage. ► Animal Services: Chad Singleton, director, 902-1725. 4550 County Home Road. Website:www.pittcountync. gov/PCAS. Pitt County Animal Services provides protection of the County’s animals from cruelty and neglect, administers rabies control, and operates the Pitt County Animal Shelter, which serves to house, care, place, or provide humane resolution for animals in its care. ► Building and Grounds: Mike Rogers, superintendent, 902-2625. Pitt County Office Park, 121 New Hope Road. Provides repair and maintenance services to all county properties. ► Clerk of Superior Court: Sara Beth Fulford Rhodes, 6957100. P.O. Box 6067. Fax: 830-3144. Manages records for civil and criminal court and estate proceedings. ► Cooperative Extension Service: Leigh Guth, director, 902-1700. 403 Government Circle. Website: www. ces.ncsu.edu/pitt. Email: Leigh_Guth@ncsu.edu. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is funded and managed by the county, state and federal governments. It provides information on agriculture, home economics, youth and community and rural development. The Pitt County Arboretum is an educational program of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pitt County. The Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week free of charge. Guided walking tours are given at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month except from June to August when tours begin at 9 a.m. For more information call 902-1705, email pittcomgv@ hotmail.com, or visit http:// pitt.ces.ncsu.edu, ► Detention Center: Limuel Capehart, chief of detention services, 902-2850. 124 New Hope Road. Fax: 830-4628. A division of the

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Sheriff’s Office, the center houses federal, state and county inmates who are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to brief periods of incarceration. Economic Development: Kelly Andrews, director. Phone: 902-2075. P.O. Box 837 /111 S. Washington Street, Greenville, NC 27835. Email: pittedc@pittcountync.gov. Website: www.locateincarolina.com. The economic development office recruits new industry to Greenville and Pitt County while supporting existing industry. It aims to promote job growth, industrial diversity and an expansion of the local tax base. Elections Office: David Davis, director, Phone: 902-3300. Fax: 830-1157. Email: pittelections@pittcountync. gov. This office is responsible for conducting all national, state, county and municipal elections in Pitt County and special referendums along with maintaining voter registration roles and election boundaries. Engineering: Tim Corley, county engineer, 902-3150. Email: tim.corley@pittcountync.gov. The engineering department manages solid waste and recycling, buildings and grounds, inspections, permitting and the planning & Development department. Environmental Health: Angela Manning, division director. General number: 902-3200. A division of Pitt County Public Health, the office is responsible for protecting public health through education and enforcement. Environmental health specialists act as agents of the state in conducting regular inspections of restaurants, meat markets, schools and other businesses. The division is also responsible for permitting septic tanks. Financial Services: Brian Barrett, deputy county manager/chief financial officer. General number: 902-

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3000. Financial Services is responsible for managing the financial operations of the county, including formulating an annual budget, conducting the annual audit process and coordinating borrowing as necessary for capital construction. ► Emergency Management: Randy Gentry, director, 9023950. Emergency management contains the following divisions: fire marshal, 911 communications, and emergency medical services. Emergency management coordinates responses to disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, nuclear accidents, winter storms and other threats. The 911 communications division receives emergency-response calls for all municipal and unincorporated parts of Pitt County, 24 hours a day and directs the appropriate agencies to respond. ► Health Department: Dr. John Silvernail, director, 902-2300 (general information and appointments). Earl Trevathan Jr., M.D. Public Health Center, 201 Government Circle. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/PCHD. The health department offers a wide array of clinical and community health services that focus on the prevention of communicable diseases and the promotion of wellness. Examples of services include immunizations, communicable disease screening, family planning, prenatal care, case management services for pregnant women and children, WIC, public health preparedness planning, and community health education programs. ► Human Resources: Florida Hardy, director, 902-3050. Website: www.pittcountync. gov/HREmail. The human resources department is responsible for recruitment and screening, new employee orientation, maintenance of the county’s classification and pay plan, interpretation

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of personnel policies, development and implementation of employee benefits programs and employee training program. The department also maintains a listing of job vacancies available in county government. Information on current job vacancies and the application process are available by calling the county job line at 902-1001 or online at www.pittcountync. gov/JOBS. Legal: Janis Gallagher, county attorney, 902-3100. The legal department provides legal advice, consultation, defense and representation to the Board of County Commissioners and all county departments and agencies. Management Information Systems: Mike Taylor, deputy county manager/chief information officer, 902-3800. Website: www.pittcountync. gov/MIS. The department works with county agencies to provide technology support for county computer operations. Pitt Area Transit System: Cam Coburn, director, 902-2010. Website: www. pittcountync.gov/PATS. PATS provides transportation services to the human service agencies and Pitt County residents living outside the Greenville city limits. Transportation is available Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. within Greenville only. To schedule transportation call 902-2002 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Planning & Development: James Rhodes, Director, 902-3250. Website: www. pittcountync.gov/PLANNING. The Planning Department develops and implements land use, transportation, and recreation plans for the unincorporated portions of Pitt County. Staff members administer various development-related regulations, including zoning, land subdivision, flood damage pre-

vention and soil erosion and sedimentation control. The department also provides community development programs, mapping services and census information. Inspections: Reginald Satterfield, chief building inspector, 902-3150. Website: www.pittcountync. gov/INSPECTIONS. The inspections division enforces all building code regulations and performs inspections in the unincorporated areas of the county and for all municipalities with the exception of Greenville, 329-4466, and Farmville, 753-5921 and Winterville, 215-2419. Recreation: Community Schools and Recreation, Ron Butler, director; Diane B. White, assistant director; Jennifer Lanier-Coward, associate director; Alice Keene, special projects coordinator. Phone: 902-1975. 4561 County Home Road. Website: www.pittcsr.com. Community Schools & Recreation provides an array of recreation programs including teen programs, youth and adult sports, summer programs and camps, after-school programs, adult exercise and dance classes, and programs for seniors. Programs are held in the Community Schools & Recreation Center, and at school facilities across Pitt County. The department also coordinates the use of school facilities being used by organizations, agencies and individuals. Register of Deeds: Lisa Nichols, 902-1650. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/ ROD. 100 W. Third St. Office processes records, property transfers, birth and death certificates and other vital records. Sheriff: Paula Dance, 9022800, 100 W. Third St. Fax: 830-4166. Website: www. pittcountysheriff.com. Office provides law enforcement and other protective services for unincorporated areas of Pitt County and several small

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municipalities. Also serves criminal and civil court summons. Social Services: Jan Elliott, director, 902-1110. 1717 W. Fifth Street and 203 Government Circle. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/DSS. Pitt County DSS provides financial assistance and social services to all county residents who meet eligibility criteria. Its purpose is to enable individuals to become self-sufficient, to improve their standard of living, to learn to cope adequately with their problems, and to provide preventive services that will avoid family breakup and enable individuals to remain in their own homes. The two main program areas providing services are Income Maintenance Programs and the Services/Social Work Programs. Solid Waste & Recycling: John Demary, director, 9023350. 3025 Landfill Road. Pitt County operates 14 collection and recycling centers. It operates the Solid Waste Transfer Station located on Allen Road. The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. A fee is charged for non-residential waste. Tax Administration: Samuel Croom, tax administrator: 902-3400. 110 S. Evans St. Fax: 830-0753. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/TAX. The assessment division appraises, lists, and assesses all taxable real and personal property each year and furnishes tax base figures to the county, municipalities and fire departments for budget purposes. Collection division: 9023425. 111 S. Washington St. Fax: 830-1935. The collection division is in charge of collecting tax payments on real estate and personal property. It also collects on short-term lease or rental of motor vehicles, beer and

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BOARDS & COMMISSIONS CONT. wine licenses and motel and hotel occupancy taxes. Residents can pay taxes online and check due balances at www.pittcountync.gov/TaxCollector. ► Veterans Services: Channing Ford, office manager, 902-3090.Website: www. pittcountync.gov/VS. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serves to assist veterans and their dependents with applying for and coordinating benefits they are eligible to receive. These benefits include: burial, compensation, education, home improvements and loans, life and health insurance, medical, pension, rehabilitation, and others.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is a nine-person elected body that governs the county, sets priorities and makes spending decisions. Members are elected to staggered four-year terms The board meets the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Eugene James Commissioners’ Auditorium in the Pitt County Office Building: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 902-1000. Website: www.pittcountync.gov ► Chairwoman Ann Floyd Huggins, District 1, retired, 1500 Spruce St., Greenville, NC 27834, Phone: 252-7571144. Email: ann.floydhuggins@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022. ► Vice chairman Mike Fitzpatrick, District 5, lawyer, 611 Kings Road, Greenville, NC, 27858, Email: mike. fitzpatrick@pittcountync.gov. Phone: 252-689-6699. Term expires 2022. ► Tom Coulson, District B (Districts 3&6 combined), senior engineer of Urethane

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Innovators, 506 Eleanor St., Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 252-321-2942. Fax: 252637-2077. Email: tcoulson@ urethaneusa.com. Term expires 2024. Alex Albright, District 4, retired professor, 3196 Eason St., Fountain, NC 27829. Phone: 252-749-7974. Email: alex.albright@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022. Melvin McLawhorn, District A (Districts 1 and 2 combined), retired probation/parole administrator, 100 Allendale Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252-355-7290. Fax: 252-353-0469. Email: king2006mac@yahoo.com. Term expires 2024. Chris Nunnally, District 3, lawyer, educator, 2503 E. Fifth St., Greenville, NC, 27858. Phone: 252-9177374. Email: chris.nunnally@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022. Beth Ward, District C (Districts 4 and 5 combined), retired East Carolina University lecturer and public school principal, 112 Lakewood Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252-355-7724. Email: bwardelizabeth@ gmail.com. Term expires 2024. Mary Perkins-Williams, District 2, retired educator, 2197 Old River Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252215-3064. Email: pittcounty. commissionerd2@gmail.com. Term expires 2022. Lauren White, District 6, stay-home parent, family farm partner, 3875 Black Jack-Simpson Road, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 252341-5522. Email: lauren. white@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022.

Pitt County Superior and District Courts are part of the North Carolina court system. Operations are largely funded through state appropriations and facilities through county funds. State judges, prosecutors and public defenders along with private attorneys conduct civil and criminal matters daily with assistance from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement. ► Superior Court: Criminal Superior Court hears felony cases and cases appealed from District Court. Civil Superior Court handles cases involving disputes in excess of $10,000 and other matters as provided by law. ► District Court: Criminal court meets every day in Greenville; Ayden and Farmville courts are held every other week on Thursdays. The court handles traffic cases, misdemeanors, probable-cause hearings on felony cases, criminal domestic violence cases and all first-appearance hearings. First appearances are usually held in a courtroom at the Pitt County Detention Center each morning at 8 a.m. ► Juvenile Court: Contact the district court judges office for the schedule of juvenile delinquency sessions and juvenile abuse, neglect and dependency sessions. Cases involve the district attorney and the Department of Social Services. ► Civil Sessions: Contact the district court judges office for the schedule of civil district court sessions. ► Superior Court Judges: Marvin K. Blount III, senior resident; Jeffrey B. Foster, resident. 695-7260. ► District Court Judges: Chief Judge G. Galen Braddy; Brian DeSoto; Daniel Entzminger; Lee Teague; Wendy Hazelton and Mario Perez. 695-7270.

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► Magistrates: Offices are located at 124 New Hope Road, Greenville, 7521140, and 4144 West Ave., Ayden, 746-7049. Magistrates include Edward Aldridge, Christina Bundy, Jessica Cannon, Dwayne Everette, Keith Hall, Robert James; Tanisha Johnson; Cheryl Jordan, Angela Knight, Dennisl Langston, Kimberly McCauley and Gary Payton. ► Clerk of Superior Court: Sara Beth Fulford Rhodes, 695-7100, 100 W. Third St., P.O. Box 6067, Greenville, 27835. Manages records for civil and criminal court proceedings. District Attorney’s Office ► The District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all criminal matters in Pitt County. Front desk: 695-7200. Faris Dixon was elected to a four-year term in the office in 2018. ► Assistant prosecutors: Todd Amundson, Jamie Askins, Hailey Bunce, Horace Cameron, Anthony Futrell, Christopher Johnson, Valerie Pierce, Marisa Price, James Saunders, Andrew Tamer, Sable Toney, Alex Visser. Phone: 695-7200. ► Victim/Witness Services: Victoria Buck, Portia Willis, Taylor Carraway, Catherine Bellew, Beverly McCarter, Bridget Ethridge, Heather Tepper, Emily Alligood. 695-7251. ► Legal Assistants: Rita Boseman, Denekia Dixon, Kim Wray, Sandi Baughman-Egan, April Smith 695-7200 ► Investigator: Patrick O’Callaghan 695-7200 ► Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Corbitt, 695-7200.

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Public Defender’s Office ► Public Defenders Office: Robert C. Kemp III, 212 S. Greene St., P.O. Box 8047, Greenville, 27835, 695-7300. Judges appoint attorneys with the office to represent indigent defendants. ► Assistant public defenders: Kevin W. Boughman Kevin. Michael A. Cavanagh, J. Taplie, Christopher D. Congleton, Serita N. Gooding, Stephan M. Hagen, L. Bryan Holt, Eric J. Limbert, Joseph W. Parker, Alexander J. Paschall, Sonia M. Privette, Jovon A.M. Thompson and Stephanie R. Williams. Phone 6957300. ► Administrative Assistant: Bonita F. Raby Phone: 695-7300 ► Investigator: Rodney Glover, 695-7300.

LAW ENFORCEMENT THE GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Greenville Police Department exists to enhance public safety and quality of life, in partnership with all people in our community, by preventing crime with honor and integrity. There are more than 200 sworn police officers serving the city. ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ►

Chief: Mark Holtzman Deputy Chief: Ted Sauls Office of the Chief: 329-4338 Internal Affairs: 329-4373 Public Information: Kristen Hunter, 329-4372 Accreditation: 329-4362 Administrative Services Bureau: 329-4610 Community Outreach: 3294180 Animal Protective Services: 329-4387 Logistics Division: 329-3304 Communications: 329-4300 Property & Evidence: 3294087 Personnel & Recruiting: 3294102 Criminal Investigations Bureau: 329-4347 Major Crimes Unit: 329-4153 Forensic Services Unit: 3294385 Special Victims Unit: 3294175 Victim’s Advocate: 329-4181 Child Trauma Advocate: 3294975 Property Crimes/Financial Crimes Unit: 329-4321

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► Field Operations Bureau: 329-4334 ► Traffic Safety Unit: 329-4597 ► City Attorney: 329-4426 Records Division: 329-4325. Copies of traffic, criminal incident and arrest reports may be obtained free online through the department’s website, or for $5 per paper copy at 500 S. Greene St.

PITT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Office provides primary law enforcement and other services for unincorporated areas of Pitt County and several small municipalities. Those services also apply inside municipalities as necessary. As mandated by state law, deputies serve civil and criminal court summonses throughout the county, maintain courthouse security services, and operate the county detention center. The sheriff is elected to office every four years. She serves as the chief law enforcement officer in the county. The next election is in 2022. The office has more than 330 employees, including 150 sworn deputies and school resource officers and 170 detention center staff. You can go to the office website for more detail on services offered. Front desk: 101 W. Third St., 902-2800 www.pittcountysheriff.com,

www.facebook.com/pittcountysheriff, www.twitter.com/ pittsheriff Sheriff: Paula Dance, 101 W. Third St., 902-2800, paula. dance@pittcountync.gov Chief Deputy: Investigations: Chancey Congleton, 101 W. Third St., 902-2772, chauncey. congleton@pittcountync.gov Chief Deputy: Patrol: John Guard, 101 W. Third St., 9022701, john.guard@pittcountync.gov Major of Law Enforcement: Carter Adkins, 902-2715, carter. adkins@pittcountync.gov Investigations: Capt. Chad Suggs, 902-2658, chad.suggs@ pittcountync.gov Patrol: Capt. Robin Abbott, 9022944, robin.abbott@pittcountync.gov Administrative Services: Capt. Ray Waters, 902-2141, ray. waters@pittcountync.gov Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers: 758-7777, also www.p3tips. com, and “P3Tips” app on smartphones. Crime Stoppers is a private non-profit corporation who operates telephone, online, and phone app tiplines for callers to leave information about criminal activity without leaving their name. The organization also pays rewards up to $5,000. Program Coordinator: Sgt. Lee Darnell, 902-2724, lee. darnell@pittcountync.gov, www. facebook.com/pittgreenvillecrimestoppers

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Domestic Violence Investigations: 902-2701 Victim Advocate Sharon Langley Office: (252) 902-2665 E-mail: sharon.langley@pittcountync.gov Victim Advocate: Deborah Sheppard Office: (252) 902-2665 E-mail: deborah.sheppard@ pittcountync.gov Community Impact Unit: School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., Community Watch Programs: Lt. Clemmie German, 902-2727, clemmie. german@pittcountync.gov and Sgt. Freda Godley-Hines, 9022725, freda.godley@pittcountync.gov Community Programs: Citizen’s Academies, S.U.M.M.E.R. Youth Camp, Senior Check Program, Venus Curry Community Programs Coordinator Office: (252) 902-2776 E-mail: venus.curry@pittcountync.gov Volunteer Coordinator : Martha Skinner Office: (252) 902-2731 E-mail: martha.skinner@pittcountync.gov Handgun Purchase Permitting & Concealed Carry Permitting Ms. Dawn Peaden dawn.peaden@pittcountync.gov (252) 902-2819 Public Records Custodian: Stephanie Owens, 902-4166,

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LAW ENFORCEMENT CONT. stephanie.owens@pittcountync.gov Public Relations and Information Officer: Sgt. Lee Darnell 9022724, lee.darnell@pittcountync.gov Training and Standards Unit: (Human Resources) 902-2865, sheriff. interested@pittcountync.gov Sex Offender Registry Services: Tania Harris, 902-2653 tania. harris@pittcountync.gov Communications Center: 252-830-4141

PITT COUNTY DETENTION CENTER The Pitt County Detention Center is a nearly 600-bed facility constructed in 1993 with updates and renovations. It houses federal, state and county inmates, both male and female, who are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to brief periods of incarceration. 124 New Hope Road, Greenville; 902-2850 Chief of Detention: Lim Capehart, lim.capehart@pittcountync.gov, 252-902-2850 State Bureau Of Investigation Greenville office, 1013 WH Smith Blvd.: 756-4755 Municipal Police Departments Several municipalities outside of Greenville operate their own police force. All police can be dispatched by dialing 911. ► Ayden, 4144 West Ave., 481-5844, Chief Chris Forehand ► Bethel,7439 North Main Street., P.O. Box 240, 818-0887, Chief William Rhodes

► Farmville, 3672 N. Main St., P.O. Box 86, 753-4111, Chief Jeffery Spencer

► Grifton, 6881 S. Highland Blvd. B, P.O. Box 579, 524-4161, Chief Bryan Silva

► Winterville, 2593 N. Railroad St., P.O. Box 1459, 756-1105, Chief Ryan Willhite

State Highway Patrol The patrol enforces traffic laws on all county roads and highways. Troopers also assist motorists involved in wrecks or whose vehicles have broken down. They can be reached with a mobile phone by dialing *HP. There are 20 troopers and four supervisors allotted that serve Pitt and Martin counties. Troopers ultimate duty is to protect the public. They are responsible for supervision of the State’s highway transportation system.Troopers remain visible and take enforcement actions consistent with law and Patrol policy, while being

constantly alert for criminal activity. Troopers respond to calls for service such as assisting stranded motorist, removal of traffic hazards, storage of abandoned and disabled vehicles and responding to roadway hazards. Troopers investigate and complete reports on motor vehicle collisions. Troopers document and complete reports on incidents they investigate and appear and testify in court. Troop A Headquarters, 4651-A North Creek Drive., 758-5300 District 5 Headquarters (Pitt/Martin Counties), 4651-A North Creek Drive., 752-6118 East Carolina University Police Department 609 E. 10th St., Greenville, NC The ECU Police Department provides law enforcement for the university campus in Greenville, the Brody School of Medicine and the medical school’s clinics located throughout the city. There are 58 sworn ECU police officers. Chief: Jon Barnwell, 328-6964 Deputy Chief of Police: Jason Sugg, 328-6964 Non-Emergency: 328-6787 Pitt Community College Police Department P.O. Box 707, Trailer 17, Winterville, NC The PCC Police Department provides full-service law enforcement for the campus in Winterville and Greenville and properties that the college owns or leases. There are six full-time and four part-time officers and three part-time security guards. Chief: Tyrone Turnage, 493-7777 Vidant Medical Center Police Department 1705 Childs Way, Greenville, NC The Vidant Medical Center Police Department provides law enforcement for all hospital buildings. There are 39 sworn hospital police officers. Chief: Randall Walston, 2100 Stantonsburg Road, 847-5909, 847-8568 (non-emergency after 5 p.m.) Pitt County ABC Enforcement 2082-B Central Park Drive, Winterville, NC 28590 The Pitt County ABC Law Enforcement Division has 3 full-time officers dedicated to the enforcement of the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Laws. Chief: Shane Wells, 756-7459 Ext. 110 shanedwells@suddenlinkmail.com


FIRE-RESCUE GREENVILLE FIRE/RESCUE The city’s career department of six fire/rescue stations provides fire protection, fire prevention and paramedic ambulance services within the city limits and mutual aid to surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is the home of North Carolina’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 10 (NCTF10), which includes a swift water rescue team. The Life Safety Services Division makes annual inspections of all commercial buildings in the city and the extraterritorial jurisdiction and performs hundreds of community and educational events. There are 164 firefighters/EMTs and civilian personnel working at the city’s six stations. Visit the department’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/GreenvilleFireRescue. For emergencies, dial 911. ► Chief: Eric Griffin, 329-4397 egriffin@greenvillenc.gov ► Deputy Chief: Brock Davenport, 329-4395, bdavenport@greenvillenc.gov ► Headquarters, Station No. 1, 500 S. Greene St., 329-4390 ► Station No. 2, 2490 Hemby Lane ► Station No. 3, 2400 Charles Blvd. ► Station No. 4, 200 Staton Road ► Station No. 5, 255 Rollins Drive ► Station No. 6, 3375 E. 10th St. ► Life Safety Services Division: Battalion Chief Bryant Beddard, Fire Marshal, 3294416; Rebekah Thurston, Fire and Life Safety Educator and Public Information Officer 329-4679. ► Fire prevention and life safety education programs are presented to groups or organizations by request. ► Smoke Alarm program: 329-4408. The department offers free smoke alarms and installation for any Greenville resident.

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COUNTY FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENTS County fire and rescue departments offer service outside of Greenville. Most of them are volunteer organizations. They are in most cases autonomous but coordinate with the office of Randy Gentry, Pitt County Emergency Management director, 1717 W. Fifth St., 902-3950. Pitt County 911 director, Jimmy Hodges, 902-2600 Pitt County 911 Operations Manager, Lorie Burroughs 9022600 Pitt County EMS Coordinator Jim McArthur 902-2600 Pitt County Deputy Fire Marshal Jay Morris 902-3952 County fire and rescue department listings ► Ayden Rescue and EMS, P.O. Box 607, Ayden, 746-7020, Chief Christian Capizzi ► Bell Arthur Fire Department, 2634 Fire House Road, Bell Arthur, 752-8100, Chief Virgil O’Neal ► Bell Arthur Rescue EMS, 4666 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, P.O. Box 654, Bell Arthur, 329-7007, Chief Jesse Harris ► Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department, 4167 N.C. 33 West, 757-2888, Chief Tommy Harris ► Bethel Fire Department, 3826 James St., Bethel, 8180885, Chief Joe Peel ► Bethel EMS, 5639 N.C. 11 North, Bethel, 825-9129 ► Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department, 3020 Black Jack-Simpson Road, Greenville, 752-5792, Chief Corey Handley ► Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department, 5440 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, 975-7911, Chief Bryan Dixon ► Eastern Pines Volunteer Rescue and EMS, 5467 Eastern Pines Road, Greenville, 758-

3413, Chief Lea Meeks Eastern Pines Volunteer Fire Department, 5453 Eastern Pines Road, Greenville, 7523005 Ext. 120, Chief Gary Arnold Falkland Rescue Squad, 5977 N.C. 43 South, Falkland, 8301210, Chief Angela Gales Falkland Volunteer Fire Department, 3620 West Ave., Falkland, 752-0064, Chief J.D. Peaden Farmville Fire Department, 3713 N. Main St., Farmville, 753-2618, Chief Tommy Brady Farmville Rescue, 4414 Belcher St., Farmville, 7535611, Chief Helen Reel Fountain Fire Department, 3642 S. Lynch St., Fountain, 749-1900, Chief Jonathan Landen Fountain Rescue and EMS, 4334 Bell Road, Farmville, 749-5321, Chief George Bell Gardnerville Fire Department, 9521 County Home Road, Ayden, 746-4909, Chief Robert Humbles III Grifton Rescue Squad, 535 Queen St., Grifton, Chief Ervin Harper Grifton Fire Department, 6855 Dupont St., Grifton, 524-3367, Chief Justin Johnson Grimesland Volunteer Fire Department, 4663 First St., Grimesland, 757-1616, Chief Tina Dixon Pactolus Fire Department, 5864 U.S. 264 East, Greenville, 752-7162, Chief Bill

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Branch ► Pactolus EMS, 5864 U.S. 264 East, Greenville, 752-6855 ► Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department, 925-1 W. Star St., Greenville, 3558870, Chief George Darden ► Sharp Point Volunteer Fire Department, 4975 Sharp Point Road, Fountain, 7491771, Chief Robert Murray ► Simpson Rural Fire Department, 2821 Virginia St., Simpson, 758-6310, Chief Johnnie Mayo ► Staton-House Community Fire Department, 2501 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville, 752-3879, Chief Steve Naylor ► Stokes Volunteer Fire Department, 3624 N.C. 30 North, Stokes, 758-5504, Chief Bruce Farmer Jr. ► Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville, 355-3330, Fire Chief David Moore, EMS Chief Rick Britt ► Winterville Rural Community Fire Department, 224-B Forlines Road, Winterville, 321-4041, Chief Jonathan Heltzel North Carolina Division of Forest Resources 5601 County Home Road, Winterville Michael Blake, Pitt County Ranger, 355-9079, pitt. ncfs@ncagr.gov

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Bethel The town provides water and sewer service to residents of the town. There is no natural gas service. Address: 7439 Main St. Phone: 818-0891. Web: www. bethelnc.org. Director of Public Works: John Nelson, 916-2941; bethelpublicworks@suddenlinkmail.com Electric service: Dominion Power, 866-366-4357. Farmville The town provides electrical, water and sewer service to residents of Farmville and some

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customers in surrounding areas. Address: Administrative Office, 3672 N. Main St., or P.O. Box 86, Farmville, NC 27828. Phone: 753-5116 to report problems or ask billing questions. Web: www. farmvillenc.gov Water supervisor: Alex Harrill Electric supervisor: Bobby House Utility supervisor: Brian Shackelford Director of public works: Wes Thomas Natural gas service: Piedmont Natural Gas, 800-752-7504 Fountain The town provides electric, water and sewer service to Fountain residents and to some areas outside the town. There is no natural gas service. Address: P.O. Box 134, Fountain. Phone: 749-2881. Utility supervisor: Ronnie Williams Grifton The town provides water and sewer service for customers in Grifton and a few in the outlying areas. There is no natural gas service. Business address: 528 Queen St., Grifton. Phone: 524-5168; after-hours and emergencies 524-4161. Web: www.grifton.com E-mail: info@ grifton.com Public works supervisor: Billy Raynor Electrical service: Duke Energy Progress, 800-452-2777 Grimesland The Town of Grimesland provides water and sewer service to residents and to some customers just outside of the town. There is no natural gas service. Phone: 752-6337 Public works director: Lee Latham, 902-4666 Town maintenance supervisor: Dan Strickland Jr., 341-7137 Electrical service: Duke Energy Progress, 800-452-2777

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Winterville The town provides electrical, water and sewer service for residents of Winterville and some outlying subdivisions and rural customers. Address: 2571 Railroad St., Winterville. Phone: 756-2221. After-hours and emergencies: electric, 902-6328; water and sewer, 902-6327. Web: www.wintervillenc.com Natural gas provided by Greenville Utilities, 752-7166; emergencies, 752-5627. Public works director: vacant Electric director: Robert Sutton

Electrical service providers Duke Energy Progress: 844388-7425; www.duke-energy. com Dominion Power: 866-3664357; www.dominionenergy. com/north-carolina-electric Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation: 823-2171; 1-800-445-6486; outages after office hours: 1-800-690-0657; https://www. ememc.com/ Pitt and Greene Electric Membership Corporation: customer service: 753-3128; 747-7600; 1-800-622-1362; after office hours: 753-8778; www.pgemc. com Greenville Utilities: 752-7166; emergency hotline: 855-7672482; www.guc.com

WASTE & RECYCLING Waste, Recycling Pitt County operates 14 collection and recycling centers in the unincorporated areas of the county that may be used by any citizen to dispose of residential waste and recyclables. For detailed information on types of recyclables and waste accepted at the centers, call the recycling coordinator at 902-3353. Door-to-door collection of garbage in Pitt County can be contracted with various waste-collection companies. Residential garbage collection within the corporate limits of municipalities is the responsibility of the town or city government. Pitt County operates one solid waste transfer station on Allen Road (SR 1203), just west of Greenville. The site is used for solid waste operations and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, closed on Sundays. A fee is charged for non-residential waste. To report littering, illegal

dumping or debris blowing from an uncovered vehicle, call the environmental officer at 7144443 or visit www.pittcountync. gov/430/solid-waste-recycling. John Demary is director of solid waste and recycling. Address: 3025 Landfill Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 902-3350. Fax: 830-4690. Email: john. demary@pittcountync.gov. Collection sites are open every day April through October from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Sundays 2-7:30 p.m.) and November through March from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sundays 2-6 p.m.). Sites are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter. All 14 collection sites and the Transfer Station accept electronic waste. Waste-collection sites ► Ayden-Grifton, 5171 Weyerhaeuser Road, 746-9261 ► Bethel, 3993 Creek Bank Road, 825-8681 ► Bells Fork, 4554 County Home Road, 355-2296 ► Falkland, 5661 N.C. 43

North, 830-5598 ► Farmville, 3457 Wesley Church Road, 753-7240 ► Fountain, 3879 U.S. 258, 749-3525 ► Grimesland, 3558 Avon Road, 758-1372 ► Pactolus, 525 Second St., 830-5232 ► Port Terminal, 911 Port Terminal Road, 758-0884 ► Shelmerdine, 8270 N.C. 43 South, 746-3821 ► Stantonsburg, 3701 Stantonsburg Road, 830-3864 ► Stokes, 2453 N.C. 903 North, 752-6991 ► Wellcome, 673 Briley Road, 830-3876 ► Winterville, 4818 Reedy Branch Road, 355-3718 Municipal service Each municipality in Pitt County offers waste pickup and recycling. Each town or city government contracts with various waste collection companies. Contact individual municipalities for more information (see Pitt County Towns pages). Visit https://www.pittcountync. gov/430/Solid-Waste-Recycling.

Water corporations Eastern Pines Water Corp., 5442 Eastern Pines Road, Greenville, NC 27858; 752-7420; www. epwc.org Bell Arthur Water Corp., 2474 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834, 752-6252; www. bawater.org Stokes Regional Water Corp., 3607 N.C. 30, Stokes, NC 27884. Phone: 757-7751; after-hours emergencies only: 902-7751 or 531-6336; https://sites.google.com/site/ srwcwater/home/contacts County Home Road collection site


COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Alex Albright District 4

Ann Huggins District 1

Lauren White District 6

Beth Ward District C (4 & 5)

Mary Perkins-Williams District 2

Mike Fitzpatrick District 5

Melvin McLawhorn District A (1 & 2)

Christopher Nunnally District 3

Tom Coulson District B (3 & 6)

CITY COUNCIL

Brian Meyerhoeffer At-large

Monica Daniels District 1

P.J. Connelly Mayor

Rick Smiley District 4

Will Bell District 3

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