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Pitt County has proven through strong interconnected community partnerships how inclusive civic engagements address the health and well-being of its residents and echo its mission. The Pitt County Board of Commissioners identifies, develops and targets initiatives that uphold the vision “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 Animal Services Mutt Strutters program is recognized with a Civic Excellence in Innovation Award by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and Civic Federal Credit Union. The North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation awarded Pitt County Soil and Water Conservation Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program funding. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties placed Pitt County Government fourth in the county’s population category. Pitt County S.H.A.R.P. & W.E.A.R. programs received an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.

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Pitt County Towns.....................................................5 Pitt County Schools..................................................9 Colleges and Universities.......................................12 Libraries and Learning Centers............................. 14 Volunteer Opportunities.........................................15 Clubs and Organizations........................................16 Health Care.............................................................18 Transportation........................................................22

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Music.......................................................................24 Dance/Theater........................................................25 Festivals and Events...............................................26 Outdoor and Sports................................................29 Museums and Galleries..........................................32 Farmers Markets and Groceries.............................33 Pets.........................................................................34

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Major Employers.....................................................36 Economic Development..........................................39

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State and Federal Government..............................42 City Government.................................................... 44 County Government...............................................46 Law Enforecement................................................. 49 Fire/EMS.................................................................52 Utilities....................................................................54 Waste and Recycling...............................................55


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Population: 172,169 Median Age: 32 Unemployment rate: 4.6% Median household income: $49,337 Home ownership: 53.7%

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Town hall: 4144 West Ave., are elected at-large to Monday Town hall: 4144 West Ave., P.O. Meetings: Second of P.O.Box Box 219, Ayden, NC staggered four-year terms. 219, Ayden, NC 28513each month at 7 p.m. in the Dis28513-0219 Meetings: Second Monday 0219 trict Courtroom the second Phone: 481-5817 of each month at 6:30onp.m. Phone: 481-5817 of Town Hall Mayor: Stephen W. Tripp in thefloor District Courtroom Mayor: Stephen W. Tripp Interim Manager: Kerry on thePopulation: second floor of Town 4,977 McDuffie Manager: Matthew Livingston Hall Tax rate: 54 cents per $100 Assistant TownRadcliff Manager: Population: 4,977 as of Clerk: Sarah valuation Stephen Smith s: Ivory Mewborn 2020 census Commissioner Police Chief: Chris Forehand Clerk: Sarah Radcliff Tax rate: 54 cents per $100 (mayor pro-tem), Cindy Goff, Fire Chief: Samuel Jones Commissioners: Ivory valuation Raymond Langley, Johnny Davis, EMS Chief: Chandler Sutton Mewborn (mayor proPolice Chief: Chris Forehand Phyllis Ross Website: tem), Cindy Goff, Raymond Fire Chief: Mikewww.ayden.com Newbern Terms:Johnny Langley, Davis, are EMS Chief: Chandler Sutton Commissioners Sarah Connor elected at-large to staggered Website: www.ayden.com Terms: Commissioners four-year terms.

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BETHEL BETHEL BETHEL Town hall: 7439 Main St., elected to four-year terms.

Town hall: 7439 Main St., P.O. officials, including mayor, will be Box 337, Bethel, NC 27812 elected to four-year terms. Phone: 818-0891 Meetings: First Tuesday of each P.O. Box 337, Bethel, NC Meetings: First Tuesday of Fax:Town 818-0894 hall: 7439 Main St., P.O. month at each 7:30 officials, p.m., 141 including W. mayor, be 27812 month at 7:30will p.m., Mayor: BoxGloristine 337,Phone: Brown Bethel, NC 27812 Railroad St. elected to four-year terms. 818-0891 141 W. Railroad St. Clerk: Jessica Phone: Britt 818-0891 Fax: 818-0894 Taxcents rate: 66 cents of per $100 Tax Meetings: rate: 66 $100 Firstper Tuesday each Mayor: Town Manager: Fax: Tom Gloristine 818-0894 Asbell II Brown valuation monthvaluation at 7:30 p.m., 141 W. Clerk: Jessica Population: 1,620 Commissioner Mayor: Gloristine s: Carl WilsonBritt Brown Population: 1,373 Railroad St. Town Manager: Tom Asbell Police Chief: William D. (mayor pro-tem), Clerk: Jessica Ed Dennis, Britt Police TaxChief: William Rhodes rate: 66 $100 II RhodescentsD.per Thomas TownLilley, FerrellTom Manager: Blount, Asbell Fire Chief: II Thomas valuation Lilley Commissioners: Carl Wilson Fire Chief: Thomas Lilley Janet Davis (mayor Commissioner s: pro-tem), Carl WilsonThomas EMS: Provided Population: Pitt County 1,373 EMS:by Provided by Pitt Terms: Beginning (mayor 2021, pro-tem), all Ed Dennis, Website: Policebethelnc.org Lilley,inFerrell Blount, County Chief: William D. Rhodes Barbara Bynum, Tina Staton Website: www.bethelnc.org Thomas Lilley, Ferrell Blount, Fire Chief: Thomas Lilley Terms: All officials, Janet Davis EMS: Provided by Pitt County includinginmayor, be Terms: Beginning 2021, will all Website: bethelnc.org

FALKLAND FALKLAN Town hall: 5901 S. Main St., 7 p.m.D on the first Tuesday Falkland, NC 27827 Phone: 714-3171 Town hall: 5901 S. Main St., Mayor: Ginger Little Falkland, NC 27827 Clerk: Vickie Wells Phone: 714-3171 Commissioners: James Mayor:Norville Ginger Little Ronald (mayor Clerk: Vickie pro-tem), JoyWells Collins, James Gorham Commissioners: James Ronald Terms: areJoy NorvilleCommissioners (mayor pro-tem), elected to four-year Collins,at-large James Gorham terms. Terms: Commissioners are Meetings: Regular meeting

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Town hall: 528 QueenNC St., and Box 579, Grifton, 28530Terms: Mayor Meetings: Second Tuesday of P.O. Box 579, Grifton, NC commissioners are elected Phone: 524-5168 month at 7 p.m. 28530 at-largeeach to four-year Mayor: Billy Ray Jackson staggered Taxterms. rate: 63 cents per $100 Phone: 524-5168 Interim Manager: Mark valuation Mayor: Billy Town Ray Jackson Meetings: Second Tuesday Warren Interim Town Manager: of each Population: month at 7 p.m. 2,448 MarkClerk: Warren Tax rate:Police 63 cents per Charlie Chambers Chief: Brian Silva Clerk: Tina Mitchells: William K. $100 valuation Commissioner Fire Chief: Justin Johnson Commissioners: Claude Population: 2,684 Barnes Jr. (mayor pro-tem), AnEMS Chief: Kennedy (mayor proPolice Chief: Brian Ervin Silva Harper gela Gay, Claude Kennedy, David Website: grifton.com tem), William K. Barnes Fire Chief: Justin Johnson Anderson, Jr., Angela Gay,Raymond Jessica Oakes EMS Chief: Ervin Harper Terms: Mayor Daigneault, Raymond Website: www.grifton.com and commissionOakes ers are elected at-large to four-

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WINTER VILLE Winterville Town hall: 2571 Railroad Meetings: Second Monday Town hall: 2571 Railroad St., St., Winterville, NC 28590four-year of each month at 7 p.m. terms. Phone: 756-2221 in theSecond Town Hall Assembly Winterville, NC 28590 Meetings: Monday of Mayor: Richard (Ricky) E. Room Phone: 756-2221 each month at 7 p.m. in the Hines Tax rate: 47.5 cents per Mayor: Douglas A. Jackson Assembly Manager: Terri L. Parker Town Hall $100 valuationRoom Clerk: Donald Harvey Population: 10,062 Manager: Terri L. Parker Tax rate: 47.5 cents per $100 Police Chief: Ryan Willhite Clerk: DonaldCouncil: HarveyMark C. Smith valuation (mayor pro-tem), Tony Fire Chief: David Moore Council: Ricky HinesJohnny (mayorMoye, Paul Population: 10,462 Moore, EMS Chief: Rick Britt pro-tem), Tony Moore, Rice, Veronica Roberson Police Website: www.wintervillenc. Johnny Chief: Ryan Willhite Terms: CouncilMark membersFire Chief: com David Moore Moye, Veronica Robinson, are elected at-large to Smith EMS Chief: Rick Britt staggered four-year terms. Terms: Council members are Website: www.wintervillenc.com elected at-large to staggered

NOTE: Municipal elections are held in November in odd years. The next election will be in November 2023.

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

board of education The school board consists of nine members representing nine districts. They are elected to fouryear 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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f Chairman: James E. Tripp Jr. District 3; term expires 2024 P.O. Box 8063 Greenville, NC 27835 252-545-5633 james.tripp@pitt.k12.nc.us f Vice Chairman: Don Rhodes District 4; term expires 2024 4785 U.S. 258, Farmville 252-999-0422 don.rhodes@pitt.k12.nc.us f Tracy Everette-Lenz District 1; term expires 2022 4112 Killarney Drive, Winterville 252-717-8864 tracy.everettelenz@pitt.k12. nc.us

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f Amy Cole District 2; term expires 2022 1704 Oak Pointe Drive, Greenville 252-320-9087 amy.cole@pitt.k12.nc.us

f Caroline W. Doherty • District 7; term expires 2022 1712 Forest Hill Drive, Greenville 252-902-9024 dohertyc@pitt.k12.nc.us

f Anna Barrett Smith • District 5; term expires 2022 720 Chesapeake Place, Greenville 252-489-9395 annabarrett.smith@pitt.k12. nc.us

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

f Worth Forbes District 6; term expires 2024 3119 Ivy Road, Greenville 252-714-9587 forbesw@pitt.k12.nc.us

f Benjie Forrest District 9; term expires 2024 2293 Sis Mills Road, Grimesland 252-531-2675 forrestpb@gmail.com

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f A.G. Cox Middle School, 2657 Church St., Winterville. Phone: 756-3105. Grades: 6-8.

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

f Ayden Elementary School, 187 Third St., Ayden. Phone: 746-2121. Grades: K-5.

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

f Ayden-Grifton High School, 7653 N.C. 11 South, Ayden. Phone: 746-4183. Grades: 9-12.

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

f Ayden Middle School, 192 Third St., Ayden. Phone: 746-3672, Grades: 6-8.

f Hope Middle School, 2995 Mills Road, Greenville. Phone: 355-7071. Grades: 6-8.

f Belvoir Elementary School, 2568 N.C. 33 W., Greenville. Phone: 752-6365, Grades: K-5.

f Innovation Early College High School, East Carolina University, Brewster Building, D107. Phone: 737-3860.

f Bethel School, 152 E. Washington Road, Bethel. Phone: 825-3801. Grades: K-8. f Chicod School, 7557 N.C. 43 S., Greenville. Phone: 746-6742. Grades: K-8. f C.M. Eppes Middle School, 1100 S. Elm St., Greenville. Phone: 757-2160. Grades: 6-8. f Creekside Elementary, 431 Forlines Road, Greenville. Phone: 353-5253. Grades K-5. f D.H. Conley High School, 2006 Worthington Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-3440. Grades: 9-12. f ECU Community School, 811 Howell St., Greenville. Phone: 737-5600. Grades: K-5. (Partnership between ECU and PCS) f Eastern Elementary School, 1700 Cedar Lane, Greenville. Phone: 758-4813. Grades: K-5. f E.B. Aycock Middle School, 1325 Red Banks Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-4181. Grades: 6-8. f Elmhurst Elementary School, 1815 W. Berkley Road, Greenville. Phone: 756-0180. Grades: K-5. f Falkland Elementary School, 503 N.C. 121, Greenville. Phone: 752-7820. Grades: K-5. f Farmville Central High School, 3308 E. Wilson St., Farmville. Phone: 753-5138. Grades: 9-12.

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f J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 321-3640. Grades: 9-12. f Lakeforest Elementary School, 3300 Briarcliff Drive, Greenville. Phone: 756-3941. Grades: K-5. f North Pitt High School, 5659 N.C. 11 North, Bethel. Phone: 825-0054, Grades: 9-12. f Northwest Elementary School, 1471 Holland Road, Greenville. Phone: 752-6329. Grades K-5. f Pactolus School, 3405 Yankee Hall Road, Greenville. Phone: 752-6941. Grades: K-8. f Pitt County Early College High School, 2065 Warren Drive, Pitt Community College, Winterville. Phone: 493-7821. Grades: 9-12. f Ridgewood Elementary School, 3601 South Bend Road, Winterville. Phone: 355-7879. Grades: K-5. f Sadie Saulter Pre-K Center, 400 Spruce St., Greenville. Phone: 758-4621. Grades: Pre-K. f South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. Phone: 321-3232. Grades: 9-12. f South Greenville Elementary, 811 Howell St., Greenville. Phone: 756-7004. Grades: K-5.

f Sugg-Bundy Elementary (H.B. Sugg and Sam D. Bundy elementary schools), 3992-3994 Grimmersburg St., Farmville. Phone: 753-2013. Grades: K-5. f Wahl-Coates Elementary School, 2200 E. Fifth St., Greenville. Phone: 752-2514. Grades: K-5. f Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville. Phone: 752-5938. Grades: 6-8. f W.H. Robinson Elementary School, 2439 Railroad St., Winterville. Phone: 756-3707. Grades: K-5. f Wintergreen Intermediate and Primary schools, 4710-4720 County Home Road, Greenville. Phone: 355-2411. Grades: K-5.

f Stokes School, 2683 N.C. 903 North, Stokes.Phone: 752-6907. Grades: K-8.

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f Greenville Christian Academy, 1621 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 756-0939. Grades: K-12. Affiliation: Independent Baptist. f 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.

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f Community Christian Academy, 2009 Pactolus Road, Greenville. Phone: 551-1055. Grades: K-4. Affiliation: Community Christian Church.

f Third Street Academy, 600 W. Third St., Greenville. Phone: 364-2995. Grades Pre-K-6 (boys) Affiliation: Third Street Education Center.

f Greenville Montessori School, 822 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville. Phone: 355-6268. Ages 3 to 12.

f Trinity Christian School, 3111 Golden Road, Greenville. Phone: 758-0037. Grades: Pre-K-12. Affiliation: Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.

f Opendoor School, 4584 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Phone: 321-1163. Grades K-5. Affiliation: Opendoor Church.

f Walton Academy, 1515 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville. Phone: 215-9032. Grades: K-5.

f Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St., Greenville. Phone: 215-1224. Grades: 9-12. Affiliation: Diocese of Raleigh.

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

f St. Peter Catholic School, 2606 E. Fifth St., Greenville. Phone: 752-3529. Grades: Pre-K-8. Affiliation: St. Peter Catholic Church. f The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road, Greenville. Phone: 931-0760. Grades: Pre-K-12.

Students fill out an activity sheet with questions related to fire safety at Wintergreen Primary in 2019. File Photo

PRIVATE EDUCATION Hakiem Artis celebrates as he holds up his diploma during South Central’s graduation ceremony at Minges Coliseum in 2019.

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

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

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East Carolina University’s Main Campus Student Center. Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

Colleges and Universities East Carolina University Chancellor: Philip Rogers Address: East Fifth Street, Greenville General phone: 328-6131 Internet address: www.ecu.edu

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f East Carolina University is a doctoral-research institution with an enrollment of 28,000 and about 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty members. It is a member of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system. f 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. f It offers 87 bachelor’s, 69 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 Main Campus Student Center Parking Deck, 305 E. 10th St.

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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: f Chairman: Scott Shook of Greenville is a financial adviser and vice president of Truist Wealth f Vice Chairman: R. Jason Poole is a partner with the TRP accounting firm in Fayetteville. f Secretary: Cassandra Burt of Emerald Isle is retired from Hastings Ford. f Leigh Fanning of Greenville was the owner/director of R.A. Jeffreys Distributing. f Thomas Furr of Durham is founder and CEO of PatientPay. f Dave Fussell is the president of Duplin Wine Cellars Inc. f Van Isley of Raleigh is founder and CEO of Professional Builders Supply f Angela Moss of Chapel Hill is senior director at the UNC Management Company. f J. Fielding Miller is the CEO of Captrust Financial Advisors in Raleigh. f Jeff Roberts of Williamston is chief executive officer of Amani Res dential Services. f Jim Segrave of Kinston is owner of LGM Enterprises. f Vince Smith is a member of the U.S. Air Force Personnel Security Appeal Board in Vienna, Va. f Student Government Association president: Ryan Bonnett, serves on the board as an ex-officio voting member.

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Pitt Community College 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 approximately 20,000 credit and non-credit students annually on its main campus in Winterville, satellite campuses/facilities throughout Pitt County, and online. President: Dr. 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:

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f Chairman: Gary Evans of Ayden is general manager of Procurement Analysis and Regulatory Affairs for Pyxus Agriculture USA, LLC. f Vice Chairwoman: Charles Ellis of Greenville is an attorney with Ward and Smith, P.A. f Secretary: Steve M. Lassiter is the Assistant Superintendent of Pitt County Schools. f Gloristine Brown is the Mayor of the Town of Bethel. f Brian Floyd is the president of Vidant Health Medical Center. f Kathy Frazier of Ayden is a retired Pitt County Schools educator. f Lindsey Griffin is a retired business owner living in Greenville. f Dr. Peter J. Kragel of Greenville is a retired professor and chairman of the department of pathology and lab ratory medicine at the Brody School of Medicine. f Don Mills of Greenville is retired from NACCO Materials Handling Group. f Patti Sanders-Smith of Greenville is an adjunct profe sor at Gardner-Webb University and retired assistant superintendent of Wilson County Schools. f Tyree Walker of Greenville is the retired chief human resource officer at Vidant Medical Center. f Randy Walters of Farmville is the owner of Farmville Furniture Co. f Tahira Gatson is Student Government Association president.

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LIBRARIES and 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 listed below. f Sheppard Memorial Library (Main) 530 Evans St., Greenville Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Phone: 329-4580 Website: www.sheppardlibrary. org f Blount Branch Library 201 Ives St., Bethel Hours: 1-5 p.m. TuesdayThursday with curbside pickup available during opening hours Phone: 825-0782 f George Washington Carver Branch Library 618 W. 14th Ave., Greenville Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday Phone: 329-4583 f East Branch Library 2000 Cedar Lane Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday Phone: 329-4582 f Winterville Public (Branch) Library 2613 Railroad St., Winterville Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday Phone: 756-1786 f Bookmobile The Pitt County Bookmobile visits each area of Pitt County on a three-week schedule. Call 329-4251

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ADDITIONAL LIBRARIES f 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 f Farmville Public Library 4276 W. Church St., Farmville Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Phone: 753-3355 Website: www.farmvillelibrary. org f 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: www.gplibrary.wix. com/griftonnc f Pitt Community College Library Clifton W. Everett Building, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville Hours: 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; closed Sunday. Exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. Currently open to the public. Please monitor the college’s website for updated information. Phone: circulation: 493-7350; reference: 493-7360. Website: www.pittcc.edu/campus-life/library

ECU libraries

All ECU libraries are open to the public. f J.Y. Joyner Library West end of main campus on the mall, East Fifth Street, 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: library.ecu.edu Ask-a-Librarian: library.ecu.edu/ services/ask-a-librarian

f Music Library A.J. Fletcher Music Center, 10th Street and College Hill Drive, Greenville Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; exceptions apply on holidays and semester breaks. Phone: 328-6250 Website: library.ecu.edu/music f Laupus Health Sciences Library – ECU Mail: Mailstop 612, 600 Moye Blvd., Greenville, N.C. 27834 Physical: 500 Health Science Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 Fall 2022: 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday; 7:30 a.m..-midnight Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Full listing of library hours on website: lib.ecu.edu/hours/ laupus Contact Laupus Library at 7442219; toll-free: 888-820-0522 More contact information on website: hsl.ecu.edu/about/ contact-us/ Main website: hsl.ecu.edu.

learning centers f The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville and Contentnea Creek The NCMNS, in partnership with A Time for Science, has two branches in Pitt County: NCMNS at Greenville, 729 Dickinson Ave., features exhibits and programs designed to spark kids’ interest in science. NCMNS at Contentnea Creek, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, is a 380-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: 364-2862 Website: www.atimeforscience. org

f Greenville Learning Center GLC is a private, nonprofit center for first through 12th grade 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 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: greenvillelearningcenter.org/ f Huntington Learning Center Huntington is a private tutoring center that offers individualized tutoring to students of all ages and at all skill levels. Instructors help students fill in academic gaps in the areas of phonics, reading, writing and math; prepare for the ACT or SAT; and with course work in any subject area. Programs are tailored for each student’s unique needs, and sessions can be one-on-one or in small groups. Address: 619 Red Banks Road in Arlington Village Phone: 321-9898 Website: huntingtonhelps.com/ center/greenville-nc f 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: 710 Red Banks Road, Suite F Phone: 252-756-9383 Website: locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/greenville-nc/ contact-us

f 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, a hands-on STEAM Lab 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.Children under 2 are free. Address: 1000 Mumford Road, Greenville Phone: 329-4560

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volunteer information 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. f Adopt-a-City Street The City of Greenville is looking for volunteers to participate in the city’s Adopt-a-City Street program. Neighborhoods, businesses, families and individuals can make a difference in the community by adopting a city street through this litter-removal initiative. To learn more, call 329-4821 or visit adoptastreet.greenvillenc.gov. f American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society regularly seeks volunteers to help in a variety of ways, such as by driving patients to treatment centers through the A Road to Recovery program. Volunteers are also needed at Hope Lodge, a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can retreat for free to a nurturing, home-like environment. Visit www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/ road-to-recovery.html to learn about these and other volunteer opportunities. f American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Northeastern North Carolina Chapter is based in Greenville and located at 700-A Cromwell Drive. Volunteers are needed to support blood drives, disaster response, sheltering, operations, military programs and more. Visit RedCross.org/NENC.

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Tom Quigley of the JOY Soup Kitchen speaks with one of the patrons. The agency serves lunch and dinner most weekends eat-in and take-out. File Photo

f 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. f 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 group manages the regional Toys for Tots campaign among other efforts and includes Interfaith Clergy Standing for the Community and Churches Feeding Our Community in partnership with Pitt County Schools. Learn more at www. con2007.org. f Community Crossroads Center Community Crossroads Center is a night-only emergency shelter for homeless people in the area. The shelter has 58 beds for men, 24 beds for women and four family rooms in non-pandemic times. However, because of Covid 19, the shelter is operating at a lower capacity and is not accepting children at this time. The shelter offers breakfast and dinner to all residents of the shelter. Volunteers are now being accepted on a limited basis; opportunities for volunteering may vary depending on Covid 19 protocols. Call 7520829, visit www.communitycrossroadscenter. org or email admin@greenvillecommunityshelter.org. f 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 Meal on Wheels program which delivers meals to homebound residents. Volunteers are needed for multiple efforts

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including wellness programs and Meals on Wheels. Call 752-1717, Ext. 204. Visit www. pittcoa.com/volunteer. f Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County Habitat works with community partners to build affordable housing and promote home ownership for low income families. It utilizes volunteers to assist in building homes and to operate its thrift store (ReStore) at 146 SW Greenville Blvd. (next to Walmart). Visit www. habitatpittco.org. f JOY Soup Kitchen The JOY Soup Kitchen provides hot, nutritious takeout meals. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Monday-Friday,.and evening meals are served from 5-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Volunteers are needed to serve meals, wash dishes and tables, clean, organize, take out the trash and more. Call 561-7519 between 8:30-10 a.m. or visit www.joycommunitycenter.org/volunteer. f 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. f Community Outreach Soup kitchen The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville, serves a hot meals from noon until 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday year round and needs volunteers, especially cooks who can prepare for 30-40 persons, in order to continue this schedule of operation. For more information call Janet Heath at 917-4563.

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The Greenville Noon Rotary Club and the Greenville Evening Rotary Club meet at the Rotary Building at 809 Johnston St. File Photo

f Foster Families The Methodist Home for Children needs foster parents who can provide children with a safe, stable home. The agency provides on-call support, free training and compensation. For more information, call 919-754-3647 or visit mhfc.org/foster. f Drivers for Veterans The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) and local Disabled American Veteran (DAV) 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 830-2149, 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. f Salvation Army The Salvation Army of Pitt County, 2718 S. Memorial Drive, provides food, clothing and social services to people in need. It provides disaster assistance, a food pantry, morning breakfast service, rent and utilities emergency assistance, youth programs and Christmas assistance among other services. It relies on contributions and volunteers. Call 756-3388 and visit www.salvationarmycarolinas. org/greenvillenc. f 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 www.uwpcnc.org/volunteer or contact Dwain Cooper at dcooper@uwpcnc.org . f ECU Health Medical Center ECU Health 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 847-4491, email volunteer@vidanthealth.com or visit www.ecuhealth.com/volunteers.

Clubs and Organizations Greenville and Pitt County have numerous social, civic, military and special interest clubs and organizations. Here is a sampling of some of the groups.

CIVIC GROUPS f JAYCEES: The Greenville Jaycees, a nonprofit community-service and social organization for young adults 21-40. Visit www.greenville-jaycees.com. f KIWANIS: Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children. Pitt County has several chapters including the Kiwanis Club of Greenville University City; Kiwanis Golden K Club; Greenville Kiwanis Club; Pitt Golden K Kiwanis Club; Greater Greenville Kiwanis Club; The Winterville Kiwanis Club. Vist www.kiwanis.org f LIONS CLUBS: Lions International is a worldwide service organization with several Pitt County Chapters including: The Host Lions

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Club in Greenville; The Grifton Lions Club; Farmville Lions Club. Visit nclions31n.org/wp/clubs. f MASONIC LODGE 734: William Pitt Lodge No. 734 meets at the Greenville Masonic Temple, 1104 Charles St. Visit 734-nc.ourlodgepage.com. f MOOSE LODGE: The Greenville Moose Lodge Chapter 885 meets at the Moose Lodge building, 5393 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. Call 756-0885 or visit lodge885.moosepages.org. f OPTIMIST: Optimist Clubs promote interest in good government and civic affairs and encourage the development of you. The Optimist Club of Greenville hosts annual oratorical and essay contests for area students. Visit www.facebook.com/greenvilleoptimists. f ROTARY: 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

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The Ayden Rotary Club. Visit myrotary.org to connect with a local club.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS f American Legion: Units and auxiliaries included Pitt Cou ty Post No. 39 in Greenville (pittcountypost39.org), Pasico Norfleet Post 160 in Greenville, Victory Post 289 in Ayden, and Post 151 in Farmville. f Disabled Veterans: Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary Chapter 37, Greenville.

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f Marine Corps League: The Marine Corps League, Down East Detachment, Greenville f Veterans of Foreign Wars: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7032 and Auxiliary, 1108 Mumford Road. f Veterans of Modern Warfare: Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 8, 2805 Cemetery Road, Greenville. f Vietnam Veterans: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 272. Meets 6p.m. on the second Thursday at 2805 Cemetery Road, Greenville. vva.org/ chapter/vvachapter-272.

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HEALTH CARE ECU HEALTH ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations. The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research. For more information, visit ECUHealth.org.

ECU HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER ECU Health’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; Angela Allen; Richard Balot; Kristin Braswell, Ed.D; Anthony Cannon; Shirley Carraway, Ed.D; Carlester Crumpler; Roger Davenport; Deborah Davis; Phillip Dixon Sr.; Michael Fitzpatrick; Christopher Jenkins; Mary Johnson, RN, MSN, FAAN; J. Bryant Kittrell, III; William Monk Jr.; Philip Rogers, Ed.D; Diane Taylor; Anand Tewari, MD; Donald Thompson Jr.; Michael R. Waldrum, MD. Some key services include:

In fiscal year 2021, ECU Health provided care to more than 65,000 inpatients and had more than 1,281,000 encounters with patients on an emergency, outpatient and ambulatory basis, performed nearly 50,000 surgeries and delivered over 6,100 babies. Key service lines system-wide are heart and vascular, cancer, behavioral health and neurosciences.

f ECU Health 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 more than 50 clinical spaces 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.

The system’s 11-member board of directors includes: Marcus Albernaz, MD; Shirley Carraway, Ed.D; Carlester T. Crumpler, Jr.; Deborah W. Davis; Ernest L. “Ernie” Evans; Jimmy F. Garris; Robert J. “Bob” Greczyn, Jr.; J. Bryant Kittrell, III; Philip G. Rogers, Ed.D; C. Bynum Satterwhite; Anand “Andy” Tewari, MD .

f The East Carolina Heart Institute is a partnership of ECU Health Medical Center, East Carolina University 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.

Michael Waldrum, MD, is chief executive officer of ECU Health and dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Brian Floyd is president of ECU Health Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the system, and chief operating officer of ECU Health. David Hughes is chief financial officer. For more information, visit ECUHealth.org.

f 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.

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f 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 includes a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit serving the East.

ECU Health Physicians, the provider group of ECU Health and Brody School of Medicine, includes over 1,100 physicians and advanced practice providers across more than 130 locations in eastern North Carolina. ECU Health Physicians offers primary care for all ages as well as specialty services for cancer, heart disease, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive disorders, arthritis and other specialty services. The practice partners with Maynard Children’s Hospital and ECU Health Medical Center to provide a Level I Trauma Center that serves a 29-county region. The practice is nationally recognized for excellence in treating patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, advancing continued treatment for weightloss 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 Health Physicians or schedule an appointment at ecuhealth.org.

f 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 ECU Health EastCare, which provides critical care air and ground transport. f 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. f 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. f EastCare provides critical care air and ground service to areas within 150 miles of Greenville. Based at ECU Health Medical Center, ECU Health 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. f 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 ECU Health and the Service League of Greenville.

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Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University’s fouryear medical school opened in 1977 and was renamed the 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 2020, more than half (55%) 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 (26% practicing in more distressed neighborhoods of North Carolina). 62% of graduates train or practice a primary care specialty five years after graduating. The school consistently ranks within the top 10% of U.S. medical schools for graduating physicians who practice in-state, who practice primary care, and who practice in 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. Most recently, the Brody School of Medicine was ranked 9th (out of 125 schools ranked) as Most Diverse by US News and World Report. 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.

College of Allied Health Sciences As North Carolina’s top produ-er of allied health professionals, ECU’s College of Allied Health Sciences offers a variety of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies,

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Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Services and 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. The college also serves the local community by providing the following low-cost or pro-bono patient care services:

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f Behavioral Health offers a 52-bed psychiatric unit and cares for mental illness and related disorders.

f The Navigate Counseling Clinic helps clients identify challenges, cope with stress, improve interpersonal skills 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. Individual, group, and telehealth counseling is available. Services are free to ECU students and employees as well as the community adjacent to ECU. It is located inside the ECU Health Sciences Building. Call 252-744-0328 or email navigate@ecu.edu for more information. f The ECU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (ECU-SLHC) is the faculty practice of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The clinical faculty includes 8 fulltime speech-language pathologists and 6 full-time audiologists. Comprehensive services related to speech, language, voice, stuttering, aphasia, and ALS are offered for patients of all ages. The clinic also houses the North Carolina Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, one of 5 Rite Care clinics in the state of North Carolina. Comprehensive audiology services for all ages include hearing evaluations, hearing aid fitting and care, cochlear implant evaluation and mapping, auditory processing evaluations, and tinnitus evaluation and rehabilitation. The ECU-SLHC is located inside the ECU Health Sciences Building. Call 252744-6104 for more information.

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health care cont. ECU Department of Physical Therapy provides physical therapy services though a faculty practice clinic. The clinic employs licensed physical therapists who are board certified specialists to ensure outstanding physical therapy interventions. Therapists treat a variety of injuries and diagnoses for patients of all ages and physical activity levels. Their areas of expertise include sports injuries, spine pain, vestibular rehabilitation, neurologic disorders, concussions, general orthopedic related injuries, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses including long COVID. The clinic is located in the ECU Family Medicine Center at 101 Heart Drive; call 252-744-0172 or email ptclinic@ecu.edu for appointments. All major insurance carriers accepted. Learn more about the College of Allied Health Sciences at cahs. ecu.edu. f 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 400 alumni and accepts about 52 students each year. More than 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. 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 revolution-

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ary 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 demographics in addition to receiving top-quality dental instruction. ECU School of Dental Medicine students, residents and faculty have treated more than 94,000 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 dental. ecu.edu to learn more. f College of Nursing The ECU College of Nursing is a recognized center of excellence in nursing education, research and practice and is the state’s leading educator of newly licensed nurses with a 97% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam. 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. The college has the state’s only nurse midwifery program and graduate level nursing students boast a 100% pass rate for professional examinations. 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 15 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 college is perennially ranked among the top nursing schools in the nation. Learn more about the College of Nursing at nursing.ecu.edu. f 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, research and clinical programs of the ECU Health Sciences, Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC) and health care practitioners at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville and ECU 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.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Health Care Center, 401 Moye Blvd., Greenville Phone: 252-830-2149. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m, Monday-Friday, 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: f Primary care and specialty care services for veterans in eastern North Carolina. f Behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling. f Handicapped accessible: Full and easy access for all veterans. f Personal care: Highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Durham VA Medical Center. f Laboratory: Blood drawing services available. f Prescriptions: Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or myhealth. va.gov.

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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 f James D. Bernstein Community Health Center 261 Belvoir Highway 252-695-6352 for medical appointments and 252-695-6355 for dental appointments. Medical hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dental hours: 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Website: gchcinc.org James D. Bernstein Community Health Center (CHC) and Bernstein Dental Services offer medical, dental, mental health, virtual visits and COVID-19

James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, located at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

vaccinations. Bernstein CHC 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 seasonal farmworker assistance. The center has bilingual staff on site. Bernstein Dental Services offers dental care for the entire family, including cleanings, extractions, root canals, orthodontics and implants. The center is operated by Greene County Health Care, which has sites in Greene and Pamlico counties as well. f 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.

f Alzheimer’s North Carolina, 252-355-0054 f American Cancer Society, 252-695-9028 f American Heart Association, 919-463-8300 f American Lung Association of North Carolina, 919-792-1641 f American Red Cross: The American Red Cross Pitt County Chapter provides CPR and lifeguard training and assists disaster victims. 252-355-3800. Address: 601 F Country Club Drive f The Blood Services division, 7581140, 700 Cromwell Drive, Greenville Website: www.redcrossblood.org

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f The American Red Cross Blood mobile holds blood drives in different parts of the community. Call (800) GIVE-LIFE. f Autism Society of North Carolina Eastern Advocacy Office, 252-7561316 f Down East ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig’s disease) 302-388-4553 f Eastern NC Center for Independent Living, Disability Advocate and Resource Center, 252-355-6215 f HonorBridge, (formerly Carolina Donor Services), 909 E. Arlington Blvd., honorbridge.org, 1-800-200-2672 f Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter, (919) 847-2630 f La Leche League, breastfeeding advocacy group, Meets at Happy Girls Bras and Breastfeeding, 252-364-8729; Vallere Shelton, 919-709-5438 f National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 800-344-4867 f Pitt County AIDS Service Organization, 252-830-1660

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Mental Health and Recovery: Information is subject to change. f Alcoholics Anonymous: aa.org f Center for Family Violence Prevention (for domestic violence victims), 252 758-4400 or 252-752-3811 for the 24-hour crisis line f Hopeful Beginnings Postpartum Support Group, 252-847-7439. f National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), 902-6264 f Narcotics Anonymous, 252-321-1631 f NarAnon family support group, 919 880-0473 f Overeaters Anonymous, 919-406 9300 Web: www.triangleoa.org to find a meeting. f PORT Health, 252-752-0483, porthealth.org f REAL Crisis Intervention, 252-758 HELP (4357) f Trillium Health Resources (provides management of behavioral health care in Pitt County, eastern North Carolina), 877-685-2415, trilliumhealthresources.org f Walter B. Jones Center alcohol and drug abuse treatment, 252-830-3426, www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf walter-b-jones

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GREAT BUS Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

GROUND TRANSPORATION Great busES Greenville Area Transit provides bus service from 7:25 a.m. 5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. There is no Saturday at this time. 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. f Route 1: South Greene Street, Publix, Greenville Mall, Council on Aging, Target, Evans Street. f Route 2: VA Hospital, Westpointe Drive, Johns Hopkins Drive, W.H. Smith Boulevard, Arlington Boulevard, Manhattan Avenue. f Route 3: Piggly Wiggly, Employment Security Commission, Westhaven Drive, Pitt Community College, Kristin Drive, Thomas Foreman Park. f 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: ECU Health Medical Center, Spring Forest Road, Greenville Crossing, Pitt Community College, Walmart (Hooker Road), Dickinson Avenue.

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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) Greyhound utilize 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.

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. GREAT office. Regular unlimited ride day passes are $2; regular 22-ride 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. Phone: 329-4532. Website: www.greenvillenc.gov/ government/public-works/ great-bus-system

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GREYHOUND f Greyhound provides scheduled intercity bus service to the Greenville terminal at the G.K. Butterfield Transportation Center, 600 S. Pitt St.. Phone: Main: 1-800-231-2222. Tickets: 1-800-231-2222. Building Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday and holidays. Greyhound tickets are not sold at this location.. Purchase online at www.greyhound.com.

ECU TRANSIT f 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.

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PATS f 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 902-2002. 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: 7522320. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/220/Pitt-Area-TransitPATS

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400 Airport Road Unit A, Greenville, NC 27834. The airport is served by American Airlines with daily scheduled flights to Charlotte. Efforts are ongoing to secure a second carrier. Greenville ticket counter, 902-2026. For reservations, call (800) 428-4322. Web: flypgv.com. PGV is an 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 1,770 direct jobs and $321 million in economic output. General aviation services include: f Pitt-Greenville Airport: Fixed Base Operator Services: Fuel sales, line and hanger rentals; 902-1841. f Dillon’s Aviation, 1105 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; rental, training and maintenance; 757-1841. f Vann Aero Services / Aero Sales, 441 Airport Road, Greenville NC, 27858; flight training maintenance and crop dusting; 916-2905, after 5 p.m.; 414- 8995.

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MUSIC

f 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 year-long Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, the year-long North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, the Billy Taylor Jazz Festival in spring and the ECU Summer Guitar Festival. For more information about the School of Music, including concerts and events, visit music.ecu. edu/ or call 328-6851. f Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival is scheduled to celebrate its 23rd season at East Carolina in the 2022-23 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 328-6019 for more information. f 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 www.music.ecu.edu/ nc-newmusic-initiative, email NewMusic@ecu.edu or call 328-6851 for more information. f ECU Opera Theater University students usually present two opera theater productions each year, one in fall and one in spring at Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. Call 946-2504 for more information or visit www.facebook.com/ecuoperatheater. f Greenville Choral Society The Greenville Choral Society is celebrating its 53rd year in the 2022-23 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

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this year’s season. Contact General Manager Ramona LeGrand at gcsgeneralmanager@gmail.com. f 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-the-park or call 329-4567 for more information. f 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. f 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. f East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation The East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation was created 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-onFourth 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.

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Carroll Dashiell’s Motown Review jams during Greenville Grooves and the Town Common. Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

f 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 tickets.edu.edu or 1-800-ECU-ARTS. f 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 tickets.edu.edu or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.

f 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. f 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. f 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. f 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 summer. For more information, visit www.music.ecu. edu/summer/suzuki/ f 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.

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THEATER f ECU/Loessin Playhouse Performances and productions of the 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 61st season includes: Fall 2022 Dance Concert, Sept. 28-Oct. 2; “Intimate Apparel,” Oct. 19-23; “Bright Star,” Nov. 16-20; “Swing!” Feb. 22-26, 2023; Spring Dance Concert 2023, March 22-26, 2023; and “Pride and Prejudice,” April 19-23. Visit theatredance.ecu.edu/. f The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series Features professional attractions from the fields of music, dance and theater. The 2022-23 season includes: The Second City Out of the House Party, social and political satire, Oct. 29; Take 6, a capella group, Feb. 18; The Peking Acrobats, March 11; Time for Three, musical group, April 1. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Subscriptions are $100, with individual tickets priced at $35. An additional performance by Servire Chorus is scheduled for Jan. 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $25. Visit artscomm.ecu.edu/alexander-series/. f Family Fare East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series features entertaining, educational programs for children and their families. The 2022-23 season includes: award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist and author Donna Washington, Sept. 23; “Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott,” (play) Oct. 21; “The Last Stop on Market Street,” (musical) March 31; “The Gruffalo,” (play) April 28. All performances are at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Season tickets are $40 for the general public and $32 for children. Visit artscomm.ecu.edu/ family-fare. f 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. The performing arts production schedule includes: “Ghost Walk,” Oct. 20-29; “Victorian Christmas,” Dec. 8-11; “The Wizard of Oz,” March 30-April 2, 2023; and “Second Samuel,” May 25-28, 2023.

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f 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). The remainder of the 2022 season is scheduled to include “The Last 24 Hours of Lincoln,” (readers’ theater), Sept. 17-18; “Over the Hill,” Sept. 29-Oct. 2; “Avenue Q,” Oct. 1316 and Oct. 20-22; and “Doubt: A Parable,” Nov. 10-13. f 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. “Jefferson County Children’s Shakespeare Festival!” will be performed Nov. 11-12. For more information, visit www.smilesandfrowns.net or write to P.O. Box 1945, Greenville, NC 27835.

Festivals and EVENTS January-February 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. Polar Bear Plunge ECU’s Polar Bear Plunge is held at the Eakin Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool. Sponsored by Campus Recreation and 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.

March Book sale The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library’s annual used book and media (CDs, DVDs, audio books) sale is held at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The Friends also sponsor an ongoing sale in the main library. Visit www.sheppardlibrary. org.

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Fine Arts Ball A Fine Arts Ball is hosted by the Greenville Museum of Art. Visit www.gmoa.org 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. The event is also held in October. Visit uptowngreenville.com for more information.

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Farmville Dogwood Festival Outdoor festival is held at the Farmville Town Commons, 3672 N. Main St., Farmville. Visit www.farmvilledogwoodfest.com or call 753-5814. Grifton Shad Festival Outdoor festival takes place in downtown Grifton. Visit www.griftonshadfestival.com.

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PirateFest Hosted by Uptown Greenville, this festival features food and art vendors, special events and music. Visit www.piratefestnc. com.

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

Spring Fling St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., hosts its annual Spring Fling community event that benefits area nonprofits. Visit www.stjconnect.org.

Relay for Life Pitt County Relay for Life, a community-based walk event to benefit the American Cancer Society, takes place at various locations in Greenville. It has typically been held in April, but the month is subject to change. Visit www.relayforlife. org/pittnc for more information.

Unnatural Resources Fair The annual Eastern Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair is held at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Call 355-1039, email jponder@ unnaturalresources.org or visit www. unnatural resources.org.

Billy Taylor Jazz Festival The Billy Taylor Jazz Music Festival occurs at multiple venues at East Carolina University and in Greenville. Visit music.ecu. edu/billy-taylor-jazz-festival/ for more information.

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Blvd., and is undergoing some changes. For updates visit www.ibxhba.org.

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Memorial Day Observance The Pitt County Veterans Council typically holds a Memorial Day service at the Greenville Town Common, 105. E. First St.

Sunday in the Park The annual Sunday concert series on the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St., typically begins in June and runs through August. Visit greenvillenc.gov.

Greenville Grooves The annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival is held at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Visit uptowngreenville.com 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.facebook.com/ groups/159383884235701/.

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 natw.org. Watermelon Festival The Town of Winterville and Winterville Watermelon Committee hosts an annual multi-day outdoor celebration featuring a parade, a watermelon-eating contest, carnival rides, midway games, music acts and more. Visit www.watermelonfest.com or contact wintervillemelonfest@gmail. com.

Greenville Fourth Greenville’s Independence Day celebration, hosted by the city, takes place on the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Visit www.greenvillenc.gov/ Farmville Fourth Farmville’s Independence Day celebration, sponsored by the town of Farmville, is held at the Farmville Town Commons, 3672 N. Main St. Visit farmvillencparks.com/events/independence-day-celebration/.

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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 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays before Pirate Home Games. It is held at Five Points Plaza, on the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. Visit www. uptowngreenville.com/play/ freeboot-friday/.

October Latino Festival AMEXCAN hosts the annual festival at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St., with music, dancing, food, health screenings and more. Free. Call 757-3916.

Lobster-Shrimp Fair St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 107 Louis St., hosts its annual lobster and seafood fair at the church. In 2022 the fair will be combined with Halloween and called “Spooky Lobster and Shrimp Fair.” The event will offer fun activities for kids for all ages, such as Trunk and Treat and a costume contest. Visit www.st-tim.org. Canine Crawl The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina hosts its annual canine crawl fundraising event at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Visit www.hsecarolina.org/canine-crawl. Youth Arts Festival The Community Youth Arts Festival is held at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. It is free and open to the community. The event includes art activities, demos, and a youth talent show. For more information: call 551-6947, email info@ pittcountyarts.org, or visit www. youthartsfest.com. Cancer ride Eastern Radiologists hosts the breast cancer benefit Ride for the Ribbon at the Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Blvd. Past events have included the motorcycle ride, a car show and a “Pullin’ for Pink” fire engine pull. Visit www.ridefortheribbonnc.com. Hometown Halloween A Halloween Trick-or-Treating event is held in Farmville. Residents and business owners host

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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. The event is also held in March. Visit uptowngreenville.com for more information. John Lawson Legacy Days The John Lawson Legacy Days are hosted by the Historical Museum and Indian Village of Grifton. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the early pioneer history of Eastern North Carolina from Colonial times through the Civil War era and includes history presentations, demonstrations, exhibits, food, cannon firings, tours of the 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. East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, Winterville, Ayden and, usually, other municipalities also hold observances. 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.

December 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, nonprofits 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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AYDEN Call the Recreation and Arts Department at 481-5837 for information on programs and visit www.ayden.com/departments/ arts-recreation. f Ayden Arts and Recreation Center at 4354 Lee St. offers auditorium and classroom space, a gymnasium and athletic fields, as well as sports programs including flag football, tackle football, cheerleading, girls’ volleyball and classes for youth kickboxing, line dancing, yoga, zumba and kickboxing fitness. f Ayden District Park, 3909 Jolly Road, has a splash pad, beach volleyball, bocce ball, a disc golf course, horseshoes, multi-purpose fields, dog park, paved walking trails, picnic shelters and play equipment. The splash pad is open from June through August. Call 702-9225. f Veterans Memorial Park 287-313 Fourth Street offers a playground, tennis courts, picnic shelters and green space. Call 902-1975.

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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 farmvillenc.gov and farmvillencparks.com. Some local facilities include: f Walter B. Jones Town Common, 3602 N. 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. f 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 753-6725. f Farmville Golf and Country Club, 3457 Bynum Drive, features a Donald Ross-style course nestled among fairways lined with 300-year-old oak and cypress trees. The course measures 6,200 yards and features a well-equipped club house with a formal dining room, snack area, men’s locker room and ladies’ lounge and a full-service pro shop. For more information, call 753-3660. f Oliver Murphey Park and Walking Trail, 3476 N. Main Street, features a paved 0.3mile walking trail with fitness apparatus and benches at various stations. Call 902-1975.

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 3294567 and visit greenvillenc.gov/ government/recreation-parks. Some facilities around Greenville include: f Andrew A. Best Freedom Park is at 315 Oakdale Road. The park includes a playground and a picnic shelter and tables, grills and walking trails. f Beatrice Maye Floral Garden Park, located at 1100 Farmville Blvd., was donated in 2002. Call 329-4567. f 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.

f 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, grills and picnic shelters. Call 329-4567.

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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.

f Drew Steele Center, located at 1058 S. Elm St., offers basketball courts, cardio equipment, fitness center, meeting room, recreation center and a weight room. Open Monday through Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. Call 329-4650. f 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; greenway; four picnic shelters; two playgrounds; six lighted tennis courts; shuffleboard; bocce ball and horseshoes. Call 329-4650. Eppes Recreation Center/

f Bradford Creek Soccer Complex is at 4523 Old Pactolus Road. The facility has 25 acres, five regulation-size soccer fields (two lighted and one practice). Call 329-4550.

f Eppes Recreation Center/ Thomas Foreman Park is located at 400 Nash St. Amenities include baseball & softball fields, basketball courts, fitness center, lighted tennis courts, grills, play area, picnic shelter, picnic tables. Call 329-4548.

f Disc Golf Course at The Meadow is in West Meadowbrook Park at 900 Legion St. The 18-hole course is open daily until dusk and is free to play and the site also features walking trails. Call 329-4567.

f Evans Park/River Birch Tennis Center is at 513 W. Arlington Blvd. The center is 25.5 acres with 12 lighted courts, a tennis center, two softball fields, restrooms and an archery range. Call 329-4567.

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f Greenfield Terrace is at 120 Park Access Road. The facility has a 1.2-acre playground, outside basketball courts, walking trails, meeting room, recreation center and restrooms. Call 3294567. f Greensprings Park is at 2500 E. Fifth St. The park has 25.5 acres with a picnic shelter, grill, picnic tables, walking trails and 1.5-mile greenway. Call 3294567. f Greenville Aquatics and 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. Open Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. Call 329-4041. f Greenville Community Pool is at 400 Nash St. at the Eppes Recreation Center, and replaced the 50-year-old pool at Guy Smith Park this year. The 165,000-gallon pool features a zero-depth entrance, 16-foot waterslide and a pair of built-in basketball hoops, a children’s play area and a bathhouse. Call 329-4563. f Greenville Off-Leash Dog Area is at 200 N. Ash St, open from sunrise to sunset. Call 3294567. f Guy Smith Park is at 1051 Moye Blvd. The park is 12 acres with picnic tables, three baseball fields and locker rooms including Guy Smith Stadium. Call 329-4567. f 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 and tables, restrooms, exercise stations, walking trails, beach volleyball courts and a playground. Call 329-4550. f Hillsdale Park is at 2531 Sunset Ave. The 1.72-acre park has a picnic shelter and a playground. Call 329-4567.

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f Jaycee Park (Center for Arts and Crafts) is at 2000 Cedar Lane. The park has an artsand-crafts center, painting and drawing rooms, pottery areas, meeting room, recreation center, softball fields, picnic shelter, tennis courts and playground. Call 329-4546. f 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. f Paramore Park is at 401 E. Fire Tower Road in Winterville. The park has a playground, a picnic shelter and walking paths. Call 329-4567. f Peppermint Park is at 1400 Brownlea Drive. The park has playground equipment, a picnic shelter, grill and pickleball courts. Call 329-4567. f River Park North is at 1000 Mumford Road. The park consists of 324 acres and five ponds with fishing, boat rental, camping, nature trails, wildlife observation platform, fossil pit, sand volleyball court 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. f 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, weight room and a picnic shelter. Call 329-4549.

one practice field, a concession stand and a batting cage. Call 329-4567. f 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 with basketball courts, weight room and recreation center. Call 3294548. f 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, 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. f Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center is located at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. The center houses a 70-seat 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. f 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. f Westhaven Park is at 203 Cedarhurst Road. The park is 1.5 acres with an open play field, playground, softball field and picnic shelter. Call 329-4567.

f Sports Connection is at 1701 E. 14th Street. This facility includes a gymnasium, baseball and softball batting cages, basketball courts and a pitching area. Call 215-9090.

f Wildwood Park, 3450 Blue Heron Drive, is the city’s newest park. It has three pavilions and a large lake with access to the Tar River; a 1.5-mile natural surface trail; accessible kayak launch and floating dock with three boat slips; sandy beach; portajons; arentable camping platform; and 385 acres of natural habitat with more to come.

f Teen Center/Perkins Complex is at 1703 E. 14th St. This facility includes sand volleyball courts, two youth baseball fields,

f Woodlawn Park is at 100 N. Woodlawn Ave. The .63-acre park has a volleyball court, handicapped-accessible play-

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GRIFTON Call the Grifton Recreation and Parks Department at 524-5168 or 524-0190 and visit grifton. com/parks-heritage/ f The Catechna Indian Village, 437A 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 on the banks of Contentnea Creek and adjacent to Overlook Creekside Park and the NC Wildlife boat ramp. f The Contentnea Creek RV and Trail Park, 397 Contentnea 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. f 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. f 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. f 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.

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f Mattie’s Mini Park at 109-199 S. Gordon St. has a children’s play area including a swing set, basketball court, slides, a picnic area, and other playground accessories. Call 524-5168. f 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 town for public use.

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f Hillcrest Park, 2418 Carmon St, is a 6.5 acre community park located at 2418 Carmon St. 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 third-mile walking trail and a restroom facility.

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 902-1975 and visit pittcsr. com.

f Sara Law Softball Complex, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, is operated by the Pitt County Girls Softball League and includes four lighted softball fields and concession stands and is adjacent to the Premier Sports Academy. Visit clubs.bluesombrero.com

f Alice F. Keene District Park, 4561 County Home Road, 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 www.wintervillenc.com/parks-and-recreation and call 756-1487.

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f Greenville Area Summer Swim League: gassl.weebly.com

f Next Level Training Center, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, 756NEXT (6398)

f Greenville Little Leagues: www.gllbaseball.com f The Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association: www.pgsasoccer. com f Pitt County Girls Softball League: clubs.bluesombrero. com/ f 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. f Body Sculptors, 1915 Greenville Blvd. SE, Greenville, 551-1811 f Champions, 4190 Bayswater Road, Winterville, 353-0544 f Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, Greenville, 714-4267 f CrossFit Greenville, 818 Clark St., Greenville, 756-4790

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f CrossFit Tier 1, 1820 Old Fire Tower Rd., Greenville, 202-3977

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 www. pittcountync.gov/Facilities.

f Custom Bodies By Anthony, 2957 Foxglove Drive, Winterville, 412-5004

f 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 offer recreational sports play, including the following: f East Carolina Aquatics: www. teamunify.com f East Carolina Junior Volleyball: www.eastcarolinajvc.com/ f FAME All-Stars Cheerleading:

f Curves, 3140 Moseley Drive, Suite D, Greenville, 413-0359; 4054 S. Memorial Drive, Suite Q, Winterville, 321-4074. f EC Fitness, 4776-A Reedy Branch Road, Winterville, 4936630

f One on One Fitness, 113 Fire Tower Road, Winterville, 3555772 f Orangetheory, 518 Greenville Blvd. SE, Suite D, 689-8428, greenvillencorangetheory-fitness.com f Premier Sports Academy, 4801 Reedy Branch Road, 7562500, thepremiersportsacademy.net f Purple Blossom Yoga Studio, 302 Evans St. 3642917, purpleblossomyogastudio.com f Snap Fitness, 2120 E. Fire Tower Road, Suite 111, 758-7627.

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f 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.

f 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, quarter-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.

f Your Fitness, 3110 Evans St., 258-5488, yourfitnessnc.com

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

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

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f Extreme Gym, 427 Evans St., Greenville, 413-0066

f Mac Billiards, 517 Cotanche St., 752-6728

f Fit For Life 24, 4420 E. 10th St., Greenville, 689-6277; 3851 Dunhagen Road, Greenville, 321-2222

f Marlin’s, 2590 Railroad St., Winterville, 751-6216

f Fitness by Vidal, 218-C E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, 3674146 f Fitness Connection, 140 Oakmont Drive, Greenville, 7569175 f Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, Greenville, 329-4041 f Melt Fitness Studio, 815 A Dickinson Ave. 979-450-1421,

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f Tie Breakers Sports, 1920 Smythewyck Drive, 439-0555

DISC GOLF f Ayden District Park, 3869 Jolly Road f Covenant Church, 4005 Corey Road f ECU North Recreation Complex, 3674 U.S. 264, 328-6387

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f Farmville Municipal Disc Golf Course, 3417 NC 121, 7536712 f West Meadowbrook Park, 900 Legion St., 329-4567

GOLF f Bradford Creek Golf Club, 4950 Old Pactolus Road, 3294653 f Brook Valley Country Club, 311 Oxford Road, Greenville, 751-1960 f Greenville Country Club, 216 Country Club Drive, Greenville, 756-1237 f Ironwood Golf and Country Club, 200 Golf Club Wynd, Greenville, 752-6659 f Ayden Golf and Country Club, 4343 Ayden Golf Club Road, Ayden, 746-3389 f Farmville Golf and Country Club, 3457 Bynum Drive, Farmville, 753-3660 f Cypress Landing, 600 Clubhouse Road, Chocowinity, 946-7788 f Washington Yacht and Country Club, 7155 River Road, Washington, 946-3245 f Cutter Creek Golf Club, 198 Club House Drive, Snow Hill, 747-4653

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

ICE SKATING f Carolina IceZone, 104 Red Banks Road, 353-8888.

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f 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 f Aquaventure Winterville Aquatics Campus, 214-A Beacon Drive, Winterville, 931-8081 f Cherry Oaks Recreation Center, private swimming and fitness facility, 206 Beth St., 756-4212 f Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, Private, 7569872 f East Carolina Aquatics, competitive swim team, 341-1044 Greenville Area Summer Swim League, gassl.weebly.com f Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road, 329-4041 f Greenville Community Pool, 400 Nash St., 329-4563 or 329-4041 f Raynez Swim School, 3205 Raynez Drive, 756-4900

TENNIS f River Birch Tennis Center, 513 W. Arlington Blvd., public, 329-4559 f Match Point Racquet Club, 1622 Manning Road, 286-8788 f Baywood Racquet Club, 471 Baywood Drive, Winterville, private, 756-6262 f Courtside Athletic Club, 1750 Wimbledon Drive, private, 7569872

SPECTATOR SPORTS f East Carolina University has NCAA Division 1-A programs in seven men’s and nine 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 and ‘19. 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. f 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/ navbar-sports.

MUSEUMS and GALLERIES f 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 Street, 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. f Emerge Gallery and Art Center Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, is a non-profit arts

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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 and 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 and Art is Good Medicine are two outreach programs benefitting at-risk youth and those affected by cancer. Emerge is located at 404 S. Evans Street in Uptown Greenville. Visit www.emergegallery.com, call 551-6947 or e-mail info@emergegallery.com.

MORE f The Ayden Historical and Arts Society Museum in the old Dixon Medical Building, 554 Second St., is open from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 2-5 p.m. every fourth Sunday. Times can also be scheduled by appointment by calling 252746-4209. As always, there is no admission fee, but donations are welcomed. Visit www.aydenhistoricalandartssociety.com. f 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. f The Eastern Carolina Village and Farm Museum The village interprets agricultural and small-town life in eastern North Carolina from the mid19th 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 ap-

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pointment. Call 756-5432. Visit www.easterncarolinavillage.org. f Historical Museum and Indian Village of Grifton — The museum focuses on displays of tobacco and farming-related exhibits from the early 1900s and many other artifacts.The museum hosts the John Lawson Legacy Days event each October, celebrating local history. Located at 437 Creekside Drive in Grifton, the museum is open the 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 www.griftonmuseum.org.

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f 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 www.farmvillenc.gov/community/may-museum-park/. f 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. f 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. Check the website for exhibit listing, events and additional hours. Call 328-6665, email graygallery@ecu.edu, or visit art.ecu. edu/gray-gallery. f The Winterville Museum in the 1901 Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., holds an open house from 3-5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month and special programs quarterly. It houses artifacts and displays that reflect the early history of Winterville and Pitt County: local agriculture, schools, businesses and industry. Private or group tours can be scheduled by contacting the Winterville Historical and Arts Society at 321-2660 or whs28590@gmail.com. Admission is free, but donations are

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appreciated. f The Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St., owned and operated by The Winterville Historical and Arts Society, is an 1899 restored train depot. It is available for viewing by appointment and as a rental. Call 321-2660 or email whs28590@ gmail.com.

FARMERS MARKETS AND GROCERIES Fresh food options are bountiful around Greenville for folks who like to skip the grocer and pick their produce and other items straight from the farmer. f Briley’s Farm Market, 5290 Old Pactolus Road, operates a produce stand Memorial Day through Labor Day at 1100 Evans St. (corner of Evans and 11th streets). Hours are 9 a.m.6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. In the fall the farm is open for pumpkin season with games, hayrides and animals

to visit. Call 754-5029 or visit www.brileysfarmmarketnc.com. f Brock’s Berries and Produce Farm located at 886 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville, sells fresh produce and pasture-raised eggs 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. f Carolina Country Fresh, 280 House Road, Bethel, off 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 fresh fruit and produce and a variety of homestyle pickled and canned vegetables, jams, sauces, spreads and preserves and ice cream and fresh baked goods daily. In the fall the farm offers hayrides, a large selection of pumpkins and special activities for schoolaged children. Call 825-2926 or

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visit www.carolinacountryfresh. com or www.facebook.com/ Carolina-Country-Fresh. The market is live on Facebook on Thursdays. f Leroy James Farmers Market south of Greenville at 4560 County Home Road offers fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, meats, crafts, home goods and more. The 10,000-square-foot facility has more than 50 vendors who participate throughout the year. EBT/SNAP/WIC, debit, credit and cash are accepted. Days and hours may vary. Call 902-1724 or visit www. pittcountync.gov/599/Farmers-Market. f 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 www.pittcountync.gov/599/ Farmers-Market.

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•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: www.facebook.com/WintervilleMarket/. f 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 in May and June. The market features fresh produce, meats, eggs, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, homemade bath products, baked goods, wine, local craft brew, and live music. Visit uptowngreenville.com/play/ umbrella-market/ and www. facebook.com/uptownumbrellamarket/. f Strawberries on 903, 4064 N.C. 903 South, Winterville, offers pre-picked and pickyour-own strawberries, fresh produce, cut flowers and fresh eggs at a 250-acre farm in the historic Renston community. Call 321-3204, visit www. strawberrieson903.com or email info@strawberrieson903.com. f The Village Market, 5036 Winterville Parkway, Winterville, is a family owned general store featuring a variety of North Carolina foods and specialty products including locally sourced agricultural products and one of a kind artisan pieces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 756-7788. Online: facebook.com/VillageMarketNC/

GROCERY STORES Ayden

f Piggly Wiggly: 144 W. Third St. f Food Lion: 120 NC-102W, Ayden

Farmville

f Food Lion: 3434 Cooperative Way f Piggly Wiggly: 3686 E. Wilson St.

Greenville

f Aldi: 4515 E. 10th St. f Aldi: 655 S Square Drive (Winterville address) f Food Lion: 3136 E. 10th St.

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f Food Lion: 4330 E. 10th St. f Food Lion: 2460 Stantonsburg Road f Food Lion: 3700 S. Memorial Drive f Food Lion: 1914 Turnbury Drive f Food Lion: 250 Easy St. f Food Lion: 620 Red Banks Road f The Fresh Market: 950 Criswell Drive (South Memorial Drive) f Harris Teeter: 3040 Evans St. f Harris Teeter: 2120 E. Fire Tower Road f Lidl: 1800 E. Fire Tower Road f Publix: 705 S.E. Greenville Blvd. f Piggly Wiggly: 2105 Dickinson Ave. f Walmart Supercenter: 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd. f Walmart Supercenter: 4600 E. 10th St. f Walmart Neighborhood Market: 3801 S. Memorial Drive f Walmart Neighborhood Market: 1826 E. Arlington Blvd. f Walmart Neighborhood Market: 2830 Gateway Drive (Stantonsburg Road) f Save-a-Lot: 1701 Dickinson Ave. f Tropicana: 1204 N Memorial Drive

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f Food Pride, 501 Queen St., scheduled to open soon.

Winterville

f Food Lion: 4822 Old Tar Road f Fred’s Food Club: 4299 Winterville Parkway f Sam’s Club: 4240 Winterville Parkway

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PETS Pitt County Animal Services 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/Animal-Services 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

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quarantined for 10 days. The shelter loans traps for residents having problems with stray dogs. Owner surrender of animals is not currently permitted. Adoption fees are $125 for dogs and $85 for cats and include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and microchipping. f 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 property. 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

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f 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 to the Pitt County Animal Shelter for temporary housing. Call 329-4387.

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picked up and taken to the Pitt County Animal Shelter. Owners will be cited and fined for these violations.To view all animals picked up by Greenville Police Animal Protective Services visit: www.petango. com/gpdaps. To report a dog running at large or other animal problems, call 329-4387 or 329-4315. f Lost Pets To report a lost or found pet, call the Pitt County Animal Shelter at 902-1725, Greenville Animal Protective Services at 329-4387 and/or the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina at 413-7247. Winterville, Ayden, Farmville and Grifton also have holding facilities for animals. Pet owners living within those city or town limits should report lost pets to the municipality in which they live. f 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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f 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 to 4 p.m. Sundays, with appointments required for visits. Call 413-7247. Email HSECgeneral@gmail.com. The website is www.hsecarolina. org. 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 and are not refundable. The Seniors for Seniors Adoption program allows people 60 and older to adopt senior pets at half of the usual adoption fee. f Pitt Friends Pitt Friends is a nonprofit group that fosters dogs and cats selected from the Pitt County Animal Shelter. These pets

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f 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 by appointment, once the application has been approved. Potential adopters may apply online at www.savinggraces4felines.org. 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 group page for Saving Graces 4 Felines can be found on Facebook. The mailing address is P.O. Box 4307, Greenville, NC 27836.

f PetsSmart, 600 S.E. Greenville Blvd. S.E., in Greenville Square Shopping Center. Phone: 756-7706

f 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 4556 County Home Road, located behind the Farmer’s Market. 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. Call 321-8839 or email spaytoday1@gmail. com for appointments. Visit www.spaytoday.net for more information. f 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. Visit petfoodpantryenc. org or call 689-6122.

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f Agri Supply, 4500 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. Phone: 752-3999 f PetCo, 3060 S. Evans St., in University Commons shopping center. Phone 353-0138

f Pet Supplies Plus, 950 Criswell Drive. Phone: 3530022. www.petsuppliesplus. com f Tractor Supply, 3985 S Memorial Drive, Winterville. Phone: 353-7400

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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

receive veterinary care, including vaccinations, deworming, microchipping and spaying or neutering before being made available for adoption. Adoption fees are $50 for cats and $200 for dogs. For more information, visit www.pittfriends.com or call 412-3272.

VETERINARY OFFICES f Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, 1523 E. 14th St. Phone: 752-1890, and 502 McMillan Lane. Phone: 7589971

f Animal Care East, 2404 Winter Village Drive, Winterville. Phone: 355-7504 f Banfield Pet Hospital, 600 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Phone: 756-3145 f Carolina East Mobile Vet. Phone: 412-4512 f East Carolina Veterinary Service, 2401 S. Charles Blvd., Suite A. Phone: 355-4945 f Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, 5477 N.C. 11 North Grifton. Phone: 524-3384 f Firetower Animal Clinic, 4110 Bayswater Road, Winterville. Phone: 830-8300 f Pet Emergency Clinic of Pitt County, 3210 Evans St. Phone: 321-1521 f Tenth Street Animal Hospital PC, 3118 E. 10th St. Phone: 830-0881 f Outpatient Veterinary Clinic, 4747 N.C. 33. Phone: 758-0062 f Willow Grove Animal Clinic, 3531 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville. Phone: 753-2611 f Welcome Waggin’ Animal Hospital, 949 Old Snow Hill Rd, Ayden. Phone: 556-3291

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Major eMployers manufacturing Employers f Acculink

Thomas O’Brien, president Phone: 321-5805 Address: 1055 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville NC 27834-7021 Employment: 83 Product: Commercial printing and binding

f Accuflex Packaging

(a division of Acculink) Tim Mages, President Phone: 321-5805 1055 SW Greenville Blvd., P.O. Box 30080 Greenville, NC 27833 Employment: 47 Product: Flexible food packaging

f Adams Publishing Group

Mark Cohen, Publisher/Regional President Phone: 250-329-9500 Address: 1150 Sugg Pkwy. P.O. Box 1967, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 73 Product: Printing/newspaper/media

f Attindas Hygiene Partners

Crichton Waddell, general manager Phone: 752-1100 Address: 1029 Old Creek Road, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 306 Product: Disposable briefs

f Classic Seafood Group

Rob Mayo, president Phone: 746-2818 Address: 7178 N.C. 11, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 82 Product: Catfish processing

f CMI Plastics Inc.

Steve Hasselbach, president Phone: 746-2171 Address: 222 Pepsi Way, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 65 Product: Plastics thermoforming

f CMP Pharma

Gerald Sakowski, CEO Phone: 753-7111 Address: 8026 U.S. 264 Alt, Farmville NC, 27828 Employment: 82 Product: Pharmaceuticals

f Coastal AgroBusiness

Jim Whitehurst, president & CEO Phone: 756-1126 Address: 112 Staton Road, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 225 Product: Pesticides

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f Coastal Beverage Co.

Tim Eldridge, General Manager Phone: 753-3332 Address: 3973 S. Fields St., Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 160 Product: Beer and ale distributor

f Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Chuck Jenkins, manager Phone: 752-2446 Address: 1051 Staton Road, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 60 Product: Bottled drinks distributor

f DSM Dyneema LLC

Scott McIntyre, general manager Phone: 707-2000 Address: 5750 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 400 Product: high performance fibers

f Eastern Carolina Vocational Center

Lisa Ward Ross, president Phone: 758-4188 Address: 2100 N. Greene St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 195 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.

f Fuji Silysia Chemical U.S.A., Ltd.

David Waters, plant manager Phone: 413-0003 Address: 1215 Sugg Pkwy, Greenville NC, 27834 Employment: 31 Products: silica gel

f 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: 433 Product: Fiberglass boats

f Grover Gaming

Garrett Blackwelder, president Phone: 329-7900 Address: 3506 Greenville Blvd. NE, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 120 Product: Gaming software, systems.

f Harvest Time Foods, Inc. Bryan Grimes III, president Phone: 746-6675

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Address: 3857 Emma Cannon Road, Ayden NC, 28513 Employment: 25 Product: frozen dough

f Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Chuck Pascarelli, president Phone: 931-5100 Address: 5200 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 785 Product: Fork lift trucks

f IOTO USA, LLC

Bianca Iodice, president Phone: 413-7343 Address: 1997 N. Greene St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 7 Product: Reconstituted tobacco products

f Jack A. Farrior Steel Works

Susan Farrior, president Phone: 753-2020 Address: P.O. Box 839, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 58 Product: Metal fabrication

f Mayne Pharma Inc.

John Ross, president Phone: 752-3800 Address: 1240 Sugg Pkwy, Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 449 Product: pharmaceutical manufacturing

f Mestek (Sterling Radiator)

Greg Moore, plant manager Phone: 753-5323 Address: 3576 S. Fields St., Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 230 Product: heating apparatus

f Metallix

Patrick Fee, COO Phone: 413-0346 Address: 251 Industrial Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 104 Product: Refining of precious metals

f Minges Bottling Group, Inc.

Jerry Boyd, director of operations Phone: 746-9700 Address: 128 Pepsi Way, P.O. Box 520, Ayden NC 28513 Employment: 218 Product: Soft drinks distribution

f North State Steel Inc.

Tom Trevathan, president Phone: 830-8884 Address: 1010 W. Gum Road, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 70 Product: structural steel

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f Package Craft Inc.

Craig Roberts, general manager Phone: 825-0111 Address: 130 Package Craft Road, Bethel NC 27812 Employment: 44 Product: Corrugated containers

f Parrott Canvas

Mickey Parrott, president Phone: 752-8433 Address: 508 W. 14th St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 32 Product: Canvas products

f PCA Farmville Hexacomb

f Precision Posts LLC

Everette Hershey, president Phone: 935-5564 Address: 4756 Oakley Road, Stokes, 27884 Employees: 10 Product: wooden fencing

f Purilum

Bianca Iodice, president Phone: 931-8020 Address: 967 Woodridge Park Road, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 50 Products: Flavoring for e-cigarettes

f Sag Harbor Industries

Charlie Greene, plant manager Phone: 753-7175 Address: 3595 Mandarin Drive, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 74 Product: Electronic components

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Jay Branch, president Phone: 758-0641 Address: 305 Industrial Blvd., Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 160 Product: Canvas hammocks, indoor/ outdoor furniture

f Thermo-Fisher-Scientific/Patheon Inc.

Michelle Logan, vice president, general manager Phone: 707-2000 Address: 5900 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 1,954 Product: Pharmaceutical

f The Roberts Company Fabrication Services Inc.

f Winterville Machine Works Inc.

Hammad Hussain – President/CEO Phone: 756-2130 Address: 2672 Mill St., Winterville, NC 28590 Employees: 65 Product: Machine Assemblies, plating

f World Cat

Andrew Brown, president Phone: 641-8000 Address: 601 Staton Road Employment: 79 Product: fiberglass catamaran power boats

Non-manufacturing Employers

John Roberts, CEO; Bobby Foister, Jr. President/COO Phone: 355-9353 Address: 133 Forlines Road, Winterville NC 28590 Employment: 500 Product: Metal fabrication

f City of Greenville

f UNXChristeyns

f County of Pitt (Pitt County)

Rudi Moors, president Phone: 756-8616 Address: 707 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 40 Product: Laundry/kitchen/housekeeping chemicals

f Weyerhaeuser Co.

Kevin Davis, site manager Phone: 746-7200 Address: 371 E. Hanrahan Road, Grifton NC 28513 Employment: 205 Product: finished lumber products

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Ann Wall, manager Phone: 329-4434 Address: P.O. Box 7207, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 764 Product: Government

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Kevin Davis, plant manager Phone: 753-8450 Address: 9156 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville NC 27828 Employment: 64 Product: honeycomb structural panels

f The Hammock Source

Janis Gallagher, county manager Phone: 902-2950 Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 1,075 Product: Government

f East Carolina University

Philip Rogers, chancellor Phone: 328-6212 Address: Spilman Building, Greenville NC 27858-4353 Employment: 5,477 permanent, 643 temporary Product: Education

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Major Employees cont. f ECU Health Medical Center

Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO Brian Floyd, president Phone: 847-4100 Address: P.O. Box 6028, Greenville NC 27835 Employment: 6,400 Product: Health care

f Greenville Utilities Commission

Tony Cannon, general manager and CEO Phone: (252) 752-7166 Address: P.O. Box 1847, Greenville 27835 Employment: 478 Product: Public utilities Physicians East Cindy McGee, CEO Phone: 752-6101

f Physicians East

Cindy McGee, CEO Phone: 752-6101 Address: 1850 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 638 Product: Medical care

f 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 28590-7822 Employment: 800 Product: Education

f Pitt County Schools

Dr. Ethan Lenker, Superintendent Phone: 252-830-4200 Address: 1717 W. Fifth St., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 3,600 Product: Education

f Sam’s Club

Employment: 150 Product: Warehouse club

f Town of Winterville

Terri L. Parker, town manager Phone: 756-2221 Address: 2571 Railroad Street, Winterville, NC 28590 Employment: 89 full-time; 50 part-time/seasonal Product: Government

f Walmart (two locations) Kaila Murray, manager Phone: 355-2441 Address: 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., Greenville NC 27834 Employment: 330 Product: Department store Danielle Palmer, manager Phone: 917-6286 Address: 4600 E. 10th St., Greenville 27858 Employment: 300 Product: Department store

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES f 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, 329-4200, 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

f Convention Center

f 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. Interim President & CEO: Tom Kulikowski Address: 205 E. Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: 751-6018

Providing the community with essential and in-demand materials, programs, space, and services to inform, inspire, educate and entertain. 4276 West Church Street Farmville, NC 27828 (252) 753-3355 library@farmvillenc.gov farmvillelibrary.org

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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 meeting 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

f 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 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: 339-9498 Website: www.nceast.org

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f Pitt County Economic Development

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

f Uptown Greenville

The nonprofit develops plans and implements actions to revitalize and ensure continued growth in downtown Greenville. Director of Events: Kyle Parker Address: 408 S. Evans St., Suite 102, Greenville NC 27858 Phone: 561-8400 Email: info@uptowngreenville.com Website: uptowngreenville.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE f 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: Bailey Harris Address: 235 Third St., Ayden; P.O. Box 31, Ayden NC 28513 Phone: 746-2266 Email: chamber@ayden.com Website: www.aydenchamber.com

Greenville Utilities Commission has been community-owned since 1905. That means local people make the decisions in the best interest of our community, not out-of-town shareholders. Those decisions result in services at a lower cost with higher reliability and faster restoration times than investor-owned or co-op utilities. Greenville Utilities is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those we serve by safely providing reliable utility solutions at the lowest reasonable cost, with exceptional customer service in an environmentally responsible manner.

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f 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: www.farmvillencchamber.org/

f 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: Trent McGee, 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

f 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: Rebecca Caveness Address: P.O. Box 1815, Winterville NC 28590 Phone: 531-4590 Email: davery60@hotmail.com Website: www.wintervillechamber.com

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State and Federal Government Note: Information subject to change depending on the outcome of elections in November.

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

f Roy Cooper 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-0301 Phone: 919-814-2000 Email: Refer to the governor’s website at governor.nc.gov.

f 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

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: Snow Hill 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. Note: Davis’ term ends in December. At that time the 5th District boundaries will change to include Edgecombe and Pitt counties. Kandie Smith and Karen Kozel are running for the seat.

Commissioner of Labor

House District 8

Attorney General

f 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.com

State Auditor

f Mark Robinson 310 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-814-3680. Fax: 919-7336595 Email: Refer to the lieutenant governor’s website at ltgov.nc.gov.

f Josh Dobson Labor Building 4 W. EState/Federal Officesdenton St., Raleigh; 1101 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1101 Phone: 919-807-2796, 919-733-7166 or 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267) www.nclabor.com Email: Refer to the department of agriculture’s website at www.nclabor.com

State Treasurer

Secretary of State

Lieutenant Governor

f Dale Folwell 3200 Atlantic Ave. Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: 919-814-4000 www.nctreasurer.com

Commissioner of Agriculture

f Steve Troxler 2 W. Edenton St., Raleigh; 1001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1001 Phone: 919-707-3000 Email: Refer to the department of agriculture’s website at www.ncagr.gov.

Commissioner of Insurance

f 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; toll-free: 800-634-7854. www.ncdoi.com Email: commissioner@ncdoi.gov

f 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

f 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 The General Assembly, which includes the state House of Representatives and Senate, sets spending priorities and passes state laws in conjunction with the governor’s office. Following are

Senate District 5

f Don Davis: Democrat from Pitt County; educator serving his fifth term in the Senate. His district encompasses all of Pitt

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f 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., 27601-1906; (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. Note: Smith’s term ends in December. Glorisitne Brown and Charles Drock Vincent are running for the seat.

House District 9

f 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., 27601-1096. Phone: 919-7335757. Email: Brian.Farkas@ncleg.gov Home address: Wimbledon Drive Committees: Appropriations, Appropriations General Government, Commerce, Education - Community Colleges, Transportation. Note: Farkas is seeking re-election in November against Timothy Reeder.

House District 12

f Chris Humphry: 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: 919733-5995. Email: chris.humphrey@ncleg. net Home address: Par Drive

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STATE LEGISTLATORS

Governor

Roy Cooper

Don Davis Senate District 5

Kandie Smith House District 8

Brian Farkas House District 9

Chris Humphry House District 12

CONGRESS

Rep. G.K. Butterfield

Committees: Agriculture, Appropriations, Appropriations Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources, Energy and Public Utilities, Health and Insurance. Note: Distric 12 will no longer include Pitt County after December

Federal Offices U.S. House Of Representatives

f Greg Murphy, Republican, 3rd District. Term expires 2022. Congressional office: 313 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Phone: 202-225-3415.

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Greenville office: 1105 Corporate Drive, Suite C, Greenville NC, 27858. Phone: 252-9311003. Edenton office: 101 W. King St., Suite F, Edenton NC, 27932. Phone: 252-931-1003. Jacksonville office: 234 NW Corridor Blvd., Jacksonville, NC, 28540. Phone: 910-937-6929. New Bern office: 2402 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., New Bern, NC 28562. Phone: 22-636-6612. Email: Refer to Murphy’s website at gregmurphy.house.gov. Note: Murphy is seeking re-election in November against Barbara Gaskins.

U.S. Senate f Sen. Thom Tillis, Republican from Huntersville. Term expires in 2026. Congressional office: 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510. Phone: 202-224-6342. 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.

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Sen. Richard Burr

Arlington Blvd., Suite B, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 252-329-0371. Fax: 252-329-0290. Hendersonville office: 1 Historic Courthouse Square Suite 112, Hendersonville, NC, 28792. Phone: 828-693-8750. Fax: 828-693-9724. Field office - by appointment only. 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.

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. Note: Burr is retiring in December. Cheri Beasley, Ted Budd and other candidates are seeking election to the seat.

f Sen. Richard Burr, Republican from Winston-Salem. Term expires in 2022.Congressional office: 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510. Phone: 202-224-3154. Fax: 202-228-2981. 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: 800-685-8916 or 336-6315125.

f 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 U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank hears cases in the federal courthouse at 201 S. Evans St.

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FEDERAL COURT

f U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 150 Reade Circle, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 919-8564752

Quick Reference

f 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. Note: Butterfield is retiring in December. Don Davis and Sandy Smith are seeking election in November.

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local Government Greenville City Council 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 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(CITY).

P.J. Connelly Mayor

Will Bell At-Large

Rose H Glover Mayor Pro Tem - District 2

Marion Blackburn District 3

Rick Smiley District 4

Monica Daniels District 1

Les Robinson District 5

f Mayor: P.J. Connelly, Rolston Road, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 329-4420 Email: pjconnelly@greenvillenc.gov

f Rick Smiley, District 4, Christenbury Drive, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 327-2308. Email: rsmiley@greenvillenc.gov

f Mayor Pro-Tem: Rose Glover, District 2, South Village Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 752-1113. Email: rglover@greenvillenc.gov

f Les Robinson, District 5, Ontario Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 329-4420. Email: Lrobinson@greenvillenc.gov

f Will Bell, At-large, South Elm Street, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 329-4420 Email: wbell@greenvillenc.gov f Monica Daniels, District 1, Old Village Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 3294420. Email: mdaniels@greenvillenc.gov f Marion Blackburn, District 3, River Hill Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. Telephone: 367-3928. Email: mblackburn@greenvillenc.gov

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 Manager: Ann E. Wall, 329-4322 Clerk: Valerie Shiuwegar, 329-4422 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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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: f Submitted through the city’s website. f Faxed to the City Clerk’s office at 329-4435 f Mailed to the City Clerk’s f office, PO Box 7207, Gree ville, NC 27835 f Hand delivered to the City f Clerk’s office at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth Street f 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

f Environmental Advisory Commission Established: March 1975 Duties: Recommend matters

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f 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. f 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 f 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 f 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. f 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. f Multimodal Transportation Commission Established: January 2021 Duties: Advance and encourage multimodal options for the citizens and visitors of Green-

ville 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. f 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 f Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority 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 f 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 f 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

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Meeting time: Third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers, third floor of City Hall f 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 by the committee, rotating throughout the city f 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 f 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. f 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

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f Board of Adjustment Established: September 1981 Duties: Hear and decide appeals 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

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

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Pitt County Government Pitt County Government provides services ranging from law enforcement and social services to education, health, recreation and more to more than 175,000 county residents. County leadership operates with a $235.6 million budget with revenues from local, state and federal sources. The 201819 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. f County Manager:Janis Gallagher, 9022950. Email: janis.gallagher@pittcountync. gov. The county manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of board policies and directives. She also serves as budget officer and oversees the budget, which supports more than 20 departments and agencies. f Clerk to the Board: Kimberly Hines, 9022950. 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. f 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).

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Departments 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.

f Detention Center: Limuel Capehart, chief of detention services, 902-2850. 124 New Hope Road. Fax: 830-4628. A division of the Sheriff’s Office, the center houses federal, state and county inmates who are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to brief periods of incarceration.

f 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.

f 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.

f 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.

f 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.

f Clerk of Superior Court: Sara Beth Fulford Rhodes, 695-7100. P.O. Box 6067. Fax: 830-3144. Manages records for civil and criminal court and estate proceedings. Cooperative Extension Service:Andy Burlingham, interim director, 902-1700. 403 Government Circle. Website: www.ces. ncsu.edu/pitt. Email: andy_burlingham@ 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 pitt.ces. ncsu.edu.

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f Engineering: Tim Corley, assistant county manager/county engineer, 9023150. Email: tim.corley@pittcountync. gov. The engineering department manages solid waste and recycling, buildings and grounds, inspections, permitting and the planning & Development department. f Environmental Health: Angela Manning, 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.*

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f Financial Services: Sam Croom, deputy county manager/chief financial officer. General number: 902-3000. 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. f Emergency Management: Randy Gentry, director, 902-3950. 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. f 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.

f Legal: Jordan Smith, 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.

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f 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. f Planning & Development: James Rhodes, assistant county manager/planning 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 prevention and soil erosion and sedimentation control. The department also provides community development programs, mapping services and census information.

f Sheriff: Paula Dance, 902-2800, 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 municipalities. Also serves criminal and civil court summons. f Social Services: Augustine Frazer, deputy director, 902-1110. 1717 W. Fifth St. 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. f Solid Waste & Recycling: John Demary, director, 902-3350. 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.

f Inspections: Mike Brown, chief code enforcement officer, 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. *

f Tax Administration: Reginald Hill, 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.

f Recreation: Community Schools and Recreation, Ron Butler, 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.

f Collection division: 902-3425. 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 wine licenses and motel and hotel occupancy taxes. Residents can pay taxes online and check due balances at www.pittcountync.gov/TaxCollector.

f Register of Deeds: Lisa Nichols, 9021650. Website: www.pittcountync.gov/ROD. 100 W. Third St. Office processes records, property transfers, birth and death certificates and other vital records.

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f 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.

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f Human Resources: Florida Hardy, assistant county m manager people & community/HR 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 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.

f 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.

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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 6 p.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

county commissioners

Mike Fitzpatrick District 5

Alex Albright District 4

Chris Nunnally District 3

f Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick, District 5, lawyer, Kings Road, Greenville, NC, 27858, Email: mike.fitzpatrick@pittcountync.gov. Phone: 252-689-6699. Term expires 2022. Not Seeking re-election. f Vice Chairman Alex Albright, District 4, retired professor, Eason St., Fountain, NC 27829. Phone: 252-749-7974. Email: alex. albright@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022. Not Seeking re-election. f Tom Coulson, District B (Districts 3&6 combined), senior engineer of Urethane Innovators, 506 Eleanor St., Greenville, NC 27858. Phone: 252-321-2942. Fax: 252637-2077. Email: tcoulson@urethaneusa. com. Term expires 2024. f Ann Floyd Huggins, District 1, retired, 1500 Spruce St., Greenville, NC 27834, Phone: 252-757-1144. Email: ann.floydhuggins@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022.

Tom Coulson District B

Beth Ward District C

Mary Perkins-Williams District 2

f Chris Nunnally, District 3, lawyer, educator, East Fifth St., Greenville, NC, 27858. Phone: 252-917-7374. Email: chris.nunnally@pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022. f Beth Ward, District C (Districts 4 and 5 combined), retired East Carolina University lecturer and public school principal, Lakewood Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252-355-7724. Email: bwardelizabeth@ gmail.com. Term expires 2024. f Mary Perkins-Williams, District 2, retired educator, Old River Road, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252-215-3064. Email: pittcounty.commissionerd2@gmail.com. Term expires 2022. f Lauren White, District 6, stay-home parent, family farm partner, Black Jack-Simpson Road, Greenville, 27858. Phone: 252-341-5522. Email: lauren.white@ pittcountync.gov. Term expires 2022.

f Melvin McLawhorn, District A (Districts 1 and 2 combined), retired probation/parole administrator, Allendale Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Phone: 252-355-7290. Fax: 252-353-0469. Email: king2006mac@ yahoo.com. Term expires 2024.

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Ann Floyd Huggins District 1

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Melvin McLawhorn, District A

Lauren White District 6

court systems f 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. f 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. f 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.

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f 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. f Civil Sessions: Contact the district court judges office for the schedule of civil district court sessions. f Superior Court Judges: Marvin K. Blount III, senior resident; Jeffrey B. Foster, resident. 6957260. f District Court Judges: Chief Judge G. Galen Braddy; Brian DeSoto; Daniel Entzminger; Lee Teague; Wendy Hazelton and Mario Perez. 695-7270. f Magistrates: Offices are located at 124 New Hope Road, Greenville, 752-1140. Magistrates include Edward Aldridge, Christina Bundy, Jessica Cannon, Dwayne Everette, Keith Hall, Robert James; Tanisha Johnson; Cheryl Jordan, Angela Knight, Dennis Langston, Kimberly McCauley and Gary Payton and Karen Boyd.

Smith 695-7200 f Investigator: Patrick O’Callaghan Veronica Johnson 6957200 f Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Corbitt, 695-7200.

Public Defender’s Office f 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. f Assistant public defenders: Vera C. Attaway, Kevin W. Boughman, Michael A. Cavanagh, J. Taplie Coile, Christopher D. Congleton, Sherita N. Gooding, Stephan M. Hagen, L. Bryan Holt, Eric J. Limbert, Alexander J. Paschall, Sonia M. Privette, Jovon A.M. Thompson and Stephanie R. Williams. Phone 695-7300. f Administrative Assistant: Bonita F. Raby Phone: 695-7300 f Investigator: Rodney Glover, 695-7300. City of Greenville Police Officers and Greenville Noon Rotary members purchased back-to-school clothing for 20 children in the Police Athletic League (PAL) program during the 15th Annual Shop With A Cop event on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

f 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.

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District Attorney’s Office

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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. f f f f f f f f f

Interim 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: 329-4328 Community Outreach: 329-4180 Animal Protective Services: 329-4387 Logistics Division: 329-3304

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f Communications: 329-4300 f Property & Evidence: 329-4087 f Personnel & Recruiting: 329-4102 f Criminal Investigations Bureau: 329-4347 f Major Crimes Unit: 329-4153 f Forensic Services Unit: 329-4385 f Special Victims Unit: 329-4175 f Victim’s Advocate: 329-4181 f Property Crimes/Financial Crimes Unit: 329-4321 f Field Operations Bureau: 329-4334 f Traffic Safety Unit: 329-4597 f City Attorney: 329-4426 f 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.

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f 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. f Assistant prosecutors: Todd Amundson, Jamie Askins, Hailey Bunce, Raye Cameron, Anthony Futrell, Christopher Johnson, Valerie Pierce, Marisa Price, Alex Visser, Taylor Carraway, Steve Fisher, Madison Starnes, Matt Stigall, Chris Williams Phone: 695-7200. f Victim/Witness Services: Victoria Buck, Portia Willis, Catherine Bellew, Beverly McCarter, Bridget Etheridge, Heather Tepper, Emily Alligood, Emily Faulkner 695-7251. f Legal Assistants: Rita Boseman, Denekia Dixon, Kim Wray, Sandi Baughman-Egan, April

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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 November 2022. The office has more than 330 employees, including 150 sworn deputies and school resource officers and 170 detention center staff. Further details about the agency, services it offers, FAQs, useful links and more are available at www.pittcountysheriff.com. Daily updates and important announcements are made at www. facebook.com/pittcountysheriff and www.twitter.com/pittsheriff.

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Front desk: 101 W. Third St., 902-2800 f Sheriff: Paula Dance, 101 W. Third St., 902-2800, paula. dance@pittcountync.gov. Dance is up for election in November. She faces Rebublican Gary Weaver. f Chief Deputy Investigations: Chauncey Congleton, 101 W. Third St., 902-2772, chauncey. congleton@pittcountync.gov f Chief Deputy Patrol: John Guard, 101 W. Third St., 9022701, john.guard@pittcountync.gov f Major of Law Enforcement: Carter Adkins, 902-2715, carter. adkins@pittcountync.gov f Investigations: Capt. Chad Suggs, 902-2658, chad.suggs@ pittcountync.gov f Patrol: Capt. Robin Abbott, 902-2944, robin.abbott@pittcountync.gov f Administrative Services: Capt. Ray Waters, 902-2141, ray.waters@pittcountync.gov

f Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers: TIPLINE 758-7777 also www.crimestopper.org. 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. You can remain anonymous and earn cash rewards. f Program Coordinator: Sgt. Lee Darnell, 902-2724 (Office only, not tip line), lee.darnell@ pittcountync.gov, www.facebook.com/pittgreenvillecrimestoppers f Domestic Violence Investigations: 902-2701 f Victim Advocate: Sharon Langley, 902-2665, sharon. langley@pittcountync.gov f Victim Advocate: Deborah Sheppard, 902-2665, deborah. sheppard@pittcountync.gov f Community Impact Unit: School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., Community Watch Programs: Lt. Freda

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Godley Hines, 902-2725, freda. godley-hines@pittcountync. gov and Sgt. Michael Stroud, 902-2779, michael.stroud@ pittcountync.gov f Community Programs: Citizen’s Academies, S.U.M.M.E.R. Youth Camp, Senior Check Program, Venus Curry, Community Programs Coordinator, 9022776, venus.curry@pittcountync.gov f Volunteer Coordinator: Clemmie German, 902-2727, clemmie.german@pittcountync. gov f Deputy Drifter, Therapy K9, www.facebook.com/deputydrifter, 902-2910, chris.curtis@ pittcountync.gov f Court Services Unit: Lt. Shelton Davis, shelton.davis@ pittcountync.gov, 902-2841 f Civil Process Unit: Lt. Tim Daugherty, timothy.daugherty@ pittcountync.gov, 902-2719

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f Handgun Purchase Permitting & Concealed Carry Permitting, sheriff.gunpermitting@ pittcountync.gov, 902-2819 f Public Records Custodian: Victoria McRoy, 902-2843, victoria.mcroy@pittcountync.gov f Public Relations and Information Officer: Sgt. Lee Darnell 902-2724, lee.darnell@pittcountync.gov f Training and Standards Unit: (JOB INFORMATION) www. pittcountysheriff.com/job-openings, 902-2865, sheriff.interested@pittcountync.gov f Sex Offender Registry Services: Tania Harris, 902-2653 tania.harris@pittcountync.gov f 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

f State Bureau of Investigation Greenville office, 1013 WH Smith Blvd.: 756-4755

MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT f Municipal Police Departments Several municipalities outside of Greenville operate their own police force. All police can be dispatched by dialing 911. f Ayden, 4144 West Ave., 4815844, Chief Chris Forehand f Bethel,7439 North Main Street., P.O. Box 240, 818-0887, Chief W.D. Rhodes f Farmville, 3672 N. Main St., P.O. Box 86, 753-4111, Chief Jeffery Spencer f Grifton, 6881 S Highland Blvd. B, P.O. Box 579, 524-4161, Chief Bryan Silva f Winterville, 2593 N. Railroad St., P.O. Box 1459, 756-1105, Chief Ryan Willhite f 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 who serve Pitt and Martin counties. Troopers’ ultimate duty is to protect the public. They are responsible

Ted Sauls Interim GPD chief

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 motorists, 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. f Troop A Headquarters, 4651A North Creek Drive, 758-5300 f District 5 Headquarters (Pitt/ Martin Counties), 4651-A North Creek Drive., 752-6118 f 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 Public Information Officer: Capt. Chris Sutton: 737-7433 Non-Emergency: 328-6787

Faris Dixon District Attorney

Robert C. Kemp, III Public Defender

f Pitt Community College Police Department 139 Bulldog Run, Winterville, NC 28590 The 11-member PCC Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency, featuring full- and part-time officers and support staff who provide security on PCC’s main campus and off-campus locations throughout Pitt County. Chief: Tyrone Turnage Jr., (252) 493-7777 f ECU Health Police Department 1705 Childs Way, Greenville, NC The ECU Health Medical Center Police Department provides law enforcement for all hospital buildings. There are 35 sworn and 12 reserve hospital police officers. Chief: Randall Walston, 2100 Stantonsburg Road, 847-5909, 847-8568 (non-emergency after 5 p.m.) f Pitt County ABC Enforcement 2082-B Central Park Drive, Winterville, NC 28590 The Pitt County ABC Law Enforcement Division has three full-time officers dedicated to the enforcement of the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Laws. Chief: Timothy Greene, 756-7459 Ext. 114 tgreen@ pittcountyabcboard.com

Jeff Foster & Marvin Blount Superior Court Judges

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Paula Dance Sheriff

f Chief of Detention: Lim Capehart, lim.capehart@pittcountync.gov, 252-902-2850


FIRE & RESCUE

Greenville Fire Department Aaron Hines/City of Greenville

Greenville Fire/ Rescue

Visit the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ GreenvilleFireRescue. For emergencies, dial 911.

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.

f Chief: Carson Sanders, 3294397 csanders@greenvillenc. gov f Assistant Chief: Brock Davenport, 329-4395, bdavenport@ greenvillenc.gov f Headquarters, Station No. 1, 500 S. Greene St., 329-4390 f Station No. 2, 2490 Hemby Lane f Station No. 3, 2400 Charles Blvd. f Station No. 4, 200 Staton Road f Station No. 5, 255 Rollins Drive f Station No. 6, 3375 E. 10th St. f Station No. 7 (Under Co struction) 4170 Bayswater Road, Winterville, NC

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f Life Safety Services Division: Battalion Chief Bryant Beddard, Fire Marshal, 329-4416; Fire and Life Safety Educator and Public Information Officer Jessica Blackwell 329-4679. f Fire prevention and life safety education programs are presented to groups or organizations by request. f Smoke Alarm program: 3294390. The department offers free smoke alarms and installation for any Greenville resident.

County Fire/EMS departments County fire and rescue departments offer services outside of Greenville and Winterville by eight contracted squads funded by EMS tax and other county operated squads. Most

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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., 9023950. 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 Fire Marshal Jay Morris 902-3952 County fire and rescue department listings: f Ayden Fire Department, 4112 West Ave., Ayden, 746-7021, Chief Mike Newbern

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f Ayden Rescue and EMS, P.O. Box 607, Ayden, 746-7020, Chief Chandler Sutton

f Fountain Rescue and EMS, 4334 Bell Road, Farmville, 7495321, Chief George Bell

f Bell Arthur Fire Department, 2634 Fire House Road, Bell Arthur, 752-8100, Chief Blake O’Neal

f Gardnerville Fire Department, 9521 County Home Road, Ayden, 746-4909, Chief Robert Humbles III

f Bell Arthur Rescue EMS, 4666 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, P.O. Box 654, Bell Arthur, 3297007, Chief Jesse Harris

f Grifton Rescue Squad, 535 Queen St., Grifton, Chief Ervin Harper

f Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department, 4167 N.C. 33 West, 7572888, Chief Daniel Everette f Bethel Fire Department, 3826 James St., Bethel, 818-0887, Chief Thomas Lilley f Bethel EMS, 5639 N.C. 11 North, Bethel, 825-9129 f Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department, 3020 Black Jack-Simpson Road, Greenville, 752-5792, Chief Corey Handley f Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department, 5440 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, 975-7912, Chief Bryan Dixon f Eastern Pines Volunteer Rescue and EMS, 5467 Eastern Pines Road, Greenville, 7583413, Chief Mike Currin f Eastern Pines Volunteer Fire Department, 5473 Eastern Pines Road, Greenville, 7523005 ext. 120, Chief Gary Arnold f Falkland Rescue Squad, 5977 N.C. 43 South, Falkland, 8301210, Chief Mecie Nichols f Falkland Volunteer Fire Department, 3620 West Ave., Falkland, 752-0064, Chief J.D. Peaden

f Farmville Rescue, 4414 Belcher St., Farmville, 7535611, Chief Helen Reel f Fountain Fire Department, 3642 S. Lynch St., Fountain, 749-1900, Chief Jonathan Landen

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Greenville Police Department Interim Cheif: Ted Sauls 329-4333

f Grimesland Volunteer Fire Department, 4663 First St., Grimesland, 757-1616, Chief Tina Dixon

Traffic Safety Unit 329-4597

f Pactolus Fire Department, 5864 U.S. 264 East, Greenville, 752-7162, Chief Kevin Ortiz Pactolus EMS, 5864 U.S. 264 East, Greenville, 752-6855

Community Watch Program 329-4339

f Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department, 925-1 W. Star St., Greenville, 355-8870, Chief Bryan Meters

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office 902-2800

f Sharp Point Volunteer Fire Department, 4975 Sharp Point Road, Fountain, 749-1771, Chief John Cook f Simpson Rural Fire Department, 2821 Virginia St., Simpson, 758-6310, Chief Johnnie Mayo

Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers 758-7777 Greenville Fire-Rescue 329-4390

f Staton-House Community Fire Department, 2501 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville, 7523879, Steve Naylor f Stokes Volunteer Fire Department, 3624 N.C. 30 North, Stokes, 758-5504, Chief Bruce Farmer Jr. f 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

Greenville Utilities 752-7166 Greenville Utilities Emergency Hotline 1-855-767-2482

f 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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Waste & Recycling 902-3353 Pitt County Animal Shelter 902-1731

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f Farmville Fire Department, 3713 N. Main St., Farmville, 753-2618, Chief Tommy Brady

f Grifton Volunteer Fire Department, 6855 Dupont St., Grifton, 524-3367, Chief Justin Johnson

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f Ayden The town provides electrical, water and sewer service to residents of Ayden and some customers in the surrounding community. Address: 4144 West Ave. Phone: 481-5817; after-hours emergencies: 4815844; Web: www.ayden.com. Public Works and Utilities Director: Stephen Smith, 481-5827 Electric Operations: Keith Alligood, 481-5832 Water and Sewer Operations: David Jones, 481-5833 Public Works Superintendent: Ja’Warren Cooper, 481-5847 Natural gas provided by Greenville Utilities, 752-7166; emergencies, 855-767-2482. f Bethel Greenville Utilities Commission provides water and sewer services to the town of Bethel. Dominion Energy provides electric service. There is no natural gas service. Phone: 752-7166 Emergency hotline: 855-767-2482. f Farmville The town provides electrical, water and sewer service to residents of Farmville and some 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 f 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: vacant f 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

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UTILITIES f Greenville Greenville Utilities Commission electric, water, sewer, and natural gas services to the City of Greenville and 75 percent of Pitt County. Main office: 401 S. Greene St., Greenville. GUC Express: 509 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Phone: 752-7166. Emergency hotline: 855-767-2482. Web: www.guc.com General Manager: Anthony “Tony” C. Cannon Director of Electric Systems: John Worrell Director of Water Resources: Randall D. Emory Director of Gas Systems: Anthony L. Miller Public works supervisor: Billy Raynor Electrical service: Duke Energy, 800-452-2777

County Home Road collection site Molly Mathis

Greenville Utilities Molly Mathis

f 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: Tina Dixon, 902-4666 Town maintenance supervisor: Dan Strickland Jr., 341-7137 Electrical service: Duke Energy, 800-452-2777 f 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, 9026328; water and sewer, 9026327; www.wintervillenc.com Natural gas provided by Greenville Utilities, 752-7166; emergencies, 752-5627. Public works director: Cliff McGuffin Electric director: Robert Sutton

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WASTE & RECYCLING Pitt County operates 14 collection and recycling centers in the unincorporated areas of the county that may be used for disposal 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 enforcement officer, deputy Nick Whaley at 902-3357 (office) or 414-0378 (cell) or email nickwhaley@ pittcountync.gov.To report illegal dumping online, visit www.pittcountync.gov/431/

Illegal-Dumping. 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 as follows:

f April-October: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon.Sat. (2-7:30 p.m. Sun.) f November-March: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (2-6 p.m. Sun.) f Sites are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter. f All 14 collection sites and the Transfer Station accept electronic waste.

Waste-collection sites:

f Ayden-Grifton, 5171 Weyerhaeuser Road, 746-9261 f Bethel, 3993 Creek Bank Road, 8258681 f Bells Fork, 4554 County Home Road, 355-2296 f Falkland, 5661 N.C. 43 North, 830-5598 f Farmville, 3457 Wesley Church Road, 753-7240

f Fountain, 3879 U.S. 258, 749-3525 f Grimesland, 3558 Avon Road, 758-1372 f Pactolus, 525 Second St., 830-5232 f Port Terminal, 911 Port Terminal Road, 758-0884 f Shelmerdine, 8270 N.C. 43 South, 7463821 f Stantonsburg, 3701 Stantonsburg Road, 830-3864 f Stokes, 2453 N.C. 903 North, 752-6991 f Wellcome, 673 Briley Road, 830-3876 f Winterville, 4818 Reedy Branch Road, 355-3718

Municipal service

Each municipality in Pitt County offers waste pickup and recycling. They contract with waste collection companies or provide the services themselves. Contact individual municipalities for more information (see Pitt County Towns pages). Visit www.pittcountync.gov/430/SolidWaste-Recycling.

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