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As of August 28, 2008 - 11:00AM EDT Current Conditions Just as we have dodged the bullet of Tropical Storm Fay, Tropical Storm Gustav looks to make a run towards New Orleans next week. We in Eastern NC too may be welcoming Hanna next week, if projected path maps are accurate. The worst of a low pressure system has passed and Pitt County residents have a 50 percent chance of rain Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The county mostly escaped Wednesday's stormy weather, which produced a hazardous weather outlook and tornado watches for most of the (0 comments)
A cloud that looks like a Guardian Angel as the morning sun rises Submitted to us by Ernie Harrison, a local Williamston NC native and a blog subscriber! While our lives are often hectic, consumed by the life we live, please remember to take a minute or two each day to be thankful for the things we have. Deryck Wilson, Broker, REALTORProud Member of Coldwell Banker Coastal Rivers Realty (0 comments)
Drought Classification and Response Actions D4-Exceptional Drought The NCDMAC urgently advises all water users in the counties that are indicated on the US Drought Monitor Map of North Carolina as suffering from Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions to enact the following precautions in addition to previous advisories until further notice: All water users are advised to follow their Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP). An effective WSRP should adhere to the guidelines set forth by the water use rules during drought that became effective March 19, 2007. Water users without a written plan are advised to follow the applicable default water (0 comments)
Greenville Utilities Greenville NC - Rates to Go Up for Builder/Developer/Buyer - 08/27/08 02:57 PM
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Greenville Utilities Commission - Our Utilities Provider in Greenville NC GUC Current and Future Service Fees: GUC Service Fee Refunds: GUC currently refunds developers $460.00 for each water/sewer service developers install. This refund is passed along to lot buyers. GUC has announced elimination of this refund thereby increasing the cost of the lot and eventually the cost of the home that is built on the lot. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The Greenville-Pitt Home Builders Association (HBA) needs our help. Greenville Utilities has proposed price increases to builders/developers for water and sewer connections. These increases range from 81% to (0 comments)
East Carolina University ECU, Skip Holtz Contract Extended - 08/27/08 01:16 PM
Head Coach Skip Holtz GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina University's Head Football Coach Skip Holtz, who has led the Pirates to two bowl appearances and consecutive winning seasons for the first time since the 1999 and 2000 campaigns, has agreed to tentative terms of a proposed contract that would help secure his position through the 2013 season according to an announcement from ECU Director of Athletics Terry Holland Tuesday. Specific details of the proposed six-year contract, which also includes a modified incentive and bonus structure, cannot be released until final approval by the East Carolina University Board of Trustees. Holtz became East (0 comments)
Plans Discussed for Greenville NC Railroads - Problem Traffic Areas - 08/27/08 12:58 PM
rhett butler/the daily reflector Marc Hamel, left, with the state Department of Transportation, talks with Greenville resident Cathy Campbell about the possibility of new railroad tracks as they look at a map during a meeting at the Eppes Recreation Center on Tuesday evening. Train blockage at Arlington Boulevard and Howell Street could be reduced by 85 percent if plans to change rail operations in Greenville go forward, a state Department of Transportation engineer said Tuesday. Transportation officials and consultants reviewed plans to streamline train travel through Greenville during a Tuesday afternoon citizen informational workshop at Eppes Recreation Center. The event brought out (0 comments)
Coldwell Banker Coastal Rivers Realty, located at 1516 SE Greenville Blvd in Greenville is a full service real estate company offering the most professional service, with the most comprehensive access to real estate in the area. As a member of the Greenville-Pitt Association of REALTORS, Coldwell Banker Coastal Rivers Realty participates in the Multiple Listing Service(MLS) as well as Broker Reciprocity and that means you can access any property listed by any real estate company in the MLS. Our Sales Associates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all your real estate needs. Call (toll free 1-888-537-1403) to speak (0 comments)
Texas Roadhouse now is cooking up its hearty grilled steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs at 720 S.W. Greenville Blvd., between Greenville Grande theaters and The Cracker Barrel restaurant. It's the 13th North Carolina location of the Clarksville, Ind.-based full-service steak house chain. North Carolina Market Partner Greg Beckel said Texas Roadhouse hand-cuts its aged steaks daily; guests may select the steak they want from a cooler at the restaurant entrance. The restaurant bakes its own bread, which is served with cinnamon butter, and makes its side orders - baked potato, sweet potato, chili, house salad, Caesar salad, apple sauce, fresh vegetables, (0 comments)
Welcome to Greenville & Pitt County North Carolina! Housing Assistance: Greenville has a variety of housing options for its residents. Whether you are looking to rent, lease, or buy, Greenville has a large variety of living options. To learn more about apartments and real estate in Greenville, click on one of the following links: For apartments: www.apartments.com For real estate: www.1SearchMLS.com Driver's License: The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is responsible for issuing North Carolina Residents with Driver's Licenses. Click on the following link for information on how you can obtain a North Carolina's Driver License:http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services/drivingpublic/applying.html License Plates: The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is (0 comments)
College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities, including Duke, East Carolina University, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus. The movement called the Amethyst Initiative began quietly recruiting presidents more than a year ago to provoke national debate about the drinking age. "This is a law that is routinely evaded," said John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College in Vermont who started the organization. "It is a law that the people at whom it is directed believe (0 comments)
Some parents may have shorter waits to drop their kids off at school if a new plan developed by the school district works as planned. The Pitt County Board of Education discussed Monday night an express busing plan designed to reduce traffic at Ayden Elementary, Creekside Elementary and Wintergreen Primary and Intermediate schools. The plan would redirect all parents who normally drop their children off at the school to drop them off at a nearby location. A bus would then take the children the rest of the way. Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo said officials believe the program (0 comments)
Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Dierks Bentley and Bud Light will present a concert inside Minges Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 4 as part of his Throttle Wide Open Tour. The ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) is responsible for bringing the event to Greenville and it is sponsored locally by Trade Wilco-Hess, Thad's Carpet One and Thad's Flooring America. After signing with Capitol Records in 2003, Bentley released his self-title debut album that same year as well as Modern Day Drifter in 2005. Both records went platinum in the United States. The Phoenix, Ariz. native has produced five No. 1 (0 comments)
Greg Eans/The Daily ReflectorThe Indigreen Corporate Park is seen from the air, developed by Greenville Industries in the 1980s. The name Greenville Industries may ring familiar with only a few who call Pitt County home. The result of its work for nearly six decades has had an impact on many of them. From its start in 1951, Greenville Industries fulfilled its mission of promoting economic growth, developing more than 1,000 acres and helping reel in major industries including Burroughs Wellcome. Beginning in the late 1980s, it began developing Indigreen Corporate Park, which now includes ASMO, Overton's, Practicon, Cox North (0 comments)
Jenni Farrow/The Daily Reflector Last year, on what he thought might be his death bed, Dr. John Gibbs made a promise of sorts. If he made it through, this physician would never forget how it felt to be a patient battling cancer. As they prayed for their son's life, Parham and Jennifer Stanley had a similar sentiment. Whatever was ahead for 2-year-old Beau, they would become proponents for parents of those fighting the disease. In late November, Gibbs was back at work. Within the week, Beau was laid to rest. Though one life was taken and another one spared, both (0 comments)
Perhaps no one on the East Carolina football team was more upset than Brandon Simmons to hear that his camp roommate, Dominique Lindsay, was injured last week and likely lost for the 2008 season. A fellow senior and close friend to Lindsay, Simmons did the only thing he could. He picked up the football and kept on going. While Lindsay sat in the stands for the Pirates' second scrimmage of August camp Saturday, Simmons electrified the ECU running attack. The running back carried the ball five times in the early sequences with the top offense and barreled his way to (0 comments)
Pitt County Bookmobile Keeps Rolling - Despite 25% Increase in Fuel Prices - 08/14/08 09:38 AM
The Pitt County Bookmobile parked outside the Spring Arbor nursing home on Arlington Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon. Sitting above Arlington Boulevard traffic Wednesday afternoon, Pete Hickey twirls the 17-inch steering wheel, turning right into the parking lot of Sterling House Assisted Living. It's 1 p.m. "Here comes Carl," Hickey said to his assistant Katie Hall. Despite temperatures in the mid-90s, Carl Bateman, 82, was waiting outside and he soon entered the coolness of Sheppard Memorial Library's bookmobile. "I've found some Hemingway for you," calls out Hickey. In a time when the Internet and television provide near instantaneous information, thousands of people (0 comments)
Proposed Curfew for Greenville NC Teenagers Under 16 - 08/14/08 09:27 AM
The Greenville Police Department wants the City Council to establish a curfew for teenagers under the age of 16. The topic will be discussed at 7 p.m. today during the council's meeting in the City Council Chambers, third floor of the Town Hall. The request comes as city police struggle with a 14 percent increase in robberies and 4 percent rise in violent crimes. City Manager Wayne Bowers said the City Council included discussion of a curfew as part of its yearly goals and objectives. State law allows communities to enact curfews when there is a documented trend of juvenile crime, (0 comments)
Brock Letchworth/The Daily Reflector Ayden Mayor Steve Tripp, right, speaks with U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Tuesday during a check presentation for the town of Ayden. Ayden North Carolina Mayor Steve Tripp says the ship is turning for Ayden and the United States Department of Agriculture is at the helm. Ayden has seen continued growth as a suburb of it's larger neighbors Greenville & Winterville in the last decade. Today, Ayden encompasses over 2.5 square miles and is home of over 5,000 residents. The community is continuing to prepare itself for new growth as Pitt County continues to develop as (0 comments)
Pitt County Sheriff Mac Manning Applies for Trafficking Investigator - 08/13/08 07:34 AM
The Pitt County Sheriff's Office will serve as the lead agency for a task force investigating human trafficking if the county's application for a federal grant is approved. Grants Administrator Melissia Larson says the sheriff's department is seeking more than $488,000 over a three-year period to fund an endeavor she says will address an emerging issue nationwide. The LE Task Force will be a collaborative effort between local law enforcement, the High Point Police Department, the Middle District United States Attorney's Office, the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and RIPPLE, a current statewide task force. Grant funding will provide for (0 comments)
State Employees Greenville NC Contact: 252-353-1177 Special Mortgage Programs The Credit Union offers special mortgage programs for our members, including: First Time Homebuyer's Mortgages, Construction Loans, Manufactured Home Loans, an energy awareness mortgage, loans for new or relocating state employees, FirstHome Mortgages, and Mortgage Credit Certificates. Many of our mortgage products now provide an option for monthly and biweekly repayment schedules at the time of origination. Funds are collected with each payment, in addition to your principal and interest payment, to allow for the disbursement of the estimated annual tax and insurance premiums that will be due. These funds are (0 comments)
Improve Credit Scores - Ancillary Service Offered By "A Credit Advocate" - 08/10/08 07:34 PM
A CREDIT ADVOCATE "Changing Lives One Report At A Time" Your Key to Higher Credit Scores and a Brighter Financial Future How Much Does Your Poor Credit Cost You? In terms of dollars and cents a poor credit score can cost you thousands. The chart below will illustrate the additional money paid over the life of a 30 year mortgage loan at various scores and interest rates. Make sure to note the difference in monthly payment as well as the difference paid over the life of the loan. Our Ancillary Services are offered for a one-time fee of $895. This includes (1 comments)
Groundbreaking, Feb 2008 GREENVILLE, N.C.-- Dr. James R. Hupp, dean of the dental school at the University of Mississippi for the last six years, will be the founding dean of the new School of Dentistry at East Carolina University, Chancellor Steve Ballard announced today."Jim Hupp is a superb leader and educator with remarkable breadth and depth of experience," Ballard said. "He has impeccable credentials and skills. He is a lead author of one of the world's best-known dental textbooks, author of a large number of book chapters and scientific articles and editor-in-chief of an international dental journal. He was a (0 comments)
BB&T Plays to the Beat of ECU's Drums - Go Pirates! - 08/10/08 01:18 PM
BB&T wants college students to take notice of what it has to offer. And it's dressing up a handful of university branches on the East Coast with local school colors that are sure to grab attention. The Greenville branch at 523 Evans St. bordering the campus of East Carolina University has been decked out in purple-and-gold paint and signs in an effort to hook new Pirates in town and give them a place to stash their booty - even if it is just a few pieces of eight. The branch is one of five in to get makeovers in BB&T's school (0 comments)
William Anderson Greenville's police chief wants to relaunch a crime prevention program that was canceled five years ago. Police Chief William Anderson will seek City Council permission to hire a consultant to prepare an application to become a Weed and Seed site. Funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Weed and Seed works by encouraging communities to reduce crime through prevention and then revitalize communities. Anderson is scheduled to make his presentation Monday when the City Council meets at 6 p.m. in its chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The city of Greenville (0 comments)
GREENVILLE, NC (AP) - Wilbur Hardee founded the Hardee's restaurant chain in 1960, but he didn't stop there. The entrepreneur also launched a host of lesser-known eateries in his home state of North Carolina, such as Biscuit Town, Hot Dog City and Beef and Shake. But even decades after leaving the franchise that still bears his name, Hardee couldn't hide his pride when he passed a location and its marquee that bore his name. "He considered Hardee's his little child," said Ann Hardee Riggs, Hardee's 60-year-old daughter. Hardee died Friday, at the age of 89, in Greenville, N.C., the same (0 comments)
Tax Credit for Home Buyers - Interest Free Loan - Up to $7,500 - 08/10/08 10:41 AM
GREENVILLE, NC- Anyone who's been sitting on the sidelines hesitant to jump into the housing market until conditions settle down should know these dates: April 9, 2008, through June 30, 2009.They mark the eligibility period for the home purchase tax credit created by the housing bill enacted last week. If you have not owned a house during the last three years -- or are considering buying a first home -- and you close on a purchase before the end of next June, you may be eligible for a credit of as much as $7,500 against your federal taxes for 2008 or (0 comments)
Arrrrrgggggghhhh!! For anyone who has driven through the southern portion of the US, the name Cracker Barrel brings up images of biscuits, chicken fried steak and a general store packed with goodies like Moon Pies and all sorts of trinkets. Evidently though, an East Carolina fan noticed a small problem at the local Cracker Barrel in Greenville, NC - it didn't stock enough ECU gear, but had plenty of items bearing the logos of UNC and North Carolina State. Being a conscientious college football fan, he sent in an e-mail to Cracker Barrel requesting they stock more Pirates gear in (1 comments)
With 440 bird species calling North Carolina home throughout the year, local bird enthusiasts have abundant opportunities to hone their birding skills. And, with the recent completion of one portion of the North Carolina Birding Trail, those opportunities have been enhanced. On Tuesday at Hammocks Beach State Park, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced the opening of the coastal plains portion of the driving trail. That particular portion links 102 birding sites in 16 groupings east of I-95. A new portion is planned for Eastern NC at a local park, River Park North in Greenville, NC. That portion (0 comments)
The Beef Barn, 400 St. Andrews Drive, is changing with the times. Owners Bob and Donna Simon, who purchased the 42-year-old Greenville steak house in 1994, are changing their business plan and converting the venerable barn-shaped restaurant into a catering venue that also serves nightly meals to a smaller number of patrons. "I'm very reenergized about the whole thing," said Bob Simon, who began managing The Beef Barn in Cary in 1980 and moved on to head the Greenville restaurant in 1983. "This is going to be our vehicle for growth. Donna and I are so excited about this." Donna (0 comments)
www.ECUPirates.com Research/University Facts: East Carolina University is a pioneer in minimally invasive robotic surgery. On May 3, 2000 at East Carolina's Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Randolph Chitwood performed the first robotic heart valve surgery in North America. Using this technology, surgeons at the school have performed more operations on the heart's mitral valve than any other center in the world by far. ECU recently broke ground on the new East Carolina Cardiovascular Research Institute. This facility will make East Carolina University one of the premier heart treatment and research centers in the world. Brody School of Medicine ranks (0 comments)
Dowdy Ficklen Stadium Contests against seven bowl qualifiers, including a home matchup against Fiesta Bowl winner West Virginia, and battles against Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Virginia, all highlight East Carolina's complete 2008 football schedule released Tuesday by Conference USA.After the Pirates open the campaign on Aug. 30 by continuing its 13-game series with Virginia Tech at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, the Mountaineers will make their second visit in three years to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 6. ECU will face off against North Carolina State for the third consecutive season on Sept. 20 before (1 comments)
East Carolina Heart Institute, Under Construction, July 2008 Doing it right for the right reasons." That's the way Steve Lawler‚ president of Pitt County Memorial Hospital‚ describes the new East Carolina Heart Institute‚ expected to open later in 2008. A partnership of the hospital and East Carolina University‚ the $210 million Heart Institute will combine world-class cardiovascular surgery and inpatient and outpatient care with university research‚ medical training and public education. "The partnership between our medical center and East Carolina University is something that makes us strong‚ it's something that makes us different in the market‚ and it's something that (0 comments)
For a growing number of high school students in Pitt County‚ finding an answer to the age-old question is a little easier thanks to several innovative partnerships that provide a deeper understanding of career options and set students on the academic path to achieve their dreams. The successful Health Sciences Academy was launched five years ago by harnessing the educational and real-world expertise of the county school system‚ Pitt Community College‚ East Carolina University and the University Health System. (0 comments)
Greenville's park system, which includes River Park North, is another reason newcomers are here Myriah and Brian Shewchuk could easily be mistaken for lifelong Pirates fans. The season-ticket holders are eager participants in the tailgate picnics that flourish before East Carolina University football games. "Having lived primarily in larger northeastern cities‚ we were excited to be moving somewhere with such a sense of community‚" says Brian Shewchuk‚ who completed his post - doctoral fellowship in Philadelphia. "We like the size of things here and we enjoy a smaller college-town atmosphere." When the Shewchuks decided to relocate to Greenville two years (0 comments)
Pitt County's Home Market Offers Plenty of Choices - 08/08/08 03:07 PM
Communities across the country may be singing the blues over a lagging housing market‚ but in Greenville the tune remains "Home‚ Sweet Home." With a healthy‚ stable economy and the promise of more growth to come‚ the area is enjoying a flourishing residential real estate market that promises to stay just that way for the foreseeable future. "I don't see this slowing down any time soon‚" says James Rhodes‚ Pitt County planner. "The whole setting of Pitt County is attractive. The hospital is a regional facility that serves 29 counties‚ and we're a regional shopping destination‚ which brings with it lots (1 comments)
Steps in Choosing The Area You Want to Call Home - 08/08/08 09:49 AM
How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. Your local REALTOR® can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search. When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be more important considerations than others: quality of schools property values traffic crime rate future construction proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, prisons, freeways, airports, beaches, parks, stadiums and cultural centers such as museums (0 comments)
LINKS TO EVERYTHING EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA Local Government
- City of Greenville- Pitt County Government- Town of Ayden- Town of Farmville- Town of Grifton- Town of Winterville- Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce- Greenville Convention Center & Visitors Bureau- Pitt County Development Commission- Pitt County Online Parcel Information System- Greenville Utilities Commission
Local Education - East Carolina University- Pitt Community College- Pitt County Schools- ECU Options for Adult Learners- Pitt County Public/Private School Information- The Oakwood School- Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County- Yahoo! School Reports
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Find the Right Subdivision in Greenville For You! - 08/05/08 10:06 AM
We get calls every day wanting to know the best place to live in Greenville. We usually respond by saying what are the things you are looking for here in Greenville. It's hard to tell someone that is not familiar with our town where to view homes. A good agent will make the buyer aware of all the local interest and needs for the current client they are working with, once a client begins to look we like to direct them to a good subdivision guide that will show them the subdivisons here in the county and just how close the (6 comments)
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