Sunday, September 22, 2019

Environmentalist urges activism during speech at ECU

September 22, 2019

Driving a Prius will not save the planet but large groups banding together to do something about fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions, even if it requires activism and civil disobedience may bring about change.

That was the central message of globally recognized environmentalist and activist,…

Chamber music festival celebrates 20th season

September 21, 2019

Early in his career at ECU, Ara Gregorian, who would go on to become a distinguished professor in the School of Music, struck a bit of a sour note during a visit with an arts patron.

It was not a musical note, of course. Gregorian, a Juilliard graduate who had moved to Greenville to teach two years…

Soap makes for good, clean fun at the fair

September 21, 2019

The theme of the Pitt County Fair this year is "100 Years of Fun," and at one exhibit in the main hall you might add that it's about good, clean fun.

Nestled among the homemade pies, cakes, jellies, jams, clothing and quilts is a display of soaps created by soap maker and retired school teacher…

School celebrates housing, of a sort

September 21, 2019

Cheers, music and popping balloons filled the gym at Ridgewood Elementary School on Friday as students celebrated their inclusion in a new house system school officials say will strengthen bonds and encourage growth.

More than 800 students from kindergarten to fifth-grade gathered to be chosen by…

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