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Dec. 3 Community News


Kathy Carnes captured this photo while fishing on the Neuse River on Thanksgiving morning.


Sunday, December 3, 2017


Vinyl show

The Greenville Vinyl Record Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenville Masonic Lodge, 1104 Charles St. Admission is free. Christmas CDs and vinyl records and other collectibles will be available to buy, sell and trade. Call David Brown at 565-8313 for more information.

Reindeer dash

The 13th annual Reindeer Dash for Cash 10-miler and 5K run will begin at 1 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common, 100 E. First St. The race is a fundraising event to benefit the Capt. Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation of N.C. scholarship fund. Registration is $25-$45. For more information or to register, visit reindeerdashforcash.org.

Bath parade

The Bath Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. on Carteret Street in Bath. For more information call 943-7033 or visit Historic Bath’s Facebook page.

Coming Up

Diabetes support

“Holiday Living & Diabetes” will be the topic of the Vidant Diabetes Support Group meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Monday at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Drive. The meeting is free for anyone in the community living with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their support person. Host of the meeting will be Susan Houston, a nurse-diabetes educator. For more information contact her at 847-1436, or by email at Susan.houston@vidanthealth.com.

Opioid program

Pitt County Government will host a special forum about the opioid substance problem from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ag Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. The meeting is open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. For more information contact the Pitt County Manager’s office at 902-2950 or the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse at 328-2827.

Lights of love

Vidant Health Foundation will hold its annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the outdoor walking trail at Vidant Wellness Center, 2610 Statonsburg Road. The event features a children’s art contest, hot chocolate and cookies. Visit vidanthealthfoundation.com to sponsor a light in honor or memory of a loved one. Call Blair Vick at 847-1072 for more information.

Story Time With Santa

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host Story Time With Santa at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Santa will read to children and pose for photos. Tickets are $10 each ($15 for two children in one photo and $20 for three or more in a photo). Reservations required. Email brendafamilysupport@gmail.com.

Tree lighting

Grimesland's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Grimesland Community Park. The Grimesland Hometown Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 16, starting on Pitt Street at 2 p.m.

Jingle Bell Bash

The second annual Ugly Sweater Jingle Bell Bash will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Holiday Inn, 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, a benefit for the community programs of Mental Health America of Eastern Carolina, will feature the musical group Anthem Lights. It will include a silent auction, cash bar and ugly sweater contest. Tickets are $20 for general admission.Visit mhaec.org.

Breakfast with Santa

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday. The event will include a holiday breakfast, a visit with Santa Claus, a digital photo of each child and a keepsake craft. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.

Decorating for wildlife

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Decorating Trees for Wildlife from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn to prepare a winter feast for backyard wildlife. Free with Nature Center admission. Call 329-4560.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host an evening planetarium show and stargazing event from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.


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Crime and Rescue

May 23, 2018

A group of men in a Jeep terrorized a group of teens in a Scion last week in what the Greenville Police Department described as a road-rage incident. 

The vehicles were traveling on East Fire Tower Road about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when the men in the Jeep Wrangle pulled alongside the Toyota Scion,…

May 21, 2018

Someone stole more than $20,000 cash along with other valuables from a home in the 800 block of Sutters Place Drive outside of Winterville on Sunday, according to a report filed with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The break-in occurred about 6 p.m. according to the incident report released…

May 20, 2018

A 45-year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he crashed into two vehicles, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Van Lee Everette, 45 , of 1618 Cody Lane, crashed into two different vehicles about 3:35 p.m. on May 12 near Greenville Boulevard and 10th Street,…


May 19, 2018

A Wilmington woman visiting Greenville still was missing on Saturday, more than 24 hours after she told family members she was going for a walk, according to a Greenville Police Department spokeswoman.

Bonnie Gitto, 70, was last seen in the 100 block of Fairlane Road shortly after 2 p.m. Friday,…


May 19, 2018

Two guns were stolen from an auto business, according to reports from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

An employee at Easy Muffler Shop, 110 Pactolus Highway, filed a sheriff’s office report after someone stole two pistols from the business between 9 a.m. and 10:40 p.m. on Thursday.…

May 19, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 379 fire and EMS calls from May 10-16. Following is a breakdown:


May 10

■ 5:33 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 2233 Bellamy Circle. Cleared 6:21 a.m.

■ 7:28 a.m. — excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition at…

May 18, 2018

Members of the Regional Drug Task Force has arrested and charged a Greenville man in connection with multiple drug charges.

Myshaun Beontrie Stanback, 34, of Greenville was arrested after task force members seized 27 grams of heroin, 21.2 grams of cocaine, four suboxone films and 62 illegal…

Myshaun Beontrie Stanback.jpg

May 17, 2018

A teenager stole a man’s car from him at gunpoint shortly before midnight Wednesday and was arrested the next day, the Greenville Police Department reported Thursday.

The incident occurred in Copper Beech apartments on Silver Maple Lane, a news release said. The victim told police a man…


May 17, 2018

The Greenville Police Department has charged a Henderson man with second-degree murder in connection with the 2017 overdose death of a man at a motel in December, the department announced Thursday.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Floyd Terry Thorpe Jr. at a house located in the 100 block of Summit…

May 17, 2018

One person was left with suspected minor injuries after another driver failed to yield, causing a two-car crash on Reedy Branch Road on May 11, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

Myon Cha Tripp, of Winterville, was traveling east on…

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