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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

August 14, 2018

A man who died after a two-vehicle crash last Thursday has been identified and more details about the fatal crash have been released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The driver, 62-year-old Raymond Earl Daniels of Greenville, was found unresponsive after he crashed his 2013 Hyundai Accent…

August 14, 2018

An Elizabeth City police officer under court order to stay away from his former fiancée following her domestic violence allegations against him, has resigned from the city police department.

David Sutton resigned on Aug. 2, Chief Eddie Buffaloe said last week afternoon in response to an…

August 14, 2018

NEW BERN — An Edenton man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for his role in an armed bank robbery in Windsor four years ago.

Michael Rankins, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan on Tuesday to 135 months in prison for armed bank robbery and…

August 14, 2018

A 22-year-old Greenville woman suffered major injuries after being shot with a BB gun, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The report indicated the incident happened between 4 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 12:29 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 500 block of N.C. 121.

Forcible entry was used…

August 13, 2018

Greenville Police arrested a Maryland man Friday on drug trafficking charges and weapons charges. 

According to detention center records, Darrin Jermaine Patterson, 28, of Maryland is charged with altering a gun serial number, trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to…


August 12, 2018

A 68-year-old woman was charged with driving while impaired after she crashed into a barrier while pulling into a parking lot, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Joyce Davis Garris,68, of 418 Olive Branch Road, Grifton, was stopped at 7:02 p.m. on July 30 near Queen Street…


August 11, 2018

Two men are facing drug and weapons after being arrested early Monday morning, according to a Greenville Police Department report. 

The arrest took place at 3929 Sterling Point Drive at 12:42 a.m., the report stated. There was no indication what prompted the arrest.

According to the…


August 11, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 392 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 2-8. Following is a breakdown:


Aug. 2

■ 2:49 a.m. — no incident found on arrival at 1400 Charles Blvd. Cleared 2:57 a.m.

■ 3:16 a.m. — alarm system sounded due to malfunction at 2578 W. Fifth St.…

August 10, 2018

A Fountain man was left with disabling injuries after he ran off the road and struck a tree. 

The crash took place on Aug. 4 at U.S. 258 and Lynch Street near Fountain, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated by the State Highway Patrol.

Ricky Webb Walston of Fountain…


August 10, 2018

RALEIGH — A Plymouth man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of an Elizabeth City check-cashing business nearly two years ago.

William Edward White, 34, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III on Thursday to…

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