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Thursday, May 17, 2018

We were very pleased to read about our Greenville city leaders stepping up to provide sidewalks for our community. Well-planned sidewalks are what we want and deserve to live in safe, healthy communities. Walking and biking projects make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring all people can get safely to where they need to go — work, school, the library, grocery stores or parks. They also help people feel more connected to their neighbors, which improves quality of life.

We can help make it safe for people to share the road with cars and trucks. Sidewalks that connect to parks, public transportation and schools; roads that include designated and protected bike lanes; and streets that accommodate all people can help us safely be active and improve our quality of life.

Studies show that people in walkable neighborhoods generally get about 35 to 45 more minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and are less likely to be overweight or obese than those in low-walkability neighborhoods. Investing in these sidewalks makes good sense, it is good for safety, it will provide opportunity for people to be more active and will help build a healthier community. Proper thought-out planning can benefit all of us. We need to strong in our actions to provide a safe and healthy community.

Neil Dorsey

Winterville

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October 23, 2018

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October 22, 2018

For the last 28 years, I have been privileged to serve in law enforcement. During that time, I have had many opportunities to work alongside Gary Weaver. Now, it is my honor to publically support Gary Weaver in his bid to become the next sheriff of Pitt County. Gary has dedicated his life to public…

October 21, 2018

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October 21, 2018

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October 20, 2018

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October 20, 2018

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October 19, 2018

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October 19, 2018

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October 18, 2018

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October 18, 2018

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