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Aug. 18 Community News


This sweet deer family comes by Kathy M. Carnes' Washington house for supper every night.


Saturday, August 18, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pitt County Nutrition Program will offer its recipe of the week and local musicians will play. For more information, call 355-7612.

Bee friendly

National Honey Bee Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kinston Farmers’ Market in downtown Kinston, 100 N. Heritage St. Visitors will be able to talk with beekeepers, see bees up close and safely in an observation hive, see honey extracted from honeycomb, sample local honey, go on a scavenger hunt and learn what to do to protect native bees and honeybees. 

Wounded Warriors

The Rocky Mount Elks Lodge will host a Wounded Warriors fundraiser at 7-11 p.m. at the lodge, 2750 N. Church St., Rocky Mount. The event will feature the East Coast Rhythm & Blues Band with a cash bar or brown bagging. Admission $15 or $20 a couple. Tickets are available from Rex Jones, 903-7453; Margaret Cobb, 314-8510; or Michael at 883-7288.

Coming up

Tea party

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Grill, 136 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville. Dr. Greg Murphy, Pitt County’s state representative for N.C. House District 9, will discuss the opioid epidemic. Guests should begin arriving abou 5:30 p.m. to order food and socialize. Contact Diane Rufino, crazy_for_the_80s@Reagan.com or Karen Kozel at karenkozel@gmail.com.

Dementia program

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Amanda Biggs with Project CARE will present a program titled “Diagnosis of Dementia … Now What?” Free to the public, but space is limited. Call 752-1717 to register or for more information.

Auditor presentation

The Grifton Lions Club will host Beth Ward from the N.C. Office of the State Auditor at 7 p.m. on Monday in the church fellowship hall at Grifton United Methodist Church, 437 McCrae St.. The presentation will provide information on what types of audits the office performs, who the office audits, what is found as a result of an audit and how the findings affect the individual citizens of North Carolina. It is open to the public and will last about 20-30 minutes followed by a question-and-answer period.

Rouse reception

The Beta Kappa Sigma and Omicron Gamma Sigma chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity are hosting a reception for new Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday at the Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation Building at Alice F. Keene District Park, 4561 County Home Road. Rouse, the college’s first African-American president, is a member of the fraternity, serves as its southeastern regional director. He joined the college on Aug. 1. He is immediate past president of Sigma’s Beta Kappa Sigma chapter. Call Pearless Speller, president of Sigma’s Beta Kappa Sigma chapter, at 902-6939 for more information.

Dive-In Theater

Cancer Services of Eastern NC will host a "Dive-In Theater" event from 7:30-9:45 p.m. Friday at Aquventure Aquatics Campus, 214 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The event is free and is open to teens and young adults who have been affected by cancer or have had a loved one affected by cancer. The movie "Jaws" will be shown. Food and beverages will be provided, and a lifeguard will be on duty. Guests must be 12 and older to participate, and there is a limit of three guests per participant. Registration is required. Call 561-5351. Deadline is Tuesday.

Meet and greet

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., to hold a meet and greet with area candidates for political office. The meeting is open to all candidates and seniors in the surrounding area. Call 252-355-2572 if you plan to attend.

Book signing

Attorney Ashley Nicole Russell will be signing her book, “The Cure for Divorce Culture,” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, inside the VillEdge Wood-Fired Kitchen, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Light Refreshments will be served. Call Michele Cox at 702-4376 for more information.

Winterville Museum

Winterville Historical and Arts Society, 2543 Church St., will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Winterville Museum in celebration of the 33rd Annual Watermelon Festival. Watermelon slices will be served after the parade. The museum, located in the Cox-Ange House, a beautiful example of the Victorian style architecture prevalent in eastern North Carolina at the turn of the cenutry, houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County.