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Aug. 20 Community News


Michael G. Cotter noticed on Aug. 5 that someone had carefully mowed around this fairy ring in his neighborhood.


Bobby Burns

Monday, August 20, 2018


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. 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.

Tea party

The Eastern N.C. Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. 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 around 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. 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. 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.

Coming up

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 355-2572 if you plan to attend.

Tar River Beekeepers

The next meeting of the Tar River Beekeepers will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, at the Pitt County Extension Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. As usual the meeting will start with a potluck supper and feature a debate about “How to Prepare Your Honey Bees for Winter.” Debaters will be Jerry Flanagan and Murdock Butler. For more information visit the Tar River Beekeepers Facebook page.

First responder awards

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is accepting nominations on its Facebook page through Aug. 31 for its First Responder Hero Awards. Nine North Carolina heroes will be recognized, one each from fire, law enforcement and emergency medical service in the Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Greenville communities. Nominees. There is a limit of one entry per Facebook account and a person can only be nominated once. After all submissions are received, Bailey’s selection panel will review the nominations and announce the winners on Sept. 11, National Emergency Responders Day. Winners will receive a medal and $200 gift card in a presentation with the Bailey’s store manager.