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Sept. 16 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden spotted this eagle attempting to balance on the very top of a tree.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Coming Up

Public hearing

The Pitt County Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Eugene James Auditorium in the County Administration Building, 1717 W. Fifth St. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public comment and input on the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan prior to the Planning Board forwarding a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. Contact Eric Gooby, AICP, senior planner with Pitt County Planning and Development at 902-3250 or eric.gooby@pittcountync.gov or visit www.pittcountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=354.

Support groups

The following support groups will be offered at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. Childcare is available. Participants can join the groups at any time. Contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or joyce@stjcconnect.org to register. 

■ A DivorceCare group will meet weekly from 6:15-8 p.m. starting on Wednesday and running through Dec. 19. Separation and divorce are among the most painful and stressful of life events, but this group ensures that people do not have to go through it alone. DivorceCare is a Christian-based group that gives good information on how to navigate this transition.

■ A support group for single parents will meet weekly from 6:15-8 p.m. starting on Wednesday and running through Dec. 19. This Christian-based group will address a variety of parenting concerns from a faith perspective.

Republican Women lunch

The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet for lunch at noon (social at 11:30 a.m.) on Thursday at the Hilton Villedge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Jay Delancy of the Voter Integrity Project, the state’s leading proponent of election integrity reform. Price is $15 inclusive. RSVP to Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com by Tuesday.

Voyages of Discovery: Anita Hill

Brandeis University law professor and civil rights advocate Anita Hill will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s Voyages of Discovery lecture series. She famously testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in a sexual harassment case in 1991. Today, Hill is a proponent of Title IX awareness in education and employment practices. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff, $5 for ages 16 and younger, free for ECU students. Visit ecu.edu/​cs-cas/​voyages/.

“Boeing Boeing”

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., has postponed this weekend’s performances of “Boeing Boeing” due to Hurricane Florence. However, remaining performances of the play, by Marc Camoletti, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 23. Revived on Broadway in 2007 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960s French farce (adapted for the English-speaking stage) features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (an American), who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. The Whirligig Stage production is directed by Jonathan Murray. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Community feeding

The North Pitt Area Table Committee, a Division of Community Unity Network, will host a community feeding from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 at New Wynne Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Package Craft Road, Bethel. A free hot meal will be served. All are welcome. Call Mayor Gloristine Brown at 347-2970 or the Rev. Rodney Coles at 717-9600.

Heritage celebration

A Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will include music, games for children and food and fun for the entire family. Exhibits of programs and services relating to education, health and immigration will also be available. Call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.