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Sept. 19 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of a monarch butterfly getting a morning meal on a zinnia flower, taken at the Pitt Community Garden in September.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Parker's Barbecue on 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. Attendees should bring school supplies for the community service project. Call 714-6027.

Pitt County Fair

The 99th annual Pitt County Fair starts today with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3910 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. The fair continues through Sunday. Cost is $6; free for children 4 and younger. A mega pass is available for $20 and includes admission and unlimited midway rides. Visit www.pittfair.org for tickets or call 758-6916.

Public hearing

The Pitt County Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. in the Eugene James Auditorium in the County Administration Building, 1717 W. Fifth St. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public comments and input on the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan prior to the Planning Board forwarding a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. Visit www.pittcountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=354.

SCLC meeting

The organizational open meeting to form a new Greenville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that was to be held at 6 p.m. today at the Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave., has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. The fish fry previously scheduled for Friday has also been cancelled. Call 202-417-4369 or 258-7353.

Divorce care

A DivorceCare group will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. each Wednesday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. starting today 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. Childcare is available.  Participants can join the group at any time. Contact Joyce Day at 752-6154 or joyce@stjcconnect.org to register. 

Coming Up

Shred event

A Super Shred event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. The event, sponsored by the Council on Aging, Brookdale Assisted Living and Super Shred, is for residential customers only with a five bag/box limit per person (no businesses). Paperclips, staples and thin folders will be accepted, but no three-ring binders, please. Call the Council on Aging at 752-1717.

Voyages of Discovery: Anita Hill

The speaking engagement featuring civil rights advocate Anita Hill scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday on the campus of ECU has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for later in the semester. Visit ecu.edu/​cs-cas/​voyages/ or contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, director, Voyages of Discovery Series, johnsonj@ecu.edu, 328-6378.

Democratic Women

Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday for activity night at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. For more information, visit and message Democratic Women of Pitt County on Facebook or email President Rebecca Powers at dwpittcounty@gmail.com.

Movie series

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present Jupiter Jones from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday at 332 Sylvania St. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Games Meet Art

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will host Games Meet Art from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will include an assortment of video, board and life-size versions of games like Hungry Hippos and Angry Birds, along with refreshments and prize drawings. The event is free for museum members. Admission is $5 each or $15 per family for others. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Call 758-1946, email info@gmoa.org or visit gmoa.org for more information.