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Sept. 25 Community News


Contributed photo Kathryn Kolasa shared this photo highlighting some of the beach erosion that has occurred at Atlantic Beach due to Hurricane Florence.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Road closure

Clean-up work related to Hurricane Florence will force the closure of a portion of York Road today. York Road between Oxford Road and King George Road will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m. for the removal of trees that were damaged in the storm. The work is expected to last one day. Motorists attempting to travel in either direction on York Road will be detoured onto Oxford Road and King George Road.

Candidate event

The Daily Drum Newspaper and Awesome Radio will host a meet and greet with candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Eppes Recreational Center on 400 Nash St., Greenville. All candidates are invited and it's open to the public. Contact Ben Johnson at 258-6827, Renee Boston-Hill at 917-518-1871 or Awesome Radio at 756-3137.

Coming up

Bird park trip

The Farmville Senior Council will take a day trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, departing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from the back of the Farmville Commmunity Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Cost will be $10 for seniors age 62 and older or $11 for those younger than age. Participants should bring their own bag lunches for a picnic. For reservations or more information call Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.

Beauty showcase

Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design will present the first Greenville Hair & Makeup Showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stilllife, 511 Cotanche St. The event is a benefit for The Dream Factory of Eastern N.C. The event, which will feature celebrity-inspired hair and makeup looks, is designed to allow students of Alexander Paul Institute to showcase their work and skills. The evening's activities also will include a silent auction. Visit www.alexanderpaul.edu/GHAMS for tickets. For information on The Dream Factory of Eastern N.C., visit dreamfactoryinc.org/chapters/northcarolina/.


The Council on Aging will offer a flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccine clinic for older adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. No appointment is necessary; participants should bring insurance cards. Walgreens/Rite-Aid will administer the vaccines.

Inclusive Breakfast

The Greenville Human Relations Council will host its 10th annual Inclusive Community Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 Greenville Blvd. S.W., Greenville. This is a free event that is sponsored by the City of Greenville and the Human Relations Council. Call or email Cassandra Daniels at 329-4494 or cdaniels@greenvillenc.gov to RSVP

Farmville Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council will meet at the Community Outreach Soup Kitchen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3503 S. Walnut St. at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. The agenda will conclude discussion and planning of October trips. Call 714-5930.

USA Dance

The September Greenville USA Dance event will be from 7-10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center (second floor), 1868 Health Sciences Drive (North on Arlington to right on MacGregor Downs Road and right into the parking complex. The Student Center is at the east end of the parking lot). Lesson begins at 7 p.m.; dancing at 8 p.m. For info visit www.greenvilleusadance.org.

Riley’s Army

The Seventh Annual On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K and 1K Races will start at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 (registration at 2 p.m.) at the Winterville Parks and Recreation Dept., 332 Sylvania St., Winterville, to help celebrate pediatric cancer awareness month. Proceeds and donations from the races will go directly to Riley’s Army programs and services. Registration is open at www.runtheeast.com. Contact Kimber Stone at kimber@rileysarmy.com for sponsorship or vendor information. Visit www.rileysarmy.com to learn more.

Alumni meeting

The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T State University will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. For more information call 217-7476.