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Nov. 13 Community News


Siegfried F. Sanders of Ayden shared this photo of a heron looking for lunch on the Blanchard River in Findlay, Ohio.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Homicide support

The N.C. Victim Assistance Network will facilitate a homicide support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the group study meeting room at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. The meetings are for loved ones of murder victims. They will be held the second Tuesday of the month. Contact Elizabeth Watson in advance at elizabeth@nc-van.org. 

Winterville seniors

Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., November is “I’m So Thankful” Month. The group will have its Thanksgiving luncheon. Call 355-2572 or 814-9012 .

ECU retired faculty

Peter Francia, widely published ECU political science professor, will analyze the results of the 2018 congressional and state elections at 3 p.m. in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive. The presentation is the first of the ECU Retired Faculty’s 2018-19 public forum series. The lecture and question and answer session is open to the public.

Board meeting

The Pitt County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in the Commissioner Auditorium, 1717 W. Fifth St. Contact Betsy Wallace at 902-2442 or betsy.wallace@pittcountync.gov.

NAACP meeting

The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP will meet at 6 p.m. at 800 W. Fifth St. The meeting is open to all members and supporters. The agenda will include a special report on the Get Out The Vote drive and the mid-term election. It will also include discussion of empowering communities of color for 2020, redistricting, the 2020 census, and the 2020 presidential election. Call Calvin Henderson, president, at 814-9076 for more information.

GPD Police Community Relations

The Greenville Police Department Police Community Relations Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Center, 2096 Central Park Drive, Winterville. Chris Burack and Tyler Whaley will speak about the GPD application process and benefits compensation, followed by a question and answer period. Contact Greg Rubel, 919-306-5154, for more information.


The Pitt County National Alliance on Mental Illness-Pitt family support meeting will be from 6:30–8:30 in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. All meetings are open to the public. Call 531-3603 or 902-NAMI (6264).

Memorial service 

Vidant Home Health and Hospice will sponsor a vigil service to remember lost loved ones and to recognize hospice caregivers at 7 p.m. at John Paul II Catholic High School, 2725 E. 14th St. Contact Angelina Brittle at aneglina.brittle@vidanthealth.com or 847-1236.

Coming Up

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Parker's Barbecue, 3109 S. Memorial Drive. Attendees are asked to bring school supplies and a record of volunteer hours for 2018. Call 714-6027.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will hold their November luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the VillEdge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Michele Nix, vice-chairman of the N.C. Republican Party, will be the speaker. The price is $15 and the deadline to RSVP is today. Call Beth Capillary at 252-531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill, women’s and civil rights advocate, will speak 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday in Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus as part of The Voyage of Discovery Series. Her topic will be "Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." Previously purchased tickets will be honored. For more information visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/voyages/. 

Purple Gala

The Pitt Aging Coalition is hosting the annual Purple Gala at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St. Proceeds will benefit Dementia Alliance NC, formerly known as Alzheimer’s NC. Tickets at $25 and are available at the door. Visit greenvillepurplegala.com.