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Feb. 10 Community News


Richard Marks took this sunset photo on Feb. 1 looking west across County Home Road.


Sunday, February 10, 2019


Blood donors needed

The Eastern N.C. Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open today from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Blood donors are needed. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Call 758-1140, 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Pet food pantry

The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina, 408 W. Arlington Blvd., B-1, will distribute pet food from 1-4 p.m. to needy pet owners. The pantry distributes pet food at this location the second Sunday of each month and also provides pet food to pet owners through the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. The pantry relies entirely on donations and the support of donors to help family pets in need. Drop off items, host a pet food drive or make a donation at www.petfoodpantryenc.org.

Antiques show & tell

The Pitt County Historical Society will present its 13th Annual Antiques Show & Tell program from 3-5 p.m. at Red Banks Church, 2601 E. Fire Tower Road. Items should be submitted between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (maximum two per person). Light refreshments provided. For more information visit www.pittcountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 327-8859.

Winterville Historical Society

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will present “Contributions of African Americans to the Building and Growth of Early Winterville” from 3-5 p.m. in the Winterville Depot, 217 Worthington St. The speaker will be Calvin Henderson, longtime resident and president of the Pitt County Chapter of the NAACP. This event, in celebration of Black History Month, is open to the public. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for more information.

Coming Up

Federal Reserve speaker

ECU and the College of Business will host Tom Barkin, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who will speak to business and economic students from 3:30-5 p.m. on Tuesday in the SciTech Building, Room 346. Barkin will discuss the role of the Federal Reserve in the national and regional economies. Call 328-6481.

NAMI events

■ The National Alliance on Mental Illness Pitt County will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 001 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St. A short film, “Antelope,” will be shown. The film was written and directed by Ben Grace from his personal experience of hospitalization after a mental illness in 2012. Discussion will follow. NAMI is a free support group for family members, friends or individuals living with mental illness. All meetings are open to the public. 

■ NAMI Pitt County will hold a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at A.J. McMurphy’s, 1914 Turnbury Drive. Ten percent of food purchased will be donated to NAMI Pitt County. A silent auction also will be held during this time. For more information call 531-3603 or 341-1999.

Culture shift program

ENC Stop Human Trafficking will present a program, Real Men Rise Up: Fighting a Culture of Complicity at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in ECU’s Mendenhall Student Center. Expert panelists will be Pam Strickland, founder of ENC Stop Human Trafficking; John Guard, chief deputy, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and Ladwina Barlowe, victim advocate at REAL Crisis Center. The program will provide information about how shifting a culture can reduce violence and sex trafficking. The event will focus on how men can make a difference. Contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org or 717-4961.

Class reunion

The Greene Central High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th class reunion on June 7-8 in Snow Hill and Greenville. All members of the class are asked to send updated contact information to gchsclassof1974@yahoo.com by March 1. For more information call Faylene Little at 258-0788 or visit GCHSClassof’74 on Facebook.