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Feb. 12 Community News


Kathy M. Carnes of Washington, N.C., shared this photo of an egret looking for a snack on the town's waterfront.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Great Decisions

Hanna Kassab, assistant professor of political science, will speak on “The Middle East: Regional Disorder” from 7-8:30 p.m. on the ECU campus, Rivers 102. This event is part of the Great Decisions 2019 series. Admission is free. Parking is available in the A lots around the Rivers Building. Contact Alethia Cook at cooka@ecu.edu or 328-5869.

Police relations

The Police Community Relations Committee and the Greenville Police Department will host an informational forum on the topic of department policy at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor Council chambers at Greenville City Hall, 200 West Fifth St. Presenters will be Chief Mark Holtzman and Megan Styron, accreditation coordinator. They will discuss how policy is made and implemented, including the influence of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. A Q&A will follow the presentations. Contact Greg Rubel at rubelgreg@yahoo.com or at 919-306-5154.

Retired faculty

Dr. Mark Iannettoni of the Brody School of Medicine will discuss recent advances in cardiac surgery during the ECU Retired Faculty Association forum at 3 p.m. in the second floor classroom of the ECU Physicians Family Medical Center, 101 Heart Drive. Iannettoni is the W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences and chief of the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine. Members of the public are invited to attend. Email yarbrought@ecu.edu for more information.

Coming up

Precinct meeting

The Winterville North 1403-B Precinct meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Winterville Library, 2613 N. Railroad St. Contact Tucker Moore at 341-8223 or atmoore75@gmail.com.

Valentine’s Eve

Famiglia Italian American restaurant, 740 W. Fire Tower Road, Suite 115, is offering a special Valentine's Eve dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to raise funds for Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina. Tickets are $100 per couple and include appetizer, soup, salad, entree and dessert. A cash bar is available. Reservations are required. Call 561-5351, contact lynnpischke@gmailcom or visit www.cancerservicesofeasternnc.org.

Mental health workshop

A conversation about “Mental Health in the African American Community” will be held at noon Wednesday in the Goess Student Center, Williams Dining Room at Pitt Community College, 169 Bulldog Run. The event is open to faculty staff and students.

Fellowship breakfast

The Interfaith Clergy will hold a Community Fellowship Breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday at the JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information contact the Rev. Dr. Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or email Rodneycon2007@gmail.com.


A concert titled “Come With Songs of Gladness!” will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S. Elm St. Old and new settings for organ and trumpet of classic Lutheran Hymns will be presented by Carolyn Green, Connie Widney and Thomas Huener. For more information, contact 252-756-2058.

Night to Paws

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will hold its Night to Paws from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 6 at the Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The night will feature dinner, drinks, a silent auction, a raffle and entertainment in honor and support of homeless cats and dogs. Contact anighttopaws2019@gmail.com.

MS Walk

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will sponsor its MS Walk at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Greenville Town Common. The walk will bring together people living with MS as well as families, friends and caregivers affected by the disease. Participants have the option of walking a one-mile or three-mile route. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Contact Mallory Hinic at 919-792-1012.