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Feb. 16 Community News


Bob Williams found this trio of buzzards, who appeared ready to swoop down onto any possible meal, at the Pungo Wildlife Refuge.


Saturday, February 16, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. Call 746-8403.

Black history celebration

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will hold a Black History Month Celebration with the theme of “Labor with Dignity, Serve with Humility” at 9 a.m. The event will feature Dudley E. Flood, retired school administrator and principal of Bethel Union School (1967-69) and three-time recipient of the Long Leaf Pine, who helped desegregate schools in all 100 of the state’s counties. Special musical guests will be the Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir conducted by Walter R. Swan. Breakfast will be served. For more information call the church at 756-4869.

Precinct meetings

■ The Pitt County Democrats in Precinct 5-A/1505-A, will hold their annual organizing meeting at 10 a.m. at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 710 S.W. Greenville Blvd. All registered Democrats living in the precinct are invited to attend.

■ Ayden A and B Democrats will hold a precinct meeting at 10 a.m. at Gwendy’s Goodies, 514 Second St., Ayden. Call 746-7677.

■ The Fountain Democratic Party Precinct meeting will be held at 11 a.m. at Fountain General Store, 6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain. All Democrats in the Fountain precinct are invited to attend. 

Movie viewing

The ENC Tea Party will show the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” at noon at The Biscuit & The Bean, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville. The movie is based on a NY Times bestselling book and tells the true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a doctor who performed abortions in Philadelphia. Anyone interested in viewing the film should plan to arrive around noon to order food and/or drink; the movie will begin at 12:30 p.m. Contact Diane Rufino at crazy_for_the80s@Reagan.com for more information.

Public art

An Inclusive Public Art Sculpture event, “A Voice for the Latino/a Farmworker,” will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the Tropicana Supermarket, 1204 N. Memorial Drive. The public is invited to drop by this free, interactive event, sponsored by AMEXCAN, the Eastern N.C. Latin American Coalition and local artist Sally Jacobs. The art displayed will give viewers a unique oportunity to experience something from another’s point of view. Food will be available and attendees will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card. For more information call 258-9967 or email juvenciorp@amexcannc.org.

Library dedication

The Town of Winterville will dedicate at a space at the Winterville Public Library at 3 p.m. in memory of Ronnie “Run” Earl Cox. Cox, a well-known community member, will be honored and remembered for his love of the library and his contributions to the local area. The public is welcome to attend. Call 814-1834 for more information.

Coming Up

Awards nominations due

The City of Greenville is accepting nominations for the “48th Annual Award Ceremony and Reception” to be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The deadline for nominations is on Sunday. The award ceremony is an opportunity for the city to recognize and honor individuals and organizations/businesses that provide services that strengthen communities and improve the lives of others. This year’s theme is “Celebrating and Honoring Those Who Make a Difference.” Nominations may be made online at http://coghrc.greenvillenc.gov. For more information call 329-4494 or email cdaniels@greenvillenc.gov.

Grad Expo

ECU’s Dowdy Student Store will host a Grad Expo for May 2019 graduates from 10 a.m. to 7 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 4 pm on Thursday in the Main Campus Student Center, 501 E. 10th St. Graduating seniors may pick up their caps and gowns, register for graduation, and order class rings, invitations, announcements, personal thank you notes and diploma frames. Call 328-6731 for more information.