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Monday, December 4, 2017

The Greenville Museum of Art hires new director of development.

Jenna Leissner has been selected by the Greenville Museum of Art trustees to oversee the organization’s development efforts and ensure the GMA has the financial capacity to meet its core mission and evolving goals. Leissner joins the GMA after most recently serving as a chapter leader for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and as program director at the National League of Junior Cotillion. GMA Board President Melissa “Missy” Goldstein said she was pleased by the hire.

“We are excited to welcome Jenna to the Greenville Museum of Art. Her energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to the Museum as we move forward to achieve our goal of serving as a center of Fine Arts in Greenville and all of Eastern Carolina,” Goldstein said.

Prior to her work with Junior Cotillion and MADD, Jenna worked for more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector in development, marketing, donor relations, fundraising, and event planning. She earned a BA from Meredith College in Raleigh.

Founded in the early 1900s, the GMA’s mission is to provide and promote the Visual Arts through collections, exhibitions and education. With over 15,000 annual visitors and numerous lectures, programs and tours throughout the year, the Museum is focused on culturally enriching the lives of all who walk through its doors.

Stone is employee of the month at ONLINE Information Services

Wanda Stone, an accounting assistant, has been named ONLINE Information Services’ Employee of the Month for September, 2017 by a committee of her co-workers.

As an accounting assistant, Stone is responsible for maintaining the accounts receivable detail for ONLINE’s major utility customers. Unlike typical accounts receivable tracking this is maintained at a very detailed level. She also provides analytical support to the company controller and does both with excellence, according to her peers.

Stone’s name will be added to a plaque at ONLINE commemorating the Employee of the Month for September, 2017 at ONLINE Information Services. In addition, she will park in the first parking spot outside ONLINE’s door for the Month of October.

ENC residents appointed to state education commission

Several eastern North Carolina residents have been named to the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education. The Commission, which Gov. Roy Cooper created through an Executive Order, will focus on the critical importance of North Carolina meeting its duties under the state constitution.

Appointed individuals include:

Patrick Miller of Snow Hill as the superintendent representative to the Commission. Miller is the superintendent of Greene County Schools, where he has served for the past nine years. He is a former choral music and theater arts teacher and elementary school principal in Greene County. Miller was the 2014-15 N.C. Central Regional Superintendent of the Year.

James Moore of Rocky Mount as the public safety representative to the Commission. Moore is the Rocky Mount chief of police. He has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience in Rocky Mount and Wilmington, where he has served in patrol, investigations, special operations, and support services functions.

Michael Williams of Rocky Mount as the workforce board representative. Williams is executive director for the Turning Point Workforce Development Board, which oversees the regional workforce development system serving Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson Counties. A native of Halifax County, he has more than 25 years of experience in workforce and economic development.

CresCom Bank promotes Thomas to vustomer vare supervisor

CresCom Bank, a leading community bank in North and South Carolina, has promoted Richard Thomas to customer care center supervisor at the Whiteville branch.

Richard joined the bank in June 2015 as a customer service representative and quickly took on the role of field instructor in the training department. Prior to joining CresCom Bank, Thomas worked at the First Community Bank and at BB&T.

“CresCom Bank is thrilled to have Richard as a part of our customer service team,” said David L. Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank. “He is a dedicated professional who will provide excellent service to all of our existing and future customers. We look forward to his continued career growth.”

CresCom Bank promotes Dale to branch manager

CresCom Bank, a community bank in North and South Carolina, is has announced the promotion of Amanda Dale to branch manager of the Whiteville location.

Dale joined CresCom Bank in December 2014 as part of the acquisition of First Community Bank. Once she became a part of the CresCom team, she served as a manager in the customer care center. In her new position as branch manager, Dale will oversee the branch’s day-to-day operational programs, policies, procedures and sales while ensuring a high level of customer care.

Prior to joining CresCom Bank, Dale worked at First Community Bank and BB&T. Dale holds an associate degree in business administration from Southeastern Community College and a Bachelor of Science in management organization from Mount Olive College.

“CresCom Bank is excited to announce Amanda’s promotion to branch manager,” said David L. Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank. “Since she joined the bank, Amanda has excelled as a leader in the customer care center. We know she will continue to serve the bank and community well in her new management role.”


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


September 17, 2018

The Special Forces loves the morning. Special Forces are the US Army’s go to military force of small, 12-person teams of experts that can parachute, mountain climb, train a 700-person foreign military force, or attack a strategic target. It was always my dream to become a Special Force…


September 17, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed Aug. 30-Sept. 5 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ 1450 Company LLC, agent Robert Ryan Jay, 4416 Oak Song Drive, Greenville.

■ A & D Group Holdings LLC, agent Christian E. Porter, 1698 E. Arlington…

September 17, 2018

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ William K. Bateman (executor) to William K. Bateman: Lot 121, Block 10, West Haven subdivision, Ayden Township…

September 17, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from Aug. 30-Sept. 5:

■ Joseph Anthony Ratte, Demetria Leshaye Hadley to Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group LLC $114,000

■ Michael E. Slocum to KS Bank Inc. $137,000

■ SRC Facilities LLC to UBS AG, Stamford…

September 17, 2018

Delegates at the 35th Annual Convention of the State Employees Association of North Carolina elected officers for 2018-20 over the weekend in Greensboro. The officers were sworn in on Saturday.

Their two-year terms begin on Oct. 1, except for the EMPAC Chairperson, whose term begins on Jan. 1. The…

September 17, 2018

After receiving a district grant for 2018-19, the Greenville Morning Rotary Club presented Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program with a check for $1,023 to fund scholarships.

For more than 20 years, The Greenville Morning Rotary Club has maintained an abiding commitment to numerous service…


September 17, 2018

Social workers, psychologists, counselors and other mental health professionals provide vital care to help clients and patients improve their lives. But where do these professionals turn when they want to improve their skills?

Continuing education fulfills this need, and mental health and addiction…

September 17, 2018

The Farm Credit Associations of NC announce the AgYouth Leadership Program to honor students who excel in the classroom and community as leaders in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.

The AgYouth Leadership Program is open to any senior student in good standing with his/her high school and FFA or 4-H…

September 17, 2018

CARF International announced that ECVC has once again been accredited for a period of three years in the following areas: Community Employment Services, which include Job Development, Job-Site Training and Job Supports; Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services; Employee Development Services and…

September 17, 2018

For the third consecutive year, the City of Greenville has been recognized nationally for effective communications.

The Greenville Police Department's K9 for a Day initiative earned the Silver Circle Award and the City's Respect the Red communication plan for red light safety cameras earned the…

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