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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.


December 10, 2018

The following civil lawsuits were filed Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2018, in Pitt County:

■ Midland Funding LLC v. Paul Hadel, collection on account, Sept. 27; voluntary dismissal without prejudice by plaintiff, Nov. 1; 18CVD 2677.

■ Midland Funding LLC v. Merwyn King aka Royce King, collection on account,…

December 10, 2018

With federal flood insurance payments to North Carolinians for Hurricane Florence totaling over a half-billion dollars, officials are urging those who don’t have coverage to purchase it.

While FEMA has approved more than $118 million in grants to families and the U.S. Small Business…

December 10, 2018

PCS Facility Services promotes two employees

Pitt County Schools Facility Services has announced the promotion of two new employees to its district office of Facility Services.

Cedric Blow of Sam D. Bundy School in Farmville and Reginald Stocks of Ayden Middle School joined the staff of Custodial…


December 10, 2018

AgCarolina Farm Credit has announced a record donation of toys from members and employees for local needy children. A total of nearly 950 toys were collected in the fourth year of AgCarolina’s participation in the toy drive.

The Toys for Tots campaign began in September in conjunction with…


December 10, 2018

LIFE of NC, a Pitt County nonprofit organization and affiliate of the national STRIVE job readiness and attitudinal training program, has named a new executive director, Robert G. Lee. Lee succeeds long-time leader Joyce C. Jones whose retirement is effective December 20.

“We are fortunate to…


December 10, 2018

Within my first six years in the U.S. Army, I had been a member of four different battalions, been a member of two combat arms branches, evaluated leaders from six different battalions, and been across the world and the United States.

Military training had taught me that the commander, the senior…


December 10, 2018

The Rocky Mount Mills has hired a local woman to oversee a new meeting and event space that will be opening next year on the campus of the 150-acre mixed-use development on the Tar River.

Nashville native Leslie Keen recently was hired as the new event space manager of the Power House at the…


December 10, 2018

THURSDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. entitled ‘Writing a Business Plan.’ Success in business begins with a plan. By committing your idea to paper, you face tough questions and identify strengths and weaknesses. Contact Wendy…

December 10, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from Nov. 29-Dec. 5:

■ James Paul Wynn, Sarah Currin Wynn to Angel Oak Home Loans LLC $172,000

■ John Brandt Harrell to Movement Mortgage LLC $170,905

■ Johnny Otis Grizzard to Navy Federal Credit…

December 10, 2018


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for Nov. 27-Dec. 3:

■ De Luna Enterprises LLC, new commercial business, 200 W. 14th St., $0.

■ William G. Blount, 2101 Mimosa Court, storage/accessory, $15,000.

■ Merrimon Sydnor Bailey, 201 Churchill Drive,…

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