Bless his heart, he had sworn off commenting on the online articles. Wish he stop commenting and keep the negativity to...

Pitt County recycling facility honored for inclusive workplace


Monday, June 11, 2018

Nominated by ECVC for its 20-year relationship, Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling’s Construction and Demolition (C&D) Material Recovery Facility was presented SourceAmerica’s Customer Award.

John Demary, director of Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling. and Melvin McLawhorn, of the Pitt County Board of Commissioners, accepted the award.

Through ECVC, Pitt County Government employs 13 people with significant disabilities at its Construction and Demolition Material Recovery facility. Five have been promoted or found other jobs stemming from that work. Another 49 work at its material recovery facility in Greenville. Because ECVC provides custodial services for all Pitt County office buildings, another 25 are employed at various locations.

The nomination letter read, in part: “For over 20 years, Pitt County Government has collaborated with Eastern Carolina Vocational Center, (a nonprofit agency) to help provide jobs for persons with significant disabilities. Pitt County opened a new Construction and Demolition (C&D) material recovery facility in 2016 to sort materials that would ordinarily be sent to the landfill. The C&D operation diverts those items from the landfill and they are recycled for reuse. When positions became open at this location, Pitt County Government reached out to ECVC for skilled workers to fill these positions.

“Pitt County Government initially hired 10 workers from ECVC to fill those positions during the first week of the operation,” the letter stated. “A few months later, three more positions were filled. Pitt County understands the value of hiring people with disabilities and how they can bring value to the operation and the community.

“Because of this partnership with Pitt County Government, ECVC has been able to hire persons with disabilities and other employees throughout the years, in a variety of different jobs,” the letter said. “The opportunity that Pitt County Government has given these employees has opened up doors for many of them to advance in their careers.The skills and work experience that these workers received while working in the C&D operation has ignited their interest to pursue higher-skilled and long-term positions that they might not have ever pursued if not given the opportunity by Pitt County.

“By providing these opportunities for ECVC employees, Pitt County Government has been able to help them maintain stable employment, which had previously been elusive for many of them.”

SourceAmerica, provides resources to support community-based nonprofits, like ECVC that are dedicated to training and employing workers with significant disabilities, to fight for a more inclusive workplace.


Humans of Greenville


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


August 13, 2018

TUESDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. entitled ‘Planning for a Healthy Business.’ Discover how you can convert a vague idea into a resource plan. Learn how a business plan helps motivate stakeholders to support your business…

August 13, 2018

AYDEN — Ayden Town Clerk Sarah Radcliff has received her municipal clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Clerks who attend School of Government classes, serve as clerks or deputy clerks and serve as members in good standing of the International Institute of…

0801-ayden town clerk.jpg

August 13, 2018

CVB hires assistant director of sports development

The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired of Paul Sheehan as the new full-time assistant director of sports development. With the sports market being the fastest growing segment of the travel and tourism industry, the…


August 13, 2018

This fall, John Paul II Catholic High School will experience more than a 25 percent increase in enrollment over last school year.

To accommodate the growing enrollment, the following faculty members have been hired:

Paige Ballance joins JPII to teach English after four-and-a-half years at South…

August 13, 2018

A dean at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine has been awarded an international fellowship that recognizes her potential for executive leadership in academic medicine.

Dr. Leigh Patterson, associate dean for faculty development at Brody, has been named a 2018–19 Hedwig van Ameringen…


August 13, 2018

AgCarolina Farm Credit , eastern North Carolina’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announces 24 high school and college students will be receiving scholarships totaling $24,750 during 2018. The scholarship program is one component of the lender’s corporate giving program.…


August 13, 2018


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for July 31-Aug. 6:

■ Matt Thurston, 904 Van-Gert Drive, swimming pool, $31,750.

■ Athanasios Koutsos Trustee and Zissis Koutsos Trustee et al, 4125 S. Memorial Drive, commercial alterations, $0.…

August 13, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed Aug. 2-8 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ Atlantic Enterprise LLC, agent Kuldeep Singh, 3357 B Ellsworth Drive, Greenville.

■ Bad Boys Transport Inc., agent Daniel Ray Holiday, 652 Jennifer Lane, Rocky…

August 13, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from Aug. 2-8:

■ Brooks D. Jones to USAA Federal Savings Bank $132,500

■ Carlos M. Applewhite, Donna E. Applewhite to First Federal Bank of Kansas City $490,000

■ Daniel Hemme, Leah Arnold to…

August 13, 2018

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Aug. 2-8. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ Robert Little, Emberli Little to Brooks D. Jones: 0.389 acre, Greenville Township $264

■ Unshakable Builders LLC to…

200 stories in Workweek. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 20
        Next Page»   Last Page»