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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.


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June 18, 2018

The following civil lawsuits were filed May 18-25, 2018, in Pitt County:

■ Discover Bank v. Patricia Henry, collection on account, May 18; 18CVD 1500.

■ Sherri Speese v. Glenwood Hospitality Associates LLC, negligence, May 18; 18CVS 1501.

■ Richard Alexander Diener v. Alexis Morgan…

June 18, 2018

TUESDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. entitled ‘Basic Bookkeeping for Small Business.’ Learn the fundamentals of a good bookkeeping system and how to create controls. You will also become more familiar with financial statements.…

June 18, 2018

Gastroenterology East expands staff

Gastroenterology East has hired four new staff members.

Amanda Fisher joined the team as a G.I. tech. She recently received her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University. She hopes to apply and enroll in physician assistant school at East Carolina…


June 18, 2018

The Balot family is announcing the creation of the Balot Family Scholarships for students to attend John Paul II Catholic High School.

These scholarships, which total $2 million, provide tuition for all four years of high school with a family’s cost of only $100 per month.

In order to be…

June 18, 2018

Miracle Children and their stories of courage during life-threatening illnesses and injuries helped make the 33rd annual Celebration Broadcast a success.

Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ longtime television partner, WITN, which produces the two-day fundraiser, this…

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June 18, 2018

Domtar Corporation has announced that the company’s pulp manufacturing mill in Plymouth hosted its third annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Cypress Landing Golf Club in Chocowinity to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina.

Like last year’s inaugural charity…

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June 18, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed June 7-13 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ 2613 Arlington Condominium Owners Association Inc., nonprofit, agent J. Russell Fleming, 2140 W. Arlington Blvd., Ste. A, Greenville.

■ Addison Place Property…

June 18, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from June 7-13:

■ Nolan Commercial Contractors Inc. to Branch Banking and Trust Company $166,000

■ Nolan Commercial Contractors Inc. to Branch Banking and Trust Company $167,000

■ Nolan Commercial…

June 18, 2018

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from June 7-13. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ Kathleen Thompson to James L. Tingen II, Susan G. Tingen: Lot 44, Hunterchase subdivision, Section 2, Phase 2, Chicod…

June 18, 2018


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for June 5-11:

■ Joe Armen, 2012 Sedbrook Lane, swimming pool, $38,000.

■ Cherry Construction Co., 3740 Ashford Place, new single-family residential, $313,350.

■ Michael Foust, 1209 W. Fourth St.,…

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