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Monday, September 3, 2018

New specialist joins Vidant Cancer Care

Dr. Jasmin Jo has joined Vidant Cancer Care, offering expertise in neuro-oncology.

This new service marks a milestone for eastern North Carolina, providing additional care for cancers of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Jo completed neuro-oncology fellowships at University of Virginia and at the Harvard program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she conducted clinical research studies involving patients with brain tumors. She began her education in the Philippines, where she earned her medical degree and completed her first neurology residency. She then came to the United States to pursue a second neurology residency at UVA.

“During my training, I humbly appreciated the courage and hope that my patients and their families have shown,” Jo said. “They inspire me to become the best that I can become as a neuro-oncologist.”

Her priority is to have a meaningful impact on her patients in eastern North Carolina and make significant contributions through clinical research.

“I believe in the importance of the oncology team in providing excellent care and I’m proud to work with a very compassionate and dedicated group,” Jo said.

Jo practices at Vidant Cancer Care, Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower, 524 Moye Boulevard in Greenville.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Promotes Bolt to Manager 

Chad Bolt has been promoted to branch manager of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc.’s location at 937 Woodridge Park Road in Greenville.

Bolt began his career with ABC Supply in 2016 at the Wellford, South Carolina, location where he held several positions. A year later, he graduated from ABC Supply’s Branch Management Training program. Prior to joining ABC Supply, Bolt worked as a project manager for a roofing company.

As manager of the Greenville location, Bolt will use his extensive experience to drive company growth and guide Greenville-area contractors to successfully grow their businesses.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products.

Howell celebrates 30 years with CopyPro

Sherwood Howell, production print specialist, celebrates 30-year anniversary with CopyPro.

Sherwood, who began his career with CopyPro in 1988 as an entry level field technician, works in the company’s corporate office in Greenville. After suffering a knee injury and having surgery in 1998, he spent nine weeks working in the shop setting up new equipment and working on rebuilds. It was shortly after this, that Sherwood was promoted to shop supervisor. Since then he has been a field service specialist and a field service inspector.

“Sherwood is an integral part of CopyPro’s Service Management Team, sharing his commitment to quality, dedication, and strong work ethic with those around him,” said Richie Creech, director of service.

Sherwood has received many awards and certifications including the Savin Oak Award, two Konica Minolta Silver Seal Awards, and Ricoh’s Prestige Certification. Sherwood was CopyPro’s Top Technical Producer in 2003, 2004, and 2008, and as a member of the Service Management Team, achieved CopyPro’s Outstanding Technical Management award the last two years.

"Sherwood’s extensive knowledge of CopyPro’s operations and history makes him a tremendous asset to the company. He is committed to both the company and the customers we serve, a very rare combination,” said Jason Jones, COO.

A graduate from Charles B. Aycock High School and Wayne Community College, Sherwood lives in Goldsboro. He is married, and he and his wife, of almost 40 years, have three sons.

CopyPro, Inc. has been providing the technology and expertise needed to help businesses run smoothly and efficiently since 1971. From printer and copier networks, document and business workflow, and IT infrastructure, the highly trained and experienced staff at CopyPro is committed to providing service excellence to every customer. With locations in Greenville and Wilmington, CopyPro provides service to all of eastern North Carolina.

Powers hired as vp at First National Bank

First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, has hired Paul Powers as senior vice president, Greenville market executive for commercial banking in its Eastern North Carolina Region, which extends from Moore County to the coast.

Powers oversees FNB’s commercial banking presence in the Greenville market and serves as a relationship manager for commercial clients, providing access to an industry-leading suite of corporate banking products and services.

Powers joins FNB with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, all of which has been spent serving the Greenville area in various leadership roles. Prior to FNB, Powers served as senior vice president, market executive for Pitt and Beaufort Counties with Select Bank & Trust. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from East Carolina University and is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking.

FNB operates nearly 100 locations in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, maintaining a significant retail deposit share in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad.

Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several area educators recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers.

Participating educators from Pitt County Schools included Sherri Asby, Mary Rouse and Georgana Windley of Bethel Elementary School; Rachel Smith of E.B. Aycock Middle School; Sarah Francis of South Central High School; Layla Hicks and Laurie Stocks of Wahl Coates Elementary School; and Mary Edwards of Ignite Innovation Academy.

Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. NCCAT conducts a wide variety of high-quality professional development for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. For more information about NCCAT visit www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202.


Humans of Greenville


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


February 18, 2019

The following civil lawsuits were filed Dec. 6-17, 2018, in Pitt County:

■ Ravi Desraj, administrator of the estate of Neela Sai Desraj, deceased v. El-Dan Benhacoun aka L’Danel-Dan Benhacoun aka Elie-Dan Benhacoun aka Dun Skee and N.C. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle…

February 18, 2019

Pecheles Automotive has celebrated the first month of its “Pecheles Gives Back” initiative.

Innovation Early College High School, winners of the first round, were awarded $1,000 toward positive behavior intervention strategies. This month’s contest, hosted by Pecheles Automotive…


February 18, 2019

FASTSIGNS of Greenville, an established local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2019 FASTSIGNS International Convention recently held in Orlando, Fla.

Owned by Steve and Maria Kouroupas, FASTSIGNS of Greenville received the Rookie of the Year Award…


February 18, 2019

The neurosurgical team at Vidant Medical Center (VMC) was ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for specialized neuroscience and spine programs by Becker’s Healthcare, a leading source of business and legal information for health care leaders.

The honor highlights Vidant…

February 18, 2019

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter has named Jessica Holton the 2019 Social Worker of the Year.

The NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year Award is an annual award given to a social work professional who has demonstrated commendable social work practice and involvement…

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February 18, 2019

Local Edward Jones team participates in training

Neal J. Fox, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones in Farmville, and Branch Office Administrator Sarah Peninger recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm's St. Louis headquarters.

The two-day…


February 18, 2019

The North Carolina Association of County Boards of Social Services hosted a regional meeting in Greenville on Jan. 22.

Held in the Mark V. Owens, Jr. Auditorium, more than 50 individuals attended representing 19 eastern North Carolina counties. Attendees included Social Services directors, county…

February 18, 2019


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2019:

■ B & Z Property Holdings LLC, 1014 W. Fourth St., single-family alteration, $15,000.

■ Rayn Enterprises LLC, 714 Dickinson Ave., commercial alterations, $35,000.

■ James F.…

February 18, 2019

TUESDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-9 p.m. titled “Creating Beautiful WordPress Websites for Small Business.”Learn the fundamentals of building websites through WordPress including setup, launch and maintenance. Contact Wendy Dunbar…

February 18, 2019

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ William H. Cluck, Ruth B. Cluck to William H. Cluck and Ruth B. Cluck (co-trustees): Lot 2, Quail Pointe Acres, Chicod…

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