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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.


November 19, 2018

Carolina Clinic hires nurse practitioner

The Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness has hired Jean Jourdan, NP-C, for its practice.

Jourdan, from Jacksonville, Fla., joins the clinic with eight years of nursing experience in long-term care, general medicine, surgical/orthopedic, and emergency…


November 19, 2018

The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Greenville, NC) recently won a Destination Marketing Achievement Award in the Leisure Marketing category for our Pitt County Brew & ‘Cue Trail campaign at the North Carolina Tourism Industry Association’s Tourism…


November 19, 2018

Vidant Medical Center recently attained Magnet recognition — the highest national honor for professional nursing practice — for the second time.

“I am so proud of the work that Vidant Medical Center does every day to serve eastern North Carolina,” said Linda Hofler,…

November 19, 2018

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Nov. 8-14. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ Tom D. Temple IV, Crystal C. Temple to Betty Jo Temple: Lot 7B, Tower Village, Section II, Greenville $148

■ Tom D.…

November 19, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from Nov. 8-14:

■ Herritage LLC to First National Bank of Pennsylvania $1,856,000

■ Thomas Wayne Moore Jr., Sherri Ann Moore to KS Bank Inc. $133,838

■ Hickman & Hickman Enterprises LLC to First…

November 19, 2018

The East Carolina University Alumni Association has announced a new partnership with New Jersey-based Fox Run Group on sponsorship and advertising efforts.

The partnership is an extension of the association’s goal to reach a wider alumni audience, said Heath Bowman, associate vice chancellor…

November 19, 2018

Coffman's Mens Wear recently held their annual fall Peter Millar trunk show.

A percentage of sales from this show were donated to the Hurricane Florence

Relief Fund. Pictured are Bill Coffman (L) and John Coffman (R) presenting

the $5,000 check to American Red Cross Executive Director Cally Edwards…


November 19, 2018

WINTERVILLE — Every girl wants to feel like a princess.

Nulook Princess Palace is making that dream come true.

Alfonso and Shelia Leggette, the owners of Nulook Bounce & More, are expanding their empire.

Sheila took her goddaughter to Atlanta and went to a princess-style venue.…


November 19, 2018

Registration is now open for the second annual Rural Health Symposium on Jan. 10-11, 2019 at Eastern Area Health Education Center.

All health care professionals in eastern North Carolina and beyond are invited to participate in this multidisciplinary continuing education and professional…

November 19, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed Nov. 8-14 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ Anita Lead LLC, agent Anita McClintock, 3339 Grove Point Drive, Winterville.

■ Ayden MH Properties LLC, agent L. Allen Hahn, 2621 Portertown Road, Greenville.…

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