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Monday, October 15, 2018

Nurse practitioners join Palliative Care service

Shauna M. Everett and Barbara J. Connold, nurse practitioners, have joined the Palliative Care service at Vidant Medical Center and at the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness. The focus is on providing relief from symptoms and stress while improving the quality of life for the patient and family. As nurse practitioners, Everett and Connold work with fellow Palliative Care team members and a patient’s other doctors to provide personalized support.

The team is led by Dr. Tae Lee, medical director, and Dr. Qing Cao, associate medical director.

Everett earned a master’s degree in nursing at East Carolina University, in addition to her nurse practitioner certification.

“I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing team with an extraordinary reputation for excellence, kindness and compassion,” Everett said. “It is truly an honor to serve alongside them.”

Connold earned a master’s degree in nursing from Barry University in Miami, Fla., in addition to her nurse practitioner certification.

“Dr. Lee and the Palliative Care service have an excellent reputation as caring and compassionate clinicians,” Connold said. “I feel privileged to be part of the team.”

The hospice house is located at 920 Wellness Drive. For information about hospice services there or palliative care services at Vidant Medical Center, call 847-1230.

Rebuilding Together adds new board member

Rebuilding Together Pitt County has added a new board member, Britany Nowell.

Nowell was born and raised in Gates County. She came to Greenville as she studied managerial accounting at East Carolina University where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2011.She earned a masters of business administration specializing in accounting in 2014 from Capella University.

Nowell works as a quality control team lead for the Financial Intelligence Unit at BB&T.

As a member of Koinonia Christian Center, a partner of Rebuilding Together Pitt County, she volunteers her time and serves for different events that give back to various populations within the community.

Nowell is a creative individual who loves working with her hands as much as possible. She enjoys quality time with family and friends, traveling, working out and will try just about anything once. She said she loves a good laugh and seeks out the positive side in things.

Nowell said she is eager to serve individuals within the community with a need and working along with others who find it a privilege to give back when possible. She looks forward to offering her skills, knowledge and manpower to fulfilling projects with Rebuilding Together Pitt County as one of the newest board members. Being able to offer assistance for a safe, stable environment to someone who otherwise would not receive it is a great feeling.

Rebuilding Together provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and safety upgrades for low-income homeowners in Pitt County. We serve the elderly, people living with disabilities, veterans, and multi-generational families in need of help maintaining their homes. Celebrating over 10 years of service, the Pitt County affiliate, established in 2007, provides a variety of repairs and modifications including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, painting, weatherization, handicap accessibility and more.

For more information about our program please visit rebuildingtogetherpittcounty.org or call 814-0600.

Farm Bureau agent earns financial designation

Phillip A Irvin, Agent with North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, has earned the Financial Services Certified Professional designation from The American College of Financial Services, located in Bryn Mawr, Penn. The  program provides product and skills training as the foundation for career-long learning and helps advisors and agents succeed in their careers.

Candidates for the designation must complete a designation exam as well as a series of individual course or module exams to earn the right to use the mark. Designees must also agree to adhere to continuing education and ethics requirements. Candidates learn a wide range of topics, with curriculum addressing such concepts as product solutions, ethics and practice standards, available government programs, retirement planning, practice management, financial and estate planning, divorce planning, long-term care, business insurance, healthcare, social media and much more.

Students completing the designation are equipped to help their clients navigate the intricacies of insurance and financial planning. They are prepared to offer practical solutions and guidance for the challenges consumers may encounter.

To earn the designation, candidates must complete 10 educational units and The Ethical Advisor module with exams, the Certification Course, and the final designation exam. Designees also abide by The American College’s Code of Ethics and take 3 hours of approved ethics-related CE every two years.

Irvin has been an agent with North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company for a little more than four years. He is consistently ranked in the top 10 of his district each year and was recognized as a top 10 Rookie Agent in 2015 in the state of North Carolina. He is actively involved in his community through service on advisory boards, as a volunteer recreation coach, and as a contributor to local programs and charities. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Greenville in 2011 and is married to Heather Irvin. They have 2 children, Alexander and Michelle.

The American College of Financial Services is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and others for over 86 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial service industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit DesignationCheck.com.

Keller Williams Points East hires new agents

Keller Williams Points East has hired seven new real estate agents.

Martha Herring was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., and has lived in the Greenville area for 12 years. 

Herring has a masters degree in business and has been in the real estate business for 29 years. She has GRI, ABR and CRS designations. 

She is single and has one child. She enjoys traveling.

Juanita A. Royal is a native of Washington, D.C. She has lived in the area for 17 years.

New to real estate, Royal is a North Carolina notary and a certified wedding and event planner. 

She is married and likes to read, listen to music and travel.

Faith Wilkins has lived in the Greenville area for eight years, hailing from the Jacksonville/Newport area.

A new agent, she has property and casualty licenses. 

Wilkins is married and has one child. She likes to play the piano and sing.

Fernie Todd Taylor was born and raised in Angier and has lived in the Greenville area for two months.

He is a general contractor and is new to the real estate business. 

Taylor is married with two children. 

Tiffany Fisher hails from Indiana, Pa., and has lived in this area for four years. 

She has had a cosmetology license for 19 years and is new to real estate.

Fisher is married with two children and two dogs. She enjoys watching her sons play baseball, spending time with her family and running.

Camesha Brown is new to the area, coming from Kershaw, S.C. 

She has worked as a nurse and an early childhood educator, and has been in real estate for a year and a half.

Brown is married and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Angela Walker has lived in the Greenville area for a year, coming from Lombard, Ill.

She has been working in real estate for nine months.

Walker is engaged and has two children. She enjoys knitting and going the beach..


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April 22, 2019


The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for April 2-8, 2019:

■ EWT 57 LLC, 207 River Bluff Road, commercial additions/alterations, $3,160

■ EWT 57 LLC, 211 River Bluff Road, commercial additions/alterations, $3,160

■ EWT 57 LLC, 209 River Bluff Road,…

April 22, 2019

The internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it. High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their business’s information online. Thus, there are many ways that Pitt County businesses can safely use today’s technology.

As people…

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April 22, 2019

Jones designated Premier Advisor by Well Fargo 

Wells Fargo Advisors has, for the ninth consecutive year, designated L. Mitchell Jones III, managing director and investment officer, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program. The premier advisor designation is held by a select…

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April 22, 2019

Taft-Mills Group, a Greenville-based developer, has earned a spot on a national publication’s annual list of the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers nationwide.

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine ranked Taft-Mills Group the 44th largest affordable housing developer in the country and its is…

April 22, 2019

FARMVILLE — The East Carolina ArtSpace was filled with guests recently to celebrate its reopening and to welcome new a business, Elizabeth Edwards Interior Design.

“I’m so excited. I never thought I would have a space like this as my first office,” Edwards said.…

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April 22, 2019

The City of Greenville was among 28 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th Annual North Carolina City & County Communicators' Excellence in Communications Awards.

Greenville won six awards, including five first-place and one second-place award.

The awards were presented on…


April 22, 2019

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed April 4-10 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ A Push Forward Community, nonprofit, agent Samuel Hunter, 2135 Granite Court, Greenville.

■ AGL CapAg LLC, agent Robert W. Mackenzie, 2025 Eastgate Drive, Ste. B,…

April 22, 2019

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from April 4-10:

■ Joy Hardee to Local Govt. Federal Credit Union $182,200

■ Charles A. Harvey Jr., Lauren W. Harvey to State Employees’ Credit Union $176,000

■ Ronald Leon Grice, Angela Michele Grice to…

April 22, 2019

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from April 4-10. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

■ Stephen R. Cannon to Domitila Gonzalez Romero: Lot 4, Emma Cannon Crossing, Ayden Township *

■ Thomas Bradley Smith Jr., Jamie…

April 22, 2019

APRIL 25-26: With Medicaid Transformation beginning this year, mental health providers serving adult clients will be required to implement new ways of delivering care and address social determinants of health and health disparities, while keeping the quality of services high and costs low, along…

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