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Monday, May 13, 2019

Boys & Girls Club board member receives award

Steve Stephenson III was named 2019 Boys & Girls Club of America National Board Member of the Year on May 2 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2019 National Conference in Houston, Texas.

Stephenson received the "League of Eagles Award" for his years of dedication to local youth.

Boys & Girls Club of America always has valued the recognition of board volunteers. Since the inception of the National Awards Program in 1947, BGCA has encouraged clubs to foster continued support of dedicated volunteers and professionals by presenting National Awards at annual Club and BGCA events.

“Steve's tireless dedication to the well-being of youth is unparalleled and we are so grateful for his efforts every day. We are so pleased to be able to honor him at this level,” said Kimberly Boyd, president and CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain promotes Academic Success through programs such as Money Matters and Power Hour; Healthy Lifestyles through programs like Passport to Manhood, SMART Moves, and Street SMART; and Good Character and Citizenship by offering programs such as Junior Staff and Keystone Club.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret, and Craven Counties serving approximately 1,400 members daily and over 3,100 annually. Club programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and citizenship with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities. For more information, visit the Clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call 355-2345.

Powell named AXA National Honor Associate

AXA Equitable Life financial professional Robert (Bert) Powell IV, CFP, CLU, AIF, has earned the 2018 National Honor Associate award. This is the highest honor that the firm bestows upon an AXA advisor.

The National Honor Associate Award is granted to one financial professional each year who represents the “total professional” through his or her dedication to community service, loyalty, leadership and respect. Powell was chosen for this honor by a committee of peers.

Powell joined AXA Advisors in 2000 as a second-generation financial professional. His father, Robert J. Powell III, CLU, ChFC, has been with the company for 42 years.

As he continued his family legacy throughout the past 18 years with AXA Advisors, Powell earned the title of qualified plan specialist and was awarded the title of retirement planning specialist with his receipt of a Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning. He has been recognized as a member of AXA Advisors’ National Leaders Corp, Centurion, Circle of Excellence and Hallmark 2. In addition, Powell was elected by his peers to serve on the National Associates Forum, where he served as a branch representative, executive committee member, chairman and, most recently, as national advisor in 2018.

Powell has a longstanding commitment to leadership and community service. He is a past board member of Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Coastal Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, Saint Peter’s Catholic School and East Carolina Bank’s Regional Board. He is past president of the University City Kiwanis Club — an international service club — and Literacy Volunteers of America in Pitt County. He remains active in the Kiwanis Club, Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association, Boy Scouts of America and as a director for the board of Glen Raven Global LLC.

Warner, Hood and Culpepper adds new designation

Warner, Hood and Culpepper Family Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors announces a new designation for directors Dee Warner and David Hood.

Financial advisors Warner and Hood have earned the Private Investment Management (PIM) designation.

Investment professionals offering the Wells Fargo Advisors’ PIM program promote discretionary portfolio management for investors seeking long-term capital appreciation through diverse portfolios and a personal relationship. The opportunity to offer this program is given to exceptional advisors who have completed coursework and demonstrated an ability to maintain responsibility for day-to-day investment decisions as portfolio managers.

By being a PIM Advisor, Warner and Hood can pursue superior performance within trading activity, without traditional commissions. Hood, a director of the group, expresses that this additional title increases their “ability and expertise to work toward the highest achievement for our clients’ wealth management.”

“This designation is especially important to WHC as it aligns directly with our team goal,” said Dee Warner, managing director of investments.

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June 10, 2019

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed May 30-June 5 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ 3 Peterson Brothers Tire and Auto LLC, agent Melvin Peterson, 301 S. Elm St., Williamston.

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Moody's Investor Services has upgraded Greenville Utilities Commission's credit rating to 'Aa1' with a stable outlook in advance of upcoming bond sales.

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June 10, 2019

Greene County educator wins arts contest

Daphanie Jones, a teacher at West Greene Elementary School, is a state winner of the North Carolina Association of Educators’ Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Arts Contest.

Jones won first place for her poem “Pass Me the Torch,” in the…

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June 10, 2019

TUESDAY: The Pitt Community College Small Business Center is hosting a free seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. titled “Create Stunning Graphics with Canva.” This step-by-step session will demonstrate how to create professional looking graphics in Canva that you can upload to your website and all…

June 10, 2019

A nurse specialist in pediatrics has been selected by her peers as the 2019 Nurse of the Year at ECU Physicians, the medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Megan Taylor, a Chocowinity native, works in pediatric pulmonology at ECU Pediatric Specialty Care. The…

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June 03, 2019

The following civil lawsuits were filed Feb. 14-27, 2019, in Pitt County:

■ Barclays Bank Delaware v. Tim Bogenn, contract, Feb. 14; notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice by plaintiff, April 2; 19CVD 478.

■ Tameka Rachedia Frazier v. Kristina Carmon and Shameka Renee Moye, motor vehicle…

June 03, 2019

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The City of Greenville Inspections Department issued the following permits for April 30-May 27, 2019:

■ Phelps Chevrolet, 3325 S. Memorial Drive, commercial addition, $200,000.

■ Walmart, 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., commercial alterations, $20,000.

■ Venture Properties I LLC,…

June 03, 2019

With the help of Pitt Community College and ApprenticeshipNC, ECVC, Inc. (Eastern Carolina Vocational Center), started a Custodian Apprenticeship Program on April 1.

It is one of the first types of apprenticeship programs in North Carolina and supports ECVC’s mission, as well as Gov. Roy…

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June 03, 2019

 With 1 in 8 neighbors, including 1 in 6 children, facing hunger across its 10-state footprint, Food Lion set out to help its neighbors by launching Food Lion Feeds, the company’s hunger relief initiative, in 2014. After committing to donate 500 million meals by the end of 2020, Food…

June 03, 2019

Kendall joins LBA’s in-house marketing team 

LBA Group, Inc. is growing its group marketing resources with the appointment of Paul Kendall as web developer. Kendall will focus on continuing to build the LBA brand with strategic technical and creative development of its web presence.…

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