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Guests at the United Way annual meeting listen during a presentation at the Greenville Country Club on Tuesday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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Guests at the United Way annual meeting listen during a presentation at the Greenville Country Club on Tuesday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

United Way takes on challenges

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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Pitt County United Way Chairman Steve Kiess knew the organization was taking on big challenges when it committed in 2011 to focus on the high school dropout rate, unemployment and county safety net services, issues that county residents selected as their most pressing. 

The issues remain, but he and Executive Director Jim Cieslar presented examples Tuesday of lives positively changed by collaborative efforts funded by the United Way and its community supporters. 


The success stories were shared with business partners, volunteers and board members during United Way’s annual meeting at Greenville Country Club. 

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