Laurels — To former Mayor Pat Dunn, who was named 2010 Citizen of the Year by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. The annual banquet allowed the business group to recognize Dunn’s many contributions to the community, and to honor Eddie Smith Jr. with the Legends award for his years of service to the improvement of Greenville and Pitt County.
Darts — To the slight dip in enrollment at Pitt Community College, a figure that is not harmful to the school but could reflect PCC’s constant battle for additional space. The school ranks near the bottom in the state for its student-to-square-foot ratio and needs to continue its efforts to grow, thereby extending the opportunity of higher education to more students.
Darts — To the still-sluggish number of new homes being constructed in Pitt County, a symbol of the continued economic stagnation facing this community. Despite significant population growth, that sector of the housing market has yet to return from previous highs. At least there are promising signs to be found in commercial construction numbers.
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