Tina Lee of Greenville shared this photo she captured on Wednesday exclaiming, “Finally sunshine and yellow crocus, a great day!”

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Tar Heel Girls State

The Greenville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 is calling for junior class girls to participate in the virtual Tar Heel Girls State Program, June 14-18. The program is designed to provide rising high school senior girls an opportunity to study citizenship and state government in a democratic setting with a “hands-on” approach while developing young women leaders. Delegates must be a junior between 16-18, ranked in the top third of their class or have an unweighted 3.0 GPA or equivalent, and are enthusiastic about learning more about North Carolina state government. Delegates must apply through and be endorsed by a local American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Greenville Unit 39 will pay the registration fees for the girls they select to participate. Contact the Pitt County chairperson at 402- 690-1129 by March 15.

ACT, remote learning

Pitt County Schools will administer the ACT to high school juniors on Tuesday. To meet COVID-19 distancing requirements, only 11th graders will be on high school campuses that day. Freshmen, sophomores and seniors will have a remote learning day.

Four Seasons

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present “Mozart’s Genius,” from Feb. 28-March 7. Musicians Hye-Jin Kim, an associate professor of violin at ECU; violist Maria Lambros, a music faculty member at Peabody Conservatory of Music; and Michael Kannen, director of chamber music at Peabody will join Four Seasons founder Ara Gregorian in a performance of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance” and Divertimento for String Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 563. Concerts will be held at 7:45 p.m. March 5 and 3 p.m. March 7. The series also will include virtual interviews with guest artists, along with interactive question-and-answer sessions. Individual residency tickets are $40 per household. Visit, call 328-6019 or email

Virtual piano concert

East Carolina University School of Music will present Emely Phelps, an artist of piano at Ohio University, in a virtual concert at 6 p.m. on March 4. Phelps, a performing artist who travels the nation, is a former artist in residence for Four Seasons Winter Workshop. The concert is not an in-person event. It will be streamed online free at

New music

East Carolina University School of Music and North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Hinge in a virtual performance at 7:30 p.m. March 4. A Boston-based quartet, Hinge presents programs combining contemporary classical and experimental music, multimedia integration, and the re-imagining of rock and pop songs. The concert is not an in-person event. It will be streamed online free at

Farmville Fire Association

Farmville Rural Fire Association will be holding its annual meeting for all members at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Farmville Fire Department, 3712 N. Main St. The meeting is to select board members and officers for 2021.

Virtual tax service

The VITA program has filled all available appointments for its virtual volunteer tax preparation service this year

Chili sale

Farmville Boy Scout Troop 25 will hold the Feast of the East Chili Sale from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Scout Hut, 3459 Park St. Take-out pints of chili and Scout Cobbler dessert will be available for $8 at the drive-through. Advance tickets are available from Troop 25 members, at Farmville Hardware Lawn & Garden, 3726 W. Wilson St., and Jack A. Farrior Steelworks, 9585 U.S. 264-A. Email

Contact Bobby Burns at and 329.9572.