Following are changes to public events and activities as well as information from government and institutions regarding their services. Email reflectornews@reflector.com to add to the list.

GOP state convention

The North Carolina Republican Party has rescheduled its state convention from May 14-17 to June 4-7. The event will remain at Greenville Convention Center. NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley issued the following statement: “Taking into account the safety of our attendees, and in light of the numerous state, local and federal regulations implemented in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCGOP, our hosts and our vendors have made the mutual decision to move the convention date back. We are grateful for the support from our hosts and vendors and pleased to announce that all hotel reservations and ticket purchases made to date will be honored by both the hotels and the NCGOP. We look forward to welcoming Republicans from all across North Carolina to Greenville and having our most successful Convention ever.”

Dogwood Festival

The 2020 Farmville Dogwood Festival set April 23-26 has been canceled. Officials said the safety of patrons, vendors, volunteers and town staff was paramount in arriving at the decision to following state recommendations against gatherings greater than 50 people. "The Dogwood Festival has served as the signature event for the Farmville community for the past 32 years," a statement from the festival committe said. "Every spring, it has been an opportunity to highlight the amazing attributes of Farmville and its citizens. Because of its impact to our community, this was a very difficult decision for the committee."

GUC drive-through

Greenville Utilities has opened drive through lanes for customers at the main office at 401 S. Greene St. Together with the office at 509 S.E. Greenville Blvd. (across from Olive Garden), GUC now has seven windows open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lobbies at both offices remain closed. Customers also have the option of using drop boxes at both locations or conducting business over the phone or at guc.com. Customers experiencing hardships are urged to call 252-752-7166. Drive-through hours may change based on usage.

GREAT Bus changes

The GREAT Bus system has modified transit operations. Routes 1, 2, and 3 will suspend service until further notice. Routes 4, 5 and 6 will operate with both time and route alterations. Hours of service are now 6:25 a.m.5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday service is 9:25 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buses in operation will continue to be cleaned/sterilized twice daily.

  • Route 4 will continue to provide access to the government operations buildings but will no longer provide service along First, Fifth and Brownlea Drive. Route 4 will continue to serve the VA Clinic.
  • Route 5 will continue to provide access to various supermarkets while primarily operating along 10th Street. This route will not travel south of Moseley Drive.
  • Route 6 will continue to provide access to the medical facilities and supermarkets. This route will no travel south of Mall Drive/Memorial Drive intersection.

All access onto or off of the city buses will be from the rear doors. The front doors will open for ADA access only. The Transit system will also convert to a fare free operation during this service change.

City of Greenville changes

All city public meetings are canceled through April 10 except for the City Council meetings on April 6 and April 9, which will be conducted by electronic means.

All city of Greenville Recreation and Parks facilities are closed until further notice, including playgrounds and shelters. All city greenways and neighborhood parks remain open.

All indoor and outdoor Recreation and Parks programs are suspended until May 11. Registration for future programming after that date is ongoing.

Library suspends curbside

Sheppard Memorial Library and branches are closed until further notice. The library’s e-resources are still available, and library staff will continue to explore opportunities for providing other remote services. Curbside pickup has been suspended. Call 329-4580.

Tree Day

Greenville’s Community Tree Day set for Saturday, March 28, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

State of Region

The NC East economic development partnership has canceled its May 5 State of the Region E3 event. All registration fees will be refunded. Contact Trey Goodson at goodson@nceast.org or 252-689-6496 with questions. A reminder from NC East board member and CEO of Vidant Health Dr. Michael Waldrum is to wash your hands, respect social distancing, and be mindful of the elderly.

NCDMV Office

The Division of Motor Vehicles is consolidating in-person services to driver license offices large enough to maintain proper social distancing. The DMV has closed about 60 offices and the offices that remain open are handling appointment-only visits. If you plan to visit a driver license office, make sure to visit the DMV website first.

Taste of Greenville

The International Taste of Greenville benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and The James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital has been postponed until Sept. 29 at the Hilton Greevnville. Visit https://tastegville.com/.

DOT Ferry Division

The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division has increased regular cleaning practices in seating areas and restroom facilities. Ferry employees are required hands frequently and are encouraged to wear gloves to help stop the spread of the virus. Passengers are urged to stay in their vehicles if possible. 

City parks

The City of Greenville has closed all playgrounds, shelters and park restrooms. Greenways and green spaces remain open at this time, but officials continue to stress appropriate social distancing.

Food distribution

Staton Mill Road Community Outreach has canceled its food box distribution set for Friday, March 27. Call 252-327-8208.

N.C. A&T banquet

The N.C. A&T State University alumni scholarship banquet set for April 4 at Yankee Hall has been canceled. Call Randy Stokes (252) 414-7408 or Freddie Outterbridge (252) 717-7941.

Council on Aging

The Pitt County Council on Aging has closed its senior centers until further notice although staff is working and available to serve residents by phone. Call 752-1717 for assistance. Meal delivery also is continuing and volunteers are needed.

Humane Society

The HSEC will be closed to the public and volunteers until further notice. It will allow applications for adoption to be placed online. Staff will review the applications then set appointments for the adopters to visit and complete the adoption. Interested adopters are encouraged to visit: www.HSECarolina.org. Animals will continue to receive the top-quality care and love they deserve.

Animal Shelter

Pitt County Animal Services is open but all services are now by appointment only. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. until further notice. Do not bring at-risk individuals to appointments. Pet Fostering services are needed. If you have lost a pet, you can view all animals currently at the shelter www.petango.com/pittshelter.

Soup Kitchens

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, is continuing to serve meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday on a take-out basis. Call Janet Heath at 917-4563. The JOY Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle Ave., will continue to serve meals 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday. Plates will be takeout only until further notice. For information call 561-7519.

Greenville city government

All city facilities are closed to the public. Residents can conduct city business at www.greenvillenc.gov including: payments; parking permit requests; building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permit applications; employment applications and building inspection requests.

All Recreation and Parks facilities are closed including playgrounds. City greenways and neighborhood parks will remain open from sunrise until sunset. Residents also may conduct business with the city by phone, email, mail.

  • Citizen Action Line: 252-329-2489
  • City Attorney's Office: 252-329-4426
  • City Clerk's Office: 252-329-4421
  • City Manager's Office: 252-329-4432
  • Engineering :252-329-4467
  • Financial Services: 252-329-4444
  • Fire/Rescue Non-emergency: 252-329-4390
  • Information Technology: 252-329-4068
  • Human Resources: 252-329-4492
  • Planning and Development Services: 252-329-4504
  • Police Non-emergency: 252-329-4315
  • Public Information: 252-329-4131
  • Public Works: 252-329-4522
  • Recreation and Parks: 252-329-4567

Greenville Utilities Commission

Disconnections due to nonpayment are suspended. Individual payment plans will be worked out. Customers who have received past due notices and cannot pay their bills should call 252-752-7166 and speak with a customer service representative.

Customer service centers on Greene Street and GUC Express on Greenville Boulevard are closed. Customers should pay their bills online at guc.com, via telephone at 252-752-7166 or using the drive-thru at GUC Express. The drive-through will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. A drop box will be available in drive-thru lane No. 1 at the GUC Express office.

Customers also can start, stop and transfer service using guc.com and can chat online with a customer service representative during regular business hours. Most in-home services have been suspended. For essential in-home services, employees will wear protective gear. The visits will all be scheduled ahead of time.

Pitt County government

Pitt County is under a state of emergency. Public access to all county facilities is restricted. No curfew, sales limitations, or other restrictions are planned at this time.

The county will continue to offer limited and essential services and programs. County staff have prepared to modify workflows to accommodate the change. Individuals are encouraged to conduct business online, by phone, or by scheduled appointment.

Visit www.PittCountyNC.gov/Coronaviru for updates on the county's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. To contact a department directly, visit www.PittCountyNC.gov/ContactUs, or call on of the following numbers:

  • 252-902-1725 Animal Services
  • 252-902-2625 Buildings and Grounds
  • 252-902-2950 Clerk to the Board
  • 252-902-1700 Cooperative Extension
  • 252-902-2950 County Manager
  • 252-902-3300 Elections
  • 252-902-3950 Emergency Management
  • 252-902-3150 Engineering
  • 252-902-3200 Environmental Health
  • 252-902-3000 Financial Services
  • 252-902-3050 Human Resources
  • 252-902-3100 Legal
  • 252-902-3100 Information Systems
  • 252-902-2002 Pitt Area Transit (PATS)
  • 252-902-1706 Soil & Water District
  • 252-902-3250 Planning & Development
  • 252-902-2300 Public Health
  • 252-902-2955 Public Information
  • 252-902-1650 Register of Deeds
  • 252-902-2800 Sheriff’s Office
  • 252-902-1110 Social Services
  • 252-902-3350 Solid Waste & Recycling
  • 252-902-3400 Tax Administration
  • 252-902-3092 Veterans Services

Visitors’ Center

Greenville Visitors Center and Offices, 417 Cotanche St., Suite 100, is closed to the public until further notice. For more information, visit www.visitgreenvillenc.com, email info@visitgreenvillenc.com or call 252-329-4200.

Greenville Museum of Art

The museum will be closed until further notice. Staff will use the time to conduct enhanced deep cleanings and more frequent cleanings of the galleries and campus.

Learn to quilt

The Greenville Quilters Guild Learn To Quilt will be rescheduled at a later date. It is a great way for beginner quilters to learn from expert guild members. Participants will get an overview of styles, techniques and forms of quilting, plus hands-on experience using materials provided to get started on their first quilt. Lunch will be provided. Call Lori Millsap at 252-864-4232 or email gqgpres@gmail.com to register.

NAMI seminar

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Pitt County has canceled its seminar for people who have adult loved ones with a mental health condition from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Third Street Academy, 600 W. Third St. The event set for April 25 is still scheduled at this time. Lunch will be provided. Participants learn about diagnosis, treatment, recovery, how to communicate with your loved one, and how to prepare for possible crisis. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their family. Must pre-register to attend. Call 531-3603 or 341-1999. Leave message if no answer.

Buddy Walk

The Eastern NC Buddy Walk set for March 28 at the Town Common, 105 E. First St., has been postponed. A make-up date has not been set. The third annual event is a fundraiser for the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance-Eastern NC. Visit ds-stride.org/easternncbuddywalk for more information.

Toy, collectible show

The second annual Greenville Toy & Collectible Show set for March 28 at the Greenville Masonic Temple, 1104 Charles Blvd, has been canceled. Call 252-714-8816 or 252-756-9176.

NC 2-1-1

The United Way's statewide 2-1-1 call service can refer people to organizations in their community that are helping with health and human service resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Call to obtain free and confidential information about resources in the community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance. learn more about NC 2-1-1, visit nc211.org.

Parkinsons support

All meetings of the the Eastern NC Parkinson’s Support Group scheduled for March and April have been canceled. Call Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT at 252-258-4224.

Citizens Against Violence

The board of Citizens United Against Violence and Capt. C.J. Hardy announced all meetings and candlelight vigils have been suspended due to the current outbreak of COVID-19. The organization will announce at a later date when normal activities will resume. “Please stay safe and healthy.”

Donations requested

The Community Feeding Our Children program will be providing additional food for children who participate in the school free lunch program during the school closings. Donations are needed at Churches Outreach Network, P.O. Box 31045, Greenville, NC 27834 or Churches Outreach Network office, 1206 Evans St., Suite No. 25. All donated funds will go to the purchase of the emergency food.

Ayden

  • Recreation and parks programming is suspended until at least April 6. Registration will continue for future programming.
  • No utility services will be disconnected for non-payment until March 31.
  • Customers impacted by the COVID-19 response who require assistance past March 31, should call Town Hall at 252-481-5817 to make further arrangements.
  • Residents are encouraged to pay their bills online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/aydennc, over the telephone at 855-537-8290 or depositing the payment in the town hall utilities payment drop box located near the the Town Hall Parking lot.
  • Call Town Hall for further payment assistance at 481-5817 between 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Energy audits have been postponed until April. Town facilities are being disinfected multiple times a day.

Farmville

  • Town Hall and its offices will be closed to walk-in customers starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.
  • Payments can be made online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/farmvillenc, the drive through window/drop box or by mail.
  • Trash and recycling routes will continue normal weekly schedules.
  • Call 252-753-5116 for general town information.
  • Call 252-753-5921 For questions regarding inspections and permits.
  • Parks & recreation programs and sports are postponed through April 5. Town parks and outdoor facilities will remain open but no organized activities will be scheduled. Contact Isaiah Lubben at 252-753-6722 or ilubben@farmvillenc.gov for more information.
  • The Community Center and May Museum is closed through Sunday, March 29 and all programs are postponed.
  • The Farmville Public Library is closed through Sunday, March 29 and all programs are postponed.
  • Updates will be posted at www.farmvillenc.gov and the town’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/townoffarmville.

Winterville

The Town of Winterville is under a state of emergency. Offices will be closed to the public.

Services such as trash and recycling will continue to run on regular schedules, however service levels and times are subject to change.

Utilities, planning and permitting requests/services should be made by phone or email. The contacts for each department follows:

Payment of utility bills can be made using drive-through service at Town Hall: https://billpay.wintervillenc.com/entity/login_main.aspx; or 252-756-2221 (the convenience fee will be suspended).

The town of Winterville will not disconnect services due to non-payment and late fees will be waived during the emergency period. Customers are reminded that they will be responsible for payment of bills owed.

Town functions suspended, canceled or postponed include

  • Community Day/Easter Egg Hunt, March 28, canceled
  • All Parks and Recreation programs through April 30
  • Market on the Square postponed until May 7
  • All facility rentals through April 30

Monitor www.wintervillenc.com and social media

Pitt County government

  • Pitt County is under a State of Emergency.
  • Public access to all county facilities is restricted. No curfew, sales limitations, or other restrictions are planned at this time.
  • The county will continue to offer limited and essential services and programs. County staff have prepared to modify workflows to accommodate the change. Individuals are encouraged to conduct business online, by phone, or by scheduled appointment.
  • Visit www.PittCountyNC.gov/Coronaviru for updates on the county's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

To contact a department directly, visit www.PittCountyNC.gov/ContactUs, or call on of the following numbers:

  • 252-902-1725 Animal Services
  • 252-902-2625 Buildings and Grounds
  • 252-902-2950 Clerk to the Board
  • 252-902-1700 Cooperative Extension
  • 252-902-2950 County Manager
  • 252-902-3300 Elections
  • 252-902-3950 Emergency Management
  • 252-902-3150 Engineering
  • 252-902-3200 Environmental Health
  • 252-902-3000 Financial Services
  • 252-902-3050 Human Resources
  • 252-902-3100 Legal
  • 252-902-3100 Information Systems
  • 252-902-2002 Pitt Area Transit (PATS)
  • 252-902-1706 Soil & Water District
  • 252-902-3250 Planning & Development
  • 252-902-2300 Public Health
  • 252-902-2955 Public Information
  • 252-902-1650 Register of Deeds
  • 252-902-2800 Sheriff’s Office
  • 252-902-1110 Social Services
  • 252-902-3350 Solid Waste & Recycling
  • 252-902-3400 Tax Administration
  • 252-902-3092 Veterans Services