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Featured Event: Bate Foundation - James W. Smith Elementary

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11/17/2017
Craven County
James W. Smith Elementary School teachers Luana Palimetakis and Diane Bondurant, with principal Renee Whitford, were awarded a Bate Foundation Individual School Grant administered by Partners In Education. The grant, "STEM Lab: Students Totally Engaged in Music," is for $5,000. Funding will provide all their students the opportunity for full musical immersion in a keyboard lab with state of the art technology. For information on Partners In Education, contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321 or visit the PIE website at www.CravenPartners.com.


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Featured Event: Edward Jones - Jennifer Reno "Recognition"

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11/17/2017
Craven County
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Georgiana Bircher, partnered with Partners In Education to award a $100 gift card to Jennifer Reno, a second year teacher at Brinson Memorial Elementary. Her principal, Chris Germain says, “she is our school mom meaning she helps take care of others around her. She has established a caring systemic classroom that creates not only a kid friendly atmosphere but one of high learning expectations as well. Grounded as a parent, wife, and loving teacher, Mrs. Reno conveys trust, commitment, and loyalty to BME. We are truly fortunate and appreciative of her talents and positive approach to teaching and learning.” The Edward Jones Teacher Recognition Award demonstrates the company’s commitment to positively changing the lives of students and families in our community. Pictured are: Ervin Patrick, PIE president; Ms. Bircher; Ms. Reno; and Mr. Germain. The $100 gift card will be used to purchase materials for Ms. Reno’s classroom. If you would like to learn how your organization can make a difference to a Craven County Schools teacher in the classroom, please contact Darlene Brown, Partners In Education, at 514-6321.


Community Spotlight

Updated: 11/23/2017 - A Thanksgiving tradition was underway in Jacksonville as community members and volunteers gathered for the Onslow Community Outreach Thanksgiving meal.
Updated: 11/23/2017 - The Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville offered a free Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.
Updated: 11/23/2017 - Hundreds of community members in Greenville were able to enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal compliments of the Little Willie Center.
Posted: 11/22/2017 - If big-box store shopping on Black Friday isn't your cup of tea, a group of local craft vendors hopes Small Business Saturday will draw you to Uptown Greenville this weekend.
Posted: 11/22/2017 - WITN's Pet of the Week is Thelma, a 3.5 year old husky mix.
Updated: 11/21/2017 - It wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner without turkey and thanks to one local police department, nearly 200 families will now be able to enjoy the holiday staple this week.
Updated: 11/20/2017 - Brighten the life of a child this Christmas morning by donating a new, unwrapped toy during our 2017 Toys For Tots toy drive!
Updated: 11/19/2017 - The city of Jacksonville held its annual Christmas holiday parade, "Surf, Sand, and Santa," Saturday morning along Western Boulevard. Watch the recording of it.
Updated: 11/09/2017 - The video popped up on Facebook showing seven-year-old Able E. Sutton singing, honoring the people who died the day and the weeks after the October 12th failed prison attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.
Updated: 11/11/2017 - Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11 and there are a number of events, ceremonies and commemorations planned in Eastern Carolina.