Some local residents say their loved ones were on a mission trip to Haiti when the massive earthquake struck.
Jody Keen of Bethel in Pitt County says his wife left on Monday to the economically poor country to work in a clinic. He says he talked to her through facebook, one of the only means to communicate with her. He says despite this close call, he's not worried.
Unlike Keen, Jimmy Hite of Greenville is still waiting to hear from the Dean of the Haitian School of Nursing and the Bishop at the Episcopal church. "It's frustrating. You do what you can the rest is pray, you pray your people are okay."