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Memorial Service To Be Held For ECU Employee

A celebration of life ceremony is scheduled for an East Carolina University alumni and employee who died on the Outer Banks.

Chris Murphy, 37, was the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at ECU. He will be honored with a service at the Murphy Center Monday at 6 p.m.

Organizers say some local business are helping raise money for the Chris Murphy Scholarship Fund. Tavern at 4th will hold a toast at 8 p.m. Monday, and all proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. On Tuesday each Jersey Mike's location in Greenville will donate half their sales between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to the fund. The downtown Cubbie's location will also donate half their sales on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to East Carolina Alumni Association, Taylor Slaughter Alumni Center, 901 East Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27858 Attention: Chris Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund or online at http://www.piratealumni.com/scholarships.



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The funeral for an East Carolina University employee hit and killed while crossing a busy road on the Outer Banks is scheduled for Thursday.

Chris Murphy died Sunday after getting hit by a taxi in Nags Head. The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions was 37 years old. Murphy will be buried today in his hometown of Wakefield, Virginia.

The ECU community will pay tribute to Murphy on Monday. Organizers invite people to attend a Celebration of Murphy's Life at the Murphy Center on ECU's campus. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to East Carolina Alumni Association, Taylor Slaughter Alumni Center, 901 East Fifth St., Greenville, NC 27858 Attention: Chris Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund or online at http://www.piratealumni.com/scholarships.



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East Carolina University says one of its employees has died.

Chris Murphy was an assistant director at ECU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The ECU Alumni Association announced his death on their Facebook page Sunday.

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley says Murphy was hit crossing the street, on the 2300 block of South Croatan Highway in Nags Head. The Greenville resident was 37 years old.

Chief Brinkley says the taxi cab driver hit Murphy told police he did not see anyone in the road No charges have been filed. The accident is still under investigation.

Chief Brinkley says the Dare MedFlight helicopter landed on the scene and transported Murphy to the hospital in Norfolk, VA. He died there Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Chief Brinkley says traffic was heavy when Murphy was hit. Croatan Highway is the main thoroughfare between several beach towns of the Outer Banks. The block where Murphy was hit has several restaurants and stores. Chief Brinkley says other pedestrians have been hit in this area in the past, but he did not have any statistics readily available.

Calling it a terrible tragedy, Chief Brinkley said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Murphy's family, friends and relatives."

Friends posted a video tribute to the man they called "Murph" on YouTube. You can watch the video by clicking here.


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