Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observances

Ahoskie: March & Celebration For Life and Legacy Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade line up is on Sunset Ave., marching onto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to enter New Ahoskie Missionary Baptist Church (401 Hayes St.) for a special service. Parade begins at 10 a.m.

Elizabeth City: Elizabeth City State University students will lead a commemorative march that begins at the G. R. Little Library at 9:30 a.m. and ends at City Hall.

Greenville: Community Unity Breakfast hosted by the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Mayor and the City of Greenville, will be held on Monday, January 17, at 7:30 a.m. in the ECU Murphy Center/Harvey Hall with guest speaker Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., UNC-Chapel Hill.

Greenville: Early bird breakfast will be held at Thomas Foreman Park at 400 Nash Street at 9 a.m. A March/Parade will begin at 10 a.m.

Greenville: A candlelight vigil, march and tribute organized by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will begin at the top of College Hill at 6 p.m. and end at Hendrix Theatre on the campus of East Carolina University.

Jacksonville: 4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. "Keeping the Dream Alive" Celebration begins with the Peace and Unity March at 11 a.m. It begins at New Bridge Street Middle School and march on the trail of 17 North to Thompson Street and back. At 1 p.m. the community is invited to the Department of Veteran (DAV) building at 300 Roosevelt Road where local participants will showcased their talent in praise dancing, music, and sharing valued information.

La Grange: Parade beginning on Railroad St. at 2 p.m.

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