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Monday, July 21, 2014
Who: Maxine White, Executive Director, Coalition For Healthier Eating, Inc. Deborah R. Moody, Director, Inter-Generational Community Center (IGCC). Dr. Calvin Ellison, Naturopathic Doctor. Pastor Rodney Coles, Churches Outreach Network. Pastor Paul Foxworth, Executive Director, Community Wellness Network.
What: Healthier Eating Day
When: July 26, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: 3101 Noah Court, Tyson Farms sub-division, Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252) 258-1701
Web: www.c4healthiereating.org
Details: The primary purpose of this event is to expose consumers to a healthier food supply chain from local organic farmers and to teach them the benefits of eating locally grown/raised produce; meats; poultry, fruits and seafood. Changing their eating habits will work well to offset the illnesses that our society now experiences. Healthier eating habits not only fills us up but it rebuilds things that are breaking down and in a great many cases restores our damaged immune system, our mental state and causes us to be more productive in every aspect of our lives. Coalition For Healthier Eating, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that partners with a larger 501(c) (3) non-profit, EXCEED, Inc. that promotes a healthier life style.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Who: Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
What: Pet of the Week
Phone: (252) 413-7247
Web: >www.hsecarolina.org/


Thursday, July 24, 2014
Who: Jason Kirkman, Minister at the Haw Branch Church of Christ
What: Outdoor Movie Night & Vacation Bible School
Movie Night Details:
When: Friday, July 25th, movie will start at 8:30pm
Where: Chocowinity Recreation Complex Football Field, Hwy 33E in Chocowinity
Phone: For more info, call Haw Branch Church of Christ @ 252-946-5083
Web: www.hawbranchchurch.com
Details: Admission is FREE! Each person will recieve a FREE bag of popcorn and a FREE drink. "Madagascar 3" will begin @ 8:30pm on the football field at the complex. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawnchair or blanket. Raindate TBA.

Vacation Bible School Details
When: Sunday, July 27th-Thursday(closing program and dinner), July 31st, 6:00pm-8:30pm each night
Where: Haw Branch Church of Christ, 1501 Haw Branch Rd, Chocowinity, NC
Phone: for more info call the church @ 252-946-5083
Web: To register call the church or visit www.hawbranchchurch.com
Details: "It's a Blue Ribbon Life" Vacation Bible School for ages 2years-rising 6th graders. TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE call the church to set up transportation. VBS is for ages 2yr-rising 6th graders. Sun-Wed nights, a light snack/meal will be served to the children. Thursday night will be the closing program which will ALSO INCLUDE a free meal for kids AND their families!


Friday, July 25, 2014
Who: Lamont Gaddy, Marketing Director and Judy Dupree, Church Administrator
What: Community Yard Sale & Family and Friends Day
When: Yard Sale--Saturday, July 26, 7 a.m. Family and Friends Day--Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Antioch Church Ministries, 2645 Railroad Street, Bell Arthur
Phone: (252) 830-4053
Web: antiochpkok.org
Details: All proceeds from the Yard Sale will be used to continue our Community Outreach Ministry.

Who: Bobbie Parsons, Saving Graces for Felines
What: Cat Adoptions at PetsMart
When: Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: PetsMart in Greenville
Phone: (252) 355-3404

WITN Sunrise Bios

NAME: Heather King
TITLE: WITN News at Sunrise Anchor and Executive Producer
E-MAIL: heather.king@witn.com
ALMA MATER: University of Missouri
PREVIOUS STATIONS: KOMU-TV
MARRIED: Happily!
CHILDREN: Lauren, Kate and Dixie the Dog
FAVORITE TV SHOW: How I Met Your Mother
FAVORITE BAND: U2, Kelly Clarkson
FAVORITE BOOK: Impossible to pick a favorite, but one of the best recent ones is "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
FAVORITE FOOD: Homemade pizza
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Green tea
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Sleep in, spend time with my family, try new recipes - especially baking!
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I’m the youngest of four, and the shortest in my family. I am a towering 5’1” tall.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: An airplane so I could fly home.

BIOGRAPHY:
Heather King always knew she wanted to be a journalist and tell stories, but she didn't figure out the TV part of it until high school. Heather says, "don't laugh, but a few years on the Glenbard West speech team made the difference." So, she left the Chicago suburb where she grew up for the heart of the Midwest and headed to the University of Missouri.

Heather worked as a reporter and anchor at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. The minute she felt the buzz and energy of an actual newsroom, she knew she picked the right career. Heather's reporting has been recognized by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Heather is the anchor and executive producer of WITN News at Sunrise and also reports. She's been fascinated by morning news since an internship with a Chicago television station. Heather will admit she hasn't always been a morning person, but she says it's easy to wake up well before the sun when you love your job!

Getting into work early often means getting out of work early in the day. That schedule has allowed Heather to enjoy quality time with her daughter each afternoon. She is also a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pitt County Corporate Board and is on the committee that plans the annual MS Walk in Greenville.

Heather and her husband Chris live in Greenville with their two daughters, and their dog, Dixie.

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NAME: Jim Howard
TITLE: Meteorologist WITN News at Sunrise
E-MAIL: jim.howard@witn.com
ALMA MATER: Florida State University
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WMBB in Panama City, FL
MARRIED: Yes
CHILDREN: Two Stepsons
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Law and Order: Criminal Intent
FAVORITE MOVIE: Reservoir Dogs
FAVORITE BAND: Billy Joel
FAVORITE SONG: "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel
FAVORITE BOOK: "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson
FAVORITE FOOD: Michaelangelos Pizza in Greenville
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Dr. Pepper
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Toss up between working in the yard and sleeping
FAVORITE SEASON: Winter
FUN FACT: I've skydived over 40 times. I've got an irrational fear of wasps.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Computer with satellite internet connection...I could learn survival skills off the internet.

BIOGRAPHY:
"There's gonna be weather, whether or not."

These were the words Jim Howard's grandfather would tell him every time Jim would start talking about approaching snow. Growing up in Poughkeepsie, New York allowed Jim many opportunities to bug his family about the snow. Now, living in North Carolina allows him to bug them about hurricanes as well!

Jim's road to Eastern Carolina went from a childhood in upstate New York to his adolescence in South Florida. Looking out the airplane window his first time flying into West Palm Beach, Jim turned to his mom and said "look, there's snow on the ground!" Jim says she gave him a funny smile. The smile turned into a laugh when they stepped off the plane and Jim realized that the "snow" was sand, and the air felt like a furnace! This is just one of many experiences that fueled Jim's desire to learn more about the earth's atmosphere.

Jim's passion for weather took him to Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology. Within a week, he secured his first job, as the morning meteorologist for a Panama City, Florida television station. Although he was very excited about his first job, he quickly discovered one big problem. He would have to readjust his alarm clock from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Strong coffee and cold showers became a regular part of his morning!

Jim says he was a fully transformed "morning person" when offered the opportunity to work as the meteorologist on WITN-7 News at Sunrise in 2001. With family in both New York and Florida, Eastern Carolina has proved to be the perfect location for Jim. He says being a part of WITN-7 News at Sunrise has been rewarding beyond his expectations. The people of Eastern Carolina are as kind and generous as any he's every met, and the variety of weather keeps him on his toes! From snow and hurricanes, to severe thunderstorms and flooding threats, Jim says there's one thing that can be definitely said about our climate:

"There's gonna be weather, whether or not!"

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