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COOL SCHOOL UPDATE: Next stop, Washington High School!

Updated: 10/27/2014 - WITN and Bob 93.3 want to know "How Cool Is Your School?" Your school could be chosen for a free concert from Echosmith, including the band's hit "Cool Kids!" Heather and Jim will be live at Washington High School next!
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WITN's annual Halloween Costume Contest

Updated: 10/31/2014 - Dozens of people in costume took part in WITN's Halloween costume contest at the Greenville Studio Halloween morning! Check out the winners and watch meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht as Richard Simmons and the rest of the evening crew in their costumes!
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Who: Jessica Williams, Vice President, Literacy Volunteers-Pitt County
What: Top Shot
When: Saturday, November 8th 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: Pitt County Wildlife Club
Phone: 252-353-6578
Web: literacytopshot.com or info@pittliteracy.org
Details: Sponsors include, Wells Fargo, Pitt County Wildlife Club and Adventure Outfitters
TopShot is an exciting new event at Literacy Volunteers-Pitt County (LVPC), hosted by Pitt County Wildlife Club! This event offers a variety of competitive events for outdoor sports enthusiasts of all experience levels.
Teams of five will compete in various shooting events including .9mm pistol, .22 caliber rifle, shotgun, archery and fly casting. Participants will be scored as a team as well as individual for each event. An overall individual winner and a team will be announced.
Lunch will be provided for all participants. We will also have raffles with great prizes! Our first event will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8am - 4pm.

Who: Derek Hurdle, Race Director
What: The Pirate Chase Race Fest: University Manor/Pirates Place 10K, 5K & Pirate Pediatrics 1 Mile Fun Run
When: 8:30 AM Saturday, Nov. 8th
Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Phone: 252-955-1604
Web: piratechaseracefest.com
Details:
Ever dreamed of running into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on a Fall Saturday Morning? Well, here is your chance! The 4th Annual Pirate Chase Race Fest: 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run.
This years race route runs through the University, onto the Greenville Greenway before finishing ON THE FIELD INSIDE DOWDY-FICKLEN STADIUM. Whether you’re an avid or a novice runner, the Pirate Chase Race Fest offers you 3 great options. Pee Dee will be there along with free food, great awards and bounce houses for the kids.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Who: Tina Dunbar, Volunteer
What: Hyde County Hotline's 4th Annual Winter Gala
When: December 6th at 6pm
Phone: 252-925-2502
Web: www.hydecountyhotline.org
Details: Hyde County Hotline is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Hyde County by promoting dignity, respect and safety at home resulting in safer communities. All proceeds from this even will remain in Hyde County.
The annual winter gala is an elegant, sophisticated evening beginning with Hors d'Oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner, entertainment and a fabulous live auction. The night ends with dancing until midnight.
With all the light being shed on the issue of domestic abuse, this is an opportune time to show your support for our mission to end domestic abuse and sexual victimization.

Who: Jeff Charles, Voice of the Pirates
What: Morning Drive With Jeff Charles
When: Weekdays, 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. on Pirate Radio 1250 & 930 AM


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Who: Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
What: Pet of the Week
Phone: (252) 413-7247
Web: >www.hsecarolina.org/
Details:
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WITN Teacher of the Week


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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Posted: 10/14/2014 - If your morning paper is coming at a higher cost than normal, officials warn it may not be due to printing costs at the paper but because of scammers.

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