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Back-To-School Bullying

Updated: 08/28/2014 - The start of the new school year is exciting. For some kids, however, it may returning to see kids who bully them on a daily basis. A local expert shares his tips on what signs of bullying parents can look for and what to do about it.
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Monday, August, 25, 2014
5:30

Who: Clay Marcie Parker
What: Bryson's Birdies for Kids Golf Tournament and Evening Event
When: September 13th, 2013
Where: Ironwood Country Club
Phone: 252-752-6659
Details: As parents of a pediatric cancer survivor we have had a small fund raiser for the last three years to give back to the local James and Connie Maynard's Children Hospital. This year we have teamed up with Ironwood Country Club to offer an all day golf tournament with kid friendly activities and an adult evening event featuring The Main Event Band, Live and Silent Auctions.

6:00
Who: Nadine Gordon, Victim Advocate
What: Jersey Mikes Fundraiser
When: Monday, August 25 all day
Where: Jersey Mikes on Firetower Only
Phone: 252-758-HELP(4357)
Web: www.realcrisis.org
Details: Jersey Mike's will donate 10% of their sales to REAL Crisis.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5:30
Who: Rodney Coles, Toys for Tots Coordinator. Chip Laughinghouse, Public Relations Director of the Salvation Army
What: Toys for Tots Campaign
Phone: (252) 717-9600
Web: www.con2007.org


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5:30
Who: Sandra Styron, Art Show Committee Co-chair; Larry Dendy, Art Show Committee Co-chair
What: Ayden Art Show (as part of the Ayden Collard Festival)
When:
Friday August 29th 8:00 - 4:00
Tuesday September 2nd 8:00 - 4:00
Wednesday September 3rd 8:00 - 4:00
Thursday September 4th 8:00 - 4:00
Friday September 5th 8:00 - 4:00
Saturday September 6th 12:00 - 7:00
Sunday September 7th 12:00 - 4:00
Where: Ayden Community Building, 548 Second Street, Ayden, NC
Phone: 252-746-8253 or 252-341-0571
Web:
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Ayden Art Show:
Details:

6:00
Who: Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
What: Pet of the Week
Phone: (252) 413-7247
Web: >www.hsecarolina.org/




Thursday, August 28, 2014
5:30
Who: Iris Dupree-Wilkes, Author, Minister
What: Book signing & Discussion "Royalty Unveiled"
When: Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Golden Corral Family Steak House, Greenville Blvd
Phone: Gwen Dupree (252) 375-2266
Web: http://iris.dupree-wilkes.wix.com/unlimitedprovision
Details: Dutch setting, friendly & welcoming event, located in the Family Room at Golden Corral. We will be discussing chapters 1-2 from "Royalty Unveiled" book. $15. I am also the proud Author of "The Making of a Beautiful Vessel" $15. Special purchase both books for $25.00

6:00
Who: Kasey Shue (Account Manager, American Red Cross), Charmaine Boyd (Social Worker with Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology), Stephanie Harris (mother of sickle cell patients)
What: Sickle Cell Awareness Month
When: whole month of September
Where: varies
Phone: 1-800-REDCROSS
Web: www.redcrossblood.org



Friday, August 29, 2014
5:30

Who: Rhea Miles, Associate Professor at ECU
Details:Rhea Miles, working with Temple University, got a $1 million grant from NIH, one of two in the nation, to help students and teacher in Pitt, Martin and Greene counties, better understand drug addiction and abuse.


6:00 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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WITN Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT: Instagram Picture Leads To Con Artists

Posted: 08/27/2014 - As the world of social media grows, scammers are finding new ways into your newsfeeds and computer windows. Now the Better Business Bureau says those scammers are using Instagram to bait victims.

SCAM ALERT: IRS Warning Of Tax Scam

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Two things are certain in life:death and taxes, as the Benjamin Franklin quote goes. You can guarantee the idea of late taxes can give some of us a deathly scare, and some scammers are apparently preying on that.

SCAM ALERT: Work From Home Scam

Updated: 07/21/2014 - It is summer time so a little extra cash flow would be nice. But beware of a new scam that promises you easy money. It turns out you may be helping these folks shuttle illegal goods around.

SCAM ALERT: Beware Scholarships Scams

Posted: 07/17/2014 - While it is summer time now, plenty of students are gearing up for college. That preparation may mean looking for scholarships to help pay for their education. But beware: scholarships are a new target for scammers.

SCAM ALERT: Survey Scammers

Posted: 07/11/2014 - There is a scam going around asking for your feedback and offering to pay you for it.

SCAM ALERT: Social Media Scammers

Posted: 07/09/2014 - With just a tap of your finger you can tell your friends how you're feeling, what you think about how they're feeling, and connect with people at any time. But with all that easy communication, scammers are looking for easy targets on social media.

SCAM ALERT: Arthur Clean Up Scammers

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Now that a hurricane has hit eastern North Carolina, we have clean up to do.You may have been expecting to see a scam alert about crooks taking advantage of people who need help. Here it is.

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