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Monday, October 12, 2015
Who: Paul Brown, Blue Knights NC 1 Chapter Ride Coordinator
What: 7th Annual Blue Knights NC 1 Breast Cancer Benefit Ride
When: October 17, Registration starts at 0900 and the escorted ride leaves promptly at 11
Where: Harley Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone: 252-349-3715 or 252-229-8963
Details: The BLUE KNIGHTS® is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy
riding motorcycles. Our group is sponsoring an annual benefit motorcycle ride to raise funds this year for a LOCAL Charity; CCHC Journey
of Hope.

Who: Kyle Robinson - Board President; Margaret Turner- Board Member
What: Aces for Autism Auction Dinner and Tennis Tournament
When: Saturday, October 24 6 PM
Where: Greenville Convention Center
Phone: (252) 756-6262
Details: Autism for Autism is working on bringing a Child Development Center for children with autism to Greenville to serve eastern North Carolina. There currently are only 3 centers of its kind in North Carolina, but nothing east of Cary to serve eastern North Carolina.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Who: Robin Tant, MPA, RD, LDN
Nutrition Program Director, Pitt County Health Department, Caroline Hodges Dietetic Intern, East Carolina University
What: Growing Up Fit
Where: Located on County Home Road, open Tuesday, Thursday &Saturday 8 am-1 pm, Friday 8 am-3 pm
Details: Many may not know this but October is National Apple Month and is a great time to look around to try new varieties. Today we're going to talk about the nutrition that is found in apples and why they are so good for you. And then later on this morning we'll be talking about all the different apples you can buy and what you can make with them.
Fun Apple Facts:
Americans eat more apples than any other fruit. The average American eats 44 pounds of apples and apple products like juice or apple sauce every year. NC is one of the top 10 producers of apples production state in the United States. Most North Carolina apples are grown in the Western part of our state, but many apples such as Gala and Honeycrisp are sold at local farmers markets like the Pitt County Farmers Market.
Apple nutrition:
Apples are low calorie. A medium-sized apple only has about 80 calories.Apples are naturally fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.
Apples are an excellent source of fiber; one medium apple contains 5 grams of fiber, which is just as much as 1 cup of oatmeal. Apples are also rich in antioxidants which help prevent disease and sickness.
The fiber of the apple and most of its vitamins are in the skin so you should try to eat the peel and not take it off. With all these benefits you can see where the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" comes from!

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 14, 2015
Who: Taylor Sparrow plays Billy Ray, Jr, Erin Herrmann plays Chelsea Thayer
What: "On Golden Pond"
When: Opens October 16 and runs 17, 18, 22, 23, 24
Where: Magnolia Arts Center - 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC 27858(behind Sports Connection)
Phone: 1-888-622-3868

Details: Come support Local theatre!

Who: Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
What: Pet of the Week
Phone: (252) 413-7247
Web: >

Teacher of the Week

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Who: Beaufort County Community College
What: Fitness Challenge
When: October 27, 2015
Where: Beaufort County Community College
Phone: Ron Baldwin (252) 940-6278/Julia Crippen (252) 940-6271
Details: "Beau-Fitt" -- Beaufort County Community College Fitness Challenge for our community. The Kick off event and give aways will be held Tuesday, Oct 27 from 12-1 and from 6-7:30 pm

Friday, October 16, 2015
How Cool Is Your School?

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
ALMA MATER: University of Missouri
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 THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Sleep in, spend time with my family, try new recipes - especially baking!
FUN FACT: I’m the youngest of four, and the shortest in my family. I am a towering 5’1” tall.

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.


NAME: Jim Howard
TITLE: Meteorologist WITN News at Sunrise
ALMA MATER: Florida State University
CHILDREN: Two Stepsons
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Law and Order: Criminal Intent
FAVORITE MOVIE: Reservoir Dogs
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 THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Toss up between working in the yard and sleeping
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.

"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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