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Monday, April 14, 2014
Who: Tony Krantz - Minister; Ethan Coltrain-Youth Minister; & Linda Alligood- Panorama Coordinator
What: From the Cradle to the Cross- an Easter Panorama
When: Friday and Saturday April 18th& 19th from 7-9pm
Where: Beaver Dam Church of Christ 5125 Hwy 264 East, Washington NC (Right Beside Beaufort Community College)
Phone: (252)946-5743
Web: www.bdcoc.com
Details: This event is drive-thru event that if free to the public.

Who: Karsin Landis, Derby Dash Chairman.
What: The Derby Dash Bash 2014
When: May 3rd, 2014 starting at 4:00pm
Where: Rock Springs Center
Phone: 252-752-0153
Web: www.rhrnc.com
Details: All the money raised from the Derby Dash Bash goes directly towards the operating fund to run the program. Rocking Horse Ranch is a therapeutic riding program that provides equine assisted activities and equine assisted therapy to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. This will be our 11th annual event. Guests of the DDB will enjoy dinner, drinks and desert. We will have a live and silent auction, live music, a Derby race raffle, a ladies hat contest, games, and of course watch the running of the Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Who: Sid Bradsher, area director for Pitt County Young Life and Laura Beth Tyndall, who is helping coordinate the event
What: the Tonight, Yes Tonight! 5K race
When: Saturday, April 26th at 6:30
Where: Registration and the start/finish are behind Moe's at 610 Red Banks Rd.
Phone: 252-757-3717 YL Office 252-375-5212 Sid's cell
Details : Young Life is an outreach ministry to young people in our area. We work with students from Middle School (Wyldlife), high school (Young Life), College (College Life)and we have a ministry for teen moms (Younglives). The 5K is an event to help raise money for our annual budget and specifically for our camp trips this summer.
If you want more info about our local area, please check out our website at www.pittcounty.younglife.org Many of our participants are also raising money online for the race at
Runners can also register for the race online at

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

Who: Erin Bright, Relay Specialist with the American Cancer Society and Latasha Roberson, Event Co-Chair for Relay For Life of Craven County
What: Relay For Life of Craven County
When: April 25 – 26, Opening ceremonies are at 7pm on Friday night and closing ceremonies are at 9am on Saturday morning
Where: Grover C Fields Middle School ? New Bern, NC
Phone: 252-259-7401 (Meg Mooney ? event chair)
Web: relayforlife.org/cravennc
Details: Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society?s signature fundraising event. It is an overnight event where teams walk the track and raise money for cancer research and local programs. At our event, we celebrate the life of our survivors, remember those we have lost, and fight back against this terrible disease.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Who: Sylvia D. Brown, Planner I, City of Greenville
What: Community Development Week (CD Week)
When: April 21-26, 2014; multiple events throughout the week
Where: Various locations throughout the week
Phone: (252) 329-4509
Web: www.greenvillenc.gov
Details: Community Development Week, 2014
Monday, April 21st:
Opening Ceremony 10AM-12Noon
Location: Greenville City Hall, 3rd Floor Gallery
Financial Literacy Class: Bank On It (Part 1), 5:30-7:30PM
Location: George Washington Carver Library, 618 W. 14th Ave.
Please RSVP @ 252-329-4509
Tuesday, April 22nd:
Housing Opportunities Fair, 10AM-12Noon
Location: CM Eppes Gym, 400 Nash St.
Wednesday, April 23rd:
Public Education Session, 2-4PM
Location: Greenville City Council Chambers
Saturday, April 26th:
Homeownership Workshop
Location: United Way Building, 226 W. 8th St., Suite B
Please RSVP @ 252-329-4226

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Who: Lynne Garrison, Power of the Purse
What: Power of the Purse, Women for Women, Pitt County
When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Greenville Convention Center
Phone: (252) 756-5238
Web: www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com
Details: "Celebrating Beauty in Everyday Living"
Frances Schultz is an expert on decorating, design and entertainment. She will entertain you with her knowledge on decoration and design, food and entertainment, culture and style. A new addition this year - 30 beautifully decorated tables on display for viewing.

Friday, April 18, 2014
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
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
E-MAIL: jim.howard@witn.com
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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