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Monday, February 1, 2016
Who: Dr. Noel Peterson. She is the Medical Director of Women's Heart Health, Prevention & Cardiopulmonary rehab
What: Heart Month
Phone: 855-MYVIDANT
Details: Heart disease claims the lives of far too many women, especially here in eastern North Carolina. That's why Vidant Health, East Carolina Heart Institute and our physician partners are working together to offer risk assessments, screenings, education and advanced treatment options. Learn more by joining us at one of our Heart Truth speaking tour events in your area this February as we celebrate American Heart Month.

Who: Doug McMillan, St. Peter Catholic School Principal. Margie Dellasega, St. Peter Catholic School Principal. Shari Crumpler, St. Peter Catholic School Principal.
What: Catholic Schools Week
When: January 30 - February 6
Where: St. Peter Catholic School, Greenville
Phone: (252) 752-3529
Details: We want to discuss what Catholic Schools Week is and our service projects during that week and Pastor's Day that we will be hosting. Basically, we would like to discuss our events that will be occurring during this special week.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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, February 3, 2016
Who: Lisa Adams, Founder of Angels N Camo
What: 2nd Annual "Night Out with Angels N Camo"
When: March 12th, 2016 – Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Tar Heel Variety Theater, Chocowinity, NC
Phone: 252-402-6575
Details: The mission of Angels N Camo is to raise funds and grant hunting and fishing adventure trip wishes for disabled children and children with life threatening illnesses. Last year, we granted 7 wishes bringing our total to 19 wishes granted since 2012.
Tickets are $50 for a single ticket, $80 for a couple, $350 for a table sponsor which is 8 tickets and a table sponsor drawing for a YETI Cooler. Only 250 tickets are sold for the event, we currently have around 150 tickets available. The event will be a dinner, auction, and concert with Amanda Daughtry and her band from Nashville.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
What: 2016 Escoffier Dinner Series
When: February, March and April
Details: The dinners are 4-course dinners prepared by and featuring the talents of students in the Carteret Community College Culinary Program. They will be working with well-recognized local chefs. Several of the students participating have just returned from a trip to France working with several top culinary chefs and programs there... The dinners are limited seating ticketed events...proceeds will help fund the program as well as additional trips to France.

Who: Holly Garriott, Executive Director Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
What: Tiny Art Show
When: Tonight, Pancake Dinner and Presale 5:30-7:30, and Tomorrow, Fri. Feb. 5th from 5-8PM Public Opening
Where: Emerge Gallery, 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858
Tickets for pancake dinner online at or
Phone: 252-551-6947

Friday, February 5, 2016
Who: Chef Jeff Yourdon
What: Super Bowl Recipes

Beer Cheese Sauce
Makes 12 ounce
1 T butter
1 T flour
½ cup Beer (your choice of how strong you want it)-Mother Earth
½ pound sharp cheddar cheese
½ tsp dry mustard
¼ tsp salt
Dash of tabasco
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 egg
Melt butter and stir in flour thoroughly before adding beer.
Heat to a boil while stirring consistently.
Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and seasoning
Return to a medium heat and stir slowly while the cheese melts
Beat egg in a small bowl then stir into sauce.
Sauce is ready to go

Black Eyed Pea Fritters
Serves 4
Oil, for deep frying
1 1/2 pounds black eyed peas, cooked (canned works equally as well)
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 small to medium onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
In a large, deep frying pan, heat about 1/2-inch of oil to 350 degrees F.
Mash cooked peas in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into fritters, whatever size you desire. Carefully add fritters to the hot oil and fry until golden on 1 side. Carefully turn fritters over and continue frying until golden on the second side and cooked through in the middle. Remove and let drain on paper towels. Serve.

Chick Pea Salad with Red Onions and Tomatoes
Serves 4
2 (19-ounce) cans chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 carrot, grated
1/2 red onion, diced
½ cup chopped tomato
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.

Hog Molly Sandwich – Panthers Stadium
8 ounces of smoked beef brisket
3 ounces barbecue sauce
3 ounces creamy slaw
8 sliced pickled jalapeno peppers
4 slices of cooked bacon
¼ cup french-fried onions
Kaiser roll
Put this together in order of ingredients on the bottom piece of your kaiser then place the top kaiser and enjoy

Pimento Cheese with Jalapeño
Serves 4
10 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped
6 ounces pimento
5 cups shredded Cheddar (approximately 1 1/4 pounds)
1 to 2 tablespoons Sriracha
Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seed. Mix in the pickled jalapenos, pimento and grated Cheddar. Add the Sriracha and combine. Taste and add more mayonnaise and Sriracha, if necessary. Chill before serving.

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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