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Monday, October 5, 2015
Who: Ray Franks, Julie Crippen Lobster Fair Committee
What: St. Timothy's Lobster Fair
When: October 10th, 9 a.m.
Where: St. Timothy's Church
Phone: 252-686-1952

Who: Bill Price, FCCM Coordinator & Pastor of Farmville UMC
What: "Farmville Cancer Care Ministry" (FCCM)
When: Monthly Gathering--1st Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm (Registration begins at 6 pm)
Where: Farmville United Methodist Church, 4588 W, Church street, Farmville, NC
Phone: 252-753-4803
Details: FCCM is coordinated through the "Our Journey of Hope" program, sponsored by the "Cancer Treatment Centers of America" FCCM also coordinates with the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, NC, Vidant Hopsital, Greenville, NC and Farmville Relay for Life program. Hoping to connect & coordinate with Duke Hospital and Farmville/Greenville area cancer doctors and agencies.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Who: Logan Jones, Client Services Advocate, Joann Spencer, Volunteer
What: Hyde County Hotline's Un-Masquerade Ball (unmasking domestic abuse and sexual violence)
When: November 21, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm
Where: 23145 US Highway 264 at the New Holland Bridge
Phone: 252-925-2502
Details: Black Tie Optional Event to benefit victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual victimization in Hyde County. All proceeds from the event remain in Hyde County.

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 7, 2015
Who: Nikki Klapp, event organizer, Pam Shadle representing the Shepard Cancer Foundation
What: Darleen's Flamingo 5K
When: October 17th, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., race starts at 9:00
Where: Waterfront community of Smithton
Phone: 252-945-6542
Details: 6th annual event, proceeds benefit the Shepard Cancer Foundation. The mission of the Shepard Cancer Foundation is to financially support and promote the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center in its efforts to improve the mind, body and spirit of cancer patients, survivors and caregiver. Pre-registration is $15 for children 10 years or younger and $20 for adults. Registration on race day is $25 for all ages. Registration includes a t-shirt for all participants. Darleen's Flamingo 5K is organized in honor of Darleen Smith, who fought a hard battle against breast cancer and lived her favorite slogan, Make Your Own Party. The event will take place in her beloved waterfront community of Smithton and pink flamingos will adorn the yards, roads and waterviews along the race route.

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

Who: Kristin Stahl
What: Teacher of the Week
Where: East End Elementary School

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Who: Gloria Leak, Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Pitt County. John Kramzar, Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Pitt County
What: DEAM (Disability Employment Awareness Month)
When: October
Phone: (252) 830-8560
Details: Gloria will talk about the client services aspect of what we do, and John will talk about employer-driven services as part of the Dual Customer Approach, including incentives such as the WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit).

Who: Trent and Lauren McGee/Ambassador family for March for Babies walk
What: March for Babies Greenville 2015
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - Registration is at 9 a.m. And the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Where: Greenville Town Common
Details:The walk raises money to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. According to the March of Dimes, more than 15 million babies are born prematurely every year worldwide. Nearly four million babies were born in the United States last year, and March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccine and breakthroughs. March for Babies, the oldest and best-loved walking event in the country is the largest fundraiser for the Foundation. The Eastern Carolina Division of March of Dimes is pleased to announce the McGee Family as the 2015 Greenville March for Babies Ambassador Family.
Join the McGee Family as they walk for stronger, healthier babies, Saturday, October 10 at the Town Common during the 2015 Greenville March for Babies.

Who: Holly Garriott, Executive Director Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
What: Pitt County Arts & Cultural Calendar. Get up to date information about cultural experiences in Pitt County anytime.
Web: or
Phone: 252-551-6947

Friday, October 9, 2015
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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