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Fog prompts delays in the east

Updated: 03/04/2015 - While the fog rolling over the east is expected to dissipate through the morning, a handful of schools have opted to delay heir start time on for Wednesday.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Who: Mary Newton

Who: Michael Crane, Associate Dean of Research, Marketing and Outreach
What: Down East Talent Search
When: Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wright Auditorium
Phone: 252-328-4788
Details: A fundraiser for the FRIENDS of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, featuring 22 acts with $1,500 in prize money, emceed by WITN's very own Dave Jordan.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Who: Jimmy Hodges, Fire Captain
What: Simpson Rural Fire Department Pancake Supper
When: Friday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Where: 2821 Virginia St., Simpson
Web: <
Details: Accepting donations only. Serving pancakes and sausage.

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, March 4, 2015

Who: Sara Singleton, chairman of the inaugural Miss Gullfest Pageant and Michele Mayo, chairman of the inaugural Gullfest 5K Run. There will also possibly be an appearance by a previous winner of the Miss Independence pageant in Belhaven who will be a consultant for the pageant.
What: Miss Gullfest Pageant, Saturday, April 18, and Gullfest 5K Run, Sunday, April 19, both in conjunction with the annual spring festival at Beaufort County Community College.
Where: Miss Gullfest Pageant on the BCCC campus. Gullfest 5K in Bath.
Telephone: 252-946-6194
Other details: The events are fundraisers for scholarships and other student activities at BCCC.

About the Miss Gullfest Pageant:
· Goal of pageant is to raise funds to support scholarships and academic activities at BCCC
· $75 registration fee due by March 20th
· Eligible contestants are girls and young ladies from preschool to high school as well as currently registered BCCC students
o Categories:
§ Tiny Miss Gullfest: Preschool - 2nd Grade
§ Little Miss Gullfest: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
§ Teen Miss Gullfest: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
§ Miss Gullfest: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
§ College Miss Gullfest: Open to Current BCCC Students
o Must live in the BCCC service area (Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington counties) or have a family member who lives in the service area or works at BCCC
· All contestants will receive prizes with four overall winners:
o Junior Supreme Miss Gullfest (Overall Winner from Tiny and Little Miss categories)
o Supreme Miss Gullfest (Overall Winner from Teen and Miss categories)
o Miss Beaufort County Community College (Overall Winner from College Miss category)
o Elite Miss Gullfest (participant raising the most money in sponsorships)
· If participants raise $150 in sponsorships, we will refund the $75 registration fee, meaning registration can be FREE
· The pageant will be held in conjunction with BCCC's Gullfest spring festival on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:00pm in Building 10 of the BCCC campus.
· For more information, contact Sara Singleton, BCCC's Grant Writer & Coordinator of Special Projects: or 252-940-6271.
o Pageant Registration Forms and Guide can be found by visiting , clicking on Gullfest 2015, then clicking on Miss Gullfest logo

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

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Who: Allen Andrews playing CC Showers
Taylor Sparrow playing Buddy
What: The Diviners
When: March 6th 7:30 PM
March 7th at 2 pm and 730 pm
March 8th at 2 pm
March 12th at 7:30 pm
March 13th at 7:30 pm
March 14th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Where: The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC 27858(behind the Sports Connection)
Phone: (1-888-622-3868
Details: The Magnolia Arts center is a non-profit cultural arts center with a mission to provide the Greenville area residents with the opportunity to express their creativity, participate in the arts, and attend quality cultural events.

The Diviners is a "slice-of-life" play set in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana in the 1930's.

Who: Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge,

Friday, March 6, 2015

Who: Keisha Brown

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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Posted: 03/03/2015 - If you heard the FBI or some out-of-state police detective wanted to talk to you about a complaint, you would likely want to clear things up right? That is just what some scammers are hoping for as they dial numbers. Before they dial yours, read more about today's scam alert.

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