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New Bern celebrates state champs

Updated: 8:53 PM - The New Bern High School Bears were crowned 4-a football state champions last Friday, and a week later students, parents and fans celebrated that big win with a parade through town.

Fall graduation at ECU

Updated: 8:27 PM - It was a big day for many East Carolina University students, who officially become alumni members.

EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage

Posted: 6:16 AM - Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Updated: 7:38 PM - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Who: Latina Shelley, Author of Love Nuggets
What: Barnes & Noble Book Signing of Love Nuggets
When: Saturday, December 20 at 11am-12:30pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 3040 Evans St., Greenville, NC
Phone: (252) 558-4722, TaylorMade Publishing
Web: www.taylormadenc.com
Details: My new book Love Nuggets is practical tips for love and relationships. It is a pint size package that packs a powerful punch to promote positive relationships. This event at Barnes & Noble is an opportunity for people to purchase a book, have it signed, and take pictures with me as well.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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, December 17, 2014

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

Teacher of the Week

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Friday, December 19, 2014

6:00 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
PREVIOUS STATIONS: KOMU-TV
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 BEVERAGE: Green tea
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Sleep in, spend time with my family, try new recipes - especially baking!
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I’m the youngest of four, and the shortest in my family. I am a towering 5’1” tall.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: An airplane so I could fly home.

BIOGRAPHY:
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.

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NAME: Jim Howard
TITLE: Meteorologist WITN News at Sunrise
E-MAIL: jim.howard@witn.com
ALMA MATER: Florida State University
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WMBB in Panama City, FL
MARRIED: Yes
CHILDREN: Two Stepsons
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Law and Order: Criminal Intent
FAVORITE MOVIE: Reservoir Dogs
FAVORITE BAND: Billy Joel
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 BEVERAGE: Dr. Pepper
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Toss up between working in the yard and sleeping
FAVORITE SEASON: Winter
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.

BIOGRAPHY:
"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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Heather King's Baby Blog

The Magic Of Music

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Ever need something to snap your little one out of a funk? Try a little music.

Ten Words For 2013

Updated: 12/31/2013 - New Year’s Eve is a great time of reflection and a great time to look forward to all a new year will hold.

Tea For Two?

Updated: 11/05/2013 - My daughter learned a valuable lesson in toddler party planning today: ask Mom.

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WITN Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT: Fake shopping sites

Posted: 12/16/2014 - A lot of us are going online for gifts this year. That means scammers are too, hoping to con you into buying from their fake site.

SCAM ALERT: Gift Card Crooks

Updated: 12/15/2014 - We know gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to stuff stockings with this year, but gift card givers beware! Scammers have found a way to drain those cards before you buy them!
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SCAM ALERT: Fake check cashing

Posted: 12/09/2014 - One scam is surfacing just in time to take advantage of the giving, holiday spirit. It may prompt people to do something nice for an acquaintance, though these soon-to-be victims likely know better.

SCAM ALERT: Free pizza, free malware

Updated: 12/08/2014 - No two words sound better together than free pizza. But beware: the hand offering to feed you is actually the one doing the biting here.

SCAM ALERT: Pre-paid debit card scammers

Posted: 11/13/2014 - While more and more people are relying on plastic rather than cash to buy things now, in store or online, some opt for a pre-paid card. But beware- scammers are out to get their hands on the money you load on those cards.

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