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Dean-Paul Earl Stephens

North Carolina Based Reporter

Hailing from Jamaica but based In North Carolina, I cover the goings-on of North Carolina communities.


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Museum exhibit to showcase WWII pilot, town history

FARMVILLE - Thanks to a collaborative effort between the May Museum & Park, East Carolina University's history department and U.S. Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr., Farmville residents will be able to view a World War II exhibit in March. The upcoming exhibit was the brainchild of Jones, according to Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University's history department.

Man creates trivia game honoring HBCUs

FARMVILLE - Black History Month is a time to reflect on the often-times overlooked contributions of African-Americans to the nation's history. It's a time when black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are in the spotlight. This year, one Pitt County resident wants to teach others about the institutions that nurtured and inspired such leaders.

Farmville lights up for holiday season

FARMVILLE - The holiday season kicked off last week in Farmville as the community held its annual tree lighting ceremony followed by A Taste of Farmville. The dual events attract residents and visitors alike, officials said. Their purpose is both to promote local businesses and get people in the holiday spirit.

Museum honors patrons with naming

SNOW HILL - Greene County is bidding farewell to a Snow Hill couple that has been instrumental in the success of the Greene County Museum. Stephen and Sharon Ginn retired to Greene County 19 years ago and immersed themselves in the local arts and historical communities, friends said, including helping to establish a new home for the museum.

State farmers tour regional farms

ORMONDSVILLE - Farmers from throughout North Carolina converged on Simply Natural Creamery May 23 for a tour promoting agri-tourism. Starting and ending at Simply Natural, the tour featured Snow Hill's Benjamin W. Best Country Inn, as well as a visit to Raised in a Barn Farm in Chocowinity.

Hookerton officials consider measures to slow Church Street speeders

HOOKERTON - Concerned residents are continuing to voice concerns about speeding along Church Street. First presented to town officials by Commissioner Catherine Carraway, residents who live along Church Street are becoming increasingly concerned about speedy motorists. "The bottom line is the traffic has no respect for stop signs," Hookerton resident Treva Brigman said during the May 22 town board meeting.

Fountain officials clarify grant concerns

FOUNTAIN - Several Fountain residents expressed confusion about a project to overhaul portions of the town's infrastructure and what Farmville-based McDavid Associates is doing in the town. Richard Moore, an engineer with McDavid Associates, attended the Aug. 9 Fountain Board of Commissioners meeting to clarify any questions regarding the town's application for a Community Development Block Grant.

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Grant to Fund Local DWI Lab

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Grant Promotes Safety for Victims

The Pitt County's Sheriff's Office has a greater capacity to investigate bond violations stemming from domestic violence cases thanks to a $240,000 law enforcement grant. In January, county officials voted to allow the sheriff's office to submit the grant request.

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