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Old 07-13-2019, 08:03 PM
 
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ECU celebrates groundbreaking of new building

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Old 07-14-2019, 05:35 AM
 
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ECU trustees want Vidant to restore seats - Daily Reflector
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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One Eastern Carolina city says it'll save its taxpayers' money thanks to a new initiative to increase sports tourism.

Greenville launched the Greenville-Pitt County Sports Commission this month in the hopes of stimulating its economy by hosting more sporting events.

The city hosted about 60 sporting events and tournaments in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, ranging from little league games to robotics competitions.

"We knew with starting a sports commission it was something that we needed to recruit the larger events," said Gray Williams who is the executive director for the sports commission.

The commission will be aimed at growing Pitt County into a destination for sporting events.

"I think it's something that brings families together, it brings kids together to make friendships and I think it's been a real positive for our family so I think it'd be great to bring more of it around," said Rachelle Hare, the mother of two sons who play in the city's youth baseball league.

Williams says that's one of many sports that could be positively impacted by the sports commission. Sports tourism is an industry that generates $11.4 billion in the United States.

"Last year we had an estimated $14 million of direct economic impact for Greenville-Pitt County," said Williams.

She says that economic impact comes in the form of people spending money at local restaurants, shops, and hotels. Last year folks booked more than 19,000 hotel rooms for sporting events and tournaments hosted in Pitt County. Williams also says that translates to saving taxpayers $105 per year.

"Any opportunity that we have to watch sports or be participating in sports around the city, I think it's good for the kids, it's good for the adults and for the community to get involved," said Hare.

Another part of the commission's goals will be to find private developers to help grow Greenville and Pitt County's existing sports facilities, some of which have hit capacity for spectators.
Great news. Competition for youth travel sports is high. Any opportunity to bring in people from out of town to spend money is a good thing. Even thinking outside the box is something to consider. The US Quidditch Cup is going to be held in Charleston WV next year...1500 adult athletes from around the country will be coming in and spending lots of money for a weekend full of competition. Something similar or a regional competition would be good to get in Greenville. I really hope this leads to a solid multi sports/competition venue for the city to attract these type of events.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Developers want more Mills Road land rezoned, annexed - Daily Reflector
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:59 AM
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Reading this article, I couldn’t help to think of Greenville. Uptown isn’t an Opportunity Zone nor the Dickinson Corridor but some of the initiatives provided in Elkhart, should be looked at here. I’ve had thoughts in recent months about having an aquatic center in Uptown, how the green area between 1st and 5th St hosting The Culver Project should be a park and how we must expand Town Common east to make a more wholesome park but also add seaside resistant infrastructure. We must get on board with significant public investment here.

https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/201...ifies-urbanism

That all said — wow. Uptown is booming, I drove around in recent days and there’s construction happening everywhere. Didn’t know the SECU was being renovated, the Sycamore Memorial is underway, Cotanche Street is a two-way right now, McDonald’s is being renovated, the Proximity is looking great and as previously stated FedEx is their first tenant (not open yet), of course the Biotech building groundbreaking and so on. It’s a sight if you haven’t been there in a while, I’d definitely advise it.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:29 AM
 
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Reading this article, I couldnít help to think of Greenville. Uptown isnít an Opportunity Zone nor the Dickinson Corridor but some of the initiatives provided in Elkhart, should be looked at here. Iíve had thoughts in recent months about having an aquatic center in Uptown, how the green area between 1st and 5th St hosting The Culver Project should be a park and how we must expand Town Common east to make a more wholesome park but also add seaside resistant infrastructure. We must get on board with significant public investment here.

https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/201...ifies-urbanism
The area just west of Uptown IS an opportunity zone. From Albemarle Ave around to the river. Greenville could absolutely develop a similar initiative to what you have shared along the river and Albemarle and Pamlico Aves. There is an incredible amount of opportunity to improve infrastructure, bring jobs, remove blight, and elevate the neglected neighborhoods of west Greenville. Let me be clear in that this has to be thoughtful, inclusive, affordable development to mitigate gentrification.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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City reacts to negative press about Trump rally - Daily Reflector
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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part of the city's BUILD grant application includes construction of a 0.3-mile greenway connection from the NW corner of ECU campus to town common via the culvert project. the city's plan is to utilize both sides of the culvert and connect them via a small pedestrian bridge.

they think it'll have an impact similar to Greenville, SC, which I think is bordering on ridiculous, but it will nonetheless add a nice visual element to an underutilized area of Uptown and hopefully spur ECU to build something other than ridiculous surface parking).
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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ECU acknowledges furor over rally chant - Daily Reflector
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