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Old 09-11-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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I've got a family member in the hospital and from up in the room I can see much of Greenville skyline. I see a crane in Greenville, appears to be between the football stadium and the river, it's in east Greenville. It's not the uptown parking deck crane. I can see that too. Anyone know what this one is?

Is it for Belk dorm?
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Yes thank you! Probably is! I totally forgot that was under construction.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Bringing a little "culture" to Greenville & Eastern NC.

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WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College and Kaleigh Group Entertainment of Winterville are hosting the first-ever Eastern N.C. Film Festival Saturday at the college.

“It’s the first of its kind in Pitt County — an international festival featuring film entries from United States, England, Finland and India,” Ron Cooper of Kaleigh Group Entertainment said.


The concept behind the Eastern N.C. Film Festival began when filmmakers noticed that the independent film industry in eastern North Carolina is non-existent, Cooper said.

“There is an industry in Raleigh and then it skips eastern North Carolina and goes to Wilmington,” Cooper said.

This fact is upsetting to Cooper, especially when in 2012 more than 400 independent films were made in eastern North Carolina. Several mainstream feature films also were shot in eastern North Carolina, including “Iron Man 3,” which features a scene in Rose Hill.

The creation for an independent film generally comes from a film student or an idea one may have, Cooper said.

With a film idea in hand, the filmmaker works to gather resources to make the movie, but the project usually “ends there,” Cooper said.

“That is where we come in,” Cooper said of the Eastern N.C. Film Festival. “The festival gives the filmmaker a venue to showcase their film and spotlight the amount of talent that is available in independent films.”

The Eastern N.C. Film Festival opens at 9 a.m. Saturday with movie viewings running until 5 p.m. in the Simon and Fulford buildings on Pitt Community College’s campus.

Thirty-three films ranging from documentaries to comedies to drama to the Christian genre will be showcased. College students created several of the films, though none from Pitt Community College, Cooper said.

One judge commented that after viewing the documentary, “Dam Nation,” he was motivated to participate in the efforts to make a difference, which was rare for him, Cooper said.

“Red Neck Roots,” a comedy about a girl from the country, who moves to the “big city” and leaves her roots a secret from her friends and boyfriend is quite humorous, especially when the boyfriend follows her back to her hometown because he thinks she is cheating on him, Cooper said.

With a title like, “Gramps Goes to College,” one might think this, too, is a comedy film, but it is a Christian film about an elderly man who goes back to school.

The film delves into the main character’s interactions with the student body and academic life in general, Cooper said.

“Where the Wolves Lay,” a movie set in the 1800s features a child actor, who Cooper said did an “amazing job.”

The films being showcased range in time from four minutes to two hours long.

Following the viewings, a roundtable to discuss “how to create a market in eastern North Carolina and make it grow” will be held from 5-6:30 p.m.

“Greenville used to be the entertainment capital of the southeast. We are trying to bring that back to Pitt County,” Cooper said.

A Red Carpet event is scheduled from 7:30-8 p.m., followed by the Awards Show from 8-9 p.m. in the Simon and Fulford buildings on campus.

Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Judge’s Choice and Viewer’s Choice will be awarded.

Patrons will vote on the films during the viewing hours to determine the winner of the Viewer’s Choice award.

The Roselyn V. Armstrong Memorial award also will be presented to the an extra.

Armstrong was married to actor Lee Armstrong, who starred in more than 80 films, Cooper said.

“The award is a thank you for those in the background — behind the scenes — the extras, the ones who run Kraft services, those who aren’t looking for the spotlight,” he said.

An after-party will run from 9-11 p.m. at The Coffee Shack, 168 Beacon Drive, Winterville, featuring entertainment by IBX Improv and Matt White, who was voted the Top Comic in North Carolina.

Entry into the festival is $10 per movie or $35, which provides access into any movie and the after-party at The Coffee Shack.

“This is not your normal date night,” Cooper said. “Greenville has the party scene downtown and option to go to the movies, but it doesn’t give patrons the full movie experience.

“At the festival, you’ll be watching a film sitting right next to the actor in it and at the after-party, you’ll be with the directors and actors of films you just viewed. It is the total experience,” he said.

Tickets are available online at encff.com or at the door.

The hope is to continue to host film festivals in eastern North Carolina, Cooper said. The next Eastern N.C. Film Festival at Pitt Community College will be June 13, 2015.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Top 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina...Greenville no where to be found. Good job Chief Aiden.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina | Home Security Shield News Report
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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Yes, good job to the Chief, the Mayor, and everyone else responsible for making things better in Greenville! One of the things that drove me away from the city two years ago, was the perceived and apparent continued upsurge in crime. This downward trend bodes well for the future and is one of the many reasons I now realize the error of my ways and am working to get back. Greenville is an incredible city and area and is most certainly poised for a positive future with all the growth it has seen in places like Uptown Greenville. And, overall, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer group of people than the ones I call my friends that call Greenville, NC home.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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If it weren't for the darn gangs the crime stats would probably be outstandingly low.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Top 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina...Greenville no where to be found. Good job Chief Aiden.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina | Home Security Shield News Report
The Mayor tweeted earlier this webpage, and kinda makes fun of the perceived "crime issue" in Greenville via the media it receives.

Greenville, for the lack of a better word, is the Capital City of the east. ENC as a whole doesn't have much newsworthy events. So when ANYTHING occurs here, it gets reported. Which causes a perceived issue.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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Home 2 Suites by Hilton sign up on the corner of Allen Road and Stantonsburg. Never heard of this brand.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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Looks like a pretty decent hotel. I found one in Fayetteville.

http://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/ho...amenities.html

And in Jacksonville.

http://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/ho...CHT/index.html

Probably a 2.5 star hotel. Looks nice without being too fancy. Suites with full kitchens. Complimentary breakfast. Will be a great addition to the city!
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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which corner..the side with the welcome to Greenville sign or the other side with the old houses?
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