U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-19-2018, 06:55 AM
 
2,401 posts, read 3,358,037 times
Reputation: 1406

Advertisements

WITN's long time building in Chocowinity is being demolished...

WITN's original building being demolished by current owner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-19-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
1,070 posts, read 983,869 times
Reputation: 586
Quote:
Originally Posted by HP91 View Post
WITN's long time building in Chocowinity is being demolished...

WITN's original building being demolished by current owner
That is sad to see.

The doppler behind the building will probably come down too - it was abandoned when they moved. The license has been cancelled and it's no longer in service. I remember what a big deal it was when they purchased it. It was never updated though and modern dual-pol systems can see much more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-22-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
4,624 posts, read 3,035,683 times
Reputation: 2903
According to a NCDOT report, Greenville ranks #1 in crashes for the second year in a row. Who spiked the drinking water?

Crash rates continue to plague city streets - Daily Reflector
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
839 posts, read 1,039,268 times
Reputation: 176
I hate to say this, but it's a matter of time before that property becomes too valuable to the land owner to keep renting to this business. He's going to have to find a new location for his shop sooner or later like it or not.



Business owner builds wall as growing pains erupt on Dickinson - Daily Reflector

Last edited by jpirate; 07-23-2018 at 08:29 AM.. Reason: w
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2018, 09:00 AM
 
66 posts, read 237,481 times
Reputation: 44
The fact that he, as a business owner, listed increased traffic as one of his complaints is mind-blowing LOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2018, 11:05 AM
 
2,401 posts, read 3,358,037 times
Reputation: 1406
Quote:
Originally Posted by LM117 View Post
According to a NCDOT report, Greenville ranks #1 in crashes for the second year in a row. Who spiked the drinking water?

Crash rates continue to plague city streets - Daily Reflector
No surprise. Greenville's major thoroughfare's all were built with the median "suicide" lane by the state, who is very slow moving in going back and adding actual medians. And there are more cars on the roads every year.

Maybe the downtown trend of building housing near campus can decrease the number of actual cars in Greenville.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2018, 01:23 PM
 
1,020 posts, read 1,003,019 times
Reputation: 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecufootball View Post
The fact that he, as a business owner, listed increased traffic as one of his complaints is mind-blowing LOL.
Agree. This seems like an odd situation. The owner isn't making much sense..He says he didn't want to be shut out by the city, so he then decides to build a fence himself? Then he builds the fence on public property and the city had to tear it down anyway...Makes no sense.

Besides...wouldn't having a bicycle shop directly next to to a transportation center be a potential boon to his business? The rental/used sale aspect could be big, IMO.

That place needed to be cleaned up anyway. It look like an old junkyard that you see on a movie or something. I have no idea why or how he made any money. Seems like the owner has just been able to do what he's wanted in that space since the area has been so neglected over the last 20 years. Now that there's effort to clean the area up, he doesn't like being told to tidy up his room.


It does suck for some of the businesses in the area when roads or utilities are cut off for construction. There's a comic book shop on the corner of 9th street near Jefferson's that's really been going through it. That is where the culvert project starts and they've faced the store being flooded on several occasions due to draining issues on the street. Also that portion of 9th street is blocked off so there's no direct access to the store. They have a much more legitimate gripe than the pedals & pistons owner.


---------------------

Artist sought to create connections in community - Daily Reflector


----------

Greenville hosts AENC conference - Daily Reflector

Quote:
Executives from all over the state had a chance to experience some of Greenville's local flavor this weekend.

The 63rd annual Association Executives of North Carolina conference brought more than 200 business leaders to the Greenville Convention Center on Saturday afternoon.

The meeting provided executives with the opportunity to network, learn, share business ideas — and just as importantly — get a taste of the host city.

Jeanette Blackman, regional director of business development at the convention center, hopes the meeting will help turn Greenville into a destination town.

“There's so many great things about the city; we want to show them some of our local flavor,” she said. “We're going to show everyone what we've got.”

The annual meeting has been held in cities all over the state, including Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and New Bern. Jovita Mask, director of operations and events for AENC, said the association’s first trip to Greenville has highlighted the city’s potential.

“It has been exciting. It's a great way to get people interested in things they might not do otherwise,” Mask said.

She said it also is an opportunity for those who have never been to Greenville to see what the city has to offer.

“Our people, who have their own meetings, have the chance to see this area and hopefully bring their meetings down here later,” Mask said. “That's a big benefit of having this event in different places.”

Jennifer Rowell and Sonya Guthrie, owners of Up10 Solutions in Raleigh, made the a hour-and-a half-drive to the conference on Saturday afternoon. Their company, a resource group only a few months old, helps associations and nonprofits with business development and marketing. Guthrie said they came to the conference hoping to connect with local nonprofits and businesses in the region.

The duo has been to AENC events before, but it's their first time attending the annual meeting.

“It's a great way to network locally in a more intimate setting. Also, we're one of the local resource groups in Raleigh and Greenville is really close,” Guthrie said.

Rowell, an East Carolina University alumni, said she has not been back to Greenville in about six years, but was excited to return to her alma mater.

“This is my old stomping ground,” Rowell said.

“I'm excited for her to show me the ropes,” Guthrie said.

On Saturday morning, executives were able to “Discover Greenville” by kayaking the Tar River with Knee Deep Adventures, golf at the Greenville Country Club, tour Simply Natural Creamery or try local barbecue and beer at the Pitt County Brew and ’Cue Trail.

“It's nice for a small town to get a little love,” Rowell said. “People love the local feel, so featuring the local places is really cool.”

The conference also included a service project. Members were able to tour Community Crossroads, the local homeless shelter, and were asked to bring donations.

Mask said the service project is important because it's a good way to give back to the community, and Blackman chose Community Crossroads because its mission is close to her heart.

“What Community Crossroads stands for is that we are rebuilding lives,” Blackman said. “We're all a paycheck away from being there.”

The day finished at Still Life in downtown Greenville for a networking session, which again showed members a bit of Greenville's culture.

“This hospitality industry is amazing and we are so happy to showcase our city — our destination, really,” Blackman said. “It's taking us from being a meeting venue to a destination.”

Mask said the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau did a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcome.

“Greenville really rolled out the red carpet for us,” Mask said. “Well, the purple carpet.”
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
839 posts, read 1,039,268 times
Reputation: 176
Recent Uptown Greenville photo with the new construction shown:


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Winterville
181 posts, read 214,796 times
Reputation: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecufootball View Post
The fact that he, as a business owner, listed increased traffic as one of his complaints is mind-blowing LOL.
I get the impression the "traffic" he is talking about has to do with construction and utility vehicles not an increase in general traffic. In fact, he's already made complaints in the past that the city's construction has essentially ruined his business because they have reduced, not only traffic but overall accessibility to his business. He also had a bit of a tiff when the bike racks he installed for businesses were removed for being on the sidewalks I think. It wouldn't surprise me that he made some enemies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2018, 12:19 PM
 
2,401 posts, read 3,358,037 times
Reputation: 1406
Greene Residence Hall renovations have begun on the ground floor. Frank Blum construction from the Triad area is the GC.

Over on the Hill at ECU, the Jones Hall/Galley renovations are supposed to be complete by August 15th, which will include a 24 hour Port City Java.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top