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ENC news: ESPN spotlights Kinston's basketball success

 Brandon Ingram is just the latest NBA star from the small eastern North Carolina town of Kinston, located 45 miles south of Greenville. Basketball players from the Lenoir County town -- including Reggie Bullock and Jerry Stackhouse -- have excelle...

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For buyers: Nearby Starbucks adds value

 You know that location is a key component for a home. And coffee lovers don't want to have to drive too far for their caffeine fix. So, it should come as no surprise that if you have a Starbucks near your address, you've hit the jackpot wh...

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Free First-Time Buyer Crash Course is Feb. 24

 Are you interested in buying your first house? Want to learn more about how to go about it? Join us for a free First-Time Buyer Crash Course, presented by real estate and mortgage experts, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Coastal F...

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Holiday DIY: Heart Playing Card Wreath

 Welcome friends to your home with a handmade heart-filled wreath using recycled materials! This Valentine's Day wreath is created with items you probably have on hand: poster board from a kid's school project and playing cards.Here's wh...

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For buyers: 10 ways to put down roots

 When you own a home, you put down roots. Homeowners stay in the same place 4 times longer than renters do, according to the National Association of Realtors. When you establish yourself as a permanent resident, your life is enriched i...

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ENC news: Painted pianos public art project

 Play Me, a new public art project installed in Uptown Greenville, combines the visual and performing arts in an interactive way that allows everyone to participate. Three upright pianos hand-painted by local visual artists Trevor Van Meter...

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ENC news: Sup Dogs plans rooftop remodel

 Sup Dogs has announced an extensive remodel for its Greenville location, 213 E. Fifth St. The rendering for the renovations depicts the addition of an upstairs outdoor dining area accessed by two exterior staircases. A press release f...

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ENC news: Beast of the East

 Don't be surprised to see more kids than usual in shorts and tees in Greenville this weekend. Soccer moms -- and dads -- will be driving around town and restaurants will be busy. It's time for Beast of the East! Youth soccer players f...

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Home decor: 5 interior design trends for 2018

 You should decorate your space based on your own personal taste, of course. But if you're planning to sell your home this year, you want the interior to appeal to potential buyers. That's why it's important to know what's hot and what's no...

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For buyers: Avoid big purchases

 If you want to buy a house in 2018, don't make any large purchases. Period. It's that simple to make a positive impact on your chance of borrowing the money for a mortgage. Your debt-to-income ratio is one of the factors a lender c...

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ENC news: Luna Pizza Cafe

 Greenville's new Luna Pizza Cafe, at 632 Pitt St., serves Neapolitan-style pizza, sophisticated appetizers and Italian desserts, all made on site, along with craft beer, draft wine and cocktails. The restaurant opened Jan. 2 in the rein...

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Tasty: Hot beverages for cold days

 It's another Snow Day in Greenville, NC, and whether you've been outside or not -- it's time for a hot toddy. Greenville rarely gets significant snowfall. In fact, average annual snowfall is 2 inches. Today, kids of all ages have b...

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Home DIY: Protect your home from the cold

 Baby, it's cold outside! The frigid temperatures impacting eastern North Carolina can be as damaging to your home as they are to you and your pets. Here are some tips for protecting your home in cold weather from Walt Pollard of Sam Pollar...

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Home decor: Family room redo for January

 Has your Greenville home lost its sparkle now that you've taken down the Christmas decorations? The room that's probably the most drab after the holidays is the family room. That shiny Christmas tree was an impressive focal point for the p...

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Holiday treat: Grinch Hot Vanilla Milk

After all the last-minute Christmas shopping, are you feeling a bit Grinch-y? That Greenville traffic is enough to wipe out all of your peace on earth and good will toward men, right?One sip of Grinch Hot Vanilla Milk is sure to get you back in the h...

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