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ENC news: Bark at the Park

 Bring your dog along to the East Carolina University baseball game Saturday, April 29 for the second annual Bark at the Park at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Pirates will host the Tulane Green Wave at 4 p.m., and gates open at 2 p.m. Doggie tickets ...

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ENC news: Grifton Shad Festival schedule

The 46th annual Grifton Shad Festival, one of the oldest festivals in North Carolina, will be held April 20-23 in the southern Pitt County town of Grifton. Grifton is on N.C. 11 and N.C. 118, halfway between Greenville and Kinston. Most of ...

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ENC news: ECU Pigskin Pigout is April 21-22

 The 34th annual East Carolina University Pigskin Pigout will be held April 21-22 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Ficklen Drive at Berkley Road. Festivities include a pig-cooking competition with 40 teams, movie night, meet and greet with the 201...

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ENC news: Farmville Dogwood Festival is April 27-30

 The Pitt County town of Farmville will hold its annual Dogwood Festival April 27-30. The street festival includes amusement rides, food and craft vendors, a car show and helicopter tours. No dogs are allowed on festival grounds. The D...

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Real estate trend: It's a competitive market

 Spring traditionally is peak season for home sales -- and this year is no exception. But there are fewer homes for sale right now, especially affordable starter homes, making the market competitive for buyers. What does this mean for Greenville, ...

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ENC news: Easter egg hunts planned

 Easter egg hunts are scheduled at several Pitt County venues on April 15 and April. Brock's Berries & Produce Farm, 862 Laurie Ellis Road, Winterville, will hosts its third annual Easter on the Farm event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, ...

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ENC News: Purple and Gold 5K Color Run is Saturday

  East Carolina University's Color My College All Purple & Gold 5K will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at ECU's North Recreational Complex, 3764 U.S. 264. Participants may run, walk or dance through the 5K course, getting blasted with nont...

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For sellers: Consider what conveys

  In real estate speak, if something "conveys," it's included in the sale. Any of a home's "fixtures" are expected to convey with the purchase price of the home. What is a fixture? Basically, it's an item that's permanently attach...

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ENC News: Strawberries are ready to pick at local farms

 Eastern North Carolina strawberries already are ripe for the picking -- a couple of weeks early. Winterville produce growers Mike Skinner and Steve McLawhorn, who operate Strawberries on 903,  say this is the earliest strawberry season they’ve ...

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ENC News: Kids' Touch a Truck event is Saturday

Children of all ages will be able to touch trucks of all sorts April 1 in the parking lot of Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd. The seventh annual Touch a Truck family event, sponsored by the Greenville, NC, Junior Women's Association, will...

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Home decor: Add a chandelier

 Give any room of your house a new look by replacing an overhead light fixture with a chandelier. * It makes a cookie-cutter house unique. * It modernizes a home that's stuck in the past because of its outdated fixtures. * And it ...

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ENC News: PirateFest will invade Greenville April 7-8

 Pirates -- and wannabe pirates -- will gather in downtown Greenville April 7-8 for the 11th annual PirateFest. The spring street festival will include a free all-ages concert by Rusted Root, a pirate encampment on the Town Common with demonstrati...

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For buyers: Don't be house poor

 Finding your perfect home in Greenville, NC, also means finding a home that you can comfortably afford to live in once the papers are signed. Just because a bank says it will lend you $200,000 to purchase a home doesn't mean you should act...

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