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Checklist: Who to notify when you move in Pitt County, NC

 When you buy a new home in Pitt County, NC, you can't wait to tell your family and friends -- and they should be the first people to notify about your new address. (Maybe they will send housewarming gifts!) But there are dozens of other pe...

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ENC news: Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

 The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is a great opportunity for stargazing, and this week the nighttime sky show is expected to be spectacular. Astronomers predict 200 meteors per hour streaking across the night sky on Thursday, about double t...

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For sellers: 6 ways to freshen your home

 Giving your home a facelift will give potential buyers a positive impression and increase your home's value. And you don't need to break the bank to do it! The point is to make your home look fresh and well kept. Details matter. Here are some sug...

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ENC news: Captain Jack's Mini Golf

 Captain Jack's Mini Golf, a pirate themed miniature golf course and pizza place inside a former restaurant space, has opened at 2903 E. 10th St. in Greenville. The family entertainment center offers 18 unique holes of mini golf in a climat...

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Home inspiration: 5 great powder room ideas

 This powder room featured in House Beautiful magazine is filed with inspiring ideas you can adapt for your own home. The large-scale green and white wallpaper makes a bold statement in a small room. The pedestal sink takes up less spa...

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10 ways to be a good neighbor

Make sure your outdoor lights don't shine directly into your neighbor's windows.Know your property lines.Put blinds on all of your windows -- and use them!Wait until 9 a.m. or later to mow the grass, blow the leaves or do any other noisy projects.Not...

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ENC news: Winterville earns accolade

 Winterville has been named one of the top small cities in North Carolina by a website created to provide insider recommendations to travelers. Smart Travel Tips ranked the Pitt County town No. 4 on its list of the 12 Best Places to Live in North...

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ENC news: National Night Out

 The evening of Aug. 2 has been set aside as National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Activities w...

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Owning a home is still the American dream

 An overwhelming 4 of 5 Americans believe that owning a home is a good investment.  That's according to a survey of 2,800 registered voters conducted July 22-24 by Morning Consult for the National Association of Home Builders. The surv...

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Home must-have: A place for your keys

 If you've ever turned your house upside down looking for your keys -- or worse, locked yourself out of your home -- then you know the importance of having a designated place to stash your key ring. Here are three ideas for creating a landi...

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10 Guest bedroom must-haves

 If you're expecting overnight visitors, make sure your guest bedroom is a comfortable place for them to relax and recharge. What do you miss about being at home when you're traveling? Provide those things to your guests and they won't want...

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Three great staycation ideas for this weekend

 It's Friday afternoon and you don't have any weekend plans. Don't panic! Here are some ideas for fun staycations that don't take any advance planning, and they're perfect for a family or a group of friends. Who says staying at home can't b...

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ENC news: Escape room opens

 A new interactive puzzle room in Winterville provides a great team-building activity, a brain-teasing exercise and a fun way to spend time with friends and family. At Ctrl Shift Escape, 4051 S. Memorial Drive, your group of 2-6 people is l...

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Home decor must-have: A garden stool

 It's an end table, it's a seat, it's a plant stand, it's a foot stool. It's one of the most versatile pieces you can own, for both inside and outside your home. It's a garden stool. And you need one, or two, or three. Drum-shaped...

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For buyers: What is a credit score?

 Your credit score plays a big role in whether a lender will approve your application to borrow money for a big purchase, like a house. What is a credit score? It's a 3-digit number that represents how trustworthy you are when it comes to paying ...

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