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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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TRG earns top ranking

 Tyre Realty Group has been named the most productive real estate sales team in Greenville for the second consecutive year by REAL Trends America. REAL Trends America's Best Real Estate Agents, sponsored by Zillow, ranks more than 12,000 re...

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5 ways to display vacation postcards at home

 When you're traveling this summer, pick up a variety of souvenir postcards and display them creatively when you get back home. The gorgeous images on postcards make them inexpensive art, and they are super easy to pack in your carry-on. They'll a...

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4 chores to skip when you're busy having fun

 Fun comes first in the summer, and that means that housework can tumble to the bottom of the priority list. Guess what? That's OK! If you're really busy this week, here are some household chores you can let slide. (Just do them next week!)...

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ENC news: Fourth of July events

 Plan to celebrate our nation's independence in Pitt County with parades, music and fireworks lighting up the summer sky.Farmville Independence Day festivities will be held at the Walter B. Jones Town Commons beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jul...

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For sellers: 8 inexpensive upgrades

 If you want to sell your home quickly, you may need to invest in a few upgrades that modernize and improve your house. We're not talking huge makeovers -- you probably will not get your money back on those. But buyers will be more ent...

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New Listing - Winterville

  This new listing in Winterville, at 1201 Freeland Lane J2 in Vancroft Townhomes, has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,324 square feet.   The townhome comes with Laminate wood floors throughout the downstairs! Additional features include: ...

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ENC news: Greenville Grooves on Friday

 Are you ready to groove, Greenville? The third annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival will be held at 5:30 p.m Friday at Greenville's Five Points Plaza. The free concert, named in honor of Greenville jazz bassist an...

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New Listing - Winterville

  This new listing in Winterville, at 2710 Tonya Court in Craftwinds West subdivision, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,849 square feet on a 0.3 acre lot.  This home is located on a corner, cul-de-sac lot with a Finished Bonus! Additiona...

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ENC news: Schools' Open Enrollment deadline approaches

 Parents and guardians of students who attend school in Pitt County, NC,  have until July 1 to request a school transfer through the public school system's Open Enrollment Policy.  The purpose of the school transfers is "to increase en...

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Moving tips: Packing plates

 When you are packing your dinnerware for a move, your first instinct may be to wrap each one and stack them one on top of the other, the way you store them in the cupboard. Well, there's a better way, one that keeps your china more secure ...

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Curb appeal: Add window boxes

 Want to dress up the exterior of your house and add some color and charm? Two words: Window boxes! Install a copper or iron box under a window or two for a traditional look, or choose painted wood window boxes for a cottage feel. Plan...

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