Winter 2019 Archives

5th Street in Uptown Greenville
Jan 18, 2019
  • Doug Boyd

Strategy for success

People are used to Greenville growing. Why, Greenville Boulevard used to be a dirt road. But the primary places you see dirt now are at the dozens of construction sites...

Jan 18, 2019
  • Doug Boyd

5 minutes with Daphne Brewington '90 '98 '13

Position: Administrator for nursing professional practice and development and magnet program director at Vidant Medical Center Degree: Bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing Hometown: Belhaven “Over the past 32 years,...

Michael Hinson
Jan 17, 2019
  • Doug Boyd

Student snapshot

Watching from his home in Wake Forest, ECU freshman Michael Hinson wasn’t satisfied with the Hurricane Florence relief efforts he saw online. So he and some friends decided to start...

Health caree on wheels truck.
Jan 17, 2019
  • Matt Smith

A helping hand with health

Loraine Hall walks into the Farmville Senior Center, clearing a bucket of arts and crafts supplies from her usual table. The 60-year-old Farmville resident listens to a presentation on dementia...

Etching of Black Beard the pirate
Jan 16, 2019
  • Jules Norwood

A history of piracy

In June 1718, Blackbeard grounded his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge — perhaps deliberately — near what is now Beaufort Inlet. Five months later, British Navy Lt. Robert Maynard tracked...

aerial view of Dickenson Avenue
Jan 11, 2019
  • Erin Shaw


Just a few years ago, a person could get lonely walking along Greenville’s Dickinson Avenue. Not anymore. The avenue and its 10 surrounding blocks have emerged as a dining scene...

Kathryn Carson
Jan 10, 2019
  • Doug Boyd

Fairways and greens

Kathryn Carson Year: Sophomore Major: Exercise physiology Hometown: Mooresville Kathryn Carson spends a lot of time sending balls soaring through the air at ECU’s golf facility at Ironwood Country Club...

Carlton and Meghan Blanton bring future guide dogs to ECU football games to help train them to assist people with vision loss.
Jan 10, 2019
  • Crystal Baity

Game day is learning day for future guide dogs

East Carolina University football game days have served as a learning laboratory for future guide dogs being raised by Carlton ’97 and Meghan Blanton. The Blantons are volunteer puppy raisers...

Ron and Patti Clements pose in front of the RV they drove around the country and to Canada, taking foster children to Major League Baseball games.
Jan 10, 2019
  • Erin Shaw

Clements ’06 gives MLB experience to foster children

During a summer baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, a foster child sat in the upper deck of Coors Field enjoying his first Major League Baseball...

Jan 04, 2019
  • ECU News Services

ECU team searches for clues amid wrecks of Danish slave ships

The stories of African slaves who in 1710 escaped a pair of wrecked Danish ships off Costa Rica are being told thanks to underwater archeology work by ECU maritime studies...