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Pitt County is named among 100 best communities for youth.

by Pistol Tingen

One of the main considerations for relocating families throughout the nation, is the well being of their kids. Families looking to relocate to the Greenville or Winterville, NC area will be interested in reading a recent article making the front page of our local newspaper, The Daily Reflector.

Printed below in its entirety, the article further illustrates that the Greenville, Winterville area is a great place to raise a family. A diverse economic base and a somewhat stable real estate climate further enhance the attractiveness of the Greenville, Pitt County, NC area for families considering relocating. Questions concerning our area can be directed by phone at 252-321-6161 or email at Pistol@PistolTingen.com.

The Daily Reflector

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A national collaborative founded by Colin Powell to nurture America's youth today named Pitt County one of the nation's 100 best communities for young people.

America's Promise Alliance and Capital One Thursday announced the county has been named a winner in a national competition honoring the 100 best communities for young people to grow up.

Citing the county's ability to unite different sectors to work on behalf of its young people, officials picked Pitt from more than 750 participants in 300 communities that applied.

"The prosperity of every community and this country depends on how well we care for our children and youth," Marguerite W. Kondracke, president and CEO of America's Promise Alliance, said. "Although no place is perfect, when we have communities that make young people a priority and are working to make sure they stay in school and have all the resources necessary to lead healthy, productive lives, we must recognize them and by extension inspire other cities and towns to follow their lead."

Winners and participants in the third annual competition are eligible to apply for $300,000 in grants from the group beginning next month.

The group's partners include corporations, nonprofit service organizations, foundations, policymakers, advocacy organizations and faith groups – work collaboratively to ensure that it's "Five Promises" are kept for America's young people.

The promises include caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others.

Communities completed an application based upon research from the National Academies of Science, Search Institute, Academy for Educational Development and Child Trends.

Officials submitted information on how their existing programs and initiatives help deliver the five promises.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges including civic, business and nonprofit leaders.

Southwest Bypass

by Pistol Tingen

The Department of Transportation Team has made it's selection from the three potential routes for the Southwest Bypass. The route selected - Corridor 4 - will connect N.C. 11 south of Ayden with the U.S. 264 Bypass in Greenville. This corridor swings farther west than the other two options and bypasses Greenville, Winterville and Ayden. The Bypass will supposedly relieve growing congestion on Memorial Drive while having the least impact on homes, wetlands and streams. It will however impact approximately 120 acres of the Renston Historic District and 42 homes.

Department of Transportation officials plan to start right-of-way acquisitions in 2009 and construction sometime after 2013.

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