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2015 Pitt County High School Graduation Schedule

by The Pistol Tingen Team

The 2015 Pitt County High School Graduation Schedule has been released and shown below.

To download a PDF copy of the shedule, please click here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ayden Grifton 4:00 PM

J.H. Rose 7:30 PM


Thursday, June 11, 2015

North Pitt 4:00 PM

D.H. Conley 7:30 PM


Friday, June 12, 2015

Farmville Central 4:00 PM

South Central 7:30 PM

Pitt County Schools Early College High School

by Pistol Tingen
Pitt County Schools Early College High School
The Pitt County Schools Early College High School will open in the fall of 2015 with a promise of providing students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and two years of transferable college credit or an Associate's Degree. Located on the campus of Pitt Community College, the PCS Early College will provide a personalized, academically-energized environment at both the high school and college level for students who are first generation college bound and traditionally underrepresented in higher education, particularly in S.T.E.M. fields. PCS Early College will support students through what effectively becomes their first two years of college - typically the most vulnerable period for students from this target population. All for FREE!
  • Improve academic outcomes for all students.
  • South Central Students Promote local business and industry by developing a workforce well prepared for the state's emerging economy through exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) courses and pathways.
  • Employ a project-based learning approach that actively engages students through lesson plans characterized by inquiry and collaborative work.
  • Create a sense of community and family that supports the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of students.
  • Instructional methods will include project-based as well as problem-based learning, performance-based assignments, and cooperative learning.
  • Assessment methods will include portfolio presentation, oral defense, student-led conferencing, and state/locally mandated examinations.
  • Expose students to relevant, real-world scenarios and empower them to make meaningful decisions about their own learning and future goals.
  • Job-shadowing and internships with local business and industry will strengthen students' understanding of S.T.E.M. career pathways and workforce readiness as it relates to curricular direction at Pitt Community College.
  • Support through AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) strategies with an emphasis on reinforcing student and organizational skills; seminar/tutorial sessions will be held.
  • Exceptional children will receive services as required. 
For more information, contact principal Wynn Whittington at (252) 830-4200 or

What's New In Greenville 9/16/2011

by Anthony Litz


Greenville, NC and East Carolina are growing! Let's take a look at a few new businesses and restaurants.

The Facts:

  • Tastyville Pizza –Pizza Buffet just opened a couple weeks ago. - 1605 E Firetower Rd, Greenville, NC 27858 - (252) 364-8704- Tastyville Pizza Buffet Greenville NC
  • Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant will be opening a new location in the Arlington Village Shopping Center on the corner of Red Banks and Arlington Blvd - Greenville, NC – (252) 551-3190 -
  • The Carolina Ale House is opening this weekend in front of the Greenville Mall, off of Greenville, Blvd. It looks very nice! - 704 SE Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC 27858 - Phone 252-317-0005 -  Carolina Ale House Greenville NC Opens
  • Pete's Wicked BBQ on Red Banks is now open. (note: The Winterville location is temporarily closed.) 610 A Red Banks Rd, Greenville - 252-353-5353 -  Pete's Wicked BBQ Greenville NC
  • AT&T Wireless is building a new location at the intersection of Arlington and Greenville Blvd, with-in the Big Lots Shopping Center - AT&T Wireless Greenville NC Arlington and Greenville Blvd Intersection AT&T Wireless Greenville NC
  • BoneFish Grill Restaurant has plans to open a location in the Greenville Square Shopping Center. (aka K-Mart Shopping Center) -
  • Mellow Mushroom is coming. It is suppose to be near the the intersection of Arlington and Greenville Blvd. Apparently plan's have been submitted to the City of Greenville for approval. -
  • Chick-fil-A is currently building a new Winterville, NC location across the street from Sam's Club off of Hwy 11. Due to open Oct 27, 2011 - 4253 Winterville Pkwy, Winterville -
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts is about to open a new location near Winterville off of Fire Tower Rd. - 1908 E Fire Tower Rd, Greenville, NC 27858 -  (252) 215-0837 -  O'Reilly Auto Parts Store Greenville NC

Planning Stages & Rumors
  • Dairy Queen is possibly going to build near the Sheetz gas station, across from Pitt Community College on Hwy 11. -
  • Sonic is looking at land for a 4th location in Greenville... -
  • Ayden, NC is due to get a Wal-Mart Express.  There has been a lot of utility work and land prep seen behind Food Lion and Kerr Drug where the the Wal-Mart would be located. -
  • Greenville also has a second Wal-Mart location in the works off of Portertown Rd and Hwy 33. -


Got a tip? Or want to see your business on a list like this? Contact us on the website or call at 252-321-6161, we would love to help!

Please understand all information in this article is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Pitt County School Calendar 2011-2012

by Anthony Litz


Pitt County School Calendar 2011-2012The new Revised Pitt County Public School Calendar has been released. 

Click here for the PDF that you can print or download to your PC.

From the Pitt County School's Website:

July 12, 2011 - The State Budget Bill (House Bill 200) that was ratified on June 4, 2011, includes language that impacts school calendars for ALL school districts effective next school year.

The new legislation increases the minimum number of instructional days from 180 to 185 and the minimum number of instructional hours from 1,000 to 1,025.  Left in place are the parameters that school for students must not start before August 25th and must not end after June 10th.

With some disclaimers and waiver opportunities to the State Board of Education included, the legislation essentially eliminates the 5 days that were previously added to the calendar for protected teacher workdays.   Stricken from §115C-84.2 (School Calendar) as a result of this legislation is the following:  “Five days, as designated by the local board, for use as teacher workdays, These days shall be protected to allow teachers to complete instructional and classroom administrative duties.  The local school administrative unit shall not impose any additional tasks on these days.  The local board shall schedule one of these days at the beginning of the school year and one at the end of each academic quarter.”

Many groups lobbied to postpone the effective date of this action until the 2012-13 school year, as most all school districts had already approved and distributed their 2011-12 school calendars, but that did not occur.  However, the State Board of Education advised that it would be approving temporary waivers to this new requirement for districts that commit to using the five additional days to train teachers on the Common Core and new essential standards.  (The State Board also advised it will not be as flexible in future years.)

Pitt County Schools submitted a waiver request that was approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction meeting the required guidelines by providing a detailed “Scope of Work” plan showing how the waived instructional days will be used for professional development on the essential standards and the Common Core.  The new essential standards and Common Core standards are scheduled for classroom implementation in the 2012-13 school year.

The immediate impact of this action is that we must adjust our 2011-12 Calendar for Students and 10-Month Employees in several ways.

  • In accordance with the waiver approved from the State Superintendent, the following teacher workdays will be used for staff development on the essential standards and Common Core instruction. 
  •   October 28, January 18, March 2, March 23
  • December 19th will be added as an instructional day for students.  This was previously an unscheduled day. Corresponding with the changes above, make-up days for inclement weather have been adjusted as well as the placement of system designated workdays and the last day for staff.

Click here to review the revised calendar which reflects these revisions. This will be reprinted and redistributed to parents and students. We recognize there may be some confusion as the school calendar was already set, printed, and previously distributed.  We will do everything we can to communicate the correct dates and we will need your help as well. We also will need your help explaining that this late action was not a local decision but rather was directed by General Assembly legislation.

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by Anthony Litz

Home Buyer Tax Credits Explained (Video)

by Anthony Litz

  2008                                                           2009
Single Family Homes
320 Closed                                          189 Closed (-40.9%)
$183,115 Average Sales Price          $168,285 Average Sales Price 
102 Closed                                            52 Closed (-49%)  
$90,646 Average Sales Price            $97,044 Average Sales Price
20 Closed                                              11 Closed (-45%)  
$97,356 Average Sales Price            $86,609 Average Sales Price

If you would like to know more information about the Pitt County-Greenville, NC real estate market, please contact The Pistol Tingen Team at (252) 321-6161.

Pitt County Special Olympians Win

by Pistol Tingen

An inspiration to all, the Special Olympics athletes from Pitt County in Greenville, NC competed earlier this month in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Special Olympics Summer Games.

With a winning spirit and brave efforts, the 15 Pitt County competitors brought home to Greenville, NC over 30 ribbons and medals.  The Pitt County athletes are part of the Special Olympics Movement that includes more than 2.25 million athletes who train and compete in 30 sports through more than 200 programs in over 160 countries around the world.

The Pitt County athletes who competed and demonstrated an inspiring level of courage and success are named below along with their awards:

  • Anthony Paul Bartlett:  2nd place 25-yd. butterfly, 5th place 50 yd. freestyle, 3rd place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • Scotsha Brown:  2nd place 50-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. freestyle, 1st place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Billy Davis:  5th place 50-yd. freestyle, 5th place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • George Davis:  3rd place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • Leslie Feldbush:  3rd place 25-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Aaron Flower:  1st place 50-yd. freestyle, 1st place 50-yd. breastroke, 4th place 50-yd. butterfly.
  • Robert Michael Lang:  1st place 50-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • Gary W. McGowan:  2nd place 50-yd. freestyle, 4th place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • Alice Quiggins:  1st place 50 yd. backstroke, 3rd place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Nathan Richardson:  4th place 50-yd. freestyle, 4th place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • John Duncan Shaw:  1st place 50-yd. freestyle, 3rd place 25-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Casey Taylor:  2nd place 50-yd. freestyle, 1st place 25-yd. freestyle.
  • Jenna Tucci:  2nd place 25-yd. freestyle, 4th place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Dana Wall:  6th place 50-yd. freestyle, 2nd place 25-yd. freestyle, 4th place 25-yd. backstroke.
  • Karen Janette Weikel:  4th place 50-yd. freestyle, 6th place 25-yd. freestyle.

Greenville NC Foreclosures as Investments

by Pistol Tingen

By definition, a foreclosure is “the legal process by which a property that is mortgaged as security for a loan may be sold and the proceeds of the sale applied to the mortgage debt".  

According to FannieMae, "A foreclosure occurs when the loan becomes delinquent because payments have not been made or when the borrower is in default for a reason other than the failure to make timely mortgage payments”. Properties listed as foreclosures have passed the point of auction or public sale. Because an investor did not buy the properties, the lender is now the owner and is engaged in the process of marketing and selling them to potential buyers through the assistance of a Realtor®. Even though the U.S. Congress recently passed a national economic package that will enact legislation and help thousands of families, the housing market, and the U.S. economy—for many it comes too late.   

Fortunately, Greenville, NC real estate and Pitt County have experienced immunity, so to speak—in comparison to the majority of the nation’s cities where foreclosures have become far too commonplace.  Although somewhat   sheltered from a severe reaction to the nation’s housing slump and risky lending, Greenville has experienced a variety of  foreclosed properties—presenting both home investors, as well as home buyers, with golden opportunities. Enticing interest rates, some of the lowest in several years, are encouraging many individuals to consider adding real estate to their retirement portfolios.   

For the past 16 years, The Pistol Tingen Team has been the exclusive Realtor® for all Fannie Mae Foreclosures for Pitt and Greene County counties. FannieMae (Federal National Mortgage Association) is a New York stock exchange company and is a public company that operates under a federal charter as the nation’s largest source of financing for home mortgages. FannieMae (FNMA) does not lend money directly to consumers, but instead works to ensure that mortgage funds are available and affordable, by purchasing mortgage loans from institutions that lend directly to consumers. 

Today some of the best deals on the real estate market are foreclosures. If you, your friends, or relatives are interested in receiving advance notification regarding foreclosure properties, please contact Jody Tingen at 252-902-9990 or by email By letting Jody know the type and price range of properties that interest you, he can subscribe you to our New Listing Alert service. Our personalized, automatic system permits you to be alerted about the "good deals” even before they reach the standard real estate publications

While considering the purchase of a foreclosure property, remember that the Seller’s primary objective is to recover the amount of the loan balance that was not paid by the previous homeowner, as well as the costs of the foreclosure action and other expenses. Put simply, the longer lenders own the property, the more eager they become to sell, whether they collect all of the above or not. 

2006 Real Estate Market in Review.

by Pistol Tingen

While several areas around the nation are experiencing a down market, there's no evidence of a "real estate bubble" in the Greenville - Pitt County area. Average sales prices, number of properties sold and total sales volume are up while the number of days on the market are down. New construction sales totaled 1,088 for 2006 representing a 38.3% market share. Further proof that good things are happening in Greenville.

For the 12 month period ending in December 2006 vs. the previous 12 months, the average sales price for residential properties in the Pitt County—Greenville, NC area rose by 6.2%. In 2005, the average sales price for a residence in Pitt County was $143,210 as compared with an average price of $152,149 in 2006.

Home sellers in Pitt County were happy to see more sales volume in 2006. Residential home sales totaled $431,493,979 for the  year ending 2006 vs. $377,073,090 in total number of residential home sales volume for 2005—reflecting a 14.4% increase. Those numbers equate to 2,838 homes sold in 2006 compared to 2,588 homes sold in 2005, representing a 9.1% increase. 

A welcome figure to local home sellers was a decline in the number of days on the market their homes spent during 2006 as compared with 2005. Homes sellers waited for an average of 91 days for their homes to sell, while in 2006 sellers sold their homes in a shorter time average of 84 days.

Statistical information extracted from the Multiple Listing Service of the Greenville-Pitt Assoc. of Realtors .

Number Of Residential Home Sales 2006 vs 2005


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