ECU is a public, doctoral/research university in Greenville, N.C. It is the state’s third largest university. Founded on March 8, 1907, the sprawling university is has three distinct campuses: Main Campus, the Health Sciences Campus and the West Research Campus. The Brody School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences and School of Dental Medicine are located on the Health Sciences Campus.
Greenville is widely recognized as the thriving cultural, educational, economic and medical hub of eastern North Carolina. While retaining its southern charm and hospitality, Greenville has grown into the state’s 10th largest city and boasts vibrant art, live music and culinary scenes in its Uptown and Dickinson Avenue Arts districts.
Ahoskie and greater Hertford County
Ahoskie is a charming, small, rural southern town. It is located in Hertford County, NC and was founded in 1893 to accommodate commerce from nearby tobacco, cotton, steel, and railway concerns. These industries have not required a high population density in the region and as such the area has remained rural, but rural does not mean isolated. Ahoskie is located at the half-way point between the urban centers of Greenville, NC and Norfolk, VA; each about a one hour drive from the town. When enjoying free time in Ahoskie, residents can enjoy many local nature amenities, including nearby attractions such as Merchant’s Millpond State Park, the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, or the picturesque waterfront along the Albemarle Sound and historic Edenton, NC on the Atlantic Intracoastal waterway. The town also includes a variety of shops, restaurants, and even a brewery! To learn more about the town of Ahoskie and the surrounding area, please feel free to visit the Ahoskie NC website or the County of Hertford website.
Beulaville / Kenansville and grater Duplin Country
Beulaville and Kenansville are both quaint and quintessential small rural communities located in Duplin County, NC and were founded in the late 1800s to accommodate commerce from nearby tobacco, logging, turpentine, swine/poultry production, and railway concerns. These industries have not required a high population density in the region and as such the area has remained rural, but rural does not mean isolated. These two communities are located about a 30 minute – 1 hour drive from urban centers of Greenville, NC, Jacksonville, NC, and Wilmington, NC. When enjoying free time in Duplin county, residents can enjoy many local nature amenities, including nearby attractions such as hiking/boating at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, golf at River Landing, or easy to reach beach access at Surf City. Additionally, the are includes a variety of shops, restaurants, and even a winery! To learn more about Beulaville, Kenansville, and the greater Duplin county area, please feel free to visit Bulaville NC website or the Duplin County NC website.