Erin Jenkins, WNCT

Erin Jenkins


Greenville, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Erin:

10th annual Turkey Palooza collects most donations ever for Pitt County families

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) — Families in Pitt County are receiving help ahead of Thanksgiving thanks to students from East Carolina University. The university’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement is hosting its 10th annual Turkey Palooza. Various student organizations and community partners collected Thanksgiving meal items and donations to buy turkeys. Students packed nearly 100 […] → Read More

North Carolina lung cancer screening program helping to save lives with early detection

POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. CarolinaEast Health System is doing its part to keep the people they serve safe in November and year-round. According to the Lung Cancer Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States. But there is […] → Read More

Red-light camera program could be on way out in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The City of Greenville’s red-light camera program could be on its way out. Greenville’s red-light camera program was ruled unconstitutional back in March because too little of the money it generates through penalties end up with the local school system, the state Court of Appeals ruled. Now, the Greenville City Council could […] → Read More

Arrest made in Friday night shooting at North Carolina high school football game

WALLACE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the suspect who is believed to be responsible for the shooting that occurred at the high school football game between Wallace-Rose Hill and James Kenan on Friday. Duplin County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Rajon Jarmel Faison, 20, of Warsaw for discharging a firearm, inciting […] → Read More

ECU poll has Budd leading Beasley by six points in US Senate race

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As early voting is up and running, one race on the ballot will be North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. Cheri Beasley and Tedd Budd are the two names for that ticket. East Carolina University has been conducting its own polls for the race. Their most recent poll shows Budd with a […] → Read More

North Carolina detention center now has free Narcan vending machine

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Officials are hoping more lives will be saved with a new addition at the Pitt County Detention Center. When you walk into the magistrate’s office, you’ll now see a Narcan vending machine. It’s free for anyone and everyone, all thanks to secured grant money from the North Carolina Department of Health […] → Read More

Touchdown Friday: New Bern, East Duplin clinch titles

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — One was an epic game and the other was not. In the end, both led to significant moments for the teams that won. East Duplin won the annual battle of Duplin County, edging Wallace-Rose Hill 13-12 on Friday. The win gives the Panthers (8-1) the East Central 2-A regular season title. […] → Read More

Two dead after NC house fire, SBI assisting in investigation

According to Snow Hill Fire Chief Lynwood Bunn, who was at the scene Sunday afternoon, some of the materials in the house made it unsafe for firefighters to go inside. → Read More

Empty pink chairs honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pink chairs are scattered throughout Pitt County businesses. They’re empty and people aren’t allowed to sit in them. It’s known as the Empty Pink Chair initiative. “It reminds us of the women who we’ve lost to breast cancer,” said Dr. Bruce F. Schroeder, medical director at Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists. “This […] → Read More

Help name an NC police department’s new addition-in-training!

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There’s a new four-legged, furry addition to the Greenville Police Department. A couple of weeks ago, they found a puppy abandoned on the side of the road. After nobody claimed him, they decided to make him their own. The department hasn’t picked out a name quite yet, but he’s in training […] → Read More

‘I don’t feel safe:’ ECU students react to reports of drink tampering, sexual assault

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – East Carolina University is investigating alleged reports of drink tampering and sexual assault at Theta Chi Fraternity. ECU sent out an alert on Tuesday letting students and faculty know of the incidents that happened on Aug. 20. Students rallied outside the fraternity house and on campus Tuesday night, and then reacted […] → Read More

Construction work on Greenville’s Dickinson Avenue starts Monday

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Construction on improving and upgrading a historic section of Dickinson Avenue in Greenville is scheduled to begin next week. A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will replace the drainage systems and water and sewer lines, repave the roadway and improve the sidewalks for a 1.3-mile section between South Memorial Drive and Reade […] → Read More

Kinston park gets grant for upgrades

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A park in Kinston will be getting some upgrades thanks to a $500,000 grant. The City of Kinston is receiving the money for Emma Webb Park through the North Carolina Parks & Recreation Trust Fund. Some of the upgrades will include a 600-seat amphitheater, walking trails, a new pool, picnic shelters, […] → Read More

How to safely post back-to-school photos on social media

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As students head back to school, parents will be eager to share pictures of their kids on social media. Officials though are warning about certain parts of those posts. Parents pose their kids with fun signs that show what grade a student is going into, what school and their interests. Unfortunately, […] → Read More

Washington High School unveils boatbuilding academy

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Just in time for the start of the new school year, Beaufort County is giving students another way to study and train for a unique career. Washington High School cut the ribbon Tuesday on its new boatbuilding academy. Ken Adams, the boatbuilding teacher, said the new facility will allow students to […] → Read More

Greenville’s Elm Street Park gets ready for Little League Softball World Series

Next week, Greenville is hosting The Little League Softball World Series for the second time, and it’s all hands on deck. → Read More

Two suspects wanted in Greenville carjacking

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville Police are investigating a carjacking that happened Saturday afternoon. GPD Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter told WNCT’s Erin Jenkins the incident happened around 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Duck Thru at 14th Street and Charles Boulevard. The victim said two masked men approached, assaulted him and […] → Read More

ECU Health to close 13 COVID-19 testing sites on July 29, 141 to lose jobs

Greenville, N.C. (WNCT) – ECU Health has announced that it will be closing its COVID-19 testing sites at 13 locations starting July 29. As a result, 141 workers will no longer be employed. In a press release from the organization, officials said the closing of 13 testing sites and medical group clinics was due to […] → Read More

Pitt County working with UNC to bring healthy lifestyles to people

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Pitt County is partnering with UNC-Chapel Hill to bring healthier lifestyles to people in Eastern North Carolina. UNC-Chapel Hill is recruiting interested individuals to participate in a 10-month Med-South nutrition and physical activity program. Selected individuals will receive lessons on how to improve eating habits and increase physical activity. If you […] → Read More

Crews respond to fire at Greenville Dollar General

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a commercial fire at the Dollar General on Stantonsburg Road. Everyone was evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported, Greenville Fire/Rescue public information officer Jessica Blackwell said. Officials were concerned about the building’s side wall potentially collapsing. Crews were working Thursday evening […] → Read More