John Milton and Sue May Scholarship Recipient 2022

John Milton and Sue May Scholarship Recipient 2022

Every year since 2014 our Chamber has chosen a graduating senior from Winterville to receive our John Milton and Sue May Scholarship. This scholarship was started by the May family, in honor of their parents – John and Sue May. The May’s were dedicated members of our community who believed strongly in the power of higher education. Their legacy is honored by assisting a student that shows exceptional drive, community involvement, and the desire to go to a 4-year university with big plans for their future.

This year our recipient is South Central High School graduate Roxanne Kirby. Roxanne will be attending Pembroke in the fall where she will be a nursing major. She has been a soccer player for about as long as she could walk, and the soccer program and nursing school Pembroke has is what drew her there. Roxanne says she’s looking forward to the challenge of college courses, college soccer, and working towards her future career. She chose nursing after falling in love with the health care field her freshman year of high school when she volunteered at the hospital. She loves helping and taking care of people, and it’s clear her kind disposition will aide her bedside manner. Roxanne’s goals don’t stop there though, after she becomes an RN and gets a few years under her belt she intends to go back to receive her masters and become a Pediatric Nurse Practioner! We are confident she will achieve her goals and are excited to see her get there.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to assist such a bright young woman with these incredible goals. Roxanne, along with the whole Winterville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank the May family for their continued support of our community in this way.

Congratulations Roxanne Kirby!

New Member – Beeker’s Brisket & BBQ!

New Member – Beeker’s Brisket & BBQ!

Beeker’s Brisket and BBQ is our most recent to join the Chamber family! Owner Robbie Beeker says he started this food truck after the necessity had him homeschooling his daughter during Covid. He had a vision of merging his native love of whole hog NC BBQ with the wood-fired, unique flavors of Texan BBQ into a food truck that hadn’t been seen before.

Beeker’s uses all local wood to smoke their meat low and slow to get that perfect flavor and tenderness. They can be found around town at local stops on the weekends – but get there early before they sell out! If you want to enjoy them all to yourself you can book them for a private event by giving Robbie a call at 252.227.2934.

New Member – Realty ONE Group Aspire

New Member – Realty ONE Group Aspire

Realty ONE Group Aspire is a new member that’s new to the community but no stranger to the realty business! Husband and wife duo Heather Garris and Scott Corbin opened their Realty ONE location in Winterville in December. Realty ONE is a modern, lifestyle real estate brand that is untraditional in everything they do, thus often referred to as the UNBrokerage. Not only is their office environment very modern and contemporary, their approach to how they do business is too! They have six agents in their location, and speak on their love for people and the challenge of keeping up with a constantly evolving market.

If you’re looking for an agency with the knowledge and experience to help you navigate this crazy market, give Realty ONE a call at 252-565-1875.

New Member – Cucinella’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice!

New Member – Cucinella’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice!

Cucinella’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice is new to our Chamber, but already a familiar favorite in town! It’s evident why as this family-owned business has been serving up pizza using recipes and techniques developed in their family since 1932 in their first restaurant: Veltre Bakery in Rochester, NY. In fact, this Cucinella’s may be bringing new meaning to “A Slice of the good life” here in Winterville, but the family also has locations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Here the Cucinella sons have made their home, and brought some delicious favorites with them!

Alongside their variety of pizzas, “grinders” (subs), calzone, stromboli, and garlic knots, they also have housemade gelato and italian ice to satisfy any craving from fruity to chocolatey.

You can take a look at the Cucinella’s menu here, and visit them at at 4125-L Old Tar Road in Winterville.