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Welcome to the Tar River/University Neighborhood Association (TRUNA) website. Our neighborhood is located adjacent to the campus of East Carolina University and Uptown Greenville (North Carolina), the urban core of the city. It is bounded by the Tar River on the north, Cemetery Road on the east, Tenth Street on the south, and Reade Circle on the west. Click on brochure and map to see our neighborhood.
If you are interested in buying a home and living in the TRUNA neighborhood, you may be eligible for the city of Greenville's Down Payment Assistance Program, which assists home buyers with the down payment and closing costs.
Our website is designed to inform both current and prospective residents and the community about our neighborhood. Please feel free to contact us with comments, questions, and suggestions.
TRUNA Executive Board Meeting, Monday, Nov. 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Cypress Glen Auditorium
East Carolina University—Fall semester classes end Tuesday, Dec. 9. Final exams close Thursday, Dec. 18.
TRUNA Dines Out, TBA
Freeboot Friday, Oct. 24, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Five Points Plaza on the corner of 5th & Evans St. Food, fun, and music featuring the Ragbirds performing for "Freaky Freeboot Friday." Free admission.
ECU vs. Connecticut, Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m., Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

First Friday ArtWalk, Nov. 7, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Uptown Greenville
First Friday Jazz@St. Paul’s, Nov. 7, 8:00-9:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. 4th Street. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.
Council Member At Large Calvin Mercer City-Wide Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Lucille W. Gorham Inter-Generational Community Center Chapel (formally St. Gabriel's Chapel). Located at the corner of Fifth and Tyson Streets, with an address of 1100 Ward St. Parking is behind the chapel on Ward St. City Manager Barbara Lipscomb, Police Chief Hassan Adan, Economic Development Officer Carl Rees, and other staff will be present. In this two-way exchange of information, high-level city staff members will give brief presentations and take questions about important current issues.
Community Tree Day, Saturday, Nov. 8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Rotary Club Building. Come help the City of Greenville and ReLeaf plant trees in the TRUNA neighborhood.
TRUNA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN contains the vision, goals and objectives, and strategies for maintaining the viability and stability of our neighborhood.
A SHARED VISION—The TRUNA Board, East Carolina University, and the city of Greenville have developed a document to guide the development of long-term stability and viability for our neighborhood.
TRUNA 2009 ANNUAL REPORTThe Tar River/University Area Neighborhood Report and Plan were incorporated into Horizons: Greenville's Community Plan by the City Council on Apr. 9, 2009. TRUNA participated with the Department of Community Development to create this plan containing many important policy recommendations and action strategies to assure a vibrant, safe, economically stable, and enjoyable community in which to live.
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