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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, Oct. 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Cypress Glen Auditorium.
TRUNA Dines Out—Monday, Oct. 26, Chico's, 521 Cotanche St., 104 W. 5th St., 6:00 p.m.
East Carolina University—Fall Break, Saturday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-13; Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 25-29; Classes End, Monday, Dec. 7; Final Exams End, Wednesday, Dec. 16; Commencement, Friday, Dec. 18.
First Friday, Oct. 2, Uptown Greenville, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy strolling through Uptown art galleries and take a ride on the Greenville Jolly Trolley.
Freeboot Friday, Friday, Oct. 16, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Five Points Plaza, 5th and Evans St. Live music will be provided by The Fabulous Bel Airs from Washington, DC. At this Freeboot, you will get a chance for a free ride on the Greenville Utilities Commission bucket trucks. This free, alive-at-five event offers live music and fun for the whole family with an inflatable Pirate Ship for children, arts and crafts, live music, Uptown restaurant food for sale, and adult beverages for those 21 and older. Each Freeboot Friday will offer is own unique programming and unique genre of live music.
ECU Pirates vs Tulsa, Saturday, Oct. 17, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ECU Homecoming.
District 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m., Cypress Glen. Meet with District 3 City Council Representative Marion Blackburn. Topics include police, code enforcement, trash and recycling, greenways, and anything else on your mind.
TRUNA's 2nd Annual Oyster & Shrimp Fest, Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Click here for details.
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.