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Welcome
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
UPCOMING
 
TRUNA Executive Board Meeting, Monday, Aug. 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Cypress Glen Auditorium. Note: there is no meeting in July.
 
TRUNA Dines Out—Monday, Aug. 10, Christy's Euro Pub, 301 S. Jarvis St., 6:00 p.m. Note: there is no dining out event in July.
 
East Carolina University—Second Summer Session starts Thursday, June 25; ends Thursday, July 30. Fall Semester 2015 starts Monday, Aug. 24; 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
 
Historic District Workshop, Thursday, July 30. This Place Matters is a FREE event hosted by the City of Greenville Community Development Department. This event will consist of presentations and workshops to engage and educate local contractors, developers, and residents on historic preservation and preservation initiatives in Greenville. Staff and community leaders will be in attendance to lead discussions on how you can be involved in preservation in your community. Pre-registration is encouraged. Seating for the lunch session on Tax Credits is limited to 20 participants. Go to http://www.greenvillenc.gov/government/community-development/historic-preservation/preservation-day for a registration link and a schedule.
 Call 252.329.4486 for more information.

 
Sunday in the Park, Sunday, July 26, 7:00 p.m., Town Common, 1st St. Live music in a family atmosphere every Sunday. FREE admission.
July 26—John Brown Big “Little” BandBassist, composer, educator, and actor, John Brown will lead a talented group of musicians to the Sunday in the Park stage. John is currently the Director of Jazz program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. He has performed with an outstanding list of famous and professional musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Nell Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut to name a few. He has also performed on many occasions with the North Carolina Symphony. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and a Grammy nominee, The John Brown Big “Little” Band is one concert not to miss.   
 
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:00 p.m. TRUNA and Cypress Glen will celebrate
together on National Night Out. Cypress Glen will serve as host for the "Ice Cream Party" for our TRUNA neighborhood and the residents of Cypress Glen. Officers from the Greenville Police Department will serve the ice cream in the auditorium at Cypress Glen. Come and join us!

 
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.