Although his music is little performed today, Eugene MacDonald Bonner of Jacksonville was a well-known composer on the international scene in the 1920s and 1930s. He was also a music critic and the author of books and travelogues.
Greenville, the county seat of Pitt County, is an important center for business, education, and medicine. Other features and activities visitors will find include parks, an art museum, year-round concerts, plays, and sporting events.
James Iredell Waddell of Pittsboro was master of the Confederate warship SHENANDOAH during the Civil War. He burned at least thirty-one Northern ships and surrendered in November, 1865, when it was clear that the war was over.