Everything else is Nearby! This is your kind of place! Washington—North Carolina’s oldest town and our neighbor. Greenville—Major shopping, medical, and arts 30 minutes away. Home to East Carolina University and the Pirates! East Carolina University—Education, Arts & Sports just minutes away! Beaufort County School System—Where learning leads the way. New Bern—Historic coastal town. Home to Tryon Palace and birthplace of Pepsi Cola The Outer Banks—Beaches, lighthouses, coastal beauty. Get there by car or boat! Vidant Medical Center—Outstanding medical and trauma care. Advanced facilities. East Carolina Heart Institute—World class cardiovascular care. Vidant Beaufort Hospital—Emergency and medical care only minutes away. North Carolina Military Bases—Local resources for our servicemen and women.