JAMES C. (JIMMY) GREENE JR.

Profile Updated: October 31, 2017
Residing In Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner Diane Provo Greene New Bern, NC ECU/UNC-CH
Occupation Pres. James C. Greene Company
Children Amber-b.1979 Ravenscroft, UNC-CH m. 4 sons, Holly Springs, NC
James III- b.1983 Hale, NCSU s. More…Raleigh, NC
Taylor- b. 1985 Ravenscroft, BYU/NCSU m. 2 daughters, Raleigh, NC
Military Service National Guard  
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Still operating Raleigh based, family owned, second generation insurance adjusting business, and have been virtually since graduation from ECU in '69. After 60 years at same location in downtown Raleigh, sold property last spring and moved operation to the 'mid- town' area near Six Forks and Wake Forest Roads. 'Midtown' shucks, this place was country when growing up in Raleigh. Blessed with six fine, active grandchildren and best of all, still local.

School Story

A NBHS prohibited if not egregious activity in winter of '63-'64 was to throw snowballs towards the building. So, on first snow of consequence around 5th period lunch and in presence of certain 'out crowd' witnesses had to test the water by heaving a nice, firmly packed wet one against our locally quarried building stone siding next to cafeteria, with a resounding big splat! Cost me three days after school though at least without an administered paddling. Times surely have changed!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Belated wish, hope you had a great one.

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Posted on: Oct 29, 2017 at 7:32 PM

May be old news but the Jolly Knave alumni crowd is alive and well, celebrating their 50th reunion at a weekend gala at Loafers Beach Club here in Raleigh Nov. 3-4, spearheaded by the Knave founder, Fred Fletcher. Web site www.JollyKnave.com ( this site is Face Book driven which lets me out). I didn't realize the Hillsborough St. location didn't open till 1967 as sure seems like I was sipping grog there long before then along with my other 'Out Crowd' debauchers. But vividly recall Fred's steamer style locker he kept all his 45's in to load the jukebox, which contained many beach standards I didn't have but later chased down. It was in the summer of '68 I believe when I dropped by for a grog that I last saw Pete Maravich who was doing likewise. We were only mildly acquainted at Broughton being classmates in Ms. Harkins college algebra class, an academic disaster, and dating the same girl nearly simultaneously ( who will remain anonymous though an easy guess). But back to the Knave, an nod acknowledgment from him to me and vice versa as imagine we flash relived that time simultaneously. Wish I had taken the time to chat with him as he was soon gone from the alcohol scene and thereafter gone from our presence.

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Have a great day-Happy Birthday.

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Posted on: Aug 20, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Wonder how many of us had the opportunity over the 3 years for being 'formally introduced'?

Aug 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM
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Posted on: Aug 08, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Johnny 'Do Damage' War'ren, (post grad aka 'Damage'). Can't think of a sole in the Class who departed the place with a more lasting and deserving tribute. Who do we have to thank? Most have been Curt.

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Posted on: Jun 04, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Opps, least be forgotten, about 50 years ago last week us two lame duck grads got out early from token senior classes and went down to the Honda joint on Hillsborough Street, just down from the infamous Broiler Restaurant home of those 'good deal' midnight meals, to rent a couple of those entry level bikes with a rubber band juiced engines. Objective: motor back to and around Broughton campus to impress the sophomore lassies at lunch time (the juniors and seniors knew better). This exercise in preparation for similar rentals a week or so later for the out crowds OD beach trip. My last time on any motorized bike was there puttering up and down Ocean Blvd. Recall Lynda Kay on board but unimpressed with my shifting skills. So back to the cottage to hear until the turntable overheated and quit the Stones belting out their newly cut 'Satisfaction', the Tops 'Can't Help Myself', sprinkled with some Kinks 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion' along with other invasion, motown, and beach classics. You on other hand obviously used these opportunities as preparatory for some serious cycling later on, but all began right here.... And Jim, that was a good deal!

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Posted on: Jun 04, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Don't think I ever spelled his first name correctly until now but Melvyn was a piece of work and about as nice a guy as one could ever hope to meet. Fairly certain at EO Edgertons in Nowells sold me the first or second pair of shell cordivan tassels I ever had, which began an epidemic of Johnson & Murphy footware since on down to the Clothes Horse and Coffmans in Greenville during those days right on back here to present. When at Crabtree knew where to find him at Macys and recount past reunions and times, like the beach run mentioned in Shugart's blog. If only in spirit, hope he'll be in attendance at the 50th. Till then. Greene

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Posted on: Jun 02, 2015 at 11:29 PM

Was there anywhere in Wake County we didn't fish and nearly so hunt? As one of our old regulars I ride in from the west on Wade Avenue to work or sometimes Hillsborough and that NCSU property stretch anywhere in proximity of the vet school, dairy barn, and old faculty club is polluted with lead pellets they just don't know about, from many weekend 12 and 16 gauge salvos, in season (or out). And of coarse the March '64 or '65 hunt where Thompson christened that fence "Boot Fence" given all the assorted quarry hanging on including a talon-less hawk, a fence section still see nearly every day into work. And then that narrow escape by the slimiest of margins. You might remember a program that used to air in this area, The Carolina Sportsman hosted by Fran White and sponsored by Happy Jack dog food, where I used to envy the guy for all his outdoors-man exploits but really he didn't have much on us! And to think all this began with bikes, sling shots, and BB's around Budleigh....

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Posted on: Jun 02, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Way too many episodes to begin to post here but how about when the Supremes first hit Raleigh at Dorton, you were soda jerkin' at Johnson's Drug Store on Fairview and we had to wait for you to get off work that evening to hot foot it to the concert, where you 'borrowed' some extra cherry juice from the soda fountain so we could mix with a few ales en route to learn how to tolerate, like kids on a first time bike with a set of trailing wheels; or the sortie up in the ol' Mercury up the line from MB to AB accompanied with Alex Allen and Melvin Gruber along with an array of bean shooters to take pot shots at signs and assorted targets along the way, and where Melvin would walk into establishments with a cane pretending to be a blind guy! What a hoot !! Just some of the tamer episodes.... By the way, first time I ever heard about you was when you were living across from Lake Boone aka Boone's Pond and caught a 4 pound bass out of that mud hole, impressive!

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