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No need to fear the turkey burger

It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers. I get that people are nervous about turkey burgers being dry and flavorless, but that really isn’t necessary.

  • Labor Day grilling

    Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes.

  • Fuss-free grilled chicken skewers

    For those days when you just want something simple and delicious to pop onto the grill and get to the table in under 30 minutes, this is your recipe.

  • Love A Sea Turtle will LAST

    When an 8-year-old came up with an idea for helping sea turtles, it was hard to predict how long it would last.

  • I wish I could ...

    The Daily Reflector asked a panel of Pitt County Schools students to fill in the blanks in this sentence:I wish I could ______ like ______. Here are their responses:“I wish I could fly like an eagle.”Aaliyah Ward, 2nd grade, Lakeforest Elementary School“I wish I could heal people like a doctor.”Camryn Insetta, 6th grade, Eppes Middle School“I wish I could run fast like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.”Michael Grant Bowens, 4th grade, W.H. Robinson“I wish I could cook like my mama.” Natalie Saldarriaga, 8th grade, St.

  • Decor goes global at the NY Now show

    NEW YORK — Today, home decorating can be a game of curatorial discovery.

Hot Dish: Tradition at La Herradura

La Herradura Mexican Restaurant has opened at 2516 E. 10th St. It’s the original location of China 10 restaurant.

  • Hot Dish: Villa Verde opens

    After finding local success with a food truck, Yordanys Bastardo and his family have opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 2601 E. 10th St., serving the cuisine of their homeland, the Dominican Republic.

  • Hot-Dish: Duck-Rabbit extends hours

    Here’s what’s going on in local food news:Duck-Rabbit BreweryDuck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, 4519 W. Pine St., Farmville, has opened its taproom for two additional days each week.

  • Hot Dish: Crave serving lunch, dinner

    The owners of Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight, 409 Evans St., have renovated the location and rebranded the space with a new name — Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar — and a new menu.

  • Hot Dish: Bum’s new cookhouse

    A January fire that destroyed the cookhouse at Bum’s Restaurant was the spark that pit-master and manager Larry Dennis needed to create his own unique pig-cooking kitchen.

  • Hot Dish: Krispy Kreme’s birthday

    Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 78th birthday this week.

Kolasa: ‘Eating clean’ the latest trend

Q I hear people talking about “eating clean” or buying foods with “clean labels.” What does that mean?

  • Dr. K: Cataract surgery complications rare

    Q I am having cataract surgery in a few weeks. Can you describe the possible complications?A A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.

  • Abby: Scammers on dating sites

    Dear Abby: I was recently the target of a romance scam on a popular singles website. After being a divorcee for 15 years, I decided to try online dating.

  • Abby: Woman needs interest, not concern

    Dear Abby: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings.

  • Abby: Daughter needs counseling, not money

    Dear Abby: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn’t pay her bills.

  • Rosemond: Spoiled children ungrateful, depressed

    A father tells me that he tries to give his son, age 5 and an only child, everything he wants because he wants his son to be happy. But he’s not.

Keith: Strong-willed kids

One morning last week I took my 4-year-old twins, Addison and Brody, to the park to play for an hour or so before I dropped them off at day care.

  • Keith: A fond farewell

    Usually, the beginning of summer vacation is a festive occasion for my 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, who typically spends the months of April and May counting down the days until she embarks on her annual 3-month-long whirlwind adventure in the sun.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Keith: Fine line between love, Teflon

    Like most married couples, my wife, Jenny, and I sometimes have to admit that even though we love each other with all our hearts, there are times when both of us would like to wring each other’s neck.

  • Grizzard: Full ranking for reporters

    Here’s a news flash: In a stunning upset, newspaper reporter has reclaimed the title of worst job of the year.

  • Hudson: ‘Life more than randomness’

    A New Jersey husband and wife made national news recently with the story that they crossed paths 16 years before they met.

Go! Guide September

Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area in September Today History hike Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host History Hike at 10 a.m. today.

  • Kid stuff calendar Sept. 1

    Drawing classThe Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will offer Addicted to Drawing, for ages 8-14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Meeting Place Aug. 30

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • Religion News Aug. 29

    ServicesAnderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road, Macclesfield, will host its annual revival at 7:30 p.m.

  • Go! Guide Aug. 28

    TodayWatermelon FestivalThe Winterville Watermelon Festival continues today and Saturday in downtown Winterville. Visit www.watermelonfest.com for more information.

  • After hours Aug. 28

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

Students spend summer volunteering with seniors

Dozens of local students spent part of their summer volunteering as part of Golden Living Center’s Summer Blast Volunteer Program.

  • School Menu Aug. 25

    Todaytacos, pork rib sandwich, California blend vegetables with cheese, pinto beans, strawberries, milkWednesdaybaked chicken nuggets, garlic breadstick, cheeseburger deluxe, corn, romaine salad, pineapple tidbits, milkThursdaymacaroni and cheese, roll, hot dog, broccoli bites with dip, herb-roasted potatoes, applesauce, milkFridaybaked mini corn dogs, baked fish nuggets, roll, steamed cabbage, sweet potato waffle fries, peaches, milkMondaypizza, rotisserie chicken, roll, mashed potatoes, garden peas, orange, milk

  • Rogers receives Carter scholarship

    Blake Rogers of Greenville has been named a recipient of the Chris Carter Memorial Scholarship.

  • Brown serves as page for NC Senate

    Connor Hanes Brown, a student at Ayden-Grifton High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina Senate.

  • Monk graduates from St. Mary’s

    Aurelia Monk, daughter of Aurelia and William Monk of Greenville, graduated with high honors from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh.

  • 20 receive Carter scholarship

    Twenty Pitt County graduating seniors were recently named recipients of the Chris Carter Memorial Scholarship.

Pets for adoption

Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kita, a female orange and white tabby.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: large, gray male cat, “Harley,” Tucker Drive, 714-5485; spayed Boston terrier, missing one eye, “Star,” blue collar, rabies tag, Blackjack Grimesland Road, 814-8506; male brown and white pit bull, brown leather collar with rabies tag, “Nino Brown,” Turtle Creek and Arlington, 453-0274; female yellow Lab, “Bella,” Allen Place off Stantonsburg Road, 367-5080; spayed black and white Border collie, blue or pink collar, “Heidi,” David Nobles Road, Robersonville, 341-2733; neutered black and white cat, “Schnauzer,” Tuckahoe subdivision, 355-2044; neutered Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, “Bubba,” North Campus Crossing, 945-4969; male black and white pit bull, scar on back leg, black collar, “Lak,” N.C. 118, Vanceboro, near Pitt County line 229-0552; female blonde Chihuahua, “Fajita,” Lennon Street and Charles Boulevard, 508-322-8035; male white, brown and red Siberian Husky, “Blaze,” Old River Road, 361-8365.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    LOST: male gray and white pit bull, “Willie,” pit bull, red collar, and female white and brown pit bull, “Sugar,” has a limp, orange collar, Old River Road, 367-0427; large, neutered gray cat, “Bear,” camouflage collar, Berkshire Drive, 704-458-2434; neutered gray, black and white tabby, “Archer,” pink nose, green eyes, black collar, Brownlea Drive, 919-915-0994; neutered brown and white cat, “Kitty Ray,” Paladin Drive, 919-288-0129; female brown and white pit bull, “Princess,” semi erect ears, chain collar, Line and Dickinson avenues, 375-2389; spayed English Springer Spaniel, white with brown spots, green eyes, “Stella,” brown and pink collar with New Jersey rabies tag, East First Street, 908-528-7001; two male tri-color beagles, not hunting dogs, “Deuce” and “Dante,” Eugene James Road and N.C. 33 near Tarboro, 714-4898; neutered long-haired black and brown cat, “Tron,” appears to have letter M on forehead, long fluffy tail, Third and Sycamore streets, 916-2939.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Pebbles, a medium-size, young female black Labrador retriever mix.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Fiona, a medium-sized young female retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: spayed black cat, “Jill,” L.T. Hardee and Eastern Pines roads, 341-9978 or 752-2247; neutered gray and white tuxedo cat, “Omar,” Jefferson Street, 207-478-7802; female black and brown Chihuahua, “Dora,” black collar with chain links, Mara Villa Drive, Washington, N.C., 320-3817; neutered tri-colored Walker hound, “Luke,” orange collar with rabies tag, Sedgefield Drive and Hooker Road, 661-1208.

Pet resources

Click here to link to websites of various local organizations that help pets and their owners.

Your Photos: Pitt Pets

Share a photo of your favorite animal friend by emailing us at yourphotos@reflector.com or clicking the link below, and check out the photos your neighbors have shared.


Review: ‘We Are Your Friends'

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Film studies at ECU

Are you interested in studying film? See what East Carolina University offers in this area.

What's at the movies?

Click here to see what is playing at Greenville's movie theaters.


Religion news May 23

Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a youth service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion News Aug. 1

    Special services, musical performances and event coming up are area houses of worship:

  • Religion news July 25

    Special service, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship.

  • Religion news

    Services Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have a worship service at 7 p.m. June 6. There will be no service June 7.

  • Religion news May 2

    Special services, music and events at area houses of worship:

  • Religion news April 25

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will host its annual women’s day at 11 a.m. May 3.

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