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These felines are special

The average passerby probably wouldn’t even know they’re there. But when Patty Allison pulls up, they uncurl themselves and drift out of the tree shadows, stretching, purring and meowing.

  • Exterior decorating

    Color and decorative pieces can improve the look of a home outside as well as in.

  • ECU dance adds main-stage show

    The East Carolina School of Theater and Dance is taking steps, chassés and taps to expand the offerings of its dance program by adding a new main-stage show, “Dance @ Wright,” which opens today and continues through Sunday.

  • Improvements for allergy sufferers

    Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry.

  • Ways to use butternut squash

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you.

  • Program gives disabled opportunities

    First, there’s art, then P.E. and foods, followed by wood shop, music and science.

Hot Dish: Chipotle to open Sept. 29

The Greenville location of Chipotle Mexican Grill will open Sept. 29, according to Danielle Woolard in the Denver-based restaurant chain’s marketing and public relations department.

  • Hot Dish: Wimpie’s unveils upgrades

    Wimpie’s Steam Bar and Grill, 206 Main St., Winterville, will unveil a number of upgrades when it opens for the season Thursday.

  • Hot Dish: Tripps changes; Campus Cookies

    Greenville’s Tripps Restaurant, 420 Red Banks Road, has closed for a makeover and, when the doors open again in November, it will be with a new concept: Kickback Jack’s.

  • Hot Dish: Hwy 55 Express opens

    Eastern North Carolina-based restaurant chain Hwy 55 has unveiled a new express concept near the East Carolina University campus.

  • Hot Dish: Pub opens downtown

    Fitzgerald’s, which bills itself as an American tavern with an Irish twist, has opened at 113 E. Fifth St., the former location of Pirate’s Den.

  • Hot Dish: StarLight updates lunch menu

    Here’s what’s going on in area restaurant news:

Rosemond: Adoption still an option

Q We are older parents (65 and 55) who’ve been doing foster care with babies for some time now. Our own children, 23 and 20, are still living at home. We are now considering adopting.

  • Hax: Will leaves child in the middle again

    Q Not long ago, my father gave me his will, naming me as his only beneficiary. I will get everything.

  • Abby: Appearance reflects poorly on business

    Dear Abby: I co-own a professional service business with a woman whose appearance has deteriorated significantly over the last three or four years. “Mary” was never a fashion plate, but she used to be presentable for business.

  • Dr. K: Essential tremor is aggravating

    Q My father was recently diagnosed with essential tremor. Is this the same thing as Parkinson’s disease? If not, what is the difference?

  • Lauderdale: Pansies brighten winter

    Bedding plants continue to remain popular even though most have to be replaced every season.

  • Abby: Daughter wants less help

    Dear Abby: I graduated from college, and I’m starting my first full-time job and moving into my first apartment.

Hudson: These are the days of my life

Today is set aside as World Gratitude Day. And Miniature Golf Day. And National Women’s Friendship Day. But, more importantly, it’s another day.

Meeting place Sept. 21

Barbershop Chorus: The Greenville Area Barbershop Chorus, “The Carolina Chord Connection,” meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane.

  • Religion News Sept. 20

    ServicesA Place to Start Ministry, 708 Mumford Road, will have a “Men Walking with Christ” service at 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Go Guide Sept. 19

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • Arts datebook Sept. 19

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts community:  

  • After hours Sept. 19

    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.

  • Kids Stuff Sept. 16

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:  

Parrott Academy students receive AP Scholar awards

Forty-three Arendell Parrott Academy students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.

VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Sept. 21

Meet Kallie, a 10-month-old labrador mix at the Pitt County Animal Shelter. She is a friendly dog who likes to meet new people.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • How to spot geriatric diseases in mature pets

    Just like with humans, animals are more susceptible to diseases as they age.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Lost and Found pets

    Lost and found pets:

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.


‘The Drop’ showcases Hardy’s talents

Michael R. Roskam’s “The Drop” features at least a half dozen shots that begin with Tom Hardy’s face in stoic isolation, as the filmmaker slowly reveals what’s happening in an out-of-focus background.

  • ‘Maze Runner’ takes you to another dimension

    Think: “Twilight Zone.” The puzzling metaphoric sci-fi thriller called “The Maze Runner” will remind you of Rod Serling taking you to “a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man … a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.”

  • Movie capsules Sept. 19

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • Movie capsules Sept. 12

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • Rhoades: Allen’s latest slight of hand

    Time and again I have read “Inside the Medium’s Cabinet.” It is a classic tome in which the famous magician Joseph Dunninger debunks the tricks of spiritualists and seers.

  • ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ warmly immersive

    LOS ANGELES — Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Tale 2” is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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.


Local woman to be ordained

A Greenville woman is to become the first in the state to be ordained a priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.

  • Religion News Sept. 13

    Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday instead of Sept. 21.

  • Religion news Aug. 30

    Services Cathedral of Fresh Fire, 1400 W. Fifth St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Religion News May 17

    Services Abundant Life Ministries, 1405 Dickinson Ave., will host the launch of the Healing and Deliverance Revival Center Church of God in Christ at 4:30 p.m.

  • Religion news April 5

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a “Men of the Bible” service at 5 p.m. today.

  • Religion news March 15

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

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