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Just about a month into 2015 seemed like a good time to check in with the general population around Greenville to find out how they’ve been doing with that time-honored tradition: New Year’s resolutions.

  • Bicycle parts as home decor

    Bikes have become part of hipster culture.

  • Poetry inspires artists

    Like art, poetry is often interpreted differently by each individual who studies it.

  • Making a difference

    Weeks before classes started, when a student contacted her about supporting the “No Means No” campaign, South Central High School teacher Victoria Bridgers said yes.

  • Golf tournament helps homeless

    South Central’s leadership course took students Chandler Rouse and Madison Donnenwirth to the golf course, where they put on a tournament to benefit the homeless.

  • Realz Project aids teens in need

    Courtney Staton took the final exam for her leadership class last week, but she plans to keep working on a class project, even after she graduates.

Hot Dish: KickBack Jack’s opens

The parent company of Tripps has renovated, rebranded and reopened its Greenville location as a KickBack Jack’s sports bar.

  • Hot Dish: Mediterranean fare

    Traditional Mediterranean fare is the specialty at Bateeni Mediterranean Grill & Café, 1868 W. Arlington Blvd. in Arlington Crossing Shopping Center.

  • Hot Dish: Cheddar Bo back

    Cheddar Bo lovers near and far made their voices heard — and Bojangles listened.

  • Hot Dish: Varsity closes; specials tonight

    The Varsity Club, 123 E. Fifth St., closed Monday, according to an email signed by owners Jeff and Deonna Brooks and general manager Ed Romm.

  • Hot Dish: Christmas Day openings

    If your idea of a merry Christmas is eating food someone else prepares, there are a few local restaurants that will be open Thursday.

  • Hot Dish: Duck-Rabbit anniversary

    Farmville’s Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery is celebrating its first decade with a special beer: Duck-Rabbit 10th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Anarchy, a hand-selected blend of the best of the brewery’s stock of rare barrel-aged beers.

Abby: Woman not attracted to dream man

Dear Abby: I am considered to be a quite attractive — easily a nine or a 10 — professional dancer here in Las Vegas.

Grizzard: Taking down the tree

By the time anyone reads this, there is a chance that someone will have shamed me into taking down our Christmas tree.

  • Keith: My Christmas wish list

    My wife and I recently received the final drafts of our chidren’s letters to Santa Claus.

  • Grizzard: Gift that keeps giving

    There is almost nothing I like more than having both of our boys home for the holidays. I say almost nothing because there is one thing I would like more.

  • Hudson: Fall speaks to Southerners

    Southerners love fall.A smart man by the name of James Farmer said, “Fall is a Southerner’s reward for surviving summer.” I agree.

  • Keith: Get mooving: No rest for weary

    My wife, Jenny, and our 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, recently have developed quite the green thumb ... sort of.

  • Grizzard: Steele tops list

    At age 85, Barbara Walters announced last week that although she has retired, she has not said goodbye to celebrity interviews.

Kid Stuff calendar Jan. 27

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

  • Meeting Place Jan. 25

    Meeting times, dates and places for area civic, social and community groups:

  • Religion News Jan. 24

    ServicesBurning Bush Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5249 Whichard Road, will host an anniversary service for the church secretary, Eldress Maggie Hopkins, at 11 a.m.

  • Go! Guide Jan. 23

    Fun stuff coming up in Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook Jan. 23

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

  • After hours Jan. 23

    Live music performance and entertainment coming up at area nightclubs and other venues:  

Report card events Jan. 27

Important dates coming up at area schools and photos of events, activities and student achievements.  

The Dos and Don’ts Of Caring For Your Pet Guinea Pig

Social by nature, with gentle temperaments and few needs, guinea pigs make excellent pets.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Jan. 25

    Meet the Reflector Pet of the Week, Pickles. She's a 2-year-old Labrador mix that is currently at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Pets for adoptions

    Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Jenkins, a medium-sized, young male Plott hound mix.

  • Chew on this: How to prevent dog bites

    Imagine reaching out to pet a neighbor’s dog only to be bitten on your hand. You thought this was a nice dog and that it would never have bitten anyone.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Jan. 18

    Meet the Reflector Pets of the Week, Kendra and Oreo. They are both at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.

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.

‘Mortdecai’ another oddball role for Depp

Johnny Depp seems drawn to oddball roles, often playing against his winning good looks. You might describe him as a leading man who aspires to be a character actor.

  • Movie Capsules Jan. 23

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

  • ‘American Sniper’ is quintessential Eastwood

    A mere six months after releasing the Four Seasons drama “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood has again lapped his younger directing colleagues with his second film of 2014 and his best movie in years. “American Sniper” is quintessentially Eastwood: a tautly made, confidently constructed examination of the themes that have long dominated his work.“American Sniper,” based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle’s best-selling memoir, is both a tribute to the warrior and a lament for war.

  • Movie capsules Jan. 16

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • Movie capsules Jan. 9

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

  • Rhoades: Neeson returns as Byron Mills

    With the graying of America, as movie audiences get older, we like having older action heroes.

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 Dec. 20

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

  • Religion news Jan. 10

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

  • Religion News Dec. 6

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

  • Religion News Nov. 29

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

  • Religion news Nov. 22

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

  • Religion News Nov. 8

    Special services, musical performance and meetings at area houses of worship: Services Brown’s Chapel Holiness Church, 2260 N.C. 33 West, will host Elder Eddie Tyson for missionary and youth day at 11:30 a.m.

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