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New YorkOne of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE.What he doesn’t do: pass around anatomy drawings or hand out safe-sex pamphlets, though he makes those available near the door.

  • How to make the best burger

    I’m not going to tell you how to dress your burger. I’m not going to tell you what sort of bun to put your burger on.

  • ‘This is what I’m meant to do’

    On teacher Jami Dickerson’s list of classroom supplies is something beyond the usual paper and pencils, scissors and glue.

  • Teacher of the year finalists

    Pitt County Schools teacher of the year finalists:

  • Top K-8 teachers

    Teacher of the year winners from Pitt County K-8 schools:

  • Top high school teachers

    Pitt County high school teacher of the year winners:

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:

  • Hot Dish: Restaurant features wraps

    Here’s what’s going on in area restaurant news: 501 Fresh A new restaurant, 501 Fresh Salads and Wraps, will open in early August in the former Cubbie’s location at the corner of Fifth and Evans Streets.

  • Hot Dish: Cubbie’s celebrates 15 years

    Cubbie’s Winterville, 657-D Worthington Road, recently celebrated 15 years in business.

Abby: Wife unwilling to shoulder burden

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week.

  • Dr. K: Devices to treat sleep apnea

    Q Is there a surgical fix for sleep apnea? I’ve tried CPAP and a couple of other treatments, and none of them work well for me.

  • Kolasa: Omega-3 fatty acids

    Q I am on a severe weight-loss diet, and it is working. I do not like fish. Therefore I am concerned about omega-3 intake.

  • Dr. K: Studies link obesity and lack of sleep

    Q I recently saw a headline that said children who sleep less weigh more. Is that true? How much sleep should my preschooler and first-grader get each night?

  • Abby: Couple weighs reconciliation

    Dear Abby: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered.

  • Abby: Ring gets another chance to shine

    Dear Abby: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn’t last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring.

Keith: Nature should proceed with caution

Something very disturbing happened this summer: My daughter, Jordan, has started to take notice of boys. And what’s even worse, they’ve started to take notice of her as well.

Meeting Place Aug. 10

AMATEUR RADIO: The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at VFW Post Home 7032, 1108 Mumford Road.

  • Meeting place Aug. 23

      Barbershop Chorus: The Greenville Area Barbershop Chorus, “The Carolina Chord Connection,” meets at 7 p.m.

  • Religion News Aug. 23

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have youth day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Go Guide Aug. 22

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • After hours Aug. 22

    Live music performances at Greenville-area clubs and venues:  

  • Arts Datebook Aug. 22

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

Harrison receives Girl Scout Gold Award

Alexandra Harrison of Greenville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

  • Bell receives MIT scholarship

    John H. Bell IV of Greenville, a recent high school graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, has been named a recipient of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholarship.

  • 20 receive memorial Scholarship

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

  • Four receive scholarships

    Four Pitt County graduating seniors recently received scholarships from University City Kiwanis.

  • Fogarty, de Vente earn Eagle Scout awards

    Remigio de Vente and Conor Fogarty, members of Boy Scout Troop 826, recently received their Eagle Scout awards, the highest award in Scouting.

  • Farmville Central announces scholarships

    Farmville Central High School has announced the following scholarships:

Pet Euthanasia

Pets can become one of our closest companions, and time spent with your furry friend can build wonderful memories.

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.


Movie capsules Aug. 22.

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

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 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:

  • Religion News Feb. 15

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have quarterly meeting, homecoming and family and friends day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion news Jan. 11

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will celebrate its church anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and at 11 a.m.

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