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Oscar predictions

Los AngelesAhead of tonight’s 88th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has everyone guessing:Best PictureThe Nominees: “The Big Short,” ‘‘Bridge of Spies,” ‘‘Brooklyn,” ‘‘Mad Max: Fury Road,” ‘‘The Martian,” ‘‘The Revenant,” ‘‘Room,” ‘‘Spotlight.”BAHR:Will win: “The Revenant’s” bravado will match its awards tally.

  • 'Assassins' starts with a bang

    During a presidential election year in which the top candidates are seemingly more polarizing than ever before, it’s not difficult to imagine a scenario in which someone might try to assassinate them.

  • Hosting an Oscars party?

    They sound simple. Crostini, that is.

  • Give your party mix a classy overhaul

    Don’t even think about serving that old classic “party mix” at your Oscars party. This isn’t an 8-year-old’s birthday party.

  • ECU, MAC win NC Theatre Conference awards

    A mere two miles separate the winners of the awards given to recognize the state’s top theater organizations — both are in Greenville.

  • Summer camps

    Spring break is still around the corner, but families are already planning for summer camp.

Hot Dish: Pancake day right around the corner

Pancake lovers can get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes on March 8 at the Greenville IHOP in exchange for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.

  • Hot Dish: Valentine's specials

    Hot Dish checked with Greenville’s sit-down eateries about their Valentine’s Day specials.

  • Hot-Dish: Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year China 10, 1904 E. Fire Tower Road, will celebrate the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Monkey — on Monday with specials and a complimentary glass of champagne with dinner from 5-9 p.m.

  • Hot Dish: Duck Donuts opens

    Before it was bustling with customers, the newly opened Greenville location of Duck Donuts got its start as a joke between friends.

  • Hot Dish: New Year’s festivities

    Several Greenville venues will be open to ring in the new year, many with specials and some with entertainment. Here’s a rundown of some of the Hot Dish hot spots.

  • Hot Dish: Pub hosting pop-up event

    The Pub at Kasturi will host a pop-up chef event on Tuesday featuring a “Taste of Havana” at the business on Tuesday.

Abby: Wife can’t get past anger at husband

Dear Abby: My husband cheated on me and told me to find somebody else. He moved in with the other woman and spread lies about me, telling my in-laws that I had cheated on him.

  • Rosemond: Boomers grumble about grandchildren

    A recent article on grandparenting.com says that many baby boomers are experiencing difficulties in their relationships with adult children, including “not enough time together, not enough regular communication, not feeling needed or wanted ... not understanding why they aren’t closer.” That’s interesting.

  • Hax: Woman still has time left

    Q In spite of doing “everything right” my life just didn’t work out the way I dreamed.

  • Lauderdale ready for new position, new challenge

    About 20 years ago, my career with North Carolina Cooperative Extension started with an article written by Mitch Smith, now retired County Extension Director of Pitt County.

  • Abby: Mother abandons daughter

    Dear Abby: I grew up in a poor family on a farm in the South. I worked very hard during my childhood.

  • Dr. K: Yoga, relaxation response relieve stress

    Q A friend is urging me to try yoga because I’m stressed out. I am suspicious of all these “touchy-feely” practices.

Grizzard: Rose receipt delivers thorn

Heading into the Christmas season, pretty much everyone giving pointers to shoppers will offer this same suggestion: Save your receipts. I don’t disagree that this is a good consumer tip.

  • UConn visit provides chance to witness greatness

    The doors to Minges Coliseum opened 90 minutes before Saturday’s scheduled 8 p.m. start, and by the hundreds they shuffled in, filling both sidelines of the lower level.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

  • 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.

March Go! Guide

TODAY ‘Assassins’ The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Assassins” by John Weidman at 2 p.m. today and 8 p.m Monday-Tuesday.

  • Meeting place Feb. 28

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

  • Go! Guide

    TODAY ‘Assassins’ The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Assassins” by John Weidman at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and at 2 p.m.

  • After Hours Feb. 26

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY ANNEX: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. 757-3034. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. MCMURPHY’S: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956.

  • Arts Datebook Feb. 26

    City Art Gallery“Southern Views,” an exhibition of paintings by Chris Groves and Mark Kelvin Horton opens with a painting demonstration and reception from 6-8 p.m.

  • Kids’ Stuff Feb. 23

    Arts and crafts classes Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will offer the following classes for children and youth at the Jaycee Park Center for Arts & Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane.

Report card events Feb. 23

Pitt County SchoolsThe school system has announced make-up days for days missed due to inclement weather.

  • School Menu Feb. 23

    Today pork rib sandwich, tacos, corn, romaine salad, strawberries Wednesday baked chicken nuggets, breadstick, cheeseburger, baked beans, California blend, pineapple tidbits Thursday macaroni and cheese, roll, hot dog, broccoli bites with dip, herb-roasted potatoes, applesauce Friday baked mini corn dogs, baked fish nuggets, hushpuppies, vegetable soup, sweet potato waffle fries, sorbet Monday rotisserie chicken, roll, pizza, mashed potatoes, corn, mixed fruit

  • Biotechnology and Agriscience school inducts first honor society

    The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience recently inducted its charter National Honor Society members. Fifty-three students were inducted.

  • Report card events for Feb. 16-22

    John Paul II The March with the Saints, a benefit for John Paul II Catholic High School, will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Hilton Greenville.

  • School Menu Feb. 16

    Todaychicken, brown rice, cheeseburgers, sweet potato souffle, broccoli with cheese, fruit mixWednesdaymini corn dogs, beefaroni, breadstick, black-eye peas, carrots, pearsThursdaybarbecue chicken, roll, hot dog on bun, green peas, mashed potatoes, pineapple tidbitsFridaycheese sticks, chili, Goldfish crackers, french fries, green beans, applesauceMondaypizza, chicken filet sandwich, baby carrots, green beans, apple slices

  • Parrott Academy inducts students into National Junior Honor Society

    Arendell Parrott Academy’s first National Junior Honor Society in the school’s 50-year history recently inducted 95 students.

Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

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.


‘Eddie the Eagle’ a feel-good (mostly fictional) true-life tale

Maybe it’s unfair, but I came away feeling cheated by “Eddie the Eagle.’’ It’s a jolly real-life tale about an underdog who made a splash at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and it does make you feel good, but it turns out that the film’s story is 90 percent fiction.

  • Movie Capsules Feb. 26

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

  • ‘Triple 9’ is a meticulous, well-made crime film

    “Triple 9’’ is no routine crime film.

  • Movie Capsules Feb. 19

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

  • ‘The Witch’ a haunting prequel to Salem

    Set under gray Puritan skies in a deathly autumn, “The Witch” is a slow-burning 1600s horror thriller so bone-dry it would only take a match for the whole movie to go up in flames.“A New England folktale” is how the opening titles describe writer-director Robert Eggers’ impressively rigorous feature debut.

  • ‘Race’ a portrait of Jesse Owens and Berlin Olympics

    Some real-life events couldn’t be more right for movies, and the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics was one of them.

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 Feb. 6

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

  • Religion News Feb. 20

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

  • Religion news Feb. 13

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

  • Religion News Jan. 30

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

  • Religion News Jan. 23

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a church on Chicago’s West Side where Martin Luther King Jr. preached could become a historic landmark.

  • Religion News Jan. 17

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

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