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Rebuilt cottage ‘a sheer miracle’

Nags HeadTo find Stinson’s Ranch, it is better to listen to the locals.From the post office, take West Deering. Then turn left on Soundside and follow it to the end.

  • Cottage walls filled with scripture

    Nags Head Within the walls of Billy and Sandra Stinson’s reconstructed cottage on the Roanoake Sound are stainless steel nails and bolts, screws and fasteners designed to withstand 150 mph winds.

  • Review: Tech goodies to bring along

    DENVER — Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.But did you remember your gadgets and chargers?

  • Cork among fashion accessories

    NEW YORK — Cork. It’s not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore.

  • Finding beauty in subtle style

    Paint your walls a bold color and friends will likely praise your creativity.

  • 10-minute play contest

    The Magnolia Arts Center’s annual 10-minute play contest is all about trying new things — for some of the playwrights, certainly, but for aspiring actors and directors as well.

Hot Dish: BurHEATo fires things up

If you’re a fan of hot peppers, you’ll want to sink your teeth into Salsarita’s BurHEATo, which the Charlotte-based chain is touting as “The World’s Hottest Burrito.”

  • Hot Dish: Scullery highlights produce

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

  • Hot Dish: New eatery opens

    Le Bendicion, a casual eatery and bakery serving house-made Central American snack fare and Mexican specialties, has opened at 220 Cotanche St. in downtown Greenville.

  • Hot dish: Changes at Indian eatery

    Dale’s Indian Cuisine, 419 Evans St., has new owners and a new name — Cinnamon Indian Cuisine.

  • Hot Dish: New menu at Tokyo

    Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 3525 S. Memorial Drive, has a new owner and manager and four new sushi chefs, along with a new menu.

  • Hot Dish: China 10 opens new location

    China 10 has opened at a new location, 1904 E. Fire Tower Road near the Arlington Boulevard intersection.

Abby: Younger couples weigh in

Dear Readers: On April 11, I printed a letter from “Wondering in Washington,” a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that “any money I earn is mine” in a marriage or live-in situation.

  • Abby: Dating scene is frustrating

    Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find “The One.” But I have come to realize that I’m not the normal female.

  • Dr. K: New treatments for hepatitis C

    Q My son has a hepatitis C infection, based on a blood test. The doctor says he’s OK now, but could someday become seriously ill.

  • Abby: Summer unbearable for woman

    Dear Abby: I am, once again, faced with my annual dilemma. I cannot tolerate heat and humidity. I become short of breath, my heart pounds and I perspire profusely.

  • Rosemond: Parents can help cut out habit

    Q Since our daughter, now 2 years old, was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention.

  • Family Focus: Talk about sex with children

    Q I recently discovered my preschooler playing “doctor” with a neighborhood friend.

Keith: Mommy deserves all the credit

Around June 1 of every year, I start making a list of things I want for Father’s Day.

  • Grizzard: Little boy grows up

    Now that my little boy is as tall as I am, I suppose I am going to have to stop calling him my little boy.

  • Hudson: Tweezers are girl’s best friend

    Diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend. Tweezers are. Only nobody’s written a song about it. Yet.

  • Kelly: It’s just polyp fiction

    Some dame had slipped me a mickey and stolen my clothes.

  • Keith: Boredom a luxury I can't afford

    Last Saturday, my nine-year-old daughter Jordan gave me a sneak preview of what her upcoming summer vacation will be like in our house.

  • Hudson: Women have wisdom

    I met my new BFF Wednesday. That’s when Frances Schultz, a Tarboro native, spoke to me — and about 1,000 other local ladies — at the Power of the Purse Luncheon.

Meeting place July 20

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

  • Kid Stuff Calendar July 22

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

  • Religion news July 19

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a women’s conference and women’s day through Sunday.

  • Go! Guide July 18

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts datebook July 18

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

  • After hours July 18

    Live music performances at Greenville-area clubs and venues:

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.

VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, July 20

Meet Preacher, our pet of the week. He is a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix that can be found at Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • How to get control of fleas

    Pet owners often call veterinarians asking for help to control the fleas that are making their pets’ lives (and sometime their own) miserable.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, July 13

    Meet Rosie, a 6-month-old Labrador mix at Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Pets for Adoption

    Pets available for adoption from 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.


Rhoades: Diaz makes a ‘Sex Tape’ with Segel

Paris Hilton made a sex tape and she became famous. Pam Anderson made a sex tape and everybody paid to watch.

  • Movie capsules July 18

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • A new dawn for ‘Planet of the Apes’

    Twentieth Century Fox isn’t monkeying around here. The studio is quite serious about resurrecting the old “Planet of the Apes” franchise.

  • Green tries something new in ‘Echo’

    “My heart is beating so fast right now!” a character announces midway through “Earth to Echo.” Well, it’s nice somebody was excited.

  • Movie capsules July 11

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • Rhoades: McCarthy, Sarandon team up

    No, no, no, this isn’t one of those cute teen movies from days gone by starring Debbie Reynolds, Sandra Dee or Debbie Watson.

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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