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Tiny house, big benefits

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses.

  • Fruity hues perk up decor

    Ah, summer — the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September.

  • New Matt Phillips band plays Sunday

    The name is the same, but the look and sound is a little different from the Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic of old.

  • Hot Dish: ‘Modern heirloom’

    H.I. Greenville Restaurant and Bar has opened in the Holiday Inn, the newly renovated and rebranded hotel formerly known as City Hotel and Bistro at 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

  • Smithsonian opening new wing

    WASHINGTON -- A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney’s cotton gin and Thomas Edison’s light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple’s iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Book explores Japanese home design

    Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box.

Hot Dish: ‘Modern heirloom’

H.I. Greenville Restaurant and Bar has opened in the Holiday Inn, the newly renovated and rebranded hotel formerly known as City Hotel and Bistro at 203 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

  • Hot Dish: Restaurant relocating

    Main Street Chicken and Barbecue Restaurant is relocating to Greenville, owner Chris Jones said.

  • Hot Dish: Produce at the market

    Farmers market Fresh produce available this week at the Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, includes: blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, pattypan squash, red potatoes, sweet onions, sweet potatoes, hothouse tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini.

  • Hot Dish: Sam Jones Barbecue

    Award-winning barbecue pit master Samuel Jones, whose family has been cooking and serving barbecue in Pitt County since the 1800s, plans to open a new restaurant in Winterville in October.

  • Hot Dish: Tasteful Creations opens

    Tasteful Creations Bakery has opened at 2739 E. 10th St., beside Wendy’s Flower Shop.

  • Hot Dish: Coffee, doughnuts at Buzz

    Buzz Coffee House has opened at 1201 S. Charles Blvd., in the former location of Hwy. 55 restaurant beside Domino’s.

Hax: Bested by boyfriend’s girlfriend

Q I am in a very happy relationship with a great guy. We have been together a few years now, but there is one issue. My boyfriend has a very close girl friend whose presence is a thorn in my side.

  • Focus: Unrealistic standards of beauty

    Q My daughter is entering the tween years, and I’m concerned about her self-image.

  • Rosemond: Help teen kick habit

    Q We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine.

  • Abby: Marriage to slovenly wife

    Dear Abby: I have been married 40 years, and it’s just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood.

  • Dr. K: Mind-body techniques

    Q I suffer from chronic pain. My doctor suggested that I look into mind-body therapies. Why? Is it possible to think your way out of pain?

  • Lauderdale: Pruning is important

    Many people have plants that need pruning in summer but hesitate because winter is a traditional pruning time.

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.

  • Keith: Fine line between love, Teflon

    Like most married couples, my wife, Jenny, and I sometimes have to admit that even though we love each other with all our hearts, there are times when both of us would like to wring each other’s neck.

  • Grizzard: Full ranking for reporters

    Here’s a news flash: In a stunning upset, newspaper reporter has reclaimed the title of worst job of the year.

  • Hudson: ‘Life more than randomness’

    A New Jersey husband and wife made national news recently with the story that they crossed paths 16 years before they met.

  • Keith: A lot to look forward to

    Lately, I am becoming more and more aware of how fast my children seem to be growing up.

July Go! Guide

Fun events for everyone coming up in July. Today Sunday in the Park Lakeside Drive Band will perform at Sunday in the Park at 7 p.m. today.

  • July 5 Meeting place

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

  • Religion News July 4

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

  • Go! Guide July 3

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook July 3

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

  • After hours July 3

    LIve music performances and other entertainment coming up at area venues:

Briefs: D.H. Conley student receives scholarship

D.H. Conley High School graduate Christopher McFarland has been awarded the Carl Woxman Sr. Memorial Scholarship for 2015.

  • Students awarded citizenship medals

    Eleven Pitt County middle school students have been presented Good Citizenship awards from members of the Susana Coutanch Evans Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • FCHS announces awards

    Farmville Central High School recently announced the following scholarship awards:

  • North Pitt announces awards

    North Pitt High School has announced the following scholarship awards:

  • Girls to participate in pageant

    Two Greenville girls have been chosen as state finalists in the National American Miss pageant this week.

  • Parrott recognizes top students

    Arendell Parrott Academy recently recognized the top three students in ninth, 10th and 11th grades at an end-of-year awards ceremony.

Pets for adoptions

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area animal rescue organzations:

  • Don’t let heat beat your pet

    Summertime is here, which means that we can look forward to more daylight and beautiful sunny skies. Unfortunately, the season also brings hot and humid days.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through 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.


Arnold (but little else) is back in ‘Terminator’

Thirty-one years and counting, and the Terminators keep rolling off the assembly line like new iPhones, upgraded with shape-shifting abilities, rebooted Sarah Conner assassination levels and, one presumes, better selfie cameras.

  • Little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

    There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been.

  • Movie capsules July 3

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

  • Overstuffed plot spoils ‘Ted 2’

    “Ted 2” asks a question that we never needed, or particularly wanted, to know the answer to: Is Ted, the magical, foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, a person in the eyes of the law?

  • ‘Max’ is a modern-day Rin Tin Tin tale

    It’s hard to fault a movie for being schmaltzy when it’s as unabashedly virtuosic in its efforts to pluck at your heartstrings as “Max” is.

  • Movie capsules June 26

    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.


Religion news May 23

Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a youth service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion news

    Services Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have a worship service at 7 p.m. June 6. There will be no service June 7.

  • Religion news May 2

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

  • Religion news April 25

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will host its annual women’s day at 11 a.m. May 3.

  • Religion News April 18

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have installation services for Pastor Malcom Emmanuel Lewis at 2 p.m. today and 4 p.m.

  • Religion news April 4

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have a youth and young adult day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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