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Veteran a resourceful gardener

Herbert Dail, 85, a Korean War veteran who is hard of hearing and legally blind, isn’t ready to give up enjoying life.

  • Indoor-outdoor furniture: a natural fit

    When designers say, “Bring the outdoors in!” they’re usually referring to plants.

  • Sesame Street Live at Minges

    The beginning of a new venture for the East Carolina athletics department will be marked by the arrival of a rotund, blue, cookie-munching monster and his friends.

  • Filmmaker tells chefs’ stories

    New YorkFilmmaker David Gelb, who directed the delectable “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” has landed back in the foodie world with a Netflix series covering the lives and cuisines of six top chefs.

  • Harpsichord maker goes for Baroque

    Ernest Miller, 70, of Chocowinity loves rock ’n’ roll as much as any guy from the Woodstock generation, but what really tunes his strings is Bach and Baroque.

  • Pets for adoption

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

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. It’s in front of The Province apartment complex near 14th Street.

  • Hot Dish: Villa Verde coming

    The owners of Greenville’s popular Villa Verde food truck plan to open a restaurant to serve their Dominican specialties.

  • Hot Dish: Smallcakes opens

    A Winterville franchise of Smallcakes: A Cupcakery has opened in Community Square shopping center at 4054 S. Memorial Drive.

  • Hot Dish: It’s strawberry season!

    It’s strawberry season in eastern North Carolina!Briley’s Farm Market, 3171 Sunnyside Road, 754-5029.

  • Hot Dish: Finelli's Cafe closes

    Finelli’s Café has closed, but another locally owned Italian restaurant is slated to take its place at 511-G Red Banks Road.

  • Hot Dish: Great Harvest Bread Co.

    The Greenville location of Great Harvest Bread Co. opened Friday and owners say the location set a company record for opening day sandwich sales.

Abby: Young son longs for a father

Dear Abby: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman. When I finally got the nerve to date and trust again, the new guy gave me herpes.

  • Hax: More visits not in the cards

    Q My son knows that a card says a lot. Last year, my Mother’s Day card was just basic from my son, grandkids and daughter-in-law. I didn’t say anything.

  • Dr. K: Good news about dark chocolate

    Q Is chocolate really good for the brain?

  • Lauderdale: Aerating is beneficial

    Aerating is a way to create holes in the soil to improve air and water space in the soil. Aerating also relieves soil compaction and speeds water movement into the soil.

  • Abby: Pause a moment to remember

    Dear Abby: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder to always remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.

  • Abby: Girl sends nanny on guilt trip

    Dear Abby: I was a full-time summer nanny for several years for the same family, now a preteen boy and girl.

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.

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.

  • Meeting place May 24

    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 May 22

    ToDAYGreenville GroovesLegendary Jazz singer Vanessa Rubin will perform at 5:30 p.m. today at the Town Common as part of the Greenville Grooves Music Festival.

  • Arts Datebook May 22

  • After hours May 22

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

  • Kid Stuff calendar May 19

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

Oakwood student receives National Merit Scholarship

The Oakwood School senior Elizabeth Needham has been named the recipient of a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

  • Briefs: Bilan serves as page in N.C. House

    Bilan serves as page in N.C. House Roman Bilan, a student at J.H. Rose High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

  • Briefs: Bilan serves as page in N.C. House

    Bilan serves as page in N.C. House Roman Bilan, a student at J.H. Rose High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

  • Report card events May 19

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

  • School Menu May 19

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday.  

  • Ulffers receives appointment to West Point

    Benjamin Allsbrook Ulffers of Greenville has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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 from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pet Diabetes

    Pets, like humans, can get sick. These illnesses range from minor to severe. One of the most dangerous, but easily manageable conditions, is diabetes.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, May 17

    Meet Lucy, a 2-year-old Retriever mix that is listed as "Urgent" at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Keeping your exotic pet healthy: Ferrets

    When it comes to exotic pets like ferrets, there are many things to keep in mind.

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.


‘Tomorrowland’ tries too hard

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.

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 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.

  • Religion news March 28

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have a youth and young adult Sunday at 11 a.m. April 5.

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