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Learn to make furniture

It hasn’t taken very long for furniture designer Stuart Kent’s reputation as an experienced artist, craftsman and teacher to reach the distant portions of North Carolina and beyond.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kiefer, a medium-size adult male golden retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found petsLOST: black male Lab mix, white line on chest, “Zeus,” camouflage collar with rabies tag, Brick Kiln, Avon and Robert Little roads, 413-8604; spayed gray and white tabby, “Bonnie,” tattooed and microchipped, light blue flea collar, County Home and Worthington roads, 814-5944; spayed black cat with white markings, declawed, notched left ear, Myrtle Court and Dickinson Avenue, 989-390-8994; small, spayed gray cat, “Gracie Lou,” tattoo, pink cloth collar with tags, Kensington Drive, 341-6804 or 341-6802; spayed, black Lab, “Paisley,” microchipped, blue-green collar, Davenport Farm and Frog Level roads, 919-622-5257 or 919-214-1320; male Australian cattle dog-Chow mix, black and white, “Bubby,” black collar with chain, Gardenia and Azalea streets, 814-3417; female white Husky, microchipped, “Lola,” Ragsdale and 14th streets, 888-466-3242; female black and white pit bull “Porscha,” chain collar with microchip tag, Lucy Drive, 916-3461; female hound puppy, brown with spots on paws, pink collar, “Callie,” Winterville, 904-0013FOUND: female pit bull mix, dark brown with white feet, collar, Yankee Hall Road, Pactolus, 752-8017; neutered orange and white cat, declawed, 341-6548 Kitten adoptionSaving Graces 4 Felines is offering a reduced rate for kitten adoptions in August.

  • Meeting place Aug. 2

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • August Go! Guide

    Today‘Godspell’The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present the play “Godspell” at 2 p.m. today and Saturday and at 7:30 p.m.

  • Abby: Son hesitates to accept new siblings

    Dear Abby: I am a 22-year-old male and my brother, “Brian,” is 14. When I was 9, our parents split up. After a year, Mom realized she was a lesbian.

Prep teams hit gridiron

Farmville Central and North Pitt officially kicked off the Pitt County high school football preseason with practices late Friday night.

  • Peele: Locals continue success

    Area golfers continued to play well in matches throughout the area during the past week.

  • Panthers’ secondary ready to break out

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

  • Camps can’t mask NFL’s woes

    Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

  • Jin-Young Ko leads Women’s British

    TURNBERRY, Scotland — There is a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open, just not the one many were expecting.

  • Merritt shoots 61 in Virginia

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt could not miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn’t make anything.

Reflector editorial cartoons

The Daily Reflector will feature political cartoons from in-house artist Dave Irwin on each Sunday's editorial page.

  • Editorial: Fix state roads

    Three of North Carolina’s top office holders issued press releases last week with positive economic news.

  • Letter: End human trafficking

    Recently, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 188 countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking, including the United States.

  • Letter: Drive away distractions

    Incredible as it may seem, I was felled by a blueberry.

  • Krauthammer: Willful righteousness

    Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East.

  • Allison: Vouchers, American freedom

    There is no more unifying statement we, as Americans, utter than the thirty-one words embodied within the Pledge of Allegiance.

Storm: Spay or neuter your pets

Recently, I wrote about an artist who is drawing attention to the number of dogs euthanized every day by painting 5,500 canine portraits to fill the hall of a special venue: the Museum of Compassion.

  • Rutledge: Dripping common sense

    When our family leaves home for a vacation, we run through a security checklist: Shut off the gas from outside, adjust the thermostat, leave on a few lights and a radio, make sure the 8-foot pet crocodile has plenty of food and water, and turn off the feeder valves behind the toilets.

  • Burns: Series introduces volunteers

    The most personal contact I’ve had with my volunteer fire department is the barbecue I eat a couple of times a year from its fundraisers.

  • Clark: Semi-retirement stretches stay

    In April 1990, my wife and I traveled to South Carolina from St. Louis for a vacation in our old stomping grounds around the Greenville of that state.

  • Peele: Will MacKenzie injured

    Greenville native Will MacKenzie’s name has been missing from the latest tournaments on the PGA Tour, having not played since he missed the cut in the John Deere Classic on July 10.

  • Rutledge: Hot new teen fashion

    My father has been gone seven years this October, but his shadow still falls around the East Tennessee farm he moved his family to in the 1970s.

Coastal business bustles despite shark concern

ATLANTIC BEACH — Baiting hooks with pieces of shrimp and casting them out into the wind and waves, Ashlie Scott Newbie and Payton Lane knew a shark could nibble their lines at any time.

  • Aquarium promotes appreciation of sharks

    PINE KNOLL SHORES — Guests at the North Carolina Aquarium on Thursday stared in awe as divers entered water where sharks lurked around every corner.

  • Greenville catching up 25 years after ADA

    Jaimie Yahnker, a hospitality associate at Vidant Rehabilitation Center in Greenville who has cerebral palsy, really gets around.

  • Event raises funds for Humane Society

    Saturday morning and the girls just wanted to stop by the spa to get their hair and nails done.

  • PCC notes: Golf classic set for Sept. 17

    WINTERVILLE — Organizers of the 2015 Pitt Community College Foundation Fall Golf Classic have announced that this year’s tournament will take place on Sept. 17 at Greenville Country Club.

  • ECU notes: Teaching about breast health

    Azucena Warren beat breast cancer in 1998, following treatment at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville.

DWI: Women charged after head-on wreck

Police charged a woman with driving while impaired after she was involved in a wreck, then discovered she had been in another wreck less than an a half hour earlier.

  • Farmville man shot during robbery

    FARMVILLE — A man recovering from recent surgery was shot while fighting off a would-be robber with his cane and the suspect remains at large, according to Farmville police.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on July 27 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

  • Eastern Pines changes with community

    Vehicles stopped at Eastern Pines intersections in the late 1950s had to stay alert and in place when the community’s first fire truck approached.

  • Crime: Man faces drug charges

    Pitt County sheriff’s deputies said they concluded a three-month drug investigation with the arrest of a Greenville man on cocaine charges Thursday.

  • Aug. 1 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from July 23-29.

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