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Hot Dish: Crossbones Tavern opens

Crossbones Tavern has opened at 114 E. Fifth St., the former location of Peasant’s Pub, with a bright new look, concept and menu.“Through marriage, I am related to the previous owner,” owner David Munoz said. “When Peasant’s closed at Thanksgiving, this was an opportunity for us to jump in.”Munoz said he and his team came up with more than 200 potential restaurant names, some of them pirate-themed and others “totally off the wall.” His father-in-law suggested Crossbones Tavern, and the name stuck.

  • Husband’s secret texting puts his wife on high alert

    Dear Abby: I was recently told by a friend that my husband had sent her texts of an inappropriate and sexual nature.

  • Kolasa: Gluten-free not for everyone

    Q I don’t have an allergy to gluten, but can eating a gluten-free diet help improve other diseases? — N.L., GreenvilleA It might seem like a subtle point, but some people are not allergic to gluten but may have a sensitivity to it.

  • Getting al dente right

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course.

  • Accounting for taste

    Flaking a bite onto his fork, John McQuaid took in the sight of the whole rockfish before him, its eyeballs, fins and tail visible beneath a chili-dotted red curry sauce.“This is an example of something I would never have eaten as a child,” he said, noting the way the Thai lunch stared back at him from a fish-shaped plate. “I just thought it was disgusting.”His 13-year-old daughter, Hannah, certainly would agree.

  • Hax: Woman's husband needs help

    Q I’ve been separated from my husband who wants to reconcile.

Three Pitt teams advance

WINTERVILLE — South Central put to bed any hope East Chapel Hill had of an upset with a relentless third quarter push on Tuesday night, putting the Falcons back in familiar territory.

  • Pirates’ Doak Field disconnect

    RALEIGH — East Carolina baseball’s struggles at Doak Field continued on Tuesday, and on a dreary afternoon because of steady mist, the 7-0 loss resembled past sluggish offensive outings by the Pirates against N.C. State.

  • MLB’s time management era begins

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.

  • Pacquiao early favorite vs. Mayweather

    LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

  • Tar Heels manhandle Jackets

    ATLANTA — Just in time for a rematch with Duke, No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of the struggling Yellow Jackets.

  • Proposal targets academic cheating

    A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Pay request reasonable

    The early budget picture for Pitt County Schools includes a plan to request an increase of more than $1 million.

  • Letter: Obamacare vote misstated

    In the Feb. 24 Public Forum, “Stop Obama’s executive actions,” it was incorrectly stated that Obamacare passed the Senate with a simple majority.

  • Letter: Healthy corner stores needed

    A statewide poll was released last week that shows that North Carolinians view unhealthy eating and childhood obesity as the most serious problems facing children in the United States, above physical activity, quality of education and children not spending enough time outdoors.

  • Williams: Tax dollars for college

    President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education.

  • Editorial: Voice 10th Street concerns

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation and Greenville City Council will conduct a public forum at City Hall on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. regarding the state’s plans for upgrading 10th Street.

Clark: 'Whoop' for awards night

As memory serves it was late 1990 or early 1991 when I attended my first state press association awards ceremony as editor of The Daily Reflector.

  • Speller: Hair culture demands respect

    Kinky, curly, wavy and even nappy are words often used to describe black women’s hair that is “natural” or without any chemical straighteners.

  • Rutledge: Watch what you say

    It feels bad when a kid breaks something of Dad’s. Dad gets mad, the kid feels bad, and everybody’s sad. I think I could write a Dr.

  • Burns: All relative in family, tech

    One of our loyal readers called Friday because he could not get his e-edition to work.

  • Storm: Southeners know snow

    The thought of Southerners driving in the snow makes many Northerners chuckle.

  • Rutledge: What polar vortex?

    When Northern people start complaining about the cold, Southern people get nervous.

Schools’ upgrades proposed

Proposed Pitt County Schools capital projectsThere are enough available resources to fund nearly $26 million in construction, security, equipment upgrades and deferred maintenance, according to Pitt County Schools’ officials.

  • Dual language program coming

    Pitt County Schools announced it will launch a bilingual program at Belvoir Elementary School this fall and will have informational sessions today and next week.

  • Talent Search hits stage Thursday

    A competition that's drawn dancers, singers, musicians, athletes and talent from Pitt and surrounding counties takes the stage Thursday to raise funds for the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series.

  • Chamber earns five-star accreditation

    The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce earned five-star accreditation in February from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, making it the only local chamber in North Carolina to achieve the highest level of distinction.

  • DSM Dyneema Industry of the Year

    DSM Dyneema’s Greenville facility was selected Tuesday as the recipient of Pitt County Industry of the Year award for 2014-15 by the Pitt County Development Commission.

  • School officials seek budget increase

    Pitt County Schools officials are planning to request more than a $1 million increase for next year’s budget, including a supplement increase for teachers.

Man accused of robbery arrested

Police arrested a Greenville man who implied he had a weapon and stole his friend’s wallet and phone, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Police: Three suspects rob teen

    Three people wearing masks forced themselves into a teenager’s home and stole property valued at $12,030 on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Shoe prints lead to arrest

    A man’s shoe impressions at the scene of a break-in on Sunday at a convenience store led to his arrest, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • GPD Wrecks: Four hurt in crash

    Four people were injured on Monday when a man driving with his license revoked turned in front of another vehicle on Memorial Drive, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Family member steals from vehicle

    A family member broke into a vehicle and stole cash and other items valued at $5,540, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • ECU student robbed

    A strong armed robbery occurred on Sunday in a parking lot at East Carolina University, according to an alert.

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