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Tips for cozy winter bedroom

Decorating a bedroom is about creating a peaceful retreat, and in winter that means making it as cozy and welcoming as possible.

  • Religion news Feb. 13

    Special services, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship:

  • A couple together 83 years to give advice

    He was peddling produce along coastal towns in Connecticut when he fell in love with the neighbor girl, Annie. She was a few years younger and still in high school.

  • Lauderdale: Planning for fruit trees

    Growing fruit trees can be an enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding activity. However, it does take careful planning and hard work for success.

  • MAC tells the first love story

    For Valentine’s Day, the Magnolia Arts Center will present its own take — and Mark Twain’s — on what many believe to be the world’s very first love story.

  • Go! Guide Feb. 12

    TODAY ‘Adam & Eve’ The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Adam & Eve” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday with a complimentary wine tasting at 6:30 p.m.

Kirkpatrick back on mound

Davis Kirkpatrick is hoping to pitch against Longwood next weekend.

  • Pirates travel to Cincy

    After a punishing triple overtime loss at home, East Carolina’s basketball team is faced with the daunting task of snapping a three-game losing streak at Cincinnati.

  • Rose runs to title

    The J.H. Rose girls’ basketball team crossed a long-standing item off its to-do list on Thursday night, but that only made the list longer.

  • ECU doesn't close out again

    With the way the season has gone, it is doubtful anyone looked at the remainder of the East Carolina basketball team’s schedule following Sunday’s loss at Connecticut and counted any certain Pirate victories.

  • Edwards’ 3 seals it for Falcons

    Thursday night’s game between D.H. Conley and South Central in boys’ basketball had all the feelings of a state playoff game, with both teams trading big shots as the contest wound down.

  • Triple the letdown

    Even when his team was leading by double digits with less than nine minutes to play, East Carolina basketball coach Jeff Lebo said he could sense the Tulane Green Wave was about to crest.

Feb. 13 Darts & Laurels

Laurels — To reports that driving while impaired arrests by Greenville and East Carolina University law enforcement dropped nearly 40 percent from 2014 to 2015.

  • Campbell: The future of work

    The Emerging Issues Forum always puts a microscope on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and this year’s event was no exception.

  • Letter: Teacher pay discouraging

    On January 30, the Charlotte Observer ran an editorial regarding June Atkinson’s proposal to the state House that teachers receive a 10-percent raise.

  • National editorial: Planned Parenthood probe

    Twisted fate: Facts led DA’s Planned Parenthood probe, now fairness should lead state officials.

  • Letter: Misdirected political blame

    When I was growing up I always heard that the Baptists would be the only people in Heaven.

  • Gannon: We could all win this bet

    Super Bowl 50 is over, and politicians in North Carolina have gambling debts to pay.

Rutledge: Kids today know how to play

My cousin, Wayne Scarbrough, plays several instruments well, and he’s nearly as old as I am.

  • Clark: Saluting racial pioneers

    I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.

  • Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero

    In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

Wintry weather causes chaos

About an inch of snow fell over Greenville and Pitt County on Friday, prompting closings and cancellations throughout the day and causing multiple wrecks on area roads.

  • Valentines give jewelers a boost

    Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but local jewelers said silver and gold hearts are a more popular and less expensive way to woo loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

  • Parking penalty changed; deck now free

    Parking tickets in downtown Greenville could be double or quadruple the usual $5 for drivers who are repeat offenders after a unanimous vote from the City Council.

  • Bond update: Roadwork to begin this summer

    Major roadwork funded by a $15.85 million bond referendum approved by Greenville voters in November is expected to begin as soon as this summer and stretch into 2018.

  • Weather closings, cancellations

    The possibility of winter weather caused several Greenville and Pitt County closings and cancellations as of about 2:30 p.m.

  • Walking in SHOES of those struggling

    Dozens of shoes covered the East Carolina University mall Thursday, each with a laminated card attached that told the story of a student struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or another mental health issue.

Students killed in N.C. 43 wreck

A wreck in southern Pitt County on Friday killed two college-bound West Craven High School football players and injured three others.

  • Man is charged with helping employer dispose of body

    A man was arrested early Friday on allegations he helped his employer dispose of his girlfriend’s body, and new details were released in the case, which is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

  • Man dead after fire engulfs garage

    A 32-year-old man sitting in his car in a garage was killed Friday when a fire engulfed the structure and damaged his adjacent home in northern Pitt County.

  • Crime: Teen arrested in dog abandonment

    A Greenville teen has been charged in the abandonment last month of a dog that was seriously injured.

  • No charges yet in pedestrian death

    Greenville police said it may be a week before a decision is made as to whether to press charges against anyone in the death of man who was hit by multiple cars Wednesday evening.

  • Feb. 13 Greenville Fire-Rescue Calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 360 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 4-10.


Bless your heart
Bless your heart