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Hot Dish: Restaurants offer Valentine’s specials

Hot Dish checked with Greenville’s sit-down eateries about their Valentine’s Day specials.

  • Kolasa: Microbiome supplements believed safe

    Q My sister is taking microbiome supplements, and she said they help her. She couldn’t explain them to me. What do they do?

  • Creamy, dreamy, fun to make

    According to the stylist who “did” my colors, I’m “a winter.” That classification gives me the fashion go-ahead to wear black — thank goodness — as well as purple, my favorite color, plus electric blue, red and pink.

  • Hax: Getting married not part of plan

    Q I am a 26 and have been with my boyfriend for three years. We have a happy and loving relationship.

  • Eppes students win state Beta Club awards

    C.M. Eppes Middle School’s Beta Club recently brought home honors from the state convention in Greensboro.

  • Hope wins regional MATHCOUNTS competition

    A team of “Mathletes” from Hope Middle School was named winner of Saturday’s Eastern Regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Pirates on skid vs. Wave

Jeff Lebo is not paying much attention to Tulane’s record. He has devoted some time to reminding his East Carolina basketball players what happened the last time the teams met.

  • ECU falls in OT

    Missed opportunities at the free throw line Tuesday night cost the East Carolina women’s basketball team, which lost its fifth straight game with a 74-67 setback in overtime against SMU in Dallas.

  • Newton: ‘I know who I am’

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton is not apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl.

  • Woodward: Pirates battle downshift

    Maybe the best way to describe the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s surprisingly dismal season is to use the law of averages.

  • ECU coaches deliver on tight deadline

    It was a couple of days before Christmas when Kenwick Thompson found out he was headed for Greenville.

  • Will Panthers be back?

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Carolina quarterback Cam Newton did not say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”But will they?

Editorial: Enrollment decision misdirected

The Pitt County Board of Education’s well-meaning decision last week to adopt open enrollment for most schools rightly attempts to provide students with academic and extra-curricular access, but wrongly decides the issue of student athletics.

  • Letter: Teacher pay shameful

    June Atkinson, North Carolina’s statesuperintendent of schools, has the right idea when it comes to paying our teachers fairly.

  • Letter: Feral cats dangerous

    In response to Joan Holster’s Feb. 3 letter (“County animal control best”), I would like to ask her how many feral cats she has had close contact with?

  • Williams: Worry less about ‘segregation’

    George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too.

  • Letter: Strolling Memory Lane

    I want to thank you for running the piece on Carytown in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. It is a fine example of urban development and branding.

  • Letter: Connect NC helps agriculture

    On March 15, North Carolinians will have the chance to vote on the Connect NC bond.

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.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

Meeting discusses police, community relations

The first step to lowering crime and strengthening relationships between the community and police begins with changing perceptions.

  • Consultant: Use love of city to spark growth

    Peter Kageyama has made a career of teaching people to love their cities and grow where they live through that love.

  • Court battle continues in congressional redistricting

    The state on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a judgment ordering North Carolina to redraw its 1st and 12th Congressional Districts by next week.

  • Local towns touting tourism

    FARMVILLE — Fountain Commissioner Alex Albright recently held a brainstorming session with Farmville residents to come up with ways to help small communities.“It’s just a discussion about the future of towns,” Albright said.

  • Tar at highest level since Floyd

    The highest the Tar River in Greenville has ever crested was nearly 30 feet in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd devastated the area with torrential rain and widespread flooding.

  • Search loads up with talent for show

    Twenty-one acts will take the stage in the second Down East Talent Search now that judges have made their selections for the annual S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series fundraiser.

Man charged with interference of helicopter arrested again

A Greenville man arrested last month on allegations that he flew a drone that interfered with a helicopter was arrested again and is accused of intimidating a witness.

  • SHP: Car hits ditch, utility pole

    A driver and her passenger were injured on Feb. 2 after their vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Crime: More than $13,000 in property, cash seized

    Deputies seized money and merchandise valued at more than $13,000 on Monday in Farmville, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Apartment fire displaces 3

    Three people were displaced on Tuesday morning after a fire started in a heating unit at a Greenville apartment complex.

  • One juror picked in triple murder trial

    One juror was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing three cousins at a Farmville convenience store in 2012.

  • Several wrecks reported near Chicod

    At least five wrecks occurred on Sunday night in the area of Black-Jack Simpson Road and Chicod, according to the State Highway Patrol.


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