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'Les Mis' star in Greenville

J. Mark McVey, world-renowned tenor and Broadway performer, will appear at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St.

  • Quoth the raven, ‘Happy Halloween’

    Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost.

  • Trick or Peeps!

    New York Holiday creep, it seems, is here to stay, and it’s spookier than it used to be.

  • Arsenic and Old Lace in Farmville

    After spending some time avoiding some of the classic plays they had already performed long ago, the Farmville Community Arts Council changed its stance, and its current production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” is one example of its new way of thinking.

  • PCC Symphony extends reach

    In an effort to extend its reach further into Farmville, the Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert for free at the Farmville Community Arts Council’s Paramount Theater.

  • Gaming marathon raises funds

    ECU student Brendan Ussery is planning to pull an all-nighter on Saturday, not to finish a paper or study for a test but to play games.

Hot Dish: Garner to sign book

Author and regional food expert Bob Garner will sign copies of his new book, “Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm,” on Thursday.

  • Hot Dish: People’s Choice Award

    Here’s what’s happening in local restaurant news: Chefs’ Auction Marabella Italian Restaurant earned the People’s Choice Award for the second consecutive year at the March of Dime’s Signature Chefs’ Auction Oct. 9.

  • Hot Dish: Villedge chef honored

    Here’s what’s going on in local restaurant news: Villedge Chef Brandon Qualls of Greenville’s Villedge Wood-Fired Kitchen earned top honors at the N.C. Seafood Festival’s Cooking Challenge in Morehead City Oct. 5.

  • Hot Dish: Chipotle Mexican Grill opens

    After much anticipation, Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened at 610 S.E. Greenville Blvd.

  • Hot Dish: Corleone’s upscale menu

    Greenville will be getting a new restaurant serving an upscale menu next month when Corleone’s Exquisite Cuisine opens in the former location of Yerbabuena Latin Cuisine and Grill, 206 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

  • Hot Dish: Chipotle to open Sept. 29

    The Greenville location of Chipotle Mexican Grill will open Sept. 29, according to Danielle Woolard in the Denver-based restaurant chain’s marketing and public relations department.

Lauderdale: Compost improves soil

The secret to a successful garden of any type is healthy soil. If soil is neglected, plants will fail and money will be wasted.

  • Abby: Hookups keep flame alive

    Dear Abby: I have known “Justin” for 10 years. I’m very interested in him. I’m sure he knows it, but we have never talked about it.

  • Hax: Man wonders about timing

    Q In a nutshell, I have children with my wife and also a child outside of my marriage with another woman due to infidelity.

  • Abby: Search stumbles over scars

    Dear Abby: I am a 21-year-old woman from the Philippines. I have been insecure all my life.

  • Dr. K: Exercise, alternative therapies relieves pain

    Q I have frequent back pain. I usually take acetaminophen (the Tylenol brand), but I hear it may not be effective for back pain. Is there anything to that?

  • Abby: Wrong number leads to possible Mr. Right

    Dear Abby: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended.

Keith: The price for a clean house

My wife Jenny likes to tell people that I run things in our household. What that means, is that I run the dishwasher, the vacuum cleaner and the washer and dryer.

  • Grizzard: Living well best response

    I’m one of the fortunate few who gets to have her name in the paper pretty often without having to do anything all that impressive to get it there.

  • Hudson: These are the days of my life

    Today is set aside as World Gratitude Day. And Miniature Golf Day. And National Women’s Friendship Day. But, more importantly, it’s another day.

  • Keith: Nature should proceed with caution

    Something very disturbing happened this summer: My daughter, Jordan, has started to take notice of boys.

  • Grizzard: Little boy grows up

    Now that my little boy is as tall as I am, I suppose I am going to have to stop calling him my little boy.

  • Keith: Mommy deserves all the credit

    Around June 1 of every year, I start making a list of things I want for Father’s Day.

Go! Guide Oct. 24

Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Meeting place Oct. 26

    Meeting places, times and dates for area civic, social and community groups:

  • Religion News Oct. 25

    Special services, music and event coming up at area houses of worship:

  • After hours Oct. 24

    Live music performances and events at Greenville-area night clubs and venues:

  • Kid stuff calendar Oct. 21

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

  • Meeting place Oct. 19

    Barbershop Chorus: The Greenville Area Barbershop Chorus, “The Carolina Chord Connection,” meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane.

Parrott Academy yearbook receives award

Arendell Parrott Academy’s yearbook, “Patriot,” recently received a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its 2014 publication.

  • Report card events Oct. 21

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

  • School menu Oct. 21

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday.  

  • D.H. Conley set to perform at N.C. Theater Conference

    D.H. Conley High School will perform Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the North Carolina Theater Conference festival in Washington, N.C., on Nov. 8.

  • South Central installs Educational Weather Station

    South Central High School recently installed an Educational Weather Station on the back of the school property between the baseball and football fields.

  • Report card events Oct. 14

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

Adopting A Senior Pet

If you’re thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, consider giving a shelter pet a forever home.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Oct. 19

    Meet Serena, a 1-year-old Pit Bull mix. Although she does not get along with cats and many other dogs, she loves people.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Introducing a New Cat to the Family

    Are you introducing a new cat to the family? If so, then congratulations! This can be an exciting time for you and your family.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Pets for adoption

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

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.


Movie Capsules Oct. 17

Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

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 Oct. 4

Special services and events coming up at area houses of worship:

  • Religion News Oct. 25

    Special services, music and event coming up at area houses of worship:

  • Religion news Oct. 18

    Special services, music and events coming up at area houses of worship:

  • Religion News Sept. 13

    Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday instead of Sept. 21.

  • Religion news Aug. 30

    Services Cathedral of Fresh Fire, 1400 W. Fifth St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Local woman to be ordained

    A Greenville woman is to become the first in the state to be ordained a priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.

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