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The evolving home office

Maybe you dash off work emails while making dinner, or you squeeze in a half-hour of work on a spreadsheet before bedtime.

  • Farmville Arts Council tackles an American classic

    “Attention must be paid.”Not only is it a key line in the play “Death of a Salesman,” it also has become a sort of mantra for Chip Galusha, director of the Farmville Community Arts Council’s production of the American classic, who hopes people will take some time out of their schedules to make a trip to the Paramount Theatre this weekend to see it.

  • His life in recipes

    MiamiBefore there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.

  • A little chickpea magic

    I’ve often said that a smart way to plan for a busy week is to make big pots of things like beans on the weekends, refrigerate or freeze them, and then use them during the week.

  • Yoga class has students laughing

    Marie Robertson was the only one to show up for her workout with a rolled-up yoga mat tucked under her arm.

  • Ralph Lauren hands off CEO role

    NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren is handing off his title as CEO of the fashion and home decor empire that he founded nearly 50 years ago.

Hot Dish: Olde Tyme bbq opens

David Moore told me the Brunswick stew at Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque, 2043 Central Park Drive in Winterville, would be the best I’d ever eaten. He was right.

  • Hot Dish: Bourbon in ‘rustic, upscale’ environment

    A Greenville restaurateur is launching a new eatery with a concept and flavor that’s steeped in the South: Bourbon.

  • Hot Dish: Nino’s a taste of Italy

    Nino’s Cucina Italiana is a new Greenville restaurant with roots firmly planted in an Old World tradition of food and family.

  • Hot Dish: Starlight has new menus

    Here’s an update on area restaurants:Starlight CaféNew brunch and dinner menus at Starlight Café, 104 W. Fifth St., are filled with dishes featuring local products.

  • Hot Dish: Tradition at La Herradura

    La Herradura Mexican Restaurant has opened at 2516 E. 10th St. It’s the original location of China 10 restaurant.

  • Hot Dish: Villa Verde opens

    After finding local success with a food truck, Yordanys Bastardo and his family have opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 2601 E. 10th St., serving the cuisine of their homeland, the Dominican Republic.

Lauderdale: Lawns and gardens after the rain

As I write this article, it has been a week and a half of almost constant rain and cloudy conditions that have not allowed our soils in eastern North Carolina to dry.

  • Abby: Lifestyle causes nudist’s wife grief

    Dear Abby: My husband enjoys sitting around (among other activities) naked. We live in a subdivision with 700 homes.

  • Abby: Party guest feels singled out

    Dear Abby: I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink. I accepted.

  • Abby: Whistleblower dismayed by lack of response

    Dear Abby: I am a widow in my early 50s.

  • Kolasa: Winning With Diabetes conference

    Q I was wondering if there is anywhere in the Greenville area that I might learn more about managing diabetes? — C.K., FarmvilleA It is important for people with diabetes to understand their disease and how to manage it with diet, physical activity and medicines.

  • Dr. K: Trauma can affect a child's brain

    Q I endured some physical and emotional abuse as a child. Could this explain why I struggle with anxiety as an adult?

Keith: Strong-willed kids

One morning last week I took my 4-year-old twins, Addison and Brody, to the park to play for an hour or so before I dropped them off at day care.

  • Keith: A fond farewell

    Usually, the beginning of summer vacation is a festive occasion for my 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, who typically spends the months of April and May counting down the days until she embarks on her annual 3-month-long whirlwind adventure in the sun.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Keith: Fine line between love, Teflon

    Like most married couples, my wife, Jenny, and I sometimes have to admit that even though we love each other with all our hearts, there are times when both of us would like to wring each other’s neck.

  • Grizzard: Full ranking for reporters

    Here’s a news flash: In a stunning upset, newspaper reporter has reclaimed the title of worst job of the year.

  • Hudson: ‘Life more than randomness’

    A New Jersey husband and wife made national news recently with the story that they crossed paths 16 years before they met.

Go! Guide Oct. 9

Fun events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Religion news Oct. 10

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

  • After hours Oct. 9

    Live music performances and other entertainment coming up at Greenville area nightclubs and other venues:

  • Religion news Oct. 3

    ServicesThe Children of God in Christ Church, 1202 Evans St., will have a worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • Go! Guide Oct. 2

    FridayForklift RodeoPitt Community College will hold its third annual Forklift Rodeo safety competition at noon today at the Greenville Mall.

  • After hours Oct. 2

    A weekly listing of live music at area night clubs and restaurants 5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St.

Nifong earns Eagle Scout Award

Timothy Nifong of Greenville has received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest award in Boy Scouting. Timothy has been involved in Boy Scouts since 2003.

  • Local students attend 4-H Electric Congress

    Pitt County 4-H delegates recently attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

  • School menu Oct. 6

    Todaypork rib sandwich, tacos, California blend vegetables with cheese, pinto beans, pearsWednesdaybaked chicken nuggets, garlic breadstick, cheeseburger, corn, romaine salad, yellow bell peppers, pineapple tidbitsThursdaymacaroni and cheese, roll, hot dog, broccoli bites with dip, herb-roasted potatoes, applesauceFridaybaked mini corn dogs, baked fish nuggets, hushpuppies, steamed cabbage, sweet potato waffle fries, peachesMondayrotisserie chicken, roll, pizza, mashed potatoes romaine salad, fruit mix

  • Report card events Oct. 6

    Pitt County SchoolsReport cards are scheduled to be issued Monday for high school students.The first early-release day of the school year is scheduled for Oct. 13.

  • Weingartz earns Girl Scout Gold Award

    Ashley Weingartz of Greenville recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

  • School Menu Sept. 29

    Oakwood student 
is Merit semifinalistDevon Shusterman, a senior at The Oakwood School, has been selected as semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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 Boomer, a medium-size young male beagle mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area animal rescue organizations.

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: neutered Lab mix, 65 pounds, black with white patch on chest, “Milo,” Fifth and Library streets, 752-5758 or 367-7474; male, pit bull, blue with white on chest, “Legion,” Blackjack Grimesland Road, Grimesland, 902-7083; poodle-terrier mix, white, black leather collar, “Monche,” Bubba Boulevard, 531-0995; two male pit bull mixes, black with a white spot under neck, N.C. 33 West and Belvoir Road, 830-1832; male, tan, terrier mix, “Kane,” black collar, Stantonsburg Road, 542-9403; female pit bull, white with black spots, “Coco,” pink collar, Vancroft and Memorial near Pitt Community College, 404-593-1320; male flame point Siamese cat, buff, green collar, “Caesar,” Firetower Animal Clinic, 341-7449.

  • 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 Sweetie, a medium-size adult female Pointer-retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: male Chihuahua, dark brown, tan on face, white on chest, blue collar, “Rico,” Penny Hill Road, 414-5739; spayed Lab-terrier mix, tan with white spot under neck, pink plaid collar with name tag, “Lucy,” and female, Akita, tan with white paws, “Big Pup,” Bremerton Drive, 258-8896; male orange tabby, Verna Avenue, Ayden, 614-354-0675; female, Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix puppy, black and white, “Sophie,” near Belvoir Elementary, 227-5338; spayed German shepherd mix, purple harness with tags and purple leash, microchipped, Sheetz on 10th Street, 704-467-5377 or 703-851-1303; neutered black and white cat, collar, Beasley Drive, 859-338-1684; neutered gray tabby, needs medication, “Bones,” Shady Creek Road, Ayden, 724-0891.

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.

‘The Walk’ earns its keep with spectacular third act

Can a great third act make a great film? Conventional wisdom would say no. It’s silly to spell out, but beginnings and middles are important, too.

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 May 23

Services Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a youth service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion News Sept. 12

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

  • Religion News Aug. 1

    Special services, musical performances and event coming up are area houses of worship:

  • Religion news July 25

    Special service, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship.

  • Religion news

    Services Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have a worship service at 7 p.m. June 6. There will be no service June 7.

  • Religion news May 2

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

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