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Local runners ready for Boston

Every one of the 27,000 people expected to participate in this year’s Boston Marathon has a reason for making the 26-mile, 385-yard trek.

  • Can you rock a jumpsuit?

    NEW YORK — Awards nights are usually reserved for showstopping gowns, but it one swoop, Robin Wright resisted the norm in a backless Ralph Lauren custom jumpsuit done in ivory as a contemporary take on the lady tuxedo.

  • Memphis Group tops furniture fair

    MILAN — The Memphis Group, a postmodern design movement that launched at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1981, was back to permeate this year’s fair, not just with its acid colors and fanciful squiggles but with its pervasive search for clarity between the artistic and commercial.

  • John Lithgow on stage tonight

    In a storied acting career that has spanned more than 40 years and included countless roles in live theater, television and film, John Lithgow has only one project that is based on his own, real life experience.

  • Bruised beets and pineapple peels

    New York What’s for dinner?

  • Fitness, fellowship, faith

    Shortly after sunrise on a Saturday, there is cheering outside an empty ball field at Boyd Lee Park. Nineteen guys have warmed up, but there is no opposing team.

Hot Dish: Great Harvest Bread Co.

The Greenville location of Great Harvest Bread Co. opened Friday and owners say the location set a company record for opening day sandwich sales.

  • Hot Dish: Comfort food brunch

    Brunch at Villedge Wood-Fired Kitchen and Bar, the restaurant in the Hilton Greenville at 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd., features a New South interpretation of traditional favorites.

  • Hot Dish: Easter buffets

    A number of local restaurants have planned Easter buffets on Sunday.

  • Hot Dish: Nestle Toll House Cafe

    Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies may be the signature item at the local franchise of Nestlé Toll House Café at Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., but that’s not all that the café offers.

  • Hot Dish: St. Patrick’s Day plans

    Local restaurants have planned events commemorating St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday.

  • 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.

Rosemond: Parents who mean business

Q Why is it that no consequence seems to work for long, if at all, with my very strong-willed 7-year-old daughter?

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.

Kids’ Stuff calendar, April 14

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

  • Religion News April 18

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have installation services for Pastor Malcom Emmanuel Lewis at 2 p.m. today and 4 p.m.

  • Go! Guide March 17

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • Arts datebook April 17

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts community:  

  • After hours April 17

    Live music performances at Greenville-area clubs and venues:  

  • Meeting place April 12

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

Report Card events, April 14

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

VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, April 19

Meet the Reflector Pet of the Week, Marley! He's a 5-year-old terrier mix at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Pudgy pets pose problems for vets

    Recent statistics show that more than half of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese.

  • 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 ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kailey, a medium-sized, young female tan and white retriever mix.

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.


‘Child 44’ feels like 40 movies

The best-selling novel “Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.

  • Movie capsules April 17

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • ‘The Longest Ride’ tells 2 love stories

    Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance.

  • Movie Capsules April 10

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

  • Movie Capsules April 3

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

  • ‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action

    Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.

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.


Faithful begin season of Lent

Christians across Greenville started the Lenten season by filling local churches during Ash Wednesday services.

  • Religion News April 18

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have installation services for Pastor Malcom Emmanuel Lewis at 2 p.m. today and 4 p.m.

  • Religion news April 4

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have a youth and young adult day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Religion news March 28

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have a youth and young adult Sunday at 11 a.m. April 5.

  • Religion News March 21

    Services Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2972 Black Jack-Simpson Road, will have Maundy Thursday services at 4 p.m. April 2.

  • Religion News Feb. 21

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

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