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Holiday picture books for kids

NEW YORK — Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book.

  • Fresh ways to dress mashed potatoes

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing.

  • Turn turkey leftovers into a salad

    When I was a child, my grandmother used to roast up two enormous turkeys at the holidays.

  • Deliciously simple green beans

    Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought.

  • Think beyond canned pumpkin pies

    Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables — canned pumpkin. Yes, canned, because that's how 99 percent of us get our pumpkin.

  • Happy cows and customers

    Owners of a local creamery said the business will help families get reacquainted with the farm and the process of creating natural products.

Hot Dish: Corleone’s cuisine

Corleone’s Exquisite Dining has opened for dinner at 206 S.W. Greenville Blvd., the former location of Yerbabuena Latin Cuisine.

  • Hot Dish: Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

    A number of local restaurants will be open on Thanksgving Day, many of them serving up turkey and all the fixin’s.

  • Hot Dish: Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight

    Here’s what’s going on in area restaurant news:Tipsy TeapotWith a change in ownership, The Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight, 409 Evans St., has made some menu changes, adding some new items without taking away the fresh, light fare patrons have embraced.

  • Hot Dish: 501 Fresh offers salads, more

    A new lunch spot, 501 Fresh, has opened at 501 S. Evans St. in downtown Greenville.

  • 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.

Dr. K: Eggs aren’t cholesterol culprit

Q I hope you can answer this question once and for all: Are eggs bad for your health or not?

Hudson: Fall speaks to Southerners

Southerners love fall.A smart man by the name of James Farmer said, “Fall is a Southerner’s reward for surviving summer.” I agree.

  • Keith: Get mooving: No rest for weary

    My wife, Jenny, and our 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, recently have developed quite the green thumb ... sort of.

  • Grizzard: Steele tops list

    At age 85, Barbara Walters announced last week that although she has retired, she has not said goodbye to celebrity interviews.

  • 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.

Go! Guide Nov. 21

Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Kid Stuff Calendar Nov. 25

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

  • Meeting place Nov. 23

    Meeting times, dates and places for area civic, social and community groups. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, some groups may alter regular meeting schedules. Call for information:

  • Religion news Nov. 22

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

  • Arts Datebook Nov. 21

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

  • After hours Nov. 21

    Live music performances and entertainment coming up at area night clubs and other venues:

Conley wins awards

The theater department at D.H. Conley High School recently brought home honors from the 2014 North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival.

  • School Menu Nov. 25

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday:  

  • Report Card events Nov. 25

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

  • Report Card Events Nov. 18

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

  • School menu Nov. 18

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday:

  • South Central announces award winners

    Nineteen South Central High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievements on the college-level Advanced Placement program exams.

Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • How To Set Up a Fish Tank

    Owning a fish tank is a fun and entertaining experience for people of all ages.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Nov. 16

    Meet our Reflector pets of the week, KiKi and Leonard! Both are at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.

  • Pets for adoption

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

  • Lost and Found, pet news

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

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.


Rhoades: Lawrence returns for another ‘Hunger Games’

Taking a lesson from the “Harry Potter” films, which split the last book into two parts in order to squeeze a few more bucks out of the franchise, “The Hunger Games” has divided the third book into two movies.“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” continues the adventures of Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence), a young girl forced to compete in the so-called Hunger Games, a dystopian to-the-death Outward Bound gladiator tournament.

  • Movie Capsules Nov. 21

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

  • Rhoades: ‘Dumber To’ lives up to title

    Back in 1994, the Farrelly brothers made a silly movie called “Dumb and Dumber,” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as two idiots who set out on a cross-country trip to return a briefcase filled with money to its rightful owner.

  • Mbatha-Raw a star in ‘Beyond the Lights’

    This is turning into a very good year for Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

  • In ‘Big Hero 6,’ Disney does Marvel

    As the Disney-Marvel mash-up “Big Hero 6” moves toward its big-action finale, the images will look strikingly familiar. A supervillain wreaks havoc.

  • Rhoades: ‘Interstellar’ gets spacey

    Director Christopher Nolan (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) must have read Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, as well as binge-watching Morgan Freeman’s “Through the Wormhole” TV documentary, before sitting down with his brother Jonathan to co-write the screenplay for his latest movie, a science fiction blockbuster called “Interstellar.”

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 Nov. 22

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

  • Religion News Nov. 8

    Special services, musical performance and meetings at area houses of worship: Services Brown’s Chapel Holiness Church, 2260 N.C. 33 West, will host Elder Eddie Tyson for missionary and youth day at 11:30 a.m.

  • 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.

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