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'Mad scientist' chef ponders next steps

If the sky had been the limit, Wylie Dufresne says, he’d have become a professional baseball player.

  • Veteran a resourceful gardener

    Herbert Dail, 85, a Korean War veteran who is hard of hearing and legally blind, isn’t ready to give up enjoying life.

  • Indoor-outdoor furniture: a natural fit

    When designers say, “Bring the outdoors in!” they’re usually referring to plants.

  • Sesame Street Live at Minges

    The beginning of a new venture for the East Carolina athletics department will be marked by the arrival of a rotund, blue, cookie-munching monster and his friends.

  • Filmmaker tells chefs’ stories

    New YorkFilmmaker David Gelb, who directed the delectable “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” has landed back in the foodie world with a Netflix series covering the lives and cuisines of six top chefs.

  • Harpsichord maker goes for Baroque

    Ernest Miller, 70, of Chocowinity loves rock ’n’ roll as much as any guy from the Woodstock generation, but what really tunes his strings is Bach and Baroque.

Hot Dish: Tasteful Creations opens

Tasteful Creations Bakery has opened at 2739 E. 10th St., beside Wendy’s Flower Shop.Owner Tanya Manning baked her first cake in high school home economics class in Williamston.

  • Hot Dish: Coffee, doughnuts at Buzz

    Buzz Coffee House has opened at 1201 S. Charles Blvd., in the former location of Hwy. 55 restaurant beside Domino’s.

  • Hot Dish: Villa Verde coming

    The owners of Greenville’s popular Villa Verde food truck plan to open a restaurant to serve their Dominican specialties.

  • Hot Dish: Smallcakes opens

    A Winterville franchise of Smallcakes: A Cupcakery has opened in Community Square shopping center at 4054 S. Memorial Drive.

  • Hot Dish: It’s strawberry season!

    It’s strawberry season in eastern North Carolina!Briley’s Farm Market, 3171 Sunnyside Road, 754-5029.

  • Hot Dish: Finelli's Cafe closes

    Finelli’s Café has closed, but another locally owned Italian restaurant is slated to take its place at 511-G Red Banks Road.

Abby: Mom seeks detour to safety

Dear Abby: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, “Hayley.” They do anything to support us.

  • Kolasa: Theramine designed for pain

    Q I saw an ad for Theramine, a medical food for back pain. What is a medical food, and is this any good?

  • Abby: Friend too close for comfort

    Dear Abby: I’m in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years.

  • Dr. K: Treatment for premature ejaculation

    Q I’ve been experiencing premature ejaculation. What is the most effective way to treat this?

  • Abby: Young son longs for a father

    Dear Abby: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman.

  • Hax: More visits not in the cards

    Q My son knows that a card says a lot. Last year, my Mother’s Day card was just basic from my son, grandkids and daughter-in-law. I didn’t say anything.

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.

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.

  • Kids' stuff calendar, May 26

    Kid-friendlly event comin up in the Greenville area:

  • Meeting place May 24

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

  • Go! Guide May 22

    ToDAYGreenville GroovesLegendary Jazz singer Vanessa Rubin will perform at 5:30 p.m. today at the Town Common as part of the Greenville Grooves Music Festival.

  • Arts Datebook May 22

  • After hours May 22

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

Seven local students receive EC Scholars awards

Seven high school seniors from Pitt County are among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars program at East Carolina University.

  • Report Card events, May 26

    Pitt County SchoolsPitt County high school students will graduate June 10-12 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Graduation ceremonies are ticketed events.

  • Bullock selected to attend Summer Leaders Experience at West Point

    Benjamin Bullock, a junior at D.H. Conley High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at the West Point United States Military Academy’s Summer Leaders Experience, beginning this week.

  • Hall earns Girl Scout Gold Award

    Shannon Hall of Greenville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

  • Avery serves as page in N.C. House

    Kaitlin Avery of Winterville recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

  • Conley wins state FBLA honors

    D.H. Conley High School recently had members of the local Future Business Leaders of America Club compete in the FBLA State Conference and placed with 55 finalists.

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:

  • Pet Diabetes

    Pets, like humans, can get sick. These illnesses range from minor to severe. One of the most dangerous, but easily manageable conditions, is diabetes.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, May 17

    Meet Lucy, a 2-year-old Retriever mix that is listed as "Urgent" at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Lost and found, pet news

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

  • Keeping your exotic pet healthy: Ferrets

    When it comes to exotic pets like ferrets, there are many things to keep in mind.

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.


‘Tomorrowland’ tries too hard

There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.

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 May 2

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

  • Religion news April 25

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will host its annual women’s day at 11 a.m. May 3.

  • 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.

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