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As storms have become more severe in many parts of the country and power outages more frequent, home generators have gone from luxury items to mainstream ones.

  • Art behind the scenes

    Curious art enthusiasts have been able to get a behind-the-scenes peek at where the magic happens for four years now, thanks to the annual Artist Studio Tour.

  • A dark and chili night ...

    Halloween celebrations, like Valentine’s Day parties, come in two flavors: “kid” and “grown-up.” The kids’ version features pint-sized Elsas and Minions scarfing candy corn and playing “pin the tail on the black cat,” while the adult version involves “Game of Thrones” costumes, potent cocktails, and whatever behavior evolves after that.

  • Treats don’t have to rot teeth

    It’s true. ... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

  • '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.

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.

Lauderdales: Dealing with moles

Every year I get many questions about moles in lawns. Many times moles are a problem because of development in mole habitat and the lawns we install are perfect feeding grounds for them.

  • Abby: Second job is too much

    Dear Abby: For the past year and a half, I have worked a full-time and a part-time job while attending school.

  • Hax: Handling boyfriend’s bromance

    Q I’m a 40-something woman living with a 30-something man.

  • Abby: Abuse causes shame

    Dear Abby: A couple of years ago, I was arrested for domestic violence against my wife. We are still married, but since then, I have become antisocial.

  • Abby: Bride’s friend hesitates to stand at wedding

    Dear Abby: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I’m honored, but I don’t know what to do.

  • Dr. K: No explaining yawns

    Q I get plenty of sleep. So why do I yawn all the time?A We all yawn frequently, more often in the early morning and late evening. Does it mean we’re tired? Bored?

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.

  • 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.

Arts datebook Oct. 31

Upcoming events in the Greenville area arts community:

  • Religion News Nov. 1

    ServicesAnderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road, Macclesfield, will observe its 111th church anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Go! Guide Oct. 31

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • After hours Oct. 31

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

  • Kids stuff calendar Oct. 28

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

  • Meeting place Oct. 26

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

Report card events Oct. 28

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

  • Roseleaf students win honors

    Roseleaf Academy students recently received several awards for artwork entered in competition at the Pitt County Fair.

  • School Menu Oct. 28

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday.

  • 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.  

Keeping Your Dog Happy And Heart Healthy

Keeping your canine companion happy and active means more than just good food, exercise and regular veterinary checkups. Caring for their cardiovascular health is of primary importance as well.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Oct. 26

    Meet our pets of the week, G.G. and Midnight. They can both be visited at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.

  • 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 at local shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • 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.

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.


A creepy Gyllenhaal is on the prowl

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler” — even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that unkempt hair tied into a greasy bun — is his smile.

  • Rhoades: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

    Think of it like “Memento” played in reverse — that is, in a normal time sequence. “Before I Go to Sleep” is a British mystery about amnesia starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

  • Movie Capsules Oct. 31

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

  • ‘Fury’ a barrage of heavy-handedness

    The relentless barrage of heavy-handedness in David Ayer’s World War II tank drama “Fury” begins immediately.

  • Movie Capsules Oct. 17

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

  • Movie Capsules Oct. 10

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

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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