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Artist plans Greenville treasure hunt

Just when all of the treasure hunting from Pirate Fest and Easter egg hunting has finished, a local artist is giving the Greenville community one more chance to do some detective work.

  • At-home mothers on the rise

    NEW YORK — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released last week.

  • Volunteers needed for running study

    Healthy volunteers are needed for an East Carolina University study of speed-related differences in running style.

  • Preparing for a fitness challenge

    DAYTON, Ohio — Warmer days bring many opportunities to be more active, including events such as volksmarches, 5Ks, half and full marathons.

  • Practitioner of laughs

    Bob Mankoff does more than like ping-pong. He is a man in efficient and focused motion as his paddle smacks each reply with the precision of a punch line. Bap.

  • CNN bringing back Bourdain’s hot series

    NEW YORK — Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he’s taken CNN itself.

Hot Dish: Ribeyes Steakhouse opens

Ribeyes Steakhouse has opened at 1909-A Fire Tower Road, the former location of The Daily Grind. The local restaurant is the 11th location of the North Carolina steak house chain.

  • Hot Dish: Fitzgerald’s joins scene

    The downtown Greenville dining scene will have a new entry this summer: Fitzgerald’s American Tavern with An Irish Twist.

  • Hot Dish: Basil’s taps N.C. beers

    As part of Basil’s “Eat Local. Drink Local.

  • Hot Dish: Show nominated for award

    A television program featuring an eastern North Carolina chef has been nominated for a prestigious 2014 James Beard Foundation Award.

  • Hot Dish: Chophouse open for lunch

    University Chophouse, 3130 Evans St., is reopening for lunch Thursday, and owner Tom Alsop said he decided to celebrate by slashing the prices on lunch fare for a limited time.

  • Hot Dish: La Fiesta returns

    La Fiesta, a Mexican restaurant that formerly operated in the university area, has returned to Greenville, and although it’s in a newly constructed strip mall, the menu will be familiar to former patrons.

Abby: Attitude needs to be smoothed

Dear Abby: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant.

Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Keith: Unraveling social media

    Along with the usual aches and pains, a sure sign that you’re getting older is when the trends of the day make absolutely no sense to you.

  • Hudson: It’s the little things

    I can’t get my electric car seat back in the proper position, and I feel as if the earth is wobbling on its axis.

  • Grizzard: Needing to ask forgiveness

    You would think that someone who is a few days shy of her 48th birthday would be a little old to find herself in the doghouse with her parents.

  • Keith: People say the darndest things

    My wife and I recently started compiling a list of some of the questions and comments from people about our 2-year-old twins, Addison and Brody.

  • Grizzard: Not hanging up on landline

    Call me old-fashioned, but even though all four members of our family have gotten cellphones, I have no plans to get rid of the landline.

Arts Datebook April 18

Art Avenue“Rumination & Cake,” a senior exhibition of sculpture by BFA candidate Rachael Troutman, continues through Tuesday with a reception from 6-9 p.m. today.

  • Go! Guide April 18

    TodayECU BaseballThe East Carolina University baseball team will host Middle Tennessee State University at Clark-LeClair Stadium today at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon.

  • After hours April 18

    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.

  • Kid stuff calendar April 15

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

  • Meeting place April 13

    AARP: Greenville AARP Chapter 2016 meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Council on Aging/Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road.

  • Religion News April 12

    ServicesAyden United Methodist Church, 309 W. Third St., Ayden, will have Maundy Thursday Communion service at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Chapter 4: Pancake’s Progress

The story so far: Pancake, an injured sea turtle, is rescued, treated and sent to a special sea turtle hospital to get well. At the hospital is a girl named Lolly. Lolly helps take care of Pancake.

  • ECU announces history day winners

    East Carolina University has announced the winners of the regional National History Day competition, held last week.

  • Report card events April 15

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

  • School Menu April 15

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday

  • Parrott Academy wins science honors

    Arendell Parrott Academy’s varsity and junior varsity Science Olympiad teams recently competed in their divisions at the regional tournament held at Lenoir Community College.

  • Rose students win DECA honors

    J.H. Rose High School’s DECA chapter recently brought home several honors from the state conference.

Expert care: The role a veterinary specialist plays

Unlike most human doctors who have a specific focus to treat a patient's specific need, veterinarians can take on many different roles as they guide pets from birth and throughout their life.

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.


‘Heaven Is for Real’ heartfelt but dull

Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including “Noah” and “Son of God,” “Heaven Is for Real” is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy’s account of his trip to heaven that’s likely to please the devout, but won’t entice religious cynics.

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.


It takes a village

Walter Strathy’s first memory of Christmas has almost nothing to do with the toys he got.

  • Religion news April 5

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a “Men of the Bible” service at 5 p.m. today.

  • Religion news March 15

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

  • Religion News Feb. 15

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have quarterly meeting, homecoming and family and friends day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion news Jan. 11

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will celebrate its church anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and at 11 a.m.

  • Watch Night Services

    Elijah’s Mantle Apostolic Ministries, 209 W. Ninth St., will have Watch Night services at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Pastors Otis and Joyce Allen will be guest speakers.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart