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Local restaurant: The Seahorse

By on June 20, 2017

You’d expect a restaurant named The Seahorse to specialize in surf and turf, and it does. The restaurant in Greenville’s medical district serves steaks and a wide variety of seafood, but it’s also known for its express lunch hot food

Product alert: R-22 Refrigerant Phase-out and What It Means For You

By on June 5, 2017

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, R-22 Freon is due to be phased out completely by the year 2020. Freon is the chemical cooling agent used in heating and air conditioning to transfer heat from one area to another. R-22

Which uses less water, washing dishes by hand or running the dishwasher?

By on June 1, 2017

Running the dishwasher uses less water! Cleaning dirty dishes in a dishwasher can save you up to 5,000 gallons of water and $40 in utility costs each year over hand washing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program.

Chico’s has served Greenville Mexican food for more than 30 years

By on May 30, 2017

Chico’s Mexican Restaurant, 521 Cotanche St., introduced full-service authentic Mexican food and margaritas to Greenville, NC, in 1983, and the downtown eatery is still serving up south-of-the-border specialties 34 years later. Founders Juan Martinez and Bill Alston searched from Virginia

True or false: You should leave the ceiling fan running to keep the room cool, even if you are not there.

By on May 23, 2017

False. Unlike air conditioners, fans do not cool the air. Fans cool your skin. So if you aren’t in the room, there is no need to leave the fan running. It will just waste electricity. The motorized blades of the

Parker’s Barbecue is a family tradition

By on May 16, 2017

Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue is a Pitt County specialty, and the Parker family has been serving it up at Parker’s Barbecue Restaurant in Greenville, NC, for nearly 50 years. You can get a great barbecue sandwich here — smoky

DIY: Easy Easter Bunny Wreath

By on April 15, 2017

Easter Bunny Wreath Supplies from crafts store: Styrofoam floral ring Easter Bunny ears headband 3 or 4 white feather boas Hot glue gun Directions: 1. Stretch out the headband and use hot glue to attach the Easter bunny ears across

5 steps (and 1 ingredient) for a clean washing machine

By on April 13, 2017

You use your washing machine to clean your clothes — but do you clean your washing machine? Soap reside and minerals can build up inside, leaving clothes feeling less than clean. It’s a good idea to clean your washing machine

What to do if your toilet overflows

By on April 6, 2017

1. Open the toilet tank and push the flapper down to stop any more water from entering the tank. (Or locate the water shut-off valve just behind the toilet base and turn the handle on the valve clockwise until the

To flush or not to flush …

By on March 17, 2017

There are three things — and three things only — that should be flushed down the toilet. No. 1 (pee), No. 2 (poop) and toilet paper. That’s it. But … No. Nothing else, even if the packaging says that it’s