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Gifts you can use – and use up

The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don’t really want more stuff?

  • Lauderdale: Selecting a Christmas tree

    Thanksgiving weekend is the official beginning of Christmas tree retailing. Growers have been hard at work all year to produce the best trees for our homes.

  • Religion News Nov. 29

    ServicesAyden First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4049 N.E. College St., Ayden, will host the Rev. Jim Forehand of Kinston at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

  • Abby: Addict must fight battle

    Dear Abby: I am a former drama queen and addict now enjoying long-term sobriety, or trying to. What’s missing in my life is my family.

  • ECU holiday sale the same, different

    The East Carolina School of Art and Design’s annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale features a lot of the same things every year.

  • Go! Guide Nov. 28

    Fun events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area:

Jags ousted in 3rd round

Farmville Central’s football team traveled to Elizabethtown last Friday night and knocked off top-seeded East Bladen in the second round of the 2-A playoffs.

  • No. 5 Heels beat Gators

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night.

  • Herd suffers 1st loss

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes, the last in overtime to Jared Dangerfield followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal that lifted Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 Friday.

  • UNC, State meet for 104th time

    CHAPEL HILL — Both North Carolina and North Carolina State shook free from a rough midseason stretch to become bowl eligible.

  • Pirates head to Tulsa

    East Carolina football is bent on a second straight 10-3 season, but to have a chance the Pirates will have to solve their recent road riddles tonight in Tulsa, Okla.

  • Pirate women suffer first loss

    FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island — Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as No. 22 Syracuse women beat East Carolina 69-58 and advanced to today’s championship in the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam.

Reflector editorial cartoons

The Daily Reflector will feature political cartoons from in-house artist Dave Irwin on each Sunday's editorial page.

  • Nov. 29 Darts & Laurels

    Dart — To the ECU Board of Trustees’ decision to keep a sentence in its facility naming policy that attempts to hijack the discretion and judgment of future boards.

  • Campbell: Back over the river and through the woods

    “Over the river and through the woods” is the song that conjures up fond memories of holiday trips to celebrate with loved ones.

  • National editorial: Ferguson fallout

    Tweets and Facebook posts, 30-second TV clips and lengthy newspaper articles have flooded the country since a white police officer shot and killed a young black man, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9, but observers, reporters and pundits could not do what a panel of citizens did in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Letter: GOP must rescue nation

    Godless “transformation” of our nation by President Obama’s Democratic regime has brought our nation to the brink of destruction.

  • Letter: Movie raises theology question

    I recently went to see the movie “Left Behind.” I much enjoyed it. It was full of interesting characters, action and suspense, and a fascinating plot.

Gannon: House speaker's job tough

Raleigh If you put 73 people in a room and they come out fully “united,” that’s a brainwashed cult.

  • Burns: Immigration is who we are

    Most Americans know about the Pilgrims and their voyage in 1620 on the Mayflower. Our Thanksgiving celebrations this week are rooted in their story.

  • Summers: All eyes on Hardy

    The college football universe scrambled to keep pace, to find No. 2 on every play.“Is that him out on the left flank? No, no, he’s in the slot.

  • Clark: One dig Woods couldn’t let slide

    Long and loud complaints often hide the real things down deep that most hurt or anger us.

  • Peele: Hendrix signs with UNCG

    Bryce Hendrix, a four-year letterman on the D.H. Conley boys’ golf team, has signed a grant-in-aid with UNC Greensboro.

  • Rutledge: Old cars, beautiful women

    If not for the early influence of my friend Paul Lockhart, I might never have considered myself capable of repairing my own car.

Girl gets new prosthetic leg

Fourteen-year-old Hiba Shahin never had the chance to run, jump or play, but that soon will change.

  • Novels nearing their end

    Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead — Gene Fowler, journalist, author and dramatist.

  • Local business take spotlight

    Greenville is encouraging citizens to shop local this holiday weekend to benefit the community.

  • A life-saving bond

    They had never met before, but already they had a lifesaving bond.

  • Sheriff’s office distributes meals

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office with help from a local restaurant on Wednesday distributed meals to about 55 residents who participate in the Senior Check program.

  • Shoppers gobble up holiday savings

    Businesses are opening earlier every year, with the Christmas and gift-giving season encroaching on the Thanksgiving holiday, though many customers said it is worth it for those special deals.

Suspicious fire investigated

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what it called a “suspicious fire” Thursday morning northwest of Greenville.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 360 fire and EMS calls from Nov. 20-26.

  • Crime: Pitt County deputy injured

    A Pitt County deputy received injuries while on the job earlier this week.

  • Trooper wins Samaritan Award

    A State Highway Patrol trooper from Greenville has won a Samaritan Service Award for helping save the life of a volunteer at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament in Pinehurst.

  • Deputy wins commendation award

    Adrenaline, instinct and training helped a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrest a violent suspect earlier this year, even though both of his shoulders were dislocated.

  • Don't get burned: Fry safely

    A demonstration on how not to use a turkey fryer was so dangerous Wednesday that the firefighter who did it stood behind a safety wall wearing full turnout gear.

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