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Kolasa: Women for Women supports programs

Q Can you tell your readers how thankful we are that Women for Women of Pitt County supports food and nutrition education and programs for women and their families in Pitt County? — C.K., GreenvilleA In late April you might notice the ads for the Women for Women Power of the Purse luncheon.

  • Mushrooms for the Super Bowl?

    Anybody who has kids will appreciate this milestone. My daughter ate an entire mushroom for the first time the other day!

  • Burritos as a Super Bowl finger food

    There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese.

  • Abby: Husband wants to spice it up

    Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for quite a while, and our intimate life became monotonous and unimaginative a long time ago.

  • Dr. K: Heart attack recovery time

    Q I am 59 years old. I recently came home after being hospitalized for five days for a mild heart attack.

  • Farmville Middle School names winners of annual science fair

    Farmville Middle School recently announced its 2014-15 science fair winners.

Memphis up next for ECU

To end January in winning fashion, the East Carolina men’s basketball team will have to win at a place it has never won against a team it has beaten only once in 15 tries.

  • No. 2 UConn awaits ECU women

    After a lackluster second half on Saturday stopped the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s winning streak at four games, ECU coach Heather Macy was able to pinpoint what went wrong for the Pirates and what needed to be fixed.

  • Lynch: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

    PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.“I’m here so I don’t get fined,” the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back constantly repeated for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day on Tuesday.

  • Woods tries to put focus on golf

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started.

  • Stewart returns with a swagger

    CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.

  • Pirates' top pitcher injured

    East Carolina baseball’s already-depleted active roster has taken more hits, including the loss of the team’s projected No. 1 starting pitcher for at least the Virginia series.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: County's brighter picture

    The Congressional Budget Office, according to The Wall Street Journal, estimates that the nation’s economic recovery will continue through at least the end of 2017.

  • Letter: Manadatory insurance hurtful

    As it turns out, mandatory health insurance, like all mandatory insurance, is actually for the benefit of the other guy.

  • Letter: Planning sessions show promise

    Greenville should benefit much from proposals offered at the City Council’s recent annual planning sessions.

  • Letter: Economic ignorance

    When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen.

  • Editorial: City's tax talk encouraging

    The Greenville City Council, during its annual planning session Saturday, directed city staff to draft a 2015-16 budget without a controversial penny hastily added to the tax rate last summer.

Burns: Statuary rich, Aycock and all

As ECU continued the debate about renaming Aycock Hall, I had the opportunity last week to visit Washington, D.C., and see the statue of the dorm’s namesake in the Capitol building.

  • Storm: Tot fever rules suggestible mind

    A photo, a smell, sometimes even a few words. Ah, the things that can influence the suggestible mind.

  • Peele: seminar at Cypress Landing

    The Carolinas Golf Association will once again hold a series of USGA Rules of Golf seminars throughout the Carolinas this year, the 39th straight year the CGA has done so.

  • Rutledge: Old enough for Myrtle Beach

    I spent last weekend in Myrtle Beach, the vacation destination of my youth.

  • Speller: King legacy is to serve others

    Our community and those throughout the country will celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., today with parades, marches, speeches and other programs.

  • Clark: Memories just a song away

    Since it’s been 50 years since my last talent show, I have decided not to enter the Down East Talent Search, a new fundraiser for ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series.

Blizzard has ripple effect on travel

The light snow that fell briefly in Greenville was no problem Tuesday for air travelers leaving the city, but those whose final destinations were in the Northeast got more familiar with Charlotte.

  • Gym, pickleball court pushed for county park

    Recreation advocates said a gymnasium, pickleball court and regulation-sized soccer fields are among the things they would like added to the county park on County Home Road.

  • Opinions divided on Aycock renaming

    Several dozen staff, faculty, alumni and students spoke at the second of two forums on the possibility of renaming a residence hall on campus, with participants split on their opinions about retaining the name or changing it.

  • City changes parking system

    The City of Greenville on Monday announced changes to the parking system downtown.

  • Belhaven and Vidant Health agree to new facility

    The Belhaven Town Council on Monday approved a memorandum to move forward with plans for Vidant Health System’s new multispecialty health care facility, Vidant officials said in a Tuesday news release.

  • Board pushes upping county pay

    Pitt County commissioners directed staff to prioritize merit pay increases and improvements to the emergency radio and paging system when they begin writing the 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

Jury recessed in Langley trial

Update: Judge W. Russell Duke recessed deliberations in the Willie Langley attempted murder trial until 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

  • Heroin wrapped in lottery tickets seized

    Task force officers seized 1,100 bags of heroin wrapped in New York lottery tickets and made one arrest after a monthlong investigation, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

  • Jury seated in fatal hit-and-run at Walmart

    A jury was seated Tuesday to hear the case against a Grimesland man charged in a fatal hit-and-run at a Greenville Walmart in 2013.

  • Police investigate robbery links

    From Wilson to Farmville to Greenville, police are linking a series of armed robberies.

  • Crime: Riding mower, trailer stolen

    Property valued at $8,000 was discovered missing on Saturday from a home in northern Pitt County, a sheriff’s office case report said.

  • Ex-state lawmaker pleads guilty

    A former North Carolina lawmaker who was convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and faced a retrial next month on two counts has pleaded guilty to a single count.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart