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Giving pets a 'leg up'

LOS ANGELES — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.

ECU's Williams, Townsend shine

Junior college transfer Ian Townsend got his first taste of the East Carolina-North Carolina baseball rivalry on Tuesday, and he said he enjoyed multiple aspects of it — especially coming out on the winning side.

  • Wrigley Field turns 100

    CHICAGO — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

  • Emmert pushes governance system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.

  • Panthers release schedule

    CHARLOTTE — The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers will play three nationally-televised games and face six playoff teams from last season, the NFL announced Wednesday.

  • Bobcats fall into 0-2 hole

    MIAMI — LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

  • Pirates hold off Tar Heels

    For the second time this month, East Carolina beat an Atlantic Coast Conference team in baseball and set a new season high for fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

Speller: Candidates on cable access

Several candidates in the May 6 primary election have created programs on the local public access television channel.

  • Storm: Rethink that tweet

    When it came to dealing with irritating people, author Will Cuppy had a fail-proof system.

  • Hudson: Give Peeps a chance

    I’m a Peeps lover. There, I said it.I just can’t resist those cute, sugar-coated marshmallow chicks that hatch on store shelves every Easter season.

  • Rutledge: Value of a dime

    For about a year in the mid-1960s, my father decided that my older sister and I should learn something about the value of money.

  • Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

    My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Heroes welcome downtown

Two Pitt County art teachers spent much of their spring break emblazoning beloved superheroes on the wall of a local business, marking a spot they hope will inspire their students to read and learn.

  • District 9 candidates differ on education

    Education policy always has a prominent position in political races, especially this year following changes mandated by the Republican-led General Assembly that ended teacher tenure and created a voucher program for low-income families.

  • Early voting begins

    Early voting begins today, and Pitt County has seven sites for residents to cast ballots.

  • City addresses campaign signs

    Campaign signs once again are crowding the sides of streets in Greenville, and the city is sending a warning about improper placement.

  • City secures funds for GTAC project

    In what will be a nearly $8 million project, Greenville now will only be responsible for about 10 percent of the cost for construction of the Greenville Transportation Activity Center.

  • Three vie for district judge seat

    A district court judge seated in September by gubernatorial appointment will defend his place on the bench in the May 6 primary as two attorneys vie for the job.

Fire damages mobile home

Greenville Fire-Rescue officials said a trailer on fire Wednesday afternoon on Eastbend Drive was vacant, and no injuries were reported.

  • Man hurt after driver runs stop sign

    A man suffered serious injuries on April 15 after a driver ran a stop sign on U.S. 264 Alternate south of Farmville and hit his truck, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Crime: Cigarettes stolen in break-in

    Officials are investigating a break-in at a local convenience store on Wednesday morning, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • Domestic incident leads to fire

    Police are investigating an early-morning fire set on the porch of a Greenville residence as a domestic-related incident.The blaze began at 2:56 a.m.

  • Pills collected at take back event

    Law enforcement agencies will collect unwanted prescription pills Saturday at a Greenville CVS pharmacy to help decrease abuse of the substances.

  • Domestic incident sparks fire

    Police are investigating an early-morning fire set on the porch of a Greenville residence as a domestic-related incident. The blaze began about 2:56 a.m.

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