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Abby: Family conversation made difficult

Dear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country.

  • Abby: Day care operator needs timeout

    Dear Abby: My neighbor has a registered day care business, and every day I hear her screaming at young children and infants. They are all 4-year-olds and younger.

  • September Go! Family Guide

    TuesdayBoardwalk HikeGoose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host a free hike through a hardwood swamp at 10 a.m.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Aug. 31

    Meet our two pets of the week, Tuck and Riley.

  • 10 selected for Debutante Ball

    Ten area young women have been selected to participate in the 88th annual North Carolina Debutante Ball.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost pets and news from area animal shelters and rescue organizations. No found pets today:

Coaches hard on Hardy’s pass

No matter who is throwing the football for the East Carolina offense, they don’t get much leeway in terms of miscues, wobblers or dead ducks.

  • Seventh seed bounced from Open

    NEW YORK — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.She got her blood pressure checked.

  • Newton returns to practice

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton is back in pads — dramatically oversized pads.

  • UNC’s defense provides spark

    CHAPEL HILL — An offseason spent pushing the defense to force turnovers paid off in No. 23 North Carolina’s season-opening victory.

  • Kirk bags his biggest win

    NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

  • Summers: Entrance adds to game

    The East Carolina football parking shuttle steered through boisterous throngs of tailgating diehards on a sunlit Saturday evening in Greenville, their grill smoke, music and drink flowing in equal measures to create a happy pregame fog.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Lenker making the grade

    On the first anniversary of his appointment to lead Pitt County Schools, Superintendent Ethan Lenker received a report card of sorts, and the grades are good.

  • Letter: Assertions of racism wrong

    I started to write about Congress’ evil smear against President Barack Obama, but this moment deserves the following:This Brown/Wilson tragedy has brought lynch-mob responses like the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy did.

  • Letter: Veterans deserve immediate care

    I was happy that the U.S. House recognized the situation our veterans were in and that they needed immediate care.

  • Gannon: Economic incentives

    State lawmakers have returned home to their districts for good to campaign for re-election in November. Or have they?

  • N.C. Editorial: Protect waters

    Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration are making steps toward pushing Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash-storage ponds. But a lot more is needed.

Burns: Humans of Greenville

Anyone who has lived in the Greenville area for a while knows it has a rich and diverse population full of interesting people.

  • Clark: Toss sandwich at TV

    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan visited with editors here recently, sitting across the table and telling why she thinks she is the best choice to represent North Carolina in Washington.

  • Peele: Three tourneys on tap

    Three golf tournaments have been lined up for the coming weeks at area courses, including the Scales-Aldridge-Garner Memorial Golf Tournament, which is scheduled to be played at Greenville Country Club on Oct. 10.

  • Rutledge: Billy loves Patty Loveless

    Two years ago next month, I wrote in this space about my two wonderful neighbors George and Billy. It has been two years too long, as far as Billy is concerned.

  • Speller: A time for reflection

    Nifty, shifty, thrifty, guess who’s 50? Yes, me, as of today. I join my high school classmates and some other friends at becoming half a century old.

  • Storm: Flight leaves me feeling low

    My sister probably was expecting a more sentimental greeting.

VOA site changes may affect habitat

People traveling along Cherry Run Road in Beaufort County cannot help but look up.

  • Voucher ruling leaves families scrambling

    The day before NyQuan Nelson’s first day at a new school, his family received news that would stop him in his tracks and possibly change his plans for the next four years.

  • Mailbxes to be centralized

    Mailboxes in front of homes are beginning to be a thing of the past as the United States Postal Service works to cut costs.

  • Rescheduled Bond visit part of lecture series

    A lecture by activist and civil rights leader Julian Bond has been rescheduled at East Carolina University, and other speakers have been added for the 2014-25 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

  • Job effort focuses on second chances

    An initiative that helps former felons apply for jobs has gained a foothold in Greenville and other North Carolina cities, and advocates are hoping for a statewide expansion.

  • Recreation limited in north Pitt

    While there has been some progress in providing recreational opportunities north of the Tar River, residents of northern Pitt County communities say more is needed.

One dead in Labor Day wreck

GRIFTON — A 74-year-old man was killed when he pulled in front of a tractor-trailer Monday at N.C. 118 and Stokestown-St. Johns Road east of Grifton on Monday.

  • Crime: Deputies investigates assaults

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports Aug. 31-Sept. 1 with the following details and allegations:Assaults2000 block of Old River Road, noon Aug. 30; two 21-year-old women were assaulted at their home; no injuries reported; investigation continues.400 block of Quartz Drive, 9:18 p.m.

  • Update: One dead in Labor Day wreck

    A 74-year-old man was killed when he pulled in front of a tractor-trailer Monday at N.C. 118 and Stokestown-St. Johns Road east of Grifton Monday.

  • Crime: Man charged in robbery

    Pitt County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they said stole a television from a convenience store and then came back and robbed the store early Sunday morning.

  • Wrecks: Deputy cited in crash

    A Pitt County deputy was cited after he drove through an intersection with lights and siren activated and collided with another vehicle, a crash report said.

  • No suspects, arrests in shooting

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that deputies have not been able to identify suspects and have made no arrests after a shooting that injured two people Saturday morning.

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