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Love A Sea Turtle

When an 8-year-old came up with an idea for helping sea turtles, it was hard to predict how long it would last.

  • I wish I could ...

    The Daily Reflector asked a panel of Pitt County Schools students to fill in the blanks in this sentence:I wish I could ______ like ______. Here are their responses:“I wish I could fly like an eagle.”Aaliyah Ward, 2nd grade, Lakeforest Elementary School“I wish I could heal people like a doctor.”Camryn Insetta, 6th grade, Eppes Middle School“I wish I could run fast like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.”Michael Grant Bowens, 4th grade, W.H. Robinson“I wish I could cook like my mama.” Natalie Saldarriaga, 8th grade, St.

  • Go! Guide September

    TodayHistory hikeGoose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host History Hike at 10 a.m. today.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kita, a female orange and white tabby.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: large, gray male cat, “Harley,” Tucker Drive, 714-5485; spayed Boston terrier, missing one eye, “Star,” blue collar, rabies tag, Blackjack Grimesland Road, 814-8506; male brown and white pit bull, brown leather collar with rabies tag, “Nino Brown,” Turtle Creek and Arlington, 453-0274; female yellow Lab, “Bella,” Allen Place off Stantonsburg Road, 367-5080; spayed black and white Border collie, blue or pink collar, “Heidi,” David Nobles Road, Robersonville, 341-2733; neutered black and white cat, “Schnauzer,” Tuckahoe subdivision, 355-2044; neutered Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, “Bubba,” North Campus Crossing, 945-4969; male black and white pit bull, scar on back leg, black collar, “Lak,” N.C. 118, Vanceboro, near Pitt County line 229-0552; female blonde Chihuahua, “Fajita,” Lennon Street and Charles Boulevard, 508-322-8035; male white, brown and red Siberian Husky, “Blaze,” Old River Road, 361-8365.

  • Rosemond: Spoiled children ungrateful, depressed

    A father tells me that he tries to give his son, age 5 and an only child, everything he wants because he wants his son to be happy. But he’s not.

Outside potential

Justin Hardy is gone and the East Carolina offense took a big hit earlier this week with the loss of starting quarterback Kurt Benkert, but the annual constant that remains is the plethora of talent at receiver.

  • MacKenzie on wrong side of tie

    Sometimes, one silly stroke can make the difference over an entire season and Greenville native Will MacKenzie learned that last week when the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro.

  • FSU undecided on starting QB

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher might know who his starting quarterback will be, but he isn’t ready to make an announcement.

  • Bae, Day top leaderboard

    EDISON, N.J. — Ryan Palmer can’t imagine the emotions if wins The Barclays a week after his father died.

  • Conley edges Chargers

    LITTLEFIELD — D.H. Conley’s football team has emerged victorious in a pair of high-scoring shootouts this season, but coach Nate Conner is hopeful the Vikings won’t be required to keep putting up big numbers to win.

  • Roundup: Jags win big

    FARMVILLE — Farmville Central’s Week 1 loss to Kinston showed this year’s Jaguars team is still far from a finished product.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: ECVC's success, service

    East Carolina Vocational Center’s 50 years of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities is a milestone for the not-for-profit corporation and a lesson in success for other employers.

  • Letter: State Republicans failing

    Last week, thousands of students returned to public schools across Pitt County under a cloud of uncertainty.

  • Letter: Consider women's breast care

    Because our mind-set and our comfort in talking about women’s breasts have evolved, we’re now able to converse about much more.

  • Fitzsimon: More bad news

    The state budget is now 59 days late. That makes it the second latest two-year state budget since at least 1961 and probably ever.

  • Dowd: Trump, weird reality

    Some blondes have all the fun.As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond.

MacKenzie on wrong side of tie

Sometimes, one silly stroke can make the difference over an entire season and Greenville native Will MacKenzie learned that last week when the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro.

  • Storm: Make headlines fun again

    Oh, for the days of old-time newspapers.Last weekend, I happened across some online photographs of papers from the early part of the 20th century.

  • Rutledge: All thumbs

    My kids are all thumbs. Their mother and Verizon recently equipped all three of our teenage daughters with new iPhones.

  • Burns: Former player impresses

    Every now and then I will be somewhere and hear the words “Hey, Coach Bobby.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

  • Peele: PCC event Sept. 17

    Pitt Community College will hold its annual Foundation Fall Classic golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Greenville Country Club.

Officials: Medicaid reform on track

The state Legislature appears set to pass a budget that will commercialize the state’s Medicaid management system for physical and mental health services, a local health services management director told her board of directors Thursday.

  • Excitement grows as football nears

    Save the autumn reds, yellows and oranges for the mountains. Greenville residents paint it purple in the fall.

  • PCC notes: Annual leadership program

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will kick off the third year of its Community College Leadership Preparation Program on Sept. 9 with a panel presentation on academic support services.

  • ECU notes: Faculty convocation held

    Making progress on the establishment of two new schools, an enrollment of 30,000 students and the largest fundraising campaign in school history are among East Carolina University’s priorities for this academic year, according to Chancellor Steve Ballard.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHB 18 — 2015 Continuing Budget Authority (Concurrence Vote): Authorizes the Director of the Budget to continue expenditures for the operation of government at the level in effect on June 30, 2015, until Sept. 18, 2015.

  • Students displaced by water leak

    About 30 East Carolina University students living in a private apartment building near campus were temporarily displaced Saturday morning because of a water leak, a university official said.

DWI: Man nearly hits police car

A man with previous impaired driving convictions was charged again after he lost control of his car on Black Jack-Simpson Road and hit a tree, reports said.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on Aug. 24 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

  • Series: Red Oak to the rescue

    When Lynwood Stocks joined the Red Oak Fire Department in 1967, firefighters mostly fought fires.

  • Crime: Door locks stolen

    Police charged a 29-year-old man and 19-year-old man with stealing items apparently to secure their own property, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

  • Aug. 29 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 325 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 20-26.

  • Man faces domestic charges

    A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

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