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Abby: Readers take Abby to task

Dear Abby: Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive.

  • Program gives disabled opportunities

    First, there’s art, then P.E. and foods, followed by wood shop, music and science.

  • Lost and Found pets

    Lost and found pets:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Meeting place Sept. 14

    Meeting times, dates and places for area civic, social and community groups.

  • Star-Spangled anniversary

    Baltimore This week marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops: massive fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city’s Inner Harbor.

Summers: Williamses leave mark

BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

  • NFL: Griffin dislocates ankle

    LANDOVER, Md. — Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in.

  • Gamble pays off for Keselowski

    JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

  • Panthers lock up Lions

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game.

  • Horschel becomes $10 million man

    ATLANTA — Three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.

  • Top 25: Gamecocks upset Georgia

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina’s maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • N.C. Editorial: Roll credits

    It looks like one of our state legislature’s new policies is going to lead to a significant increase in an important and creative industry.

  • Letter: Tillis says 'no' to working poor

    Most of us conservatives strongly believe that we should get back from the U.S. government a fair share of the funds we send there.

  • Letter: Remembering Sept. 11

    Sept. 11 is a date in our lives which is part of our history along with Pearl Harbor, D-Day and many other dates when the people of this great country once again came together as a nation.

  • Letter: Look closely at campaign ads

    Just a word of advice to those who see a Kay Hagan ad on TV: Look at the writing at the bottom of the end of the ad. It will show you who paid for that ad.

  • Dionne: Can Congress be responsible?

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud.

Burns: Day seized at lighthouse

Life is so busy for my family and me that it seems nearly impossible sometimes for us to spend any quality time together.

  • Summers: Williamses leave mark

    BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

  • Clark: A conservation dilemma

    The closest most of us get to saving a species is the distance between our hands and our wallets.

  • Peele: Tourneys benefit Foundation

    A joint effort by Washington Yacht and Country Club and Cypress Landing Golf Club resulted in a nearly $70,000 donation to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center Foundation last weekend.

  • Rutledge: Careless young drivers

    After I shouted down the young man in a jeep who nearly forced my dog and me into a ditch during our morning jog around the neighborhood, I had to smile at how much I sounded like my father.

  • Speller: Marine walks in new shoes

    Even as a young boy, my stepson was particular about his shoes. Pearless Lee Speller III, affectionately called PL, was 4 when I first met him.

County fair gets reboot

Celebrating 95 years, the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair will begin on Tuesday this year offering new food, games and rides.

  • Tour highlights judicial races

    Two state officials seeking judicial seats this fall made their way to Greenville on Saturday afternoon to help spread the word about their races and how important the positions are to the state.

  • ECU enrollment rises

    East Carolina University released its preliminary census numbers for the fall semester, and while undergraduate enrollment and transfers have increased, graduate enrollment continues to decrease.

  • Woman gives foster children voice

    Sitting together with a group of Honors College students at ECU’s West End Dining Hall, featured speaker Danielle Gletow is practically indistinguishable from the undergraduates.

  • Local event taps into global discussion

    From how light and noise affect health to obesity, East Carolina University on Saturday joined in worldwide discussions about ways to improve and innovate the health care industry.

  • Bar to consider lawyer's fate

    A Greenville attorney who is running for a district court judge seat is scheduled to appear before the N.C. State Bar for a disciplinary hearing this week after the Bar concluded he violated its Rules of Professional Conduct more than 30 times.

Man arrested for sex offense

A Grimesland man charged with a second-degree sex offense was arrested Sunday, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Sheriff's office warns of scam

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving a phone call in which people are advised to purchase a card to avoid being arrested, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Wrecks: Three-vehicle crash

    A driver who failed to see another vehicle and continued through a stop sign caused a three-vehicle wreck with $29,000 in damages that left one person injured, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • DWI report: Man charged, car seized

    The State Highway Patrol charged a 25-year-old Greenville man with driving while impaired and seized the 2010 Nissan Maxima he was driving because he was driving with a revoked license.

  • Crime: Household items stolen

    More than $200 worth of household items were stolen from a home outside of Greenville, according to reports.

  • Crime: Deputies hunt thieves

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released images of a stolen trailer that thieves used in the theft of lawn mowing equipment valued at $18,500 from an Ayden business.

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