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Hot Dish: Justine's Cafe in Ayden

Justine’s Cafe has opened at 495 Second St. in Ayden. 
The homey cafe serves a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, with a dinner special nightly.

Tar Heels held off

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.

  • Roundup: Perfect tourney for SC

    WINTERVILLE — South Central has struggled at times on the baseball diamond this season but Falcon skipper Robert “Peanut“ Langston hopes that will change after what he saw in the Pitt County Classic.

  • Injuries a concern for ’Cats

    MIAMI — LeBron James grabbed a basketball off a rack as he left the practice court Tuesday, then turned and took a 40-footer without so much as jumping.Swish.

  • QB wants more ownership of offense

    CHARLOTTE — Quarterback Cam Newton plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers’ offense without his top four receivers from last season.

  • Roundup: Bowen throws no-hitter

    LITTLEFIELD — Connor Bowen was so brilliant on Monday afternoon, he was understandably a little disappointed to throw a no-hitter.

  • ODU bests Pirates, 5-3

    An important week for East Carolina’s baseball team began on a sour note on Monday evening 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.

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.

  • Youth celebrate Earth Day

    WINTERVILLE — Employees at area businesses celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, not only by beautifying the area around the Jack Minges Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, but also teaching club members about taking care of the environment.

  • Kids get a shot at creativity

    Children with cancer will have a shot at self-expression thanks to a newly funded photography course offered through a local arts council.

  • Golf tournament fights cancer

    When Chris Carter was a 15-year-old in high school, he found out he had cancer in his chest and had his ribs replaced with mesh.

  • Legislator rebuts challenger

    Legislative redistricting following the 2010 Census gave Pitt County a veteran legislator who was a newcomer to the community. Rep.

  • Robotics team builds on success

    A group of 38 high school students is not wasting a moment of spring break, hoping to win big on an international playing field for their robotic creation.

Police seize Molly, pot

Officials seized drugs valued at $201,000 from the home of a Raleigh man arrested last week during a traffic stop in Greenville, police announced Tuesday.

  • Crime: Teen shot in leg

    A teenager was shot in the leg at 11:40 p.m. on Monday outside of a Pitt Street convenience store, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • Student in robbery not hit

    East Carolina University police still are searching for three men who robbed a student on campus early Saturday but have determined no weapon was used in the crime.

  • Crime: Two rob convenience store

    Greenville police are on the hunt for two men who entered a convenience store on Sunday and robbed a clerk at gunpoint.

  • Suspect sought in vandalism

    Greenville police are searching for a man suspected of puncturing the tires of several vehicles outside a restaurant and visiting other area businesses, where he knocked books off shelves, turned over a shoe display and smashed out windows.

  • New charges in shooting death

    A Greenville man charged with three counts of attempted murder was with the man who was shot to death in an April 5 drug deal that went bad, police said Sunday.

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