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Kid Stuff calendar Jan. 27

Kid friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Report card events Jan. 27

    Pitt County Schools Report cards will be issued Monday for public school students. Arendell Parrott A Junior Beta Club induction will be held at 10 a.m.

  • School Menu Jan. 27

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday:

  • Abby: Woman not attracted to dream man

    Dear Abby: I am considered to be a quite attractive — easily a nine or a 10 — professional dancer here in Las Vegas.

  • The Dos and Don’ts Of Caring For Your Pet Guinea Pig

    Social by nature, with gentle temperaments and few needs, guinea pigs make excellent pets.

  • Abby: Dad wants to wear slippers

    Dear Abby: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren).

Tejada’s transition

Expectations were great for Lance Tejada’s freshman season.The East Carolina rookie point guard was an ESPN top 100 recruit coming out of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla.

  • Palumbo balancing responsibilities

    Jeff Palumbo was familiar with Greenville and East Carolina baseball prior to taking over as the Pirates’ recruiting coordinator on July 1.

  • UNC 7-1 in ACC

    CHAPEL HILL — Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

  • Super Bowl city reeling financially

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Millions of people will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game.

  • No changes to NASCAR format

    CHARLOTTE — NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans.

  • ECU lends helping hands

    Members of the East Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams spent part of their Sunday afternoon sharing their hoops knowledge with some young local players.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: City's tax talk encouraging

    The Greenville City Council, during its annual planning session Saturday, directed city staff to draft a 2015-16 budget without a controversial penny hastily added to the tax rate last summer.

  • Letter: Cuba embargo outdated

    I concur with President Obama that the time is overdue to lift the trade embargo against Cuba, which has been in place since the end of the Eisenhower Administration.

  • Letter: Islam parallels civil rights

    “A white has no superiority over a black, nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.” This statement was made some 1,400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Tillis: Offshore exploration needed

    When I ran for the U.S. Senate last year, I promised North Carolinians I would fight for common-sense policies that create opportunities for hardworking taxpayers.

  • N.C. Editorial: 2016 GOP agenda

    President Obama pulled off quite the stunt in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night: He helped the middle class by offering a dead-on-arrival plan to help the middle class.

Burns: Statuary rich, Aycock and all

As ECU continued the debate about renaming Aycock Hall, I had the opportunity last week to visit Washington, D.C., and see the statue of the dorm’s namesake in the Capitol building.

  • Storm: Tot fever rules suggestible mind

    A photo, a smell, sometimes even a few words. Ah, the things that can influence the suggestible mind.

  • Peele: seminar at Cypress Landing

    The Carolinas Golf Association will once again hold a series of USGA Rules of Golf seminars throughout the Carolinas this year, the 39th straight year the CGA has done so.

  • Rutledge: Old enough for Myrtle Beach

    I spent last weekend in Myrtle Beach, the vacation destination of my youth.

  • Speller: King legacy is to serve others

    Our community and those throughout the country will celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., today with parades, marches, speeches and other programs.

  • Clark: Memories just a song away

    Since it’s been 50 years since my last talent show, I have decided not to enter the Down East Talent Search, a new fundraiser for ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series.

Board pushes upping county pay

Pitt County commissioners directed staff to prioritize merit pay increases and improvements to the emergency radio and paging system when they begin writing the 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

  • Aycock forum draws mixed opinions

    East Carolina University officials on Monday held the first of two forums on the possibility of renaming Aycock Residence Hall.

  • Friends recall lawyer's dedication

    Judge Randy Doub was remembered as a man dedicated to helping the community and helping people struggling to repair their finances, said two friends and former colleagues.

  • Time short for Human Relations awards

    Wednesday is the deadline to submit nominations for the Greenville Human Relations Council awards.

  • Mayor joins Google fiber discussions

    Municipal leaders across the state, including Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas, have been invited to an event hosted by Google this week expected to include news about its fiber Internet service.

  • Bond priorities discussed

    The Greenville City Council covered a long list of topics during its two-day planning session last weekend, including a potential bond referendum that could go before voters this November.

Testimony begins in Langley trial

The alleged driver in a September shooting told a jury Monday his friend reached across him to fire several shots at a witness in an earlier killing.

  • Crime: Riding mower, trailer stolen

    Property valued at $8,000 was discovered missing on Saturday from a home in northern Pitt County, a sheriff’s office case report said.

  • Ex-state lawmaker pleads guilty

    A former North Carolina lawmaker who was convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and faced a retrial next month on two counts has pleaded guilty to a single count.

  • Man gets prison for sex crimes

    An Ayden man was sentenced to 83-160 months in prison after pleading guilty in Pitt County Superior Court on Monday to a sexual offense charge involving his daughterMelvin Wayne Byrd, 37, of 3030 N.C. 102 East was arrested on Jan. 11, 2012, and charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense and incest.

  • Jury seated for shooting suspect

    The prosecution and defense have made their opening statements and by 3 p .m. three witnesses have testified in the trail of a man already convicted once in the shooting death of popular Greenville figure.

  • Man sentenced in sex crimes

    An Ayden man was sentenced to 83-160 months in prison after pleading guilty in Pitt County Superior Court today to charges related to sexual offenses involving a young family member.


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