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Abby: Parents doing doing adult son no favors

Dear Abby: Nine years ago I married a man who has a son from a previous marriage. “Eli” is now 26 and lives “on his own.” While he may live under a different roof than his parents, they support him financially.

Huskies overwhelm ECU

Connecticut brought its shooting touch to the gym on Super Bowl Sunday and posted nearly identical scores against East Carolina in the first and second halves of a comfortable 85-67 victory in Storrs, Conn.

  • Manning seals second title

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.A close second — he never has to lace ‘em up again.

  • Panthers bowled over

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

  • Pirates look to continue surge

    East Carolina’s basketball team ends a weeklong break today with a game against one of the hottest teams in the American Athletic Conference.

  • What can Brown do for ECU?

    There is a good chance that freshman Turner Brown is the starting shortstop for East Carolina to begin the baseball season Feb. 19 against Longwood in Greenville.

  • Pirates ease dental fears

    Three gentle giants helped ease some children’s fears about visiting the dentist at Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry on Friday morning.

NC Editiorial: Mental health reforms

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has commendably concentrated on mental health care and substance abuse with a task force focused on issues that have confused and challenged lawmakers for many years.

  • Godly: Tar River Legacy Plan

    There comes a time when a community must ask itself, “How will we make the leap from good to great?” For Greenville to take the next step forward, we must start leveraging our natural assets in a smarter fashion.

  • Letter: Thanks from Boys & Girls Clubs

    On Thursday, Jan. 14, the staff of the Boys & Girls Club on Fire Tower Road arrived at work to find that there had been a break-in.

  • Letter: Thinking about moving

    God help us all! What no one wants to talk about is corruption in America’s legal system.

  • Editorial: Boldly stem light running

    Traffic cameras, once used in Greenville until court battles made their use controversial statewide, should be restored to service here as quickly as possible, with stiffer fines levied on violators.

  • Letter: Voter ID solutions

    Here we go again with the “voter ID problem.” There are actually two problems.

Clark: Saluting racial pioneers

I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.

  • Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero

    In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

Top school workers put heart into job

Pitt County Schools recently announced its Classified Employees of the Year, a group of individuals who work behind the scenes to make schools run properly.

  • A story of success

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories celebrating Black History Month.

  • Board, commission attendance on council agenda

    Greenville’s City Council will discuss potentially reducing membership or altering the makeup of some of its boards and commissions at its meeting tonight.

  • Grifton School adjusts to gym closure

    GRIFTON — The gymnasium at Grifton School has been closed, leaving faculty and staff to find ways to keep the school running without the use of a crucial space.

  • Local fans proud of Panthers

    On Dec. 13, the Carolina Panthers shut out the Atlanta Falcons 38 to nothing. Two weeks later, they would lose by 7.

  • Dave Mirra fought a silent battle

    Dave Mirra was a fighter.

Officials: DWI arrests drop in 2015

The number of driving while impaired arrests made by law enforcement agencies in Greenville dropped 38 percent from 2014 to 2015, due in part to transportation alternatives and education efforts, officials said.

  • Anthony trial: Jury selection begins

    The trial of Antwan Andre Anthony is set to begin today, but it could be a month before prosecutors begin calling witnesses to testify.

  • Wrecks: Vehicles, pole damaged

    A driver struck a utility pole after colliding with another vehicle attempting to make a turn on Feb. 3, leaving two people injured and causing an estimated $16,000 in damages, according to the Greenville Police Department.

  • Apartment fire leaves 7 displaced

    Seven residents are displaced after a Sunday morning fire at a two-story apartment in Greenville, according to Greenville Fire-Rescue.

  • DWI: Man charged after wreck

    A 21-year-old Kinston man was among seven people arrested on impaired driving charges in Pitt County recently after he was involved in a T-bone wreck on South Memorial Drive and fled the scene, police reported.

  • Man faces charges for sex with minor

    Greenville police have arrested a man on charges of having sex with a minor.


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