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A swingin’ Christmas

For 25 years, the Emerald City Big Band has used its big sound to spread Christmas cheer.

  • Go! Guide Dec. 12

    FridayFestival of TreesThe Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina will host its annual Festival of Trees at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd., during normal convention center hours through Dec. 23.

  • ‘Night at the Museum’ bids farewell to Williams

    Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt in the latest “Night at the Museum.” The movie, subtitled “Secret of the Tomb,” is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we’re still having fun, it’s time to move on — a narrative made only more poignant by Williams’s sudden and shocking death earlier this year.

  • Movie capsules Dec. 19

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • Rhoades: ‘Hobbit’ digs in for third installment

    Lately, we’ve seen book series stretched into extra movies, as a way of keeping ticket sales going.“Harry Potter” was the first film franchise to do this.

  • After hours Dec. 19

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

ECU ready for bowling season

Having already made a trek to Alabama last week to officially begin the nearly month-long buildup to the Jan. 3 Birmingham Bowl, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill said the South’s former Steel City is primed for the Pirates.

  • Rose boys upend Falcons

    WINTERVILLE — J.H. Rose’s boys’ basketball team knocked Pitt County and Eastern Carolina Conference rival South Central from the unbeaten ranks on Thursday night, but the Falcons probably feel like they knocked themselves down a notch as well.

  • Leonhardt ready to get cooking

    It was the idea of eventually working in a professional kitchen more than playing on the volleyball court that led Oakwood’s Cameron Leonhardt to Johnson and Wales.

  • Williams to get tougher on Heels

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says it’s time to get tougher on his team.

  • NFL: Harbaugh mum on reported offer

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

  • Judge rejects concussions deal

    CHICAGO — A federal judge rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as far too broad on Wednesday and ordered both sides to go back to the drawing board.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Targeting the Taliban

    The loss of life at a Pakistani school is unfathomable — at least 148 dead, most of them children.What kind of monsters target children?

  • Letter: Consider 'Lincoln' or 'Douglass'

    In the efforts to rename East Carolina University’s Aycock Hall by playing the race game and not remembering what Aycock did for Blacks while forgiving the tenor of the times in which he lived, consider this:Why not name the residence Abraham Lincoln Hall.

  • Letter: Report points back to 9/11

    The U.S. Senate report found that CIA torture of terror suspects produced fabricated intelligence and thwarted no plots.

  • Gannon: N.C. presidential politics

    An early poll suggests that North Carolina will again be a battleground state in the 2016 presidential race, especially if former First Lady Hillary Clinton ends up as the Democratic nominee.

  • Editorial: Medicaid high on list

    As the 2015 legislative session looms, officials with Vidant Health System and Brody School of Medicine are briefing state lawmakers on the health care agenda for eastern North Carolina.

Burns: Another day, more wrecks

I usually leave work late enough to avoid the nightly traffic backup between The Daily Reflector offices north of the river and my house in Greenville. That didn’t matter last week.

  • Storm: The allure of Christmas

    When I was growing up, there were few things more agonizing than waiting for Christmas to arrive.

  • Peele: Brook Valley owner profiled

    The new owner of Brook Valley Country Club, John McConnell, has been profiled in the winter issue of Carolinas Golf, the official publication of the Carolinas Golf Association.

  • Rutledge: Banana peeling slip

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who eat bananas and those who do not. I eat bananas.

  • Keith: My Christmas wish list

    My wife and I recently received the final drafts of our chidren’s letters to Santa Claus.

  • Clark: Another good ‘bird year’

    It’s been a good “bird” year as I have had special visits at the feeder; we’ve enjoyed bald eagle pictures in the paper; we’ve reported on rare birds in Beaufort County and today’s front page spotlights one of this region’s “winged” wonders.

New life for west Greenville properties

There are some rental properties on the market in west Greenville. That is not particularly new or special for the neighborhood, but their owner is both new and special.

  • Greenville Country Club closure likely

    Greenville Country Club is faced with insurmountable financial challenges and likely will close at the end of the year, a member said Thursday.

  • ECU trustees delay Aycock decision

    The East Carolina Board of Trustees voted to delay a decision to rename a residence hall on campus till February, with some members wanting more time to review materials and options while others took issue with possible violations of public meeting laws.

  • Community aids family after fire

    AYDEN ­— Last week Teresa Holden was in Walmart making a contribution to an angel tree to help children in need.

  • GUC board OKs pipe replacement

    Greenville Utilities’ Board of Commissioners has approved a $1.5 million budget to begin replacing cast iron water main pipes throughout the city.

  • House leader: Jobs on agenda

    There are many facets to job creation in North Carolina and the Speaker of the House designee plans to address a number of them when the General Assembly convenes next month.

Men arrested in home invasion

Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges connected to a home invasion at an apartment complex Tuesday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Man arrested for sex offense

    A Greenville man was arrested Wednesday for a sexual offense involving a juvenile, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Driver in fiery wreck dies

    A Raleigh man involved in a fiery crash near Grifton early Saturday morning died on Sunday after suffering from severe burns, the State Highway Patrol reported today.

  • Man charged with rapes

    A man already jailed for soliciting and exchanging photos of minors now is charged with statutory rape and sex offenses, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Crime: Man charged in copper theft

  • Four face trafficking charges

    The Greenville Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people it said are connected to the transportation of heroin from Wake County to Greenville.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart

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