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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).

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, Jan. 25

    Meet the Reflector Pet of the Week, Pickles. She's a 2-year-old Labrador mix that is currently at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

  • We here highly resolve — or not

    Just about a month into 2015 seemed like a good time to check in with the general population around Greenville to find out how they’ve been doing with that time-honored tradition: New Year’s resolutions.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pets for adoptions

    Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Jenkins, a medium-sized, young male Plott hound mix.

  • Meeting Place Jan. 25

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

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.

  • A grand victory for coach K

    NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand.

  • Champions land in Phoenix

    PHOENIX — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position.

  • Haas wins Humana

    LA QUINTA, Calif. — Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge.

  • Top 25: Cavs squeak by Hokies

    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run and No. 2 Virginia barely escaped a sold-out Cassell Coliseum with a 50-47 victory against Virginia Tech.

  • Some scoff at tennis friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of them getting their nails done before the Australian Open.

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: 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.

  • Letter: Wolf project raises question

    A recent news report announced that there are coyotes in every major city in the country. If we are not careful we will have both coyotes and wolves in Greenville.

  • Letter: Falling oil prices not Obama's

    In early November — thanks to new drilling operations, exploration, fracking, vast natural gas and oil finds, as well as the November 4th elections — Saudi Arabia began the OPEC fall of oil prices.

  • Dionne: Culture wars

    The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

  • Editorial: Prognosis for Brody needed

    East Carolina University administrators spent much of last year lobbying the State Legislature to reverse funding changes that have left the Brody School of Medicine at risk.

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.

Talent search kicks into gear

High-flying kicks to break boards and exhibitions of fast moving nunchuck tricks were displayed on Sunday by a martial arts group during a local talent search.

  • Board pushes upping county pay

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

  • Commissioners review budget issues

    Pitt County commissioners will get a first look at the budget issues they will deal with this spring during a workshop beginning at 8 a.m. today.

  • Council talks finances, term length

    On day two of its annual planning session, the Greenville City Council heard a financial update and discussed the budget and mayor and council terms.

  • John Paul II gets special-use permit

    A local Catholic high school has received a special-use permit to operate inside a church on 14th Street after a unanimous vote from the Greenville Board of Adjustment on Thursday.

  • Chamber honors men for citizenship

    The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce doubled up Saturday with two special recognitions of outstanding local citizenship and humanitarian work.

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.

  • Wrecks: One hurt in two-car crash

    A woman in a 2005 Jeep turned in front of another vehicle on Line Avenue last week, injuring one person and causing $15,100 damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Armed robberies investigated

    Police are investigating two armed robberies, including one in which a handgun was displayed, that occurred on Saturday at two local businesses, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Police: Attacks are unrelated

    Authorities investigating a pair of weekend assaults against two women said on Sunday that the incidents are not related.

  • Police investigating sexual assault

    A victim was transported to the hospital after a sexual assault occurred early Sunday morning, according to an East Carolina University alert.

  • DWI report: Man hits parked car

    A 31-year-old Winterville man was among motorists charged with driving while impaired recently after he was in a crash on Worthington Road, according to a review of court and law enforcement records.


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