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Cereal, hot coffee are early-rising houseguest needs

Dear Abby: A family member, “Bill,” likes to come visit in the afternoons and, because he’s not comfortable driving in the dark, he always plans to stay overnight.

  • Abby: Husband’s secret texting puts his wife on high alert

    Dear Abby: I was recently told by a friend that my husband had sent her texts of an inappropriate and sexual nature.

  • Hot Dish: Crossbones Tavern opens

    Crossbones Tavern has opened at 114 E. Fifth St., the former location of Peasant’s Pub, with a bright new look, concept and menu.

  • Kolasa: Gluten-free not for everyone

    Q I don’t have an allergy to gluten, but can eating a gluten-free diet help improve other diseases? — N.L., Greenville

  • Accounting for taste

    Flaking a bite onto his fork, John McQuaid took in the sight of the whole rockfish before him, its eyeballs, fins and tail visible beneath a chili-dotted red curry sauce.

  • Getting al dente right

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course.

Pirates knock off Monarchs

Locked in a tie baseball game with Old Dominion at Clark-LeClair Stadium on a rare warm afternoon on Wednesday, East Carolina trailed visiting ODU 10-5 in hits heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • Carden prodded, drilled at combine

    For all intents and purposes, the NFL scouting combine is an exercise in football stereotypes.

  • Teams prep for Eastern Regional play

    In many ways, the journey is only just beginning for the North Pitt girls’ basketball team and the boys’ squads from Farmville Central and South Central.

  • Whisnant's diligence pays off

    Terry Whisnant had repeatedly failed at doing something he normally does well.

  • Three Pitt teams advance

    WINTERVILLE — South Central put to bed any hope East Chapel Hill had of an upset with a relentless third quarter push on Tuesday night, putting the Falcons back in familiar territory.

  • Pirates’ Doak Field disconnect

    RALEIGH — East Carolina baseball’s struggles at Doak Field continued on Tuesday, and on a dreary afternoon because of steady mist, the 7-0 loss resembled past sluggish offensive outings by the Pirates against N.C. State.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Dual language benefits

    Pitt County Schools announced this week it will begin its first dual language immersion program at Belvoir Elementary School in the fall.

  • Letter: President's behavior not normal

    It always confounds me why politicians don’t simply get a psychiatrist’s opinion rather than screaming and hollering about their opponents behavior.

  • Letter: Pirates' patriotism admirable

    I attended the ECU vs South Florida game a few weeks ago. Prior to the game, an Army Drum & Bugle Corps band played the National Anthem. They did a beautiful job.

  • Letter: 'Dart' misses the mark

    As a retired trial attorney, I read with interest the recent article in The Daily Reflector about a District Court trial in which Judge Brian Desoto recused himself after the trial had begun.

  • Dionne: The Bibi-Boehner coalition

    It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America’s closest allies, trashed an American president’s foreign policy.

Clark: 'Whoop' for awards night

As memory serves it was late 1990 or early 1991 when I attended my first state press association awards ceremony as editor of The Daily Reflector.

  • Speller: Hair culture demands respect

    Kinky, curly, wavy and even nappy are words often used to describe black women’s hair that is “natural” or without any chemical straighteners.

  • Rutledge: Watch what you say

    It feels bad when a kid breaks something of Dad’s. Dad gets mad, the kid feels bad, and everybody’s sad. I think I could write a Dr.

  • Burns: All relative in family, tech

    One of our loyal readers called Friday because he could not get his e-edition to work.

  • Storm: Southeners know snow

    The thought of Southerners driving in the snow makes many Northerners chuckle.

  • Rutledge: What polar vortex?

    When Northern people start complaining about the cold, Southern people get nervous.

Dixon still waiting on investigation

Greenville attorney Faris Dixon still is waiting to hear from the N.C. Department of Justice on the investigation into whether he illegally dismissed traffic tickets when he was an assistant district attorney for Pitt County.

  • Winter weather advisory issued

    The National Weather Service in Newport issued a winter weather advisory warning of periods of sleet and freezing rain tonight in Pitt, Martin, Lenoir, Greene and other area counties.

  • Schools: dropouts, crime decline

    A statewide report showed Pitt County Schools saw dropouts, suspensions and crime drop last school year.

  • Crews respond to gas leak

    Greenville Utilities responded to a gas leak in the 400 block of Red Banks Road along with city firefighters and police.

  • Bill to help WWII Merchant Mariners

    Pitt County’s two congressmen jointly introduced legislation that would make World War II U.S. Merchant Mariners eligible for honorary veterans’ status and certain veterans’ benefits, according to a news release.

  • Interest high in bilingual program

    A new program that will launch this fall at Belvoir Elementary School will have students saying both “hola” and “hello” to a new style of learning that will teach them to be bilingual.

Speciale pleads in sex case

A state legislator’s son pleaded guilty in Pitt County Superior Court to sex charges Thursday and was sentenced to at least 73 months in prison.

  • Wrecks back up U.S. 264 traffic

    A series of wrecks hampered westbound traffic on U.S. 264 west of Greenville Thursday afternoon.

  • Practice shots bring police

    A large number of police officers responded along with a canine unit to a report of shots fired off County Home Road south of Greenville on Thursday morning.

  • Lock down lifted at school

    A lockdown at a local elementary school on Wednesday morning was lifted after police determined that there was no threat in the area, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Intoxicated pedestrian hit

    An intoxicated pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Police: Three suspects rob teen

    Three people wearing masks forced themselves into a teenager’s home and stole property valued at $12,030 on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

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