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Abby: Short-cut cooking source of guilt for new wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband.

  • Abby: Daughter-in-law who flashes needs message to cover up

    Dear Abby: My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body.

  • Hot Dish: Nestle Toll House Cafe

    Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies may be the signature item at the local franchise of Nestlé Toll House Café at Greenville Mall, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., but that’s not all that the café offers.

  • Give in to the pressure

    It’s one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker.

  • Kolasa: Grocery store tours

    A shout-out to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and health educators in Pitt County who are volunteering their time and expertise to lead grocery store tours this month (read below).

  • Report card events March 24

    Important dates coming up at area schools and photos of events, activities and student achievements.  

Scouts work out Pirates

Awash in spring rain and an array of hopes and expectations, former East Carolina football players observed an annual rite of passage on a stormy Thursday afternoon.

  • Pirates embark on AAC play

    A new era of East Carolina baseball officially begins today with the Pirates’ first American Athletic Conference game.

  • Badgers end North Carolina’s season

    LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Coach Ks set for Sweet 16 matchup

    HOUSTON — Coach K vs. Coach K.Utah’s Larry Kryst introduced himself before taking questions on Thursday, then he was asked why he didn’t just say Coach K, as his players refer to him.“Could be confusing in this situation,” Krystkowiak said.

  • New coordinator evalutes offense

    Dave Nichol views East Carolina football spring practices through a complex lens, firmly focusing on evaluating the various talent in front of him but simultaneously continuing to adjust to his role.

  • High Point routs Pirates

    Wednesday night’s game will be one that East Carolina’s baseball team looks to forget as quickly as possible.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National editorial: Obamacare

    During a 2014 Valentine’s Day meet-up with House Democrats, President Obama thanked them for their unstinting support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Letter: Consider different opinions

    I have waited nearly two weeks to see if there was any editorial response or letters to the editor concerning John Hood’s column published on March 8, “Informed public needs balanced diet of print and electronic news sources.” I can’t say I’m surprised there has been no published response.

  • Letter: American insanity continues

    Hey, you sane ones dreaming? No you’re not. You’re in the American Insane Asylum.

  • Gannon: Voter ID implementation

    Polls show a majority of North Carolina voters will be happy to present IDs before voting when photo identification requirements begin in 2016.The process seems simple.

  • Editorial: Sales-tax idea promising

    Planned legislation that would change the formula for the distribution of sales tax revenue could mark the start of long-overdue reform for the state’s antiquated tax code while gaining political points for Republican lawmakers.

Burns: Flu season is not over yet

As I write this I am in my sixth day of suffering from the flu. Mostly during this time I have only been able to lie on the divan in my little home office while my immune system waged war.

  • Storm: Does mother know best?

    When I was a child, I could walk down the street and hear music. Not the radio or a bass-thumping stereo.

  • Rutledge: Spiders and snakes

    My oldest daughter, who still will not take out the trash by herself after dark, wants a pet spider — and not the garden variety.

  • Speller: Facebook isn't personal

    It took me a while to join, but I enjoy Facebook.

  • Clark: Editor’s words were hard

    My assignment that day was to cover a fundraising event, an obligatory report with the usual quotes from local luminaries. It went fine, I thought.

  • Peele: Brook Valley to open Saturday

    Chips and putts from area golf courses:• • •Brook Valley Country Club is slated to reopen on Saturday.

Development hot topic at town hall

Economic development was the hottest topic at Greenville Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilman Calvin Mercer’s Town Hall meeting Thursday night.

  • Officials: Schools face hard choices

    Finances were a top concern at a workshop for the local school board, which could face a loss of almost 80 jobs in the school district.

  • Billy Graham's daughter visits FCA

    Anne Graham Lotz is not the speaker people might have expected at an event that in the last two years has featured New York Yankees legend Bobby Richardson and former Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden.

  • FCA reaching out to more students

    For years, David Wall has been sharing the message that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is not just for athletes.

  • Public explores park ideas

    Recreation and Parks Director Gary Fenton called the name a placeholder.

  • Music for Miracle radiothon begins

    Area radio listeners will have a chance this weekend to brighten the world for children hospitalized in eastern North Carolina during the 18th annual “Music for Miracles” radiothon.

Update: School counselor arrested

A former counselor at Hope Middle School has been charged with multiple counts of obtaining property by false pretense for allegedly taking days off to serve in National Guard when she had not been called to duty.

  • Crime: Teen robbed by another teen

    A 14-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday after pushing a 16-year-old and taking his phone on Kristin Drive, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Shots fired in Grimesland

    Three people reported that someone they knew fired shots at their car in Grimesland Wednesday evening, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Multiple charges filed after chase

    TARBORO – Deputies arrested two Pitt County men and two others suspected in a string of burglaries Wednesday following a high-speed chase.

  • Alert: Deputy targeted by scammer

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert after a scammer unknowingly called a deputy and told him he needed to pay up to avoid being arrested.

  • Crime: Man shot in the buttocks

    A 37-year-old man reported he was shot in the buttocks at a tobacco shop Monday night, but police are doubting his story.


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