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A fresh take on Easter ham

When I think of spring menus, I instantly think of asparagus and the fresh ham that my grandmother made every Easter.

  • Dr: K: Pet ownership and health

    Q I’m on the fence about getting a dog. My wife claims that pets — particularly dogs — can improve our health. Is that true?

  • Abby: Today is a day to celebrate biting gators and big tonsils

    Dear Readers: In honor of April Fools’ Day, I’ll share a couple of offbeat letters I’ve received from readers who have attempted to pull my proverbial leg.

  • Hot Dish: Easter buffets

    A number of local restaurants have planned Easter buffets on Sunday. China 10, 1904 E. Fire Tower Road, will offer a buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Kolasa: What are Telomeres?

    Q I have been reading more and more about telomeres. I have seen advertisements for supplements sold with the claim to lengthen telomeres.

  • Hax: Everything made a competition

    Q I have been friends with my best friend for over 10 years. She was recently the maid of honor at my wedding.

UK's depth is dizzying

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari’s platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.

  • McNeill lends vision

    Ruffin McNeill joked that he looked like a spider as he crawled across campus from the athletic offices and up onto the stage inside Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center with the assistance of two canes.

  • Rampant soccer draws

    J.H. Rose was just one good touch away from scoring so many times against First Flight, but the Nighthawks and Mother Nature proved to be tough obstacles.

  • Young is Braves CF

    DUNEDIN, Fla. — Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

  • Winston draws crowds

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets.

  • Stephenson non-factor for Hornets

    CHARLOTTE — Lance Stephenson doesn’t regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Williams: Inviting discrimination

    Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures.

  • Editorial: Rethink tax redistribution

    The notion of implementing tax reform to allow poor, rural counties a larger share of sales tax revenue is appealing, particularly in eastern North Carolina.

  • Letter: Voter ID problem easy to fix

    Patrick Gannon’s column on voter ID implementation (The Daily Reflector, March 27) is a typical case in which the writer points out all the “ifs” and offers no solution.

  • Letter: Obama's integrity questioned

    What kind of man currently occupies the White House?

  • Editorial: School redistricting inevitable

    Large school systems that experience progressive population growth in concentrated areas routinely face the need to address overcrowding.

Clark: Recalling ‘wild onion’ days

I expect the green sprouts have sprung up at the old golf course in South Carolina my friends and I called the wild onion country club. At least that likely has not changed.

  • Speller: Spring into action

    It’s spring! And yes, my allergies have already figured that out.

  • Rutledge: Mom's mechanical moxie

    When things go wrong with the Ford F-250 I bought new in 1997, I have thoughts of unloading the old fuel dump.

  • Burns: Flu season is not over yet

    As I write this I am in my sixth day of suffering from the flu.

  • 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.

Public puzzled by term length proposal

Why?  That was the most commonly asked question at the first of two public input forums that will play a role in whether the Greenville City Council attempts to extend members’ terms.

  • Vidant Health finds new CEO

    The Vidant Health board announced today that it has found a new chief executive officer for the health system. Dr.

  • Public school grades inspire grades for lawmakers

    Displeased with the General Assembly’s mandate giving all state public schools an A through F grade earlier this year, one state organization decided to give legislators the same treatment.

  • Jell-O toss helps ease chilren's fears

    Employees at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center volunteered for a chance to let pediatric patients toss Jell-O at them Tuesday.

  • Conley flush with fundraiser fun

    Somebody’s going to be surprised today to find a toilet on the front lawn, along with a ransom note of sorts. But this is no April Fools’ Day prank.

  • Lawmakers split on incentives

    Lawmakers split on business incentives Steinburg says window of opportunity closing for 1 firm ELIZABETH CITY — Northeastern North Carolina’s House and Senate lawmakers remain split on economic incentives for a vehicle manufacturer — with one House member warning “the window of opportunity is closing” for one company in talks to expand into Edgecombe County.

Students arrested in dorm robbery

Three East Carolina University students have been arrested for a Jan. 20 robbery that prompted a lockdown at a campus dormitory, police announced Tuesday.

  • Police: Shots fired into Brook Valley house

    Greenville police responding today to reports of shots fired at streetlights arrested two teenagers, including one allegedly involved in a break-in, department officials said.

  • Woman arrested for fraud

    A woman with a criminal history involving fraud was arrested on Monday following an investigation that led to details about three individuals being victimized, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • SHP Wrecks: Four hurt in head-on

    Four people were injured when a driver ran a stop sign on March 23 and caused a head-on collision, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Crime: Cash, property stolen

    Deputies are investigating an incident where $13,000 in cash and property was reported stolen from a home near Greenville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Crime: Fight, robbery investigated

    Greenville police are investigating a report of a fight and robbery in the parking lot of Copper Beech Townhomes, a student housing complex off of 10th Street.


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