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Abby: Open adoption could help

Dear Abby: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

  • Kolasa: Starting day healthy

    Q Have I been misleading my patients all those years when I recommended eating breakfast? I saw a study saying it wasn’t all that important to weight management.

  • 10 ways to improve cocoa

    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue season.

  • Dr: K: Celiac, gluten sensitivity are different

    Q Many people I know are going gluten-free. When I ask them why, I hear about gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. What do these terms mean?

  • Abby: Obsession threatens to consume life

    Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

  • Kids stuff calendar Dec. 16

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:  

Pirate still proving his Worth

He has gone deep a few times and has also pinned his opponents deep with frequency this season, but just as important as either of those, Worth Gregory has sunken his roots deeper into the East Carolina football framework for the future.

  • 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.

  • Wisconsin hires Pitt’s Chryst

    MADISON, Wis. — Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin.The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh.

  • Busch takes stand at hearing

    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

  • Duke looking for elusive bowl win

    DURHAM — During its recent rise to relevance, Duke has taken care of a bunch of first-in-a-long-time things.Except one: Win a bowl game.

  • Newton returns to practice

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after a horrific-looking automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Press state, Tillis on Medicaid

    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.

  • Letter: Editorial misrepresents tax issue

    Your Dec. 14 editorial, “Council motives questionable,” misrepresents facts related to Greenville’s budget and misconstrues lessons from last year’s budget process — which the N.C. General Assembly undermined with a last-minute change to municipal privilege licenses.

  • Letter: Spay, neuter clinic helpful

    Thank you for highlighting the 12 strays of Christmas event that is sponsored by the Pitt County partnership for animals.

  • Dionne: Schumer is right

    Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government’s role in helping struggling middle-income Americans — and his message got swallowed up by a few paragraphs on health care.

  • Editorial: Promote computer careers

    For about as long as automobiles have been around, teenagers have been greatly interested in driving them.

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.

What’s in a name? Aycock's complex legacy

Tucked up on College Hill, an inconspicuous brick building looks like any other residence hall on East Carolina University’s campus.

  • Performance theaters OK’d for downtown

    Live performance theaters now are allowed in the downtown commercial area of Greenville after a unanimous vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Brown discusses plans for coming session

    Pitt County’s state legislator said he does not think Medicaid expansion is needed right now but is open to a discussion when the General Assembly convenes next month.

  • Commissioners named to local boards

    A former Pitt County commissioner asked to retain his position as a liaison with the school board.

  • Shopping helps cops, kids connect

    AYDEN ­­— As 6-year-old Khianna gazed at toys and shoes in the aisles at Walmart on Wednesday, she carefully selected items on her Christmas shopping list.

  • Donations needed at JOY Soup Kitchen

    JOY Soup Kitchen needs turkeys and other supplies for its Saturday Christmas dinner, co-founder Barbara Taft said.

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.

  • Crime: Man arrested in robbery

    A Winterville man has been arrested on charges he used a sword in an October robbery at a home on Spring Forest Road, according to a report released Monday.

  • Two arrested in robbery

    Two men have been arrested for taking a cellphone and a new pair of shoes from a 19-year-old male during an armed robbery last month, police reported Monday.

  • Four weekend robberies reported

    An holdup at a takeout pizza business on Saturday is among four robberies reported in Greenville during the weekend.

  • Crime: Man faces assault charges

    A man was arrested on a charge he assaulted his girlfriend early Sunday morning at their home in Ayden, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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