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Kolasa: Prevent childhood obesity

Q My classmate Jordan Pung shared information with your readers about the childhood obesity epidemic.

ECU's deep threat

Virginia Tech’s worst moments last Saturday happened when East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden cocked his arm and catapulted the football high and long down the field.

  • Pirates to face Green Bay

    The East Carolina men’s basketball team will face Green Bay in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase according to an announcement from event organizers on Tuesday.

  • Ryder tradition like no other

    ATLANTA — Tom Watson didn’t appear to be kicking himself.

  • Grand jury to weigh Stewart case

    The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

  • Criticism mounts for Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS — For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream.

  • Tax status tied to team name

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington’s nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league’s others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-”Redskins” movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Letter: Hurricane readiness

    As tourists and residents of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula endure massive destruction from Hurricane Odile, residents of coastal North Carolina can be thankful for a weak hurricane season thus far.

  • Letter: Reconsider Hofmann Forest

    NCSU has held Hofmann Forest in trust for the benefit of it’s students and residents throughout the state for decades.

  • Letter: Cub Scout Day appreciated

    On Sept. 13, the Pirate Battalion of the ECU Army ROTC held the 3rd annual Cub Scout Day with the cadets.

  • Letter: Judicial races affect everyone

    Early voting for the 2014 general election begins on Oct. 23. While you’ll see a lot of partisan candidate signs, there are many fewer signs for judges.

  • Williams: Multiculturalism a failure

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries.

Burns: Day seized at lighthouse

Life is so busy for my family and me that it seems nearly impossible sometimes for us to spend any quality time together.

  • Summers: Williamses leave mark

    BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

  • Clark: A conservation dilemma

    The closest most of us get to saving a species is the distance between our hands and our wallets.

  • Peele: Tourneys benefit Foundation

    A joint effort by Washington Yacht and Country Club and Cypress Landing Golf Club resulted in a nearly $70,000 donation to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center Foundation last weekend.

  • Rutledge: Careless young drivers

    After I shouted down the young man in a jeep who nearly forced my dog and me into a ditch during our morning jog around the neighborhood, I had to smile at how much I sounded like my father.

  • Speller: Marine walks in new shoes

    Even as a young boy, my stepson was particular about his shoes. Pearless Lee Speller III, affectionately called PL, was 4 when I first met him.

Dean: Build affordable care

Disease prevention is the cornerstone on which eastern North Carolina and its medical care community must build an affordable health care system, according to the east’s top health educator.

  • Fair shines bright

    The 2014 The Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair continues today with a “Circus of Fun.”Seniors age 55 and older are admitted free from 1-6 p.m.

  • Fire claims husband, pets

    A man killed in a Monday afternoon house fire in Pitt County was a retiree who used a walker and was home alone.

  • Workers trapped briefly at dorm

    Emergency crews diverted traffic on 14th Street near College Hill Drive on Tuesday morning after a cable snapped on a construction crane and hit power lines, Greenville Fire-Rescue reported.

  • New: Homeless shelter breaks ground

      Greenville Community Shelters celebrated the start of its new shelter with a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.

  • Planners envision 'gateway' art

    As Greenville moves forward in the 21st century, the Pitt County Arts Council wants to know what the view will be from the intersection of Evans and 10th streets — artistically speaking, that is.

Man charged in 2012 killing

DNA evidence helped Greenville police on Tuesday charge a man in the 2012 stabbing death, the department reported.

  • Crime: Shots fired into house

    Officers arrested a man for trespassing after gunfire in the Kearney Park neighborhood struck a home with several people inside, the Greenville Police Department reported Tuesday.

  • Teen shot in leg

    A 17-year-old was shot in the leg across from J.H. Rose High School about 4:30 p.m Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Second hotel robbed Tuesday

    A man walked into a hotel in the hospital district Tuesday and robbed it a day after a similar incident occurred at a hotel nearby, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP: Wreck at dangerous crossing

    Two people were hurt, one seriously, last week when a driver ran a stop sign on Oakley Road at N.C. 30, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Update: Stepdaughter IDs fire victim

    The stepdaughter of a man killed in a Monday house fire identified him as Fred Brink, 70.

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