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  Creekside Elementary I am thankful for my dad and mom. I am thankful for my sister and my friends because they are special.

Motivation mounting for Cincy

For Cincinnati’s football team, at least part of its motivation for Saturday’s game against East Carolina in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is to make up for the embarrassment of what happened last week on national television.

  • No Vegas vacation for Pirates

    East Carolina’s basketball team embarked on a West Coast road trip eight days ago, and the Pirates are still looking for their first victory.

  • Locals sign to play

    A pair of D.H. Conley baseball players and a J.H. Rose swimmer recently solidified their collegiate destinations.

  • Tests await ECU in Texas

    East Carolina women’s basketball players and coaches have talked for weeks — maybe months — about the team’s schedule and how some nonconference tournament games were scheduled to test the Pirates and hopefully strengthen their NCAA tournament resume.

  • Pirate offense wants more

    Blake Kemp admitted after practice on Tuesday night that he doesn’t ever know if he is going to be East Carolina’s starting quarterback until the team is nearing kickoff each week.

  • Aztecs steamroll Pirates

    After hanging with California on Friday night, East Carolina’s basketball team probably liked its chances to keep it close in Monday’s game at San Diego State, which lost 49-43 to Arkansas Little Rock on Saturday.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Thankful ministry

    Family and friends will gather in Pitt County to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast today, and hundreds of their neighbors did the same on Saturday, thanks to the volunteers at JOY Soup Kitchen. 
Although the soup kitchen gains a lot of attention around its special holiday dinners, it depends on the community’s support for the meals it provides all year.

  • Letters: A Thanksgiving letter to Dad

    Editor’s note: This letter was originally published at Thanksgiving in 1980 in The Sandhill Citizen of Aberdeen, hometown newspaper of the author, Sylvia Cooper McCreary, who died in 2014.

  • Dionne: Discipline of gratitude

    Thanksgiving is about gratitude, which is a disposition, a virtue and a way of thinking all at once.

  • Editorial: Veterans fighting for therapy

    Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. has been working, without success, to gain approval for military doctors to prescribe hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Letter: Greenville VA's help appreciated

    Our stepfather has Parkinson’s Disease and became very confused, would not eat or drink, had issues with toileting and was very unsteady on his feet.

Woodward: ECU record flawed

East Carolina women’s basketball set a program record* for single-game home attendance — 5,408 — on Friday against Presbyterian thanks to its Education Day event.

  • Speller: Count the many blessings

    When November rolls around, thoughtful, conscientious — and, yes, thankful friends on Facebook begin the daily task of counting their blessings.

  • Storm: When hounds become hipsters

    It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.

  • Peele: Ranking ECU golfers

    Usually, I don’t cover much college golf in this column, but I thought I would take a look at how some East Carolina University golfers are doing in comparison with their fellow collegians.

  • Summers: ECU enjoys easy win

    ORLANDO, Fla.Win and advance.There was genuine jubilation emanating from the visitors’ locker room beneath Bright House Networks Stadium late Thursday night.

  • Rutledge: One long shower

    We had our utilities provider conduct one of those efficiency assessments on our house.

Ringing bell for Pitt County

It seems like it would not be Christmas without the red Salvation Army kettles and the sound of a ringing bell outside of a store.But why? Where does the money go? Who benefits from it?

  • Special meal served up for seniors

    Serving dinner for a crowd is nothing new for Heather Vandersloot.

  • Miller new Bethel principal

    Bethel School on Wednesday announced Jeremiah Miller as its new principal. Miller is an assistant principal at South Greenville Elementary.

  • To open or not on Thanksgiving?

    The request heard today around some Thanksgiving tables might sound something like, “Skip the dessert and pass the bargains, please.

  • Church thanks first responders

    First responders spend 365 days on call to serve the community. On Wednesday, a Greenville church set aside time to serve them.

  • Dig reveals Grifton’s ancient past

    GRIFTON — An archaeological excavation during the summer in Grifton has shown that the area was inhabited much earlier than presumed.

Brothers face multiple charges in break-ins

Two brothers who used expert-like strategies to break into local businesses and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of money and property were arrested on Tuesday.

  • Crime: Gun, electronics stolen

    Thieves broke in an Elm Street home on Monday afternoon and stole a handgun, electronics and other items valued at $6,500, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Brothers ID'd in hole-in-wall cases

    A pair of Greenville brothers has been arrested in connection with hole-in-the-wall break-ins that occurred at more than 50 businesses in Greenville and Pitt County during the past several years, law enforcement announced late Tuesday.

  • Delivery driver robbed, punched

    A delivery driver was punched in the face during a robbery on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP Crashes: Driver hits a tree

    A Beaufort County man suspected of using an impairing substance was injured on Nov. 20 after he drove off the roadway and hit a tree, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Crime: Man arrested in break-in

    A Murfreesboro man was arrested for a break-in at a Pitt County auto service shop after deputies in Hertford County spotted burglary tools in his car, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported this week.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart