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Jazz festival focuses on lineage

As a child, Carroll Dashiell spent a lot of time with his ear pressed up against the wall in the Washington row home where he grew up.

  • Go! Guide April 25

    Today‘The Great God Brown’The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Great God Brown” at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, and at 2 p.m.

  • Rhoades: 'The Other Woman' a laughing matter?

    Actor-director John Cassavetes pioneered the independent film (“Husbands,” “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,” et al.), so it’s only fitting that his son would become a filmmaker too.

  • Arts datebook April 25

    Art Avenue“Manimals” a senior exhibition of illustrations by Devon McClellan featuring Alexa Chumpitaz and Whitney McDonell, is featured at Art Avenue through Tuesday with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. today.“Haptic Synergy,” a senior exhibition of textiles by Jessica Robinson, is featured at the 212 E. Fifth Street building through Monday with a reception from 6-9 p.m. today.

  • ‘Quiet Ones’ more creaky than creepy

    LOS ANGELES — Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint.

  • Movie capsules April 25

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

Martin shoots course record

AVONDALE, La. — A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he’d better make some changes.

  • Pineda suspended 10 games

    BOSTON — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.Now, he won’t need one for a while.

  • ECU's Williams, Townsend shine

    Junior college transfer Ian Townsend got his first taste of the East Carolina-North Carolina baseball rivalry on Tuesday, and he said he enjoyed multiple aspects of it — especially coming out on the winning side.

  • Wrigley Field turns 100

    CHICAGO — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

  • Emmert pushes governance system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.

  • Panthers release schedule

    CHARLOTTE — The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers will play three nationally-televised games and face six playoff teams from last season, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Letter: Pipeline repeats past mistakes

    At the request of Franklin Roosevelt, North Carolina native Hugh Bennett toured the High Plains of the Great American Dustbowl in 1932.

  • Mooneyham: Debate on renewable energy

    One of the more bitter fights that occurred in the North Carolina General Assembly last year involved whether lawmakers should repeal a 2007 requirement that electricity suppliers get a portion of their power from renewable sources of energy.

  • National editorial: Killing Keystone

    The Obama administration has found yet another way to keep from deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline’s northern leg, from Canada to Cushing.

  • Endorsement: Brown for District 9

    On May. 6, Pitt County voters will cast ballots in this year’s Democratic and Republican primaries.

  • Letter: Name road for Jenkins

    Growing up in Greenville, we were fortunate to watch East Carolina College grow into a full-fledged university through the leadership of Dr. Leo W. Jenkins.

Speller: Candidates on cable access

Several candidates in the May 6 primary election have created programs on the local public access television channel.

  • Storm: Rethink that tweet

    When it came to dealing with irritating people, author Will Cuppy had a fail-proof system.

  • Hudson: Give Peeps a chance

    I’m a Peeps lover. There, I said it.I just can’t resist those cute, sugar-coated marshmallow chicks that hatch on store shelves every Easter season.

  • Rutledge: Value of a dime

    For about a year in the mid-1960s, my father decided that my older sister and I should learn something about the value of money.

  • Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

    My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Fish legislation sparks challenge

When people decide to run for public office, it often is because there is an issue they are passionate about that they believe is not being handled properly. When Rep.

  • Brown, Bleau differ on education

    Education policy always has a prominent position in political races, especially this year following laws to end teacher tenure and create a voucher program for low-income families.

  • Heroes welcome downtown

    Two Pitt County art teachers spent much of their spring break emblazoning beloved superheroes on the wall of a local business, marking a spot they hope will inspire their students to read and learn.

  • Early voting begins

    Early voting begins today, and Pitt County has seven sites for residents to cast ballots.

  • City addresses campaign signs

    Campaign signs once again are crowding the sides of streets in Greenville, and the city is sending a warning about improper placement.

  • City secures funds for GTAC project

    In what will be a nearly $8 million project, Greenville now will only be responsible for about 10 percent of the cost for construction of the Greenville Transportation Activity Center.

Fire damages mobile home

Greenville Fire-Rescue officials said a trailer on fire Wednesday afternoon on Eastbend Drive was vacant, and no injuries were reported.

  • Volunteer let go for impersonating officer

    A Greenville Police Department volunteer has been charged with impersonating a law-enforcement officer, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • SHP Reports: Man hurt in crash

    A man suffered serious injuries on April 15 after a driver ran a stop sign on U.S. 264 Alternate south of Farmville and hit his truck, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Crime: Cigarettes stolen in break-in

    Officials are investigating a break-in at a local convenience store on Wednesday morning, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • Domestic incident leads to fire

    Police are investigating an early-morning fire set on the porch of a Greenville residence as a domestic-related incident.The blaze began at 2:56 a.m.

  • Pills collected at take back event

    Law enforcement agencies will collect unwanted prescription pills Saturday at a Greenville CVS pharmacy to help decrease abuse of the substances.

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