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Report card Events Oct. 14

Pitt County SchoolsToday is an early-release day for Pitt County Schools. Schools will be dismissed three hours earlier than the regular dismissal time. OakwoodBingo night will be held at 6 p.m.

  • Kid stuff calendar Oct. 14

    ‘Lost in Yonkers’The J.H. Rose High School Rampant Theatrical Company will present “Lost in Yonkers” at 7 p.m. today in the school’s performing arts center, 600 W. Arlington Blvd.

  • School menu Oct. 14

    Today peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruitables plus, strawberry craisins (early release day, lunch served to go) Wednesday chicken, cheesesticks, brown rice, lima beans, pineapple tidbits Thursday chicken sandwich, pork rib sandwich, baked french fries, steamed carrots, green beans, pears Friday baked chicken tenders, garlic breadstick, Carolina barbecue sliders, coleslaw, herb-roasted potatoes, baked beans, peaches Monday pizza, tacos, green beans, corn, strawberry craisins

  • Abby: Woman’s status must be brought to light

    Dear Abby: I’m writing regarding the letter from “She’s Killing Them in Indiana” (July 8) and your response to the writer, whose friend is HIV-positive and doesn’t tell her partners her diagnosis.

  • Abby: Semester abroad offers growth

    Dear Abby: I am a college sophomore and have been dating my boyfriend, “Evan,” for nearly a year.

  • Welcome back to Tupelo Landing

    Odds are that fans of “Three Times Lucky” are going to be even bigger fans once they read the third installment of Sheila Turnage’s Mo & Dale Mystery series.

Vikes go week-by-week

D.H. Conley interim head coach Nate Conner says he and his team are solely focused on their game this week at Southern Wayne.

  • Unbeaten UH carries AAC flag

    Houston is leading the way for American Athletic Conference football from a national perspective at the moment.

  • NASCAR: Big names drop

    CONCORD — It was a sloppy race at Charlotte Motor Speedway no matter how you slice it.

  • Pirates back home

    The East Carolina football team is back home after a grueling four away games in five weeks, and despite some bumps along that road, the Pirates’ head coach thinks the difficult stretch has empowered his team.

  • ECU guard to bounce back?

    Prince Williams went from sophomore sensation to an almost forgotten man and now, he is hopeful he can end his East Carolina basketball career by fulfilling the promise he showed in his second season with the Pirates.

  • Roundup: ECU upsets Cougs

    The East Carolina volleyball team defeated Houston in straight sets — 28-26, 25-22, 25-20 — on Sunday in Minges Coliseum, posting its second consecutive series win over the Cougars.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Vidant mission

    Officials at Vidant Medical Center were in damage-control mode last week after a Delaware-based Internet financial news and opinion site ranked Greenville among “10 cities where you don’t want to get sick.” While it is unfortunate that such an ill-conceived ranking must be refuted, such misinformation provides an opportunity to again highlight Vidant’s mission as a central health care provider for a large, rural region that is above average for severe health problems.

  • Letter: Whitley's leadership needed

    A year ago I returned to Greenville after living in California for 18 years.

  • Letter: Former chief endorses Thomas

    It is great to see progress continuing at such a pace in Greenville. It was a tremendous honor to serve you and your community during my time as chief of police.

  • Letter: Local opportunity fades

    To those candidates in the Nov. 3 municipal election running on the issue of college graduates staying local, you cannot fix this issue.

  • Letter: Blackburn proven leader

    Marion Blackburn is a proven leader who is approachable, knowledgeable and effective.

Summers: Timing favors Cougars

PROVO, UtahThe actual fireworks launched after the game, big streaks of blue-and-white sparkling fireballs shooting into the massive Utah sky, and the host BYU football team made sure they happened at all costs.

  • Speller: Reminder to get mammograms

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to remind women to get regular mammograms.

  • Storm: No rest for the weary

    There are some rainy Saturdays when there is nothing more desirable than a good nap.

  • Peele: ECU coach holding clinic

    East Carolina women’s golf coach Kevin Williams will be holding a Road Map of Junior Golf clinic on Nov. 14.

  • Rutledge: Sealing the bluegrass deal

    For three years in a row, the International Bluegrass Music Association has held its annual marquee event and homecoming right up the road from me in Raleigh — and three years in a row I have missed it.

  • Burns: Debates, voter resources

    Voting for the municipal elections in Pitt County begins in just a little more than two weeks, and The Daily Reflector has several resources to learn about the candidates and issues.

Rainy days cause crop damage

Jimmy Rogerson was having an aggravating day Monday turning up peanuts on Melvin Bowen’s farm on Prison Camp Road near the Pitt-Martin County line near Bear Grass.

  • Trio honored for lifesaving effort

    Two boys and one of their parents demonstrated a real life chain of survival last week when they saved the life of a school bus driver who suffered a medical emergency at a bus stop, officials said.

  • Winterville seeks rec department input

    Officials in Winterville are conducting an online survey to collect public input on the future of the town’s recreation department.

  • Cooper announces run for governor

    ROCKY MOUNT — As expected, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper announced his run for governor’s office in front of a capacity crowd of spirited supporters on Monday afternoon at Nash Community College.

  • Bleau challenges Pitt nomination

    A Greenville businessman is asking the state Republican Party to not accept the selected nominee to replace a resigning Pitt County representative and to leave the seat open until the March Republican primary election.

  • Clinic provides free flu shots

    An effort to provide 2,000 free flu shots in six weeks to underserved communities kicked off on Monday with clinics at a pair of Greenville Housing Authority developments.

Kidnapping victim robbed, arrested

Greenville police charged a woman with robbery with a dangerous weapon Sunday, and her victim was arrested on drug charges after the man reported he had been kidnapped and forced into the trunk of a car.

  • Crime: Man arrested in strangulation

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that a 19-year-old woman was strangled by her boyfriend at his home on Sunday.

  • IRS warns of flood scams

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert about possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding in South Carolina and neighboring states.“When making donations to assist flood victims in South Carolina and elsewhere, taxpayers should take steps to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate and currently eligible charities,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “IRS.gov has the tools taxpayers need to check out the status of charitable organizations.”Following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from taxpayers, a news release said.

  • Stores fined for price-scanning errors

    A Greenville retailer and two Gaston County stores recently paid fines for excessive price-scanning errors, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

  • Wrecks: Chain-reaction injures two

    A chain-reaction involving multiple vehicles on Oct. 6 resulted in two injuries and an estimated $40,000 damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • DWI: Underage drivers charged

    A 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were charged with impaired driving in separate wrecks that officials said also involved cellphone distraction.

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