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ECU dance adds main-stage show

The East Carolina School of Theater and Dance is taking steps, chassés and taps to expand the offerings of its dance program by adding a new main-stage show, “Dance @ Wright,” which opens today and continues through Sunday.

  • Go Guide Sept. 19

    FridayPop-up ParkThe loading zone on Evans Street outside of StarLight Cafe will become an urban park from 8 a.m. -8 p.m. today, complete with benches, bistro tables, a fountain, trees and live music provided by the Wright School of Music at noon.

  • ‘The Drop’ showcases Hardy’s talents

    Michael R. Roskam’s “The Drop” features at least a half dozen shots that begin with Tom Hardy’s face in stoic isolation, as the filmmaker slowly reveals what’s happening in an out-of-focus background.

  • ‘Maze Runner’ takes you to another dimension

    Think: “Twilight Zone.” The puzzling metaphoric sci-fi thriller called “The Maze Runner” will remind you of Rod Serling taking you to “a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man … a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.”Imagine this: You wake up with no memory in a beautiful glade surrounded by a high stone wall, a prison of sorts that you share with a gang of other youngsters.

  • Movie capsules Sept. 19

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

  • Arts datebook Sept. 19

    City Art GalleryNew works by Oil Painters of America honorees Mark Horton, Susan Hong-Sammons and Hilarie Lambert are featured through Oct. 10.

Future Pirate is Chargers’ destroyer

One of Justin Brown’s favorite things about Friday nights is “destroying offensive lines,” and one of his favorite things about Saturdays is watching East Carolina games with an attentive eye.

  • ECU's Smith deflects praise

    It pains Rick Smith to read the praise he has frequently received since taking over as East Carolina football’s defensive coordinator a couple of offseasons ago.

  • Vikes fend off Falcons in 4

    WINTERVILLE — The D.H. Conley volleyball team faced some resistance on Thursday night, but it closed strong to finish off an athletic South Central team with a 3-1 victory (25-20, 17-25, 25-13, 25-16) to set up a rematch and first-place showdown with undefeated J.H. Rose on Tuesday.

  • Showdown headlines ACC slate

    A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 4 of the season:GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 22 Clemson at No. 1 Florida State.

  • Krzyzewski talks about U.S. role

    DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke.

  • Panthers may blitz more

    CHARLOTTE — The Panthers are considering blitzing more with Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy having accepted a paid leave of absence to deal with his domestic violence case.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National editorial: Constitution sacred

    “We find it hard to believe that liberty could ever be lost in this country.

  • Letter: Obama must respect Americans

    In a recent letter to the Public Forum, a writer decries the fact that in her mind Obama doesn’t get enough respect for leading this country.

  • Gannon: Corruption, public confidence

    This column has been on the list for awhile, and the longer it waits, the more examples of government corruption show up in media reports.

  • Editorial: Shelter vision inspiring

    Tuesday’s groundbreaking for a new homeless shelter in Greenville represents a new era for this community’s compassion and caring for its least fortunate and most vulnerable citizens.

  • Letter: Employ the JOY Principle

    The definition of joy in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary is “The emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good, gladness, delight.

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.

Students get tips on financial health

With start of the school year at East Carolina University, state officials worked to educate college students — what they called the most financially vulnerable population — about ways to protect themselves.

  • Cooper: Planning for future

    During a stop at East Carolina University Thursday, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper touched on several issues, including a potential run for governor.

  • ECU copes with housing shortage

    An official said East Carolina University has leased space in private apartment complexes and taken other measure to deal with a housing shortage due in part to the demolition of a residence hall.

  • ECU eyes efficiencies

    East Carolina University administrators began Thursday to identify some available fiscal and strategic “efficiencies” to counter the past year’s legislative impediments from Raleigh and Washington, D.C.At a meeting of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees Allied Health Sciences Committee, Brody School of Medicine Dean Paul Cunningham told the committee members that the university’s financial administrative team is “actively managing tectonic shifts in the way that business is done at ECU.”“It’s essential that we keep our most creative minds (scientists and physicians) as focused, stimulated and motivated as possible,” Cunningham said. “At the same time, we need to constantly reinforce why we’re subjecting ourselves to these changes.”The Brody school’s top educator pointed to the 80 medical students who comprise the class of 2018 and the many doctorate and master of public health candidates being trained at ECU as the reason.

  • GUC to replace radio system

    The Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners unanimously approved funding to replace the organization’s mobile radio system.

  • Churches minister to fair workers

    An out-of-the way tent near the back parking lot at the Pitt County Fairgrounds has no flashing neon lights to point the way, no barkers outside to draw crowds.

Chief: Disturbing string of events

A Greenville teenager has been charged in the shooting of a another teen on Tuesday near J.H. Rose High School, and police say the incident is connected to a shooting that occurred Thursday morning.

  • Crime: Air conditioning unit stolen

    An air conditioning unit and copper material valued at $10,500 was stolen from a vacant business on 10th Street, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • ECU reports anti-Semitic vandalism

    East Carolina University police are investigating an anti-Semitic slur scratched into paint in a residence hall bathroom, the university reported Wednesday.

  • Shooting victim had gang ties

    A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.

  • Woman reports robbery near Rose

    A woman reported Wednesday afternoon that a man with a gun robbed her of her cellphone as she was walking on Hooker Road.

  • New charges likely for sex offender

    A Pitt County man is under a $2 million bond on charges he sexually exploited girls between 4 and 16 years old by soliciting and exchanging images of them.

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