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Abby: Daughter needs counseling, not money

Dear Abby: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn’t pay her bills.

  • Love A Sea Turtle will LAST

    When an 8-year-old came up with an idea for helping sea turtles, it was hard to predict how long it would last.

  • I wish I could ...

    The Daily Reflector asked a panel of Pitt County Schools students to fill in the blanks in this sentence:I wish I could ______ like ______. Here are their responses:“I wish I could fly like an eagle.”Aaliyah Ward, 2nd grade, Lakeforest Elementary School“I wish I could heal people like a doctor.”Camryn Insetta, 6th grade, Eppes Middle School“I wish I could run fast like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.”Michael Grant Bowens, 4th grade, W.H. Robinson“I wish I could cook like my mama.” Natalie Saldarriaga, 8th grade, St.

  • Go! Guide September

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area in September Today History hike Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host History Hike at 10 a.m. today.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kita, a female orange and white tabby.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: large, gray male cat, “Harley,” Tucker Drive, 714-5485; spayed Boston terrier, missing one eye, “Star,” blue collar, rabies tag, Blackjack Grimesland Road, 814-8506; male brown and white pit bull, brown leather collar with rabies tag, “Nino Brown,” Turtle Creek and Arlington, 453-0274; female yellow Lab, “Bella,” Allen Place off Stantonsburg Road, 367-5080; spayed black and white Border collie, blue or pink collar, “Heidi,” David Nobles Road, Robersonville, 341-2733; neutered black and white cat, “Schnauzer,” Tuckahoe subdivision, 355-2044; neutered Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, “Bubba,” North Campus Crossing, 945-4969; male black and white pit bull, scar on back leg, black collar, “Lak,” N.C. 118, Vanceboro, near Pitt County line 229-0552; female blonde Chihuahua, “Fajita,” Lennon Street and Charles Boulevard, 508-322-8035; male white, brown and red Siberian Husky, “Blaze,” Old River Road, 361-8365.

Up front family

Ike Harris has reached the point in his college football career where there are no older players left to look up to.

  • Gold medal Merritt

    BEIJING — For the world’s best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.

  • Dominant Day takes Barclays

    EDISON, N.J. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy.

  • Braves mourn fan's death

    ATLANTA — The American flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

  • Outside potential

    Justin Hardy is gone and the East Carolina offense took a big hit earlier this week with the loss of starting quarterback Kurt Benkert, but the annual constant that remains is the plethora of talent at receiver.

  • MacKenzie on wrong side of tie

    Sometimes, one silly stroke can make the difference over an entire season and Greenville native Will MacKenzie learned that last week when the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • N.C. Editorial: Lottery expansion

    It was 10 years ago Sunday that the North Carolina Senate created a state lottery despite the opposition of all 21 Republican members.How quickly sentiment changes.

  • Letter: Pass along full rate reduction

    Long ago, when Greenville joined Electricities, it seemed a great deal with lower rates for everyone.

  • Letter: Inalienable means non-negotiable

    In a letter to the Editor on Aug. 19, “Human rights ‘inalienable,’” the writer apparently doesn’t know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

  • Dionne: Iran, realism

    Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.

  • Editorial: ECVC's success, service

    East Carolina Vocational Center’s 50 years of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities is a milestone for the not-for-profit corporation and a lesson in success for other employers.

MacKenzie on wrong side of tie

Sometimes, one silly stroke can make the difference over an entire season and Greenville native Will MacKenzie learned that last week when the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro.

  • Speller: Homecomings and reunions

    I’ve been out of high school for more than 30 years, but it’s always fun to go back for a visit.

  • Storm: Make headlines fun again

    Oh, for the days of old-time newspapers.Last weekend, I happened across some online photographs of papers from the early part of the 20th century.

  • Rutledge: All thumbs

    My kids are all thumbs. Their mother and Verizon recently equipped all three of our teenage daughters with new iPhones.

  • Burns: Former player impresses

    Every now and then I will be somewhere and hear the words “Hey, Coach Bobby.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

City traffic signals get upgrades

Intersections with traffic signals throughout Greenville are being brought up to modern safety standards through a partnership between the City of Greenville and the N.C. Department of Transportation.

  • For the record: Vinyl fans spin on

    At 20 years old, Jeremy Murray does not seem to be the typical vinyl record collector.

  • Making plans for end of life

    Frances and Ed Mann of Greenville showed up for Thursday’s free end-of-life advanced care planning clinic at the Pitt County Council on Aging on County Home Road with a clear plan in mind.“Ed has said many times through the years that you have to plan to live and you have to plan to die,” Frances said. “We just felt this is a good way to cover things we haven’t taken care of.

  • New Senior Center location welcomes visitors

    New Senior Center location welcomes visitorsGRIFTON — The Grifton Senior Center has moved and is now open for business at 540 Queen St.

  • Grifton Senior Center relocates

    GRIFTON — The Grifton Senior Center has moved and is now open for business at 540 Queen St.

  • Farmville to see rate decrease

    FARMVILLE — Town of Farmville electric customers will see a decrease of up to 10 percent in their bills before the end of the year, Town Manager David Hodgkins said.

DWI: Man nearly hits police car

A man with previous impaired driving convictions was charged again after he lost control of his car on Black Jack-Simpson Road and hit a tree, reports said.

  • Murder suspect apprehended

    What started as a routine traffic stop in Pitt County resulted in the arrest of a suspect wanted for murder in Brooklyn, N.Y.Unique Everlast Gray, 23, who fled during a traffic stop on Tuesday, was spotted by a Greenville police officer on Sunday morning, apprehended and arrested.

  • Two arrested in connection with party

    Deputies arrested two people on Saturday night after responding to a large house party in Winterville where alcohol was being served to minors, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Restaurant robbed; employee hurt

    An employee at a local restaurant was injured on Saturday by a man involved in a robbery of the business.

  • Wrecks: Left turn crash injures two

    A woman looking the wrong way while making a turn collided with another vehicle on Aug. 21, leaving two people injured and causing $13,800 in damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on Aug. 24 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

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