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Abby: Readers take Abby to task

Dear Abby: Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive.

  • Program gives disabled opportunities

    First, there’s art, then P.E. and foods, followed by wood shop, music and science.

  • Lost and Found pets

    Lost and found pets:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Meeting place Sept. 14

    Meeting times, dates and places for area civic, social and community groups.

  • Star-Spangled anniversary

    Baltimore This week marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops: massive fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city’s Inner Harbor.

Another ACC foe up next

A tried-and-true believer in his coaching philosophies, Ruffin McNeill was unaware of the recent historical significance of his team’s win over Virginia Tech last Saturday.

  • NFL: No fracture for RG3

    ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season.

  • Vikings reinstate Peterson

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

  • Heels haven't forgotten loss

    CHAPEL HILL — It is hard for North Carolina coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has.

  • Hardy decision delayed

    CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Summers: Williamses leave mark

    BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Celebrate fair, community

    As the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair begins its 95th annual week of festivities today, thousands of citizens from all walks of life will gather to enjoy and celebrate this community.

  • Letter: NFL inaction in spotlight

    It’s been argued that Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh is one of the dirtiest players in the NFL. I feel that this constituency must reconsider their discernible phrases and turn to those of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and others who have committed violence to those who are not wearing pads and paid hefty salaries, but to those defenseless women who they have beaten and threatened with the anger and rage that we see on television.

  • Letter: Turn signals underused

    I address this to the apparently thousands of drivers who are rude, inconsiderate or too lazy to move their hands three inches to use their turn signals appropriately.

  • Letter: Money corrupting politics

    If you need a glaring example of how money corrupts our political system, one need look no further than the former Republican majority whip Eric Cantor, who just fled his House seat to work for an investment bank for millions of dollars.

  • Gannon: Special session killed

    In a video posted online Friday afternoon, Gov.

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.

Planners envision 'gateway' art

As Greenville moves forward in the 21st century, the Pitt County Arts Council wants to know what the view will be from the intersection of Evans and 10th streets — artistically speaking, that is.

  • Miller sworn in to school board seat

    The Pitt County Board of Education officially has its newest member.

  • Magnet school draws interest

    An interest meeting about the possibility of opening a STEM magnet school in the northern part of the county garnered mostly positive comments, but Pitt County Schools officials said it still is in its initial planning stages.

  • Experts: Volunteers vital for aging

    Cuts in state and federal program funding for Pitt County and North Carolina’s aging population means more volunteers are needed to meet their needs, a group of experts said.

  • County fair opens today

    The Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair, which typically rolls into town in October when the night air is crisp, beats fall to the punch this year with a September showing.

  • Deadline nearing to register to vote

    Pitt County residents have less than a month left to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, local officials said.

Person killed in house fire

One person was killed in a house fire Monday at home in rural Pitt County north of Greenville.Little information was available Monday night.

  • Crime: Hotel robbery investigated

    The Greenville Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred early Monday at the Holiday Inn Express, 909 Moye Blvd.

  • Officers await autopsy report

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office identified a man whose death is under investigation as Gerald Barker, 50, of Greenville.

  • More charges expected for Speciale

    Investigators expect to file more charges against the son of a state legislator arrested Sunday for sex offenses involving two teenagers, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Sheriff's office warns of scam

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving a phone call in which people are advised to purchase a card to avoid being arrested, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Wrecks: Three-vehicle crash

    A driver who failed to see another vehicle and continued through a stop sign caused a three-vehicle wreck with $29,000 in damages that left one person injured, the Greenville Police Department reported.

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