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Report Card events, May 26

Important dates coming up at area schools plus photos from events, activities and high achieving students:

ECU in Miami for NCAA tourney

East Carolina’s surging baseball team is back in the NCAA tournament and headed back to Florida.

  • Gibbs team riding wave of success

    CONCORD — Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday’s showing in the Coca-Cola 600.

  • UCLA receives first No. 1 seed

    OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA’s dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA tournament.

  • ECU to Miami for NCAA tourney

    East Carolina’s surging baseball team is headed back to Florida.

  • ECU hoists AAC baseball trophy

    East Carolina’s baseball players who will be gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday to watch the NCAA tournament selection show will do so fresh off a championship.

  • Noles claim ACC crown

    DURHAM — Florida State sure turned things around at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Tanning beds, awareness

    It is illegal for minors to use tanning beds in North Carolina, thanks to legislation signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Pat McCrory.

  • Letter: Public schools shameful

    The public school system in North Carolina is in need of some major improvement.

  • Letter: GOP the military complex

    Blessed are the peacemakers, Christ taught. Beware the military/industrial complex, Ike warned. We have ignored these words all of my lifetime.

  • Gannon: Meaningless budget debate

    When the House finished more than eight hours of debate on its $22 billion budget late last week, many listeners had to wonder what of any consequence had been accomplished with all the talk.

  • N.C. Editorial: Sealed sentencings

    If you’d like to know more about the three-year prison sentence N.C. House Speaker Jim Black received on political corruption charges back in 2007, that information is just a Google search away.

Clark: Duke's coal-ash fiasco

I should feel satisfied and hopeful that Duke Energy has now faced the music and agreed to make reparations for the disastrous coal-ash spill last year that sent tons of sooty waste into the Dan River.

  • Speller: Farmville’s first historical marker named for general

    Farmville will unveil and dedicate its first state highway historical marker Friday in honor of Gen. Allen Hal Turnage.

  • Peele: Classic coming to Ironwood

    The seventh annual Temple Golf Classic will be held June 18 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Rutledge: Honda mules, Anabaptist vans

    Shortly after we arrived at my parent’s house for a visit in 2004, my father asked my wife to walk with him to an area of the farm we affectionately call the pony lot.

  • Burns: The war on teen drinking

    The story we published in Sunday’s paper about a party bus transporting some intoxicated teens to a high school prom hopefully was a conversation starter for families with school-age children.

Event honors, celebrates fallen

Every American who has died for his or her country should be remembered and not taken for granted, Monday’s Memorial Day guest speaker said at Greenville’s ceremony honoring the nation’s fallen military heroes.

  • Council, GUC meet to OK Duke deal

    The Greenville City Council and Greenville Utilities will meet today to approve the sale of generating assets that will free 32 municipalities from responsibility and debt associated with their ownership.

  • End-of-grade testing in full swing

    With just 13 days of school left for Pitt County public school students, end-of-grade testing is in full swing.

  • GO-Science center to open in fall

    Greenville’s new science center is slated to open this fall, but several special preview events this summer will provide a sneak peek.

  • City contracts with lobbying firm

    The City of Greenville has contracted with a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm for help getting more federal aid and grant funding.

  • Fans praise Pirates' championship

    Gil Elvington is such an East Carolina baseball fan that on Good Friday he proposed to his fiance during the team’s home game against Tulane.

Grandparents scam reported

Pitt County deputies have alerted area seniors about a nationwide scam that reportedly was attempted Friday in this county.

  • GPD: Officer quells dog attack

    A Greenville Police Department officer shot and killed a dog Sunday after it attacked three children and their father and lunged at the officer.

  • Crime: Armed robbery reported

    A man was robbed by someone carrying a handgun early Saturday morning, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • GPD Crashes: Chain-reaction hurts 2

    A driver on May 19 caused a chain-reaction, four-vehicle wreck after rear-ending a vehicle due to failing to realize the vehicles were stopped, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • DWI report: Second charge for driver

    A 28-year-old woman was charged with her second driving while impaired charge within the last year after a trooper saw her swerving all over the road.

  • Emotions boil after guilty verdict

    A fight erupted outside the Pitt County Courthouse between opposing sides in a murder trial on Friday after a jury found Daitrieyuaon “Day-Day” Parker guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Ceira Michelle Clark.

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