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Freeboot Friday enters 14th year

When preparing for the 14th season of Freeboot Friday, organizers of the event took a long look at what could be done to make the event more enjoyable all around.

  • Go! Guide Aug. 29

    FridayFreeboot FridayFreeboot Friday, a public pep rally before each ECU home football game, will be held from 5-8 p.m.

  • After hours Aug. 29

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

  • Arts Datebook Aug. 29

    BrushstrokesFourteen artists from the Carteret-Onslow Neighborhood Artists’ Group, including three Greenville Brushstrokes members, have work featured at a Tavola Market Cafe, 620 Red Banks Road, through August.

  • Rhoades: An encore for Pierce Brosnan

    One of the lessons of having a mentor is that this master-grasshopper relationship doesn’t last.

  • Movie Capsules Aug. 29

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

Senior Harvey has high hopes

Warren Harvey knows he’ll miss East Carolina when his academic and football careers end.

  • ECU hoops schedules released

    East Carolina will make a school-record 17 national television appearances during the upcoming men’s basketball season, ECU’s first in the American Athletic Conference.

  • Rose sweeps past Conley

    In front of a vocal, bipartisan volleyball crowd packed inside D.H. Conley’s gymnasium on Thursday night, it was visiting J.H. Rose that made the clutch plays during the important second set in an early-season marquee matchup of previously undefeated teams.

  • Furlow flourishing at SC

    Shawn Furlow burst onto the scene at South Central as a freshman running back with breakaway speed and star potential.

  • Goodell: ‘I didn’t get it right’

    NEW YORK — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

  • Ivey relishes starting role

    Not everything has gone according to plan for Lamar Ivey, but that doesn’t mean his ultimate goal is not intact.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National Editorial: Facing ISIS

    An attack Friday on a mosque in Iraq and the subsequent fallout is indicative of the problems the United States, its allies and the Iraqi people will have as they try to eliminate the threat posed by the radical Islamists of ISIS — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

  • Letter: Health care calls frustrating

    On several occasions I have placed a call to Physicians East and immediately gotten a recording telling me how they value my business and that someone will be with me momentarily.

  • Letter: Bucket-challenge Congress

    Many of my friends and family members have taken the ALS challenge, including yours truly, and had a bucket of ice water dumped over them.

  • Gannon: Incumbents have the money

    Chalk it up as another way that incumbent legislators in general have a distinct advantage over challengers in N.C. General Assembly races this and every other election year.

  • Editorial: Obama Hagan's liability

    President Barack Obama’s visit to North Carolina on Tuesday was not a campaign event, but he appeared willing to absorb the heat related to what he described as “outrageous and inexcusable” problems affecting the Veterans Administration.

Storm: Flight leaves me feeling low

My sister probably was expecting a more sentimental greeting.

  • Speller: A time for reflection

    Nifty, shifty, thrifty, guess who’s 50? Yes, me, as of today. I join my high school classmates and some other friends at becoming half a century old.

  • Peele: GCC severs Brook Valley ties

    It’s official: Greenville Country Club is returning Brook Valley to its former owners as of Sept. 30.

  • Rutledge: Ask Atticus Finch

    A scientist talking through my car radio recently announced that humans use far more of their brains than the mythical 10 percent.

  • Burns: Family grave digger

    As I have grown older, I have had to assume several jobs that others are unable to do. One of those jobs is grave digger.

  • Clark: Striving to provide answers

    Unanswered questions inevitably lead to more questions and misunderstandings. They form the impetus for rumor and gossip.

Gameday excitement builds

At least 45,000 people are expected to fill Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday and pack tailgating areas prior to East Carolina University’s first football game of the year.

  • Eagles eager to challenge Pirates

    The Eagles and Pirates have met on the court and on the field before, but never like this.

  • Ideas on radio system offered

    A consulting company offered recommendations for improving Pitt County’s emergency radio and paging systems.

  • Homeless shelter permit granted

    Greenville’s Board of Adjustment unanimously granted special-use permits for a homeless shelter, child daycare facility and a tattoo and body piercing shop at its meeting Thursday.

  • Labor Day closings

    City offices: Closed Monday. County offices: Closed Monday. Pitt County Schools: Closed Monday. Pitt Community College: Closed Monday.

  • ECU: Ticket sales hit mark

    East Carolina University announced this week that Pirate football season ticket sales eclipsed the 20,000 mark for the eighth-straight year.

Heroin bust nets two arrests

A monthlong narcotics investigation has resulted in the seizure of 200 bags of heroin and 36 grams of raw, powder heroin, the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force announced Thursday.

  • Crime: Man arrested in assault

    The Greenville Police Department arrested a man on several charges after an assault at a bar on Fifth Street, according to a case report released Thursday.

  • Crime: Man steals recyclables

    A Grimesland man who works for a company that operates Pitt County dump sites has been charged with stealing recyclables from the sites.

  • Shooting victim identified

    A man who was shot in the leg then drove himself to the hospital Tuesday has been identified as a Crips gang member, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Images of suspect released

    Greenville police on Wednesday released images of a man they believe broke into the office at an apartment complex and stole a computer.

  • Wounded man ID'd as gang member

     A man was shot in the leg Tuesday night then drove himself to the hospital has been identified as Marlon Lamont McMillan Jr., the Greenville Police Department reported.

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