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Kolasa: Be mindful of ‘holiday weight’

Q I am currently trying to watch my weight and make healthy choices.

  • Hot Dish: Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

    A number of local restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Local cooks share holiday recipes

    Thanksgiving and turkey go hand-in-hand — but there’s a lot more to the fabulous feast than the bird.

  • Hax: Pregnant mom wants to avoid smoke

    Q I do not smoke nor does my husband. His family smokes. His grandma holds Christmas Eve at her house and his whole family gathers there.

  • Abby: Wife must rely on herself

    Dear Abby: While I was nine months pregnant with my first child, I asked my husband what he would say if I had any problem during my delivery and he was asked to choose between me or the baby.

  • Kids’ Stuff Calendar Nov. 24

    Turkey TrekRiver Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Turkey Trek from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday. Join park staff for a free 2-mile hike in search of wild turkeys.

Pirate offense wants more

Blake Kemp admitted after practice on Tuesday night that he doesn’t ever know if he is going to be East Carolina’s starting quarterback until the team is nearing kickoff each week.

  • Aztecs steamroll Pirates

    The Daily Reflector 
After hanging with California on Friday night, East Carolina’s basketball team probably liked its chances to keep it close in Monday’s game at San Diego State, which lost 49-43 to Arkansas Little Rock on Saturday.

  • Pirates fall at SDSU

    The Daily ReflectorA slow start cost East Carolina at San Diego State late Monday night, leading to a 79-54 win for SDSU that dropped the Pirates’ record to 2-2.

  • AAC: Bowl picture crowded

    The American Athletic Conference bowl picture is already a crowded one, and a few more bowl-eligible teams could be added to the mix by the end of the week.

  • Teams try to avoid trash talk

    CHAPEL HILL — Marquise Williams insists he doesn’t have a score to settle with rival N.C. State.

  • Girls set tone in NP sweep

    BETHEL — North Pitt’s girls’ basketball team rolled to its second blowout in its second attempt of the season on Monday night.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Veterans fighting for therapy

    Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. has been working, without success, to gain approval for military doctors to prescribe hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Letter: Greenville VA's help appreciated

    Our stepfather has Parkinson’s Disease and became very confused, would not eat or drink, had issues with toileting and was very unsteady on his feet.

  • Letter: Defund Obama's refugee program

    Thank you for providing a tally of how I voted in the Congressional Voting Report on Sunday. It’s an important service for your readers.

  • Williams: Testing free speech

    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech.

  • Editorial: Thanksgiving, adoption month

    Thanksgiving week began Sunday gloomy, wet and cold, but warmer days lay ahead for families anticipating that great old holiday.

Woodward: ECU record flawed

East Carolina women’s basketball set a program record* for single-game home attendance — 5,408 — on Friday against Presbyterian thanks to its Education Day event.

  • Speller: Count the many blessings

    When November rolls around, thoughtful, conscientious — and, yes, thankful friends on Facebook begin the daily task of counting their blessings.

  • Storm: When hounds become hipsters

    It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.

  • Peele: Ranking ECU golfers

    Usually, I don’t cover much college golf in this column, but I thought I would take a look at how some East Carolina University golfers are doing in comparison with their fellow collegians.

  • Summers: ECU enjoys easy win

    ORLANDO, Fla.Win and advance.There was genuine jubilation emanating from the visitors’ locker room beneath Bright House Networks Stadium late Thursday night.

  • Rutledge: One long shower

    We had our utilities provider conduct one of those efficiency assessments on our house.

‘Hot Wheels’ encourages giving, perseverance

South Central High School freshman Bryan “Hot Wheels” Cabrera has inspired his classmates and teachers with his can-do attitude, and now they are returning the favor by raising money to buy him a new wheelchair.

  • Holiday: Cheap gas, more traffic

    Stratton Georges paid less than $10 to top off his gas tank on Tuesday afternoon before heading home to Virginia for Thanksgiving.

  • Hotel, alumni center planned

    A $15 million hotel, which will include a new East Carolina University alumni center, is planned for downtown, according to a longtime university supporter and downtown businessman.

  • What not to do when using fryer

    Flames shot more than 10 feet into the air the second a frozen turkey plunged into a fryer filled with hot oil.

  • Shirt costs player team spot

    A South Central High School student-athlete was kicked off the varsity football team after a photo surfaced on social media showing him holding a T-shirt from county rival J.H. Rose High School.

  • Forums set for chancellor search

    East Carolina University has announced eight public forums to gather feedback about what students, faculty, alumni and the community would like to see in the university’s next chancellor.

Crime: Man arrested in break-in

A Murfreesboro man was arrested for a break-in at a Pitt County auto service shop after deputies in Hertford County spotted burglary tools in his car, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported this week.

  • Brothers IDd in hole-in-wall cases

    A pair of Greenville brothers has been arrested in connection with hole-in-the-wall break-ins that occurred at more than 50 businesses in Greenville and Pitt County during the past several years, law enforcement announced late Tuesday.

  • Delivery driver robbed, punched

    A delivery driver was punched in the face during a robbery on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP Crashes: Driver hits a tree

    A Beaufort County man suspected of using an impairing substance was injured on Nov. 20 after he drove off the roadway and hit a tree, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Police: Beware IRS scam

    Local residents in several eastern North Carolina counties are reporting a wave of scam calls, and multiple law enforcement agencies are issuing warnings not to fall prey.

  • Crime: Robbery suspects sought

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects in an identity theft at a local grocery store, the Greenville Police Department reported.

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