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Abby: Face-to-face friend refuses to like online interaction

Dear Abby: Help! Facebook is killing my social life. I am wondering if anyone else is having this experience. I am a woman whose job requires me to be on the computer eight hours a day.

  • Dr. K: ‘Talk therapy’ helps phobia

    ‘Talk therapy’ can help overcome a phobiaQ I have a terrible fear of heights, dogs and public speaking.

  • Hot Dish: New dishes at Tokyo

    Here’s what’s going on in area restaurant and food news: Tokyo Japanese Restaurant Owner Jay Zheng said new menu items are available at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 3525 S. Memorial Drive.

  • Kolasa: Kidney disease diet

    Q I am frustrated with the misleading food labels. I am on dialysis and need to pay more attention to the phosphorus in my food and beverages. How do I do that?

  • Abby: Overpacking prompts questions

    Dear Abby: I’m in my 40s and my boyfriend of three years is 12 years older. We are in love and our relationship is great.

  • Hax: Don’t let ring control timeline

    Q I’m clumsy. About two months ago, a car cut me off, causing me to wreck my scooter. The result: a broken hip and two broken legs.

New: ECU-UConn game of halves

In the first halves of their games against Connecticut this season, the East Carolina Pirates appeared primed to pull an upset of the defending national champion.

  • Shooting struggles cost UNC

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina just never found its offensive groove against N.C. State, particularly inside against BeeJay Anya and the Wolfpack’s physical front line.

  • McIlroy hopes to sustain momentum

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy.

  • Pirates host NCAA champs

    The game East Carolina’s basketball players have heard so much about is set to tip off tonight.

  • Game against ODU postponed

    Kirk Morgan was set to be East Carolina’s first starting pitcher for a midweek game, but the weather didn’t cooperate.

  • K-State apologizes to rival

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State athletic director John Currie promised to review the school’s security procedures after an upset of eighth-ranked Kansas on Monday night turned into a chaotic scene as students and fans rushed the court.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Vidant's worthy mission

    Vidant Health’s announcement this week that construction of a new cancer center in Greenville is moving forward despite funding challenges related to state and federal changes in health care is encouraging.

  • Letter: Changes to tax code wrong

    As I read of the “tax simplification” discussions with our N.C. Legislative Assembly and governor I kept saying to myself and anyone listening, “This will not be good.

  • Letter: Note Eppes' regard for Aycock

    As educational namesakes, Charles Brantley Aycock (1859-1912) and Charles Montgomery Eppes (1857-1942) remain neighbors: Aycock Dorm on College Hill shares a common border with C.M. Eppes Middle School.

  • Rebecca Peters: Horrors of lynching

    My third grader is a white child in a Title I school in our town.

  • Editorial: ECU potential Greenville's

    East Carolina University’s millennial campus concept reinforces its role as an ever-expanding economic engine for Greenville and the region.

Burns: All relative in family, tech

One of our loyal readers called Friday because he could not get his e-edition to work.

  • Storm: Southeners know snow

    The thought of Southerners driving in the snow makes many Northerners chuckle.

  • Rutledge: What polar vortex?

    When Northern people start complaining about the cold, Southern people get nervous.

  • Woodward: Payne's gains

    As Jada Payne has moved closer to 1,000 points during her two-year East Carolina women’s basketball career, I’ve thought about different ways to approach writing about the feat.

  • Speller: Exhibit features preservation

    Driving through eastern North Carolina, I still enjoy a pastime I developed as child — gazing at old, abandoned homes and wondering about the people who used to live there.

  • Clark: Dean Smith's lessons learned

    The death of UNC basketball coach Dean Smith this past week took me back to my early years in Chapel Hill, when indirectly the coach helped me to learn about the subtleties of race relations.

Storms challenge road crews

Kevin Mulligan thought he was escaping snow when he left New York for North Carolina, but the last few years have proved otherwise.

  • Storm forces another school closure

    Snow, sleet and rain that fell overnight in the Greenville area did not produce heavy accumulation in most areas Thursday, but public schools are canceled due to poor road conditions in northern Pitt County.

  • Weather leaves many hungry

    Jacqueline Speight was relieved to see a Churches Outreach Network van full of groceries parked outside of a west Greenville soup kitchen on Wednesday morning.

  • Thursday closings, delays

    Thursday closings, cancelations and delays as of 7 a.m.

  • Ex-NAACP leader to speak at event

    The black community has been kept in bondage by the U.S. government, the speaker of an upcoming Black History Month event sponsored by the N.C. Republican Party’s 1st Congressional District, said.

  • ECU’s adjunct faculty rallies

    East Carolina University faculty banded together Wednesday as a part of a national movement to educate students and the community about working conditions of adjunct faculty and how short-term cost savings will have long-term effects on the quality of education.

Urgent need for blood donations

Several blood drives were canceled on Wednesday due to inclement weather affecting a daily regional need to collect between 500 and 600 pints of blood, according to the American Red Cross.

  • Wrecks tick down; caution urged

    Local law enforcement responded to fewer weather-related wrecks on Wednesday but urged motorists to remain cautious.

  • Crime: Man faces assault charges

    A Greenville man was arrested on several charges after a report that he cut another man during an altercation on Sunday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP: One injured in car-truck crash

    A driver was injured when his car collided with a truck that turned in front of him on U.S. 264 near Pactolus, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Mistrial declared in crash case

    A judge on Monday declared a mistrial shortly after the state rested its case against a Greenville teen accused in a fatal wreck because the judge said he was friends with the teen’s family.

  • Fourth teen arrested in death

    A fourth teenager wanted in a “senseless” shooting death turned himself in on Monday a short time after he was identified by Greenville police as a suspect.


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