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A dentist to people in need

Two to three weeks a year, Dr. Frank Serio goes to work in a place where the grip of poverty is like a clinched jaw.

Robinson quietly anchors backcourt

When East Carolina’s Antonio Robinson does his job well, it does not warrant much attention or praise from outsiders because there have been so few times when he has not gotten the job done.

  • Peele: GCC looking at reopening

    Perhaps the obit for the Greenville Country Club was written a little prematurely, as Mark Twain liked to say about rumors of his death.

  • Pirates upend Tulane on road

    Abria Trice’s layup with 44 seconds to play gave East Carolina its final lead in a back-and-forth contest at Tulane on Saturday, and ECU snapped a two-game losing skid with a 67-63 victory.

  • Godwin calls his own number

    Cliff Godwin was on the recruiting trail when he first talked to Lynn LeClair about the possibility of taking over the honor of wearing No. 23 for the East Carolina baseball team.

  • Cards rally from 18 down, upend Tar Heels in OT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia’s 21-game home winning streak in a 69-63 win.

  • Key matchups for Super Bowl

    The matchups to watch in tonight’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium:If the Patriots can tame The Beast, they will have a big head start toward a fourth NFL championship since 2001.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: More moped restrictions

    Starting in July, mopeds operating on public roads in North Carolina will be required to be registered and have license plates.

  • Letter: Elevate ideals in renaming

    I would like to praise the forums led by Robert Brinkley, chairman, and the East Carolina University Board of Trustees on Jan. 26 and 27.

  • Letter: Laws are for all to obey

    As a reply to Rizwan Dard (Tuesday, Public Forum): Sir, I agree totally with your first paragraph.

  • Kristof: Increase empathy

    In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died at the age of 54.

  • Fitzsimon: An ominous start

    The conventional wisdom in Raleigh before state lawmakers came back to town this week was that this General Assembly session would be less contentious than the last two, that leaders of the Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate wanted to see how their “reforms” passed in the last four years were working before embarking on a new round of major initiatives.

Clark: Welcome February

For me, “heart month” really began in the summer of 2013 with a tug in the chest and an irritated throat.

  • Peele: GCC looking at reopening

    Perhaps the obit for the Greenville Country Club was written a little prematurely, as Mark Twain liked to say about rumors of his death.

  • Keith: Having the house to myself

    Last weekend, something rare happened in my home — I had the house to myself for three whole days.

  • Rutledge: The ponytails always win

    I gave my wife a break last week and spent the day with our oldest daughter at a volleyball tournament in Raleigh.

  • Castleberry: Conversations with ‘Doc’

    The greeting was always the same, at least from my side of the conversation.“Hey, Doc,” I’d say when I saw Jimmie Grimsley before almost all of the 147 East Carolina men’s basketball home games I’ve covered in Minges Coliseum.

  • Burns: Statuary rich, Aycock and all

    As ECU continued the debate about renaming Aycock Hall, I had the opportunity last week to visit Washington, D.C., and see the statue of the dorm’s namesake in the Capitol building.

Planting the seeds of change

A diverse group of Pitt County residents, clergy and activists came together Saturday to take on an enormous challenge — “Dismantling Racism.”

  • Two groups join forces on analysis

    There could be more to the auto industry’s support network than meets the eye in eastern North Carolina, and two organizations will take a closer look in 2015 at its growth potential.

  • 'Blind Pig' takes the stage

    Ayden Community Theatre will present “The Sty of the Blind Pig” featuring the Third Street Community Center Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Third Street Community Center, Greenville.

  • PCC notes: Student receives award

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College has selected university transfer student Eric Walls as its recipient of the N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) Academic Excellence Award.

  • ECU notes: Dance 2015

    East Carolina University sophomore Katherine Corbett may be best known for her ballet and tap skills, but she also can sew.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHR 17 — Amend House Temporary Rules: Makes changes to the temporary rules of the House of Representatives concerning voting on resolutions, standing committees, assignment of seats, and conforming changes.

DWI report: Man flees trooper

A 21-year-old Grimesland man was charged with driving while impaired after he failed to stop for the State Highway Patrol.

  • ECU fraternity suspended

    After reports that an 18-year-old woman e was raped last Sunday at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the national office of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has asked its ECU chapter to temporarily suspend all its operations.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on Jan. 26 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

  • Moratorium in place after assaults

    New information indicates that an alleged sexual assault on Sunday was reported by the victim as a rape at a fraternity house, and an ECU student who reported an assault on Saturday was picked up near another fraternity.

  • Crime: Industrial parts stolen

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men on charges they schemed to steal and sell industrial parts to a metal recycler.

  • Student shoots others with airsoft gun

    An 11-year-old student was taken into custody Friday morning after he allegedly shot other students with an air gun at a school bus stop on Concord Drive.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart