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Abby: Abusive father makes gathering painful

Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, “Tom.” He’s a wonderful husband to our daughter. He’s always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family.

  • VIDEO PETS: Pets available for adoption, July 27

    Meet Mack, a 2-month-old hound mix, who has a small birth defect on his foot and ankle. He is at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Meeting Place July 27

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • A living tribute

    The newest trees along U.S. Route 15 come with stories of Civil War soldiers.

Disc golfers hit course

In disc golf, the best of the best and fledgling newcomers cannot only share a tournament course, they can also have a beer and some laughs when they are finished playing.

  • Latest Hall class honored

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech, and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

  • Jeff Gordon Day at Brickyard

    INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

  • Womack warns of dip danger

    Longtime J.H. Rose baseball coach Ronald Vincent remembers when coaches — especially ones in tobacco-rich eastern North Carolina — used smokeless tobacco without being fully aware of the harm associated with the habit.

  • Harvick continues qualifying dominance

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400.

  • Indy celebrating Gordon day

    INDIANAPOLIS — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Carolina Editorial: Offshore drilling

    The Obama administration won’t allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the United States, citing environmental concerns.

  • Letter: Cable plan upsetting

    Too bad Suddenlink is taking yet another program out of its basic plan.

  • Letter: Marketing by lowest

    Nothing unusual about going to the mailbox, but to find a slick flyer with the return address of “Big Ass Solutions” of Lexington, Ky., and a promotional offer to receive one of its products of the same description made me stop and think: Who are we, as a people, that would suggest to a marketer we are intrigued, humored or tickled by such a vulgar hook to our purse-string?

  • Dionne: Paul Ryan's other clothes

    Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech.

  • Editorial: Alienating Vidant wrong

    Rural hospitals are closing due to changes in health care funding and delivery — many brought on by the Affordable Care Act.

Storm: Legacy of healing

Let’s talk about legacies. The imprint, large or small, that we leave on the world.

  • Speller: Benefits of exercise

    My brother was talking about his workout routine recently when we were visiting with him in Maryland.

  • Rutledge: The underwear disconnect

    If it were left up to men, underwear companies would go broke. Not because men don’t like to wear skivvies. We just don’t like buying them.

  • Burns: Perilous path of free speech

    A young Palestinian from Greenville is demonstrating what it is to be an American by advocating for a cause that many don’t support.

  • Clark: Assistants belong in classroom

    State legislators continued to push pieces around their gameboards this week, attempting to negotiate an end to this year’s budget-wrangling session.

  • Rutledge: Saving the tuna

    When I rented my first apartment many years ago, I had my mother write down recipes for the dishes she had raised me on.

‘Real women love football’

It was a sea of purple and gold, tightly laced running shoes and ball caps. And lots of pony tails.

  • Putting disc golf on display

    Greenville’s West Meadowbrook Park was the place to be on Sunday to learn about hyzers, anhyzers, rollers and more.

  • Cold front may bring heat relief

    A storm that briefly passed through Pitt County on Sunday dropped about a half-inch of rain and slightly cooled down temperatures that reached heat indexes as high as 100, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Desegregation comes slowly

    Sixty years ago, a ground-breaking court case ruled that separating schools by race makes them inherently unequal, but at the time it made not so much as a whimper in Pitt County.

  • Grant to help neighborhood

    The state awarded a $3 million grant to a Pitt County neighborhood struggling with failing septic tanks so it can build a sewer system infrastructure.

  • Enjoying the freshness

    The Pitt County Farmers Market offers locally grown fresh fruits and produce March through December at 4560 County Home Road.

DWIs: Impaired driver hits vehicle

An driver who said he had taken prescription medication was injured when his speeding vehicle collided with another near North Campus Crossing apartments, records show.

  • Wrecks: 2 hurt in crash

    A rear-end wreck on Fire Tower Road last week injured two people and caused $24,300 in damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Tractor stolen from home

    Someone stole a tractor valued at $4,145 from a home in Farmville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Closed store foils robbery

    The Greenville Police Department is looking for two men who detectives believe attempted to rob a Family Dollar but ran away when they realized it was closed.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from July 17-23.

  • Crime: Electronics stolen

    Property valued at $2,710 was stolen during a break-in in which someone climbed through a window to enter a residence, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart