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Improvements for allergy sufferers

Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry.

Pirates attacking at D-line

East Carolina’s defense has been pushing people around lately, even more so than usual.

  • West suspended for grabbing jersey

    NEW YORK — Baseball umpire Joe West, a Greenville native, was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.

  • After ‘mistake,’ Vikings bench Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.“We made a mistake and we need to get this right,” he said at a crowded news conference. “It is important to always listen to our fans and the community and our sponsors.

  • Facilities help ACC keep up

    There’s a construction boom taking place across the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • Hardy removed from active roster

    CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.

  • ECU's deep threat

    Virginia Tech’s worst moments last Saturday happened when East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden cocked his arm and catapulted the football high and long down the field.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Shelter vision inspiring

    Tuesday’s groundbreaking for a new homeless shelter in Greenville represents a new era for this community’s compassion and caring for its least fortunate and most vulnerable citizens.

  • Letter: Employ the JOY Principle

    The definition of joy in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary is “The emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good, gladness, delight.

  • Letter: No time for open borders

    On Aug. 21, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey held a press conference and declared ISIL a worse threat than Al Qaeda and said that we need to be prepared.

  • Letter: Apply lessons of 9/11

    “We must never forget” is an admonition concerning 9/11.

  • Letter: ISIS air strikes costly

    I think the taxpayers should know how much an air strike costs.

Burns: Day seized at lighthouse

Life is so busy for my family and me that it seems nearly impossible sometimes for us to spend any quality time together.

  • Summers: Williamses leave mark

    BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

  • Clark: A conservation dilemma

    The closest most of us get to saving a species is the distance between our hands and our wallets.

  • Peele: Tourneys benefit Foundation

    A joint effort by Washington Yacht and Country Club and Cypress Landing Golf Club resulted in a nearly $70,000 donation to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center Foundation last weekend.

  • Rutledge: Careless young drivers

    After I shouted down the young man in a jeep who nearly forced my dog and me into a ditch during our morning jog around the neighborhood, I had to smile at how much I sounded like my father.

  • Speller: Marine walks in new shoes

    Even as a young boy, my stepson was particular about his shoes. Pearless Lee Speller III, affectionately called PL, was 4 when I first met him.

Vidant teams with two systems

Vidant Health will team up with two other North Carolina health systems to improve quality and affordability for patients, the local medical center’s president said Wednesday.

  • McCrory transportation plan unveiled

    Gov. Pat McCrory laid out his vision to meet North Carolina’s long-range highway needs during the Greenville leg of a four-city tour on Wednesday.“Our vision is to connect rural with urban (and) economic centers with rural towns that are suffering now with high unemployment,” McCrory said while on a stopover with Transportation Secretary Tony Tata at the Pitt-Greenville Airport. “We’ve got to connect citizens with our airports and water ports, with hospitals like the one right here in Greenville, with education centers like the great university here and connect them with jobs.”McCrory and Tata began their day in Wilmington and later traveled to Winston-Salem and Asheville, promoting a plan called the “Governor’s 25-Year Vision.”McCrory said he wanted such a blueprint before he was elected governor, saying the Charlotte had one while he was mayor of the city.

  • 'Superblock' secures final tenant

    A downtown project called the Superblock has inked its final lease to complete the 20,000-square-foot redevelopment.

  • Hearing today on GUC rates

    Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing at noon today on its plans to set a wholesale water supply rate schedule.

  • Fair in third big day

    The 2014 Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair moves into its third day today with Special Needs Day.

  • McCrory unveils transportation plan

    Gov. Pat McCrory stopped in Greenville today with Transportation Secretary Tony Tata to unveil his plan to meet highway and road needs for a growing population, his office said.

New charges likely for sex offender

A Pitt County man is under a $2 million bond on charges he sexually exploited girls between 4 and 16 years old by soliciting and exchanging images of them.

  • ECU reports anti-Semitic vandalism

    East Carolina University police are investigating an anti-Semitic slur scratched into paint in a residence hall bathroom, the university reported Wednesday.

  • Shooting victim had gang ties

    A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.

  • Woman reports robbery near Rose

    A woman reported Wednesday afternoon that a man with a gun robbed her of her cellphone as she was walking on Hooker Road.

  • $2 million bond for suspect

    A judge set a $2 million bond for Wednesday morning for a man charged with beating and stabbing to death a man who befriended him in 2012.

  • Crime: Shots fired into house

    Officers arrested a man for trespassing after gunfire in the Kearney Park neighborhood struck a home with several people inside, the Greenville Police Department reported Tuesday.

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