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Holiday picture books for kids

NEW YORK — Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Tell all your gift-buying elves to wrap up a book.

Transition time for Pirates

The time of year has arrived when senior college football players realize the end of this phase of their lives is imminent, and it’s simultaneously the time when younger team leaders embrace the annual tradition of trying to send the elders out the right way.

  • Pirates fall in 5th-place game

    Freshman B.J. Tyson scored a career-high 24 points to lead East Carolina on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 75-73 men’s basketball loss to Hawaii at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.

  • Unbeaten ECU faces ranked slate

    The East Carolina women’s basketball team’s undefeated record will get put to the test against the 22nd-ranked team in the country today, and a win by the Pirates would likely give them a shot at the No. 1 team.

  • VIDEO: Fearless Football Forecast bloopers

    Wrap up the high school football season with Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry, Tony Castleberry and Ronnie Woodward.

  • Redskins bench Griffin III

    ASHBURN, Va. — Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts.

  • ACC teams struggling on returns

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Family, reflection, shopping?

    Call it a sign of the times, or simply the world in which we live, but gone are the days when everyone just knew that retail establishments would not be open on major holidays.

  • Williams:Elite show contempt

    Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans.

  • Letter: Follow doctors' advice on ACA

    If you believe the recent letters in the Daily Reflector, one would think that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has absolutely no redeeming features.

  • Letter: Work to end AIDS

    Every 9.5 minutes someone is infected with HIV in the United States and there are approximately 50,000 new infections each year.

  • Editorial: Support historic village

    Moving the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum 1840-1940 in 2009 from the Pitt County fairgrounds to the former Pitt County Home farm on County Home Road was a long and difficult endeavor.

Gannon: House speaker's job tough

Raleigh If you put 73 people in a room and they come out fully “united,” that’s a brainwashed cult.

  • Burns: Immigration is who we are

    Most Americans know about the Pilgrims and their voyage in 1620 on the Mayflower. Our Thanksgiving celebrations this week are rooted in their story.

  • Summers: All eyes on Hardy

    The college football universe scrambled to keep pace, to find No. 2 on every play.“Is that him out on the left flank? No, no, he’s in the slot.

  • Clark: One dig Woods couldn’t let slide

    Long and loud complaints often hide the real things down deep that most hurt or anger us.

  • Peele: Hendrix signs with UNCG

    Bryce Hendrix, a four-year letterman on the D.H. Conley boys’ golf team, has signed a grant-in-aid with UNC Greensboro.

  • Rutledge: Old cars, beautiful women

    If not for the early influence of my friend Paul Lockhart, I might never have considered myself capable of repairing my own car.

An early taste of the holiday

Thanksgiving was celebrated a day early as several local groups hosted the traditional holiday meal Wednesday.

  • Stores game for Black Friday

    Whoever thinks that shopping on the Black Friday weekend in Greenville is no fun and games might have to rethink that attitude.

  • Holiday closures

    City offices: Closed today and Friday.County offices: Closed today and Friday.Pitt County Schools: Closed today through Friday.

  • Rally decries ‘injustice system’

    Calls for an end to violence against blacks in America, accusations of injustice and support for an economic boycott were voiced during a rally Tuesday night outside the Pitt County Courthouse.

  • Igniting interest in charter school

    One of the county’s first charter schools has introduced itself to the community, including families interested in enrolling in its opening year.

  • Shelter seeks city, county funds

    The leaders of Greenville Community Shelters are seeking the help of local government to complete work on its new emergency shelter.

Trooper wins Samaritan Award

A State Highway Patrol trooper from Greenville has won a Samaritan Service Award for helping save the life of a volunteer at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament in Pinehurst.

  • Deputy wins commendation award

    Adrenaline, instinct and training helped a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrest a violent suspect earlier this year, even though both of his shoulders were dislocated.

  • Don't get burned: Fry safely

    A demonstration on how not to use a turkey fryer was so dangerous Wednesday that the firefighter who did it stood behind a safety wall wearing full turnout gear.

  • Crime: Officers seize opium

    The Greenville Police Department arrested two people on drug charges Saturday at their home off of Hooker Road, according to reports released on Wednesday.

  • Deputy, device deliver happy ending

    Kristan Strickland woke up in the middle of the night and discovered her husband wasn’t breathing and had no pulse.

  • Crime: Assault in parking lot reported

    Greenville police were called to investigate an assault by pointing a gun in the parking lot of a student apartment complex on Monday.

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