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‘Local color’ features ECU grads

Though August is still undoubtedly summer, especially in eastern North Carolina, it also marks the time for back-to-school.

  • Go! Guide Aug. 1

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook Aug. 1

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts community:

  • Movie Capsules Aug. 1

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters.

  • After hours Aug. 1

    Live music performances at Greenville-area clubs and venues:  

  • Rhoades: Philip Seymour Hoffman is ‘Most Wanted Man’

    David Cornwell was a minor functionary for British intelligence back in the ’50s and ’60s, and he learned his tradecraft (that’s spy techniques to the uninitiated) so well that he began writing complex, dark and highly accurate espionage novels under the pseudonym of John Le Carré. His books were required reading for the KGB.

Guilmette committed to comeback

Marshall Guilmette is doing everything in his power to not be the forgotten man, but if his body does not cooperate, Guilmette’s unwavering desire to return to the basketball court may not matter.

  • Greenville beats Sarasota

    Greenville rallied on Thursday to remain unbeaten at the 13-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball Southeast Regional being held in Sarasota, Fla.

  • NFL: Panthers D wants more

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers defense is looking to take one more step in 2014.

  • Woods 2-under in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

  • Palmetto State pioneers

    One of the automobiles in Northwood Little League’s caravan headed back to South Carolina had to make some extra room for a Tournament of State Champions trophy.

  • Greenville All-Stars open with win

    The Greenville All-Stars opened pool play with an 11-6 victory over Putnam County (Tenn.) at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball Southeast Regional in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National editorial: Border crisis

    Some just don’t want to hear the truth of the border crisisIf political courage ever has been displayed in abundance, that certainly is not the case these days.

  • Letter: Enforce immigration laws

    The commercial opens with an, almost breathless, Esmeralda T. Foghorn, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Thaddeus Foghorn, partly sitting and partly lying down.

  • Letter: All politicians the problem

    Recently, Howard Moye Jr. wrote about President Barack Obama wanting to “destroy the nation,” of being a Satanist and letting “lawlessness, socialism and evil” destroy “this once-Christian nation.” Oh, and vote Republican in November.

  • Gannon: Teachers, elderly choice

    This column won’t answer any questions, just pose them.

  • Editorial: Budget spin not helpful

    An agreement between House and Senate Republicans on a $21.25 billion state budget proposal that includes an average 7 percent pay increase for teachers would be easier to digest if its proponents would be more open about what the budget does and does not do for public education.

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.

Doctor leaves legacy of care

During 35 years practicing medicine in Greenville, a private physician made real his dream of finding a way to deliver quality comprehensive health care to thousands of people.

  • Grant to help promote public schools

    As the first year for Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County ends, a $60,000 grant will help the organization kickstart another year.

  • ECU officials OK with budget

    Officials at East Carolina University responded favorably to initial reports about the new budget agreement proposed this week by the state Legislature, despite included cuts in Medicaid provider reimbursement.

  • Dixon opens law firm

    A judicial candidate accused of inappropriately favoring supporters when he was a prosecutor has opened his own law office while he continues to campaign.

  • Scouts launch love of science

    AYDEN — A former governor and member of the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board on Wednesday witnessed how a drinking straw, paper clip and rubber band are being used to launch youngsters to new heights of success.

  • Hunt: Too many cuts to education

    AYDEN — Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. said Wednesday he was worried that state education funding cuts made in recent years are not being restored.

Offenders told to change lives

As eight prolific offenders sat on the front row at the Greenville City County chambers on Wednesday night, an intervention took place.

  • Second suspect arrested in case

    Greenville police on Thursday announced the second suspect in a 14-year-old robbery solved with DNA evidence surrendered to authorities.

  • SHP Report: Crash injures four

    Four people suffered evident injuries and were transported to the hospital after a single-car wreck on N.C. 43 near Chicod on Sunday, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Crime: Three sought in check theft

    The Greenville Police Department is seeking information about three men using checks stolen from an area construction company.

  • Police: Break-in failed

    Greenville police arrested a man Thursday on charges he tried to break into a local sports bar through a hole he made in a wall.

  • Second man arrested in DNA case

    Greenville police today announce a second suspect in a 14-year-old robbery solved by DNA evidence has surrendered to authorities.

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