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Chapter 2: A daring heist

The story so far: It’s 1972. Jamie Peters, who is dyslexic, is visiting his grandparents.

  • Kid Stuff Calendar Sept. 23

    Library eventSheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host a “stuffed animal sleepover” at 7 p.m. today.

  • Parrott senior named merit semifinalist

    Parrott senior named
merit semifinalistArendell Parrott Academy senior William Brechtelsbauer of Greenville has been named a semifinalist in the annual National Merit Scholarship program.

  • Conley student selected as page

    D.H. Conley High School student Benjamin Bullock has been appointed to serve as a U.S. Senate page during the fall session. The appointment was made by Sen. Kay Hagan.

  • Report Card Events Sept. 23

    HopeThursday is fall picture day. Students are required to wear uniforms.OakwoodWednesday is school picture day.A family bingo event will be held Friday.

  • School menu Sept. 23

    Todaycheese sticks, pork chop sandwich, chili cheese fries, rolls, seasoned potato wedges, lima beans, pears, milkWednesdaychicken sandwich, baked spaghetti, garlic breadstick, hot dog, romaine salad, California blend vegetables with cheese, spiced apples, milk,Thursdaysweet and sour chicken with rice, teriyaki beef dippers with rice, pizza, steamed carrots, green beans, mandarin oranges, milkFridaybaked chicken tenders, roll, Carolina barbecue sliders, cheeseburger deluxe, coleslaw, baked beans, peaches, milkMondaypizza, chicken fajita wrap, pork chop sandwich, salsa, romaine salad, corn, tropical fruit salad, milk

Bulldogs honor coach's brother

Pitt Community College men’s basketball coach Darrick Mullins wants his program to have a family atmosphere feel, so he didn’t hesitate to help a member of the Bulldog family on Monday.

  • Bigger battles longtime friend in rout

    No matter how intense in-state college football rivalries get, very often it is a chaotic mix of love and hate on the field among the many opponents who either grew up together, played together or even against each other in previous lives.

  • Injuries mount for Panthers

    CHARLOTTE — The injuries continue to mount in the Carolina Panthers’ backfield.

  • Owner: ‘No misinformation’ on Rice

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

  • Team Penske in command of Chase

    CHARLOTTE — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.

  • Watkins hits magic number

    Nothing in David Watkins’ game leading up to his round at Ironwood Country Club on Sept. 6 led him to believe he was on the verge of achieving one of golf’s rarest feats.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Awaiting justice

    It is not difficult to understand why supporters of Faris Dixon would view an SBI investigation into his conduct as a Pitt County prosecutor using the same lens through which they see changes to state voting laws.

  • Letter: Hagan, ACA right choices

    The Affordable Care Ace has registered 375,000 North Carolinians, contrary to Republican Party propaganda.

  • Letter: Pitt County needs a leash law

    Would someone in Pitt County bless my heart for all the dogs that are on a chain? I live in New Hanover County and we have a law that we cannot have a dog on a chain.

  • Gannon: 'Dead moose' in the room

    In a few years covering the Legislature, I don’t recall hearing the words “dead” and “moose” uttered together in any legislative meeting.

  • N.C. Editorial: Troubled DHHS

    The state Department of Health and Human Services is troubled, to say the least, and has been for some time.

Summers: Purple skies over new era

It’s a brand-new era. When dusk descended on Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday evening, there was a small trickle of the record-setting crowd beginning to traverse the staircases and disappear into the coming night.

  • Speller: Benefit runs, walks

    Ahhhhh! Feel that? Autumn breezes are in the air. Autumn, or fall, begins Tuesday, and it’s my favorite season.

  • Storm: Tacky isn't edgy

    When I first saw the Kent State sweatshirt with what looked like blood spattered across its front, I thought it was some kind of a twisted, photoshopped fake.

  • Peele: Bradford Creek tries FootGolf

    Are you ready for some football? Whoops, change that — some FootGolf?

  • Hudson: These are the days of my life

    Today is set aside as World Gratitude Day. And Miniature Golf Day. And National Women’s Friendship Day. But, more importantly, it’s another day.

  • Rutledge: Brace yourself, and smile

    Friends and acquaintances have been asking why I wanted to put braces on my teeth at such a late stage in life.

Policy change may park drivers

Changes in the state’s policy for funding driver education may leave some would-be drivers stuck in park starting next July, local educators said.

  • Work on 911 system OK'd

    The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday reversed its decision to exclude Medicaid expansion from the legislative goals recommendation it is sending to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.

  • Unattended stove blamed for blaze

    A fire in Westwood Village mobile home park in northern Greenville on Sunday night started when a resident left the kitchen with something cooking on the stove.

  • Butterfield, Jones boost highway idea

    Pitt County’s two congressmen are jointly sponsoring legislation that will designate U.S. 70 and U.S. 117 as “future interstates” to better serve the region’s military bases.

  • Dixon rally protests inaction

    Advocates and community members delivered fiery and passionate messages on Sunday about justice being miscarried and efforts to get answers in an ongoing investigation.

  • Company sets e-cig future

    While public health officials consolidate their opposition to the use of electronic cigarettes in Pitt County, the future of the e-cigarette flavoring industry firmly planted itself in Greenville last week.

Details emerge in shooting death

An argument at a Sunday party on a dead-end street near an airport runway prompted one man to shoot another several times with a shotgun, officials said.

  • Getaway driver attested in robbery

    Deputies said they have arrested the getaway driver and are looking for an accomplice who used a flashlight to rob a Farmville convenience store on Wednesday.

  • Crime: Clothing, firearms stolen

    Property valued at $2,000 was stolen in a break-in at a home on Peyton Circle, according to a Greenville Police Department report released Monday.

  • Bond set for shooting suspect

    A suspect in a Saturday shooting made his first court appearance on Monday and was given a $250,000 bond and told he could spend up to 231 months in prison.

  • Man fired shots at Bethel club

    A man fired several shots at a Bethel nightclub and hit it at least five times after he was asked to leave the business, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.

  • Murdered man shot during argument

    The Pitt County Sheriff's Office this morning identified a man found shot to death Sunday morning on the side of West Gum Road in northern Greenville.

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