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At-home mothers on the rise

NEW YORK — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released last week.

  • Volunteers needed for running study

    Healthy volunteers are needed for an East Carolina University study of speed-related differences in running style.

  • Preparing for a fitness challenge

    DAYTON, Ohio — Warmer days bring many opportunities to be more active, including events such as volksmarches, 5Ks, half and full marathons.

  • Abby: Father selfish to put health at risk

    Dear Abby: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I’m concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work.

  • Hax: Ex wants two girls

    Q I met a man who was a year out of a decades-long marriage, and we became seriously, passionately involved, and discussed marriage.

  • Dr. K: Drooping eyelid rarely result of serious problem

    Q My right eyelid droops and interferes with my vision. What can I do about this?A The medical term for a drooping eyelid is “ptosis” (pronounced TOE-sis).

Students get injury prevention lesson

From station to station, Farmville Middle School sixth graders got some eye-opening information about the risk of injuries many of them will face when they get to seventh grade and join organized sports teams.

  • Love lifts Pirates

    Reid Love followed up an outing in which he didn’t get an out with one of his finest ones of the season on Wednesday, shutting down UNC Wilmington and creating more than enough time for the East Carolina baseball offense to complete an 8-5 comeback win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

  • Blount, Fulcher make college choices

    When Pitt Community College basketball coach Darrick Mullins talks about former pupil Jaquan Blount from a sheer hoops sense, he calls him a freak of nature.

  • Easter tourney slate starts tonight

    High school Easter tournament action in Pitt County gets under way today, and things really get going this weekend and into early next week.

  • Former Pirate signs with Jets

    NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

  • Round 1 of ECU-UNCW a wash

    East Carolina was scheduled to play five baseball games in five days, but on Tuesday that was turned into a four-game schedule for the week.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Holy Week's story begins

    At the Last Supper, according to New Testament scripture, Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” He then washed their feet, shared the Eucharist’s bread and wine and the Christian tradition of Maundy Thursday had begun.

  • Letter: Starnes endorses Brown

    I am writing to lend my support to Brian Brown in the Republican primary.

  • Letter: 'Carpetbagger' does not fit Griffin

    I will give Howard Moye the benefit of the doubt that his support of Walter Jones has nothing to do with the fact that his sister-in-law is Walter Jones’ District Office Director.

  • Letter: Ward a rising political star

    Uriah Ward is the “homegrown” candidate running for N.S. House District 9.

  • Letter: Campaign sign leaves mess

    Jean Farmer Butterfield,At the same time the deep ruts from a large truck showed up on my lot, one of your campaign signs was put up right where those ruts end.

Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Peele: Kids can register for contest

    If you were watching television last week, you may have seen the finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships held at the Augusta National Golf Club.

  • Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

    I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Rutledge: Where's my 'hotspot?'

    As our dependence on technology deepens, I live with an advancing fear of the day when I no longer am able to function away from home without my wife.

  • Speller: Spring into action

    My eyes are watery, my nose is stuffy, and I’m sneezing quite a bit. Yes, spring is here. But my allergies are not the only evidence I have.

DSM takes shot at saving lives

More than 100 Greenville-based DSM Dyneema employees got off buses at the Pitt County law enforcement firing range on Wednesday to watch an array of guns try to shoot their latest product — Alpha Elite — to pieces.

  • Challengers critical of clerk

    The three challengers in the Pitt County Clerk of Superior Court’s race say poor employee morale is affecting how the office delivers services and the problem lies with the current office holder.

  • 'Stone soup' helps feed poor

    Parishioners on Wednesday at St.

  • Forum topics: Education, job creation

    Legislative candidates were asked about job creation, voter identification and education during a candidates forum sponsored Tuesday by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Edwards trying case in Pitt County

    Greenville residents and courthouse-goers can expect to spot former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards in the coming weeks as he works as legal counsel in a medical malpractice case, returning to the courtroom for the first time since his political fallout.

  • Foreclosure rates still high in area

    Pitt County home mortgage foreclosures dropped significantly in 2013, but high delinquency rates threaten mortgages for many county and eastern North Carolina residents, a state legal aid attorney said at a recent Greenville foreclosure prevention workshop.

GPD: Former officer destroyed evidence

A Greenville police officer who resigned last month after the department began an internal investigation into whether he destroyed evidence and obstructed justice was arrested Wednesday on formal charges.

  • Crime: Jewelry, electronics stolen

    Deputies are investigating a Wednesday break-in where property valued at $4,852 was stolen from a Fountain residence, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • GPD honors animal control officers

    When Beth Swartz responds to a call, she never expects it to be a situation that she has encountered before.

  • GPD: Officer destroyed evidence

    A Greenville police officer who resigned after the department began an internal investigation into whether he destroyed evidence and obstructed justice was arrested today on formal charges.

  • GPD recognizes 'unsung' officers

    The Greenville Police Department is recognizing several members of the agency this week during national Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week and National Telecommunicator Week.

  • Crime: Woman is cut by boyfriend

    Greenville police arrested a man in an assault at a 14th Street home for the second time since March 1, case reports said.

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