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Abby: Woman needs interest, not concern

Dear Abby: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings.

  • Abby: Daughter needs counseling, not money

    Dear Abby: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn’t pay her bills.

  • Love A Sea Turtle will LAST

    When an 8-year-old came up with an idea for helping sea turtles, it was hard to predict how long it would last.

  • I wish I could ...

    The Daily Reflector asked a panel of Pitt County Schools students to fill in the blanks in this sentence:I wish I could ______ like ______. Here are their responses:“I wish I could fly like an eagle.”Aaliyah Ward, 2nd grade, Lakeforest Elementary School“I wish I could heal people like a doctor.”Camryn Insetta, 6th grade, Eppes Middle School“I wish I could run fast like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.”Michael Grant Bowens, 4th grade, W.H. Robinson“I wish I could cook like my mama.” Natalie Saldarriaga, 8th grade, St.

  • Go! Guide September

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area in September Today History hike Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host History Hike at 10 a.m. today.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Kita, a female orange and white tabby.

Quick turnaround for Pitt teams

J.H. Rose football coach Dave Wojtecki wasn’t thrilled his team had to sit through an extra week of preparation before starting its season last week against Laney.

  • NFL: Cousins named starter

    ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins made a quarterback change.

  • Former Tar Heel indicted

    HILLSBOROUGH — A grand jury indicted a former college football player for violating North Carolina’s sports agent law by providing money to a former Tar Heels player and illegally contacting another about signing a contract.

  • VIDEO: Ruffin McNeill's news conference on Towson

    East Carolina Pirates head football coach Ruffin McNeill held the first of his weekly news conferences on Monday focusing on Saturday's opener against Towson.

  • Pressure on ECU defensive line

    Ike Harris has reached the point in his college football career where there are no older players left to look up to.

  • Merritt, U.S. runners excel

    BEIJING — For the world’s best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Young founder inspiring to all ages

    Most people grow up thinking that to be successful and make a difference one must be grown up.

  • Letter: Time for a fresh mayor

    The Pony Express changed to fresh horses every 20 miles. The tired horse ran well but had used up its energy. It is time for Greenville to change mayors.

  • Letter: Teacher cuts hurt communities

    The North Carolina Legislature is still trying to decide if it wants to fire 8,500 teacher assistants and ruin the educations of many students.

  • Garrison: Cutting funds a bad idea

    A proposed change to Medicaid rates paid to North Carolina hospitals would eliminate Graduate Medical Education (GME) payments to our state’s teaching hospitals, risking severe damage to the model used to produce fully trained physicians that stay in North Carolina.

  • N.C. Editorial: Lottery expansion

    It was 10 years ago Sunday that the North Carolina Senate created a state lottery despite the opposition of all 21 Republican members.How quickly sentiment changes.

MacKenzie on wrong side of tie

Sometimes, one silly stroke can make the difference over an entire season and Greenville native Will MacKenzie learned that last week when the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro.

  • Speller: Homecomings and reunions

    I’ve been out of high school for more than 30 years, but it’s always fun to go back for a visit.

  • Storm: Make headlines fun again

    Oh, for the days of old-time newspapers.Last weekend, I happened across some online photographs of papers from the early part of the 20th century.

  • Rutledge: All thumbs

    My kids are all thumbs. Their mother and Verizon recently equipped all three of our teenage daughters with new iPhones.

  • Burns: Former player impresses

    Every now and then I will be somewhere and hear the words “Hey, Coach Bobby.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

Franks retires as Boy Scout CEO

The outgoing chief executive of eastern North Carolina’s Boy Scouts said goodbye Monday to an organization that has fewer Scouts, a more diverse membership and leadership base, and more challenging funding issues than it did 40 years ago.“The Scouting system is more efficient now, but less home-centered than it was when I came on board in 1975,” Ray Franks, CEO of the Boy Scouts of America’s East Carolina Council, said.

  • Schools amp up security

    With unprovoked gun violence making headlines almost daily, student safety is at the forefront of the minds of many Pitt County parents and school officials.

  • City traffic signals get upgrades

    Intersections with traffic signals throughout Greenville are being brought up to modern safety standards through a partnership between the City of Greenville and the N.C. Department of Transportation.

  • For the record: Vinyl fans spin on

    At 20 years old, Jeremy Murray does not seem to be the typical vinyl record collector.

  • Making plans for end of life

    Frances and Ed Mann of Greenville showed up for Thursday’s free end-of-life advanced care planning clinic at the Pitt County Council on Aging on County Home Road with a clear plan in mind.“Ed has said many times through the years that you have to plan to live and you have to plan to die,” Frances said. “We just felt this is a good way to cover things we haven’t taken care of.

  • New Senior Center location opens

    GRIFTON — The Grifton Senior Center has moved and is now open for business at 540 Queen St.

Underage drinking leads to two arrests

A large party with underage drinking on Saturday night in a local subdivision resulted in one teenager being transported to the hospital and the arrests of two parents.

  • Man shot in stomach

    A 23-year-old man was shot in his stomach early Saturday morning in Greenville, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Six arrested in drug robbery

    The Greenville Police Department arrested six people in connection to a drug deal that turned to a robbery on Monday at a student apartment complex.

  • SouthWest Edgecombe player shot

    ROCKY MOUNTY — A SouthWest Edgecombe football player is in stable condition in Greenville after being shot early Saturday morning.Rocky Mount Police Lt.

  • Six arrested in robbery during drug deal

    The Greenville Police Department arrested six people in connection to a drug deal that turned to a robbery on Monday at a student apartment complex.

  • Murder suspect apprehended

    What started as a routine traffic stop in Pitt County resulted in the arrest of a suspect wanted for murder in Brooklyn, N.Y.Unique Everlast Gray, 23, who fled during a traffic stop on Tuesday, was spotted by a Greenville police officer on Sunday morning, apprehended and arrested.

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