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Furniture program teaches craftsmanship

It hasn’t taken very long for furniture designer Stuart Kent’s reputation as an experienced artist, craftsman and teacher to reach the distant portions of North Carolina and beyond.

  • 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 Kiefer, a medium-size adult male golden retriever mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area animal rescue organizations:

  • Meeting place Aug. 2

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • August Go! Guide

    Today‘Godspell’The Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present the play “Godspell” at 2 p.m. today and Saturday and at 7:30 p.m.

  • Abby: Son hesitates to accept new siblings

    Dear Abby: I am a 22-year-old male and my brother, “Brian,” is 14. When I was 9, our parents split up. After a year, Mom realized she was a lesbian.

Tourney play in high gear

Day 2 of the 10-11 Tournament of State Champions baseball tournament featured a blowout victory, a walk-off win, a North Carolina triumph and a Virginia-South Carolina matchup that needed 32 runs to decide a winner.

  • Grand finale for Park at Turnberry

    TURNBERRY, Scotland — As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf’s record book.

  • Oher not a 'Blind Side' fan

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — When people first meet Michael Oher, they often want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie “The Blind Side,” which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tenn.

  • Merritt finishes off first PGA victory

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

  • Kenseth stretches fuel, steals win

    LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go.

  • Prep teams hit gridiron

    Farmville Central and North Pitt officially kicked off the Pitt County high school football preseason with practices late Friday night.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • N.C. Editorial: Boy Scouts

    The Boy Scouts of America took action late Monday to end a ban on openly gay den leaders, scoutmasters and camp counselors.

  • Letter: Teacher assistants needed

    A few weeks ago, I read in the local newspaper that 8,500 teaching assistants would be losing their positions in this state.

  • Letter: Larger classes, fewer teachers

    During the 2013-14 school year, my grandchildren attended Lake Forest School.

  • Letter: Car buyers beware

    If you are or will be a used vehicle purchaser, read on. Before you seal the deal, do the following: Take said vehicle to your mechanic for a thorough inspection.

  • Dionne: No 'crazies' for Trump

    The Fox News debate this week ought to be an occasion for the Republican Party’s presidential candidates to put new and innovative ideas on display.

Storm: Spay or neuter your pets

Recently, I wrote about an artist who is drawing attention to the number of dogs euthanized every day by painting 5,500 canine portraits to fill the hall of a special venue: the Museum of Compassion.

  • Speller: Faith, family, friends

    I learned about close, personal loss at a fairly young age with the deaths of my first husband and father.

  • Rutledge: Dripping common sense

    When our family leaves home for a vacation, we run through a security checklist: Shut off the gas from outside, adjust the thermostat, leave on a few lights and a radio, make sure the 8-foot pet crocodile has plenty of food and water, and turn off the feeder valves behind the toilets.

  • Burns: Series introduces volunteers

    The most personal contact I’ve had with my volunteer fire department is the barbecue I eat a couple of times a year from its fundraisers.

  • Clark: Semi-retirement stretches stay

    In April 1990, my wife and I traveled to South Carolina from St. Louis for a vacation in our old stomping grounds around the Greenville of that state.

  • Peele: Will MacKenzie injured

    Greenville native Will MacKenzie’s name has been missing from the latest tournaments on the PGA Tour, having not played since he missed the cut in the John Deere Classic on July 10.

Musicians perform for unity

Madge Thompson said she was overcome with emotion as she sang during a memorial concert Sunday for the people killed in June at a church in Charleston, S.C.

  • Congressional voting report

    WASHINGTON — Here is how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 31.

  • Bond sale, likely tax increase OK'd

    The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted 8-1 to sell bonds for Pitt Community College's new science and law enforcement training buildings.

  • Agenda: Funds, assistants, teachers

    Today’s Pitt County Board of Education meeting will include the presentation of this year’s Title I allocations, a discussion on the potential reduction of teaching assistants in the county and a review of the beginning teacher support program, among other items.

  • Night Out events set for Tuesday

    Whether you like to go out and party with lots of people or prefer to stay close to home, it’s likely there’s a place for you to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday night.

  • Construction projects top board agenda

    Construction projects dominate today’s Pitt County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

DWI: Woman charged after wrecks

Police charged a woman with driving while impaired after she was involved in a wreck, then discovered she had been in another wreck less than a half hour earlier.

  • Women facing exploitation charges

    Bethel police arrested two women on Saturday for reportedly exploiting a woman with dementia and committing credit card fraud, according to a department news release.

  • Search for teen leads to arrests

    A search for a teen missing since Saturday led to two men being arrested for probation violations when deputies found marijuana in the home, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office reported.

  • Wrecks: Driver turns into crash

    Two people were injured on July 29 when one vehicle turned in front of another vehicle on Charles Boulevard near Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Farmville man shot during robbery

    FARMVILLE — A man recovering from recent surgery was shot while fighting off a would-be robber with his cane and the suspect remains at large, according to Farmville police.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on July 27 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

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