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Abby: Tyke becomes a terror

Dear Abby: When my friend “Fran” and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies.

  • Dr. K: Treatments rarely leave scars

    Q I saw my doctor about a patch of rough, brown skin that I noticed on my upper arm. He said it is actinic keratosis and needs to be removed. Is it cancer?

  • Kolasa: Access to healthy food

    First, a shout-out to Hope of Glory Ministries and everyone who is trying to ensure that families living in poverty receive healthy foods (The Daily Reflector, July 12, Page A1).

  • Hot Dish: Cubbie’s celebrates 15 years

    Cubbie’s Winterville, 657-D Worthington Road, recently celebrated 15 years in business.

  • Hax: Grandma feels hurt by power play

    Q When my son’s eldest started to talk, I encouraged her to call me “G-ma” because I didn’t care for “Grandma.” She never could learn G-ma, but instead called me Mamaji.

  • Abby: Girl and cousin need counseling

    Dear Abby: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons.

Greenville squad takes title

WASHINGTON — Jake Rogers’ power at the plate helped Greenville get to the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old eastern North Carolina state championship game, and Rogers’ pitching on Wednesday helped Greenville win the title.

  • Alzheimer’s forces Bowlen to step down

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

  • U.S. women shooting for Crown

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn’t.

  • Wilbekin finds comfort at Wake

    WINSTON-SALEM — Mitchell Wilbekin always has been Danny Manning’s kind of point guard.

  • Rivers unhappy with Sterling stay

    LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.“If Mr.

  • Brickyard 400 turning 20

    INDIANAPOLIS — Drivers always say there’s something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon’s most treasured victories.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Privately shaping schools

    The North Carolina Public School Forum met in Greenville on Tuesday to discuss with public officials and candidates for public office pressing issues regarding public education.

  • Letter: Left against self-reliance

    For the Americans who are smart enough to know some of America’s history, President John F. Kennedy, in his 1961 inaugural address said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Democrats have reversed Kennedy’s inspiring challenge.

  • Letter: Good deed appreciated

    My wife and I were returning from a trip to Florida on Tuesday when we had a blowout on our RV on Highway 64 east at the intersection of Holly Springs Loop.

  • Dionne: Judicial partisanship

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality.

  • Editorial: County, chamber reunited

    Monday’s move by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners to rejoin the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce should mark the end of a sad and silly chapter of petty political vindictiveness on the part of commissioners.

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.

  • Speller: Value in relationships

    Two events in my life last week were a celebration of relationships and how being involved in one another’s lives is so rewarding.

  • Storm: Technology's high price

    As someone who uses technology every day — during both my work and leisure hours — I like to think I have a keen appreciation of its value.

  • Peele: Split rumors resurface

    The rumor mill is turning once more.

Teens help those who help others

About 100 church youth from Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina joined local teenagers for five days of mission service throughout Greenville.

  • Tar River meeting set today

    Greenville residents have one more chance to contribute their ideas to the city’s plan for the Tar River.

  • Chinese students meet lawmakers

    One of Pitt County’s state senators joined a group of Democrats who met with Chinese exchange students to discuss the role politics plays in health care.Sen.

  • Danger arrives, lightning-quick

      An East Carolina University professor who wrote the standards for lightning safety is urging people to take common-sense steps to avoid injury or death from lightning.

  • Health officials eye state budget

    Officials at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and their health care delivery partners at Vidant Medical Center are staying connected to their legislative delegation this week as efforts continue to close the gaps in the state’s budget talks.

  • Audit targets ex-Tarboro manager

    TARBORO — A report released Tuesday by the North Carolina State Auditor contends that more than $500,000 in public funds was inappropriately used and obtained by three former and current town employees.

Crime: Vehicle break-ins investigated

The Greenville Police Department is investigating several recent vehicle break-ins in the Tucker Estates neighborhood, according to reports issued on Tuesday.

  • Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Ayden police are investigating a shooting where the victim drove himself to the hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the police department reported.

  • Crime: Man cut by girlfriend

    A 56-year-old Farmville man suffered minor injuries Tuesday when his girlfriend cut him with a knife, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • SHP Reports: One hurt in Black Jack

    A three-vehicle wreck injured one person and caused $21,000 in damage after a woman failed to yield at a stop sign near Black Jack, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Men charged sweepstakes raid

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants charging three men for gambling and operating video game machines after a raid in Greenville last week.

  • Woman arrested in stabbing

    The Greenville Police Department arrested a woman on charges she stabbed a man who said they went to an abandoned home to have sex on July 12.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart