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Abby: Caregiver must find time for self

Dear Abby: How can I convince my aging, sick sister-in-law that her feeble husband’s care is too much for her at this point?

  • Briefs: Rose student wins catalyst award

    Reuben Chemmanam, a junior at J.H. Rose High School, recently won the catalyst award at the Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics camp.

  • Kids Stuff calendar Sept. 30

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • Chapter 3: Three who watch

    The story so far: It’s 1972. Ed Goddard, a former parachutist, plans to steal a bag of money from an airplane and make his escape by parachute.

  • Conley student wins national award

    D.H. Conley High School student Casey Sokolovic has been named a national winner of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

  • School Menu Sept. 30

    Lunch menu for Pitt County Schools through Monday.  

Lingering spotlight at ECU

Moving up a spot in the national rankings this week despite sitting at home during last Saturday’s bye, the No. 22 East Carolina football team continued to be part of the national college football conversation on Monday.

  • Another Panther RB injured

    CHARLOTTE — Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the latest setback for Carolina’s rushing game.

  • Heels' D gets failing grade

    CHAPEL HILL — Maybe this is the week North Carolina’s beleaguered defense will finally catch a break.

  • Doeren claims ’Noles faked injuries

    RALEIGH — The game between North Carolina State and Florida State continued Monday with coach Dave Doeren saying the Seminoles faked injuries to slow the Wolfpack down in their meeting over the weekend.

  • Stewart holds news conference

    KANNAPOLIS — Tony Stewart said Monday he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

  • Pirates 22nd in AP poll

    Florida State remained No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after a second straight comeback victory, but support for the Seminoles is waning.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

Clark: Pirates’ excellence rubs off

East Carolina’s football program has attracted major attention recently and especially this past week after its 70-41 win over the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heels ­— even though at least one national editor put the Pirates in the wrong state.

  • Grizzard: Living well best response

    I’m one of the fortunate few who gets to have her name in the paper pretty often without having to do anything all that impressive to get it there.

  • Rutledge: Duke goes to the goats

    Some non-natives have invaded the North Carolina coastline and are keeping beachfront property owners from enjoying their valuable views.

  • Speller: Benefit runs, walks

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Internet dangers don't discriminate

Don’t think anything can happen to your son on the Internet or while he’s playing video games? After all, he’s just playing games on Xbox Live.

  • Medical students aim for new skill

    Students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University who joined Monday’s recreational outing had a blast.

  • Schools forming a vision for success

    WINTERVILLE — Community leaders and stakeholders kicked off a three-day strategic planning process for Pitt County Schools on Monday night by examining the state of the school system.

  • Motion filed to halt questions

    The N.C. State Bar has filed a motion to prevent a Greenville attorney from raising questions about the local prosecutor during ongoing disciplinary proceedings.

  • City receives grant for sidewalks

    Greenville has been awarded a $503,000 grant to pay for the construction of sidewalks near area schools as part of the Safe Routes to School program.

  • Comic books draw a crowd

    A well-told story, no matter how it is brought to life, can win fans.

Fire at Burlington site

A fire engulfed two large dumpsters at the old Home Depot site on Monday and prompted construction workers to evacuate.

  • Crime: $10,000 reported stolen

    Someone stole $10,000 in a break-in on Sunday at a business in Fountain, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Wrecks: Two hurt in crash

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle wreck that caused $31,000 in damages, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Officers investigate shots fired

    A man was arrested Sunday morning for firing shots at a block party in Greenville, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • DWI report: Driver wrecks moped

    A 51-year-old woman was charged with driving while impaired after she had a wreck while trying to learn how to ride a moped, court records indicated.

  • Crime: Woman’s property damaged

    A handgun was used sometime between Thursday and Friday to damage the belongings of a woman living in the Grimesland area, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office report.

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