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Freeboot: More fun, more food

This year’s Freeboot Friday plans include more fun for kids and more food for all at the free, alive-at-five series held before home Saturday ECU football games.

  • Go! Guide Sept. 4

    TodayFreeboot FridayFreeboot Friday, a free, alive-at-five event before each Saturday ECU home football game, will be held downtown at the corner of Fifth and Evans streets from 5-8 p.m.

  • ‘Transporter Refueled’ spins its wheels a bit

    “The Transporter Refueled’’ is another “Who was asking for this, again?’’ reboot — the original trilogy wasn’t particularly well received and only made $238 million, total.

  • Arts Datebook Sept. 4

    EmergeThe ECU School of Art and Design alumni exhibition will be featured through Sept. 26 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. today.Emerge is at 404 S. Evans St.

  • Redford and Nolte in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

    The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”) and Robert Redford, twice.

  • Movie Capsules Sept. 4

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

Winning ways for A-G

LITTLEFIELD — Despite an 0-2 record entering Friday, Ayden-Grifton football coach Paul Cornwell felt his team had improved since the start of the season.

  • GAMEDAY: Up close with Josh Hawkins

    Q:Who gets the most fired up just before the players run out of the locker room and tunnel to enter Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium?

  • GAMEDAY: Pirates take on Tigers

    East Carolina football kicks off the season as a favorite tonight against Towson, but the campaign ahead will be characterized by the Pirates mostly playing the role of underdog.

  • DHC nipped again by Pack

    Washington just seems to have D.H. Conley’s number.

  • Day, Spieth head opposite

    NORTON, Mass. — Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere.

  • Rampants score 83; SC 0-3

    The craziest touchdown J.H. Rose scored Thursday night against Leesville Road didn’t even count. No bother.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Sept. 5 Darts & Laurels

    Dart — To the need for increased safety measures being introduced by Pitt County Schools at its 36 facilities across the county.

  • Campbell: Flounder changes fishy

    When I was a boy we could walk out on the shore of our Neuse River summer home, cast out a line on a rod and reel and catch enough good-sized Croakers for supper in about an hour.

  • National Editorial: Another brick

    Gov. Scott Walker and the walling off of reasonWalling off the U.S. from Canada is “a legitimate issue for us to look at,” Gov.

  • Letter: Confederates honorable

    I read Jim Metzger’s editorial of July 30 in The Daily Reflector and felt compelled, as a descendant of four Confederate veterans, to respond to some offensive and biased comments he made.

  • Letter: Festival committee appreciated

    I would like to thank the Winterville Watermelon Festival Committee and the Winterville Ruritan Club for the outstanding breakfast held on Aug. 29 atthe Winterville Baptist Church.

Rutledge: Deferred gratification, marriage

The disgruntled husband in the Internet meme says to his wife: “If I tell you I’ll do something, that means I’ll do it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Series: Rebuilt from the rubble

From a community tragedy in 1984, the Simpson Rural Fire Department has slowly grown from an army tent and a used truck into a large, modern building and a fleet of shiny fire-fighting machines.

  • Senator shadows teacher assistants

    When Creekside Elementary School teacher Mona Downing was doing state-mandated kindergarten assessments Friday, she had to pull each student in the hallway one-by-one, leaving 21 other kindergartners inside the classroom.

  • ECU students 'Get a Clue'

    Thousands of East Carolina University students looking for a way to broaden their educational experience got a clue about that Thursday just by strolling through the east campus mall.

  • Roseleaf Academy closes its doors

    Eastern North Carolina’s first all-girls school has closed its doors.

  • Football games big for business

    When East Carolina University kicks off its football season today, there will be a lot of Pirate treasure to dig up for Mike Weaver, manager of Logan’s Roadhouse on Greenville Boulevard, just down the road from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. “We keep a record from year to year, game to game and hour to hour,” Weaver said just before his lunch crowd dropped in this week. “We know exactly when we’re going to be busy, day or night.

  • Labor Day closings

    City offices: Closed Monday.County offices: Closed Monday.Pitt County Schools: Closed Monday.Pitt Community College: Closed Monday.

Fire breaks out at radio station

A fire in the transmitter room interrupted broadcasting at a local radio station early Friday morning, firefighters and the station’s manager said.

  • Crime: Home break-in investigated

    Someone forcibly entered a home in northern Pitt County last week and stole police badges and other property valued at almost $2,000, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Sept. 5 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 350 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

  • Fire interrupts radio broadcast

    A local radio station is back on the air after an early morning fire at its transmitter room caused its automated broadcast operations to shut down, local firefighters and the station's manager said.

  • Equipment theft ring busted

    When Kathy Woolard returned to her Grimesland home Tuesday after being gone for a few hours, she noticed her tractor was missing.

  • Crime: Robbers steal safe

    Property valued at $1,820 was reported stolen in an armed robbery on Sunday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart