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Keeping Your Dog Happy And Heart Healthy

Keeping your canine companion happy and active means more than just good food, exercise and regular veterinary checkups. Caring for their cardiovascular health is of primary importance as well.

  • Abby: Bride’s friend hesitates to stand at wedding

    Dear Abby: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I’m honored, but I don’t know what to do.

  • Dr. K: No explaining yawns

    Q I get plenty of sleep. So why do I yawn all the time?A We all yawn frequently, more often in the early morning and late evening. Does it mean we’re tired? Bored?

  • A dark and chili night ...

    Halloween celebrations, like Valentine’s Day parties, come in two flavors: “kid” and “grown-up.” The kids’ version features pint-sized Elsas and Minions scarfing candy corn and playing “pin the tail on the black cat,” while the adult version involves “Game of Thrones” costumes, potent cocktails, and whatever behavior evolves after that.

  • Kolasa: Esselstyn diet

    Q My friend swears by the Esselstyn diet. My doctor said he has never heard of it, so he couldn’t recommend it.

  • Treats don’t have to rot teeth

    It’s true. ... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

ECU erasing the run

East Carolina football might have dropped a few places in the national rankings this week, but the Pirates continue their climb in one of the most important statistical categories in the game.

  • FEARLESS: High school football preview

    Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry, Tony Castleberry and Ronnie Woodward breakdown week 11 of Pitt County's 2014 high school football season and make their predictions.

  • Bumgarner lifts Giants to title

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

  • Roundup: Locals go 2-1 in playoffs

    In Wednesday’s 4-A state playoff soccer match between Hoggard and host J.H. Rose, Hoggard grabbed the early momentum before Rose stole it back for a big chunk of the first half.

  • Duke, UNC lead preseason poll

    CHARLOTTE — Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • UConn picked to win American

    NEW YORK — The American Athletic Conference may not have the cachet of the old Big East, but it still has UConn and on Wednesday made sure the defending national champions were again on the top of their marquee.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: UNC scandal, legacy

    The academic scandal involving student athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill should be inspiring a wave of recognition among other universities that the economic culture within college athletics must change.

  • Letter: Liberal facts unbelievable

    Can you believe these liberal-people facts?

  • Letter: Stabilize energy costs

    Recent news from coal producing states prompted me to put my thoughts in writing.

  • Letter: UNC scandal begs questions

    I would like to thank Ken Wainstein and his 131-page report for confirming what many have known for years: The “Carolina Way” is the greatest joke ever told.

  • Dionne: Thunder out of Kansas

    IOLA, Kan.The several dozen citizens gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way.

Clark: UNC must look to its students

A single paragraph stood out from the 130-plus page report presented last week detailing the athletic-academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Burns: Meaning for teens’ deaths

    The despair that drives young people to end their lives is never far away.

  • Grizzard: Steele tops list

    At age 85, Barbara Walters announced last week that although she has retired, she has not said goodbye to celebrity interviews.

  • Rutledge: Itching to go camping?

    I went camping, kayaking and fishing last week with my friend Paul Lockhart. Paul caught 100 percent more fish that I did. He hauled in two and I caught one.

  • Summers: No need to defend win

    Don’t defend the win.In a postgame locker room filled with East Carolina football players who for the second time in as many games fused into a singular driving force when it counted most, head coach Ruffin McNeill told his team to shun any notion that it hadn’t won by enough.

  • Speller: Disease brings suffering

    A report last week said that a Texas college is denying admission to applicants from countries with confirmed Ebola cases, even though those nations have no known cases of the disease.

Event looks at city growth

Nearly 200 people gathered in downtown Greenville to celebrate the growth and progress of the city’s central district during the State of the District annual meeting.

  • Unemployment drops slightly

    The Pitt County unemployment rate dropped by five-tenths of a point in September, moving below the North Carolina jobless rate for the month.

  • PCC plans for budget cuts

    While the board of trustees approved a budget for the 2014-15 school year, Pitt Community College officials are planning for budget cuts in the near future.

  • Hagan stumps on jobs, voter rights

    U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan walked on and off stage to standing ovations Wednesday during a gathering of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in Greenville.

  • Vidant officials look at key issues

    The state’s political leaders and providers agree that the current way health care is delivered is not sustainable, said a state hospital association official.

  • County woman wins Cash 5

    A Pitt County woman won more than $209,000 in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot, according to a N.C. Education Lottery news release.

Info sought on missing man

The Greenville Police Department is seeking assistance to find a man with medical issues who has been missing since SaturdayGerald Kosztur, 53, last seen was Saturday night at his home on Price Drive, the department reported Wednesday afternoon.

  • DA: Ethnic accusation not pursued

    Ethnic intimidation was not considered as a factor in the case against the suspect in last year’s Walmart shooting spree because he pleaded guilty to all charges against him, the prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • Two plead in murder cases

    A man who once faced the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the robbery and murder of two people pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lesser charges in Pitt County Criminal Superior Court.

  • Crime: Thieves steal pumpkins

    Someone stole and damaged 25 pumpkins for sale on South Memorial Drive this week, the Greenville Police Department reported. They were valued at more than $600.

  • SHP: Daughter, mother in wreck

    A woman killed when her car was hit by a truck on U.S. 264 Tuesday has been identified as a Snow Hill resident who was driving her mother.

  • Shooter gets nearly 98 years

    A man accused of shooting four people near the Greenville Boulevard Walmart in June 2013 was sentenced to 97 years and eight months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to all the charges against him in Pitt County Superior Court.

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