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Abby: Man learns of wife’s long-ago affair

Dear Abby: My wife and I are in our 60s and have been married more than 40 years. It hasn’t always been great, but we’ve made it.

  • Kolasa: ‘Eating clean’ the latest trend

    Q I hear people talking about “eating clean” or buying foods with “clean labels.” What does that mean?

  • Kid stuff calendar Sept. 1

    Drawing classThe Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will offer Addicted to Drawing, for ages 8-14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • No need to fear the turkey burger

    It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers.

  • Labor Day grilling

    Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes.

  • Fuss-free grilled chicken skewers

    For those days when you just want something simple and delicious to pop onto the grill and get to the table in under 30 minutes, this is your recipe.

ECU defense gears up for Towson

Towson will be looking for any spark that might ignite an upset on Saturday night against East Carolina.

  • Preview: Baker pacing Jaguars

    FARMVILLE — After a sub-par performance in his team’s season-opening loss, Farmville Central senior running back Kashon Baker was determined to bounce back Friday against North Lenoir.

  • Towson coach talks ECU, QBs

    Towson defensive coordinator Matt Hachmann doesn’t think East Carolina’s offense is entirely dependent on great quarterback play.

  • Many variables for ACC channel

    CHARLOTTE — Connor Mitch will probably be a little too busy tonight to do much reminiscing.

  • Pirates amp up workouts

    Tuesday was what East Carolina head football coach Ruffin McNeill calls a heavy day.

  • Around the AAC: Coaches debuting

    A couple of highly sought-after assistant coaches took over American Athletic Conference football programs this offseason for their first head coaching gigs.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Lawmakers work, taxpayers pay

    A compromise offer this week between state senators and the N.C. House would restore funding for teacher assistants and driver’s education.

  • Letter: Powerful third party needed

    I read Mitchell Oakley’s column in The Daily Reflector on Wednesday condemning columnist George Will for condemning Donald Trump for not promising not to run as a third party candidate.

  • Letter: Stubbs touched city, ECU

    Greenville, East Carolina University and the Pirate Nation lost one of their biggest fans on Aug. 19 in Harry W. Stubbs IV. A Greenville native, Harry’s loss will be felt by the many lives he touched through his financial support for ECU, through jobs created with his eastern North Carolina farming endeavors, and through his passionate advocacy of Pirate causes.

  • Dionne: Much healing to do

    We have a choice to make.We can look at both violence and racism as scourges that all of us must join together to fight.

  • Editorial: New chief's challenge

    As Greenville welcomes its second new police chief in three years, the job comes with high expectations attached.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

Pitt grad rates drop, test scores up

Pitt County Schools’ student growth and proficiency scores are on the rise while its graduation rate has declined, according to annual reports released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Wednesday.

  • Driver ed funds remain in limbo

    WINTERVILLE — The operator of a Winterville-based driving school said he is hopeful negotiators in the General Assembly will include driver education funding in the 2015-16 budget.

  • Countdown to kickoff: ECU vs. Towson

    East Carolina University football season ticket sales are approaching 20,000 this year, despite the absence of in-state rivals such as the Tar Heels or Wolfpack on the schedule.

  • Rabbi joins Journey for Justice

    Rabbi Nicole Luna wants to continue the legacy of Jewish support of the civil rights movement, and she is going to let her feet do the talking.“When Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with Dr.

  • GUC lowers gas rates

    Greenville Utilities has reduced natural gas rates for its customers, effective Sept. 1.

  • Pitt grad rates drop, test scores up

    Graduation rates for Pitt County’s high schools dropped slightly during the 2014-15 school year, according to the four-year graduation cohort report approved today by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

Crime: Teen reports dead dog

A teenager found his dog dead on his front porch when he returned home Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Felon faces drug charges

    A convicted felon is facing drug and firearm charges after selling controlled substances on Tuesday near an elementary school.

  • SHP: Driver hits house

    An impaired driver and his passenger were injured on Aug. 26 when he crashed into a home near Greenville and caused more than $26,000 in damages, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Officer in shooting cleared

    The Pitt County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that no charges will be filed against an off-duty Greenville Police Department officer involved in a fatal shooting on Aug. 6 at Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Series: Sharp Point filled a void

    SHARP POINT — Some folks in the Sharp Point community say that prior to 1981, a building there could catch fire and burn down before a first responder arrived on the scene.

  • Names released in drug deal robbery

    Greenville police on Tuesday released the names of six individuals involved in a robbery that stemmed from a drug deal on Monday at a student apartment complex.

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