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NEW YORK–One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE.

  • Abby: Wife unwilling to shoulder burden

    Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us.

  • Dr. K: Devices to treat sleep apnea

    Q Is there a surgical fix for sleep apnea? I’ve tried CPAP and a couple of other treatments, and none of them work well for me.

  • Hot Dish: Tripps changes; Campus Cookies

    Greenville’s Tripps Restaurant, 420 Red Banks Road, has closed for a makeover and, when the doors open again in November, it will be with a new concept: Kickback Jack’s.

  • Kolasa: Omega-3 fatty acids

    Q I am on a severe weight-loss diet, and it is working. I do not like fish. Therefore I am concerned about omega-3 intake.

  • How to make the best burger

    I’m not going to tell you how to dress your burger. I’m not going to tell you what sort of bun to put your burger on.

Ivey relishes starting role

Not everything has gone according to plan for Lamar Ivey, but that doesn’t mean his ultimate goal is not intact.

  • Post 39 player earns scholarships

    Tyler Garrett has racked up scholarship money for his actions on and off the baseball field.

  • Sharapova comes through

    NEW YORK — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

  • Wake braces for rebuilding 2014

    MONROE, La. — Wake Forest is rebuilding with a new coach, a true freshman quarterback and new starters at a range of key positions.

  • Newton: I’ll be ready for Week 1

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers’ Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.

  • Unproven QBs abound in ACC

    There’s plenty of buzz around the Atlantic Coast Conference with the addition of a new team, the latest Heisman Trophy winner and the reigning national champion.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Obama Hagan's liability

    President Barack Obama’s visit to North Carolina on Tuesday was not a campaign event, but he appeared willing to absorb the heat related to what he described as “outrageous and inexcusable” problems affecting the Veterans Administration.

  • Letter: Time to scrap welfare

    Everyone seems to agree that the status quo is unacceptable, so here is my latest overhaul of our system.

  • Letter: Thoughtful drivers welcome

    Welcome ECU students, but you need to be mindful of the citizens who live here.

  • Dionne: Long-term political direction

    The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate.

  • Editorial: Approve alcohol in parks

    Although to some the prospect of allowing alcohol sales and consumption in city parks sounds like an inherently bad idea, the city’s proposal to do just that makes sense from the standpoint of sound economic management of city resources.

Storm: Flight leaves me feeling low

My sister probably was expecting a more sentimental greeting.

  • Speller: A time for reflection

    Nifty, shifty, thrifty, guess who’s 50? Yes, me, as of today. I join my high school classmates and some other friends at becoming half a century old.

  • Peele: GCC severs Brook Valley ties

    It’s official: Greenville Country Club is returning Brook Valley to its former owners as of Sept. 30.

  • Rutledge: Ask Atticus Finch

    A scientist talking through my car radio recently announced that humans use far more of their brains than the mythical 10 percent.

  • Burns: Family grave digger

    As I have grown older, I have had to assume several jobs that others are unable to do. One of those jobs is grave digger.

  • Clark: Striving to provide answers

    Unanswered questions inevitably lead to more questions and misunderstandings. They form the impetus for rumor and gossip.

Development fills city block

It is nearly impossible to visit downtown Greenville without noticing the growing $42 million development bounded by Evans, Cotanche and Eighth streets and Reade Circle.

  • ECU: Ticket sales hit mark

    East Carolina University announced Wednesday that Pirate football season ticket sales eclipsed the 20,000 mark for the eighth-straight year.

  • Heavy holiday traffic expected

    Officials are predicting heavy traffic on North Carolina highways over the holiday weekend thanks in part to falling gas prices.

  • Unemployment creeps up

    The Pitt County unemployment rate increased by four-tenths of a percent in July, but remained considerably lower than the same month a year ago, indicating steady but frustratingly slow job growth, a local economist said.

  • Signs of bank merger go up

    Community banking in the Greenville area was strengthened by the recent merger of two North Carolina banks, the company’s chief executive said.

  • Report to suggest radio fixes

    The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. today to receive an outside engineering firm’s report on the county’s emergency radio and paging systems and what changes are needed to improve operation.

Images of suspect released

Greenville police on Wednesday released images of a man they believe broke into the office at an apartment complex and stole a computer.

  • Crime: Man steals recyclables

    A Grimesland man who works for a company that operates Pitt County dump sites has been charged with stealing recyclables from the sites.

  • Shooting victim identified

    A man who was shot in the leg then drove himself to the hospital Tuesday has been identified as a Crips gang member, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Wounded man ID'd as gang member

     A man was shot in the leg Tuesday night then drove himself to the hospital has been identified as Marlon Lamont McMillan Jr., the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Siblings attack with knives

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate two assaults involving knives and siblings on Monday, according to reports.

  • SHP: Driver slows; car rear-ended

    Damage totaled $6,000 on Friday after a driver who slowed to avoid a dog was rear-ended by another driver on Stokestown Road near Grifton, the State Highway Patrol reported.

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