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Abby: Woman discovers wandering eyes

Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone.

Blackwell lands at Methodist

A few weeks removed from completing the spring semester at the University of North Carolina, Mo Blackwell spent the early portion of his summer in a period of re-recruitment.

  • Kyle Busch stays hot

    INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Birdie surge guides Day

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

  • Pitchers lead Hall class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

  • Fostering success to ECU

    East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo would not necessarily ignore a talented recruit who plays for a losing team, but he has proven that he will give a player who does not have eye-popping statistics a shot if he plays for a winner.

  • Peele: Will MacKenzie injured

    Greenville native Will MacKenzie’s name has been missing from the latest tournaments on the PGA Tour, having not played since he missed the cut in the John Deere Classic on July 10.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Public schools, politics

    The North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling last week that opportunity scholarships are not unconstitutional clears the way for the GOP-controlled State Legislature to further dilute public education.

  • Letter: Attention to budget needed

    Two weeks ago, North Carolina lawmakers took a week-long vacation.

  • Letter: Only gunman to blame

    There has been another shooting inside a theater in Lafayette, La.

  • Letter: Trump can do it for GOP

    It takes an insider — a former Democrat — like Donald Trump to beat the Democrats at their own game. And so far, Mr.

  • Gannon: Windfall or smart policy?

    I recently received an email from an acquaintance in Wilmington, where I used to write for the local paper.

Clark: Semi-retirement stretches stay

In April 1990, my wife and I traveled to South Carolina from St. Louis for a vacation in our old stomping grounds around the Greenville of that state.

  • Burns: Series introduces volunteers

    The most personal contact I’ve had with my volunteer fire department is the barbecue I eat a couple of times a year from its fundraisers.

  • Peele: Will MacKenzie injured

    Greenville native Will MacKenzie’s name has been missing from the latest tournaments on the PGA Tour, having not played since he missed the cut in the John Deere Classic on July 10.

  • Rutledge: Hot new teen fashion

    My father has been gone seven years this October, but his shadow still falls around the East Tennessee farm he moved his family to in the 1970s.

  • Speller: Marveling at changes and growth in three teenage boys

    It’s generally this time of year when I learn what it would be like to have triplets. My nephews visit us for a week or so during the summer.

  • Storm: Artist awakens compassion

    They sit in kennels — hopeful, fearful, cheerful or sad. Some are picked up off the streets, wandering lost and alone.

Little Leaguers had long road to tourney

South Carolina Little Leaguers traveled one of the shortest distances of any of the teams playing in the 9- and 10-year-old Tournament of State Champions, but the road to Greenville’s Elm Street Park has been a long one for players from Irmo, S.C.The South Carolina team was not only the last to arrive, it was the last to secure a spot in the tournament, which also features champions from North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Parents ponder virtual charter schools

    Mark Yercheck wants his son to have the same quality of education as any other Pitt County child.

  • ECU program to develop youth kayak excursions

    The East Carolina University Adventure Program has received a $2,500 grant from the Paddle Nation Grant Program to take Pitt County fifth- through eighth-graders out on local waterways.

  • Dog flu concern spreads

    North Carolina veterinary officials recently received reports of canine influenza that has affected dogs across the country and has spread to this state.

  • Educators learn inclusiveness

    Pitt County educators were among 100 people from throughout the country who attended ECU’s first Leadership Learning Exchange last week.

  • Construction to enhance campus life

    East Carolina University staff are finishing up several construction projects and renovations that will make living on campus a little more pleasant for students.

Men receive prison time, stern words

Three men armed with a fire poker and machetes who broke into a home with five people inside, including three children, received not only prison sentences but some stern words from the judge on Monday.“How would you feel if three of us went into your mother’s and father’s house and did the same thing to them ... while your mother was trying to protect her children?” Judge Milton F. Fitch Jr. asked the defendants after handing down sentences to 18-year-old Emmanuel Dominique Morales, 20-year-old Shawn Boyd and 24-year-old Tracy Kee Jackson.

  • Crime: Animal cruelty investigated

    Officers responded to a report of a possible animal cruelty case after a home was reportedly broken into early Friday morning, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

  • Pedestrian struck and killed identified

    The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of a pedestrian struck and killed on June 25.

  • Wrecks: Four hurt in left-turn crash

    Four people were injured on July 17 when a driver making a left turn was struck by another vehicle driving through an intersection, according to the Greenville Police Department.

  • ID still sought for man killed in crash

    The identity of a pedestrian killed early Saturday morning after being struck by an SUV on a busy roadway in Greenville remained under investigation on Sunday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed

    Updtate Greenville Police have yet to identify  a man who died after being struck by an SUV while attempting to cross Memorial Drive near Chapman Road  early Saturday morning, the department reported.

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