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Report card events April 21

Pitt County SchoolsWednesday, originally scheduled to be an early-release day for students, is a full day of school.

  • Kid Stuff April 21

    Bedtime storySheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host bedtime story hour at 7 p.m. today. The event is designed for ages 10 and younger and their families.

  • Students win History Day honors

    Pitt County Schools students recently brought home awards from the Northeast Regional National History Day at East Carolina University.

  • Abby: Readers' views on claiming seats

    Dear Abby: May I comment on your response to “Got Here First in Pennsylvania” (Jan. 7), who asked whether someone sitting at the end of a church pew should move if someone comes and says it’s his or her “favorite seat”?There are many reasons why people remain sitting at the end of a pew: an allergy to perfumes can be overwhelming if you’re sitting in the middle of a row; claustrophobia; weak bladder; physical limitations; the need for more leg room; and the need to use the armrest to stand up and sit down.

  • Top tips to properly care for your pet turtle

    If you love the idea of owning a pet, but aren’t quite sure that a furry companion is right for your lifestyle, you may want to consider the wonderful world of turtles.

  • Abby: Boyfriend must control fuse

    Dear Abby: I have known “Dean” for 10 years. We have been living together for two.

Matau back for ECU

Christian Matau is finally up and moving again, and it’s been a painfully long time since he’s been able to say that.

  • Another busy week for ECU

    It is a quick turnaround for Jacob Wolfe and the East Carolina baseball team.

  • Desisa wins marathon

    BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.He didn’t have much time to celebrate.

  • Vikings sink Rampants

    After J.H. Rose bottled up the D.H. Conley girls’ soccer team throughout the entire first half on Monday, the Vikings came out after the break determined to get things going.

  • NASCAR gives drivers a breather

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered.

  • Tigers top Yanks

    DETROIT — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Is legal system working?

    Some Pitt County judges and prosecutors participated in a meeting of the Greenville Police Community Relations Committee last week to answer questions and explain how the court system works.

  • Letter: Democrats deserve better

    As a lifelong Democrat, I am ashamed that so many people are quickly jumping on the “Hillary” bandwagon. Are our memories that short?

  • Gannon: Death and dying issues

    If you had a fatal disease, would you want to try experimental drugs if there was a chance they would save your life, even if they might kill you sooner?

  • N.C. Editorial: Energy policy

    An energy policy conservatives and liberals can agree on is free-market solar. North Carolina will be wise to promote it.

  • Letter: Hillary is for Hillary, socialism

    The April 15 letter to the Public Forum by Mr. Dautremont (“Hillary for ‘regular folks’) appears to be contradictory.

Storm: Help the Pet Food Pantry

An extended illness. The loss of a job. The death of a spouse. High utility bills.Good people can find themselves in bad circumstances for a variety of reasons.

  • Burns: Most sights clearer with glasses

    I updated the head shot that goes with this column a little while back because the old picture didn’t look so much like me anymore.

  • Peele: Golf Classic in June

    The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will hold the seventh annual Golf Classic at Greenville Country Club on June 4.

  • Grizzard: Full ranking for reporters

    Here’s a news flash: In a stunning upset, newspaper reporter has reclaimed the title of worst job of the year.

  • Rutledge: Old dishwashers work best

    The family dishwasher has been on the blink for two weeks now and I have come to realize that the machine never really showed up for work to begin with.

  • Speller: Hidden treasure in Edenton

    One of North Carolina’s hidden treasures will be unveiled for all to see Friday and Saturday during Edenton’s Pilgrimage of Historic Homes and Gardens.

Treatment plant goes with flow

Greenville Utilities wastewater treatment workers take wastewater from local residents and return it to them clean and drinkable, but the cost of doing that depends largely on their customers and stakeholders, plant leaders said Monday.

  • Greenway funding is debated

    Greenville’s City Council debated its potential November bond again at its Monday meeting, struggling over whether to include funding for greenways in a transportation bond which also funds street maintenance and improvements.

  • J.H. Rose OK'd for open enrollment

    The Pitt County Board of Education voted 5-3 to approve a list of schools available for open enrollment next year, splitting over the decision to include J.H. Rose High School.

  • PCC student center addition opens

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College opened its 15,000-square-foot expansion to the Craig F. Goess Student Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

  • City, GUC workers to get pay, benefit boosts

    The City of Greenville and its utility board unanimously approved improvements to employee pay and benefits during a meeting of the two bodies Monday.

  • ECU to hold Holocaust Awareness Day today

    East Carolina University will hold its 12th annual Holocaust Awareness Day today in memory of the 11 million victims.

Student arrested in assault

Pitt County deputies have arrested a student on charges he sexually assault another student at North Pitt High School last month.

  • Crime: Property stolen from student apartments

    Property valued at $2,360 was stolen on Saturday night from five people at a residence in a student apartment complex, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Woman crashes into business

    An 80-year-old woman crashed into a business on Monday after she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Illegal alcohol establishment shut down

    A search warrant for an illegal alcohol establishment in Bethel led to three arrests and charges for five individuals on Friday, according to a Bethel Police Department press release.

  • Wrecks: Driver rear-ends vehicle

    Four people were injured when a driver rear-ended a vehicle that she failed to notice had stopped at a red light on Memorial Drive, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • ECU alert: Sexual battery near campus

    An incident involving sexual battery reportedly occurred on Sunday night near East Carolina University campus.

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