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Expert care: The role a veterinary specialist plays

Unlike most human doctors who have a specific focus to treat a patient's specific need, veterinarians can take on many different roles as they guide pets from birth and throughout their life.

  • Hot Dish: Ribeyes Steakhouse opens

    Ribeyes Steakhouse has opened at 1909-A Fire Tower Road, the former location of The Daily Grind.

  • Kolasa: Have a happy Easter

    Happy Easter. I have many fond memories of family time at Easter as I am sure many of you do. Take time to enjoy and make memories.

  • ECU announces history day winners

    East Carolina University has announced the winners of the regional National History Day competition, held last week.

  • Chapter 4: Pancake’s Progress

    The story so far: Pancake, an injured sea turtle, is rescued, treated and sent to a special sea turtle hospital to get well. At the hospital is a girl named Lolly.

  • Kid stuff calendar April 15

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:  

Solemn anniversary in Boston

BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

  • Round 1 of ECU-UNCW a wash

    East Carolina was scheduled to play five baseball games in five days, but on Tuesday that was turned into a four-game schedule for the week.

  • Source: Former Pirate visits N.Y. Jets

    NEW YORK — Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

  • Musings from the Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn’t get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

  • ’Canes enter offseason of uncertainty

    RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina.

  • A Lovely first impression

    Perhaps the tallest obstacle to be scaled at any college football spring practice is a walk-on garnering significant attention from his coaches.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Neighborhood fixation taxing

    With last week’s repeal of the city’s so-called “four-unrelated” rule for rental homes in the Tar River-University Neighborhood, residents should expect to see more of the council’s time and attention devoted to other matters.

  • Letter: Painful loss provides clarity

    This past week, I lost a friend. I wrote this in hopes of making a difference.We never expect the people we care about to leave this world sooner than expected.

  • Letter: ECU reform plan revealing

    A review of the document of proposed changes at ECU shows a large number of potential changes, some of which involve fairly large changes in organizations and/or procedures.

  • Letter: ACA math subtracts Medicaid

    I enjoyed the math demonstration of David Steffes in the Sunday Public Forum. Mr.

  • Williams: Punishment equality absurd

    George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled “Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths.” The subtitle is “School Discipline Rates Must Be ‘Proportionate.’” Let’s examine some of the absurdity of the Obama administration’s take on student discipline.

Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Peele: Kids can register for contest

    If you were watching television last week, you may have seen the finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships held at the Augusta National Golf Club.

  • Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

    I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Rutledge: Where's my 'hotspot?'

    As our dependence on technology deepens, I live with an advancing fear of the day when I no longer am able to function away from home without my wife.

  • Speller: Spring into action

    My eyes are watery, my nose is stuffy, and I’m sneezing quite a bit. Yes, spring is here. But my allergies are not the only evidence I have.

Challengers critical of Clerk

The three challengers in the Pitt County Clerk of Superior Court’s race say poor employee morale is affecting how the office delivers services and the problem lies with the current office holder.

  • Forum topics: Education, job creation

    Legislative candidates were asked about job creation, voter identification and education during a candidates forum sponsored Tuesday by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Edwards trying case in Pitt County

    Greenville residents and courthouse-goers can expect to spot former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards in the coming weeks as he works as legal counsel in a medical malpractice case, returning to the courtroom for the first time since his political fallout.

  • Foreclosure rates still high in area

    Pitt County home mortgage foreclosures dropped significantly in 2013, but high delinquency rates threaten mortgages for many county and eastern North Carolina residents, a state legal aid attorney said at a recent Greenville foreclosure prevention workshop.

  • Belvoir precinct to hold forum

    A candidates forum is being sponsored by the voters of Belvoir Voting Precinct No. 0301 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road.

  • Charter school interview scheduled

    A proposed Pitt County charter academy will undergo interviews next month before it can move forward to open in 2015.

GPD recognizes 'unsung' officers

The Greenville Police Department is recognizing several members of the agency this week during national Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week and National Telecommunicator Week.

  • Home invastion injures four

    Robbers forced their way into a Winterville home Tuesday night, tied up and hurt several people inside and stole cash and other items, police reported.

  • Home invastion injures four

    Robbers forced their way into a Winterville home Tuesday night, tied up and hurt several people inside and stole cash and other items, police reported.

  • GPD: Officer destroyed evidence

    A Greenville police officer who resigned after the department began an internal investigation into whether he destroyed evidence and obstructed justice was arrested today on formal charges.

  • Crime: Woman is cut by boyfriend

    Greenville police arrested a man in an assault at a 14th Street home for the second time since March 1, case reports said.

  • Man faces drug, traffic charges

    Greenville police arrested a man they said is a drug dealer after he tried to run over police officers and crashed his car during a chase on Old Pactolus Road, the department reported.

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