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Abby: Mom seeks detour to safety

Dear Abby: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, “Hayley.” They do anything to support us.

Pitching matchup set

The Daily ReflectorEvan Kruczynski will be East Carolina baseball’s first pitcher at the Coral Gables Regional.

  • Cohesive Vikes chase title

    This year’s D.H. Conley softball team isn’t like championship squads of the past, but it still has the potential to bring home the grand prize.

  • Chargers choose colleges

    LITTLEFIELD — Four student-athletes from Ayden-Grifton signed with colleges on Tuesday.Hunter Cannon and Chris Johnson were busy during spring break.

  • U.S. Open the most democratic of majors

    The names of golf’s two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts.The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify.

  • Griffin relaxed at voluntary workout

    ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III was noticeably more relaxed when he reported for the Washington Redskins voluntary workouts.

  • Sam focused on football in Montreal

    MONTREAL — Michael Sam said his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Support GO-Science Center

    Two years ago when ground was broken for the GO-Science Center in Greenville, the news was heralded as a boost for tourism and economic development while providing a substantial layer to the local education infrastructure.

  • Letter: State budget childish

    As if we didn’t need anymore evidence that the folks in Raleigh are just as idiotic as the ones in D.C. Potholes in our roads, state employees without raises, education funding at embarrassing levels, our governor on national television making a fool of himself while blowing out air on a cold day (just look it up on the Internet), gas taxes higher than any state we touch, no tax increases for the middle class yet no one I know received a refund from state taxes this year and most had to pay, etc., etc., etc.

  • Letter: Education cuts hurt everyone

    On Friday, the House voted on North Carolina’s state budget plan, a budget that leaves public education — all over North Carolina — on the back burner.

  • Williams: Liberals, facts

    During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, “The State Against Blacks.” Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person.

  • Editorial: Tanning beds, awareness

    It is illegal for minors to use tanning beds in North Carolina, thanks to legislation signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Pat McCrory.

Clark: Duke's coal-ash fiasco

I should feel satisfied and hopeful that Duke Energy has now faced the music and agreed to make reparations for the disastrous coal-ash spill last year that sent tons of sooty waste into the Dan River.

  • Speller: Farmville’s first historical marker named for general

    Farmville will unveil and dedicate its first state highway historical marker Friday in honor of Gen. Allen Hal Turnage.

  • Peele: Classic coming to Ironwood

    The seventh annual Temple Golf Classic will be held June 18 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Rutledge: Honda mules, Anabaptist vans

    Shortly after we arrived at my parent’s house for a visit in 2004, my father asked my wife to walk with him to an area of the farm we affectionately call the pony lot.

  • Burns: The war on teen drinking

    The story we published in Sunday’s paper about a party bus transporting some intoxicated teens to a high school prom hopefully was a conversation starter for families with school-age children.

Kayak rentals make Tar accessible

Recreation on the Tar River in Greenville is challenging with limited entry and exit locations. And before last weekend, it was challenging to even rent a kayak or canoe to use on the river.

  • Council approves $15.85 million bond

    The Greenville City Council took the next step with a new $15.85 million proposed bond after a majority voted to approve an amended list of projects.

  • PCC board votes to increase fees

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to more than triple the access fee for students.

  • GUC board, council OK Duke deal

    Greenville utility customers are one step closer to lower electric rates after the City Council and the Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the sale of power generating assets owned by 32 municipalities.

  • Vidant seeking bed expansion

    Vidant Medical Center and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will conduct a public hearing in Greenville on June 18 in conjunction with a certificate of need request Vidant filed to add 85 acute care beds.

  • Event honors, celebrates fallen

    Every American who has died for his or her country should be remembered and not taken for granted, Monday’s Memorial Day guest speaker said at Greenville’s ceremony honoring the nation’s fallen military heroes.

Teen pleads in bathroom window case

A 17-year-old pleaded guilty to breaking and entering last week after being accused of climbing through the bathroom window of a woman’s apartment while she was taking a shower.

  • Man fires shot at girlfriend

    Police arrested a Grimesland man who fired a shot at his girlfriend on Tuesday night after she refused to get into his vehicle, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Vehicles reported missing

    Two vehicles were reported missing to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office police by a man who was moving during the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Fire crews contain wall fire

    Greenville Fire-Rescue was able to quickly extinguish a fire at a Deck Street apartment building on Tuesday once it located it inside a wall, officials said.

  • Man arrested in CVS robbery

    Greenville police arrested a man suspected in a Tuesday drug store robbery after locating the getaway car several hours later, officials reported.

  • Grandparents scam reported

    Pitt County deputies have alerted area seniors about a nationwide scam that reportedly was attempted Friday in this county.

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