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The gift of hope and joy

Award-winning Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman will bring “JOY: The Christmas Tour” to Greenville next week, but he has already brought the joy of Christmas to one eastern North Carolina family.

  • Go! Guide December

    TODAY Christmas Wonderland More than 500,000 Christmas lights on more than eight acres will be on display from 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5-10 p.m.

  • Meeting place Nov. 29

    Barbershop Chorus: The Greenville Area Barbershop Chorus, “The Carolina Chord Connection,” meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane.

  • Rosemond: Delayed disciplinary measures

    The subject of today’s lesson is so-called experts who don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • Hax: Divorcing husband over diet hard to stomach

    Q A few years after our marriage my spouse decided to become a vegetarian. I agree it is his choice, but I feel it is a big detriment to our marriage.

  • Dr. K: Teaching kids about healthy eating

    Q My 9-year-old son is very overweight.

ACC: Clemson stays unbeaten

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth as No. 1 Clemson capped an undefeated regular season by holding off rival South Carolina 37-32 on Saturday.

  • Top 25: Ohio St. rolls

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 8 Ohio State rout No. 12 Michigan 42-13 Saturday.

  • Bearcats hold off GW

    NEW YORK — Troy Caupain scored 16 points, including the go-ahead three-point play with 1:38 left, and No. 24 Cincinnati beat George Washington 61-56 on Saturday in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic.

  • Pirates lose season finale

    Cincinnati went to the ground and pounded East Carolina out of the postseason on Saturday afternoon.

  • Seniors wanted better sendoff

    Just before noon on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, 17 East Carolina football seniors were recognized for senior day and there was a tense undertone of uncertainty that lingered for most of the afternoon.

  • Summers plays versatile role

    James Summers was a versatile player for the East Carolina football team on Saturday, which according to ECU coach Ruffin McNeill, is something Pirate fans can expect to see in the future.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Nov. 28 Darts and Laurels

    Laurels: To the volunteers from Rose Hill Baptist Church who this week again gathered and delivered food for 200 families this Thanksgiving.

  • Campbell: Disgraceful treatment

    The U.S. Department of Justice should butt out of North Carolina’s mental health problems, since it is partially responsible for getting us into the situation we face.

  • National Editorial: Values on line

    The United States has two major threats at this point in time — terrorists such as Islamic State, whose recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Mali and high above Egypt indicate a broadening of its merciless reach, and our homegrown demagoguery and fear about innocent Syrian families fleeing such horrors.

  • Letter: Obama should 'lead or resign'

    A recent article in The New York Post by Michael Goodwin, titled “It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or Resign,” received quite a bit of attention.

  • Letter: More leadership, less hype

    Intellectual honesty rather than Democratic Party or Republican Party hype is necessary as our national leaders deal with Syrian refugees.

Clark: Gratitude among the shells

Years ago I wrote about a family trip to Cape Lookout, where on a crystal morning my wife and I and our two sons took a boat ride out to a stretch of the beach down from the lighthouse near a rock jetty.

  • Peele: USGA changing rules

    The USGA, the governing body of golf in the United States, will be making some changes in the handicapping rules for the coming year, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Rutledge: Giant sunglasses, discounts

    During the pay portion of the self-checkout in the grocery store recently, the machine did something it had never done before.

  • Speller: Count the many blessings

    When November rolls around, thoughtful, conscientious — and, yes, thankful friends on Facebook begin the daily task of counting their blessings.

  • Woodward: ECU record flawed

    East Carolina women’s basketball set a program record* for single-game home attendance — 5,408 — on Friday against Presbyterian thanks to its Education Day event.

  • Storm: When hounds become hipsters

    It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.

Faith, medicine partner in Pitt

Outside of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Stokes, a small community in rural Pitt County, more than 100 people filled bags they had brought with free fresh vegetables, potatoes, yams, fruits and dry grains.

  • Businesses build relationships

    Stephanie Winders and her daughter, Annsley, came to Greenville from Goldsboro to be the first customers Saturday at Jenni K. Jewelry in the Arlington Village shopping plaza, but it was no arbitrary decision, they said.

  • PCC: College to hold hoops tournament

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College will honor the life of former basketball coach Charles Coburn next month with a tournament that features 14 teams and an appearance by drag racer Tony Shumacher.

  • ECU notes: Professor to be on PBS

    A recently released episode of PBS’s cutting-edge health program “Second Opinion” features an East Carolina University psychology professor.

  • ECU band sparks the fans

    Among the thousands of fans who fill Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on a fall Saturday, none bleed more purple and gold than the ECU Marching Pirates.

  • Economic development manager hired

    The City of Greenville has hired a new economic development manager after an eight-month search.

DWI Report: Crash leads to charge

A 32-year-old Greenville man in a three-car wreck at Dickinson Avenue and Allen Road was among five people charged with driving while impaired in Pitt County recently, according to court records and law enforcement reports.

  • Driver in critical condition

    A man was in critical condition after driving into the side of an 18-wheeler on N.C. 11, Grifton police reported Sunday. The wreck occurred shortly after 5:35 p.m.

  • Man dies from Thursday shooting

    A 26-year-old Greenville man died from injuries suffered in a Thanksgiving Day shooting in the area of West Sixth Street, the Greenville Police Department reported on Friday.

  • Man dies from Thursday shooting

    A 26-year-old Greenville man died from injuries suffered in a Thanksgiving day shooting in the area of West Sixth Street, the Greenville Police Department reported on Friday.

  • Crime: Gunfire hits occupied residence

    The Greenville Police Department is investigating a shooting into an occupied dwelling that occurred on Summer Place, according to a case report released on Thursday.

  • Crime: Gun, electronics stolen

    Thieves broke in an Elm Street home on Monday afternoon and stole a handgun, electronics and other items valued at $6,500, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart