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Watermelon Festival fun

The 30th year promises to be the best yet of the Winterville Watermelon Festival, which opened on Thursday and continues through Saturday night.

  • Go! Guide Aug. 28

    TodayWatermelon FestivalThe Winterville Watermelon Festival continues today and Saturday in downtown Winterville. Visit www.watermelonfest.com for more information.

  • After hours Aug. 28

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

  • Arts Datebook Aug. 28

    BrushstrokesBrushstrokes artist Ronnie Harrison’s work is featured at aTavola through August.

  • Movie Capsules Aug. 28

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • Review: ‘We Are Your Friends'

    Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Prep preview: Rose kicker transitions

Asa Alexander is used to scoring points for the J.H. Rose football team with his leg. This year, the senior hopes to help the Rampants score with his arm, too.

  • ECU cornerback relishing memories

    Only a matter of days remain until Josh Hawkins begins his final football season at East Carolina, but the senior cornerback insists he is still in camp mode.

  • Pirate women face tough schedule

    East Carolina announced the women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule on Thursday.

  • FEARLESS FORECAST: High school football rundown

    Click the video below for the Fearless Forecast of this week's Pitt County high school football games.

  • Emotion in Benkert reactions

    Because it was a Wednesday and in congruence with in-season policy, only defensive players were available for interviews after East Carolina football’s evening practice.

  • Tennis player escaping past

    For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National Editorial: Defense budget

    A federal budget straightjacket has set up another budget impasse between Congress and President Barack Obama.

  • Letter: Editorial on deputy pay wrong

    While your editorial (“Study deputies’ pay first,” Aug. 19) provided a good overview of “our” Pitt County deputy sheriffs’ pay issue, your opinion was wrong.

  • Letter: Teacher assistants undervalued

    To be a teacher assistant requires dedication and a passion for helping children learn and grow as individuals.

  • Gannon: Political tide, McCrory

    North Carolina Democrats and operatives are aggressively pushing the narrative that Gov. Pat McCrory is in trouble in his hopes for a second term in 2016.

  • Editorial: More evil personified

    The tragic and senseless shooting deaths of two television journalists Wednesday, and the wounding of a woman they were interviewing for a local story in Roanoke, Va., is shocking, to say the least.

Burns: Former player impresses

Every now and then I will be somewhere and hear the words “Hey, Coach Bobby.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

  • Peele: PCC event Sept. 17

    Pitt Community College will hold its annual Foundation Fall Classic golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Greenville Country Club.

  • Rutledge: He walked for 'warming'

    According to those who study the weather, last month was the hottest July since the seventh month of the year was given a formal name.

  • Speller: Heart over mind

    My daughter will be 21 this week but the truth is she’s been a mature young woman for a long time.

  • Storm: The buzz of the gadfly

    Let’s take a moment to salute the gadfly, the protester, the loud voice in a quiet room.

Black-on-black crime decried

When she gets the 2 a.m. phone call, Kandie Smith knows it’s trouble. It’s likely the city manager calling her to tell her there’s been a murder in Greenville.

  • Vidant debuts birthing center update

    Women who receive obstetric care at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville now have a seamless, more comfortable and medically safe birthing experience at Vidant’s renovated labor-and-delivery triage area, which made its public debut Thursday.

  • City, GUC look to offset health costs

    The Greenville Utilities and the City of Greenville Joint Pay and Benefits Committee voted unanimously to explore voluntary nicotine testing as a way for employees to offset increasing health care costs in 2017.

  • Ignite charter back on track

    Another charter school is back on track to open in Pitt County after a zoning issue was resolved.

  • State works to acquire VOA habitat

    RALEIGH — State wildlife officials are working to take a rare bird habitat in eastern North Carolina under their wings.

  • Mayne Pharma announces expansion

    Mayne Pharma, the parent company of Metrics Contract Services, will invest $65 million to expand facilities and equipment at its site in Greenville.

Man faces domestic charges

A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

  • Man charged in break-in, assault

    A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

  • Fire burns barn near school

    An accidental fire occurred early Thursday morning that resulted in a total loss of a storage barn, the Winterville Community Fire Department reported.

  • Man charged in delivery robbery

    Greenville police on Wednesday arrested one of three men allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a delivery food driver on Monday.

  • Trooper fired over vehicle sales

    A Greenville-based State Highway Patrol officer who on Aug. 3 pleaded guilty to charges that he improperly sold vehicles has been dismissed from his job.

  • Crime: Gunmen steal electronics

    Two masked gunmen who held up a Verizon Wireless store earlier this week got away with property valued at about $36,000, the Greenville Police Department reported Wednesday.

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