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Rhoades: ‘Chappie’ wants to have heart

Stephen Hawking — that genius de jour — has warned us that artificial intelligence in machines might be dangerous. What if they decide they want to be in charge?

  • Go! Guide March 6

    TodayArtWalkA First Friday ArtWalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in downtown Greenville. Local galleries and restaurants will be open with receptions and specials.

  • After hours March 6

    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 March 6

    EmergeThe Downeast Sculpture Exhibition and On The Wall Exhibition open today at Emerge with a reception from 5-8 p.m.

  • Movie capsules March 6

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

  • Abby: Face of the future is multiracial

    Dear Abby: My husband and I are both Caucasian. Recently, we adopted a beautiful mixed-race baby girl. She’s Vietnamese, African-American and Hispanic.

Owls top Pirates

Senior Night at East Carolina was delayed by 25 minutes because the lights did not come back on following pre-game introductions.

  • UNC wins in ACC tourney

    GREENSBORO — Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, matched her career-high with 16 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots on Thursday to lead No. 15 North Carolina, the sixth seed, to an 84-64 win over 11th-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.

  • ECU’s pair honored

    East Carolina’s Jada Payne earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors and teammate I’Tiana Taylor was named newcomer of the year in a vote by the league’s head coaches.

  • PCC set for semifinal

    Pitt Community College’s early season struggles seem to be a thing of the past since all the Bulldogs’ basketball team has been doing lately is racking up wins.

  • County teams split at regionals

    FAYETTEVILLE — When the game mattered most, the North Pitt leaned on its leaders.

  • Holmes in lead

    DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National Editorial: Clinton email

    Why not smoke signals or carrier pigeons? How about secret code or self-destructing memos?

  • Letter: UNC motives not sinister

    When the Honorable Judge Bob Orr filed a class action lawsuit against the NCAA and UNC in Durham County Court, he may have had dreams of similar successrul suits involving asbestos, tobacco and testosterone enhancements.

  • Letter: Bad grammar 'seen,' heard

    A proverb states: “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” — retaliation for someone’s injury to you doesn’t justify harming the inflictor.

  • Gannon: Rogue legislators

    For someone who listens to many General Assembly debates, it’s refreshing when the most contentious votes don’t come down precisely along party lines.

  • Editorial: Dual language benefits

    Pitt County Schools announced this week it will begin its first dual language immersion program at Belvoir Elementary School in the fall.

Clark: 'Whoop' for awards night

As memory serves it was late 1990 or early 1991 when I attended my first state press association awards ceremony as editor of The Daily Reflector.

  • Speller: Hair culture demands respect

    Kinky, curly, wavy and even nappy are words often used to describe black women’s hair that is “natural” or without any chemical straighteners.

  • Rutledge: Watch what you say

    It feels bad when a kid breaks something of Dad’s. Dad gets mad, the kid feels bad, and everybody’s sad. I think I could write a Dr.

  • Burns: All relative in family, tech

    One of our loyal readers called Friday because he could not get his e-edition to work.

  • Storm: Southeners know snow

    The thought of Southerners driving in the snow makes many Northerners chuckle.

  • Rutledge: What polar vortex?

    When Northern people start complaining about the cold, Southern people get nervous.

Residents: Lower speed on 10th

Christie McLawhorn believes people travel too quickly on 10th Street, risking the safety of pedestrians and other drivers. She wants the Department of Transportation to do something about it.

  • Search hit high notes for SRAPAS

    After singing about the highs and lows of life in the inaugural Down East Talent Search, 15-year-old Alana Houston experienced a high of her own, taking the event’s top prize on Thursday.

  • Weather doesn’t stop road repairs

    Thursday’s cold and rainy conditions did not stop Department of Transportation crews in Pitt County from their daily pothole patrol, and they know there is plenty of work to keep them busy.

  • Colorful festival will celebrate spring

    The calendar says spring is two weeks away, but the colors of the season will be on full display Sunday at River Park North.

  • Schools: Dropouts, crime decline

    Pitt County Schools achieved its lowest dropout rate ever last year and saw declines in suspensions and reports of crime, the school system reported.

  • Winter weather advisory issued

    The National Weather Service in Newport issued a winter weather advisory warning of periods of sleet and freezing rain tonight in Pitt, Martin, Lenoir, Greene and other area counties.

Sex offender enters plea, offers poem

The son of a state legislator pleaded guilty to sex charges on Thursday and read a poem expressing his sorrow about his actions.

  • Target practice diverts police again

    Greenville police scrambled a team of officers and a canine unit for the second day in a row after someone reportedly was target shooting, this time near several apartment complexes.

  • Crime: Woman hits man with car

    Police arrested a woman on a charge she hit a man with her car Tuesday evening, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Speciale pleads in sex case

    A state legislator’s son pleaded guilty in Pitt County Superior Court to sex charges Thursday and was sentenced to at least 73 months in prison.

  • Gas leak forces evacuation

    Emergency crews responded to a gas leak at a Red Banks Road business on Thursday, but it was repaired in about 30 minutes, Greenville Utilities reported.

  • Wrecks back up U.S. 264 traffic

    A series of wrecks hampered westbound traffic on U.S. 264 west of Greenville on Thursday.


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