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Kolasa: Starting day healthy

Q Have I been misleading my patients all those years when I recommended eating breakfast? I saw a study saying it wasn’t all that important to weight management.

  • 10 ways to improve cocoa

    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue season.

  • Dr: K: Celiac, gluten sensitivity are different

    Q Many people I know are going gluten-free. When I ask them why, I hear about gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. What do these terms mean?

  • Abby: Obsession threatens to consume life

    Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

  • Kids stuff calendar Dec. 16

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

  • Pactolus School names MVPs

    Pactolus School recently named its Most Valuable Pirates.

Richardson steps up

The unfortunate pain of a teammate has given Terrell Richardson the pleasure of being a starter for the East Carolina football team, a bittersweet but common twist in football.

  • Rose, Conley split

    D.H. Conley’s boys’ basketball team came into Tuesday’s Conley-J.H. Rose matchup with the momentum, but it was the host Rampants who ended the night with momentum on their side.

  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship

    CHARLOTTE — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.

  • ’Pack appreciates return to bowl

    RALEIGH — This December feels a little more normal for North Carolina State.

  • Tar Heels bounce back

    GREENSBORO — Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points to help No. 24 North Carolina beat UNC Greensboro 79-56 on Tuesday night.

  • Hardy aims to go out a winner

    There is just one thing left for Justin Hardy to do.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Promote computer careers

    For about as long as automobiles have been around, teenagers have been greatly interested in driving them.

  • Letter: N.C. falls in tobacco prevention

    Recently, the Campaign for the Tobacco Free Kids released the “Broken Promises” report.

  • Letter: Reform care for mentally ill

    The most recent CBS “60 Minutes” shows that nothing has really changed in our nation’s system of care for severally mentally ill citizens.

  • Williams: Profiling realities

    Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement.

  • Editorial: Revisit red light cameras

    Crosswalks at Greenville’s busy intersections, as we pointed out in this space last month, are unsafe and need attention.

Burns: Another day, more wrecks

I usually leave work late enough to avoid the nightly traffic backup between The Daily Reflector offices north of the river and my house in Greenville. That didn’t matter last week.

  • Storm: The allure of Christmas

    When I was growing up, there were few things more agonizing than waiting for Christmas to arrive.

  • Peele: Brook Valley owner profiled

    The new owner of Brook Valley Country Club, John McConnell, has been profiled in the winter issue of Carolinas Golf, the official publication of the Carolinas Golf Association.

  • Rutledge: Banana peeling slip

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who eat bananas and those who do not. I eat bananas.

  • Keith: My Christmas wish list

    My wife and I recently received the final drafts of our chidren’s letters to Santa Claus.

  • Clark: Another good ‘bird year’

    It’s been a good “bird” year as I have had special visits at the feeder; we’ve enjoyed bald eagle pictures in the paper; we’ve reported on rare birds in Beaufort County and today’s front page spotlights one of this region’s “winged” wonders.

Lawmakers consider autopsy facility

A legislative committee’s recommendation to build a new medical examiner’s office in Greenville is welcome news to the director of the Brody School of Medicine’s autopsy and forensic services program.

  • Therapy dogs ease testing stress

    While many students retreat to Joyner Library at East Carolina University to find a quiet place to study, others come to take a break from the stress of exams with the help of a 160-pound gentle giant.

  • Travel companies agree to tax

    Additional occupancy tax revenue means more money for marketing, which should bring more events and visitors to Pitt County, said the executive director of the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Vidant officials, legislators meet

    Two N.C. Senate representatives were guests Tuesday of a special joint administrative meeting of the Vidant Health System boards of directors and trustees, seeking support for its health care agenda for the 2015 legislative session.

  • County collecting dog licensing fee

    Collection of Pitt County’s new dog licensing fee is at 30 percent, a rate the county’s animal control director said is satisfying.

  • Sorority delivers shoes for kids

    ‘Soles for Little Souls’Members of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority on Tuesday took steps to make sure local children could put their best foot forward.

Four face trafficking charges

The Greenville Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people it said are connected to the transportation of heroin from Wake County to Greenville.

  • Crime: Man arrested in robbery

    A Winterville man has been arrested on charges he used a sword in an October robbery at a home on Spring Forest Road, according to a report released Monday.

  • Two arrested in robbery

    Two men have been arrested for taking a cellphone and a new pair of shoes from a 19-year-old male during an armed robbery last month, police reported Monday.

  • Four weekend robberies reported

    An holdup at a takeout pizza business on Saturday is among four robberies reported in Greenville during the weekend.

  • Crime: Man faces assault charges

    A man was arrested on a charge he assaulted his girlfriend early Sunday morning at their home in Ayden, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Wrecks: Driver runs red light

    Two people were injured when a driver entered an intersection with a red light and caused a wreck with $28,200 damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

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