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April 23, 2017

The NCAA’s political interference into North Carolina’s legislative process is unprecedented and raises serious questions about the prolonged investigation of athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Composed of academic wonks drawing absurd incomes at taxpayer…

April 23, 2017

The Daily Reflector on Wednesday published a column by Walter Williams on the results of President Obama’s 2011 Supportive School Discipline Initiative, whose aim was to decrease suspensions of black students.

Now, some six years later, our largest cities like New York, Chicago and Denver are…

April 23, 2017

The obituary for Ed Monroe, MD, who died on April 16, noted the many important leadership positions he held at East Carolina University. Left untold was the story of the critical and essential role he played in the founding of ECU’s Brody School of Medicine.

Dr. Monroe was the first physician…

April 22, 2017

I would like to weigh in on your recent piece, “School uniform debate heats up again.” Chris Stancill, who addressed the Pitt County Board of Education on April 3, made some noteworthy points which need to be taken seriously.

First, Mr. Stancill was correct when he talked about costs…

April 21, 2017

I never thought we would have a state Legislature that loved to spend so much time in the bathroom. If that is where they are more comfortable then let them enjoy it. When I need to use the bathroom, I use the common sense I have enjoyed all my 85 years. I use the one that I am closest to. Works…

April 21, 2017

It is interesting that the The Daily Reflector front page story about "Pitt County's tourism goal: Offer something for everyone" is illustrated with a picture of a beer being served at a brewery.

I wonder what our eight grandchildren would gain from that? We have to drive to Wilson, Rocky Mount,…

April 20, 2017

I am writing in strong support of the April 18 editorial, “Another attack without Congressional approval.”

Our founding father James Madison said in 1793, "... The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature .…

April 19, 2017

I would like to thank Tyler Stocks for his wonderfully articulate and moving letter to The Daily Reflector's opinion page, Monday, April 17.

It was especially moving for me because I have a granddaughter diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, and everything the guest columnist said about the challenges…

April 19, 2017

I am totally amazed that Dewey Funkhouser is willing to impart his amazing ability to see into President Trump’s nefarious plans with us mere mortals? (Russian Smoke Screen, April 14) My gosh what a gift! Thank goodness we have Funkhouser to see us through these next years.

When does it…

April 18, 2017

Last week, Pitt County House member, Rep. Greg Murphy, introduced a bill to establish Carolina Cares (HB662), a proposal to help close the health coverage gap in North Carolina.

The plan would provide access to health care coverage to an estimated 300,000 working North Carolinians who do not earn…

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