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I am 83 years old and remember a little about world war 11. This so-called president that we have reminds me of...

Online school drove success

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

My son, Jalen, enrolled at North Carolina Virtual Academy due to anxiety issues that seem so typical for teens. He had some developmental delays in early elementary school, setting the stage for academic challenges. We looked for options beyond the traditional brick and mortar classroom after Jalen was bullied at his local high school.

Jalen has thrived at NCVA, excelled academically, mastered his lessons, overloaded his schedule and will graduate a semester early! Jalen received a lot of encouragement from teachers and local members of his church. In fact, Pastor Apostle Emma Speaker Dickens from Kingdom Empowerment Ministries Inc., supported Jalen with faith-based counseling to help him remain focused on his goals. Jalen made time to pursue Karate and built his confidence. Jalen no longer worries about bullying; he’s planning to enter the Marine Corps upon graduation.

Jalen never would’ve experienced this kind of success in another setting. Online school has been a game changer for him! We want North Carolina to protect school choice for every student and family in the state.

Pamela Barkley

Oak City

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Letters

July 15, 2019

Please listen to the news, read the papers, align yourselves with people who are engaged in politics... just stay abreast of the events in our state as relates to politics. Educate your family, friends and neighbors. Our political system in North Carolina is broken, and unfair district maps are the…

July 14, 2019

What does the mayor’s basement have to do with good government?

The traditional July break from meeting is a good time for the Greenville City Council to stop a bad practice—discussing the public’s business in afternoon “workshops” in a small conference room without…

July 13, 2019

“Today our divisions seem deeper than ever, maybe deeper than those that divided colonists from Britain or North from South. Red-faced anger spits at us daily.” Daily Reflector Editorial July 4, 2019.

“The framers of North Carolina’s constitution understood well that the…

July 12, 2019

Lawrence Watts, in July 4th’s Public Forum, challenged anyone to obtain and publish the "real numbers" of energy production by the Amazon Wind Farm in NC (near Elizabeth City). In 2018, according to windexchange.energy.gov, the production was more than 500,000 megawatt hours.

Watts asserted…

July 11, 2019

Regarding his letter to the Reflector on June 30, I don’t recall ever “having made [Milton Bland’s] acquaintance.” Perhaps Mr. Bland is simply too “bland” for one to remember. His comment that “ask[ed for] ... an unqualified favor ... Tinsley exudes a…

July 11, 2019

The Kiwanis Club of Golden K Greenville has completed this year’s Support of our Youth in the Pitt County Schools through distributing over 1,800 books to first-graders. This program started some 10 years ago and continues to grow.

Thanks to the Community Foundation of NC East Inc. for its…

July 10, 2019

As the ECU Board of Trustees approaches the date to elect its new leadership, I'm reminded how poor that leadership has been over the past 3-4 years. The university is now transitioning to a new interim chancellor and from losses based on poor decision-making. Before any returning board member gets…

July 08, 2019

Privately paid assisted living facilities are a booming business and getting bigger every day. They are advertised as senior communities with attractive architecture, fun activities and amenities galore. However, once you are familiar with this type of care, you become keenly aware of how much…

July 05, 2019

All local people need to know how refugee children are being treated at our border.

"There is a stench," according to an eyewitness to detention centers housing children who were taken from their families at the border. (Caitlin Dickerson's article, NYTimes, 6/21/19). 

According to this and…

July 04, 2019

I keep seeing ads on TV with Doctors Murphy and Perry each accusing the other of being liberal.

Not to worry, neither are even close to being liberal. Neither will be the least bit concerned for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the environment or the country’s democratic principles.

Both will…

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