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Bless all of our hearts. When did we all lose ourselves and become hateful, angry, argumentative people with no respect...

Crisis exists at the border

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Friday, March 22, 2019

I began my medical practice in 1964. I remember the exact day I removed the "Colored" sign in my medical clinic in Zephyrhills, Florida

I remember when all the "Insane Asylums" began closing down in the 70s.

I remember the Watts riots in Los Angeles of 1965.

But nothing beats what's going on at our southern border with Mexico right now.

Have you been there? Have you seen and examined the "Pilgrims" who have traveled thousands of miles over a wasteland with children?

It is so obvious that these desperate folks are part of a health care crisis never seen before in America. Tens of thousands, many of whom are mentally ill and impoverished, not to mention problems with drugs, learning disabilities and sexual assaults.

I can't believe that anyone with any knowledge of health care thinks we are not faced with a health care crisis of massive proportions.

It's not about politics. It’s not about a wall. It’s the only way that we must and will handle this health care crisis once and for all.

Robert D. Piat

Winterville

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Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Letters

July 17, 2019

Welcome to Greenville — a growing city with an extraordinarily diverse population of citizens, many of whom came here as immigrants. It’s good for you to know that institutions like Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University have attracted such gifted persons and their families.…

July 16, 2019

I believe we should only spend what we take in. We should not keep giving the rich and the corporations more and more and more and hope the windfall trickles down.

I believe in sharing, and that if everyone brings just one dish to a covered dish dinner, there would be more than everyone could eat.…

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…

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