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Program helps fill in the gaps

A Pitt County program continues to fund instructional tools teachers would otherwise not be able to afford, something many said enhances the classroom experience and helps fill in learning gaps.

  • Senate race focuses on jobs

    Jobs, education, health care access and economic development ranked high among the priorities of the three Democratic Primary candidates for the N.C. Senate’s District 5 seat — incumbent Don Davis, 42, of Snow Hill, and challengers, Tony Moore, 63, of Winterville and Henry Williams II, 65, of Greenville.

  • Videographer wins branding contest

    A Daily Reflector staff member won the top prize in a N.C. Department of Commerce contest to help develop a new brand for marketing the state, department head Sharon Decker announced.

  • Students learn care via Teddy Bear

    Kindergartners and first graders at Belvoir Elementary, dressed in face masks, gloves, caps, shoe covers and hospital gowns, clung to their stuffed animals as they entered a makeshift hospital at their school, eager to help “heal” their stuffed animals and to learn.

  • Groups release endorsements

    Following are updates on candidates and campaigns for elected office in the May Primary:NCAE endorses Davis, Farmer-ButterfieldState Sen.

  • Commissioners face challenges

    The May 6 Democratic primaries includes contests for the Pitt County Board of Commissioners District 1, 2 and 3 seats.

Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election. "When you look at me as being moderate, that's being somebody who understands what the issues are (and) working to get action done in specifics on those issues," Hagan said in a recent interview, adding that she's been telling supporters about "the common-sense results that I've been able to put forward for North Carolina families." But Hagan believes that's what North Carolina voters elected her for in 2008 and prefer now as they decide whether to give her a second term in the Senate.

  • Red drum spring fishing season canceled in NC

    SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials have canceled the spring red drum fishing season because so many of the species were caught during the fall.

  • Asheville council seeks less graffiti in city

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Asheville City Council will consider a plan to help rid the city of graffiti, including requirements that property owners remove it and asking legislators to approve higher penalties for vandals.

  • Gov. McCrory won't attend Moogfest in Asheville

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory won't attend the electronic music festival Moogfest next week in Asheville as originally planned.

  • Former NC airport manager gets prison delay

    HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — The former manager of a regional airport near Morganton has been given more time to report to prison for charges including embezzlement.

  • NC's Haliwa-Saponi tribe holds 49th annual powwow

    HOLLISTER, N.C. (AP) — The Haliwa-Saponi tribe is holding its 49th annual homecoming event, a three-day powwow in Hollister.

Shooting suspect remains at large

A third suspect remained at large in a pair of gang-related incidents Wednesday night in Ayden, the police chief said on Friday.

  • Woman robbed on ECU campus

    Men in masks hit a woman with a handgun and took her purse as she walking on the East Carolina University campus early Saturday, the university reported.

  • Tractor jumped into gear

    An initial investigation determined that a 75-year-old man killed in a tractor accident on Thursday was run over while he was adjusting a cable and the machine jumped into gear.

  • Police officer files complaint

    A Greenville Police Department officer filed a complaint in Superior Court last week against the town of Winterville, the former police chief and a police officer who arrested her in April 2011.

  • Crime: Man faces sex charge

    Greenville police arrested a 28-year-old Greenville man on a misdemeanor sex charge after a Wednesday incident, the department reported Thursday.

  • Report: Tractor jumped into gear

    An initial investigation determined that 75-year-old man killed in a tractor accident on Thursday was run over while he was adjusting a cable and the machine jumped into gear.

Financial Health: Save a bundle

It appears that payday lenders are one of the big winners of the recent economic crisis.

  • Financial health: Assisted living

    Mom is getting weaker. She is OK as long as we are there to fix her meals and make sure she takes her medication but we can’t be there all the time.

  • Personal finance: Do more with less

    Although our economy has rebounded, many people are still struggling to pay bills, to find 
a job, and to afford daily necessities.

  • Businesses showcased at expo

    Greenville and Pitt County businesses on Thursday showcased the products and services that make it easy for residents to shop locally and the networking capabilities required to be the hub of eastern North Carolina.

  • Financial health: The whole portfolio

    Those of us who teach at a major university have as one of our requirements that we perform research and publish the results of our work.

  • Financial health: Call crisis

    One of the worst phone calls that anyone can receive is a call from someone who’s been arrested and taken to jail.

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