Firearms recently have been stolen from three vehicles, including one that was unlocked, according to reports from the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Police Department.

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Pitt County reported two new deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the total number of positive cases locally passed 700, increasing by more than 100 cases in less than a week.

For parents, helping children make sense of historical and recent events can be a challenge that’s difficult to broach, according to Dr. Sheresa Boone Blanchard, a child development expert in East Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Performance. But it can also be an opportunit…

Pitt County reported its seventh death and more than 30 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday while the Greenville Convention Center was forced to cancel plans to host the State GOP Convention.

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The first player listed on the Baltimore Orioles’ summer camp player pool list released Monday was Shawn Armstrong, who pitched for East Carolina from 2009-11.


Defensive struggles and wide-open opposing receivers have plagued East Carolina for a decade full of football seasons since the Pirates last won a conference championship in 2009, yet second-year Pirate coach Mike Houston is leaning toward offense in the most unique offseason of his career.

A no BYH to those drivers playing loud, vibrating music that disturbs other people’s peace! It’s ridiculous and it infringes on my rights to peace and quiet, especially while I am sleeping. I am offended by the loud vibrating ugly noises and I am going to protest about this too!

While some in North Carolina struggle to make it without haircuts or visits to the gym, inmates in our prison system struggle simply to maintain personal distance from others who could be transmitting a deadly virus. Considering the cramped conditions, it’s not an easy battle.

The clergy has been denouncing racism and segregation for as long as I can remember. And yet each Sunday morn the black folks go to their favorite church and the white folk go to theirs. I’m beginning to think that the white folk like their way or worship and the black folk like theirs. And …

Every day this past week The Daily Reflector has had a front page, first column story quoting some of our would-be political and religious leadership saying the people in Greenville are “racists.” I write this letter, first, because I have been around Greenville almost as long as anybody els…

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Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On Tuesday, he completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the great black migration n…

COVID-19 tip: With changes in food availability in some communities, you may be consuming more canned or packaged food. FDA has lots of good tips at Wash your hands…

Who is Peter Hans? This is a question I am getting from friends who have learned that Hans has been elected the next president of the University of North Carolina.