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Jazz festival focuses on lineage

As a child, Carroll Dashiell spent a lot of time with his ear pressed up against the wall in the Washington row home where he grew up.

  • Go! Guide April 25

    Today‘The Great God Brown’The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Great God Brown” at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, and at 2 p.m.

  • Rhoades: 'The Other Woman' a laughing matter?

    Actor-director John Cassavetes pioneered the independent film (“Husbands,” “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,” et al.), so it’s only fitting that his son would become a filmmaker too.

  • Arts datebook April 25

    Art Avenue“Manimals” a senior exhibition of illustrations by Devon McClellan featuring Alexa Chumpitaz and Whitney McDonell, is featured at Art Avenue through Tuesday with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. today.“Haptic Synergy,” a senior exhibition of textiles by Jessica Robinson, is featured at the 212 E. Fifth Street building through Monday with a reception from 6-9 p.m. today.

  • ‘Quiet Ones’ more creaky than creepy

    LOS ANGELES — Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint.

  • Movie capsules April 25

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

ECU down an ace

A week ago, he had pro scouts and even major league team presidents watching his every move in a 16-strikeout masterpiece, but beginning today at Florida Atlantic, East Carolina starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman will be stuck in the dugout for 10 days.

  • NFL to look at expanded playoffs

    NEW YORK — The NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at the owners’ meetings next month in Atlanta.

  • Players to cast votes on union

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University’s football players will cast ballots today on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

  • Pineda suspended 10 games

    BOSTON — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.Now, he won’t need one for a while.

  • Martin shoots course record

    AVONDALE, La. — A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he’d better make some changes.

  • ECU's Williams, Townsend shine

    Junior college transfer Ian Townsend got his first taste of the East Carolina-North Carolina baseball rivalry on Tuesday, and he said he enjoyed multiple aspects of it — especially coming out on the winning side.

Reflector editorial cartoons

The Daily Reflector will feature political cartoons from in-house artist Dave Irwin on each Sunday's editorial page.

  • Letter: Pipeline repeats past mistakes

    At the request of Franklin Roosevelt, North Carolina native Hugh Bennett toured the High Plains of the Great American Dustbowl in 1932.

  • Mooneyham: Debate on renewable energy

    One of the more bitter fights that occurred in the North Carolina General Assembly last year involved whether lawmakers should repeal a 2007 requirement that electricity suppliers get a portion of their power from renewable sources of energy.

  • National editorial: Killing Keystone

    The Obama administration has found yet another way to keep from deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline’s northern leg, from Canada to Cushing.

  • Endorsement: Brown for District 9

    On May. 6, Pitt County voters will cast ballots in this year’s Democratic and Republican primaries.

  • Letter: Name road for Jenkins

    Growing up in Greenville, we were fortunate to watch East Carolina College grow into a full-fledged university through the leadership of Dr. Leo W. Jenkins.

Speller: Candidates on cable access

Several candidates in the May 6 primary election have created programs on the local public access television channel.

  • Storm: Rethink that tweet

    When it came to dealing with irritating people, author Will Cuppy had a fail-proof system.

  • Hudson: Give Peeps a chance

    I’m a Peeps lover. There, I said it.I just can’t resist those cute, sugar-coated marshmallow chicks that hatch on store shelves every Easter season.

  • Rutledge: Value of a dime

    For about a year in the mid-1960s, my father decided that my older sister and I should learn something about the value of money.

  • Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

    My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Battle of Plymouth remembered

The 150th anniversary of the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War will play out 50 miles east of Greenville this weekend with the 24th annual Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend.

  • Proposal would give vets a tuition break

    The governor announced a proposal last week that calls for in-state tuition for all veterans in community colleges in the state.Gov.

  • Sutton files suit against state bar

    A local lawyer and candidate for district court judge is suing the state bar association, alleging there is a conspiratorial effort by it and others, including the Pitt County district attorney and sheriff, to strip him of his law license.

  • Early voting begins with complaints

    The early voting period for the 2014 primary election began Thursday with nearly 700 Pitt County voters, a word of caution to electioneers and a complaint filed with the State Board of Elections.

  • Fish legislation sparks challenge

    When people decide to run for public office, it often is because there is an issue they are passionate about that they believe is not being handled properly.

  • Greenville gets brighter

    Things are getting brighter in Greenville as the city works toward improving lighting in targeted areas of the city.

New ambulance for Maury

The Maury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently purchased a new ambulance The $168,000 Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance is mounted on a 2014 Ford F450 4x4 chassis and replaces the department's 17-year-old ambulance.

  • Winterville among state's safest cities

    Winterville has been named as one of the 50 safest cities in North Carolina.

  • Crime: Burglaries investigated

    Officials are investigating two burglaries on Bellamy Circle that occurred Wednesday between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to police reports.

  • Traffic educaiton effort targets teens

    The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting Drive to Live this week, an effort to reduce teenage-related traffic accidents. “Our goal is to educate teenage drivers on the dangers of driving irresponsibly,” Col.

  • Volunteer let go for impersonating officer

    A Greenville Police Department volunteer has been charged with impersonating a law-enforcement officer, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

  • Fire damages mobile home

    Greenville Fire-Rescue officials said a trailer on fire Wednesday afternoon on Eastbend Drive was vacant, and no injuries were reported.

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