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The Pitt County Board of Education voted Monday to require that parents be notified about books their children are assigned to read in class. The vote, taken in a special-called meeting, was in response to a complaint from a parent about sexually explicit content and profanity in books assig…

BYH to LEOs just trying to do their job. If an officer is murdered the perpetrator should receive the death penalty. A firing squad on national television would be appropriate. It may not serve as a deterrent, but it will absolutely eliminate any possibility of recidivism.

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Dec. 9-15:

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The GRPD is planning a co-rec league for adult kickball to consist of 10 regular season games and a single-elimination postseason format. Doubleheaders will be played on Sunday afternoons at Boyd Lee Park.

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FARMVILLE — The long-anticipated first girls’ basketball matchup of the season between Farmville Central and North Pitt did not disappoint Wednesday night as the host Jaguars came away with a 69-57 victory.

BYH to all the moms with their designer purses and Uggs and dads with their name-brand jackets. Here’s a thought: Buy your kid a winter coat! You don’t live in the tropics and a sweatshirt isn’t keeping your kid warm when it’s 40 degrees out there!

In his response to a Daily Reflector request about the riot of Jan. 6, 2020, U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy clearly revealed his personal bias and continuing trepidation of the former president. This was not a “riot” caused by a “security failure,” but a well-planned and perpetrated violent insurrect…

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should they have to wait until they complete any probation or parole requirement that follows prison? Or do you think a felony conviction should fo…

In 2016, our Republican-led state legislature narrowly chose not to expand the state Supreme Court in order to nullify the results of that year’s judicial elections. Unfortunately, that is virtually the only example of legislative restraint towards the independent judiciary one can find in r…

BYH to LEOs just trying to do their job. If an officer is murdered the perpetrator should receive the death penalty. A firing squad on national television would be appropriate. It may not serve as a deterrent, but it will absolutely eliminate any possibility of recidivism.

Dear Dr. June: Last year I fell in love. We met at a friend’s party and just connected. I was visiting her for a week’s vacation and ended up spending more time with him. When I left we stayed in touch and saw each other every weekend. I felt his love and he felt mine. This went on for eight months and he was talking about moving. I was so happy. Then one weekend he didn’t show up and said he ...

I was kicked off Facebook. You may be asking, what in the world did Calvin do to get kicked off social media? Here’s my story, with its twists and turns, and a lesson or two.

Q My 3-year-old is fearful of trying anything new, including things that other children his age love to do such as swinging on a swing, sliding down a slide and splashing in a pool. I feel like I should begin talking to him about what to do in case of a fire in our house and “stranger danger…

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