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  • North Carolina editorial: Career status

    February 28, 2016 - 10:20pm

    The fight over teacher “tenure” in North Carolina has arrived at the state Supreme Court, and it’s fair to predict that a Republican-dominated court will likely back a move by GOP lawmakers to end career status for public school teachers.

  • Letter: Accept flawed Cam

    February 28, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Not a Cam fan — we don’t care! On acting like a 3-year-old: Cam’s young. His sadness and exuberance show on his face.

  • Letter: An appreciative Scout

    February 28, 2016 - 10:19pm

    After reading two recent Bless Your Heart letters regarding some dissatisfaction with scouting, I am more appreciative than ever of my scout troop and its leaders.

  • Guest column: ECU students support bond

    February 28, 2016 - 10:18pm

    On Jan. 25, the Student Government Association passed a resolution to support Connect NC, a $2 billion bond package that will provide essential support to East Carolina University as well as the entire eastern North Carolina region.

  • Dionne: Two political family legacies

    February 28, 2016 - 10:18pm

    The Clinton political dynasty is still alive. The Bush dynasty has been routed.

  • Editorial: Meeting state’s teacher demand

    February 27, 2016 - 10:20pm

    The people of eastern North Carolina should not take public education for granted, but speak loudly in support of East Carolina University’s role as the state’s leading producer of teachers, a mission seriously challenged in recent years.

  • Letter: Scouts in service

    February 27, 2016 - 10:19pm

    I would like to apologize to the citizen who submitted a Bless Your Heart comment to The Daily Reflector about the Scouting for Food event held on Feb. 14 in Greenville.

  • Letter: Connect NC good for East

    February 27, 2016 - 10:19pm

    On March 15 voters will have a chance to make a positive mark on North Carolina’s future by approving the Connect NC Bond package.

  • Ducharme: Avoid confusion as you prepare to vote

    February 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

    As the March 15 primary approaches, recent changes in state voting law are adding an extra layer of confusion for North Carolinians navigating the path to the polls.

  • Krauthammer: While Obama fiddles

    February 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

    State of the world, Year Eight of Barack Obama: In the South China Sea, on a speck of land of disputed sovereignty far from its borders, China has just installed anti-aircraft batteries and stationed fighter jets.

  • Fitzsimon: Nothing to do with redistricting

    February 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

    Almost lost last week in Raleigh amid all the partisan gerrymandering drama was a decision by a three-judge panel in North Carolina that may have as much impact on the future of the state as the decision by the federal court to throw out the current congressional districts.

  • Hood: Resist impulse to jump to conclusions

    February 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

    As of Jan. 31, state government had collected $12.1 billion in General Fund revenue and expended $11.2 billion on education, Medicaid and other state programs since the beginning of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

  • Feb. 28 Darts & Laurels

    February 26, 2016 - 10:20pm

    LAURELS — Too often found swimming under the radar, the ECU men’s and women’s swim teams deserve high praise for a second straight American Athletic Conference championship for the men’s team and a solid fifth place finish for the women that included a gold-medal winner.

  • Campbell: New primary care approach

    February 26, 2016 - 10:18pm

    We’ve talked for decades about healthcare reform but the only significant attempt to change the skyrocketing costs of health insurance, escalating pharmaceutical costs and deepening dissatisfaction has been Obamacare.

  • Editorial: Drug epidemic poses security nightmare

    February 25, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Conservative members of the Missouri Legislature are reluctant to embrace the idea of a statewide prescription-drug database to prevent opioid addicts from doctor-shopping to feed their habit.

  • Letter: Ray for District Court

    February 25, 2016 - 10:18pm

    When the time approaches to vote for District Court judges, I usually think first about the court I have practiced in for the last 30 years, and that is Juvenile Court, which is concerned with abused, neglected and dependent children.

  • Letter: The anti-Wooden?

    February 25, 2016 - 10:18pm

    When I think of a great basketball coach, I immediately think of UCLA’s John Wooden. Ten NCAA Championships in a 12-year period.

  • Tillis: Addiction crisis requires unified support in Congress

    February 25, 2016 - 10:17pm

    There’s a sobering reality confronting North Carolina and the rest of the nation: Addiction to opioids has been skyrocketing and is now at the point of being a full-blown epidemic.

  • Editorial: Designations boost open enrollment

    February 24, 2016 - 10:20pm

    The faculty at Wahl-Coates Elementary School are wise to give their students an enthusiastic jumpstart since being designated an arts-focused school beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

  • Letter: Player discipline inadequate

    February 24, 2016 - 10:19pm

    After seeing the video of the brawl between the North Pitt and Farmville girls basketball teams, and the apparent assault committed by the North Pitt player, why haven’t the principal of the school and the NCHSAA banned her from playing any more games for North Pitt?

  • Letter: Attention to coal ash

    February 24, 2016 - 10:19pm

    I am encouraged to see the Daily Reflector reporting on the coal ash issue, especially since Pitt County doesn’t have a coal-fired power plant.

  • Dionne: Clinton, Bush fates explain contrasting party politics

    February 24, 2016 - 10:17pm

    The Clinton political dynasty is still alive. The Bush dynasty has been routed.

  • Editorial: Science education available, but not without support

    February 23, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Pitt County’s two nonprofit science learning centers, GO-Science Center and A Time for Science play separate but equally vital roles in pointing local children toward bright science futures.

  • Letter: Photo ID safe, easy

    February 23, 2016 - 10:19pm

    I proudly present my VA photo ID at big box stores or fine eateries to get an appreciated discount.

  • Letter: Bond upgrades water infrastructure

    February 23, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Small and medium-sized North Carolina towns would receive much-needed funding to improve their deteriorating water and sewer systems through the Connect NC bond.


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