North Carolina editorial: Career status
February 28, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Editorial: Meeting state’s teacher demand
February 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Feb. 28 Darts & Laurels
February 26, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Editorial: Drug epidemic poses security nightmare
February 25, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Editorial: Designations boost open enrollment
February 24, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Editorial: Science education available, but not without support
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
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.
Editorial: Independent redistricting commission
February 22, 2016 - 11:20pm
The N.C. General Assembly should act in the best interest of the people it represents and set to work establishing an independent congressional redistricting commission.
State editorial: A welcome compromise
February 21, 2016 - 11:20pm
Parents of autistic children have many things in common, and one most certainly is a shared frustration with attempts to get insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis, a treatment shown to be helpful but very expensive at $4,000 a month.
Editorial: Real reason for nurse shortage
February 20, 2016 - 11:20pm
Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican majority in the State Legislature can ignore the consequences of rejecting Medicaid expansion, but the consequences won’t ignore them.
Feb. 20 Darts & Laurels
February 19, 2016 - 11:20pm
Laurels To a Pitt County commissioners’ vote this week to move ahead on a $25.7 million bond issue for construction, repairs and renovations at both Pitt County Schools and Pitt Community College.
National editorial: Scalia's passing
February 18, 2016 - 11:20pm
As always, the man — and the justice of the Supreme Court of the United States — confounded and astonished, dismayed and delighted even as he took his abrupt leave over the weekend.
Editorial: Campus counseling program offers hope
February 17, 2016 - 11:20pm
A college campus swarmed by thousands of young people can be an easy place for a student struggling with alcohol and drug addiction to become lost.
Black History Month a celebration for all Americans
February 16, 2016 - 11:20pm
The Daily Reflector spotlights Black History Month each year with a purpose, celebrating the unique richness of African American life and black people’s contribution to the Pitt County community and the fabric of the American tapestry.
Editorial: End redistricting practices
February 14, 2016 - 11:25pm
It can never be too soon to wipe the stain of racial gerrymandering from North Carolina’s laws and relieve the people of this state of a practice that both parties have shamefully used for political advantage.
State Editorial: Courts rule against legislators
February 14, 2016 - 11:20pm
When a parent reprimands a child for bad behavior, the child has a choice: Straighten up and fly right, or dig in and double down.
Editorial: The coal ash debacle
February 13, 2016 - 11:20pm
Should Greenville Utilities customers foot the bill for the unnecessary Dan River coal ash debacle created by Duke Energy?
Feb. 13 Darts & Laurels
February 12, 2016 - 11:20pm
Laurels — To reports that driving while impaired arrests by Greenville and East Carolina University law enforcement dropped nearly 40 percent from 2014 to 2015.
National editorial: Planned Parenthood probe
February 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
Twisted fate: Facts led DA’s Planned Parenthood probe, now fairness should lead state officials.
Editorial: Civic engagement challenges Greenville
February 10, 2016 - 11:20pm
Actions often speak louder than words, but sometimes the voice of inaction speaks louder.
Editorial: Install pedestrian safety measures near PCC
February 9, 2016 - 11:20pm
Developers and government leaders must take all available measures to assure safe pedestrian access to the new shopping center on Memorial Drive and other locations adjacent to Pitt Community College.
Editorial: Enrollment decision misdirected
February 8, 2016 - 11:20pm
The Pitt County Board of Education’s well-meaning decision last week to adopt open enrollment for most schools rightly attempts to provide students with academic and extra-curricular access, but wrongly decides the issue of student athletics.
NC Editiorial: Mental health reforms
February 7, 2016 - 11:20am
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has commendably concentrated on mental health care and substance abuse with a task force focused on issues that have confused and challenged lawmakers for many years.
Editorial: Boldly stem light running
February 6, 2016 - 11:19pm
Traffic cameras, once used in Greenville until court battles made their use controversial statewide, should be restored to service here as quickly as possible, with stiffer fines levied on violators.
Feb. 6 Darts & Laurels
February 5, 2016 - 11:19pm
To the groundbreaking for the Venters fire substation by volunteers, Ayden town officials and community members.
National Editorial: Find the hidden voter fraud
February 4, 2016 - 11:20pm
If two Missouri House Republicans get their way, the scourge of voter fraud could soon be wiped out for good in Missouri.