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  • Editorial: Challenges after Cunningham

    February 3, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Congratulations to Dr. Paul R.G. Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, who announced this week that he will retire from his position in September.

  • Editorial: Collegiality promotes cooperation

    February 2, 2016 - 10:19pm

    When issues like dog-catching arise that affect residents of both local municipalities and unincorporated portions of Pitt County, it is a good idea for county commissioners and municipal board members to work publicly and collaboratively to resolve conflicts.

  • Editorial: Rolling dice on airport

    February 1, 2016 - 10:20pm

    The Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority voted to roll the dice last week on a contract with a with a new, pricier consulting company in the hope doing so would improve its chances of capturing a second airline.

  • N.C. Editorial: Race relations

    January 31, 2016 - 10:20am

    Sometimes the numbers tell us one thing but our guts say something else.

  • Editorial: Bond offers two futures

    January 30, 2016 - 10:19pm

    This year’s March 15 North Carolina primary election ballot will offer an important opportunity — to welcome or to squander.

  • National Editorial: Rural health care challenged

    January 28, 2016 - 10:20pm

    With concerns mounting about access to medical services in rural areas, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has asked for a task force to address the challenges.

  • Editorial: Spike in violent crimes

    January 27, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said last week he is shaping a plan to bring down the rise in violent crimes the city experienced in 2015.

  • Editorial: Prosecutions must lower DWIs

    January 26, 2016 - 10:19pm

    The Pitt County District Attorney’s Office said last week it has increased the number of DWI cases it prosecutes each year, thanks in part to a specially assigned prosecutor who is dedicated to this one task.

  • Editorial: Club burglary ironic lesson for all

    January 25, 2016 - 10:19pm

    The same question probably occurred to most readers of last week’s report in The Daily Reflector on the ransacking of the Jack Minges unit of the Boys & Girls Club in Winterville as the one that struck Jamie Cooper, the club’s regional president and CEO. “Why would you intentionally break in to a nonprofit club?

  • N.C. Editorial: College costs

    January 24, 2016 - 10:19pm

    President Barack Obama is pushing for free community college education across the country.

  • Editorial: When money goes down a hole

    January 23, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Bureaucracy exists to help a thriving government provide valuable services to its people through strong management.

  • Jan. 23 Darts and Laurels

    January 22, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Laurels To the East Carolina Vocational Center’s recent electronic recycling collection event, which gave those with old equipment an opportunity to dispose of it with confidence that it will be put to good use.

  • National Editorial: Will America ever declare war on the Islamic State?

    January 21, 2016 - 10:20pm

    President Obama often faces the criticism, from the Republican presidential campaign trail and elsewhere, about failing to see fully the threat posed by the Islamic State.

  • Editorial: Honor for juvenile center

    January 20, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Stanley C. Melvin, director at Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Greenville since 1994, became eligible for retirement in 2009, but he continued to work.

  • Editorial: Parking plan was disaster in making

    January 19, 2016 - 10:19pm

    The Greenville City Council on Thursday made a wise decision to hold off on further action on the downtown parking fee issue until after its planning sessions at the end of January.

  • Editorial: Toll of sexual violence

    January 18, 2016 - 10:19pm

    The report Thursday from Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman to the City Council that reported rapes in the city increased from 13 in 2014 to 37 in 2015 should shock residents — but it should not catch them by surprise.

  • N.C. Editorial: Dwindling farm economy

    January 17, 2016 - 10:20pm

    You don’t have to be a fan of sage superstar Willie Nelson to know that family farms and farmland are in decline throughout America today.

  • Editorial: King’s dream timely tonic

    January 16, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Organizations and individuals in Greenville and Pitt County tomorrow will join the state and national celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • National editorial: Teen health

    January 14, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Minneapolis and St. Paul often disagree.

  • Editorial: Faith groups need volunteers

    January 13, 2016 - 10:10pm

    A Pitt County outreach organization last week joined with a church in Kingstree, S.C., to help with recovery from devastating floods there in early October.

  • Editorial: Powerball a boon to education, sort of

    January 12, 2016 - 10:20pm

    When you do the math, expectations of North Carolina’s teaching force to see the benefits derived from this week’s $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot can be likened to those that anyone who plays the multi-state lottery have of winning the big prize.

  • Editorial: Town Common development requires input

    January 11, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Important deliberations about a city’s future growth and development made with little public awareness or participation can result in wrong decisions.

  • N.C. Editorial: Protect cyclists, keep cars moving

    January 10, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Raleigh rolled out some new bike lanes and safety markings without much fanfare, and the changes have been confusing to some drivers.

  • Editiorial: When hatred overpowers tears

    January 9, 2016 - 10:19pm

    Even as he announced a 10-point plan to try narrowing loopholes around lawful U.S. gun sales, President Barack Obama acknowledged that his executive orders are just marginal efforts to stem the tide of senseless gun violence.

  • Jan. 10 Darts and Laurels

    January 8, 2016 - 10:20pm

    Darts: To concerns in this new year from the United Way of Pitt County that it again may not reach its fundraising goals.


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