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Lauderdale: Aerating is beneficial

Aerating is a way to create holes in the soil to improve air and water space in the soil. Aerating also relieves soil compaction and speeds water movement into the soil.

  • Indoor-outdoor furniture: a natural fit

    When designers say, “Bring the outdoors in!” they’re usually referring to plants.

  • Religion news May 23

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a youth service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Abby: Pause a moment to remember

    Dear Abby: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder to always remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.

  • Abby: Girl sends nanny on guilt trip

    Dear Abby: I was a full-time summer nanny for several years for the same family, now a preteen boy and girl.

  • ECU begins new venture

    The beginning of a new venture for the East Carolina athletics department will be marked by the arrival of a rotund, blue, cookie-munching monster and his friends.

ECU, UH in prime spots

There has yet to be an upset at the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Clearwater, Fla., leaving No. 1 seed Houston and No. 2 East Carolina as the favored teams to play in Sunday’s championship game.

  • Local teams eye regional matchup

    No coaches ever want their players looking ahead on the schedule, especially in the playoffs.

  • Judge dismisses Rice charges

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. — A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.

  • Harvick in familiar position

    CONCORD — Kevin Harvick is right where he usually is when the Coca-Cola 600 rolls around on the schedule: On top and seeking even more success.

  • ECU wins in ninth

    After a regular season keyed by one-run wins, East Carolina’s baseball team began play at the American Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday by rallying for a 4-3 win against Central Florida in Clearwater, Fla.

  • Cooke commits to Monarchs

    Jamari Cooke always told his mother, Josette, that he would one day play football at the collegiate level. On Tuesday, Cooke delivered on his promise.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • May 23 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To the Pitt County Extension Master Gardeners program, which celebrated its 10th annual plant sale last weekend.

  • Campbell: Trapped at home

    After 31 years living in the same home my wife and I decided to downsize and simplify our lives.

  • National Editorial: Unwelcome behavior

    Pamela Geller, please don’t come to Midland.

  • Dionne: Populists, centrists collide

    You probably think there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party’s soul and the meaning of progressivism.

  • Gannon: State audit, nepotism

    It’s fairly rare that news out of state government surprises the seasoned and cynical reporters that cover the statehouse.

Rutledge: Honda Mules, Anabaptist minivans

Shortly after we arrived at my parent’s house for a visit in 2004, my father asked my wife to walk with him to an area of the farm we affectionately call the pony lot.

  • Burns: The war on teen drinking

    The story we published in Sunday’s paper about a party bus transporting some intoxicated teens to a high school prom hopefully was a conversation starter for families with school-age children.

  • Storm: Graduation advice

    Graduation season is a time for speeches, and those speeches often follow familiar themes designed to inspire students heading into the next phase of their lives.

  • Castleberry: Toe to green

    At some point during a Friday morning round of FootGolf, a member of our group said something both profound and a little shortsighted.

  • Peele: Locals play in Oregon

    Dr. Angela Stewart of Greenville and her playing partner, Rachel Carpenter of St.

  • Rutledge: Dishwashers' revenge

    When I wrote here a few weeks ago that it would not bother me if our dishwasher never gets repaired, I had not considered that the dishwasher repairman who had examined our broken appliance might actually read my column.

Tobacco hard to replace

BETHEL — Robert James Jr. doesn’t miss tobacco and the accompanying stress. He just wishes there was a crop that generated the same net income as tobacco.

  • MCA closing Head Start

    Martin Community Action announced Friday it is shutting down its Head Start programs in Pitt, Beaufort and Martin counties because the federal government changed its funding model.

  • House numbers flap raises issues

    A Falkland-area man said he has complied with the Pitt County Board of Commissioners’ directive that he add numbers to his home but hopes the body further explores the issues he raised concerning how staff is enforcing the county’s addressing ordinance.

  • GUC OKs property purchase

    The Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of property for the construction of its first high-pressure natural gas line.

  • Students strive to aid Nepal

    The earthquake in Nepal in late April that killed, injured and displaced thousands of people also derailed a mission trip of a college student from Greenville but not his efforts to help.

  • River basin plan moves forward

    Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved the Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, bringing the plan one step closer to citywide adoption.

More: Verdict results in fight

A fight erupted outside the Pitt County Courthouse between opposing sides in a murder trial on Friday after jury found Daitrieyuaon “Day-Day” Parker, 22, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Ceira Michelle Clark.

  • Crime: Armed robbery reported

    An armed robbery was reported early Thursday near a 10th Street child care center, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

  • Pedestrian killed while crossing road

    A man died after being struck by a vehicle on Fire Tower Road near Arlington Boulevard Monday morning, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Missing girl found in Oklahoma

    A Greenville girl missing since April 14 was located in Oklahoma and the boyfriend accused of abducting her was arrested, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Officer reported on Wednesday.

  • Friend blames codefendant

    A man charged with the murder of a 26-year-old woman in 2013 testified his friend, “Day-Day,” fired the shot that killed her as they pulled up next to her car on 14th Street.

  • Crime: Woman slashed on arm

    A woman slashed another woman on her arm during an argument in the parking lot of a Harris Teeter on Tuesday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

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