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Lauderdale: Success with azaleas

Azaleas are loved in Southern landscapes. Unfortunately, some azaleas perform poorly. With hope for spring to really arrive I found myself thinking about flowering of azaleas.

  • Curve appeal: Round is in

    NEW YORK — Curves have been all over the fashion and celebrity magazines, and are finding their way into design and décor too.“They’re sensuous and inviting,” New York designer Barry Goralnick said at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, held here last weekend (March 19-22). “Curved sofas that bring people closer together; rounded dining tables that are easier for conversation; round cocktail tables that are cozy and forgiving to shins.

  • Religion news March 28

    Services Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, will have a youth and young adult Sunday at 11 a.m. April 5.

  • Abby: Teen’s friend is on bad path

    Dear Abby: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend “Leah” is out of control. She has been going down the wrong path since sixth grade.

  • ‘The Beggar’s Opera’

    “We all have to survive, and if one can’t afford to have traditional morals, is that wrong?”

  • Abby: Time to end sisters’ four-year silence

    Dear Abby: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn’t been difficult to hold a grudge.

First scrimmage on tap for ECU

On the eve of the first scrimmage of the new calendar year, Ruffin McNeill and his East Carolina football team were still finding their collective footing, but already momentum was evident in both cases.

  • Walker takes Texas lead

    SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home.

  • Heels’ feel they could have done more

    At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody.

  • Tampering with tires a hot topic

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There has been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air.

  • Scouts work out Pirates

    Awash in spring rain and an array of hopes and expectations, former East Carolina football players observed an annual rite of passage on a stormy Thursday afternoon.

  • Pirates embark on AAC play

    A new era of East Carolina baseball officially begins today with the Pirates’ first American Athletic Conference game.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • March 28 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To the news that bull sharks have taken a liking to the waters of the Pamlico Sound.

  • Campbell: Bummed over school calendars

    After this hard winter students, parents and educators were all looking forward to the traditional spring break, but instead of rest and relaxation many were upset to learn their schools scheduled make-up days during the period.

  • National editorial: Obamacare unpopular

    During a 2014 Valentine’s Day meet-up with House Democrats, President Obama thanked them for their unstinting support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Letter: Consider different opinions

    I have waited nearly two weeks to see if there was any editorial response or letters to the editor concerning John Hood’s column published on March 8, “Informed public needs balanced diet of print and electronic news sources.” I can’t say I’m surprised there has been no published response.

  • Letter: American insanity continues

    Hey, you sane ones dreaming? No you’re not. You’re in the American Insane Asylum.

Rutledge: Mom's mechanical moxie

When things go wrong with the Ford F-250 I bought new in 1997, I have thoughts of unloading the old fuel dump. Once the needed repair is made, however, my feelings change.

  • Burns: Flu season is not over yet

    As I write this I am in my sixth day of suffering from the flu.

  • Storm: Does mother know best?

    When I was a child, I could walk down the street and hear music. Not the radio or a bass-thumping stereo.

  • Rutledge: Spiders and snakes

    My oldest daughter, who still will not take out the trash by herself after dark, wants a pet spider — and not the garden variety.

  • Speller: Facebook isn't personal

    It took me a while to join, but I enjoy Facebook.

  • Clark: Editor’s words were hard

    My assignment that day was to cover a fundraising event, an obligatory report with the usual quotes from local luminaries. It went fine, I thought.

Kidney recipients meet donors

The donors and grateful recipients involved in a recent four-person kidney exchange at Vidant Medical Center met for the first time Friday in an emotional gathering at the Greenville medical campus.

  • Winter weather returns to ENC

    Winter weather is back in eastern North Carolina, despite spring beginning March 20, according to reports from the National Weather Service in Newport.

  • Planetarium opens in Pitt

    The official opening of the Chia-yu Li Planetarium celebrated the wonders of the sky and one man’s love of science.

  • Dixon cleared by AG’s office

    The state Attorney General’s office will not move forward with a criminal case against a former assistant prosecutor who was separated from his post last year.

  • Local officials vote “no” on budget

    The U.S. Senate followed the House in passing the Republican budget blueprint in the pre-dawn hours Friday, sending it to the president, but local representatives voted “no” during the House vote Wednesday.

  • Veterans speak, write at workshops

    With United States involvement in military conflict almost constantly since before 1990, generations of Americans have grown up without knowing true peacetime.

Crime: Man arrested for heroin

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged an Ayden man with trafficking heroin after deputies stopped his car on Memorial Drive Thursday.

  • March 28 Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from March 19-25. Following is a breakdown:     March 19 5:40 a.m.

  • Couple robbed at gunpoint

    A man with a gun robbed two people in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness Gym just before midnight Thursday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Prostitution operation busted

    Police charged a Greenville man with human trafficking and promotion of prostitution Thursday after a three-month investigation.

  • Prostitution operation busted

    Police charged a Greenville man with human trafficking and promotion of prostitution Thursday after a three-month investigation.

  • Crime: Teen robbed by another teen

    A 14-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday after pushing a 16-year-old and taking his phone on Kristin Drive, the Greenville Police Department reported.


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