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Lauderdale: Redbud an attractive addition

Eastern Redbuds, Cercis canadensis, have been flowering over the past week or so.

  • Religion News April 19

    ServicesArmor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will have sunrise services at 6 a.m. Sunday.

  • Abby: Mom may find relief from doctor

    Dear Abby: My 83-year-old mother has decided she wants to die. She says she’s miserable, but I think she’s causing her own misery.

  • Hax: Keep family vacation short,sweet

    Q My kids are 4 and 6 and very high-energy, though well behaved for their ages.

  • Girl’s boyish figure is deceiving

    Dear Abby: I’m a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy.

  • Artist plans Greenville treasure hunt

    Just when all of the treasure hunting from Pirate Fest and Easter egg hunting has finished, a local artist is giving the Greenville community one more chance to do some detective work.

Timely runs clinch series

Runs were hard to find for East Carolina against Middle Tennessee in the teams’ pre-Easter Conference USA baseball series, but the Pirates got the timeliest of them and got two key wins to go along with them.

  • Roundup: Panthers win in extras

    WINTERVILLE — A pitchers’ duel between West Carteret and North Pitt quickly turned into a shootout once it hit extra innings on Friday during the Pitt County Easter softball tournament at the Sara Law Complex.

  • Duke's Hood entering draft

    DURHAM — Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

  • Commish wants age limit change

    NEW YORK — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.

  • Hoffman blows away Blue Raiders

    Middle Tennessee starting pitcher Zac Curtis was as good as advertised on Thursday night at East Carolina, allowing one run on six hits and walking two through eight strong innings.

  • Roundup: Rose bounces back

    Pitcher Austin Swiderski and the heart of the J.H. Rose baseball team’s lineup made sure the Rampants wouldn’t suffer their first losing streak of the season on Thursday.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • April 19 Darts & Laurels

    LAURELS — Once again to Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers and to the person who sent in the tip that helped Pitt County sheriff’s deputies arrest two people in connection with a recent random shooting incident near D.H. Conley High School.

  • Campbell: Fixing the election system

    I don’t blame Thom Tillis for refusing to attend one of the three televised GOP Senate primary debates.

  • National Opinion: Legacy of hate

    When I learned that the man accused of shooting innocent bystanders Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement home in Kansas City was a former Klansman named Glenn Miller, I shuddered.

  • Letter: Bethel service costs confusing

    Regarding the water, sewer and garbage collection bills in Bethel, I also have a home in Greenville.

  • Letter: Vote for candidates, democracy

    So much of what is happening on the world stage is front and center to our ordinary lives of extraordinary privilege in Pitt County.

Rutledge: Value of a dime

For about a year in the mid-1960s, my father decided that my older sister and I should learn something about the value of money. He started giving us each a dime every day.

  • Burns: Hey Reinaldo! It's a scam

    My last column focused on some recent adventures in car shopping. In case you missed it, my daughter and I are looking for a quality vehicle for less than $5,000.

  • Clark: To cover or not to cover

    Most every year after Dec. 7, I receive a phone call or an email complaining about a lack of coverage of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Peele: Kids can register for contest

    If you were watching television last week, you may have seen the finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships held at the Augusta National Golf Club.

  • Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

    I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Rutledge: Where's my 'hotspot?'

    As our dependence on technology deepens, I live with an advancing fear of the day when I no longer am able to function away from home without my wife.

Program helps fill in the gaps

A Pitt County program continues to fund instructional tools teachers would otherwise not be able to afford, something many said enhances the classroom experience and helps fill in learning gaps.

  • Senate race focuses on jobs

    Jobs, education, health care access and economic development ranked high among the priorities of the three Democratic Primary candidates for the N.C. Senate’s District 5 seat — incumbent Don Davis, 42, of Snow Hill, and challengers, Tony Moore, 63, of Winterville and Henry Williams II, 65, of Greenville.

  • Videographer wins branding contest

    A Daily Reflector staff member won the top prize in a N.C. Department of Commerce contest to help develop a new brand for marketing the state, department head Sharon Decker announced.

  • Students learn care via Teddy Bear

    Kindergartners and first graders at Belvoir Elementary, dressed in face masks, gloves, caps, shoe covers and hospital gowns, clung to their stuffed animals as they entered a makeshift hospital at their school, eager to help “heal” their stuffed animals and to learn.

  • Groups release endorsements

    Following are updates on candidates and campaigns for elected office in the May Primary:NCAE endorses Davis, Farmer-ButterfieldState Sen.

  • Commissioners face challenges

    The May 6 Democratic primaries includes contests for the Pitt County Board of Commissioners District 1, 2 and 3 seats.

Shooting suspect remains at large

A third suspect remained at large in a pair of gang-related incidents Wednesday night in Ayden, the police chief said on Friday.

  • Tractor jumped into gear

    An initial investigation determined that a 75-year-old man killed in a tractor accident on Thursday was run over while he was adjusting a cable and the machine jumped into gear.

  • Police officer files complaint

    A Greenville Police Department officer filed a complaint in Superior Court last week against the town of Winterville, the former police chief and a police officer who arrested her in April 2011.

  • Crime: Man faces sex charge

    Greenville police arrested a 28-year-old Greenville man on a misdemeanor sex charge after a Wednesday incident, the department reported Thursday.

  • Report: Tractor jumped into gear

    An initial investigation determined that 75-year-old man killed in a tractor accident on Thursday was run over while he was adjusting a cable and the machine jumped into gear.

  • Ayden shootings likely connected

    AYDEN ­— One man was shot, two were arrested and one suspect remained at large Thursday in gang-related shootings that likely are related to an April 3 incident, police said.

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