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Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Veteran a resourceful gardener

    Herbert Dail, 85, a Korean War veteran who is hard of hearing and legally blind, isn’t ready to give up enjoying life.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found pets and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Hax: More visits not in the cards

    Q My son knows that a card says a lot. Last year, my Mother’s Day card was just basic from my son, grandkids and daughter-in-law. I didn’t say anything.

  • Dr. K: Good news about dark chocolate

    Q Is chocolate really good for the brain?

ECU plays in AAC final today

Connecticut threatened all day against Jacob Wolfe, Joe Ingle and the East Carolina baseball team, but the Pirates never wavered under pressure.

  • Peele: Classic coming to Ironwood

    The seventh annual Temple Golf Classic will be held June 18 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Na looking for finishing touch

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

  • Gordon not ready to talk retirement

    CONCORD — Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

  • Fortune smiles for Federer in France

    PARIS — There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros.

  • Falcons fall; Conley advances

    WINTERVILLE — South Central’s softball team needed just one more out to escape the seventh inning and set up a chance for a walk-off win.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Memorial Day meaning

    As Americans honor on this Memorial Day those who died for freedom, many will pay their respects more by exercising that freedom than by pausing to remember the men and women who paid the price for it.

  • Letter: GOP underfunding education

    The North Carolina House of Representatives voted early Friday morning to approve its state budget plan.

  • Letter: Love, music go hand in hand

    Love is a “many splendored thing” and sometimes it is not. But it is the stuff of life. Love lifts us to our faith.

  • Dowd: 'Better under Saddam’

    It isn’t about what we know now.It’s about what we knew then.

  • Fitzsimon: House budget short

    There are big reasons and small reasons why this budget doesn’t do enough to address the needs of the people lawmakers are supposed to be representing.

Clark: Duke's coal-ash fiasco

I should feel satisfied and hopeful that Duke Energy has now faced the music and agreed to make reparations for the disastrous coal-ash spill last year that sent tons of sooty waste into the Dan River.

  • Peele: Classic coming to Ironwood

    The seventh annual Temple Golf Classic will be held June 18 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Hudson: Reminders of the joys of life

    When my husband, Bill, saw the email that there were free tomato plants in the company break room, he stopped by to pick one up for us.

  • Rutledge: Honda mules, Anabaptist vans

    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.

Former Marine drawn to help

A former U.S. Marine draws upon his experience as a rescue swimmer as he extends a lifeline to military families in trouble.

  • Foster care numbers worry agencies

    The number of children in foster care is on the rise locally and across much of the nation, leaving many social service agencies in a quandary about how to care for them.

  • Greenville gets its groove on

    The Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival was held Friday on the Greenville Town Common.

  • PCC notes: Students create designs

    WINTERVILLE — A group of Pitt Community College architectural technology students created designs this spring for a potential tourist attraction in the coastal town of Beaufort.

  • ECU notes: Nutrition through gardening

    An innovative East Carolina University program is planting ideas — and vegetables — with some Pitt County Schools students.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHB 97 — 2015 Appropriations Act: Makes base budget appropriations of $22.1 billion for current operations of state departments, institutions, and agencies, and for other purposes.

DWI report: Second charge for driver

A 28-year-old woman was charged with her second driving while impaired charge within the last year after a trooper saw her swerving all over the road.

  • Emotions boil after guilty verdict

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

  • Crime: Lottery tickets stolen, cashed

    A convenience store cashier is facing charges that she stole lottery tickets from the business and cashed them in for almost $2,000 in winnings, according to the Greenville Police Department.

  • Man killed west of intersection

    A driver who struck a pedestrian will not be charged in the man’s death because the man was not crossing Fire Tower Road at a designated crosswalk, the Greenville Police Department reported Friday.

  • May 23 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from May 14-20.

  • 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.

Bless your heart
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