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Lauderdale: Lawn care now

As summer gets ready to move into fall, there are some important lawn-care tasks to continue and new ones to be done.We should continue to mow at the proper height depending on grass type.

  • Living roofs take root

    NAPA, Calif. — It’s a warm day in the Napa Valley and the summer sun that turns the region’s plump grapes into prized cabernet sauvignon is beating down on the Odette Estate winery.

  • Religion News Aug. 23

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have youth day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Abby: Grandpa has become a dirty old man

    Dear Abby: I am a 12-year-old girl, and my grandpa is 75.

  • A seed-spittin’ good time

    Watermelon enthusiasts from all over the state and some from around the country will converge on downtown Winterville this weekend to celebrate and indulge in the juicy fruit grown all over eastern North Carolina.

  • Go Guide Aug. 22

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

Strong start for Pitt teams

BETHEL — The ball just seemed to bounce D.H. Conley’s way in its season-opening rout of in-county foe North Pitt on Friday night.

  • Pirates walk plank

    There was no shortage of exhilaration floating around the East Carolina football practice facility on Friday morning.

  • VIDEO: South Central football, Aug. 22

    South Central High School faced Hunt High School on Aug. 21, 2014. South Central pulled ahead of Hunt's lead to win 20-17.

  • Harvick captures fifth pole

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season.

  • McNeill set for ALS challenge

    At the end of today’s East Carolina football practice, head coach Ruffin McNeill will join the nationwide frenzy to support ALS research by submitting to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • Pigskin Preview: D.H. Conley

    Naturally, there is a lot of roster turnover from year to year in high school football, and players who were underclassmen or might have played minor roles in the past are expected to become more significant contributors as they inch closer to the end of their eligibility.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Aug. 23 Darts & Laurels

    Darts — To criminals who would victimize innocents by trafficking, especially those in our area contemplating such crime.

  • Campbell: Must be a better way

    Exhausted legislators finally saw the closing gavel and heard the fat lady sing the “sine die,” followed quickly by the Hallelujah chorus striking up the perennial tune, “There has to be a better way to run a state.”Republicans sang that song when Democrats ran things.

  • National editorial: 'Generational event'

    One of the police commanders who had been on the ground in Ferguson last week came away convinced that what has happened there changes everything.“This is a generational event,” he said.

  • Letter: Restore funding for textbooks

    Thank you to our legislators for participating in the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast and for making teacher pay a priority this session.

  • Letter: Compare Ferguson to Greenville

    Remember the Walmart shooting in recent months by a black man, who, by his own admission, sought out white people to shoot?

Rutledge: Ask Atticus Finch

A scientist talking through my car radio recently announced that humans use far more of their brains than the mythical 10 percent.

  • Burns: Family grave digger

    As I have grown older, I have had to assume several jobs that others are unable to do. One of those jobs is grave digger.

  • Clark: Striving to provide answers

    Unanswered questions inevitably lead to more questions and misunderstandings. They form the impetus for rumor and gossip.

  • Rutledge: Talk about depression

    As the world mourns the death of actor and comedic genius Robin Williams, revelations about his battle with severe depression are raising hopes for lowering the stigma felt by those who suffer mental health problems.

  • Speller: Death leaves loss, void

    I love my little neighborhood nestled off Charles Boulevard and surrounded by East Carolina University.

  • Storm: No secrets with dogs

    The nice thing about living with dogs is that no one is playing any games. Except fetch. We play fetch a lot.

PCC numbers fluctuating

With Pitt Community College starting classes about a week ago, officials are seeing some fluctuations in enrollment numbers from last year while some programs are flourishing.

  • Miller files for vacant BOE seat

    A recently retired educator filed for a vacant Pitt County Board of Education seat on the final day of filing, for a total of three running for the position.

  • Chikungunya virus reported in Pitt

    A Pitt County resident contracted chikungunya after recently traveling to the Caribbean with family members, the health department reported.

  • Chamber honors local educators

    A luncheon on Friday was not just a meal but an opportunity for teachers and businesses to network and celebrate educators right before the start of the school year.

  • Swim team helps Boyd family

    Efforts by a local swim team to raise funds for a family battling cancer have totaled more than $10,000.

  • Go-Science, ECU host NanoDays

    Students at East Carolina University helped ring in the new school year with an educational event on Friday.

Crime: Man faces felony charges

A Greenville man arrested on Tuesday night is facing felony charges for second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and assault, according to a Greenville Police Department arrest report.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 320 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 14-20.

  • Patrol: Serious injuries in crash

    A man who was not wearing a seat belt suffered serious injuries when he turned in front of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 258 near Farmville, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Eastern Correctional to house females

    MAURY — One of three state prison facilities in nearby Greene County will be converted from medium-security male facility to a minimum-security female facility by the end of the year.

  • Teen ran away with woman

    Deputies are searching for a runaway teenager who last was seen on Aug. 12 leaving his mother’s house off of Old River Road in Greenville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.

  • Three arrested for heroin trafficking

    A two-month investigation led to the arrest of three people Wednesday and seizure of 35 grams of heroin and $903.17 in cash, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday.

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