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Lauderdale: Caring for Christmas trees

Thanksgiving weekend is the official beginning of Christmas tree retailing. Growers have been hard at work all year to produce the best trees for our homes.

  • Wendell Castle’s latest furniture

    NEW YORK — Sometimes a chair is not just a chair, but a softly organic, cantilevered form, perhaps sprouting a leaf to one side.

  • Wendell Castle’s latest furniture

    NEW YORK — Sometimes a chair is not just a chair, but a softly organic, cantilevered form, perhaps sprouting a leaf to one side.

  • Religion News Nov. 28

    Special services, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship:

  • St. Paul’s Christmas Homes Tour

    Seven local homes will be open for self-guided tours Dec. 5 during the 14th annual St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Christmas Homes Tour and Bazaar.

  • Go! Guide Nov. 27

    SATURDAY ECU Football The ECU football team will host Cincinnati in their regular season finale on Saturday at noon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Up close with Zeek Bigger

Q: You are interning at the Children’s Development Center on campus this semester. What you have enjoyed about that?

  • Gameday: Cincinnati vs. ECU

    Seventeen men who have been parts of three consecutive winning football seasons and three straight bowl trips at East Carolina would like to make it a perfect four.

  • Football: Cougars crush Navy

    HOUSTON — Greg Ward Jr. threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 21 Houston to a 52-31 win over No. 16 Navy on Friday, sending the Cougars to the first American Athletic Conference championship game.

  • Pirate women dominate Eagles

    One day made a good deal of difference for the East Carolina women’s basketball team, which leapt back into the win column with an easy 80-62 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday’s second day of play in the Lone Star Showcase in Austin, Texas.

  • Hoops: UConn comeback falls short

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points, Eric McClellan added 15 and Gonzaga held off No. 18 Connecticut 73-70 Friday in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

  • Rose thorns Vikings

    A message board user referred to J.H. Rose’s defense as “atrocious” during the buildup to Friday’s 4-A East Regional semifinal football game between the Rampants and D.H. Conley.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Campbell: Disgraceful treatment

    The U.S. Department of Justice should butt out of North Carolina’s mental health problems, since it is partially responsible for getting us into the situation we face.

  • National Editorial: Values on line

    The United States has two major threats at this point in time — terrorists such as Islamic State, whose recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Mali and high above Egypt indicate a broadening of its merciless reach, and our homegrown demagoguery and fear about innocent Syrian families fleeing such horrors.

  • Letter: Obama should 'lead or resign'

    A recent article in The New York Post by Michael Goodwin, titled “It’s time for Obama to make a choice: Lead us or Resign,” received quite a bit of attention.

  • Letter: More leadership, less hype

    Intellectual honesty rather than Democratic Party or Republican Party hype is necessary as our national leaders deal with Syrian refugees.

  • Gannon: Embrace the tolls

    I know it has four letters, but I’ve still never understood why “toll” is such a bad word in North Carolina.

Rutledge: Giant sunglasses, discounts

During the pay portion of the self-checkout in the grocery store recently, the machine did something it had never done before. It asked if I wanted a senior citizen discount.I foolishly declined.

  • Speller: Count the many blessings

    When November rolls around, thoughtful, conscientious — and, yes, thankful friends on Facebook begin the daily task of counting their blessings.

  • Woodward: ECU record flawed

    East Carolina women’s basketball set a program record* for single-game home attendance — 5,408 — on Friday against Presbyterian thanks to its Education Day event.

  • Storm: When hounds become hipsters

    It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.

  • Peele: Ranking ECU golfers

    Usually, I don’t cover much college golf in this column, but I thought I would take a look at how some East Carolina University golfers are doing in comparison with their fellow collegians.

  • Summers: ECU enjoys easy win

    ORLANDO, Fla.Win and advance.There was genuine jubilation emanating from the visitors’ locker room beneath Bright House Networks Stadium late Thursday night.

Farmville man charged in Friday shooting

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged a 22-year-old Farmville man with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot another man at a residence on Stantonsburg Road northeast of Farmville Friday morning.

  • Crosstown rivals to battle

    Not many people go into November with the goal of earning themselves a busy work week through the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Capacity crowd expected for clash

    Officials are expecting up to 4,000 people at tonight’s third-round state playoff game between crosstown football rivals J.H. Rose and D.H. Conley high schools.

  • Economic development manager hired

    The City of Greenville has hired a new economic development manager after an eight-month search.

  • Thursday shoppers get jump on frenzy

    While many people spent the Thanksgiving holiday at home sharing meals with family and friends, some Greenville residents took advantage of the light traffic and near-empty parking lots to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.

  • Bikes help roll out lesson in citizenship

    When some boys who had spent the day kayaking and riding bikes at Love A Sea Turtle’s science camp returned at night and stole some of those bikes, leaders of the organization declined to press charges.

Brothers face multiple charges in break-ins

Two brothers who used expert-like strategies to break into local businesses and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of money and property were arrested on Tuesday.

  • Man dies from Thursday shooting

    A 26-year-old Greenville man died from injuries suffered in a Thanksgiving day shooting in the area of West Sixth Street, the Greenville Police Department reported on Friday.

  • Crime: Gunfire hits occupied residence

    The Greenville Police Department is investigating a shooting into an occupied dwelling that occurred on Summer Place, according to a case report released on Thursday.

  • Crime: Gun, electronics stolen

    Thieves broke in an Elm Street home on Monday afternoon and stole a handgun, electronics and other items valued at $6,500, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Brothers ID'd in hole-in-wall cases

    A pair of Greenville brothers has been arrested in connection with hole-in-the-wall break-ins that occurred at more than 50 businesses in Greenville and Pitt County during the past several years, law enforcement announced late Tuesday.

  • Delivery driver robbed, punched

    A delivery driver was punched in the face during a robbery on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart