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Lauderdale: Why some plants don’t bloom

The Extension office often gets calls asking why plants haven’t bloomed. It is difficult to narrow this problem down to one reason.

  • Some creative answers for remotes

    Remote controls, designed to make life easier and more convenient, have become so numerous in many homes that keeping track of them is a challenge all its own.

  • Abby: Teen looking for direction

    Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what’s going to happen after graduation.

  • The Art Room hosts new exhibit

    Nelle Hayes has a knack for finding beautiful art where few would think to look.

  • Go Guide July 25

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts datebook July 25

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts community:

ECU fantasy campers hit field

Participants in Ruffin McNeill’s fantasy football camp who thought they were just going to jog through a couple of drills, hear coach McNeill and his East Carolina assistants give a couple of speeches and collect a T-shirt found out quickly that Friday’s camp offered much more.

  • No 'Double' for Busch

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy.

  • Games galore at Elm Street

    Thursday morning’s thunderstorms forced Brian Weingartz to do something he rarely does — nothing.

  • Newton, Hardy ready for practice

    CHARLOTTE — Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp tonight.

  • NCAA director defends system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports.

  • Greenville squad takes title

    WASHINGTON — Jake Rogers’ power at the plate helped Greenville get to the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old eastern North Carolina state championship game, and Rogers’ pitching on Wednesday helped Greenville win the title.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • July 26 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To some 100 young people from here and far who together spent five days in this area doing whatever they could to help local organizations that help others.

  • Campbell: About 2015

    Our lawmakers have been embroiled in contentious debates about teacher pay and Medicaid, among other issues, as they struggle to revise our $21 billion state budget.

  • National Editorial: Internet rules

    Large corporations can’t always be trusted to do the right thing. But neither can governments.

  • Letter: Lawsuit against Obama valid

    In a recent letter to the Public Forum, the writer references the Republican effort to sue Obama for trying to do his job “without the help of Congress.” That is exactly the point.

  • Letter: Liberalism leads to mediocrity

    The issue I hold with the contemporary liberal mindset is that it does not discern — draw distinctions.

Rutledge: The underwear disconnect

If it were left up to men, underwear companies would go broke. Not because men don’t like to wear skivvies. We just don’t like buying them.

  • Burns: Perilous path of free speech

    A young Palestinian from Greenville is demonstrating what it is to be an American by advocating for a cause that many don’t support.

  • Clark: Assistants belong in classroom

    State legislators continued to push pieces around their gameboards this week, attempting to negotiate an end to this year’s budget-wrangling session.

  • Rutledge: Saving the tuna

    When I rented my first apartment many years ago, I had my mother write down recipes for the dishes she had raised me on.

  • Speller: Value in relationships

    Two events in my life last week were a celebration of relationships and how being involved in one another’s lives is so rewarding.

  • Storm: Technology's high price

    As someone who uses technology every day — during both my work and leisure hours — I like to think I have a keen appreciation of its value.

Gators spotted in local creek

GRIFTON — A business owner in Grifton said he actually hasn’t seen the alligators that have been spotted in a local creek by several residents but he’s definitely heard about them from customers.

  • Belhaven mayor’s trek nears end

    As plans move forward to establish a new model of health care for the people of Belhaven and its surrounding area, the town’s mayor on Friday was on the last leg of his 273-mile walk to Washington, D.C., attempting to stop those plans with a federal injunction.

  • Gift helps ECU autism center

    An anonymous gift of $1 million will enable the Family Autism Center at East Carolina University to increase professional staff and expand services for people with autism in eastern North Carolina. “We look forward to adding colleagues from psychology and social work, as well as experienced therapists (speech-language and occupational therapists) to our current physician and nursing staff,” said Dr.

  • Miller Motte grads turn tassels

    About 90 new graduates from Miller-Motte College walked across the stage and officially earned degrees and diplomas during a Friday commencement ceremony.“The commencement ceremony is a marking point for our great students ­— not for what they have just completed and earned, but also for the journey for which they are about to embark,” Mike Ramos, Campus Director of Miller-Motte in Greenville said.

  • Local legislator waives per diem

    A Pitt County legislator is one of 37 House members who waived part or all of their pay and travel reimbursement this month.Rep.

  • Board approves permits

    The Greenville Board of Adjustment unanimously approved special use permits for two businesses at its meeting Thursday.

Closed store foils robbery

The Greenville Police Department is looking for two men who detectives believe attempted to rob a Family Dollar but ran away when they realized it was closed.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from July 17-23.

  • Crime: Electronics stolen

    Property valued at $2,710 was stolen during a break-in in which someone climbed through a window to enter a residence, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Ayden police investigate shooting

    Ayden police are investigating a shooting incident in which the victim drove himself to the hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the police department reported.

  • Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Ayden police are investigating a shooting where the victim drove himself to the hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the police department reported.

  • Crime: Man cut by girlfriend

    A 56-year-old Farmville man suffered minor injuries Tuesday when his girlfriend cut him with a knife, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart