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Lauderdale: Bagworms on evergreens

If you have coniferous evergreens like juniper, leyland cypress or arborvitae, now is the time to start looking for bagworms feeding on your plants.

  • Backyard sheds reimagined

    When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.

  • Religion news

    Services Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have a worship service at 7 p.m. June 6. There will be no service June 7.

  • Abby: Dental care in nursing homes

    Dear Abby: My mother has Alzheimer’s. She has been in a nursing home for 10 years.

  • Abby: Teen wonders about slowing down

    Dear Abby: I’m a teenager and I want to grow up fast. My boyfriend, “Jared,” and I are very serious, and we want to have a baby.

  • Sunday in the Park

    Each performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Town Common, 100 E. First St. Concerts are free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, call 758-7246.

ECU drops opener vs. Columbia

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — East Carolina came to life with a three-run fourth inning at the Coral Gables Regional on Friday, but a disastrous sixth inning ultimately doomed the second-seeded Pirates in a 6-3 loss to No. 3 seed Columbia.

  • Pitching depth Pirates’ concern

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Earlier this week, East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin said the percentages are not in a team’s favor if it loses the first game of an NCAA regional.

  • ’Canes handle FIU

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — David Thompson, the NCAA leader in RBIs, drove in three more runs and Miami beat Florida International 6-2 in the first round of the Coral Gables Regional on Friday night.

  • Conley headed to championship

      APEX — D.H. Conley’s softball squad picked the perfect time to come to life at the plate.

  • ECU red hot into regional

    The college baseball world is now divided into 16 hubs, each one consisting of four teams hoping to emerge victorious from double-elimination drama this weekend and advance past the NCAA tournament regional round into super regional play.

  • In spotlight, Pirates preach focus

    First-year East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin said earlier this week that he was glad his team played well on ESPNU last Sunday — beating Houston 9-1 to win the American Athletic Conference tournament championship — but he also said that he knows the attention placed on college baseball nationwide is about to get amped up.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • May 30 Darts and Laurels

    LAURELS — To continuing progress to completing the sale of power generating assets of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency to Duke Energy Progress.

  • Campbell: Young patriots burning the flag

    They burned the American flag this week at Douglas Elementary School in Raleigh, not in any show of protest but as a symbol of patriotism and honor.

  • National Editorial: Wasted energy

    With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation’s trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence across the world.

  • Letter: Pass unified bond referendum

    It seems like the right time for the Greenville City Council to pass the full bond referendum.

  • Letter: Support, fund public education

    Pitt County is known for its strong public education systems — from East Carolina University to Pitt Community College and our K-12 programs.

Rutledge: Heavy guitars, hurtin' songs

A wonderfully mournful country song, written by a brilliant friend of mine, starts with, “I’m waitin’ out the pain; Waitin’ out the pain; Just like a long spring rain, I’m waitin’ out the pain.”The song is about heartache, but the chorus can easily apply to a terrible backache.

  • Speller: Farmville’s first historical marker named for general

    Farmville will unveil and dedicate its first state highway historical marker Friday in honor of Gen. Allen Hal Turnage.

  • 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.

Governor promotes bonds

Gov. Pat McCrory was in Pitt County on Friday to promote $2.85 billion bonds to improve roads and infrastructure statewide, including several local and regional projects.

  • McCrory discusses vetoes

    Gov. Pat McCrory during a visit to Pitt County on Friday said his vetoes this week of two bills approved by the Republican majority legislature followed conservative principles.

  • Greenville holds medicine giveaway

    Hundreds of people in financial need in Pitt and surrounding counties stocked up Friday on free over-the-counter medications, first-aid products and other home health care supplies thanks to local funding for a statewide program.

  • ECU moves ahead with Heritage Hall

    The creation of a Heritage Hall at East Carolina is one step closer to becoming a reality now that a working group has established a series of open meetings to hammer out the details.

  • Ideas flow at river park meeting

    A potential park near the off-leash dog park in Greenville is continuing to evolve as the city gathers more public input.

  • ECBH to offer new model of care

    Pitt County’s behavioral health managed care provider will provide a new model of care in early childhood intervention in emotional and developmental health services for North Carolina’s vulnerable low-income population.

Police launch summer speed watch

Greenville Police Department Sgt.

  • Man charged with stealing auto parts

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 48-year-old Bertie County man on a charge he broke into a Greenville-area junk yard and stole car parts.

  • Trio charged with firearm thefts

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday it charged three men in connection with residential and motor vehicle break-ins in which they allegedly stole firearms.

  • May 30 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from May 21-27.

  • Crime: Juveniles arrested

    Officers arrested two juveniles, 9 and 12, in connection with four separate break-ins in May at the Scaffold Mart, 1705 Evans St., police said Friday.

  • Task force makes meth bust

    The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force arrested a 39-year-old man Friday afternoon during a traffic stop and recovered nearly $320,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.

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