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Lauderdale: Lawns and gardens after the rain

As I write this article, it has been a week and a half of almost constant rain and cloudy conditions that have not allowed our soils in eastern North Carolina to dry.

  • The evolving home office

    Maybe you dash off work emails while making dinner, or you squeeze in a half-hour of work on a spreadsheet before bedtime.

  • Religion news Oct. 10

    Special services, music and event coming up at area houses of worship:

  • Abby: Lifestyle causes nudist’s wife grief

    Dear Abby: My husband enjoys sitting around (among other activities) naked. We live in a subdivision with 700 homes.

  • Abby: Party guest feels singled out

    Dear Abby: I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink. I accepted.

  • Farmville Arts Council tackles an American classic

    “Attention must be paid.”Not only is it a key line in the play “Death of a Salesman,” it also has become a sort of mantra for Chip Galusha, director of the Farmville Community Arts Council’s production of the American classic, who hopes people will take some time out of their schedules to make a trip to the Paramount Theatre this weekend to see it.

GAMEDAY: ECU treks to Beehive State

One way or another, the East Carolina football team will soar to great heights tonight in Provo, Utah.

  • GAMEDAY: Up close with Worth Gregory

    Q: You and some other players sport long hair. Who has the best hair on the team?A: Other than Bryce (Williams), I have to say myself.

  • Preps: Conley piles up points

    C.B. Aycock was on the verge of taking a surprise two-touchdown lead against D.H. Conley late in the first half on Friday night, but Conley’s Duce Fuller tipped a pass in the end zone at the last second to keep Aycock ahead by a touchdown.

  • Rams hold off A-G rally

    LITTLEFIELD — The Ayden-Grifton football team drastically outperformed sixth-ranked Greene Central in the final six minutes of their Eastern Plains Conference opener Friday night.

  • Title contenders eyeing victory

    CONCORD — Expect the intensity to pick up in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs.

  • ACC: BC wary of Wake defense

    BOSTON — Boston College coach Steve Addazio wants to talk about the Wake Forest defense, not his own.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Oct. 10 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To news that the Pitt County Animal Shelter will not need an expansion of its holding facilities, according to Director Michelle Whaley.

  • Letter: Candidate endorsements inadvisable

    Every election cycle, countless newspapers around the country make political endorsements. I believe newspapers should not be in the endorsement business.

  • Letter: Pressure health insurance on costs

    This is to all that I may have offended by my statement in the Public Forum on the Obama health care system (ACA) when I said “the working people paying higher insurance premiums so the non-working people could enjoy this benefit without breaking a sweat.” That was incorrect in the way I phrased it.

  • Letter: Bill would hurt environment

    Actions by the North Carolina General Assembly are disappointing and disturbing. House Bill H765, Regulatory Reform Act of 2015, has been forwarded to Gov.

  • Campbell: Broken politics

    In 1984, Jim Martin and Rufus Edmisten were opponents in our state’s gubernatorial election.

Rutledge: Sealing the bluegrass deal

For three years in a row, the International Bluegrass Music Association has held its annual marquee event and homecoming right up the road from me in Raleigh — and three years in a row I have missed it.

  • Burns: Debates, voter resources

    Voting for the municipal elections in Pitt County begins in just a little more than two weeks, and The Daily Reflector has several resources to learn about the candidates and issues.

  • Summers: A man for all seasons

    DALLASThis time, it happened on dry land.

  • Clark: The paper will surprise you

    For a time in Greenville, S.C., during the 1980s, I would finish my copy editing shift in the newsroom and head down to the loading dock in back of the plant.

  • Peele: Va. golfers play through rain

    Could it be that the area around Greenville has become a golfing mecca?

  • Rutledge: Who hairs?

    Feminine hair-care products should come with a warning label: “Not intended for middle-aged men trying to regain lost youth.

ECU event focuses on instructing girls

Most people use their foot to crush a soda can, but middle schoolers participating in East Carolina University’s STEM Girls Conference got to use an Instron universal testing machine to complete the task.

  • Vidant: Ranking distorts record

    The continual flow of hospital ranking shared on Facebook timelines and elsewhere online — the latest of which said Greenville is unsafe for sick people — should be evaluated with the region’s high rate of acute chronic illness and low access to community doctors in mind, hospital executives said.

  • Metallix Refining retains top spot

    Metallix Refining kept the top spot in the third annual Forklift Rodeo Safety Competition Friday at the Greenville Mall, hosted by the Pitt Community College’s Business and Industry Department.

  • Newspaper: ‘I take it with me’

    As part of the 75th National Newspaper Week, readers talk about why the newspaper is important to them to help The Daily Reflector celebrate.

  • PCS gauging interest in special programs

    Pitt County Schools is gauging parent interest in putting special programs in some elementary schools and potentially making them open enrollment.

  • Wilson attorney running for House District 8

    A Wilson attorney on Thursday announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for state House District 8 in 2016.

Chicken waste spilled on N.C. 11

Martin County officials had to wash thousands of gallons of chicken waste from N.C. 11 on Thursday after it spilled from a tanker truck for about two-tenths of a mile.

  • Police ID victim of fatal accident

    A 57-year-old man who was killed as he was crossing South Memorial Drive Wednesday has been identified as Charles “Buddy” Pridgen of Greenville.

  • Crime: Break-in reported at raided home

    A woman arrested during a drug task force search at her house on East Fourth Street on Tuesday reported someone broke into her home and stole electronic equipment the night after the raid.

  • Man shot twice after a dispute

    A man was shot twice in the lower extremities in the area of Tyson and Railroad streets in Winterville Thursday night, the Winterville Police Department reported.

  • ECU student reports sexual assault

    An East Carolina University student reported she was sexually assaulted after accepting a ride to campus from two men late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, the university reported on Friday.

  • Oct. 10 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 400 fire and EMS calls from Oct. 1-7.

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