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Lauderdale: Pruning is important

Many people have plants that need pruning in summer but hesitate because winter is a traditional pruning time. I have been getting a lot of pruning questions lately, so here is some info about it.

  • Fruity hues perk up decor

    Ah, summer — the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September.

  • Religion News July 4

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

  • New Matt Phillips band plays Sunday

    The name is the same, but the look and sound is a little different from the Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic of old.

  • Go! Guide July 3

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook July 3

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

Coaches discuss practice changes

The new offseason football workout schedule put together by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has been met with mixed reviews from some Pitt County coaches.

  • North State takes title

    Greenville North State’s 9-10-year-old All-Stars captured the Little League District 4 championship on Saturday with a 7-3 win over Rocky Mount American.

  • Peele: Pinner leaving GCC

    Brady Pinner, who has served as the head professional at Greenville Country Club for more than 20 years, has decided to leave that position.

  • Pirate coach reflects, looks ahead

    In 30 years as a track and field coach, East Carolina’s Curt Kraft has come to realize that most teams experience natural ebb and flow in a sport that is largely based on standout individuals guiding team success.

  • Busch wants grass removed

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch has become the unwitting poster boy for NASCAR safety improvements.It’s not a role he wanted.

  • Taylor triumphs again

    Blake Taylor never panicked whether he was trailing or in the lead at the Coastal Plains Junior Amateur golf tournament.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Finding the good

    The gadfly’s bite usually comes without redeeming characteristics, but Greenville city and utility leaders might glean at least a suggestion from the bite they received last week.

  • Stuart: Cruz fails decency test

    We may be living in the wild west of presidential contenders. There seems to be more than meets the eye, with the next one only a microphone away.

  • Letter: GUC rate strategy positive

    On Monday, the Greenville Utilities Board of Commissioners adopted a new electric rate schedule that will reduce rates by 7 percent when the Duke Energy Progress acquisition of generation assets is finalized.

  • Fitzsimon: The lackadaisical start of the final budget debate

    House and Senate leaders couldn’t meet their budget deadline of June 30, the end of the state fiscal year, so they approved a continuing budget resolution this week to give themselves 45 more days.

  • Hood: Find a better deal for taxpayers

    The state of North Carolina has begun its 2015-16 fiscal year with a continuing resolution instead of a budget. While it would have been better if lawmakers and Gov.

Storm: The ice cream wars

Iam not sure how it happened, but at some point in their relationship, my little dog Einstein started bossing around my slightly larger dog, Ollie.

Breeden: Reconsidering our heroes

Since I was a child, police officers have coached me in youth wrestling and basketball. They’ve also served as strong leaders who often gave back in my hometown of Danbury, Conn.

  • Neighborhood revives July 4 bike parade

    A long trip from Europe and an overnight drive from Kentucky didn’t stop Marguerite Stephens’ three grandsons from joining the Cherry Oaks Fourth of July bike parade Saturday morning.

  • ECU notes: ECU Physicians recognized

    The clinical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been recognized for significantly improving patient care through the use of its electronic medical record system.

  • PCC notes: Student receives scholarship

    WINTERVILLE — Travis White’s dedication to his studies paid off this summer, as the Pitt Community College respiratory therapy student was named this year’s recipient of the Dr.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseSB 299 — Port Usage Contracts/Public Records: Provide that a usage contract entered into between the state ports authority and a carrier is not a public record, including terminal services related to maritime activities, dockage, wharfage, cargo handling, storage, ro‑ro service, transportation drayage and other miscellaneous port services.

  • Skies clear in time for fireworks

    As the evening rain began to move past Greenville, a rainbow appeared over the Town Common, and soon the sky cleared and people began walking down into the park to enjoy the July 4 celebration.

Real-life training readies officers

As Greenville Police Department officer Sergio Munguia walked the halls searching for an active shooter, he worked to gather information from victims and commanded the suspect to show his hands.

  • Crime: Watch, other items stolen

    A $300 watch was among several items stolen in a burglary Wednesday from an apartment on Rosemont Drive, a Greenville Police Department report said.

  • DWI: Impaired driving suspect hits pole

    An impaired driving suspect was injured on June 25 after he ran off the road and struck a utility pole, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Woman trying to save dog

    A 24-year-old Grimesland woman has not given up in trying to save a mixed-breed chow suspected of killing seven goats at the Pitt County Fairgrounds on June 23.

  • July 4 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from June 25-July 1.

  • Armed men force way into home

    Three armed, masked men forced their way into an occupied home, threatened a man and stole his money early Tuesday, according to the Ayden Police Department.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart