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Lauderdale: Weevils threat to pecan trees

During the fall we get many questions about problems with pecan trees. Pecans are subject to attack by more than 20 insects and mites. However, in North Carolina, only four insects are important.

  • Cooking up a color-happy kitchen

    Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige.

  • Religion News Aug. 2

    ServicesApostolic Deliverance Church of Christ IV, 1104 Douglas Ave., will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the church and its pastor with services at 7:30 p.m.

  • Abby: Teen chafes under mom’s prohibition

    Dear Abby: I’m 16 and so is my boyfriend. He’s wonderful.

  • ‘Local color’ features ECU grads

    Though August is still undoubtedly summer, especially in eastern North Carolina, it also marks the time for back-to-school.

  • Go! Guide Aug. 1

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

Football fever returns

The passing drills weren’t completely crisp and extra towels were needed, but all six Pitt County high schools began football preseason camp on Friday despite bands of rain passing through the area.

  • GASSL teams vying for title

    More than 400 swimmers will hit the water today as the Greenville City Pool plays host to the Greenville Area Summer Swim League’s annual championship meet.

  • Commish defends Rice suspension

    CANTON, Ohio — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.”

  • Earnhardt aims for Pocono sweep

    LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. landed at Pocono in need of a cleaning tool.“Lookin for a broom,” he tweeted.

  • Tide has QB competition

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama opened preseason camp with a quarterback competition, several suspended players and a focus on rebounding from a pair of season-ending defeats.

  • Panthers rate undrafted players

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn’t care if a player is drafted or not.He said the real question is can he play.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Aug. 2 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To the agreement this week between Duke Energy Progress and the 32-member Eastern North Carolina Municipal Power Agency on Duke’s proposed purchase of five power generating facilities.

  • Campbell: Cutting losses

    If you’ve ever made a bad deal you understand how people in the 51 North Carolina public power communities feel.

  • National editorial: Border crisis

    Some just don’t want to hear the truth of the border crisisIf political courage ever has been displayed in abundance, that certainly is not the case these days.

  • Letter: Enforce immigration laws

    The commercial opens with an, almost breathless, Esmeralda T. Foghorn, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Thaddeus Foghorn, partly sitting and partly lying down.

  • Letter: All politicians the problem

    Recently, Howard Moye Jr. wrote about President Barack Obama wanting to “destroy the nation,” of being a Satanist and letting “lawlessness, socialism and evil” destroy “this once-Christian nation.” Oh, and vote Republican in November.

Rutledge: Spooky little girls

Little girls have a unique ability to make your heart stop, and not just because they’re cute.

  • Speller: Benefits of exercise

    My brother was talking about his workout routine recently when we were visiting with him in Maryland.

  • Storm: Legacy of healing

    Let’s talk about legacies. The imprint, large or small, that we leave on the world.

  • 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.

Rain washes out activities

Heavy rain throughout the day Friday and more forecast for Saturday have caused several local events to be cancelled, rescheduled or were planned to forge ahead.

  • Reading camp ruled a success

    The first ever Read to Achieve Reading Camps came to a close this week, and officials said more students passed than previously expected.

  • County works to improve WIC

    Pitt County has joined the effort to streamline the delivery of WIC programming through improved technology.

  • ECU to continue emphasis on safety

    East Carolina University is taking steps to strengthen its record on campus security at the same time a University of North Carolina report has outlined system-wide best practices on safety and security.

  • River Foundation gets grant

    The Pamlico-Tar River Foundation has been awarded a $52,500 grant to support its work in 16 eastern North Carolina counties, including Pitt.

  • Doctor leaves legacy of care

    During 35 years practicing medicine in Greenville, a private physician made real his dream of finding a way to deliver quality comprehensive health care to thousands of people.

Operation nets 8 arrests

A multi-agency narcotics operation yielded eight drug-related arrests this week, the Greenville Police Department reported on Friday.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from July 24-30.

  • Offenders told to change lives

    As eight prolific offenders sat on the front row at the Greenville City County chambers on Wednesday night, an intervention took place.

  • Second suspect arrested in case

    Greenville police on Thursday announced the second suspect in a 14-year-old robbery solved with DNA evidence surrendered to authorities.

  • SHP Report: Crash injures four

    Four people suffered evident injuries and were transported to the hospital after a single-car wreck on N.C. 43 near Chicod on Sunday, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Crime: Three sought in check theft

    The Greenville Police Department is seeking information about three men using checks stolen from an area construction company.

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