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Resourceful gardener

Herbert Dail, 85, a Korean War veteran who is hard of hearing and legally blind, isn’t ready to give up enjoying life.

  • Hudson: Reminds 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.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption through area shelters and animal rescue organizations:Animal ShelterThe Pitt County Animal Shelter’s featured Pet of the Week is Draco, a small, young male pit bull terrier mix.

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and foundLOST: female long-haired calico, “Treeca,” white and gray, gray plaid collar with tags, 1803 E. Fourth St., 473-8147 or 752-1055; spayed, medium-sized tabby, “Trouble,” Guilder Lane, 341-8252; black and white Lab-pit bull mix, 6 months old, “Cole,” neon green collar, Rivercreek Drive, 402-2694; male hound, buckskin color, green collar, “Disco,” Ayden, 916-2597; female, black and white tabby, “Lydia,” medium size, Mulberry Lane, 378-0576; neutered black and white cat, “Leo,” microchipped, tattoo on belly, N.C. 903 and Reedy Branch Road, 347-3024; male black and white Siberian Husky mix, “Ace,” Main Street, Winterville, 561-5986; beagle, N.C. 30, Stokes, missing after car accident, 919-619-8808; 6-month-old female Shih Tzu, “Nina,” pink collar, Belvoir area, 919-614-5664; spayed brown and gray striped tabby, no tail, Lynndale subdivision, 407-312-9919; large yellow Lab, “Woody,” Granville Drive, 567-8305; neutered gray tabby, “Charlie,” Angel’s End and Fire Tower, 327-8212 or 412-2818; large black and white cat, blue and orange collar with bell, “McLovin,” East 11th Street, 336-340-1723; neutered gray cat with white markings, clipped ear, Cotanche Street, 714-3529; female pit bull puppy, blonde, collar, “Mocha,” 377-2806; female pit bull mix, brown with black muzzle, “Pippa,” reward, 944-6460.

  • Hax: More visits not in the cards

    Q My son knows that a card says a lot. Last year, my Mother’s Day card was just basic from my son, grandkids and daughter-in-law. I didn’t say anything.

  • Dr. K: Good news about dark chocolate

    Q Is chocolate really good for the brain?

Gordon not ready to talk retirement

CONCORD — Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.

  • Na looking for finishing touch

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

  • Fortune smiles for Federer in France

    PARIS — There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros.

  • Falcons fall; Conley advances

    WINTERVILLE — South Central’s softball team needed just one more out to escape the seventh inning and set up a chance for a walk-off win.

  • Putting puts Na on top

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

  • Goodell to hear Brady's appeal

    NEW YORK — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Memorial Day meaning

    As Americans honor on this Memorial Day those who died for freedom, many will pay their respects more by exercising that freedom than by pausing to remember the men and women who paid the price for it.

  • Letter: GOP underfunding education

    The North Carolina House of Representatives voted early Friday morning to approve its state budget plan.

  • Letter: Love, music go hand in hand

    Love is a “many splendored thing” and sometimes it is not. But it is the stuff of life. Love lifts us to our faith.

  • Dowd: 'Better under Saddam’

    It isn’t about what we know now.It’s about what we knew then.

  • Fitzsimon: House budget short

    There are big reasons and small reasons why this budget doesn’t do enough to address the needs of the people lawmakers are supposed to be representing.

Hudson: Reminds 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.

  • Burns: The war on teen drinking

    The story we published in Sunday’s paper about a party bus transporting some intoxicated teens to a high school prom hopefully was a conversation starter for families with school-age children.

  • Storm: Graduation advice

    Graduation season is a time for speeches, and those speeches often follow familiar themes designed to inspire students heading into the next phase of their lives.

  • Castleberry: Toe to green

    At some point during a Friday morning round of FootGolf, a member of our group said something both profound and a little shortsighted.

  • Peele: Locals play in Oregon

    Dr. Angela Stewart of Greenville and her playing partner, Rachel Carpenter of St.

Greenville Little Leagues mark 65

It’s hard to believe Greenville Little Leagues celebrates its 65th today. It doesn’t look a day older than 12.

  • 10,000 in ECU summer session

    After a short break, almost 10,000 East Carolina University students headed back to class Monday for summer school.

  • Schools announce energy savings

    An energy conservation program in Pitt County Schools saved the district more than $256,000 in eight months, the school system reported.

  • Blood, platelet donations needed

    Blood and platelet donations dwindle during the summer months, so The American Red Cross is urging people to donate to prevent the seasonal shortage.

  • Head Start program ceases

    A financially-strapped nonprofit agency that provides pre-kindergarten programs to more than 500 children announced Friday it will end the service because the federal Head Start program will no longer provide it up-front funding.

  • House numbers flap raises issues

    A Falkland-area man said he has complied with the Pitt County Board of Commissioners’ directive that he add numbers to his home but hopes the body further explores the issues he raised concerning how staff is enforcing the county’s addressing ordinance.

Emotions boil after guilty verdict

A fight erupted outside the Pitt County Courthouse between opposing sides in a murder trial on Friday after a jury found Daitrieyuaon “Day-Day” Parker guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Ceira Michelle Clark.

  • Crime: Lottery tickets stolen, cashed

    A convenience store cashier is facing charges that she stole lottery tickets from the business and cashed them in for almost $2,000 in winnings, according to the Greenville Police Department.

  • Man killed west of intersection

    A driver who struck a pedestrian will not be charged in the man’s death because the man was not crossing Fire Tower Road at a designated crosswalk, the Greenville Police Department reported Friday.

  • May 23 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from May 14-20.

  • More: Verdict results in fight

    A fight erupted outside the Pitt County Courthouse between opposing sides in a murder trial on Friday after jury found Daitrieyuaon “Day-Day” Parker, 22, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Ceira Michelle Clark.

  • Crime: Armed robbery reported

    An armed robbery was reported early Thursday near a 10th Street child care center, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

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