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Lauderdale: Leaf management

One definition of landscaping is to modify or ornament a natural landscape by altering the plant cover. That is definitely what we often do by landscaping.

  • Photo-transfer projects make easy gifts

    Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn’t have to be one of them.

  • Religion News Dec. 20

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

  • Abby: Depression could be driving teenage girl

    Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring. I take a sharp object and scrape the skin off until it bleeds.

  • A swingin’ Christmas

    For 25 years, the Emerald City Big Band has used its big sound to spread Christmas cheer.

  • Go! Guide Dec. 12

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

Tournament tip-off

Defense ruled the opening round of the Pitt County girls’ basketball Christmas tournament on Friday night at J.H. Rose.

  • Pirates hosting Norfolk State

    After East Carolina defeated Loyola (Md.) on Dec. 9 in its fifth straight road game, ECU women’s basketball coach Heather Macy and her players took some days off to regroup after many hours traveling and time spent away from Greenville.

  • ECU's Roberts-Campbell returns

    Another test awaits East Carolina at the end of exam week.

  • Pirate continues living dream

    Brandon Williams wasn’t any different than a lot of kids.

  • Carter leaving South Central

    WINTERVILLE — Tim Carter has resigned as head football coach at South Central.

  • Padres trade for Upton

    ATLANTA — The San Diego Padres landed another of baseball’s top hitters, acquiring Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Editorial: Targeting the Taliban

    The loss of life at a Pakistani school is unfathomable — at least 148 dead, most of them children.What kind of monsters target children?

  • Letter: Consider 'Lincoln' or 'Douglass'

    In the efforts to rename East Carolina University’s Aycock Hall by playing the race game and not remembering what Aycock did for Blacks while forgiving the tenor of the times in which he lived, consider this:Why not name the residence Abraham Lincoln Hall.

  • Letter: Report points back to 9/11

    The U.S. Senate report found that CIA torture of terror suspects produced fabricated intelligence and thwarted no plots.

  • Gannon: N.C. presidential politics

    An early poll suggests that North Carolina will again be a battleground state in the 2016 presidential race, especially if former First Lady Hillary Clinton ends up as the Democratic nominee.

  • Editorial: Medicaid high on list

    As the 2015 legislative session looms, officials with Vidant Health System and Brody School of Medicine are briefing state lawmakers on the health care agenda for eastern North Carolina.

Rutledge: Cursed plastic toilet seats

To the list of good old American craftsmanship that has gone down the toilet, add that which once went into the making of toilet seats.

  • Burns: Another day, more wrecks

    I usually leave work late enough to avoid the nightly traffic backup between The Daily Reflector offices north of the river and my house in Greenville.

  • Storm: The allure of Christmas

    When I was growing up, there were few things more agonizing than waiting for Christmas to arrive.

  • Peele: Brook Valley owner profiled

    The new owner of Brook Valley Country Club, John McConnell, has been profiled in the winter issue of Carolinas Golf, the official publication of the Carolinas Golf Association.

  • Rutledge: Banana peeling slip

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who eat bananas and those who do not. I eat bananas.

  • Keith: My Christmas wish list

    My wife and I recently received the final drafts of our chidren’s letters to Santa Claus.

2,000 graduate in fall ceremony

East Carolina University’s fall semester graduates completed one the most important investments of their lives Friday, their commencement speaker told them — an investment in themselves.

  • Facebooker raises school ruckus

    A local vocabulary lesson that references the Muslim religion raised a national Facebook ruckus after a Florida woman posted a video about the lesson and urged her followers to pound on the doors of Farmville Central High School to speak to the principal.

  • Vidant tightens visitation again

    Vidant Health has announced that it is imposing stricter visitation limits in several of its facilities because of increasing numbers of flu cases.

  • State legislators discuss plans at PCC

    Administrators and trustees hosted state legislators at Pitt Community College’s campus this week to provide an overview of the school’s budget priorities and legislation they want to see come to fruition in the next two years.

  • Schools name holiday card winners

    Pitt County Schools is sharing the artistic gifts of its students with others this Christmas season.

  • Cards teach kids good deeds

    Greenville Police Athletic League kids have been hard at work making holiday cards recently, and spent time on Wednesday delivering them to residents at Universal Health Care of Greenville, an assisted living facility on West Fifth Street.

Crime: Pair charged in copper theft

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men on charges they cut and removed copper pipes and wires from underneath a house outide Farmville.

  • Crime: Man arrested for sex offense

    A Greenville man was arrested Wednesday for a sexual offense involving a juvenile, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Men arrested in home invasion

    Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges connected to a home invasion at an apartment complex Tuesday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Driver in fiery wreck dies

    A Raleigh man involved in a fiery crash near Grifton early Saturday morning died on Sunday after suffering from severe burns, the State Highway Patrol reported today.

  • Man charged with rapes

    A man already jailed for soliciting and exchanging photos of minors now is charged with statutory rape and sex offenses, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Crime: Man charged in copper theft

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