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Lauderdale: Proper late-summer lawn care

As summer gets ready to move into fall, there are some important lawn-care tasks to continue and new ones to be done. We should continue to mow at the proper height depending on grass type.

  • Meeting Place Aug. 30

    Audio Books: The Audio Book Lovers club for adults with and without vision disability meets from 11 a.m.-noon Friday at the Council on Aging building, 1717 W. Fifth St.

  • Religion News Aug. 29

    ServicesAnderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Church Road, Macclesfield, will host its annual revival at 7:30 p.m.

  • Decor goes global at the NY Now show

    NEW YORK — Today, home decorating can be a game of curatorial discovery.

  • Hax: Mutual misery is a cry for help

    Q Please help; I’m desperate.

  • Abby: When dad’s fiancee bad-mouths mom

    Dear Abby: My fiancee of three years, “Ellen,” is wonderful to me and she loves my daughters dearly.

Spieth misses Barclays cut

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.He also lost his No. 1 ranking.

  • Prep preview: Rose kicker transitions

    Asa Alexander is used to scoring points for the J.H. Rose football team with his leg. This year, the senior hopes to help the Rampants score with his arm, too.

  • ECU cornerback relishing memories

    Only a matter of days remain until Josh Hawkins begins his final football season at East Carolina, but the senior cornerback insists he is still in camp mode.

  • Pirate women face tough schedule

    East Carolina announced the women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule on Thursday.

  • FEARLESS FORECAST: High school football rundown

    Click the video below for the Fearless Forecast of this week's Pitt County high school football games.

  • Emotion in Benkert reactions

    Because it was a Wednesday and in congruence with in-season policy, only defensive players were available for interviews after East Carolina football’s evening practice.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Aug. 29 Darts & Laurels

    Laurels — To City Councilwoman Kandie Smith for her initiative in calling for and orchestrating a forum on black-on-black crime and violence this week. “It’s a topic most people are afraid to address,” she said.

  • Campbell: Fix failing schools

    North Carolina has been talking for years about fixing failing schools, but so far it is mostly talk.

  • National Editorial: Defense budget

    A federal budget straightjacket has set up another budget impasse between Congress and President Barack Obama.

  • Letter: Editorial on deputy pay wrong

    While your editorial (“Study deputies’ pay first,” Aug. 19) provided a good overview of “our” Pitt County deputy sheriffs’ pay issue, your opinion was wrong.

  • Letter: Teacher assistants undervalued

    To be a teacher assistant requires dedication and a passion for helping children learn and grow as individuals.

Rutledge: All thumbs

My kids are all thumbs. Their mother and Verizon recently equipped all three of our teenage daughters with new iPhones.

  • Burns: Former player impresses

    Every now and then I will be somewhere and hear the words “Hey, Coach Bobby.

  • Clark: New pup teaches this old dog

    The kindergartners gathered again this week for more training on how to sit, stay, wait and walk — and “no bite.”The room was full of innocents, and innocence.

  • Peele: PCC event Sept. 17

    Pitt Community College will hold its annual Foundation Fall Classic golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Greenville Country Club.

  • Rutledge: He walked for 'warming'

    According to those who study the weather, last month was the hottest July since the seventh month of the year was given a formal name.

  • Speller: Heart over mind

    My daughter will be 21 this week but the truth is she’s been a mature young woman for a long time.

Series: Red Oak to the rescue

When Lynwood Stocks joined the Red Oak Fire Department in 1967, firefighters mostly fought fires. In 2011, his fire department demonstrated what else firefighters are doing these days.

  • Martin appointed to task force

    A Pitt County state representative has been appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use. Rep.

  • GUC to supply vehicles with natural gas

    Greenville Utilities has provided natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers for 90 years.

  • Cars booted, towed in lot by courthouse

    Some people who had to go to court to pay a traffic fine Friday had a rude surprise when they came out of the Pitt County Courthouse.

  • BOA discusses meeting times

    The Greenville Board of Adjustment considered changing the start times of its meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at its meeting Thursday.

  • Frustration mounts over safe house

    SNOW HILL — Greene County officials said they were continuing to pursue avenues to oppose a safe house for sex-trafficked boys as neighboring property owners vented frustration during a recent board of commissioners meeting.

Man faces domestic charges

A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

  • Crime: Men charged with stealing door locks

    Police charged a 29-year-old man and 19-year-old man with stealing items apparently to secure their own property, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

  • Aug. 29 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 325 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 20-26.

  • Man charged in break-in, assault

    A Greenville man faces multiple charges stemming from a breaking and entering and domestic dispute Wednesday evening.

  • Fire burns barn near school

    An accidental fire occurred early Thursday morning that resulted in a total loss of a storage barn, the Winterville Community Fire Department reported.

  • Man charged in delivery robbery

    Greenville police on Wednesday arrested one of three men allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a delivery food driver on Monday.

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