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Lauderdale: Compost improves soil

The secret to a successful garden of any type is healthy soil. If soil is neglected, plants will fail and money will be wasted.

  • 'Les Mis' star in Greenville

    J. Mark McVey, world-renowned tenor and Broadway performer, will appear at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St.

  • Quoth the raven, ‘Happy Halloween’

    Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost.

  • Trick or Peeps!

    New York Holiday creep, it seems, is here to stay, and it’s spookier than it used to be.

  • Religion News Oct. 25

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

  • Meeting place Oct. 26

    Meeting places, times and dates for area civic, social and community groups:

Roundup: Vikes rock Warriors

With Duce Fuller making plays in the D.H. Conley football defensive backfield and Holton Ahlers back at quarterback leading the offense, Conley kept its conference championship hopes alive on Friday night with an important 42-21 home win over Eastern Wayne.

  • MacKenzie tied for fifth

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Greenville native Will MacKenzie is tied for fifth at the McGladrey Classic after carding a 2-under 68 in Friday’s second round.

  • Summers: No need to defend win

    Don’t defend the win.In a postgame locker room filled with East Carolina football players who for the second time in as many games fused into a singular driving force when it counted most, head coach Ruffin McNeill told his team to shun any notion that it hadn’t won by enough.

  • VIDEO: D.H. Conley vs. Eastern Wayne

    Eastern Wayne came to D.H. Conley on Oct. 24, 2014. Conley won 42-21.

  • McMurray wins Martinsville pole

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Cavs play host to Heels

    The numbers suggest Virginia could find a cure for its offensive inconsistency today.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

Rutledge: Itching to go camping?

I went camping, kayaking and fishing last week with my friend Paul Lockhart. Paul caught 100 percent more fish that I did. He hauled in two and I caught one. All were tiny.

  • Summers: No need to defend win

    Don’t defend the win.In a postgame locker room filled with East Carolina football players who for the second time in as many games fused into a singular driving force when it counted most, head coach Ruffin McNeill told his team to shun any notion that it hadn’t won by enough.

  • Speller: Disease brings suffering

    A report last week said that a Texas college is denying admission to applicants from countries with confirmed Ebola cases, even though those nations have no known cases of the disease.

  • Storm: One walk, three agendas

    The crisp, bright blue days of October are ideal for walking. Yet sometimes, autumn jaunts become an exercise in frustration.

  • Peele: Bradford has board openings

    Bradford Creek Golf Course has two openings for its advisory board.

  • Burns: Spelling no day at beach

    An editor early in my newspaper career pegged my professional weakness.“Bobby Burns,” he exclaimed to a co-worker, “knows 10,000 words; can spell two of them.”I prove that just about every other week when I write this column.

Gas prices drop below $3

Gas prices dipped below $3 per gallon on Friday in Greenville for the first time in nearly four years.

  • Cooking up something at the VFW

    A Pitt County veterans service group wants to cook up something special for its members this year, and a local neighborhood redevelopment organization has its sights set on rallying county residents to help make it happen.

  • Woman brings home Earnhardt Vette

    Wendy Smith couldn’t help herself. She giggled, laughed and couldn’t believe her good fortune.

  • Focus on school suspension rate

    Education officials this week discussed possible solutions for what they describe as the high rate of suspensions in Pitt County Schools.

  • State officials talk Medicare

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and Van Braxton, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program director, were relieved Friday to see a packed room of seniors with questions about Medicare.

  • Notices of new dog fee sent

    The first set of payment notices for Pitt County’s new dog licensing fee went out Friday as animal control officials prepare for the implementation of the county’s new canine control ordinance.

Man faces drug charges

Police arrested a man on Wednesday night who had narcotics and $3,500 in his possession near a school zone, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Teen robbed at home

    A 19-year-old male reported he was robbed at his home in the 3500 block of East 10th Street on Thursday night by a man who knocked on his door.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 330 fire and EMS calls from Oct. 16-22.

  • Crime: Man pulls gun on woman

    A man pulled a gun on a woman at her home on Thursday after she refused to perform sexual favors, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Town considers police options

    FOUNTAIN — Town officials and residents met with neighborhood safety specialists for a series of roundtable talks to prepare for the Fountain Police Department’s closure.

  • Swastika suspects had dated women

    A trial set for Wednesday for two ECU students charged with painting a swastika on the door of an apartment where a Jewish woman lived was continued until January.

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