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Lauderdale: Pruning is important

Many people have plants that need pruning in summer but hesitate because winter is a traditional pruning time. I have been getting a lot of pruning questions lately, so here is some info about it.

  • Fruity hues perk up decor

    Ah, summer — the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September.

  • Religion News July 4

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

  • New Matt Phillips band plays Sunday

    The name is the same, but the look and sound is a little different from the Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic of old.

  • Go! Guide July 3

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:

  • Arts Datebook July 3

    Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts scene:

Taylor triumphs again

Blake Taylor never panicked whether he was trailing or in the lead at the Coastal Plains Junior Amateur golf tournament.

  • Turner takes leading role

    CHAPEL HILL — The way coach Larry Fedora sees it, Landon Turner is the perfect leader for North Carolina’s offensive line.

  • Serena sets up showdown with Venus

    LONDON — Twice Serena Williams stood two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

  • ISC boss in search of safer Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s most famous race track is seemingly safer and possibly more politically correct as the series returned to its birthplace Friday.

  • Youth golf group helps local tourney

    As much as Mike Cato enjoys the annual Coastal Plains Junior Amateur tournament at Bradford Creek Golf Course, it can be a challenge to manage the event.

  • Woods shoots season-low 66

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • July 4 Darts and Laurels

    LAURELS — And high praise for East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard who announced he would be stepping down in July 2016 after 12 highly productive years in the university’s leadership role.

  • Campbell: Budget crisis should never be norm

    Few are surprised our legislature came up to the deadline to pass a new state budget and was forced to pass a continuing resolution. It’s a regular occurrence.

  • National Editorial: Redistricting reform

    Reformers can relax. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the ability of the citizenry to assure that congressional district boundaries are drawn in a fair way — instead of tailored by politicians to keep certain incumbents or parties in power.

  • Letter: Pate's positions not helping

    Stances for State Sen. Louis Pate: Tax cuts for the rich — OK. Eliminate the estate tax for a handful of wealthy families — OK. Allow more pollution in our state — OK. But when asked about the possibility of losing 8,500 teacher assistants in our schools, Sen.

  • Letter: Lend country a hand

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Remember typing that in typing class? A trite and androcentric admonition but one worth pondering.

Rutledge: Made for rocking

Archie Bunker had his favorite chair, and I’ve got mine. Unlike Archie’s, my chair rocks.

Skies clear in time for fireworks

As the evening rain began to move past Greenville, a rainbow appeared over the Town Common, and soon the sky cleared and people began walking down into the park to enjoy the July 4 celebration.

  • Athletes show you're never too old

    At 50, some folks get the idea that it’s time to age out of sports competition, but Rita Roy is glad to finally have aged in.

  • Officials urge caution with fireworks

    WINTERVILLE — At the fireworks stand in front of Fred’s Food Club, each of the three tables has a big yellow sign that says “FIREWORKS NO SMOKING.” William Still III, pastor at The Pentacostal Sanctuary, which is running the stand, said many people don’t realize the dangers associated with fireworks.

  • Greenville mayor goes to Harvard

    Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas has received a scholarship to attend a leadership program at Harvard this summer.

  • July 4 closings

    City offices: Closed today.County offices: Closed today.Pitt Community College: Campus closed through Sunday.East Carolina University: Closed today.

  • Eppes alumni gather this weekend

    The 36th Greenville-Industrial C.M. Eppes Alumni Weekend reunion kicks off today and will continue through Sunday with events for alumni, community members and supporters of the association.

SHP: High speed motorcycle crash

A man who was driving 155 mph on U.S. 264 suffered disabling injuries last week after he crashed his motorcycle while trying to elude a patrolman, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Woman trying to save dog

    A 24-year-old Grimesland woman has not given up in trying to save a mixed-breed chow suspected of killing seven goats at the Pitt County Fairgrounds on June 23.

  • July 4 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from June 25-July 1.

  • Armed men force way into home

    Three armed, masked men forced their way into an occupied home, threatened a man and stole his money early Tuesday, according to the Ayden Police Department.

  • Probable cause hearing continued

    A probable cause hearing for a man who reportedly shot himself after allegedly committing a burglary, rape and kidnapping was continued Thursday in Pitt County District Court.

  • Home invasion under investigation

    Three armed, masked men forced their way into an occupied home, threatened a man and stole his money early Tuesday, according to the Ayden Police Department.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart