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Lauderdale: Brighten up with plants

In many landscapes winter can be dull, boring and uninteresting.

  • Religion News Feb. 28

    ServicesCherry Lane Free Will Baptist Church, 210 Wilson St., will celebrate its 73rd anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • What’s hot in outdoor furniture

    Outdoor living spaces have come a long way from the days when “outdoor furnishings” meant a few inexpensive folding chairs around a flimsy plastic table.

  • Abby: Woman misses affection

    Dear Abby: My fiance, “Bubba,” and I have a small disagreement that I would love your take on.

  • Abby: Teen needs support, guidance

    Dear Abby: My best friend from school is pregnant. Her baby’s father is practically nonexistent, and she has no other friends besides me and one other person.

  • ECU presents challenging "Arcadia"

    There’s no guarantee that those who go to see ECU’s production of “Arcadia,” will walk away with a complete understanding of everything they’ve seen.

Lowery powers Pirates

Luke Lowery hit a towering fly ball off Albany pitcher Brendan Ryan that was hooking left as it flew above the Clark-LeClair Stadium left field foul pole during the fourth inning of a scoreless game on Friday, creating a judgement call for the umpiring crew.

  • ECU women hope to extend streak

    Two American Athletic Conference women’s basketball games today should help sort out the battle for the AAC tournament’s third seed, and East Carolina is involved in one of those games.

  • Guilmette making late season surge

    As better late than never stories go, this Marshall Guilmette tale is shaping up to be a good one.

  • ECU softball drops pair

    The East Carolina softball team opened the USF Under Armour Invitational with a pair of losses on Friday afternoon, as the Pirates dropped a 2-1 contest to Central Arkansas before falling to Maine 11-7 in Clearwater, Fla.

  • Duke-Syracuse highlights day

    A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Syracuse at No. 4 Duke.

  • No surrender from ’Cuse

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jim Boeheim scoffs at the thought of his Syracuse Orange not playing at a high level of intensity.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • Feb. 28 Darts & Laurels

    Darts — To a mistrial in the case of a young Greenville man charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in the 2013 traffic death of a 20-year-old East Carolina University student.

  • Campbell: Regarding UNC

    You’ve heard the spin the media, the progressives and the professors have put on the closing of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, but let’s step back and look at what this is and isn’t about.

  • National Editorial: Kayla's ransom

    Incredible as it may seem, the agony of the Mueller family during their daughter’s imprisonment by terrorist kidnappers was worse than we thought.

  • Letter: Support for play appreciated

    I want to thank everyone who came to see Pitt Community College Drama Club’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” and to support REAL Crisis Center.

  • Letter: Aycock birthplace marked

    Uh Oh.Warning. If traveling east or west on U.S. 264, be sure to close your eyes from either direction as you approach the 53-mile marker, as it will be an alert that you are near an exit to the birthplace of former Gov.

Rutledge: Watch what you say

It feels bad when a kid breaks something of Dad’s. Dad gets mad, the kid feels bad, and everybody’s sad. I think I could write a Dr. Seuss book titled, “Sad, mad Dad!

  • Burns: All relative in family, tech

    One of our loyal readers called Friday because he could not get his e-edition to work.

  • Storm: Southeners know snow

    The thought of Southerners driving in the snow makes many Northerners chuckle.

  • Rutledge: What polar vortex?

    When Northern people start complaining about the cold, Southern people get nervous.

  • Woodward: Payne's gains

    As Jada Payne has moved closer to 1,000 points during her two-year East Carolina women’s basketball career, I’ve thought about different ways to approach writing about the feat.

  • Speller: Exhibit features preservation

    Driving through eastern North Carolina, I still enjoy a pastime I developed as child — gazing at old, abandoned homes and wondering about the people who used to live there.

Evans Street work delayed

After two weeks of winter storms, construction on utilities for a student housing development on Evans Street has been delayed, extending the road closure into next week.

  • Manager eyes June for chief hire

    The search for Greenville’s new police chief is on and City Manager Barbara Lipscomb said the goal is to have a new chief on board by June.

  • Eppes middle highlights history

    Students at C.M. Eppes Middle School dove straight into history Friday by transforming their gymnasium to celebrate African-American heritage.

  • Fight club means business

    Tonight’s mixed martial arts card featuring fighters from the Next Level Fight Club could generate a move to the next level of business for a local sports entrepreneur.

  • Girl Scouts extend cookie sales

    Just when everyone thought it was over, it looks like it’s here for another week. Snow? No, Girl Scout cookie sales.

  • $1 million winner lands another $200K

    A retired Martin County catfish farmer caught another big one, according to the North Carolina Educational Lottery.

Lunch interrupted by collapse

GRIFTON — A building collapse downtown Grifton on Friday closed the town’s main thoroughfare and scrambled customers at the diner next door. No injuries were reported.

  • Greenville Fire-Rescue Calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 375 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 19-25. Following is a breakdown:     Feb. 19 10:56 a.m.

  • Grifton leaders hear police requests

    GRIFTON — Town commissioners are considering another requested salary adjustment for police officers.

  • Police track suspect through snow

    Officers arrested a man who allegedly stole from a woman’s purse after following his footprints in the snow, the Greenville Police Department reported Thursday.

  • Crime: Officials investigate stabbing

    Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Vidant Medical Center on Wednesday after a man showed up with a stab wound, the office reported.

  • Wrecks tick down; caution urged

    Local law enforcement responded to fewer weather-related wrecks on Wednesday but urged motorists to remain cautious.

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