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A seed-spittin’ good time

Watermelon enthusiasts from all over the state and some from around the country will converge on downtown Winterville this weekend to celebrate and indulge in the juicy fruit grown all over eastern North Carolina.

  • Go Guide Aug. 22

    FRIDAYWatermelon FestivalThe Winterville Watermelon Festival will be held today and Saturday featuring food, rides, games and live entertainment, culminating with the Watermelon Jam featuring Josh Thompson, The Lost Trailers and Joel Crouse on Saturday.

  • Movie capsules Aug. 22.

    Capsules of movies playing at local theaters. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

  • After hours Aug. 22

    5TH STREET DISTILLERY annex: 120 and 122 E. Fifth St. Wednesday-Saturday: DJ. A.J. Mcmurphy’s: 1914 Turnbury Drive. 355-7956. Tuesday: Blues night.

  • Arts Datebook Aug. 22

    The Art RoomAn exhibition of paintings by Willie Evans at The Art Room ends today.The Art Room is at 403 Evans St. Call 341-4119.

  • A sweet Chloe Grace Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

    ’Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

Pigskin Preview: D.H. Conley

Naturally, there is a lot of roster turnover from year to year in high school football, and players who were underclassmen or might have played minor roles in the past are expected to become more significant contributors as they inch closer to the end of their eligibility.

  • Pigskin Preview: J.H. Rose

    J.H. Rose’s first offensive play of 2013 was a 64-yard touchdown pass and the Rampants’ season ended with Cornell Powell and other playmakers racking up points in a 53-40 loss to Scotland County in the 4-A East final.

  • Pigskin Preview: North Pitt

    North Pitt limped to the finish line last season, dropping five of its final six games — including three decided by 10 points or less — to finish 6-6.

  • Pigskin Preview: Farmville Central

    Coming off a breakthrough season, Farmville Central head coach Scott Gardner doesn’t sense any complacency among his team heading into this fall.

  • Pigskin Preview: Ayden-Grifton

    Aug. 22 Riverside Aug. 29 at D.H. Conley Sept. 5 at North Pitt Sept. 12 Farmville Central Sept. 19 Pamlico County Sept. 26 Southern Nash Oct. 10 at Greene Central Oct. 17 South Lenoir Oct. 24 Goldsboro Oct. 31 at Kinston Nov. 7 at North Lenoir

  • Pigskin Preview: ECU record breakers

    Shane Carden became East Carolina’s new quarterback at halftime of the team’s second game of the 2012 season at South Carolina.

Reflector editorial cartoons

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

  • National editorial: 'Generational event'

    One of the police commanders who had been on the ground in Ferguson last week came away convinced that what has happened there changes everything.“This is a generational event,” he said.

  • Letter: Restore funding for textbooks

    Thank you to our legislators for participating in the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast and for making teacher pay a priority this session.

  • Letter: Compare Ferguson to Greenville

    Remember the Walmart shooting in recent months by a black man, who, by his own admission, sought out white people to shoot?

  • Gannon: Choices on Election Day

    As part of my job, I look each day at a 2014 state House or Senate race. All 170 General Assembly districts are up for grabs this year.

  • Editorial: What will coal ash cost us?

    A bill on a compromise plan reached Tuesday to close all North Carolina coal ash ponds by 2029 clearly demonstrates bipartisan support for addressing the environmental crisis ahead of the November election.

Clark: Striving to provide answers

Unanswered questions inevitably lead to more questions and misunderstandings. They form the impetus for rumor and gossip.

  • Burns: Family grave digger

    As I have grown older, I have had to assume several jobs that others are unable to do. One of those jobs is grave digger.

  • Rutledge: Talk about depression

    As the world mourns the death of actor and comedic genius Robin Williams, revelations about his battle with severe depression are raising hopes for lowering the stigma felt by those who suffer mental health problems.

  • Speller: Death leaves loss, void

    I love my little neighborhood nestled off Charles Boulevard and surrounded by East Carolina University.

  • Storm: No secrets with dogs

    The nice thing about living with dogs is that no one is playing any games. Except fetch. We play fetch a lot.

  • Rutledge: 'Not building a violin'

    During a recent visit with my mother, I was filling her in on the various stalled building and home-improvement projects around my house.

ECU students move in

 Scores of new college students, many already wearing purple and gold, settled into their new homes at East Carolina University on Thursday.

  • Leaders: Country clubs to split

    Greenville Country Club leaders announced in a letter sent to members this week that as of Sept. 30, it no longer will operate Brook Valley Country Club.

  • Teachers meet with kids, families

    FALKLAND — Students at Falkland Elementary School students clung to their parents and to the last days of summer vacation during an open house Thursday, where they had the chance to meet their teachers and fellow students and foster relationships before the start of school.

  • City, firm plan senior housing

    A $10.7 million multi-family development is anther step closer to being established in Greenville with the addition of $800,000 in federal housing tax credits awarded last week.

  • Judge: Vouchers unconstitutional

    A new school voucher program for low-income families was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.

  • ECU tests emergency notification

    East Carolina University will conduct tests of its emergency notification system today and Saturday.

Teen ran away with woman

Deputies are searching for a runaway teenager who last was seen on Aug. 12 leaving his mother’s house off of Old River Road in Greenville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.

  • Patrol: Serious injuries in crash

    A man who was not wearing a seat belt suffered serious injuries when he turned in front of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 258 near Farmville, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Eastern Correctional to house females

    MAURY — One of three state prison facilities in nearby Greene County will be converted from medium-security male facility to a minimum-security female facility by the end of the year.

  • Three arrested for heroin trafficking

    A two-month investigation led to the arrest of three people Wednesday and seizure of 35 grams of heroin and $903.17 in cash, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday.

  • Man charged for false report

    A man who told police he was robbed Sunday was charged with filing a false report after he admitted the incident never occurred, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Man charged in mother’s death

    A Beaufort County man remains in jail without bond on charges he killed his mother, a former Pitt County Memorial Hospital employee.

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