How do you display graphics without storing them in a database, For instance if i wanted icons such as good morning, good afternoon, good evening, depending on the status.
Store the graphics in a file and keep a URL of the graphic in the db.
I do not want to store them in a database, I want them to be local.
What do you mean by local... on the client machines? If you store them in a directory on the server you can either store the URL's in a database and dynamically tell your pages which images to load, or you can just hardcode the URL's in.