Actor Randy Quaid, wife grounded after Feds revoke passports

WASHINGTON — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evgenia are suing John Kerry and the State Department to recover passports that the government revoked three years ago.

Tarboro native helps mark deployment’s end

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commemorated the culmination of their mission with a casing ceremony Dec. 1 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Wesleyan recognizes Honors Program students

    Students in N.C. Wesleyan College’s Taylor-Crocker Honors Program recently were recognized at a dinner at Belmont Lake Preserve.

  • City receives public power awards

    Roy Jones, Chief Operating Officer of ElectriCities of North Carolina presented five North Carolina Public Power Awards of Excellence to the city of Rocky Mount during the City Council meeting on Monday.

  • DAR chapter hears about special school

    The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution recently heard from Kelli Wilson of the Crossnore School.

  • Nash UNC Health Care honors adjunct chaplains

    Hospital chaplains are dedicated to helping patients and family members during times of crisis, when they are coping with difficult physical, spiritual and emotional challenges.

  • Imperial Centre to transform into Winter Wonderland

    The magic of the holiday season will be on full display this weekend as Winter Wonderland returns to the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.

Employee charged with stealing from restaurant

Rocky Mount police charged a man Tuesday with stealing money from the restaurant where he worked.

McCrory, Sanford received payouts from online lender

CHARLOTTE — Soon after taking office, Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers.

  • Nags Head police chief back at work

    NAGS HEAD — The Nags Head police charged in a domestic assault case has returned to work.

  • Woman charged with DWI twice in same day

    ASHEVILLE — Officials in Asheville say a woman was charged with driving while impaired twice in the same day by the same sheriff’s deputy.

  • Audit finds N.C. Labor Department improperly paid for 100-mile commute

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Labor improperly paid an employee more than $9,400 to commute 100 miles from the worker’s home in Lexington, according to state auditors.

  • Advocacy group wants Duke Energy to slow plant building

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost consumers.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules traffic stop OK

    WASHINGTON – Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Gryphons edge Firebirds to open Nash County Christmas Tournament

The full house at Rocky Mount High got its money’s worth Tuesday night.

Petco to close local store

The Golden East Crossing mall will lose another tenant early next year.

  • Stocks fall after biggest weekly loss since 2012

    NEW YORK — Falling oil prices pushed U.S. stocks down broadly on Monday, extending losses into a second week.

  • Teen retailers get cold shoulder

    NEW YORK – Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult.Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season.

  • ArborGen sprouts in Nashville

    A leading global provider of conventional and next generation plantation tree seedling products for the forestry industry announced recently the opening of a distribution cooler for Eastern North Carolina.

  • Restaurants use social media to gain edge

    The use of social media has changed the way businesses operate in the ever-changing world of modern technology.

  • Christmas tree buying changes with times

    WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. – Some U.S. consumers are going over the Internet or through the woods to find fresh Christmas trees this year, taking advantage of shopping options at opposite ends of the cost spectrum.

Concert drums up support for teen programs

An acclaimed drummer-composer-educator will jazz up the holiday season with a benefit performance later this month at the Dunn Center.Yoron Israel and his quartet, High Standards, play at 5 p.m.

  • ‘Saving Private Ryan’ makes protected film list

    WASHINGTON – “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

  • Tips get to-go treats to family, friends

    AUSTIN, Texas – The baking aisle is the busiest in the supermarket right now.

  • Newly insured struggle to find doctors

    MIAMI – When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor.

  • Christmas Truce quieted war's guns

    PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium – On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history.

  • Photo-transfer makes easy presents

    Busy lives might require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn’t have to be one of them.

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