Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

SAN FRANCISCO — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex?

NCC graduates move on to law enforcement positions

All of the recent graduates of Nash Community College’s 40th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy have been hired or are in the process of being hired for law enforcement positions in local and state agencies. “You are part of a special group – only three out of 20 people who apply to be a police officer actually become one,” Rocky Mount police Lt.

Police nab fugitive from Massachusetts

Rocky Mount police arrested a man wanted in Massachusetts Tuesday night.According to police reports, James Bowen was taken into custody without incident and charged with fugitive from justice.

Republicans could have “more normal” legislative agenda

RALEIGH — After four years of turning North Carolina politics upside down, Republicans at the N.C. General Assembly could be prepping for a more subdued two-year legislative session.

  • Letter from son details death of brother in Civil War battle

    SHILOH — James Jennings sat in his regiment’s camp and wrote a letter home with a quill pen.“Dear Mother,” it began.“It is with heartfelt sorrow and deep regret that I have to announce to you the death of brother Harney,” Jennings wrote. “He was pierced by a bullet on Friday evening in the charge.”Six days earlier, he had seen his younger brother killed in the bloody Civil War battle at Ware Bottom Church south of Richmond.

  • Law could open more of Hatteras seashore to beach driving

    HATTERAS — A new federal law could open more of the beach to driving along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, although the extent of any change remains unclear.

  • Fort Bragg soldier, wife charged in drowning of puppy

    FAYETTEVILLE — A Fort Bragg soldier charged with felony cruelty to animals for tying a puppy's feet to its nose and then throwing it into a lake will return to court next month.

  • Homeowners faced with higher insurance rates or no policy

    WILMINGTON — North Carolina homeowners are being told to pay higher insurance premiums or risk losing their coverage under law that allows companies to pay more than the state has approved.

  • Big splashes unlikely as lawmakers start 2015 session

    RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday following a two-week hiatus from opening-day ceremonies to get down to passing legislation for the next two years.

Krzyzewski gets 1,000th win with comeback at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK – Coach 1K. How grand.

Foreclosures fall to pre-housing bust levels

LOS ANGELES — A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust.

Smart shopping reduces cost of working out

NEW YORK – How’s that “new year, new you” fitness pledge going?

  • Manual transmissions near the end of the road

    DETROIT – The last time Marlo Dewing went shopping for a car, she only had one requirement: a manual transmission.“Any car that was only available as an automatic was a deal breaker,” Dewing, 44, said. “I love to drive.

  • Shuttered church’s bell will peal again

    HOUSTON – On a patch of grass near the entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum sits a 750-pound, cast-iron bell forged in the late 1890s in Philadelphia.

  • Pittman exhibit shows his inspiration

    TARBORO – Hobson Pittman left Edgecombe County as a promising young artist, but reminders of the area he grew up in helped fill many of the paintings he later created.

  • ‘Sniper’ draws conservative audience

    NEW YORK – Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama – all words seldom attached to “blockbuster” – rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood take notice.

  • Guacamole goes the whole nine yards

    Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl.

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  • Time for micro-managing to stop

    If economic recruiting were a college sport, North Carolina would be unable to field a competitive team in Division III.Barely a few weeks after waving goodbye to a Mercedes headquarters that chose Atlanta over North Carolina, we continue to watch crews for one movie or television show after another fold up their tents and head for greener pastures.

  • Cooperation needs more than lip service

    Members of Congress certainly have paid at least token lip service to the notion of bipartisan cooperation since the beginning of the year.

  • Virtual charters come with drawbacks

    Online instruction in specialized classes can be a glorious thing, capable of connecting teachers and students over hundreds of miles with one-on-one lessons and quick feedback.

  • Dismissal of Ross a puzzling decision

    Politics is an ugly, temperamental beast, but it usually follows some sort of rationale.County managers can be fired over budget proposals.

  • Pipeline hearing important for Nash

    Anyone whose property could be affected by a proposed natural gas pipeline running from West Virginia to Robeson County will want to check the agenda, at least, for a pubic meeting scheduled next week in the Nash County Agriculture Center.