After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.

Summit offers training for nonprofit leaders

United Way Tar River Region worked with the N.C. Community Foundation, Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount and Reach Out Rocky Mount to sponsor the second annual Leading for Tomorrow Nonprofit Capacity Building Summit on Thursday at the Gateway Convention Center.

  • LifeCare Hospital recognized for respiratory program

    LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

  • Fundraising efforts continue for Relay for Life

    Even though Nash County Relay for Life has come and gone, the fundraising efforts remain ongoing. Zaxby’s will host a Spirit Night from 5-8 p.m.

  • Local student awarded research fellowship

    Chelsea Crocker of Rocky Mount has been awarded the King Mackerel Tournament Fellowship for her undergraduate research at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

  • NARFE awards retiree, continues to support others

    Bobby Lewis, Gracie Couch and Gertie Lewis of Rocky Mount recently attended the 59th state convention of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association in Hickory.

  • Miss Jabberwock 2015 crowned at Dunn Center

    Rocky Mount High School senior Germeshia Bynum was crowned Miss Jabberwock 2015 during the recent Jabberwock pageant presented by the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Delta Center for Life Development.

Burglary suspect caught inside home

Observant residents and quick police response led to the capture of a burglary suspect Monday.

Horses provide therapy for military veterans looking to heal

GREENVILLE – Andre served four years in the Marines, but that didn’t mean Dutch was going to take any orders from him. Horses aren’t impressed by the number of stripes on a sleeve.

  • Fishermen find woman dead in creek near Jacksonville

    Fishermen find woman dead in creek near JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE — Deputies are trying to figure out if a woman found dead in an Onslow County creek suffered a medical problem or was killed by someone else.

  • Lawmakers seek end to solar preferences

    Doctors in North Carolina said they learned an important lesson after last year’s flu vaccine wasn’t as effective as usual.

  • Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu season

    Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu seasonFAYETTEVILLE — Doctors in North Carolina learned an important lesson after last year’s flu vaccine wasn’t as effective as usual — in times like that, secondary treatments like antiviral medications are even more important.

  • Police: Fatal shooting at Asheville nightclub

    Police: Fatal shooting at Asheville nightclubASHEVILLE — Authorities say someone has been shot to death inside a nightclub in Asheville.

  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.

N.C. State baseball falls to streaking FSU in ACC title game

DURHAM – Florida State sure turned things around at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Bread finds niche in gun store owner’s life

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Edgar Lindamood makes his bread in a shop that stocks Nagant revolvers, Makarov pistols, 6.5 mm Swedish, 7.7 mm Japanese and 7.65 mm Argentine ammunition.

  • Wal-Mart’s animal welfare push hailed as game changer

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

  • New restaurant to open in Spring Hope

    SPRING HOPE – Longtime businessman Memo Shehata didn’t see a dormant shopping center in the small town of Spring Hope as a problem but more of an opportunity to breath life into the area.

  • Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

    NEW YORK — Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar.

  • Jobless rate on decline across area

    The Labor and Economic Analysis Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce recently released unadjusted state workforce numbers that also include figures for the local area over a 12-month period in March.

  • Stocks hit record as rising oil boosts energy sector

    NEW YORK — The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.

Sweet sorrow: Alumnae mourn college's closing

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – A visitor to Sweet Briar College would be hard-pressed to find signs of the financial stress that is shuttering the tiny women’s school.

  • Outages reveal fragility of Internet

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – 
When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in February in the Arizona desert, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones.

  • Nun’s long-ago film embrace saves abbey

    BETHLEHEM, Conn. – 
Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey.

  • Outdoor concert ends ensembles' season

    Three Tar River ensembles plan a laid back end to their 2014-15 season with a performance next week.

  • Playing Big Bird can be a huge challenge

    NEW YORK – He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for almost a half-century, all the while hidden from sight.

  • Homemade shortcakes make most of berries

    The arrival of local strawberries is a sure sign that warm weather is here to stay.

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