Bear cub found in drugstore sent to rehab

ASHLAND, Ore. — A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.

Whichard named Edgecombe schools’ Principal of the Year

Marc Whichard, principal of SouthWest Edgecombe High School, has been named 2014 Edgecombe County Public Schools Principal of the Year.

Police seize shotgun at N.C. Wesleyan College

A Charlotte college student was arrested Monday after police reportedly seized a loaded shotgun from his car at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Police probe robbery for links to similar cases

    Authorities are investigating whether a Tuesday night robbery is connected to several similar cases throughout the region.

  • Police seek suspect in store robbery

    Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of brazenly stealing money from a local convenience store.

  • Police nab home invasion suspect

    A Rocky Mount man was apprehended following a short chase Saturday after police responded to a domestic dispute.

  • Woman sought for stealing panties

    Authorities are searching for a woman suspected of stealing 100 pairs of panties this weekend from Victoria’s Secret.

  • Man wounded in shooting

    A Rocky Mount man is recovering from a gunshot wound while officers are searching for the shooter.Police said an officer on patrol around 7 p.m.

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

CHAPEL HIL – Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students – nearly half of them athletes.

  • Outside groups spend millions to sway voters

    RALEIGH — Early in-person voting started across North Carolina on Thursday, and if you haven’t been called or visited by someone wanting you to vote now, don’t worry — you’ll probably be contacted soon.

  • Burlington police say shots fired into homes

    BURLINGTON — Police in Burlington say they have four reports of shots being fired into a home in the last week.

  • Warrant: Woman had gun when she arrived at jail

    RALEIGH — Police in Raleigh say a woman who was among a group of people arrested in a raid at a nightclub had a gun hidden on her when she arrived at the Wake County jail.

  • Tillis camp says Romney to campaign for him

    CORNELIUS — Mitt Romney is planning to come to North Carolina to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.

  • Blue Cross reveals increase in 2015 insurance rates

    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies.

Rocky Mount Prep looks to captains to steer program in right direction

Mark Tann had seen enough.The senior running back, angry after a dreadful performance Friday night against Tarboro, called a team meeting for Monday afternoon.

  • Prep Storylines: Oct. 24

      RM ACADEMY (8-0) AT CARY CHRISTIAN (3-5)   PREGAME CHATTER: The Eagles made it through the toughest part of their regular season without a loss.

  • ECU holds off pesky Huskies

    GREENVILLE – Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night.

  • Knights eye regional cross country title, Vikings duo finishes strong

    Northern Nash has assembled its fastest boys’ cross country team ever, and because of that, the Knights have the highest expectations for this weekend’s NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Regional meet.

  • Georgia hopes to reinstate Gurley

    ATHENS, Ga. – Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

  • Gryphons edge Topsail to set up match with unbeaten Sanford

    After a season in which it has breezed past most of its competition, Rocky Mount High is starting to recognize the high stakes of its remaining matches.

Mortgage rates continue downward trend

WASHINGTON — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing.

Next gay marriage fight centers on religion

Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures – seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.

  • Dunn Center's season: Sing, laugh and pretend

    New performances, returning favorite acts and free programs will draw crowds this season to the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Modern menus meet culinary traditions

    Sharing family recipes is a treasured holiday tradition for many, but every holiday table needs a mix of cherished family dishes and new culinary creations.

  • Failures abound in containing Ebola

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big.

  • Couple eschews modern conveniences

    EUGENE, Ore. – You can take your Facebook page and your Twitter account and your streaming Netflix videos and whatever modern, Earth-polluting contraption you are driving and do whatever you want with all of that.

  • Long search finds lost ring’s owner

    BRAINTREE, Mass. –
 Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM. Now Thomas J. Murphy of Orleans, Mass., has it again, almost 50 years after he lost it.

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  • Chancellor signals new beginning at UNC

    A former federal prosecutor presented his findings this week of an investigation into an academics scandal at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

  • Rocky Mount’s charity a true blessing

    There are bigger cities than Rocky Mount in North Carolina, but they don’t have bigger hearts.

  • Make your voice heard – take time to vote

    Early voting begins Thursday in North Carolina and with it, the home stretch to what feels to some of us like the longest U.S. Senate race in history.

  • SAT gap is a worrying trend for area

    The importance of SAT scores has been widely debated in higher education circles as well as among high school guidance counselors and administrators.

  • Naming highway for Tolson deserved

    To hear the nonstop television blather, you might wonder if there’s anything this country will ever be able to agree on again.