Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

WALDO, Fla. — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it’s no wonder.

  • Trapeze school offers novices a chance to fly

    WATERTOWN, Mass. — It is 20 feet up to the thin red board that serves as a launch pad for the flying trapeze.

  • Researchers seek to prove Genesis

    DALLAS — Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial swamp into shape-shifting cells, into ape-like primates, into people.

  • Woman found guilty in silicone-injection case

    JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death.

  • Ex-beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

  • Woman gives birth in Wal-Mart parking lot

    ROSWELL, Ga. — Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth outside a Wal-Mart near Atlanta.

Volunteers prepare for Lights of Love

The Nash Health Care Volunteer Auxiliary is continuing the popular tradition of the “Lights of Love” project with its 11th annual illumination, which will raise money toward the auxiliary’s five-year, $25,000 pledge to the Pediatric Emergency Department.

  • NCC staff learn life-saving techniques

    Nash Community College faculty and staff participated in professional development activities to learn life-saving techniques this summer.

  • SCORE to sponsor Golf Fundraiser

    Rocky Mount-based SCORE Domestic will sponsor its 2014 Golf Fundraiser on Sept. 22 at Belmont Lake Golf Club.

  • Jackson gives Kiwanis update on education

    Listening to Dr. Anthony Jackson articulate his vision of what the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools should be, members of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount were reviving their own memories of school days spent in classrooms, sitting in rows with the teacher in front doing most of the talking.

  • NCC to share innovation techniques at conference

    Nash Community College will once again share proven methods of innovation – this time at the North Carolina Community College System Conference on Oct. 12-14 in Raleigh.

  • YMCA offers special on adult memberships

    The Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging adults to join a community that not only helps them lead healthier lives, but offers them a place to belong.

Police seek cigarette thief

Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of stealing cigarettes from two local stores.The first incident occurred around 4:20 a.m.

Two men imprisoned for 30 years seek new trial

LUMBERTON — A man convicted of murder gave inconsistent statements about why his DNA would have been found at the scene of a notorious 1983 slaying of an 11-year-old girl for which two other men were sent to prison, according to testimony at a court hearing on Tuesday.

Tarboro and Nash Central soccer focused on form

In soccer, a team’s form dictates everything. It sets the tone in training and on the field. Tuesday afternoon, that was the case with both Tarboro and Nash Central.

Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

  • Kellogg to lay off 161 at Charlotte bakery

    CHARLOTTE — Kellogg Co. says it will begin layoffs at its Charlotte bakery in November as it edges closer to shutting down the operation.

  • Autistic entrepreneurs find niches

    NEW YORK – When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket’s bakery, she told him he’d never do anything more than collect the store’s grocery carts.

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

  • Local auto dealers report uptick in sales

    Local car dealers said they are seeing signs of improvement within the industry as the economy continues to recover from the recession.

  • Consumer spending dips slightly in July

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

Spices, herbs bring out best in veggies

We all want to eat more vegetables, and when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, it’s easier than ever.

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  • Help United Way help our community

    One of the easiest, most effective ways of helping the people in your own community kicks off its fall campaign this week.

  • Tourism a boon to Twin Counties economy

    The day after Labor Day marks the end of what we traditionally call the vacation season, and with lower gas prices and better weather, North Carolina tourism officials have high hopes that 2014 will be a strong year for the industry.

  • Race between Tillis and Hagan heats up

    Although it seems as if N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and U.S. Sen.

  • Pledges to reform VA must lead to action

    It was indeed heartening to hear President Barack Obama promise to continue his administration’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs during a speech last week at the American Legion’s national convention in Charlotte.

  • Fall’s almost here – bring on football

    For diehard college football fans, the length of time between New Year’s Day and Labor Day weekend can seem an eternity. But the wait is over, finally.