Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

BOSTON — It’s disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer.

Social worker goes extra mile to help others in need

This year’s Distinguished Social Worker of the Year for the Edgecombe County Department of Social Services is Shawn T. Britt.Britt has been a social worker for over 19 years.

  • Children recognized at book-signing event

    The Rev. Richard Joyner recently surprised worshippers at the Conetoe Family Life Center by hosting an impromptu book signing that celebrated recent coverage of the Conetoe Family Life Center Farm in the magazine, “Our State.”

  • Deadline looms for farmers to submit conservation certification

    Farmers must file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form AD-1026 with their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by Monday.

  • Children's Museum opens new exhibit

    While dinosaurs are long extinct, a new exhibit in the Children’s Museum in downtown Rocky Mount enables kids and kids-at-heart to ‘Be the Dinosaur’ through interactive exhibits.

  • Patillo alumni recognize local students

    The W.A. Pattillo High School National Alumni Association presented their Incentive Awards at the May Edgecombe County Board of Education meeting.

  • ECC honor society receives international recognition

    For the sixth time in less than 10 years, Edgecombe Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society has received international acclaim.

Gunman convicted of basketball court shootings

The gunman who opened fire on the Word Tabernacle Church basketball courts was sentenced to spend the next 13 to 16 3/4 years of his life in state prison.

Fletcher woman to compete for Ms. Wheelchair America title

FLETCHER — Having worked as a physical therapist assistant prior to a 2011 cycling accident that nearly severed her spine, Shannon Chisholm had enough medical knowledge to be aware of what was going on with her body and what her rehabilitation would entail.“Nobody had to tell me that I was paralyzed because I already knew,” the Fletcher resident said.

Truex Jr. racing for win at home track

DOVER, Del. – Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races.

Consumer sentiment declines in May

WASHINGTON — A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment dropped to 90.7 from 95.9 in April.

  • Economists not alarmed by first-quarter growth rate

    WASHINGTON — Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.

  • Consumer confidence edges up in May

    WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.

  • Campaigns focus on small business

    NEW YORK – Small businesses aren’t in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren’t letting go of an issue they think will get them votes.

  • 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.

Isle’s allure appeals to Americans

HAVANA – With relations warming between the United States and Cuba, thousands more Americans are visiting the warm Caribbean island.

  • Jihad has many different faces

    PANKISI GORGE, Georgia – One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.

  • Beach music fest returns to college

    There won’t be waves breaking over the sand, but those will be about the only coastal features missing June 6 at Edgecombe Community College.

  • Outdoor performance features N.C. Symphony

    The venue will be Tarboro’s Town Common, but the music soon to be heard there will remind concertgoers of Europe.

  • Little effort yields a better burger

    As food goes, it’s hard to imagine anything more American – and that more perfectly captures summer – than a great grilled hamburger.

  • Cosmetologists give cancer patients a boost

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – It’s a shock every morning when Heather Coyle looks in the mirror.

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