Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

OXFORD, Ohio — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

Walk for Hope to raise funds for breast cancer survivors

The annual Walk for Hope will raise money this weekend to help breast cancer survivors.

  • Habitat for Humanity chapters to merge

    The Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors recently announced a merger of its organization with the Rocky Mount Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Community colleges tee up for fundraisers

    The Twin Counties’ annual community college golf tournaments that raise money for student scholarships are right around the corner.

  • Bethel Heroes honor World War II veterans

    Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proudly honors veterans of all wars.

  • Tarboro students attend Governor’s School

    Tarboro High School seniors Tysheka Brown and Mia Carlyle represented Edgecombe County Public Schools as students in the Governor’s School program of North Carolina.

  • Group works to recruit new politicians

    Frank Hill, director of the Institute for Public Trust in Raleigh, began his Sept. 4 presentation at the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club by asking for a show of hands of members who are satisfied with the people who represent them in elective offices.

Police charge suspect in home invasion

A Rocky Mount man was jailed Tuesday in connection with a home invasion earlier this month.

McCrory unveils transportation plan

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday presented his long-anticipated North Carolina transportation plan that sets regional and statewide infrastructure goals for the next generation while purposely leaving many details to the future.

Panthers' Hardy won't play until domestic violence case is resolved

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team’s active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end’s domestic violence case is resolved.

Consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell.

  • Hospital chains join forces to cut costs

    RALEIGH — Growing pressure to cut medical costs is pushing three regional hospital chains operating hundreds of locations across North Carolina to combine purchasing and standardize some medical practices, the hospitals said Wednesday.

  • Tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    DANVILLE, Va. — Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

  • Duke Energy to spend $500M on solar power

    RALEIGH — Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina’s requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the country’s largest electricity company said Monday.

  • Software firm to add 600 jobs in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte software company that automates how companies pay their bills is being offered nearly $9 million if it adds 600 new jobs.

  • Nucor to buy Gallatin Steel for about $770M

    CHARLOTTE — Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.

Griffin: Women barred as late-night hosts

LOS ANGELES – Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as “beyond frustrating.”

  • Latifah’s talk show opens new season

    LOS ANGELES – Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season.

  • Squash offers many possibilities

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you.

  • Tech world works to speak FDA’s language

    WASHINGTON – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar, Silicon Valley is pouring billions of dollars into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care.

  • 'Buddha of bourbon' marks 60 years as distiller

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles.

  • More parents keep kids off Facebook

    NEW YORK – Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

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  • Welcome back to the Down East Classic

    Rocky Mount rolls out the welcome mat this week to a fan base that has become familiar guests – Elizabeth City State University.

  • State revenue stream hits a hiccup

    North Carolina legislators are learning to deal with some of the issues facing many North Carolina families – uncertain times, unexpected expenses and a less-than-dependable cash flow.

  • Lobbying for John Q. Public falls short

    We’ve used this space before to point out how relatively easy it is for incumbent legislators and members of Congress to hold onto their seats.

  • Report shows impact of new voting law

    It is crucial for anyone wishing to vote in the Nov. 4 election to make sure they are registered at their current address by Oct. 10 and know for certain where their precinct polling place is located on Election Day.

  • School needs require deeper look

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education’s decision to put together a committee to consider options for O.R. Pope school is a small step toward addressing a big issue.