Robot joins Vidant Edgecombe staff

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently implemented telestroke technology in the Emergency Department.

  • Health care graduates honored at ECC

    Health Occupations graduates at Edgecombe Community College were honored by college staff, family and friends during a Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony held Jan. 28.

  • City to sponsor special fundraiser

    In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Washington Community Center will sponsor “A Night of Heritage” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre.

  • YMCA membership special promotes heart health

    The Harrison Family YMCA is offering a membership special this week in honor of February being American Heart Month.

  • Annual concert raises money for burn victims

    The sixth annual Crimmus Jam successfully raised more than $4,000 for the Blake Tedder Burn Endowment this holiday season.

  • Nash UNC Health Care honors hospital volunteers

    More than 100 Nash UNC Health Care volunteers and hospital staff members recently gathered at the Benvenue Country Club to celebrate and thank the volunteers who help the hospital run so smoothly.

Biden seeks input for cancer ‘moonshot’ at Duke University

DURHAM – With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to fill out the White House’s cancer “moonshot” with input from doctors and researchers at a hub for medical innovation.

  • 14 plead guilty to drug distribution charges

    JACKSON – Federal prosecutors said 14 people from North Carolina and Virginia have pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges.

  • Charlotte man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

    CHARLOTTE – Federal prosecutors said the co-founder of a Charlotte property investment firm has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked at least 20 people out of more than $3 million, money that they said he used to buy expensive jewelry for himself.

  • Report finds handful of charter schools on money watch list

    RALEIGH – Only about 4 percent of North Carolina’s more than 150 charter schools are on a financial watch list tracking taxpayer money going to the non-traditional public schools.

  • UNC event marks anniversary of deaths of 3 Muslim students

    WASHINGTON – Students and faculty at the UNC School of Dentistry have commemorated the lives of three college students who were shot to death in Chapel Hill last year.

  • Pastor’s widow: Daughters must live without ‘sense of fear’

    DURHAM – The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to “open up wounds again.”Jennifer Pinckney gave some of her most extensive public comments about how her family has coped since the death last June of the Rev.

Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party’s nomination.

  • But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.

  • Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St.

  • Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; U.S. wants it now

    MUNICH – Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.

  • Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.

  • Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters’ insistence on shaking up American politics.

Weaver's hot hand leads Battling Bishops to victory

D.J. Weaver wasn't feeling very confident in his shot for most of Sunday afternoon.

Burger King to add hot dogs to its menu

NEW YORK — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23.

Talented field makes it tough to make Grammy picks

NEW YORK – Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

  • YouTube rolls out original programs

    LOS ANGELES – Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.”

  • It’s good to know dinner already is in the can

    Mothers pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals.

  • Mental Health Court offers more than justice

    DECATUR, Ill. – The series of events that sent Jeff Lingle spiraling into depression began with the premature birth of his son in 2008.

  • Search reunites daughter, 82, with mother, 96

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • Sixth man ranks No. 1 with teammates, fans

    GREENSBORO, Pa. – The gymnasium was strangely quiet, no squeaking of tennis shoes, shouting from players or hollering from coaches.

Middlesex police chief charged with cyberstalking

A Lucama man obtained cyberstalking warrants against his wife, the administrative assistant for Middlesex, as well as the Nash County town’s police chief.

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