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Down economy helped entrepreneur reinvent herself

November 17, 2017

Crystal Jackson vividly remembers the unstable economy.

Jackson lost her full-time job in March 2016. She worked in direct sales for 10 years, selling women’s accessories for a company called Miche Handbags before it went out of business.

Ironically, Jackson said, she became unemployed…


Collision with log truck sends four to hospital

November 16, 2017

A young couple, their two-year-old child, and a log truck driver were taken to the hospital after a wreck on the highway, but authorities said everyone was expected to make a full recovery.

The collision between an SUV and a log truck blocked N.C. 58 for more than three hours Wednesday. Logs…


Nash Health Care recruits nurses through scholarships

November 16, 2017

Nash UNC Health Care held its first Nurse Scholars Program Signing Day Event on Wednesday to welcome future nurses to the fold.

The Nurse Scholars Program is the result of a partnership between the hospital and Nash Community College. The goal of this year’s partnership is to offer up to 15…


Author encourages students to read and write

November 15, 2017

As part of Braswell Memorial Library’s fall author series, storyteller, children’s author and media personality Willa Brigham visited students at three schools Tuesday before heading to the library for the final performance of the day.

Brigham, who released her children’s…