Nonprofit group aims to bolster girls’ self-esteem

The nonprofit organization Trifecta III is sponsoring its first “Tea with Trifecta III” event geared for carefully pre-selected young ladies in grades three through six at 2 p.m.

Korean War soldier’s remains coming home decades after death

MORRISVILLE — A Korean War soldier is headed for burial at home 65 years after he died.Multiple media organizations reported that the body of Army Cpl.

  • Report: Lake no cleaner after year 1 of disputed experiment

    RALEIGH — An experiment that prompted lawmakers to delay for years the promised but costly cleanup of a key water supply for about 300,000 people in the Raleigh-Durham region has produced no tangible results, a state report said.

  • Brevard High School students face sanction for incidents

    BREVARD — A series of racial incidents on and off campus has left three Brevard High School students suspended, two facing criminal charges, and two men arrested, authorities in Transylvania County say.

  • Investigators: Jewelry heist suspects could be part of ring

    ASHVEVILLE — A group of Detroit-area men who were charged in a jewelry store robbery in North Carolina could be linked to a string of store thefts throughout the eastern U.S., federal authorities said.

  • 2 arrested for hole-in-the-wall break-ins in Pitt County

    GREENVILLE — Authorities say two Greenville brothers have been arrested in connection with a series of hole-in-the-wall break-ins that occurred at businesses across Pitt County over the last four years.

  • Republicans at General Assembly set aside $8M for litigation

    RALEIGH — Faced with new and protracted lawsuits and keeping reservations about the Democratic attorney general, North Carolina Republican legislators have set aside $8 million to keep defending laws they’ve passed.

At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to keep protesting

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people filled a north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of ongoing protests, as charges were pending against four men suspected in a melee that left five protesters with gunshot wounds.

  • Obama grants reprieve to turkeys ‘Honest’ and ‘Abe’

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

  • Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip.

  • Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place

    BRUSSELS — When Annelaure Leger dropped off her two children at school on Wednesday, it was like nearly every other day — except for the machine gun-toting policeman.

  • Growth — but not expansion — in US Internet gambling market

    ATLANTIC CITY — Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris.

Hornets agree extension with Clifford

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Hornets have entrusted their short-term future to coach Steve Clifford.

Renovated shopping center adds new tenant

The ongoing revitalization of the Edgecombe Park Shopping Center is continuing with a Pizza Hut take-out restaurant opening up last week in the center at 1111 N. Fairview Road.

  • High tech means higher sales online

    NEW YORK – An independent retailer may not look like the cutting edge of technology, but these small businesses increasingly turn to apps and sophisticated software to connect with customers.

  • Local retailers gear up for Black Friday

    The day after Thanksgiving routinely is known as the busiest shopping day of the year, when scores of patrons camp out for hours in front of big box stores to take advantage of discounted prices on items.

  • Stock market closes out best week of year

    NEW YORK — The stock market closed out its best week of the year Friday as big gains by retailers and technology companies pushed major indexes upward.

  • New cell site aims to increase coverage

    Local customers of U.S. Cellular can now take advantage of better wireless service from the telecommunications company.

  • Economic summit explores business recruitment efforts

    WILSON – A packed room that included several business and city leaders from the Twin Counties gathered Wednesday morning at the Wilson Country Club to hear the economic development outlook for Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson and Johnston counties.

Actor with Tarboro roots lands horror film part

Jayson Duckett is living out his passion and rising above past challenges by pursuing his love of acting and art.Duckett, 36, grew up in Tarboro and was the center of attention.

Thieves steal TVs from hotel rooms

Rocky Mount police are investigating the theft of televisions from several local hotel rooms.

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