Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.

  • Man dressed as Spider-Man arrested after scuffle with cops in Times Square

    NEW YORK - Spider-Man punched a police officer in the face over the weekend in Times Square while resisting arrest, the police said, the latest episode of children-friendly characters displaying R-rated behavior in front of stunned tourists in the heart of Manhattan.

  • Farm owner looks for super food in camels, bison

    ASHEVILLE – Dr. Frank King is looking for the next super food on his farm north of Asheville.

  • Three children killed in carjacking crash

    PHILADELPHIA – Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    PHOENIX — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, said he’s happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

  • Naked thieves steal 60 hamburgers from restaurant

    Police released a surveillance video of three college-aged men — two naked and one in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc’s Beach House, a restaurant in southwest Florida.

Local Deltas attend regional conference

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority representing 158 chapters from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Bermuda painted Raleigh “red” July 10-13 during the 26th South Atlantic Regional Conference.

  • Camp PUSH promotes science, technology

    Twenty-five middle and high school students from Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton and Wilson counties took a field trip to East Carolina University as part of a weeklong math and science camp.

  • EMT students graduate from NCC

    Nash Community College recently recognized 22 Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Intermediate program graduates.

  • Macclesfield couple wins national tree farmer award

    Judy and Dwight Batts of Macclesfield have been named 2014 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year by the American Tree Farm System, a program of the American Forest Foundation.

  • Lions Club to host fundraising golf tourney

    The Rocky Mount Evening and Luncheon Lions Clubs will sponsor the 14th annual Rocky Mount Lions Club Golf Tournament on Aug. 12 at Birchwood Country Club.

  • Duke Energy grant to boost NCC Electric Line Construction Academy

    Nash Community College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation to fund an enhancement project to ensure NCC’s Electric Line Construction Academy students receive classroom and field instruction.

Sharpsburg woman charged in teen's prostitution

A suspected madam was arrested by Nash County deputies recently in connection with the prostitution of a runaway teen.

Three people killed, deputies wounded in shootout

FAYETTEVILLE — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law’s house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday.

Northern Nash graduate Deloach returning to Italy for his fifth pro season

Now that he is entering his fifth season of overseas basketball, Rocky Mount native Moe Deloach is accustomed to having multiple offers for his services.

Judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

NEW YORK — A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty Wednesday against Charlotte-based Bank of America for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

  • Reynolds American profit surges in second quarter

    RICHMOND, Va. — Reynolds American Inc. said Tuesday that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter as higher cigarette and smokeless tobacco prices helped to offset a decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.

  • Duke deal could spur development

    The potential agreement between Duke Energy Progress and the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency could spur economic development in the area, local officials said.

  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

  • Contracts to buy homes slip in June

    WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

  • Single-product business proves risky

    NEW YORK – Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.

Performer opens new chapter in career

When Meredith Davis walks out onto the stage Saturday at the Nash County Arts Council, it will be the first time as the headliner, a big step in any musician’s career.

  • Veteran directors won't say cut

    Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. “I always thought: ‘He could be making a film right now.

  • Summer favorites relieve season’s heat

    Now that summer is at its hottest, fresh, juicy melons make a tasty addition to meals or can be enjoyed as a refreshing small snack.

  • Ingenuity fuels Gaza hospital’s work

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –
In the heart of Gaza City, as its residents again find themselves under fire from Israeli forces, the wounded and their wailing families stream without end into Shifa Hospital.

  • Athletes train carefully in hot weather

    If there is one truth all of the residents of North Carolina can agree upon, it is that the weather gets really hot here during the summer.

  • Volunteer earns a place in the sun

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. – It takes only a couple of minutes twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community almost every day since President Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

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  • Power plants sale to give boon to area

    Rocky Mount residents ought to be breathing a collective sigh of relief after news broke earlier this week of a deal between Duke Energy and the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

  • Give the gift of life through blood donation

    There’s no better time than the present to roll up your sleeve and give a potentially life-saving blood donation.

  • N.C. Senate takes wrong step with Medicaid

    The N.C. Senate last week inexplicably approved a Medicaid reform plan that is all but dead on arrival in the N.C. House and opposed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

  • Website can help voters in judicial races

    Making an informed decision on judicial candidates often poses one of the tougher ballot dilemmas for North Carolina voters.

  • Audit underscores a financial mess

    Whatever good news there is to be found among the serious allegations put forth in a 63-page N.C. State Auditor’s report on spending and accountability by some Tarboro officials – past and present – begins on page 29.