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.

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.

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.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a “stab in the back” and warned of “significant consequences.”

  • Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest

    MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn’t seem right.

  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

    PARIS — The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital’s business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • Brussels on high alert as police hunt Paris attack fugitive

    BRUSSELS — Brussels will remain on the highest alert level and maintain security measures that have severely disrupted normal life in the city until at least Monday as it faces an “imminent” threat of attack, Belgium’s prime minister said Monday, urging his population to remain calm.

  • Police investigate New Orleans shooting that left 16 wounded

    NEW ORLEANS — Police have been trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a crowded New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded and the mayor is calling on witnesses to come forward.

N.C. Wesleyan has talent for a better season

Nailing down N.C. Wesleyan’s status as a USA South Conference contender is not easily accomplished in late November, and that’s OK with Bishops coach John Thompson.

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.

Meringue blankets pumpkin pie’s surprising taste

This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive.Until you cut into it, it looks like your classic lemon meringue pie, piled high with billows of whipped and toasted egg whites.

  • Sweet potatoes take a savory turn

    What with fall being well under way, we feel it’s time to set aside our bags of marshmallows.

  • Medicare drug costs to spike

    WASHINGTON – ‚Ä®With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare’s popular prescription drug program.

  • Planning brings extra cheer to holiday parties

    Spreading cheer among family and friends by hosting a holiday party can leave the hostess feeling like a grinch if it causes a drain on her wallet.

  • Big plans made for Lady Liberty museum

    NEW YORK – A full-scale copper replica of Lady Liberty’s face is the first thing that greets visitors to the museum in the base of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Convent stays on task for 137 years

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire – any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.

Domestic dispute leads to pot, cocaine busts

TARBORO – An investigation into a domestic dispute landed a woman in hot water for narcotics charges.The incident was reported around 4 a.m.

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  • Crime lab makes progress on turnaround

    The problems plaguing the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab have been well documented by newspapers in recent years.

  • Fuel is cheaper, but traffic is heavier

    The good news about traveling this holiday weekend is that the price of gasoline is about 70 cents less per gallon than it was a year ago, and drivers won’t have to negotiate as much road construction.

  • Don’t forget less fortunate over holidays

    This week, Thanksgiving will mark the official start of the holiday season.

  • Conference shakeup would hit wallet

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association realignment process was not kind to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

  • There’s little hope for a more open state

    Recent headlines about the University of North Carolina Board of Governors have pulled back a curtain on closed meetings, a reluctance to release information to the public and other alarming trends.