Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

Edgecombe County celebrates, honors seniors

Older American Month was established in 1963 by our 35th president John F. Kennedy.

Man charged with punching co-worker during dispute

Authorities apprehended a Rocky Mount man suspected of punching one of his co-workers at work.

Park to highlight black strife put on hold

RALEIGH — Supporters of a park that would showcase the black experience in North Carolina are overhauling their efforts, including a possible name change and the addition of a monument that would be more uplifting than others about slavery and Jim Crow laws, as they try to determine why donors haven’t embraced the project.

SUMMER LEGENDS: Alston makes a career of service with Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Department

Rocky Mount has always been able to count on Carlton “Boo Boo” Alston for an assist.

  • Nash County All-Stars fall in Southeast Region title game

    Nash County’s road to the Babe Ruth World Series ended Saturday in the Southeast Regional final in Greenville.

  • Rams won't rush Gurley's rehab

    ST. LOUIS – Despite Todd Gurley being ahead of schedule in his return from injury, the St. Louis Rams aren’t counting on the first-round pick right away.

  • Babe Ruth All-Stars lose game, prepare for championship round

    In a game that mattered very little to both teams, Nash County struggled to find the necessary energy to capture the No. 1 seed in its pool.

  • Newton holds new views on life after accident

    SPARTANBURG – Cam Newton glances down at the faded yellow hospital bracelet on his left wrist, twirls it around with his fingers and contemplates how much his view of life has changed since an automobile accident last December.

  • Panthers optimistic about 2015 season

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Average mortgage rate drops to 3.98 percent

WASHINGTON – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.

  • Tarboro pushes economic development projects

    TARBORO – Additional employment, a new downtown project and a marketing strategy to help the retail sector are just a few of the economic development endeavors going on in Tarboro.

  • Economic rebound sets stage for Fed rate hike

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year.

  • Carryout Cabby brings food to your front door

    As a transplant from Maryland, Stephen Stansbury wanted to bring a concept to the Rocky Mount area that often is available in bigger metropolitan areas.

  • Strong sales lift home prices in May

    WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.

  • Local farm to expand home delivery service

    An Eastern North Carolina farm and restaurant with a customer base that includes the Twin Counties is in the process of expanding its business.

Funeral homes host weddings, other events

INDIANAPOLIS – Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil.

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  • Congress punts on transportation bill

    Unable once again to agree on a long-term transportation funding bill, Congress last week approved a short-term bill on the eve of its annual August recess.

  • Vouchers ruling raises troubling questions

    With last week’s N.C. Supreme Court ruling in favor of “opportunity scholarships,” North Carolina becomes a state full of educational diversity.

  • Sales tax proposal would help area

    For a long time, the sales tax distribution formula has favored big cities in North Carolina.

  • N.C. moves up to play a primary role

    There’s a certain amount of preening and prestige associated with presidential primaries – and for once, we’re not talking about just the candidates.

  • State takes on a monumental decision

    North Carolina lawmakers seem to spin a roulette wheel when it comes to deciding what local government officials can do and what they can’t.

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