4-H show teaches life lessons to kids

The annual Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock Show & Sale began Tuesday, giving more than 150 children an opportunity to showcase the animals they have been working with since last fall.

  • Police in mourning followng officer's death

    TARBORO – Paying the ultimate sacrifice is a risk law enforcement officers take every time they don the uniform and badge.

  • Tarboro council amends residency requirements

    TARBORO – After engaging in some discussion and listening to comments from the public, the Town Council voted 6-2 Monday night to change the town’s residency requirements for department heads.

  • Officials say DOT driver crossed center line before fatal crash

    Officials said they believe an N.C. Department of Transportation driver crossed the center line Tuesday morning causing his vehicle to collide with a van being driven by an off-duty Tarboro police officer, who was killed in the crash.

  • Off-duty police officer dies in collision with DOT truck

    An off-duty Tarboro police officer died in a traffic accident Tuesday morning involving the vehicle he was driving and an N.C. Department of Transportation truck.

  • Chiropractic clinic moves to new location

    A fast-growing chiropractic clinic in Rocky Mount will have more room to expand and space to treat patients after moving to a new location that offers twice the space.

Stolen shoes lead to arrest of store owner on multiple charges

A local business owner who is a convicted felon on federal probation recently was arrested for gun- and drug-related charges.

N.C. Wesleyan student receives special education scholarship

Amanda Paige Pritchett, a senior education major at N.C. Wesleyan College, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Taunja Cox Scholarship.

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

  • McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday’s tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents — either by leaving more money in their wallets or providing them with new jobs.

  • USDA says N.C. health agency met food stamp deadline

    RALEIGH — The federal government says it’s satisfied that North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.

  • Charlotte man pleads to stealing from employer

    CHARLOTTE — Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte man who was controller and later chief financial officer of a Mint Hill business has admitted to stealing about $4 million from his employer.

  • New charges for Winston-Salem woman in hit-and-run

    WINSTON-SALEM — Additional charges have been filed against a Winston-Salem woman whose vehicle struck and dragged a man more than two miles.

  • Two die near finish line of Raleigh half marathon

    RALEIGH — Authorities say two runners have died near the finish line of a half marathon near Raleigh.

Republican U.S. Senate candidates hit the airwaves

RALEIGH — More Republican candidates in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate primary are getting on the airwaves with paid advertisements before in-person voting begins in less than two weeks.

  • Nash County Democrats host convention

    NASHVILLE – The energy was high Saturday morning at the Nash County Courthouse as the county’s democratic party gathered for the annual convention.

  • Judge sets two trials for lawsuit against Cooper

    DURHAM — With about two weeks to go before empaneling jurors, a judge ruled Thursday there would be two trials in a defamation lawsuit filed more than a decade ago against North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper by a former political rival.

  • Democrats blast legislature's policies

    A couple of Democratic state officials sounded off Thursday about their concerns related to a variety of legislative actions during a fundraiser for a local Democratic state lawmaker.

  • Deadline for voter registration nears

    Friday is the last day for people to register to vote in the May 6 primary elections or to change their political party affiliation for the primary elections.

  • Republicans hold most top spots in effectiveness rankings

    RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans expanding their majorities at the General Assembly in 2012 are now wielding even more influence, according to a biennial effectiveness survey released Tuesday by a nonpartisan research group.