Thousands cast early ballots in Twin Counties

Voters in general – and Democrats in particular – have thronged to polls to cast ballots in the first seven days of the state’s early voting period.

Police probe motive behind courthouse shooting

Authorities said they are working to determine if a Tuesday morning plea deal evolved into a shooting at the Nash County Courthouse that sent two to the hospital and two behind bars.

N.C. Wesleyan honors scholarship recipients, donors

N.C. Secretary of Revenue Lyons Gray addressed 77 N.C. Wesleyan College scholarship recipients and some two dozen scholarship donors as well as college officials at Wesleyan’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 8 in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center.

  • Rocky Mount Garden Club begins new activities of season

    The Rocky Mount Garden Club is off to a fun-filled and educational year.

  • Speaker touts Boys & Girls Clubs to Kiwanis

    Members of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount were captivated by Ron Greene, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, who began telling them about the best way to make a fried egg sandwich.

  • ECC golf tourney raises $21,000

    The Edgecombe Community College Foundation’s 29th annual Golf Tournament raised more than $21,000 for student scholarships.

  • Golf classic boosts NCC scholarships

    The 25th annual Nash Community College Foundation Student Scholarship Golf Classic held Oct. 2 at Benvenue Country Club raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships.

  • Show draws local talent, big names

    “Video Live” is a nearly 11-year-old show broadcast live at 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday night from the studio of WHIG-TV inside the Power Plant.

McCrory assessing Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he’s weighing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may reconsider their opposition to extending the social program.

  • In-person early voting reaching toward 700,000

    RALEIGH — Even with one less week of balloting this election, in-person voting continues to outpace levels from the last midterm election in North Carolina and has Democrats guardedly optimistic for results from U.S. Senate down to the legislature and local races.

  • Poll keeps Hagan with slight lead for U.S. Senate

    ELON — Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll.

  • Man admits role in trying to help terrorists

    GREENSBORO — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

  • Charges dropped against UNC-Greensboro workers

    GREENSBORO — Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against three former University of North Carolina-Greensboro employees who had been accused of falsifying time sheets.

  • Romney rallying with Tillis in U.S. Senate campaign

    RALEIGH — Mitt Romney told a partisan crowd on Wednesday that electing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis would represent a rejection of President Barack Obama’s policies.

Thousands cast early ballots in Twin Counties

Voters in general – and Democrats in particular – have thronged to polls to cast ballots in the first seven days of the state’s early voting period.