Bark for Life event to help combat cancer

With the first flurry of activity devoted to registration, socialization and sniffing, it is obvious the Bark For Life event Saturday won’t be like most events held around the Twin Counties.

Police nab burglary suspect

A residential burglar alarm stopped a convicted thief in his tracks Tuesday morning.

Leadership Twin Counties raises funds for Wesleyan scholarships

Three new $5,000 scholarships at N.C. Wesleyan College have been created by Leadership Twin Counties, a nine-month leadership development program of the Rocky Mount Area and Tarboro-Edgecombe chambers of commerce.

Paul visits state to campaign for Tillis

RALEIGH – U.S. Senator Rand Paul campaigned Wednesday for N.C. House speaker Thom Tillis, even though Paul had endorsed a tea party favorite whom Tillis defeated in the spring’s rough-and-tumble Republican U.S. Senate primary.

  • UNC-Greensboro employees fired

    GREENSBORO – Three University of North Carolina-Greensboro employees have been fired after they were accused of filing false time sheets.

  • Samaritan's Purse providing Ebola relief supplies

    CHARLOTTE  — A Christian relief organization on Wednesday sent about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Court blocks part of new voting law

    RALEIGH — Parts of North Carolina’s new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month’s elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.

  • Mother of missing teen pleads guilty to fraud

    GREENSBORO — The mother of a missing adopted teenager has pleaded guilty in federal court in Greensboro to 16 fraud charges.

  • Man indicted on murder charge

    A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge.

Paul visits state to campaign for Tillis

RALEIGH – U.S. Senator Rand Paul campaigned Wednesday for N.C. House speaker Thom Tillis, even though Paul had endorsed a tea party favorite whom Tillis defeated in the spring’s rough-and-tumble Republican U.S. Senate primary.

  • Tillis puts focus on foreign policy in new campaign ad

    RALEIGH – U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis began running a statewide TV ad on Monday designed to shift emphasis in his race against incumbent Kay Hagan to foreign policy by accusing her of being inattentive to the threat posed by Islamic State militants.

  • Lindsey Graham stumps for Senate hopeful Tillis

    CHARLOTTE — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina campaigned Friday in North Carolina for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Tillis, and the two focused on President Barack Obama’s military actions against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Teamsters endorse Cooper for governor

    RALEIGH — The next election for North Carolina governor is 26 months away, but already the state’s local Teamsters union has thrown its support to Attorney General Roy Cooper for the job.

  • Hunt campaigns for Democratic ticket

    RALEIGH – Jim Hunt hasn’t campaigned for himself in 18 years, but North Carolina’s favorite Democrat is revving up the party faithful again while he stumps for legislative candidates and repeats his longtime clarion call to support the public schools.

  • Jeb Bush campaigns for Tillis in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hit the midterm election campaign trail in politically important North Carolina Wednesday, stumping for state House Speaker Thom Tillis and becoming the latest possible presidential contender to get behind the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.