Group helps those in need on holiday

Residents and organizations throughout the Twin Counties are showing their gratitude this holiday season by giving back to the community.

  • Former Rocky Mount officer fondly remembered

    Katie Pope Hunter didn’t set out to break boundaries in 1974.

  • Local shops set sights on big bucks

    In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which is a day smaller shops hope customers spend big bucks.

  • Nash-Rocky Mount hosts district event

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Career and Technical Education program hosted approximately 750 students and advisers from North Carolina District 3 of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America on Tuesday on the campus of Nash Community College.

  • Local students provide Thanksgiving meals

    Students in two local schools are giving thanks this season by sharing what they have with others.

  • Library woes vex officials in Whitakers

    The Whitakers Public Library has been closed for awhile and the question is whether it will open again anytime soon.

Thieves steal TVs from hotel rooms

Rocky Mount police are investigating the theft of televisions from several local hotel rooms.

Church donates pillows to hospital

Younger patients at Nash UNC Health Care can sleep a little easier thanks to a donation of pillows with patterns the children can design themselves.

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

RALEIGH — State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state’s broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition

MOSCOW (AP) — French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

  • Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

    CHICAGO — A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives’ homes and foster care from the time he was 3.

  • Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president saying on a defiant note that his military is ready to do the same if another air intrusion happens.

  • Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping “the turkey didn’t turn out too dry.”Even if the White House’s thyme-roasted bird didn’t turn out to be the moistest, the first family’s menu boasted more than enough other choices to fill the stomach.

  • Pope says ‘catastrophic’ if interests derail climate talks

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of crucial climate change talks in Paris.

  • At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to keep protesting

    MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people filled a north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of ongoing protests, as charges were pending against four men suspected in a melee that left five protesters with gunshot wounds.

Trump rivals decry his call for registering U.S. Muslims

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential rivals rushed Friday to condemn Donald Trump’s support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States, drawing a sharp distinction with the Republican front-runner on a proposal also deemed unconstitutional by legal experts.

  • Sanders says ‘Democratic socialism’ means security, freedom

    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that economic security is essential to Americans achieving true freedom, a central tenet in his political philosophy of “democratic socialism.”The Vermont senator said the idea has roots in the legacies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr.

  • N.C. GOP pays tribute to Jack Laughery

    A local businessman has been honored with a posthumous award for his contributions to the N.C. Republican Party.

  • Democrat has a shot to be governor in conservative Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — What was expected to be an easy romp into the Louisiana governor’s mansion for Republican U.S. Sen.

  • Clinton campaign defends Democrat’s ties to Wall Street

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her long-running ties to the nation’s finance industry on Monday, bringing out allies to argue that she would take a tough approach to regulating the industry despite receiving tens of millions in both personal and campaign cash from Wall Street in her career.

  • State trooper to run for Nash board

    A challenger for the District 3 seat on the Nash County Board of Commissioners is tossing his hat into the ring early while the longtime incumbent isn’t sure whether he will run again.