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July 24, 2016 - 56 minutes ago

Nothing was scripted about Saturday’s community forum led by members of local law enforcement. 

When Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone reflected on current events, he told the crowd of 70 to 80 residents at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium that he was speaking from his heart.…


Waterfowl park to mark milestone

July 24, 2016 - 56 minutes ago

SCOTLAND NECK — The world’s largest waterfowl park is right in the Twin Counties’ backyard.

Nestled in the woods just off U.S. 258 in Scotland Neck, 30 miles from Tarboro and about 40 miles from Rocky Mount, Sylvan Heights Bird Park is home to more than 2,000 birds of every…


Police seek restaurant patron who passed counterfeit bill

July 24, 2016 - 56 minutes ago

Police are looking for a suspect who enjoyed a stack of pancakes at IHOP then paid with a fake $100 bill.

The suspect — described as a black man with long dredlocks pulled into a ponytail — is accused of slipping a counterfeit bill to a cashier Wednesday at the restaurant…


North East Prep students attend national Jr. Beta Convention

July 24, 2016 - 56 minutes ago

This summer, four North East Carolina Preparatory School students attended the National Jr. Beta Club convention — a first for any of the school’s club members.

The convention, held in New Orleans, La., hosted approximately 14,000 students and sponsors from across the nation and…