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November 18, 2017 - 30 minutes ago

Tarboro and the surrounding region are being served by two new Vidant physicians and a nurse practitioner, bringing additional expertise in women’s care, internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Lisa M. Guyton has joined Vidant Women’s Care, offering obstetrics and gynecology. She…


Down economy helped entrepreneur reinvent herself

November 17, 2017

Crystal Jackson vividly remembers the unstable economy.

Jackson lost her full-time job in March 2016. She worked in direct sales for 10 years, selling women’s accessories for a company called Miche Handbags before it went out of business.

Ironically, Jackson said, she became unemployed…


Whitakers teen charged with rape of preschooler

November 17, 2017

A 16-year-old Whitakers male has been arrested and charged with the rape of a five-year-old girl.

Ricky C. Shadding III, 16, of Etheridge Farm Road was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with first degree statutory rape of a child under the age of 13 and first degree sex offense of a child under 13.…


Collision with log truck sends four to hospital

November 16, 2017

A young couple, their two-year-old child, and a log truck driver were taken to the hospital after a wreck on the highway, but authorities said everyone was expected to make a full recovery.

The collision between an SUV and a log truck blocked N.C. 58 for more than three hours Wednesday. Logs…