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April 28, 2016

N.C Wesleyan College will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday when nearly 250 graduates will receive their diplomas.

“Graduation is a bittersweet time for us. We are proud of our graduates and excited to see them step into exciting careers or enter graduate school. We...


United Way honors supporters

April 28, 2016

People from across the Twin Counties came Wednesday to be involved in a traditional event hosted by the United Way Tar River Region.

The local United Way held its ninth annual Community Champions’ Luncheon in the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College. Ginny Mohrbutter, executive...


Trainer takes boot camps outdoors

April 28, 2016

Sunny days and spring temperatures have a local personal trainer making use of the parks instead of confining his popular boot camps to the walls of a gym.

Jamaal Braswell offers several hour-long boot camps five-to-six days a week for $7 a piece where attendees combine calisthenics,...


Highway Patrol to target littering

April 27, 2016

Whether it is a food wrapper, a cigarette butt or something bigger, officials across the state are encouraging drivers to clean up their acts by throwing trash in the garbage, not out the window.

“Each day across the U.S. and North Carolina, thousands of cigarette butts, soda cans,...