- Deadline looms to apply for Golden LEAF scholarships
The deadline to apply for a Golden LEAF scholarship is TuesdayA total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients for the 2016-17 academic year.
- New principals to take helms of two Edgecombe County schools
The Edgecombe County Board of Education recently approved two new principals for Edgecombe County Public Schools.
- Edgecombe schools to dismiss classes early
Edgecombe County Public Schools will close four hours early Wednesday because of potential inclement weather.
- N.C. Wesleyan students participate in Ethics Bowl
Four N.C. Wesleyan College students took part in the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities’ fifth annual Ethics Bowl held Feb. 5-6 at Meredith College in Raleigh.
- Fundraising tourney to promote organ donations
Lindy Pittman, chairwoman of the Pitt Annual Duck, Dodge, Donate Dodgeball Tournament, has announced that this year’s event will be held March 19 at Rocky Mount Academy.
WAVERLY, Va. — A powerful storm system swept across the East Coast on Wednesday, killing three people in Virginia and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the region.
- What happens now that North Carolina’s got two primaries?
RALEIGH — A ruling by federal judges on North Carolina’s congressional districts this month has turned the primary election on its head.
- McCrory promotes local grants taken credit for by speaker
RALEIGH, — Gov. Pat McCrory is taking credit for municipal revitalization grants in the North Carolina state budget he signed in September, even though the House speaker said previously he originated the idea.
- Firefighters in Charlotte, Greensboro hit by car break-ins
CHARLOTTE — Authorities in Charlotte and Greensboro say firefighters in their cities have been the targets of car break-ins during the last several weeks.
- Man arrested in High Point shooting death
HIGH POINT — Police have arrested a man in the shooting death of another man at a town house in High Point.
- Voters want judges to review new congressional districts
RALEIGH — Voters who have been successful thus far in their efforts to strike down North Carolina congressional districts asked federal judges Monday to scrutinize a new map approved by Republican legislators, suggesting those boundaries should be thrown out, too.
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.
- Obama’s sacrificial lamb: High-court pick to face long odds
WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top legal mind with Supreme Court aspirations, to serve as a national political football.
- Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism
BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syria conflict, including President Bashar Assad, ahead of a U.S.-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition voiced concerns that the truce due to begin later this week will only benefit the Syrian government.
- Polygamous sect expected to survive food stamp fraud charges
SALT LAKE CITY — The takedown of top leaders in a secretive polygamous group on the Utah-Arizona border in a food stamp fraud case is a major blow that will hurt in the short term.
- Court records: Apple’s help sought in another iPhone case
CHICAGO — A federal magistrate in Chicago last November ordered Apple to help federal prosecutors access data on an iPhone in a personal bankruptcy and passport fraud case, one of more than a dozen cases around the country similar to the legal battle over the telephone of one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
- Neighbors say Kalamazoo suspect showed no signs of violence
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Jason Dalton lived with his wife and two kids in a small ranch-style house in a rural area of Michigan and shuttled people around the Kalamazoo area for the ride-sharing service Uber.
To say Nigel Thomas is obsessive about his work might be an understatement.
- Tar Heels stay on track with win against Wolfpack
RALEIGH – The easy narrative, one week to the day after North Carolina’s last-minute loss in Chapel Hill to Duke, is to say that the post-Duke bounceback for the Tar Heels is gaining steam.
- STORYLINES: Five teams remain after wild first round
Everyone is still trying to catch their breath after an exciting first round on Tuesday.
- Rocky Mount High girls advance with ease; boys fall in final minute
In one sense, this year's Rocky Mount High team was relieved to not become the first Mike Gainey-coached group to miss the state playoffs, and that was evident by the way the Gryphons started Tuesday's game in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs, falling behind 12-2 in the opening minutes.
- Nash Central boys' season ends at Southern Lee
SANFORD – Sudden streaks of hot shooting are nothing new to Southern Lee this basketball season.
- Hot start leads Northern Nash past Swansboro
Jahlia Williams has an interesting philosophy on when Northern Nash is successful.
NEW YORK — The stock market reversed steep declines and ended slightly higher on Wednesday, thanks in part to a pickup in the price of crude oil.
- Sales, prices rise in housing market
WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. So the outlook for the housing market is golden, right?Not entirely.
- Organizers extend deadline for Shark Tank entries
Aspiring entrepreneurs and startup business owners have a little more time to enter an upcoming entrepreneurial competition.
- U.S. economy growing but faces global headwinds
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has just completed the best two years of job growth since the 1990s, wages are on the rise and consumers are more confident about the economy than they’ve been in more than a decade.
- Hustle pays off for indie retailers
NEW YORK – When people line up at a coffee shop for their morning brew or crowd a bookstore to meet a famous author, don’t assume they’re patronizing a national chain.
- Consumer prices show signs of acceleration
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January, as the rising costs of housing and health care were largely offset by cheaper oil.