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State briefs: N.C. judge suspended; officials decline comment


The Associated Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

GREENSBORO — State judicial officials say a North Carolina judge has been suspended with pay, although no official reason has been given.

Sharon Gladwell of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts said in an email that Chief Justice Cheri Beasley ordered a temporary suspension of Guilford District Court Judge Mark Cummings.

A document addressed to Chief District Court Judge Tom Jarrell ordered that Cummings be relieved of existing and future assignments, and that those assignments should go to other judges, effective March 1.

Neither Jarrell nor Gladwell would comment on the suspension.

Cummings confirmed last October that he was under investigation for multiple complaints, including allegations that he changed bonds set by two Superior Court judges and called a patrolman racist.

County restores services after ransomware attack

HILLSBOROUGH — Authorities in a North Carolina county say some, but not all, services have been restored after a ransomware virus led to a shutdown of its entire computer network.

Orange County officials said on Wednesday that staffers have disinfected 20 of the more than 120 infected computers.

Officials said aid from Person County helped the sheriff’s department’s patrol division function with little disruption, including one top-level priority, establishing access to a database that gives deputies access to criminal histories. Deputies could write reports, but they could not submit them over the county network.

Officials said they are aiming to re-establish Register of Deeds office services on Wednesday.

Officials do not believe any data was affected and they say early detection and rapid response meant the damage wasn’t as severe as originally anticipated.

Confederate monument is vandalized again

SALISBURY — A Confederate monument in a North Carolina city has been splashed with paint for the second time in seven months.

News outlets report the “Fame” monument was vandalized with yellow paint sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Salisbury city crews said they are not responsible for removing the paint, as the statue is on private property and owned by a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. When the statue depicting an angel cradling a soldier was vandalized in August, residents and a pressure washing company cleaned it.

The downtown site of the monument was designated in 1908 but no formal deed or transfer of ownership for the property exists.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy also owned the monument on private property that was recently removed in Winston-Salem.

FBI joins mass casualty training session

DURHAM — The FBI is joining with emergency personnel in a North Carolina county in a special training session for federal, state and local SWAT and EMS professionals.

A news release from the FBI says the three-day training, which began Tuesday, will focus on skills needed to respond to medical and mass casualty situations. It will involve realistic exercises including treating life-threatening injuries, extracting victims from buildings and wooded terrain, and loading victims for ground and air transport.

The training, which also involves Durham County Emergency Medical Services, is taking place at different locations in Durham.

Among the participants are the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Durham Police Department, Durham County Sheriff’s Office and FBI SWAT.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


May 25, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest Protestant denomination reported its twelfth year of declining membership in an annual report released Thursday.

The Southern Baptist Convention said it had 14.8 million members in 2018, down about 192,000 from the previous year. Baptisms also declined…

Southern Baptist Decline

May 24, 2019

Which genie do you like best — Robin Williams or Will Smith?

Both actors have played Aladdin’s djinn in a bottle. Well, a magic lamp actually.

Both versions are Disney movies, one an animated cartoon, and now the live action film. Disney has appropriated the middle-eastern folk…


May 24, 2019

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

A DOG’S JOURNEY — A reincarnated dog embarks on a lifelong quest to watch over its owner's young granddaughter. (1 hour, 48 minutes) Rated PG.

*ALADDIN — A street urchin teams up with a…

May 22, 2019

When I was young, one of my favorite side dishes was rice pilaf. It came in a slim box with a portion of rice and a sachet of spices, dehydrated chicken stock — and goodness knows what else — all set to prepare with water on the stovetop.

The results were salty, addictive and…

Homemade Rice Pilaf

May 22, 2019

Summer is almost here and that means many local restaurants and eateries will be featuring new products that pay homage to the hot summer months. They will not only cool us off with fun summer drinks and help us unwind, but help you enjoy a relaxing meal with fresh veggies, seafood and other summer…


May 22, 2019

Q: You write about eating more dark leafy greens. I don’t know what you mean. Don’t tell me to look it up on the web. I don’t use a computer. HF, Farmville

A: I of course, like all the nutrition experts, encourage you to eat more vegetables. The MIND diet, a science-based diet to…

Kolasa, Kathy

May 21, 2019

The Legacy Motown Revue is set to play the third Concert on the Common at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater on the Town Common, 105 E. First St.

The two-hour show is the among five free events offered by Inner Banks Media with cooperation from Greenville Recreation and…


May 19, 2019

“You have a purpose — you are somebody.”

That was the message guest at the 16th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from keynote speaker Willis Bernard, co-pastor of About My Father’s Business Ministries. More than 100 people attended the event, organizers said.



May 19, 2019


Patty's Place is a small downtown restaurant that serves lunch from 11 to 4. The place is busy, but quick, clean and pleasant. Patty cooks everything herself, the menu is short and the regular customers love it.

Her specialty is a large wedge of crustless green-chile quiche with a side salad…


May 19, 2019


Elizabeth City native De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s debut novel, “In West Mills” might be the blackest novel set in North Carolina this year, maybe ever.

This book is all about African Americans living and struggling in eastern North Carolina from about 1940 to 1987.…

In West Mills
212 stories in Look. Viewing 1 through 10.
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