May 25, 2019

A bank teller has been charged with conspiring with a friend to rob a bank inside a Greenville Walmart on Sunday, according to a news release issued by the Greenville Police Department.

Officers responded to the robbery at the Woodforest Bank inside the Walmart at 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Police…

May 25, 2019

BARRON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him “locked up forever” for trying to steal her.

Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two…

Wisconsin Killings-Kidnapping

May 25, 2019

It was hard to believe on Friday that the mobile home on River Road in Vanceboro — with its freshly painted walls and shiny new floors — once was filled with waist-high hurricane flood waters.

Wading through these waters is the situation that homeowner Billy Creech found himself in on…


May 25, 2019

With temperatures expected in the uppers 90s to 100 between today and Thursday, health officials are urging people to drink water, take breaks and watch for symptoms of heat exhaustion.

Local doctors and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging people to take steps to…


May 25, 2019

An Orange County judge on Friday granted a 10-day restraining order the prevents Vidant Medical Center and Pitt County from implementing a new governing agreement at the hospital.

The University of North Carolina and East Carolina University requested the order on Monday after the Pitt County Board…


May 25, 2019

A newly constructed service road will be named for one of the families who live along it, following a unanimous vote by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners selected the name Pittman Farm Road for the service road off Forlines Road that was built in connection with the…

May 25, 2019

Local and state officials are urging safety this Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year.

“Know your travel route. Make sure there's no delays, leave early and give yourself plenty of time,” said Sgt. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

To make…

May 25, 2019

RALEIGH — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate is posted online for use by supportive outside groups.

The 10-…

North Carolina Disputed Election

May 25, 2019

WAYNESVILLE — A University of North Carolina-Charlotte student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded military honors.

Twenty-one-year-old Army ROTC cadet Riley Howell was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

The Charlotte…

May 25, 2019

“Nemo me impune lacessit.” (In English: “Nobody messes with me and gets away with it.”)

— motto of the Scottish Order of the Thistle.

Scottish history? Tradition has it that, a long time ago, an invading band of Norwegians took off their shoes to quietly sneak up on a…

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