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Tim Moore gets high marks for effectiveness
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:21:02 -0700

A ranking of North Carolina lawmakers for effectiveness by a public policy think tank has Kings Mountain lawmaker Tim Moore ranked near the top. Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 09:01 AM.

Monroe teen dies in Saturday morning wreck
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:57:06 -0700

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a Monroe teenager was killed in a crash on Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. 18-year-old Rachel Mangum was driving a 1997 Chrysler Sebring convertible on Wolf Pond

Sons of fallen officer find joy in new family addition
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:57:02 -0700

It's been exactly one month since Jason Crisp, a Forest Service officer, and his K-9 Maros were killed during a manhunt in Burke county. But after weeks of pain, the fallen officers family got a bit of joy Saturday.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:40:17 -0700

ANGELA JAMES New job title: Project coordinator Company: Rives E. Worrell Co. Duties: James is responsible for subcontractor and vendor contracts, invoice processing, vendor compliance and administrative office duties.

K-9 training center donates dog to family of fallen NC officer
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:03:12 -0700

MARION, N.C. — The North Carolina family of a U.S. Forest Service officer killed in the line of duty with...

Navy official identifies civilian who shot sailor at base; records show he is convicted felon
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:41:56 -0700

NORFOLK, Va. - The civilian truck driver who killed a sailor aboard a destroyer at the world's largest naval base was a convicted felon from Virginia, according to prison records and the Navy. The Navy identified the shooter Thursday as Jeffrey Tyrone Savage. Records show he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in North Carolina in a 2005 shooting and about a decade earlier he spent time in ...

Report: System ranks high
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:09:49 -0700

BEAUFORT — The Carteret County public school system ranks seventh in the state when it comes to education programs.

Schools Purple Up! To back more than 900 in district
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:10:27 -0700

BROAD CREEK — Broad Creek Middle School eighth-grader Chris Bartolomea has moved four times during his school career because his father is in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Foundation accepting applications for grants -
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:25:28 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Community Foundation has begun accepting online applications for its 2014 grants. The deadline to apply is May 6.

Conference cup leaders announced by NCHSAA
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:55:24 -0700

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-14 winter sports season.