Shark attack reported in Ocracoke. (Photo courtesy: Jason Greer)
1 month ago
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NC shark attack victim returns home to Massachusetts

A former editor of the Boston Herald has returned home after being attacked by a shark off Ocracoke, North Carolina, earlier this month.
Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel
11 months ago
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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off.
Drug companies announce NC expansions, new jobs
11 months ago
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Drug companies announce NC expansions, new jobs

Two pharmaceutical companies already in North Carolina say adding several hundred jobs in the state through the rest of the decade. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday a business unit of DPx Holdings will create 488 more jobs at its Greenville location by the end of 2019 as part of a $159 million capital investment. The subsidiary is called Patheon and provides contract development and manufacturing assistance to the pharmaceutical industry.
Greenville police say dog shot over parking space
1 year ago
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon.
Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte
1 year ago
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states.
1 NC city, 2 in SC among tops for unmarried moms
2 years ago
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1 NC city, 2 in SC among tops for unmarried moms

A new US Census report finds that a North Carolina city is No. 2 in the country for its percentage of recent unmarried mothers, and two South Carolina cities are in the Top 10.
Trial starts in killing of NC school board member
3 years ago
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Trial starts in killing of NC school board member

Jury selection will begin in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a member of the North Carolina state Board of Education.
Group to discuss plans to help Greenville workers
4 years ago
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Group to discuss plans to help Greenville workers

A coalition that supports Greenville public works employees about their working conditions will discuss its plans to help the workers.
East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser
4 years ago
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East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser

East Carolina University won't say why it fired the student newspaper's adviser, but is asking people to trust that it's not related to the paper's decision to print full-frontal photos of a streaker at a football game.
Raleigh man to be sentenced on gun export charges
4 years ago
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Raleigh man to be sentenced on gun export charges

A former U.S. Marine who smuggled dozens of pistols into the United Kingdom is scheduled to be sentenced in a federal court in Greenville.