Early voting underway: Party voting varies by county

More than 350 voters cast ballots in the five-county region Thursday, as early voting for the May 6 primary got underway across North Carolina.

  • Biz to sponsor free prom for high-schoolers

    As the single parent of three teenage daughters, no one has to tell Scott Collins how much a high school prom costs.

  • Ex-grant official charged with equipment theft

    CAMDEN — A former recreation grant manager for the Camden County Schools has been charged with stealing equipment purchased for the school district with federal grant funds.

  • Legislative panel: End Common Core in NC

    RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers sound ready to separate North Carolina from the nationally developed K-12 academic standards after complaints from parents, think tanks and other groups that Common Core requirements are controlling curriculum and classrooms.

  • Former Kenyan PM: Africa has come of age

    The former prime minister of the Republic of Kenya says despite the challenges his continent faces, he is optimistic about Africa’s future.

  • Bank robbery suspect charged in second robbery

    From staff reports A Virginia Beach woman charged with robbing a Camden bank last week is now apparently facing similar charges for the robbery of a bank in Roanoke Rapids.

The sport of fitness: Knapp in shape without athletics

Friday is last day to enter annual photo contest

Arts of the Albemarle Photo Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it’s also time for shooters to begin preparing submissions for the annual Photography Competition.

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