Health officials say Pitt County child dies from flu

GREENVILLE (AP) — State and local health officials say a Pitt County child has died from the flu, and that an existing health condition might ha...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bill for Fayetteville fried chicken festival filed

RALEIGH (AP) — First came the bill about Fayetteville’s fried chicken festival. But will the festival itself follow?The Fayetteville Obser...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to Charlotte airport

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airpo...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Crime report

Break in LAURINBURG – Applied Polymetrics of Mount Airy reported to police on Tuesday that someone broke into a utility trailer that was parked a...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Scotland school board to provide teachers laptops

Scotland school board to provide teachers laptops

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education approved the initial phase of a project to supply teachers and students with computers.The b...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Health officials: Flu cases on the rise in Scotland

Health officials: Flu cases on the rise in Scotland

LAURINBURG — Flu-related illnesses are on the rise in Scotland County, according to officials with Scotland Memorial Hospital who have seen a su...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Laurel Hill storage buildings gutted in fire

Laurel Hill storage buildings gutted in fire

LAUREL HILL –An early morning fire gutted two storage buildings off Rockingham Road on Wednesday.The owners lost a lot of personal items, but no...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Laurel Hill woman charged in wreck

Laurel Hill woman charged in wreck

LAURINBURG – A Laurel Hill woman has been charged in connection with a traffic accident that occurred on U.S. 74 at the Turnpike Road overpass W...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Laurinburg storyteller to weave tales at Leath Memorial Library

Laurinburg storyteller to weave tales at Leath Memorial Library

ROCKINGHAM — For Laurinburg native Tyris Jones, storytelling is “almost like a lost art form.”“Recently, it’s been reviv...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Jones County voters sue, allege discrimination

RALEIGH — A national civil rights organization sued Monday on behalf of black voters in a rural North Carolina county, alleging how local offici...

February 15th, 2017 |