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January 18, 2018

Edgecombe Community College will welcome The Barter Players back to Tarboro at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

The theater troupe, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., will perform an adaptation of Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild” as part of…


Locally filmed ghost story to screen next week

January 11, 2018

A short movie filmed at Rocky Mount Mills last year is set to be screened at the historic site next week.

“Learning Man,” about a ghost haunting the mill, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The free showing at the mill on Falls Road will serve as a fundraiser with a recommended $5…


NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’

January 04, 2018

NEW YORK — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the “Today” show’s first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.

Kotb, 53, will continue to co-host the…


Obama: Leaders must use care on social media

December 28, 2017

LONDON — Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.

Obama did not,…