Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would clear the way for Duke Energy Progress to buy back power plant ownership shares from 32 Eastern North Carolina towns. The deal would result in rate cuts up to 15 percent in the affected towns, a lawmaker predicts.
Between workout sessions three times a week, monthly visits with a dietician and exercise-based “homework” assignments, the Healthy Kids program in Smithfield is trying to counter trends in childhood obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol.
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The upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville highlights the role the Triangle played at the end of the Civil War. Other major local sesquicentennial anniversaries include the occupation of Raleigh and the surrender of Confederate forces at Bennett Place that effectively ended the war.
The estate of Luther Burton Jr., a bouncer who died days after intervening in a 2013 fight at the Hookah House in Smithfield, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the Town of Smithfield and the man accused of attacking him.
Guy “Bubba” Williams was announced as the new head coach at Johnston County’s largest high school this week. He leaves an Eastern Wayne program that has played in the Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference with 4A powers New Bern (the 2014 state 4A champion) and Greenville Rose.
Henry, a senior at Texas A&M University and a West Johnston High School graduate, won the NCAA Division I 400-yard individual medley national championship Friday at the Greensboro Aquatics Center, taking control of the race during the third discipline of the event: the breaststroke. She posted a time of 4 minutes, 2.47 seconds to win her first national championship, holding off a bevy of challengers in the final 100 yards of freestyle work.