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NC elementary student sent home from school for having pink hair
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:39:33 -0700

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina second grader was sent home from school after coloring her hair pink – a violation of school policy. WBTV reported that Mull Elementary school second grader Ava Anderson and her grandmother both sprayed their hair pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. Burke County Schools has a policy […]

Phantom Ball seeking donations
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:18:58 -0800

LUMBERTON — You’re not invited to the Robeson County Community Foundation’s fifth annual Phantom Ball. But don’t feel bad — no one is. And the lack of an invitation certainly isn’t stopping you from donating to the effort.

Second violent robbery suspect found in mother's hamper
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:56:09 -0700

Tarrik Patterson and Roger Harper are charged with kidnapping and armed robbery after a convenience store in Burke county was violently robbed three weeks ago.

Hot races, high stakes on big night for GOP
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:52:20 -0800

Republicans rolled up the string of victories they needed Tuesday night to seize control the Senate, the biggest prize in the midterm elections. North Carolina put them over the top.

Alleged stabbing victim didn’t want to press charges
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:12:30 -0700

The alleged victim in a Monday afternoon stabbing said he didn’t want to press charges.

Election Day 2014
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:00:31 -0800

Republicans need to net six seats to retake control of the Senate from Democrats

Hard-line US cardinal loses another Vatican job
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:09:55 -0800

American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who championed campaigns to deny Communion to Catholic politicians who support legalized abortion, was removed by Pope Francis from another top Vatican post on Saturday.

Hot races, big stakes on midterm election ballot
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:34:27 -0800

By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Republicans rolled up a string of victories Tuesday night in their bid for control of the Senate, the biggest prize at stake in the midterm elections.

Timeline: The Charleston County School District's decade of Nancy McGinley
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:18:02 -0700

Nancy McGinley was the superintendent of the Charleston County School District for seven years, making her the district's longest-serving superintendent. Here's a look at her time with the district.

Woman arrested after stabbing: Alleged victim said he didn't want to press charges
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:51:37 -0700

Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 05:29 PM. The alleged victim in a Monday afternoon stabbing said he didn't want to press charges. But authorities arrested Ma’rhonda Rena Hopper, 20, of 1442 Burke Road, anyway.