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February 21, 2019

TARBORO — Ginger Crisp appears to have come full circle because her shop is now in a part of what was once a department store in downtown Tarboro.

Crisp in late January relocated her business, Ginger’s Boutique, into a ground-level section of the former W.S. Clark & Sons Inc. in the…


Doughnut shop marks milestone

February 20, 2019

Eva Clark vividly recalls the day that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opened for business more than 25 years ago at 969 North Wesleyan Blvd.

"It was just amazing," said Clark, who had just been hired as a cashier. "It was so busy. I mean, the cars were lined up down the highway just waiting to get a hot…


Distillers seek reform of state liquor laws

February 20, 2019

RALEIGH — The Distillers Association of North Carolina, calling the state’s system of controlling liquor “an 80-year-old regulatory scheme,” is urging lawmakers to reform and modernize the antiquated system.

Such moves, the association said in a statement, would be to the…


Revamped shooting range aims to expand

February 18, 2019

A Rocky Mount indoor shooting range is under new ownership — with a new name — and the new owner has plans to include space so patrons can engage in ax throwing.

Leon Peele, 52, has put out a temporary sign showing what had been Shooter’s is now Eastern North Carolina Indoor…