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WestRock union leader says the paper company has begun to lock employees out; labor stoppage underway

COTTONTON, Ala. (WRBL) — An anticipated work stoppage at an East Alabama paper mill is underway, a union leader tells WRBL Thursday morning. Workers were gathering outside the Westrock mill on Alabama Highway 165 before 8 a.m. Russell County Sheriff’s deputies and private security were also on hand. “The company has initiated an illegal lockout,” […]
RUSSELL COUNTY, AL
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What are the coolest things made in North Carolina? 2 from the Triad top the list

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – Two of the coolest things made in North Carolina are in fact products from Greensboro that both took off in 2015. One of them may not surprise you: The HondaJet, that popular personal jet, finished second in competition among Medium-to-Large Businesses. But the city has the winner among Small Businesses: the […]
GREENSBORO, NC
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Health officials urge people in NC to get flu shot now

RALEIGH — Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are seeing a decrease in flu vaccinations compared to previous years. They are urging North Carolinians six months and older to get their flu shot before the end of October, as flu season in the state typically peaks in the winter.   […]
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Part of US 258 in southern Lenoir Co. to close for drainage improvements

PINK HILL, N.C. – A section of U.S. 258 in southern Lenoir County is scheduled to close for two days next week for drainage improvements. The road just north of West Pleasant Hill Road in Irving’s Crossroads will be closed Monday and Tuesday to allow state highway workers to replace a crossline drainage pipe. The […]
LENOIR COUNTY, NC

Latest Jacksonville phone scam involves police department

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — After issuing a notice about a phone scam involving the City of Jacksonville earlier this week, Jacksonville police have issued a new notice about a scam involving their department. Police said someone is calling people and identifying themselves as an officer with the department. They are telling people to meet them […]
JACKSONVILLE, NC

Program teaching about honeybees to children coming to Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — It’s something fun and educational. From October through December, the program called Bees and Me is taking place at Generation Y Center in Greenville. The Center is located at 101 W. 14th St. This program will teach kids ages 6-10 years old the importance of honeybees, pollination, crafts and much more. […]
GREENVILLE, NC

Children’s benefit concert coming to Greenville in October

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A special event will be held in Greenville that will help benefit the Joshua Generational Camp youth program. On October 22, the benefit concert called What About The Children will be happening at Third Street Education Center in Greenville. The event will have praise teams, local gospel artists, gospel choirs and […]
GREENVILLE, NC

Looking for pumpkins like you’ve never seen before? Visit The Farm!

DOBSON, N.C. (WGHP) — This time of year, people decorate their homes for Halloween and the fall season. While we often buy the biggest pumpkin we can carry and carve it into a Jack-o-lantern, others enjoy a different look.  Brad Jones takes us to The Farm in Dobson, where they have pumpkins like you’ve never […]
DOBSON, NC

Bay Area woman celebrates 101st birthday at school named after her

EL SOBRANTE, Calif. (KRON) — The nation’s oldest living and now retired National Park Ranger celebrated her 101st birthday Wednesday. Betty Reid Soskin, a Bay Area civil rights icon, received a warm welcome at the school named after her just one year ago. The Betty Reid Soskin Middle School is located in El Sobrante, an […]
EL SOBRANTE, CA

Washington Co. woman almost threw away $200,000 prize

RALEIGH, N.C. – After nearly tossing her $5 scratch-off ticket in the trash, Jacqueline Leigh of Roper decided to check her ticket one more time and found a $200,000 prize waiting for her. “I really was about to throw it away,” she said. “But I went back and looked at it again and that’s when […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY, NC