School officials adopt make-up day schedule

The impact of the two weeks of winter weather caused several missed days in February for schools in the Twin Counties.

  • Warmer weather expected this weekend

    Motorists should watch for black ice on the roads this morning, but warmer temperatures and clear skies are expected over the weekend in the Twin Counties, according to forecasters.

  • City Council sets goals to achieve vision

    CHAPEL HILL – Open dialogue and brain-storming helped Rocky Mount City Council members Thursday to envision a prosperous future for the city as well as set goals to achieve the vision.

  • Convention rallies GOP base for 2016

    Freezing rain didn’t deter local Republicans from making Thursday night’s GOP convention the largest in Nash County history.

  • Rainfall forecast to turn to sleet

    Rain over Nash and Edgecombe counties will turn to sleet Thursday evening, according to forecasters.

  • Nash-Rocky Mount cancels after-school events

    Nash-Rocky Mount Schools officials canceled after-school activities Thursday because of the threat of icy weather.

Pinetops man faces more than 50 sex charges

A Pinetops man accused of kidnapping a teenage girl for sex has been charged with more than 50 criminal counts.

NCC introduces new mascot

The Nash Community College Student Government Association has introduced a new mascot for the college. The mascot, a night hawk, was designed and named by students.

McCrory budget proposes raises for teachers

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and early-career teaching positions.

  • 1-year-old hurt in car-bus crash in Buncombe County dies

    ASHEVILLE — The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 1-year-old girl who was among three people hurt when the car they were in collided with a mini-bus has died.

  • Suspect sought in Charlotte homicide arrested in Raleigh

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a man wanted in connection with a shooting death at an apartment complex has been arrested in Raleigh.

  • Judges hear McCrory lawsuit involving coal ash commission

    RALEIGH — Lawyers for Gov. Pat McCrory are pressing his case that fellow Republicans at the North Carolina legislature violated the state constitution when they created three new commissions, including the one overseeing the closure of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps.

  • Professor implicated in UNC academic fraud case retires

    RALEIGH — A senior professor at North Carolina’s flagship public university has become the highest profile casualty in an academic fraud scandal in which some administrators helped guide athletes to classes that gave easy grades so they could keep playing.

  • Christian-based college merges with Tennessee school

    WINSTON-SALEM — A Winston-Salem-based Christian college has merged with a school in Tennessee, the third time in more than 10 years the school has made such a move.

Convention rallies GOP base for 2016

Freezing rain didn’t deter local Republicans from making Thursday night’s GOP convention the largest in Nash County history.

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