Riding stable expands offerings

NASHVILLE – With summertime in full swing, local parents are looking for activities around the area to place their children in.

  • Nash-Rocky Mount school board ousts Jackson

    NASHVILLE – The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education voted 6-5 on Monday to accept the formal resignation of Superintendent Anthony Jackson.

  • Nash freezes half of funding to Eastpointe

    The Nash County Board of Commissioners froze half its annual payment to a regional mental health agency until the agency can prove it’s working to fix funding inequities among member counties.

  • Police bust suspects in alleged heroin ring

    Rocky Mount police apprehended a suspected heroin trafficker as well as 22 bricks of heroin and a small amount of powder cocaine.

  • Two men injured in car crash

    Two Rocky Mount men were hospitalized Saturday morning after the vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on into a metal pole.

  • Nashville council approves new budget

    The Nashville Town Council has passed its 2015-16 budget.

Police charge man with rape of child

A Rocky Mount man was arrested Friday in connection with raping a juvenile neighbor.Curtis Edward McCowan, 36, was charged with felony rape of a child.

UNC-Chapel Hill honors young woman

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt recently presented Holly Fryar with a certificate honoring her courageous achievement.

Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.

Kasich plans to announce 2016 GOP presidential bid July 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s spent the year testing his scrappy political style and pragmatic policy positions around the country, plans to formally enter the 2016 presidential race July 21.

  • N.C. Justice Edmunds to run for re-election in up-or-down vote

    RALEIGH — The only North Carolina Supreme Court justice whose seat is currently up for election next year has decided to take advantage of a new law that allows him to run without facing a conventional challenger.

  • Forum brings voters, politicos to the table

    State and local leaders gathered at a nursing home Thursday to talk politics with residents.

  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie set to enter 2016 GOP presidential race

    NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination contest and will announce that Tuesday at his old high school, several people familiar with his plans told The Associated Press.

  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal enters Republican presidential race

    KENNER, La. — Pitching himself as a “doer” in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.

  • Hagan to pass on 2016 Senate bid

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina will pass on running for Senate again next year against incumbent Republican Richard Burr, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday night.