Half a dozen people, including one with a record, were arrested after a ruckus last weekend … Read moreSix apprehended after nighttime disturbance downtown
New case reports of COVID-19 are down in the Twin Counties. Read moreLong-term COVID effects persist in many patients
State Rep. Allen Chesser, R-Nash, spoke with officials from Nash County and Nash County Publ… Read moreState legislators asked to support Nash County needs
Tarboro’s new police chief, when asked, was quick to say why he wanted to be the town’s top cop. Read moreTarboro’s new police chief influenced by Marine service
A man was in serious condition at the ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville after he was s… Read morePolice investigate shooting in Happy Hill area
A Sharpsburg man with a prior record is accused of attacking a woman with a pickup truck out… Read moreMan accused of hitting woman with pickup truck
- Two vehicles stolen from Rocky Mount dealership
- Local gang member gets 22 years in prison
- Nash commissioner calls for DSS resignations in wake of girl's death
- Three arrested on drug charges in Nash
- Local hero seeks no recognition
- Nash County residents hit lottery jackpot
- Six apprehended after nighttime disturbance downtown
- Former school employee convicted of sex offense seeks appeal
- Nash County officials pledge to address problems reported in state probe of girl's death
- Man accused of hitting woman with pickup truck
Anyone else notice that baseball looks different? Read moreLoving the new look of baseball
Rocky Mount held a 4-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but Southern Nash scored four ru… Read moreBaseball Roundup: Firebirds rally, keep Gryphons winless
Nash Central took an early lead and then tacked on two runs in the fifth inning and four in … Read moreSoftball Roundup: Nash Central takes early lead, handles Warriors
The boys tennis teams from Rocky Mount Academy and Faith Christian School posted victories o… Read morePrep Tennis: RMA, Faith Christian post 8-1 wins
It only took 45 seconds for the Rocky Mount Academy girls soccer team to fall behind winless… Read moreA 'PERFECT' RESPONSE: RMA soccer scores 10 straight goals to stay unbeaten
Northern Nash’s Bailey Powell missed a soccer match as a precaution on Tuesday due to a nagg… Read moreWELCOME RETURN: Powell's four goals helps NN soccer blank Bunn
For more than a decade we’ve studied the problem exhaustively, we’ve talked about it almost incessantly, we’ve engaged the latest curriculum du jour, and have spent more than $50 million, yet we still can’t solve the mystery of our children’s reading proficiency. Our patience is wearing thin. Now the finger-pointing has begun. We want to know who to blame. Read moreTom Campbell: Get back to basics to make overdue reading improvements
Now that Fox News has been exposed for peddling 45’s lies, how does he go forward with his c… Read moreLetter: Fox News prefers money over being 'fair and balanced'
There’s a good reason why you can’t place a bet on WWE professional wrestling, even in Las Vegas. It’s because everybody smart enough to come in out of the rain understands that the matches are make-believe — not merely fixed, but scripted. That’s also why sports pages don’t report the results. Read moreGene Lyons: In pro wrestling, as in Trump world, it's all kayfabe
Is Ron DeSantis qualified to be president? A small but growing number of Republicans are starting to express their doubts. Read moreSteven Roberts: Parts of GOP scratching the Teflon prince
House conservatives have devised a “new and improved” threat to the world economy if their demands are not met. Once again, they vow to vote against raising the cap on U.S. debt if desired cuts in government spending are not made. Read moreFroma Harrop: Republicans are defunding the US, not China
Widely reported in the press is that President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern about judicial reforms that are currently being considered in Israel. Read moreStar Parker: Biden's job is running US, not Israel
For more than 24 years, Frank Henderson has traveled North Carolina to plant churches, stayi… Read morePastor returns home to establish church
Edgecombe Community College agribusiness technology graduates have a new option available to… Read moreMary Tom Bass: New agribusiness agreement benefits ECC students
During the week, residents at The Fountains at Albemarle can be seen pulling up a chair, tap… Read moreCouple performs for residents at retirement center
New Orleans vocalist Nayo Jones will usher in a powerhouse lineup of musicians and singers f… Read morePrime Smokehouse to launch Dinner Concert Series
Now that we’ve put winter behind us — at least on the calendar — it’s time for us to think a… Read moreNathan Lindeman: End of winter can signal time for financial ‘spring cleaning’
Mayor Sandy Roberson joined US Cellular officials on Wednesday to announce the three winners… Read moreLocal students win Black history art contest
State AP Stories
North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell says he'll run for governor in 2024. He'll likely be required to best Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to earn the Republican nomination. Folwell announced his decision at Saturday’s Republican Party convention for Forsyth County. He told The Associated Press he would bring competence to operating government and look out for working people if elected. The state constitution prevents Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper from seeking a third consecutive term. Robinson has scheduled a rally next month to reveal his decision for 2024, but he's been leaning into a gubernatorial bid for some time. Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein announced a campaign for governor in January.
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed Republican gun legislation that would no longer require sheriff approval before someone can purchase a handgun. His action Friday initiates his first showdown of the session with a GOP majority that is just one seat shy in the House of veto-proof margins. The bill would repeal the state’s long-standing pistol purchase permit requirement that directs sheriffs to evaluate each gun applicant's character. Cooper successfully blocked a similar proposal in 2021. Bill supporters say substantial updates to the national background check system have rendered the requirement duplicative. But Democrats warn that its repeal would create a dangerous loophole.
The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature has given final approval to a Medicaid expansion agreement. Thursday's state House vote reverses longstanding opposition to the measure, which now goes to expansion advocate and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. GOP legislative leaders reached a deal earlier this month, capping years of debate over whether the politically closely divided state should accept the federal government’s coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income adults. North Carolina was one of 11 states that hadn't yet adopted expansion. The bill contains one caveat: A state budget law must be passed before expansion can be carried out.
North Carolina’s elected auditor has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for leaving the scene of a December crash in which she drove her state-owned vehicle into a parked car. Four-term Democratic State Auditor Beth Wood told a Wake County judge on Thursday that she made a “grave mistake” and should have remained at the accident. A judge sentenced Wood to about $300 in court costs and fines in the hit-and-run plea. He pointed out that Wood already had personally paid over $11,000 to cover damages to both cars. Wood said in court that she had drunk two glasses of wine at the party but was not impaired.
National & World AP Stories
Honduras has established diplomatic ties with China, leaving Taiwan recognized by only 13 sovereign states, including Vatican City. The new ties come amid rising tensions between Beijing and the United States, including over China’s increasing assertiveness toward self-ruled Taiwan, and signal growing Chinese influence in Latin America. The Honduran and Taiwanese governments earlier made separate announcements they were severing ties. China and Taiwan have been locked in a battle for diplomatic recognition since the sides split amid civil war in 1949, with Beijing spending billions to win recognition for its “one China” policy. Honduras said in a statement it recognizes “only one China in the world” and that Beijing “is the only legitimate government that represents all of China.”
President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration Sunday for Mississippi, making federal funding available to Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe and Sharkey counties, the areas hardest hit Friday night by a deadly tornado that ripped through the Mississippi Delta. At least 25 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in Mississippi as the massive storm ripped through several towns on its hour-long path. One man was killed after his trailer home flipped several times in Alabama. Search and recovery crews on Sunday resumed digging through debris of homes and buildings after hundreds of people were displaced. The National Weather Service warned of the risk of severe weather moving through eastern Louisiana, south central Mississippi and Southern Central Alabama on Sunday.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is reverberating in a struggle for control of a monastery complex called the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. It's the most revered site in Ukrainian Orthodoxy. The government says it's evicting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the complex as of March 29. Authorities are alleging violations of its lease. Church representatives say this is a pretext for a continued government crackdown on the church which has historic ties to Moscow. The church denies government accusations of pro-Russia actions and ideology. The head of the rival and independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine says monastic life will continue at the Lavra and be free of pro-Russia ideology.
A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia that seeks volunteers to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine. Advertisements promise cash bonuses and other benefits. Recruiters make cold calls to eligible men. Enlistment offices are working with universities and social service agencies to lure students and the unemployed. The Kremlin’s war machine badly needs new recruits as fighting grinds on in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds. Both sides prepare anticipated counteroffensives that could mean even more losses A mobilization in September of 300,000 reservists sent panic through the country because most men under 65 are formally part of the reserve.