A Princeville man with a prior record is facing half a dozen charges, mostly for drug-relate… Read moreNashville police nab Princeville man after high-speed chase
A Nashville man wants no public recognition for saving his neighbor’s life last week. Read moreLocal hero seeks no recognition
A felon from Virginia is jailed under a six-digit bond in the Nash County Detention Center a… Read moreTraffic stop snares Virginia man in drug bust
A former Rocky Mount Preparatory School employee is in state prison after having pleaded gui… Read moreFormer school employee convicted of sex offense seeks appeal
The large white and tan dog with sad eyes lay flat in his small enclosure. He was the image … Read moreDog adoption event highlights new partnership
A local gang member with a prior record in the Twin Counties has been ordered to serve 22 ye… Read moreLocal gang member gets 22 years in prison
- Two vehicles stolen from Rocky Mount dealership
- Three arrested on drug charges in Nash
- Nash commissioner calls for DSS resignations in wake of girl's death
- Family seeks to keep their chickens
- Nash County residents hit lottery jackpot
- Court records provide name of boy fatally shot
- Local gang member gets 22 years in prison
- State finds Nash DSS failed to fully probe alleged child abuse case
- Councilman says owner plans to tear down dilapidated former nightclub
- Nash County officials pledge to address problems reported in state probe of girl's death
The Rocky Mount High School track teams swept a Big East 2A/3A Conference meet at Southern N… Read morePrep Track; Gryphons sweep; NN boys place first in Big East meets
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
A six-run third inning allowed Southern Nash to pull away from Rocky Mount, and the Firebird… Read moreBaseball Roundup: Southern Nash stops Rocky Mount
Faith Christian School picked up its fourth victory over the season by sweeping Fayetteville… Read morePrep Tennis: FCS earns fourth victory
A 13-run fourth inning, combined with a no-hitter from pitchers Anna Dickinson and Savanna B… Read moreSoftball Roundup: Ladybirds shut down Rocky Mount
Southern Nash controlled time of possession and wore down Nash Central’s inexperienced defen… Read moreSoccer Roundup: Ladybirds control time of possession, wear down Bulldogs
There is an evil in our nation today and we the people must put a stop to it. Read moreLetter: Americans must continue to remain one out of many
Cannabis — aka marijuana. Most Americans already live in a state where it’s lawful to sell, obtain and possess — either for medical purposes, recreational purposes or both — and the genie is clearly not going back in the bottle. Read moreRob Schofield: We should learn from other legal marijuana states
The California governor has no business “canceling” Walgreens. But I could. The Florida governor has no business punishing Disney for disagreeing with him over his state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. But people who agree with Ron DeSantis here can boycott Disney World. Read moreFroma Harrop: 'Woke' or not, CEOs like money
The legislature’s bill to ban limitations on gas stoves is little more than a juvenile exercise in Berkeley-bashing. Following 20 other red states, the General Assembly has peevishly introduced a proposal to preempt our state’s local governments from requiring clean-powered appliances in new homes. Hippies, take that. Read moreAlexander H. Jones: Big business lobby going hard-right
If elections were held today, the biggest and best-known two names would be paired against each other again. One would win and I believe America would lose. Read moreGary Franks: Politicians need constitutionally enforced age limits
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
Nash County Public Schools and Nash Community College launched a renewed workforce developme… Read morePartnership targets workforce development
So what is recycling contamination? Read moreStephanie Collins: Recycling contamination poses growing problem
Northern Nash High School advanced manufacturing students recently visited Nash Community College. Read moreStudents tour NCC manufacturing program facilities
State AP Stories
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.
Proposals in several states would allow or require schools to deadname transgender students or out them to their parents without consent. Transgender kids and their families say the proposals could eliminate K-12 public schools as one of the last remaining havens to explore their identities. The stated aim of the bills is to give parents greater control over their childrens' education. Some parents and teachers argue they have a right to know. But others warn the proposals could jeopardize children's health and safety. And some teachers say the reporting requirements force educators to betray the trust of their students or risk losing their job.
An agreement to expand Medicaid in North Carolina has reached the cusp of final legislative approval following a state House vote. The House chamber voted 95-21 on Wednesday for legislation that would direct state health officials to accept Medicaid coverage for potentially 600,000 low-income adults. One more affirmative House vote is needed Thursday before it goes to the desk of longtime expansion advocate Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The Senate voted last week for the agreement reached between Republican lawmakers three weeks ago. GOP lawmakers had been skeptical for nearly a decade about accepting expansion, which originated from the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act.
North Carolina’s Republican-controlled House has advanced a previously vetoed proposal to restrict how teachers can discuss certain racial topics that some lawmakers equate to “critical race theory.” The House voted 68-49 along party lines Wednesday for legislation banning public school teachers from compelling students to believe they should feel guilty or responsible for past actions committed by people of the same race or sex. House Democrats challenged Republican claims that the bill would reduce discrimination and argued that a comprehensive history education should make students uncomfortable. Republicans are one seat short of a veto-proof supermajority and will likely need some Democratic support for the measure to become law.
National & World AP Stories
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Hundreds of millions of Muslims began the first daily fast of Ramadan on Thursday, as parts of the Middle East approached crucial junctures in high-stakes peace negotiations during the holy month, traditionally a time of reconciliation.
Unrest in France is tarnishing the sheen of King Charles III’s first overseas trip as monarch. Striking workers have refused to provide red carpets and critics are calling for the British king's visit to be canceled altogether amid pension reform protests. The British king is scheduled to undertake the trip beginning Sunday on behalf of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government, which hoped a royal tour would underscore efforts to rebuild Anglo-French ties. But anger over French President Emmanuel Macron’s resolve to increase the retirement age by two years are clouding what was meant to be a show of bonhomie and friendship. Instead, Charles’ visit is being seen as an unnecessary display of privilege.
Ukraine’s president has made his third visit in two days to areas that have felt the brunt of Russia’s invasion. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a trip on Thursday to the southern Kherson region which was mostly retaken from the Kremlin’s forces. It came as a senior Kyiv commander hinted that a brewing Ukrainian counteroffensive could come “very soon.” Zelenskyy visited Kharkiv on Wednesday. Kharkiv is the country’s second-largest city in northeastern Ukraine. It was recaptured from the Russians last September as part of the same monthslong counteroffensive that won back most of Kherson. Zelenskyy met with troops Wednesday in the eastern Donetsk region. He gave state awards to the defenders of Bakhmut. The wrecked city is now a symbol of Ukraine’s dogged resistance.
A neuropsychologist who treated the man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over a 2016 ski collision has testified about his lasting brain injuries. Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson's two daughters will also likely testify in Park City Thursday about the broken ribs and lasting brain damage that their father Terry Sanderson claims he sustained after he and Paltrow crashed at one of North America’s most upscale ski resorts seven years ago. Paltrow has claimed that Sanderson was actually the culprit for the collision and her attorneys are expected to question the daughters about Sanderson's mentions of her fame.