One of two men charged with first-degree murder of a teen in the Oakwood area of the city mo… Read moreMurder suspect arrested prior to fatal shooting
The first order of business on the first day of their budget retreat called for Nash County … Read moreNash board seeks better credit rating for county
A Rocky Mount woman remains hospitalized in Greenville and a Nash County woman was cited for… Read moreWoman hospitalized after two-vehicle wreck near Red Oak
A juvenile was charged with communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property,… Read moreJuvenile charged with threatening mass violence at Rocky Mount Prep
A man wanted in connection with a shooting of another man this past weekend at Creek Ridge C… Read moreSuspect in shooting at residential complex turns self in
A felon from Benson is behind bars under a six-digit bond in the Nash County Detention Cente… Read moreNash deputies nab felon on drug, firearms charges
- Longtime downtown business owner to retire after 50 years
- Six apprehended after nighttime disturbance downtown
- Nash health department eyes new headquarters
- Nash County board chairman: Too early to assign blame in child's death
- Traffic stop in Pitt County snares Rocky Mount man in drug bust
- Pastor returns home to establish church
- Nash deputies shut down cockfighting at man’s residence
- Nash deputies investigate robbery of Dollar General
- Missing man found
- Five injured in three shootings in city
Southern Nash took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning but wasn’t able to hold it as F… Read moreBaseball Roundup: Firebirds can't hold early lead against Red Rams
The rematch proved to be much tougher for Southern Nash, but the Ladybirds got a complete-ga… Read moreSoftball Roundup: Ladybirds' Dickinson no-hits Central; Clay stays hot for Knights
Northern Nash remained undefeated (4-0) in the Big East 2A/3A Conference and improved to 8-2… Read moreSoccer Roundup: Knights get past Nash Central
Northern Nash used a pair of four-run innings and took advantage of seven walks to defeat ne… Read moreBACKYARD BATTLE: Knights top Gryphons, stay atop conference
The Rocky Mount boys tennis team and Landen Holloman of Nash Central continued their stellar… Read morePrep Tennis: RM boys, Holloman continue stellar seasons
The Northern Nash softball team made quick work of North Pitt on Wednesday. Read moreSports Roundup: Clay, NN softball make quick work of Panthers
TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew did not have a successful appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on last week. Read moreEditorial: Congress scapegoating TikTok for broader problem
Historian Arnold Toynbee observed “an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.” Read moreStar Parker: Is US a nation committing suicide?
Twenty-five years ago, when a powerful state senator quietly and suddenly advanced a bill that would have allowed the leaders of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to transform the giant and successful health insurance nonprofit into a for-profit company, advocates, consumers, average citizens, and ultimately, the full General Assembly, took a stand. Read moreRob Schofield: BCBS of NC needs to remain a public asset
A decade ago the legislature took a shredder to teacher pay — eliminating salary boosts for longevity and getting advanced degrees. They front-loaded pay scales so teachers with the most experience got the smallest pay increases. Along with it, legislators abolished tenure and eliminated caps on class size and increased teaching workloads. Read moreEditorial: Action needed to fix urban-rural education divide
Generation Z is not the first cohort to face recessions, burdensome debt and a tough time finding a good job. Every generation has gone through this and some much more. The Greatest Generation entered the workforce still bearing the anguish of World War II. Read moreFroma Harrop: Gen Z gets ready to don the gray flannel suit
It’s been two years since Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey joined other Republican governors in cutting unemployment benefits. Ivey and her cohort of conservatives insisted that businesses were having trouble finding enough workers because the extra financial support — $300 a month that congressional Democrats had pushed through in a COVID relief bill — was making folks lazy. Read moreCynthia Tucker: US economy needs immigrant labor more than ever
N.C. Wesleyan University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the… Read moreN.C. Wesleyan to mark opening of new learning center
Rocky Mount small business owners continue to look for ways to capitalize on opportunities d… Read moreJeremy Taylor: Mobile solutions can help small businesses succeed
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
State AP Stories
Donald Trump is the first former president ever to be indicted, but he’s not the first politician who will have a mug shot taken. Lawmakers arrested on past criminal charges have taken different approaches to their mug shots. While some are somber, others see them as an opportunity to rally supporters who believe the cases against them are politically motivated. New York Police Department policy prohibits publicly releasing mug shots, though they have leaked in the past. Less clear is whether Trump would seek to have the picture released himself, for political or other reasons.
North Carolina state government budgets usually include policy or spending directives that give any sitting governor heartburn, and this year will be no exception. But those provisions will take on new importance given a budget must be passed for the coming year before Medicaid expansion in a law signed this week by Gov. Roy Cooper can be carried out. A House budget proposal debated Thursday contains provisions restricting the Democratic governor or his administration on environmmental policy, oversight of the State Bureau of Investigation and election administration. The competing Senate budget likely will have additional provisions that will give Cooper pause.
Carl Lentz, the ousted pastor of Hillsong New York City, has landed on staff at Transformation Church. It is a predominantly Black, nondenominational megachurch in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that is led by pastor, author and popular YouTuber Michael Todd. Transformation is a juggernaut in a town replete with megachurches. The church has confirmed that Lentz, who was fired from Hillsong in 2020 when an extramarital affair came to light, has joined its staff. Lentz, 44, was once labeled a “hypepriest” by GQ Magazine for his fashionable attire and ministry to NBA players and celebrities such as Justin Bieber. He has been mostly silent since his firing.
A funeral will be held this weekend for former Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Galifianakis, who represented central North Carolina for several years before two unsuccessful Senate bids. An obituary from a funeral home said Galifianakis died on Monday at age 94. A family spokesman told a newspaper that Galifianakis died at a Raleigh retirement community. He served in the General Assembly and in Congress for over a decade. He unseated the Democratic incumbent in the 1972 Democratic primary but lost to archconservative Jesse Helms in the general election. Galifianakis also lost in the 1974 U.S. Senate primary to then-Attorney General Robert Morgan.
National & World AP Stories
Concerned with preventing growing numbers of suicides, the US Navy is planning to make chaplains regular members of the crew on ships with more than 300 sailors, instead of only the largest carriers as in the past. The goal is for chaplains – who are both clergy in different denominations and naval officers – to connect with sailors, believers and non-believers alike, as life coaches. Complete confidentiality protects all their conversations, making them a relief valve for young sailors especially who are struggling with mental health and lack the usual coping mechanisms of online communication while at sea. Depression and anxiety have marked many young adults, especially post-pandemic, but struggles in the military carry unique challenges and security implications.
Meteorologists are urging people to be ready for dangerous weather in parts of the Midwest and South. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center warns that an outbreak of severe thunderstorms Friday could cause hail, damaging wind gusts and tornadoes that could be strong and move on the ground over long distances. Meteorologists say the areas at greatest risk include eastern Iowa, western and northern Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee. Meteorologists say the conditions are similar to those a week ago that unleashed a devastating twister that killed at least 21 people in Mississippi.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear joined with Republican lawmakers as he signed historic measures Friday that will legalize medical marijuana and sports wagering in Kentucky, calling it an example of divided government working to get the “tough things” done that voters want.
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — President Joe Biden during his visit to a Mississippi town ravaged by a deadly tornado vowed that the federal government is “not leaving” until the area is back on its feet.