A multi-jurisdictional traffic stop in Pitt County led to the arrest of a Rocky Mount man an… Read moreTraffic stop in Pitt County snares Rocky Mount man in drug bust
The City of Rocky Mount is urging customers to be cautious of scammers. Read moreCity warns about utility bill phone scams
A cockfighting operation at a residence in southwestern Nash County ended up out of business… Read moreNash deputies shut down cockfighting at man’s residence
Five people were injured as a result of three different shootings in the city in the nightti… Read moreFive injured in three shootings in city
A Rocky Mount man halted on U.S. 64 near East Raleigh Boulevard on Friday later sped away, l… Read moreLocal man facing list of traffic violations after chase
The Dollar General store southeast of Castilia was robbed on Saturday night and the Nash Cou… Read moreNash deputies investigate robbery of Dollar General
- Local gang member gets 22 years in prison
- Two vehicles stolen from Rocky Mount dealership
- Six apprehended after nighttime disturbance downtown
- Nash commissioner calls for DSS resignations in wake of girl's death
- Local hero seeks no recognition
- Former school employee convicted of sex offense seeks appeal
- Nash County residents hit lottery jackpot
- Three arrested on drug charges in Nash
- 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
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
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’
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First Citizens will acquire much of Silicon Valley Bank, the tech-focused financial institution that collapsed this month, setting off a chain reaction that caused a second bank to fail and tested faith in the global banking sector. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and other regulators had already taken extraordinary steps to head off a wider banking crisis by guaranteeing that depositors in SVB and failed Signature Bank would be able to access all of their money. While more than half of Silicon Valley’s assets will remain in U.S. receivership, the First Citizens deal announced late Sunday, at least initially, seemed to achieve what regulators have sought: a shoring up of trust in U.S. regional banks.
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.
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Poverty is adding to the challenges of recovering from a massive tornado that pushed through Mississippi. The tornado killed 25 and injured dozens in Mississippi. Two of the counties hit by the Friday storm are Sharkey and Humphreys. They have only a few thousand residents in communities scattered across wide expanses of cotton, corn and soybean fields in the flatlands of the Delta. Many people live paycheck to paycheck working jobs in agriculture. Sharkey’s poverty rate is 35%, and Humphreys is 33%. That compares with about 19% for Mississippi and under 12% for the entire U.S.
Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside parliament and workers launched a nationwide strike, part of a surging protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the judiciary. Departing flights from the country’s main international airport were grounded Monday, large mall chains and universities shut their doors, and Israel’s largest trade union called for its 800,000 members to stop work. Diplomats walked off the job at foreign missions, and the main doctors union announced its members would also strike. The growing resistance to Netanyahu’s plan came hours after people burst into the streets to protest the prime minister’s decision to fire his defense minister.
Stocks are rising on Wall Street Monday as battered banks show more strength, at least for now. The S&P 500 was 0.6% higher in early trading Monday. The Dow and the Nasdaq composite also rose. Markets have been in turmoil following the second-and third-largest U.S. bank failures in history earlier this month. Investors have been hunting for what banks could be next to fall as the system creaks under the pressure of much higher interest rates. First Citizens' stock soared after saying it would buy most of Silicon Valley Bank, whose failure sparked the industry’s furor earlier this month.
BERLIN (AP) — Two horses fit for a queen, please.