An armed robbery occurred on Wednesday night in the Hillsdale area of the city and police ar… Read morePolice investigate armed robbery in Hillsdale area
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
- Two vehicles stolen from Rocky Mount dealership
- Local gang member gets 22 years in prison
- 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
- State finds Nash DSS failed to fully probe alleged child abuse case
- Former school employee convicted of sex offense seeks appeal
- Councilman says owner plans to tear down dilapidated former nightclub
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
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
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
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.
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.
Mexico's president says forensic tests have confirmed that a body found in northern Mexico was that of a drug gang leader accused of murdering two Jesuit priests last year. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not say Thursday whether the tests involved a DNA match or fingerprints. The sister of accused killer José Noriel Portillo Gil, alias “El Chueco,” or “The Crooked One,” had earlier identified his body by sight. The murder of the two beloved Jesuit priests in June 2022 had shocked Mexico. The Jesuits said the suspect’s death proves the government can’t catch criminals and has lost control of parts of the country.
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.
National & World AP Stories
HOUSTON (AP) — A hostage rescue that left a suspect fatally shot Thursday in Houston began days ago when three migrants were kidnapped from a vehicle in a neighboring county, according to a prosecutor.
A National Hockey League team with a Russian player has decided against wearing special warmup jerseys to commemorate Pride Night, citing an anti-gay Kremlin law that could imperil Russian athletes when they return home. The Chicago Blackhawks will not wear Pride-themed warmup jerseys before Sunday’s game against Vancouver. That's according to a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke to The Associated Press. The decision was made by the Blackhawks following discussions with security officials within and outside the franchise, a person familiar with the situation told the AP on Wednesday. Two Canadian players on the Florida Panthers decided not to wear Pride-themed jerseys on Thursday night, while Russian star Sergei Bobrovsky took part in warmups in one.
An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon's orbit this weekend. Saturday’s close encounter will offer astronomers the chance to study a space rock from just over 100,000 miles away. That’s less than half the distance from here to the moon. While asteroid flybys are common, NASA says a big one like this comes this close only once a decade. Scientists estimate its size somewhere between 130 feet and 300 feet. It won't be back this way again until 2026.
DENVER (AP) — Outraged Denver students and parents demanded better school security and pushed for tighter firearm controls Thursday, a day after a 17-year-old student shot and wounded two administrators at a city high school beset with violence.