Man’s own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

PRATTVILLE, Ala.  — Police in central Alabama say a man’s own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.

  • Man decapitates mother, kills self

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

  • Police charge man in zebra print dress in bank robbery

    ROCHESTER, N.H. — A man accused of wearing a zebra print dress while robbing a New Hampshire bank has been arrested.

  • Mexican man claiming sanctuary in church seeks amnesty

    DENVER — A Mexican man who has been living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation said Monday that he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain the freedom to live in the U.S. Arturo Hernandez, who is a contractor, has been granted sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society of Denver.

  • Custom urns made courtesy of company’s 3-D printer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

  • Teacher tried to stop Seattle high school shooting

    TULALIP, Wash. – A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

N.C. Wesleyan honors scholarship recipients, donors

N.C. Secretary of Revenue Lyons Gray addressed 77 N.C. Wesleyan College scholarship recipients and some two dozen scholarship donors as well as college officials at Wesleyan’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 8 in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center.

  • Rocky Mount Garden Club begins new activities of season

    The Rocky Mount Garden Club is off to a fun-filled and educational year.

  • Speaker touts Boys & Girls Clubs to Kiwanis

    Members of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount were captivated by Ron Greene, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, who began telling them about the best way to make a fried egg sandwich.

  • ECC golf tourney raises $21,000

    The Edgecombe Community College Foundation’s 29th annual Golf Tournament raised more than $21,000 for student scholarships.

  • Golf classic boosts NCC scholarships

    The 25th annual Nash Community College Foundation Student Scholarship Golf Classic held Oct. 2 at Benvenue Country Club raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships.

  • Show draws local talent, big names

    “Video Live” is a nearly 11-year-old show broadcast live at 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday night from the studio of WHIG-TV inside the Power Plant.

Police probe motive behind courthouse shooting

Authorities said they are working to determine if a Tuesday morning plea deal evolved into a shooting at the Nash County Courthouse that sent two to the hospital and two behind bars.

McCrory assessing Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he’s weighing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may reconsider their opposition to extending the social program.

  • In-person early voting reaching toward 700,000

    RALEIGH — Even with one less week of balloting this election, in-person voting continues to outpace levels from the last midterm election in North Carolina and has Democrats guardedly optimistic for results from U.S. Senate down to the legislature and local races.

  • Poll keeps Hagan with slight lead for U.S. Senate

    ELON — Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll.

  • Man admits role in trying to help terrorists

    GREENSBORO — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

  • Charges dropped against UNC-Greensboro workers

    GREENSBORO — Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against three former University of North Carolina-Greensboro employees who had been accused of falsifying time sheets.

  • Romney rallying with Tillis in U.S. Senate campaign

    RALEIGH — Mitt Romney told a partisan crowd on Wednesday that electing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis would represent a rejection of President Barack Obama’s policies.

In it for the kicks: Thompson among soccer players to play on Friday nights

Anna Shaye Thompson grew up watching football. Her dad, Chad Thompson, was a football coach for many years before becoming Northern Nash’s principal before the 2013-14 school year.

Fed helps spur stronger economic growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond.

Museum tells story of Poland's Jews

WARSAW, Poland –
 In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust.

  • East End Baptist builds new sanctuary

    A Rocky Mount congregation will build a new sanctuary as part of the third phase of its construction plan.

  • ECC series plans four-show season

    TARBORO – Variety continues as the hallmark of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which opens its 10th season in November in Keihin Auditorium.

  • Jack is back in ‘Borderlands’ sequel

    Like dozens of other video games, “Borderlands” is all about killing – people, robots, monsters, whatever.

  • Early effort pays off for Garten

    Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance.

  • Home test reshapes colon cancer checks

    Millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening now can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

Our Views

Telegram editorial writers weigh in on local, state and national issues.

  • It’s up to adults to keep Halloween safe

    It’s time to take a break from the blood-chilling horrors of the political campaign season and relax for an evening in the company of zombies, vampires, ghosts and goblins.

  • No rest until gunmen face justice

    We can only be thankful it wasn’t worse – that someone wasn’t killed or that the gunmen didn’t fire randomly, without worrying about the consequences.

  • Audits are fundamental watchdog tools

    Anyone who has halfway paid attention to the misappropriation scandal in the town ofTarboro should have a better appreciation by now of state audits.

  • A reasonable response to Ebola threat

    Area health care officials are taking measured but responsible precautions to the possibility of treating people with Ebola here in the Twin Counties.

  • Enjoy low gas prices while we have them

    Thomas Friedman of The New York Times offered an interesting analysis last week of the global energy market.