Church play sheds light on homeless

A local church recently drew a capacity crowd for a Thanksgiving play entitled “Crying from the Streets” – the true story of former drug addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes who were once homeless.

  • Church donates pillows to hospital

    Younger patients at Nash UNC Health Care can sleep a little easier thanks to a donation of pillows with patterns the children can design themselves.

  • Nonprofit group aims to bolster girls’ self-esteem

    The nonprofit organization Trifecta III is sponsoring its first “Tea with Trifecta III” event geared for carefully pre-selected young ladies in grades three through six at 2 p.m.

  • NCC Foundation awards $192,000 in scholarships

    Each year a longer line of students lines the walls of the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College as the NCC Foundation awards scholarships for the academic year.

  • Buck Leonard Association holds awards weekend, baseball camp

    Rescheduled from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31 due to inclement weather, the Buck Leonard Association’s Award Weekend brought youth, parents and special guests visitors together for two memorable events.

  • Edgecombe official stays busy over summer

    Edgecombe County Clerk of Superior Court Carol Allen White has had a busy summer learning and giving to the community.

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

RALEIGH — State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state’s broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition

MOSCOW (AP) — French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

  • Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

    CHICAGO — A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives’ homes and foster care from the time he was 3.

  • Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president saying on a defiant note that his military is ready to do the same if another air intrusion happens.

  • Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping “the turkey didn’t turn out too dry.”Even if the White House’s thyme-roasted bird didn’t turn out to be the moistest, the first family’s menu boasted more than enough other choices to fill the stomach.

  • Pope says ‘catastrophic’ if interests derail climate talks

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of crucial climate change talks in Paris.

  • At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to keep protesting

    MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people filled a north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of ongoing protests, as charges were pending against four men suspected in a melee that left five protesters with gunshot wounds.

Panthers breeze to 11-0 start

ARLINGTON, Texas – Cam Newton is still perfect this season. Tony Romo might be out for good with the same injury that sidelined him for seven games.


    E. MOREHEAD (10-3) AT R.M. HIGH (11-2)PREGAME CHATTER: Rocky Mount High certainly felt fortunate to avoid a trip to No. 2 seed Havelock tonight, but they cannot afford to overlook the Eden Morehead team that went to Havelock and won, 42-35, last Friday.

  • Gryphons' B.J. Sanders runs on after father's senseless death

    On July 15, 2011, 34-year-old Steven Daniels left his home in the Pittsburgh, Pa. suburb of Penn Hills, to celebrate an occasion, the significance of which matters little now, at the 30/30 Club in nearby Homewood.

  • Hornets agree extension with Clifford

    CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Hornets have entrusted their short-term future to coach Steve Clifford.

  • N.C. Wesleyan has talent for a better season

    Nailing down N.C. Wesleyan’s status as a USA South Conference contender is not easily accomplished in late November, and that’s OK with Bishops coach John Thompson.

  • N.C. State knocks off Simmons, No. 22 LSU in overtime

    NEW YORK – Anthony Barber scored 20 points, and N.C. State needed overtime to get an 83-72 victory over No. 22 LSU on Tuesday night.

CEO running out of time to turn Yahoo around

SAN FRANCISCO — Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade.

  • Local shops set sights on big bucks

    In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which is a day smaller shops hope customers spend big bucks.

  • Mall stores open on Thanksgiving expect to be busy

    NEW YORK — Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

  • Renovated shopping center adds new tenant

    The ongoing revitalization of the Edgecombe Park Shopping Center is continuing with a Pizza Hut take-out restaurant opening up last week in the center at 1111 N. Fairview Road.

  • High tech means higher sales online

    NEW YORK – An independent retailer may not look like the cutting edge of technology, but these small businesses increasingly turn to apps and sophisticated software to connect with customers.

  • Local retailers gear up for Black Friday

    The day after Thanksgiving routinely is known as the busiest shopping day of the year, when scores of patrons camp out for hours in front of big box stores to take advantage of discounted prices on items.

Shoppers increasingly order via smartphones

NEW YORK – If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.

Thieves steal TVs from hotel rooms

Rocky Mount police are investigating the theft of televisions from several local hotel rooms.

Our Views

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Twin Counties

    In a year of perpetual uncertainty about jobs, retirement and the future of the country, Thanksgiving might seem a tough meal for cynics to swallow.

  • Crime lab makes progress on turnaround

    The problems plaguing the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab have been well documented by newspapers in recent years.

  • Fuel is cheaper, but traffic is heavier

    The good news about traveling this holiday weekend is that the price of gasoline is about 70 cents less per gallon than it was a year ago, and drivers won’t have to negotiate as much road construction.

  • Don’t forget less fortunate over holidays

    This week, Thanksgiving will mark the official start of the holiday season.

  • Conference shakeup would hit wallet

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association realignment process was not kind to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.