Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

  • Sewer workers retrieve heirloom ring that got flushed down toilet

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Pat Hanson of Central Point says she’s lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother’s wedding ring was loose on her finger.

  • Woman locked up after being locked out of her apartment

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

  • Flood threat looms after massive N.Y. snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow.

  • Holiday festival features 41-foot nutcracker

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

ECC names Student Ambassadors

Edgecombe Community College recently announced its Student Ambassadors for 2014-15.

Store employees cited for illegal alcohol sales

Employees at four local convenience stores recently were cited during a law enforcement operation targeting illegal alcohol sales.

‘Guardian angel,’ community join to give man home

LEXINGTON — She’d warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but “Mr. I Don’t Listen” ignored her, as usual.

  • Turkey shoot aims at targets, not birds

    COINJOCK – Sam Snead of Coinjock angled his wheelchair toward the target 30 yards down range, shouldered the 12-gauge shotgun and took long, careful aim before dropping the barrel.“I can’t see nothing,” he said.

  • Locals invite Marines for holidays

    JACKSONVILLE – About 500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will fan out today to enjoy the thanks that families in three North Carolina communities want to show them.

  • Two social workers admit $5M in Medicaid fraud

    CHARLOTTE — Two Charlotte women face prison time after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government's health insurance program for the poor of more than $5 million.

  • Two sisters die in Stokes County wreck

    KING — Two Surry County sisters have been killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 52 in Stokes County. Another teen was hurt in the wreck shortly before 8 p.m.

  • N.C. NAACP to travel to Ferguson to protest

    DURHAM — A delegation from the NAACP is headed to Missouri to join protests against the decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer in the shooting death on an unarmed teenager, the group’s president said Tuesday.

Tough shooting day leads to Tar Heels' upset loss

BAHAMAS – Butler’s shooting numbers were awful. And it didn’t matter.The Bulldogs did more than enough to take down No. 5 North Carolina.

Holiday shopping season set to kick off

The largest amount of the season’s bargains takes place on the day often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Home price gains slow for 10th straight month

    WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.

  • WebPoint merges, expands to Virginia

    A North Carolina-based customer service company specializing in innovative technology with locations in Rocky Mount recently expanded operations out of state.

  • Retailers to offer same-day holiday deliveries

    NEW YORK — A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

  • N.C. company helps in NASA test

    BURLINGTON – When the Orion spacecraft launches on its first test flight next month, it will be the most advanced piece of technology the United States ever has shot into space.

  • State jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the N.C. Commerce Department reported Friday.

Ensembles offer trio of Christmas concerts

The Tar River ensembles will finish the year on a high note, offering music lovers a series of three holiday-themed performances.

  • N.C. film history has 15 minutes of acclaim

    RALEIGH – It’s mere coincidence that an exhibit about North Carolina’s history in film and television that was two years in the making has opened across the street from the Legislature, where lawmakers decided earlier this year to end an incentives program that brought Hollywood to the Tar Heel state.

  • Taste boosters make a saucier sauce

    We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

  • U.S. prepares for next major outbreak

    WASHINGTON – The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

  • Tips get best Black Friday deals

    NEW YORK – Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

  • Ballet school is sign of city’s resilience

    BAGHDAD – Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” with her classmates.

Our Views

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

  • City should learn lessons from Ferguson

    You don’t have to travel as far as Ferguson, Mo., to understand the importance of having a conversation about race, law enforcement and community relations.

  • Curriculum commission needs backing

    The N.C. General Assembly ignored advice from Gov.

  • Support local companies when shopping

    We’re just a few days from a pause to say thanks ... and a few days plus one from the starting line for the biggest shopping season of the year.

  • Solar energy a boon for North Carolina

    Solar energy advocates were correct last week to urge state lawmakers to keep in place incentives for North Carolina’s burgeoning solar power industry.

  • Elections underscore redistricting flaws

    A little more than wo weeks after the midterm elections, it pays to revisit the results to see how well legislative races represented the diversity of North Carolina.