‘Jihadi John’ won’t have the same impact unmasked

LONDON – As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.

Tarboro native continues service in Navy Reserve

For most, a full-time, professional career is enough fulfillment and responsibility for a single lifetime.

  • Nash dispatchers earn certifications

    Four employees in the 911 Division of Nash County Emergency Services recently were recognized for their accomplishments.

  • Senior center begins annual food drive

    The Nash County Senior Center has launched its second annual Easter Food Box Drive to collect and distribute non-perishable food items for low-income senior citizens in Nash County.

  • NCC student honored for excellence

    Lilia Martinez of Louisburg, a full-time student pursuing an associate’s degree in Web Technologies, has been selected as Nash Community College’s 2014-15 Academic Excellence Award recipient.

  • Fundraising dance to help the homeless

    The recent inclement weather will not delay the fundraising “Shaggin’ for Shelter” dance tonight at the Imperial Centre.

  • Nash UNC Health Care honors volunteers

    Nash UNC Health Care recently held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet at the DoubleTree hotel.

Man arrested after tailgating police car

Rocky Mount police charged a man on Feb. 21 after reporting he tailgated a marked patrol car.

Couple make business of tracking ghosts

FAYETTEVILLE — Rich Caminiti held a small camera, following the owners of the house from one room to another as they explained where they have heard unexplained noises, seen dark shapes on the walls or felt an unseen touch.

  • 1 dead, another wounded in shooting

    CONCORD -- One person has died and another is injured after a shooting in Concord.

  • Fundraisers mount for V Foundation

    CARY -- March brings the climax of the college basketball season and a fundraising drive by the foundation created to remember former N.C. State University basketball coach Jim Valvano.

  • 2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party

    CHARLOTTE -- Two people suffered injuries that were not life-threatening after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said.

  • Economic incentives bill to test urban-rural divide

    RALEIGH (AP) – Division between urban and rural interests isn’t new to the N.C. General Assembly.

  • Abandoned house photos make political statement

    RALEIGH – The timing is coincidental, but organizers hope it’s also serendipitous: An exhibit of photographs of abandoned houses in eastern North Carolina is opening at the state Museum of History as lawmakers returning for a new legislative session are being urged to restore a historic preservation tax credit.

Compact schedule may be to Northern Nash's advantage

As soon as Saturday’s win over Edenton Morehead was finished, Grover Battle was preparing to face Burlington Williams.

Offshore wind energy effort advances

CAROLINA SHORES – The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some people worry the massive turbines could harm the tourism coastal communities depend on.

  • Timber industry, conservationists forge partnership

    JOHN DAY, Ore. – Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber.

  • Fourth-quarter economic growth revised down

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

  • FCC enacts tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

  • Other retailers follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

    NEW YORK — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

  • Fundraising continues for new N.C. Wesleyan business center

    Plans are still in the works for the new Eastern N.C. Center for Business & Entrepreneurship on the N.C. Wesleyan College campus.

Human cannonball Gemma Kirby flies high

NEW YORK – Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting.

  • Boomers rock on at Minnesota camp

    ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll.

  • Campus chaplains reach out to nonbelievers

    LOS ANGELES – When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

  • Page revels in new Zeppelin remasters

    LONDON – Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded.

  • Sweet potato is one versatile vegetable

    If you’re looking for a little variety to spice up your life, cooking with a versatile veggie such as the sweet potato may give your menu the satisfying kick you crave, along with a healthy dose of the nutrients your body needs.

  • Privatized prison care raises concerns

    Months after he landed in Florida’s Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier’s pleas for treatment of intense pain in his left shoulder were met mostly with Tylenol.

Our Views

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

  • Nursing home ratings offer peace of mind

    Making the decision to seek nursing home care for a loved one is difficult enough for any family without having to worry about whether the quality of care is acceptable.

  • Net neutrality will benefit consumers

    The new rules imposed last week on broadband Internet service by the Federal Communications Commission to enforce net neutrality ultimately will benefit consumers.

  • I-95 interchange has great retail potential

    We wish it was on a faster timeline, but a new Interstate 95 interchange – and a healthy prospect for the local economy – has been given the green light.

  • Raising grant cap for film makes sense

    The political fight over financial incentives for the television and film industry in North Carolina has played out like a bad episode of “The West Wing.”Republican leaders in the N.C. General Assembly moved last year to convert incentives packages for Hollywood producers to a modestly funded grant program of $20 million.

  • Property revaluation an important task

    There is a lot more than just a driver riding around in those cars and trucks marked “Nash County Revaluation.”Since the beginning of the year, a fleet of vehicles has been crusing Nash County, taking notes, taking pictures and taking stock of the future.

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