Chicken, beer a bad recipe for home burglar who fell asleep

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary.

Summer grads bid farewell to high school

Through hard work and perseverance, more than 25 students from Nash Central, Northern Nash, Rocky Mount and Southern Nash high schools were added Thursday to the Nash Rocky-Mount Public Schools Class of 2015.

  • Grants to encourage outdoor play for children

    Starting this summer, public play spaces in the Rocky Mount area can get an upgrade that will have families skipping with joy.

  • Local students awarded college scholarships

    A pair of Twin Counties students recently were awarded college scholarships.

  • Park View alumnae reach scholarship goal

    The 100 for the 100th Year fundraising goal for the Park View Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association concluded June 30 with a small alumnae luncheon celebrating reaching $100,000 in the PVH/NCC Scholarship Fund.

  • Girl Scouts recognize top cookie sellers

    The Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines announced that Ashley Zipko of Rocky Mount is a top seller in Nash County and Dasonja Darden of Tarboro is a top seller in Edgecombe County for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program.

  • NCC students test business strategies

    As part of a course curriculum, business administration students at Nash Community College participated in an online business simulation project, creating faux camera companies to test their business strategies.

Employee charged in store thefts

Months of suspected thefts from a local retail store has caught up with a Rocky Mount woman.

Coastal officials mull plan to spread tax money elsewhere

MANTEO — A Dare County official says he plans to lobby lawmakers in the General Assembly who are looking at a proposal in the state budget that would distribute a larger percentage of sales tax generated in wealthier counties to the state’s poorer counties.

Panthers optimistic about 2015 season

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Economic rebound sets stage for Fed rate hike

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year.

Activist refuses to give into hate in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dozens of jeering protesters faced down Sabina Mohyuddin at a community meeting, but she stood strong at the podium.

Our Views

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

  • Vouchers ruling raises troubling questions

    With last week’s N.C. Supreme Court ruling in favor of “opportunity scholarships,” North Carolina becomes a state full of educational diversity.

  • Sales tax proposal would help area

    For a long time, the sales tax distribution formula has favored big cities in North Carolina.

  • N.C. moves up to play a primary role

    There’s a certain amount of preening and prestige associated with presidential primaries – and for once, we’re not talking about just the candidates.

  • State takes on a monumental decision

    North Carolina lawmakers seem to spin a roulette wheel when it comes to deciding what local government officials can do and what they can’t.

  • ‘Fighting Holly Strong’ should inspire us all

    How will you spend the final years of your life? What will your impact be? What will you leave behind?Not the typical questions raised by an editorial, are they?








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