Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

YORK, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

  • Pitt County man killed when pinned under tractor

    GREENVILLE — Investigators in Pitt County say a man was killed when his tractor jumped into gear and pinned him under a tire.

  • Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.

  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

  • South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish

    MOKPO, South Korea — The aroma of one of South Korea’s most popular delicacies is regularly compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms.

Tarboro students win first place award at Science Olympiad

Tarboro High School students Mia Carlyle and Ley Futrell recently competed at the Regional Science Olympiad in Kinston, bringing home first place medals in Entomology.

Authorities seek three robbery suspects

Authorities are searching for three teens suspected of robbing a man Wednesday night.

Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in Senate campaign

RALEIGH — Kay Hagan’s self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician’s mouth seeking re-election.

  • Former airport manager gets prison delay

    HICKORY — The former manager of a regional airport near Morganton has been given more time to report to prison for charges including embezzlement.

  • Gov. McCrory won’t attend Moogfest in Asheville

    ASHEVILLE — Gov. Pat McCrory won’t attend the electronic music festival Moogfest next week in Asheville as originally planned.

  • Asheville council seeks less graffiti in city

    ASHEVILLE — The Asheville City Council will consider a plan to help rid the city of graffiti, including requirements that property owners remove it and asking legislators to approve higher penalties for vandals.

  • Red drum spring fishing season canceled

    SWANSBORO — North Carolina officials have canceled the spring red drum fishing season because so many of the species were caught during the fall.

  • Food stamp backlog still costs N.C. governments

    RALEIGH — Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina’s backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

Back to Boston: Local runners set to return to scene of marathon tragedy

When it comes to a marathon, 45 minutes can go by in the blink of an eye. One bad mile or a fluke injury can set a runner back.That small amount of time can make the biggest difference.

North Carolina adds nearly 20,000 jobs in March

RALEIGH — North Carolina showed the country’s second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

  • Walmart enters money transfer business

    NEW YORK — Walmart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

  • New food plant to open in Nash County

    A new business called Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients plans to locate in Nash County, specializing in producing high-quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products.

  • Bank to open new branch in Nashville

    A community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount is opening a full-service branch in Nashville on May 1.

  • Business owner adds two new stores

    Rocky Mount native Sharif Elsayed is adding to the list of local businesses that he owns.

  • Retail sales surge in March

    WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

Dress codes challenge schools

They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • From the ashes, Jewish community rises again

    The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler ordered the deaths of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world’s fastest growing Jewish community.

  • Smokehouse seasons meals with music

    There are a lot of similarities between making food and making music, The Prime Smokehouse owner Ed Wiley III said.

  • Band will have Dunn Center swinging

    Music from the silver screen and the Great White Way offers the theme for tonight’s performance by the Tar River Swing Band at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Deen hits taste, calorie balance

    ATLANTA – Bobby Deen grew up on rich, yummy Southern comfort food.It was all good until about 13 years ago when Deen turned 30.

  • Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.  This could be her son.

Our Views

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

  • Feds correct to diffuse rancher standoff

    Officials with the federal Bureau of Land Management acted prudently last weekend when they backed down from a confrontation with a Nevada rancher and his armed supporters.

  • Leave community college reserve intact

    When accountants start looking for ways to cut costs, many a wary department head follows the axiom of “use it or lose it.”That typically means, if a department doesn’t spend the money it has been allotted in its budget for a given year, someone will look for ways to cut the leftovers from the next year’s budget.

  • Give event center proposal a full airing

    After months of study, discussion and analysis, a proposal for a downtown Rocky Mount event center will at last take center stage for public comment early next week.

  • Dropout rates improve in Twin Counties

    Dropout rates at area schools fell last year – welcome news for students, parents and educators.

  • Kansas shootings have sad ties to N.C.

    As horrible and tragic as the weekend shootings outside two Jewish centers in Kansas City proved to be, a suspect charged in connection with the murders left a different brand of misery in North Carolina three decades ago.