Garden club takes virtual tour

The Rocky Mount Garden Club’s January program took the members across the ocean from Rocky Mount in winter to a warm spring day in England.

  • Edgecombe schools recognized for initiative work

    All 14 Edgecombe County Public Schools were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for their accomplishments in implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.

  • NCC to host first Blue Fest on campus

    Nash Community College will host its first-ever Blue Fest on May 7.

  • School bus drivers celebrated

    Local students honored special bus drivers this week as “Love the Bus” week was celebrated in the Twin Counties. Gov.

  • Nashville man tapped for high post in Sudan Shriners

    Noble Carl Wayne Smith of Nashville, a member of the Rocky Mount Shrine Club, was elected as the High Priest & Prophet at Sudan Shriners annual meeting and election of officers on Jan. 23 in New Bern.

  • Robot joins Vidant Edgecombe staff

    Vidant Edgecombe Hospital recently implemented telestroke technology in the Emergency Department.

Voter registration, litigation focus of “Moral March”

RALEIGH – Leaders of an annual march and rally to press for what they call progressive policies in North Carolina urged demonstrators Saturday to register voters and help them overcome hurdles at the ballot box, including photo ID.Aware of a presidential and gubernatorial election year approaching and pending litigation to fight election and redistricting laws, speakers at the “Moral March on Raleigh” reminded the crowd the goals they espoused were inextricably linked to the right to vote.

Pope gives tough love to Mexico’s political, church elite

MEXICO CITY – Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico’s political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

  • Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

    MUNICH – Russia’s prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

  • Reality tempers optimism in coal country after court ruling

    MADISON, W.Va. – The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.

  • Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes

    SAO PAULO – More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.

  • As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy

    BURNS, Ore. – As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.

  • ‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

    HAVANA – With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.

Regular season comes down to final day

Thanks to some wintry weather, the Big East regular season concludes today instead of Friday. This year has been thrilling to watch because of the parity in the conference.

Brewmill project gets new name

In an effort to show the public a better idea of the full development taking place off Falls Road, Capitol Broadcasting Co. has recently changed the name of the Rocky Mount Brewmill to the Rocky Mount Mills.

  • Retail sales rise in January

    WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

  • Tax workshop advises local business owners

    With income tax season in full swing, a few small business owners got to hear from a local certified public accountant Thursday about certain tax practices to look out for and implement in their businesses.

  • Decision by feds boosts self-driving cars

    DETROIT — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has decided.

  • Developer plans to expand Belmont Lake Preserve

    Already big spenders in the Rocky Mount area, Maryland-based Halle Companies is making more investment and has ongoing development happening at the 1,400-arce Belmont Lake Preserve.

  • Burger King to add hot dogs to its menu

    NEW YORK — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.

Houston-area woman still teaching at age 90

HOUSTON – Dorothy Deck Hargrove has spent most of her life as a teacher.

  • Signs linger of segregation’s ugly days

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – 
Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

  • Minister finds pleasure in two professions

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Ministers are called. Artists are born.The Rev. Sue Trowbridge is a pastor and a painter.

  • Talented field makes it tough to make Grammy picks

    NEW YORK – Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

  • YouTube rolls out original programs

    LOS ANGELES – Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.”

  • It’s good to know dinner already is in the can

    Mothers pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals.

Suspect allegedly steals car, crashes during escape

Authorities are searching for a Virginia man suspected of assaulting an acquaintance then stealing her car. The incident happened around 10 p.m.

Our Views

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

  • Crime rate decline defies perceptions

    Police Chief James Moore last week delivered some welcome news – quite probably surprising to some people – to the Rocky Mount City Council.

  • New store owners cheer Rocky Mount

    A comic book store might not be the first thing one looks for in a new community, but it’s somewhere on the list for a lot of folks, particularly young people.

  • Put down the pitchforks pointed at Cam

    For much of his NFL career, Cam Newton has been a sports writer’s dream.

  • Ruling fuels debate for redistricting panel

    A federal judicial panel’s decision to toss out North Carolina’s congressional district map should hardly come as a surprise to anyone.

  • Panthers set to cap spectacular season

    The Carolina Panthers will take center stage today in the biggest show professional sports has to offer.