Television reporter quits on air to promote marijuana legalization

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

  • New Marine Corps mascot graduates

    SAN DIEGO — The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.The corps says Pfc.

  • Fence-jumper makes it to the White House

    WASHINGTON — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said.

  • Veterinarians try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    LOS ANGELES — Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

  • Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

    OXFORD, Ohio — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

  • Three make night swim to safety after boat capsizes

    LIHUE, Hawaii — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.

Asian history class takes hands-on approach at NCC

NCC Instructor Chris Kent’s East Asian History class is constructing body armor in collaboration with NCC welding instructors and students.

Music complaint leads to assault

An elderly man was hospitalized following an altercation with a neighbor over loud music, authorities said.

Decker hopeful for state’s chances at auto plant

CHARLOTTE – North Carolina’s top economic development official said Monday that her recent trip to Japan should pay dividends as her department aggressively tries to land a foreign automaker and other manufacturers to the state.

  • Health officials confirm enterovirus in six

    RALEIGH — Testing by federal health officials confirms six cases of a respiratory virus in children in North Carolina.

  • Panel revisiting Common Core standards meets

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina legislator says it won't sit well with fellow lawmakers if today's Common Core public school academic standards change in name only without substantive adjustments.

  • Brevard woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

    WILMINGTON  — A Brevard woman has pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the 2013 death of a Wilmington cyclist.

  • Woman ditches lucrative job to support foster kids

    GREENVILLE — Sitting together with a group of Honors College students at ECU’s West End Dining Hall, featured speaker Danielle Gletow is practically indistinguishable from the undergraduates.

  • One killed, two injured in Sunday crash

    FAYETTEVILLE — One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a crash at a Fayetteville intersection.

Tar Heels looking to rebound from embarassing loss to East Carolina

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina linebacker Jeff Schoettmer didn’t even bother to watch the film of his last game.“We went right on to Clemson,” Schoettmer said Monday.

Existing home sales fall in August

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

  • U.S. cracks down on companies moving overseas

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes.

  • Changes in key fields affect small businesses

    NEW YORK – What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list.

  • Wage growth lags despite strengthening economy

    While reports show companies and industries are hiring more in the national job market, increased pay continues to be lagging behind.

  • Economic indicators edge up in August

    WASHINGTON — A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.

  • State jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate.

Salmon provides fast, nutritious meals

Whether your tastes lean toward a traditional croquette drizzled with a light dill sauce, or a refreshing take on a pesto pasta salad, canned salmon offers ease of preparation and surprising versatility for home-cooked meals.

Our Views

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

  • Partnership benefits Vidant, patients

    A partnership announced last week between Vidant Health and two other health care systems in North Carolina marks an innovative way to reduce costs and share resources to benefit patients and the health care organizations themselves.

  • Common sense required for incentives

    The N.C. General Assembly’s failure to put together a comprehensive economic development incentives program was a discouraging shortcoming to leaders longing for more industries and jobs.

  • State should rethink Medicaid expansion

    It certainly was encouraging to hear N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos tell a legislative committee last week that her agency is preparing information for Gov.

  • Road plan addresses rural needs in N.C.

    The 25-year transportation plan unveiled this week by Gov. Pat McCrory brings some long overdue attention to rural North Carolina and its struggling economy.

  • Welcome back to the Down East Classic

    Rocky Mount rolls out the welcome mat this week to a fan base that has become familiar guests – Elizabeth City State University.