Prominent feature removed from restaurant statue after uproar

HURRICANE, Utah — The small southern Utah town of Hurricane might become a little quieter after a statue of a copper bull lost its most prominent private feature this weekend.

  • Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

    AKRON, Ohio — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.

  • Gun owned by agent who toppled Capone headed to Vegas museum

    MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, “Scarface” and “Little Caesar.”

  • Police officers corral grazing miniature horses

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police officers in Alaska’s biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.

  • Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood

    SEATTLE — Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

  • Stepmom charged in death of 3-year-old Florida boy

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Police charged the stepmother of a 3-year-old boy with aggravated manslaughter Wednesday and accused her of hiding the boy’s badly bruised, lifeless body in a box in the laundry room before reporting him missing.

Edgecombe Early College High School freshmen take trip to Washington, D.C.

Seventeen freshmen from Edgecombe Early College High School and four advisers traveled to Washington, D.C., for four days in March to visit the Smithsonian Institute, tour the National Mall and see other historical monuments.

  • Red Oak Middle student wins Advancement Scripps Spelling Bee

    Hannah Elise Gerlach, a seventh-grade student at Red Oak Middle School was the winner of the Advancement Scripps Spelling Bee sponsored by the Delta Center for Life Development and the Teacher Education Program of N.C. Wesleyan College on March 19 at the Dunn Center.

  • Student recognized for literacy program

    SouthWest Edgecombe High School student Saquan Revis was recognized at a recent meeting of the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education for his “League of Literacy” organization.

  • Local students honored for academic achievements

    Several local students recently have been honored for academic achievement.

  • Junior Guild’s book drive to end next week

    A book drive geared toward getting quality books into the hands of local children is coming to an end.

  • Students explore the night sky in mobile planetarium

    Preschoolers and kindergarteners from four local elementary schools joined Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu as they explored the night sky in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, PNC Bank’s mobile planetarium show created with Sesame Workshop.

Suspect in sexual assault later reports being assaulted

A Rocky Mount man was considered a victim in one case and a suspect in another.

McCrory won’t back religious exemption bills

CHARLOTTE – Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn’t backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don’t want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses.

  • Transportation Museum to get $2 million in renovations

    SPENCER — The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Rowan County is getting more than $2 million in renovations.

  • Justices hear executive-legislative branch fight in June

    RALEIGH — North Carolina's highest court plans to hear arguments early this summer on whether the General Assembly can make appointments to three state environmental panels or if those decisions must rest with Gov.

  • High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life.

  • House, Senate give preliminary OK to gas tax deal

    RALEIGH — Gasoline taxes in North Carolina appear headed downward by a little bit very soon as the N.C. General Assembly voted Monday night for a compromise plan that avoids a sharp drop this summer that bill supporters said would wreck future road-building plans.

  • Film advocates change tactics, lobby for more grant money

    WILMINGTON — Film supporters have changed their tactics to lobby for more money in a grant program rather than trying to restore North Carolina’s 25 percent tax credit.

Tarboro's Cofield remains the same through NFL Draft evaluation process

When Duke’s flight to El Paso, Texas for the Sun Bowl took off in December, it was the beginning of a whirlwind journey for former Tarboro offensive lineman Takoby Cofield.

  • Knights trio pitches shutout of Firebirds

    BAILEY – Northern Nash coach Leonard Allen is not a big fan of high school baseball games on Mondays.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Mar. 31

    GIRLS’ SOCCER Faith Christian 4 Ahoskie Ridgecroft 1 FCS Goals: Alesa Stallings (2); Alex Cheney (2) FCS Assists: McKenzie Williams; Sarah Porter; Jessi Reams; Deborah Kitchin For the record: Faith Christian (2-4).

  • Duke advances to 12th Final Four under Coach K

    HOUSTON – Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

  • No. 1 seed Maryland ousts Duke women in regional semifinals, 65-55

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.

  • Former North Edgecombe product Harrell has Louisville on cusp of another Final Four

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Standing underneath the dull lights that break up the gray monotony of the of the Carrier Dome, it’s easy to see the stage that former North Edgecombe star Montrezl Harrell, now in his third year at Louisville, has created for himself.

Business forecasters boost economic outlook

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

  • Students to make business pitches in contest

    Middle and high school students are going have the opportunity to learn what it takes to launch a business.

  • Cigar makers brace for U.S. rush

    HAVANA – In more than six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his “habanos” sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

  • Triangle-area restaurants choose to increase pay for workers

    Triangle-area restaurants choose to increase pay for workersRALEIGH — As a national debate rages about raising the minimum wage, a handful of Triangle restaurants have voluntarily decided to pay their employees more.

  • Spoof emails test workers’ wariness

    NEW YORK – The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.

  • Businesses receive state recognition

    A couple of Twin Counties businesses have received state recognition for their dedication to making a difference in the area.

Apple-a-day adage might not bear out

CHICAGO – An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away.

  • Fight over who brews your coffee heats up

    LINCOLN, Calif. – One measure over how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year plastic pods is how ofter the company's opponents use galactic comparisons.

  • Colleges corral ‘Animal House’ antics

    Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing.

  • Churches bolster unity through faith

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – 
Three times now these two church congregations, one white and one black, have come together.

  • Hale set as conference speaker

    An accomplished Georgia minister will be the featured speaker for the 2015 Women’s Conference to be held in May by North End Missionary Baptist Church.Dr.

  • Comedy doesn’t get expected laughter

    NEW YORK – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

Our Views

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

  • Utility bill reductions in sight at last

    Who’s ready to save some money?All of us, of course.

  • Medical records bill a no-brainer

    Prison is a place to punish and rehabilitate those who have committed criminal offenses. It should not be a secret pit where anything goes under the cover of obscurity.

  • Senate tax-cut plan too risky for state

    While their counterparts in the N.C. House last week were sensibly working to restore the historic preservation tax credit program, Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate unveiled a dubious plan to cut personal and corporate income taxes by $1 billion.

  • Ending driver’s ed supplement is risky

    The N.C. General Assembly hopes to use $26 million a year for other purposes once the funding runs out at the end of June for driver’s education in public schools.

  • Legislature’s clash hurts recruiting effort

    With the passing of each week, the hopes of landing a major automaker in Eastern North Carolina grow a little dimmer.