Toys R Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls

NEW YORK — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

Credit union awards School of Government scholarships

The Local Government Federal Credit Union recently awarded UNC School of Government scholarships to local men.

  • City to begin loose leaf collection

    The Rocky Mount Public Works Department will begin it annual loose leaf collection program on Nov. 3.

  • YMCA to sponsor diabetes workshops

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Nash and surrounding counties to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

  • Local athletes excel at N.C. Senior Games

    The Twin Counties was well represented at the 30th annual N.C. Senior Games recently held in Raleigh.

  • Chewning outlines health care affiliation

    Nash UNC Health Care President and CEO Larry Chewning recently explained to the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount the reasons that the Nash County Board of Commissioners agreed to join forces with UNC Health Care Systems.

  • Girl Scouts take weekend camping trip

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Area Girl Scout Service Unit recently held its annual Fall Encampment.

Police seize shotgun at N.C. Wesleyan College

A Charlotte college student was arrested Monday after police reportedly seized a loaded shotgun from his car at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Police nab home invasion suspect

    A Rocky Mount man was apprehended following a short chase Saturday after police responded to a domestic dispute.

  • Woman sought for stealing panties

    Authorities are searching for a woman suspected of stealing 100 pairs of panties this weekend from Victoria’s Secret.

  • Man wounded in shooting

    A Rocky Mount man is recovering from a gunshot wound while officers are searching for the shooter.Police said an officer on patrol around 7 p.m.

  • Police seek suspects in copper theft

    Rocky Mount police are searching for suspected copper thieves.

  • Police seek gunmen in restaurant holdup

    Rocky Mount police are searching for two suspects in the armed robbery of a local restaurant.Police Sgt. E.K. Collins said officers responded just before 9 p.m.

Tillis lone U.S. Senate candidate on live TV program

RALEIGH (AP) – Thom Tillis got the stage alone Tuesday night in North Carolina’s tight U.S. Senate race, the only candidate on a statewide television program in which he discussed views on abortion, global climate change and differences with absent Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

  • GOP leader: Officials can refuse to marry gays

    RALEIGH — A top Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

  • Appeals court won't block ASU early vote order

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina appeals court won't block enforcement of a trial judge's order requiring Watauga County to host one voting site on the Appalachian State University campus when early voting begins Thursday.

  • 1 killed, 1 hurt in plane crash in Durham County

    BAHAMA — Authorities say one man is dead and another man injured after a small plane crashed into a wooded area in northern Durham County.

  • Social worker accused of selling Medicaid info

    CHARLOTTE — A Mecklenburg County social worker is accused by federal authorities of selling identifying information of federal Medicaid recipients to a man believed to have bilked the government out of more than $3 million.

  • NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday.

Gryphons edge Topsail to set up match with unbeaten Sanford

After a season in which it has breezed past most of its competition, Rocky Mount High is starting to recognize the high stakes of its remaining matches.

New rules aim to spur home loans

WASHINGTON — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week.

  • Calabash restaurants survive changes, fires

    CALABASH — Deep in Brunswick County, there’s a fryer that never dies.

  • HondaJet announces expansion plans at Greensboro airport

    GREENSBORO — HondaJet says it is spending $19 million to expand its world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro.

  • Lorillard CEO to get $44M after Reynolds merger

    RICHMOND, Va.  — The CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show.

  • Penney’s new CEO faces hurdles

    NEW YORK – J.C. Penney’s newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The troubled chain is showing signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but it still hasn’t figured out how to get shoppers back into its department stores.

  • Apartments push homebuilding up in September

    WASHINGTON — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Modern menus meet culinary traditions

Sharing family recipes is a treasured holiday tradition for many, but every holiday table needs a mix of cherished family dishes and new culinary creations.

  • Failures abound in containing Ebola

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big.

  • Couple eschews modern conveniences

    EUGENE, Ore. – You can take your Facebook page and your Twitter account and your streaming Netflix videos and whatever modern, Earth-polluting contraption you are driving and do whatever you want with all of that.

  • Long search finds lost ring’s owner

    BRAINTREE, Mass. –
 Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM. Now Thomas J. Murphy of Orleans, Mass., has it again, almost 50 years after he lost it.

  • LDS group urges acceptance of gays

    SALT LAKE CITY – Recent court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage have encouraged a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing their conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

  • Tar River ensembles plan six concerts

    Music from a master of the classical realm will give the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus the start for the ensembles’ 2014-15 season.

Our Views

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

  • Make your voice heard – take time to vote

    Early voting begins Thursday in North Carolina and with it, the home stretch to what feels to some of us like the longest U.S. Senate race in history.

  • SAT gap is a worrying trend for area

    The importance of SAT scores has been widely debated in higher education circles as well as among high school guidance counselors and administrators.

  • Naming highway for Tolson deserved

    To hear the nonstop television blather, you might wonder if there’s anything this country will ever be able to agree on again.

  • Earthquake data underscore fracking risk

    It was either an ironic coincidence or a portent of things to come that nearly 200,000 North Carolinians last week participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills just a few days after a geological study linked hydraulic fracking to more than 400 tremors last year in Ohio.

  • Carmon strikes budget balancing act

    Edgecombe County Manager Lorenzo Carmon hasn’t had the easiest of jobs this year.