Trapeze school offers novices a chance to fly

WATERTOWN, Mass. — It is 20 feet up to the thin red board that serves as a launch pad for the flying trapeze.

  • Researchers seek to prove Genesis

    DALLAS — Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial swamp into shape-shifting cells, into ape-like primates, into people.

  • Woman found guilty in silicone-injection case

    JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death.

  • Ex-beauty queen accused of stealing crown

    YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

  • Woman gives birth in Wal-Mart parking lot

    ROSWELL, Ga. — Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth outside a Wal-Mart near Atlanta.

  • Woman accused of setting fire to ex-boyfriend’s house using bacon

    VERNAL, Utah — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house will stand trial on arson charges.

NCC staff learn life-saving techniques

Nash Community College faculty and staff participated in professional development activities to learn life-saving techniques this summer.

  • SCORE to sponsor Golf Fundraiser

    Rocky Mount-based SCORE Domestic will sponsor its 2014 Golf Fundraiser on Sept. 22 at Belmont Lake Golf Club.

  • Jackson gives Kiwanis update on education

    Listening to Dr. Anthony Jackson articulate his vision of what the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools should be, members of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount were reviving their own memories of school days spent in classrooms, sitting in rows with the teacher in front doing most of the talking.

  • NCC to share innovation techniques at conference

    Nash Community College will once again share proven methods of innovation – this time at the North Carolina Community College System Conference on Oct. 12-14 in Raleigh.

  • YMCA offers special on adult memberships

    The Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging adults to join a community that not only helps them lead healthier lives, but offers them a place to belong.

  • Edgecombe County schools mark start of new year

    More than 700 Edgecombe County Public Schools employees and their guests recently gathered at SouthWest Edgecombe High School for the inaugural convening of staff members for the 2014-15 academic year.

Homeless man charged in train station drug bust

A homeless man from California was jailed Tuesday in connection with a drug bust at the train station.

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

FAYETTEVILLE — Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.

Panthers' Newton ready to play

CHARLOTTE ­– Cam Newton is back in pads – dramatically oversized pads.

  • Tar Heels' defense showing improvments

    CHAPEL HILL ­– An offseason spent pushing the defense to force turnovers paid off in No. 23 North Carolina’s season-opening victory.

  • Chris Kirk wins Deutsche Bank at right time

    NORTON, Mass. – Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.Still to be determined is just how big.

  • NFL teams are looking more and more alike

    NEW YORK – Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles.“We are a copycat league, you bet,” he said. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.”Easier said than done if you don’t have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent’s point is well taken.

  • McIlroy, others in hunt at Deutsche Bank Championship

    NORTON, Mass. – Russell Henley doesn’t get into contention as much as he’d like, though he is tough to beat when he’s anywhere near the lead.

  • Wolfpack rallies for victory against Georgia Southern

    RALEIGH – It had the makings of a perfect storm. Everything that could have gone wrong for N.C. State against Georgia Southern almost did.

Autistic entrepreneurs find niches

NEW YORK – When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket’s bakery, she told him he’d never do anything more than collect the store’s grocery carts.

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

  • Local auto dealers report uptick in sales

    Local car dealers said they are seeing signs of improvement within the industry as the economy continues to recover from the recession.

  • Consumer spending dips slightly in July

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

  • Bank earnings rise 5.2 percent in second quarter

    WASHINGTON — U.S. banks’ earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.

  • Officials tout tourism’s impact on local economy

    Tourism contributed more than $310 million to the Twin Counties economy in 2013, and local officials said they are hoping for even more in 2014.

Bands strive for football season recognition

Most high schools have a group of students who work hard throughout the week, spending hours practicing to get ready for Friday night football.

  • Rocky Mount: ‘Heart Of Tobaccoland’

    Tobacco was king of the economy in Eastern North Carolina in ways that cotton in other parts of the South could only dream of.

  • Bible-based films draw more interest

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s the Hollywood ending every studio wants: Low-cost production and high returns at the box office.

  • Charlie Daniels headlines rally's entertainment

    A country music legend is coming to Rocky Mount, and fortunately he will not be bringing the devil with him.

  • Nashville embraces heavy metal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song.

  • Cookbook offers ice cream tips

    AUSTIN, Texas – While I enjoy a good scoop (or several) of creamy, cold ice cream any time of year, the heat of summer in Texas nearly demands that you pull out your ice cream maker and churn up a new flavor.

Our Views

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

  • Tourism a boon to Twin Counties economy

    The day after Labor Day marks the end of what we traditionally call the vacation season, and with lower gas prices and better weather, North Carolina tourism officials have high hopes that 2014 will be a strong year for the industry.

  • Race between Tillis and Hagan heats up

    Although it seems as if N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and U.S. Sen.

  • Pledges to reform VA must lead to action

    It was indeed heartening to hear President Barack Obama promise to continue his administration’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs during a speech last week at the American Legion’s national convention in Charlotte.

  • Fall’s almost here – bring on football

    For diehard college football fans, the length of time between New Year’s Day and Labor Day weekend can seem an eternity. But the wait is over, finally.

  • Post office questions warrant answers

    It’s hard to say how effective opposition to the closing of the Rocky Mount mail processing facility might be, but at the very least, it has raised some questions that warrant consideration.