Man dressed as Spider-Man arrested after scuffle with police in Times Square

NEW YORK - Spider-Man punched a police officer in the face over the weekend in Times Square while resisting arrest, the police said, the latest episode of children-friendly characters displaying R-rated behavior in front of stunned tourists in the heart of Manhattan.

  • Farm owner looks for super food in camels, bison

    ASHEVILLE – Dr. Frank King is looking for the next super food on his farm north of Asheville.

  • Three children killed in carjacking crash

    PHILADELPHIA – Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    PHOENIX — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, said he’s happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

  • Naked thieves steal 60 hamburgers from restaurant

    Police released a surveillance video of three college-aged men — two naked and one in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc’s Beach House, a restaurant in southwest Florida.

  • Hunt on for possible anaconda in lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey’s largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

Camp PUSH promotes science, technology

Twenty-five middle and high school students from Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton and Wilson counties took a field trip to East Carolina University as part of a weeklong math and science camp.

  • EMT students graduate from NCC

    Nash Community College recently recognized 22 Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Intermediate program graduates.

  • Macclesfield couple wins national tree farmer award

    Judy and Dwight Batts of Macclesfield have been named 2014 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year by the American Tree Farm System, a program of the American Forest Foundation.

  • Lions Club to host fundraising golf tourney

    The Rocky Mount Evening and Luncheon Lions Clubs will sponsor the 14th annual Rocky Mount Lions Club Golf Tournament on Aug. 12 at Birchwood Country Club.

  • Duke Energy grant to boost NCC Electric Line Construction Academy

    Nash Community College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation to fund an enhancement project to ensure NCC’s Electric Line Construction Academy students receive classroom and field instruction.

  • ECC welcomes new students

    About 150 new students attended New Student Orientation on Monday at Edgecombe Community College.

Two charged with credit card fraud

Police arrested two people Saturday and charged them with using a stolen credit card to make more than $1,000 worth of purchases in less than 24 hours.

N.C. attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state’s voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

  • N.C. Senate leaders hint at budget details

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Senate leader said Monday that he hopes to have a final budget to vote on this week.

  • Initiative pleases Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 10-week summer initiative designed to reduce violent crime is having an impact.

  • N.C. mayor walks to DC to protest hospital closure

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural North Carolina town finished his two-week protest march to the nation’s capital, where he told a crowd that his community’s problems are part of a larger health care struggle.“The story of Belhaven is bigger than the trials of a single small town,” Mayor Adam O’Neal said at a news conference Monday in Washington, D.C.The 45-year-old registered Republican started his two-week march of more than 200 miles to protest the closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven on July 1.

  • Man injured in fall from waterfall

    SALUDA — First responders in Saluda say a man has been injured while rappelling near Bradley Falls.Saluda Fire and Rescue Capt.

  • Researchers look into beach rip currents

    CAROLINA BEACH – Vincent Klock was bodysurfing toward the beach when his momentum suddenly turned and he was whisked away from shore.

Peppers wants to win title with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Standing a sturdy 6-foot-7, Packers pass rusher Julius Peppers poses an imposing sight to opposing linemen even without pads.

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

Ingenuity fuels Gaza hospital’s work

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –
In the heart of Gaza City, as its residents again find themselves under fire from Israeli forces, the wounded and their wailing families stream without end into Shifa Hospital.

  • Athletes train carefully in hot weather

    If there is one truth all of the residents of North Carolina can agree upon, it is that the weather gets really hot here during the summer.

  • Volunteer earns a place in the sun

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. – It takes only a couple of minutes twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community almost every day since President Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

  • Threats force Iraqi Christians to flee city

    IRBIL, Iraq – Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency.

  • ‘Fairytell’ gives new twists to classic stories

    What if, tired of constantly playing the damsel in distress, Sleeping Beauty rescued Prince Charming or the Seven Dwarves decided they liked whistling while staying at home to catch up on “Breaking Bad” instead?

  • ‘Pirates’ sets sail this weekend

    Activate Drama returns this weekend to the Dunn Center with an all-youth cast performing an adaptation of a classic comic opera.“The Pirates of Penzance Jr.” will be staged at 7 p.m.

Our Views

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

  • Give the gift of life through blood donation

    There’s no better time than the present to roll up your sleeve and give a potentially life-saving blood donation.

  • N.C. Senate takes wrong step with Medicaid

    The N.C. Senate last week inexplicably approved a Medicaid reform plan that is all but dead on arrival in the N.C. House and opposed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

  • Website can help voters in judicial races

    Making an informed decision on judicial candidates often poses one of the tougher ballot dilemmas for North Carolina voters.

  • Audit underscores a financial mess

    Whatever good news there is to be found among the serious allegations put forth in a 63-page N.C. State Auditor’s report on spending and accountability by some Tarboro officials – past and present – begins on page 29.

  • End to pension ‘spiking’ worth support

    State pensions are a perk for government workers that many of us in the private sector would long to have for ourselves.