Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

MADISON, Maine — A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.

  • Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record

    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator’s head.

  • Autistic boy’s pig a big draw at Weber County fair

    OGDEN, Utah — The crowd erupted in applause and began chanting his name as 13-year-old Tucker Doak entered the ring at Weber County’s Fair to auction off his hog.“So many people were trying to buy that pig,” said Plain City resident Tammy McKean. “Everyone felt (Tucker’s) love and wanted to give it back.

  • Person drops off about 100 tuxedo cats at shelter

    NOVATO, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle reports that someone has dropped off more than 100 tuxedo cats, which are named for their distinctive black and white markings, at an animal shelter.

  • Cape Cod para-rower sets sights on Summer Olympics

    EAST FALMOUTH, Mass. — As soon as the oars hit the water and the race started, Beth Noll headed over to the coaches’ area to watch the events unfold on TV.It was the 2014 Para-Rowing World Championship Trials and Noll had been coaching para-rower KateLynne Steinke, of East Falmouth, for a little over three months.

  • Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.

Walk of Remembrance to honor lost lives

Walk of Remembrance to honor lost livesEach year, one million American women experience a miscarriage or a stillbirth – and often, these women grieve in silence.

Man charged in teen sex assault

Rocky Mount authorities arrested a Roanoke Rapids man in connection with sexually assaulting a teen.

Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.

  • Breakaway Republicans block N.C. incentives bill

    RALEIGH — A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership Tuesday to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles.

  • Activists in other states will spread N.C. protests

    RALEIGH — NAACP leaders from a half-dozen states pledged Tuesday to bring protests against conservative public policy to each of their state capitols during a week of demonstrations this month.

  • N.C. lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

    RALEIGH — State House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina.

  • Group recommends improvements for N.C. rural health

    RALEIGH — A task force on rural health care in North Carolina says problems could be reduced through economic development, and convincing more providers to outside urban areas.

  • Dozens protest N.C. chicken processing plant

    FAYETTEVILLE — Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.

2014 Telegram Football Tour: Rocky Mount Academy embracing target on its back

The season is a few days from starting but the social media talk has been in full swing for months.

Global turmoil yet to sink U.S. markets

NEW YORK — Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory.

  • Summer sets expectations for record harvest

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops.

  • Appliance store expands business, options

    Bob and Jane Lane of Bob’s Appliance Service recently expanded their business.

  • Back-to-school shopping season off to solid start

    NEW YORK — The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.

  • Retail sales remain flat in July

    WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite recent job gains.

  • Company breaks ground for new food plant

    Several business leaders, city officials and state representatives were on hand for the ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday for the future site of Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients Inc.

Culinary heritage helps improve diets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it.“I’m definitely used to a lot of fried food and sweets,” the Birmingham man said. “And sweet tea.”Dorsey, 53, is trying to change that.

  • McDonald’s confronts junk food image

    NEW YORK – At a 2013 dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

  • Volunteers are invaluable to nonprofit groups

    In an age in which some cynics might suggest that money is the only thing that matters, giving of one’s time might seem naive, but to the many people who volunteer, it is an absolutely necessary function of society.

  • Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – A 2009 bankruptcy filing by the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington cost $15.8 million in lawyers’ fees and other expenses.

  • Wilson artists showcase their work at Wesleyan

    The newest exhibit at N.C. Wesleyan College’s Mims Gallery, features two artists, who years after meeting and becoming friends, now will showcase their similar and complementary art styles.

  • Television is worth watching once again

    NEW YORK – Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband’s sports obsession.

Our Views

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

  • Home schools are booming in N.C.

    Lost amid the high-volume discussions of private school vouchers, charter schools and Common Core, home schools are a hidden giant in North Carolina, one that demands more attention from legislators and educators.

  • Nash partnership with Brewmill a plus

    The grand plan for Rocky Mount Brewmill is coming together in a big way this fall in a new partnership with Nash Community College that includes a degree program in brewing, distillation and fermentation.

  • Budget cuts will directly affect teachers, students

    Bells start ringing in about a week at most public schools in the Twin Counties, and a new academic year will usher in new classes, new teachers and new questions about operations in North Carolina.

  • Highway patrol captain a shining example

    The aftermath of the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., provides a stark lesson in how authorities both should and should not comport themselves in response to such a tragedy.

  • Suicide – the talk no one wants to have

    The tragic circumstances of Robin Williams’ death this week have opened the door to a subject rarely talked about on a national or even a personal level – suicide.