Michigan township draws more people to meeting with hot dogs

VICTORY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Here’s a way to boost interest in local government: potato salad.A township board in northern Michigan held a lakeside picnic Monday before its regular meeting.

Churches donate blankets, funds to Nash UNC Health Care

Representatives from First Presbyterian Church, Lakeside Baptist Church, Church of the Good Shepard, West Haven Presbyterian Church and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church recently gathered in the waiting room of the Nash UNC Health Care Pediatric Emergency Department recently to present two large bundles of handmade blankets and a check for $629 to the hospital.

Man on bike shot by unknown suspect

A Rocky Mount woman said a phone call she received Tuesday afternoon from her grandson stopped her in her tracks.“I was at the mall when he called me and told me he was shot,” said Joyce Blossom. “I said, ‘Shot?’ ”Blossom said her grandson, 21-year-old Antonio Barnes, was shot while riding his bicycle then biked nearly a mile to the corner of Oberry and South Pine streets where he was loaded into an ambulance and taken to Nash General Hospital.

Agency: $131M in available medicaid funds

RALEIGH (AP) – North Carolina’s Medicaid agency said Tuesday that it had good financial news at the close of the second consecutive fiscal year, again registering a positive cash balance.

N.C. State a darkhorse in ACC race

RALEIGH – Don’t call N.C. State a dark horse ACC contender around Mike Rose.“Being a dark horse kind of sounds like, ‘We’d be surprised if they won some games – but it could happen,’” Rose said Tuesday. “I feel like we can compete just like anybody else.”He and his N.C. State teammates took the first steps toward establishing themselves as legitimate contenders when the Wolfpack held their first practice of preseason camp.“We’re not in full pads (yet) so you can’t get too excited about anything,” third-year coach Dave Doeren said, “but it’s just fun to see the guys who have played and have experience, the way they’ve come back.”N.C. State returns 14 starters – including eight on defense – from a team that won four of its last five games, routed rival North Carolina on its home field and beat Central Florida in the Bitcoin Bowl to finish 8-5.

SUVs, luxury cars lead surge in auto sales

DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say “look at me.

Tips make tastier meals to take to school

There was a time when a lunch box was just that – the container into which your parents packed your lunch.

Our Views

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

  • ‘High priority’ corridor good for N.C.

    Interstates carry more than cars and trucks to towns and cities. They transport goods to the marketplace. In other words, they generate business, commerce, money.

  • Raise a glass, at last, to utility savings

    When you open your utility bill in September and notice a 14 percent decrease in charges, you might be tempted to use the savings to buy a bottle of champagne.

  • Congress punts on transportation bill

    Unable once again to agree on a long-term transportation funding bill, Congress last week approved a short-term bill on the eve of its annual August recess.

  • Vouchers ruling raises troubling questions

    With last week’s N.C. Supreme Court ruling in favor of “opportunity scholarships,” North Carolina becomes a state full of educational diversity.

  • Sales tax proposal would help area

    For a long time, the sales tax distribution formula has favored big cities in North Carolina.

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