Three make night swim to safety after boat capsizes

LIHUE, Hawaii — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.

Habitat for Humanity chapters to merge

The Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors recently announced a merger of its organization with the Rocky Mount Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Community colleges tee up for fundraisers

    The Twin Counties’ annual community college golf tournaments that raise money for student scholarships are right around the corner.

  • Bethel Heroes honor World War II veterans

    Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proudly honors veterans of all wars.

  • Tarboro students attend Governor’s School

    Tarboro High School seniors Tysheka Brown and Mia Carlyle represented Edgecombe County Public Schools as students in the Governor’s School program of North Carolina.

  • Group works to recruit new politicians

    Frank Hill, director of the Institute for Public Trust in Raleigh, began his Sept. 4 presentation at the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club by asking for a show of hands of members who are satisfied with the people who represent them in elective offices.

  • Congressional candidate meets with Democratic women's group

    Democratic U.S. House candidate Brenda Cleary spoke to the Democratic Women of Edgecombe County during the group’s August meeting in the Edgecombe County Administration Building auditorium in Tarboro.

Police seek robbery suspect

Rocky Mount police are hoping someone will recognize a robbery suspect from surveillance images.The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 18 at 301 Convenience Mart.

  • Home health care worked charged with stealing client's jewelry

    TARBORO — Authorities recently arrested a home health care worker from Rocky Mount in the theft of jewelry from someone in her care.

  • Police probe weekend shootings

    Two unrelated Saturday morning shootings are under investigation.The first happened about 12:45 a.m. near Calvary and Parham streets.

  • Employee charged with stealing from store

    Tarboro police recently arrested a woman suspected of stealing from her employer in Beaufort County.

  • Police seize handgun from juvenile

    Rocky Mount police reportedly seized a loaded revolver from a teen Saturday night while responding to a report of a disturbance.

  • Police nab suspect in store theft

    Rocky Mount police reportedly solved a larceny from a local business and apprehended a man wanted on theft charges from Halifax County.Officers responded around 3 p.m.

Moral Monday rally held in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — The Moral Monday movement in North Charleston has expanded to Wilmington.Local media outlets report that hundreds turned out Monday as the Rev.

Northern Nash, Nash Central volleyball teams a work in progress

It wasn’t how Northern Nash volleyball coach Patricia Haggerty had drawn it up, but in the end, it was a win.

Tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. — Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

  • Duke Energy to spend $500M on solar power

    RALEIGH — Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina’s requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy, the country’s largest electricity company said Monday.

  • Software firm to add 600 jobs in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte software company that automates how companies pay their bills is being offered nearly $9 million if it adds 600 new jobs.

  • Nucor to buy Gallatin Steel for about $770M

    CHARLOTTE — Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.

  • From asparagus to zuppe, investor hits Olive Garden

    NEW YORK – Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.

  • PNC signs on to Apple Pay service

    PNC bank customers later this year will be allowed to use Apple’s latest product, which allows consumers to pay for purchases with electronic gadgets.

Squash offers many possibilities

Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas.

  • Tech world works to speak FDA’s language

    WASHINGTON – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar, Silicon Valley is pouring billions of dollars into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care.

  • 'Buddha of bourbon' marks 60 years as distiller

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles.

  • More parents keep kids off Facebook

    NEW YORK – Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

  • ‘Boat church’ touches lake vacationers

    PENHOOK, Va. – Like a siren’s magnetic sound, jangly, rollicking classic gospel tunes echo off the shores of Smith Mountain Lake and across to its southern reaches.

  • Costner pays to keep promise

    TORONTO – Most of Kevin Costner’s most famous films wouldn’t seem to be easy sells.

Our Views

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

  • State revenue stream hits a hiccup

    North Carolina legislators are learning to deal with some of the issues facing many North Carolina families – uncertain times, unexpected expenses and a less-than-dependable cash flow.

  • Lobbying for John Q. Public falls short

    We’ve used this space before to point out how relatively easy it is for incumbent legislators and members of Congress to hold onto their seats.

  • Report shows impact of new voting law

    It is crucial for anyone wishing to vote in the Nov. 4 election to make sure they are registered at their current address by Oct. 10 and know for certain where their precinct polling place is located on Election Day.

  • School needs require deeper look

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education’s decision to put together a committee to consider options for O.R. Pope school is a small step toward addressing a big issue.

  • Exonerations shake faith in system

    Law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges “get it right” many, many more times than they get it wrong, but a string of notorious exceptions is shaking confidence in justice in North Carolina.