Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

WASHINGTON — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.

Edwards Middle School wins Battle of the Books district competition

Edwards Middle School came out the winner when teams representing every middle school in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools competed in the Middle School Battle of the Books on March 3 in order to crown a district winner.

  • Red Cross accepting gifts for Heroes Banquet

    The Frederick E. Turnage Chapter American Red Cross is accepting donations from people and businesses for the 2015 Heroes Banquet to be held at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tarboro native continues service in Navy Reserve

    For most, a full-time, professional career is enough fulfillment and responsibility for a single lifetime.

  • Nash dispatchers earn certifications

    Four employees in the 911 Division of Nash County Emergency Services recently were recognized for their accomplishments.

  • Senior center begins annual food drive

    The Nash County Senior Center has launched its second annual Easter Food Box Drive to collect and distribute non-perishable food items for low-income senior citizens in Nash County.

  • NCC student honored for excellence

    Lilia Martinez of Louisburg, a full-time student pursuing an associate’s degree in Web Technologies, has been selected as Nash Community College’s 2014-15 Academic Excellence Award recipient.

Pinetops man faces more than 50 sex charges

A Pinetops man accused of kidnapping a teenage girl for sex has been charged with more than 50 criminal counts.

Authorities raise possibility that gold truck heist was an inside job

WILSON — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.

Knights fall short in third round of playoffs

Something was different about Northern Nash on
Tuesday night.

Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.

  • Nasdaq hits 5,000 milestone after 15 years

    NEW YORK — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.

  • Offshore wind energy effort advances

    CAROLINA SHORES – The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some people worry the massive turbines could harm the tourism coastal communities depend on.

  • Timber industry, conservationists forge partnership

    JOHN DAY, Ore. – Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber.

  • Fourth-quarter economic growth revised down

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

  • FCC enacts tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

'Esports' broaden games' appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – 
With tens of millions of players now regularly watching video games online and in real-world arenas, developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of Legends” might learn a few lessons at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

  • ‘House of Cards’ offers more than drama

    SAN FRANCISCO – 
Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

  • Playwriting program honors Anselmi

    GREENSBORO – Rocky Mount playwright Marilynn Barner Anselmi has added a new honor to a growing list of recognition for her work.

  • Slow cooker offers taste, versatility

    Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. I tend to be in the latter group.

  • Quick work uncovers heart threat

    NATCHITOCHES, La. – A Natchitoches man is thanking God and local doctors that he’s alive.

  • Human cannonball Gemma Kirby flies high

    NEW YORK – Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting.

Our Views

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

  • ECU medical school deserves funding

    North Carolina is rightfully proud of the world class medical services offered through hospitals associated with Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

  • Nursing home ratings offer peace of mind

    Making the decision to seek nursing home care for a loved one is difficult enough for any family without having to worry about whether the quality of care is acceptable.

  • Net neutrality will benefit consumers

    The new rules imposed last week on broadband Internet service by the Federal Communications Commission to enforce net neutrality ultimately will benefit consumers.

  • I-95 interchange has great retail potential

    We wish it was on a faster timeline, but a new Interstate 95 interchange – and a healthy prospect for the local economy – has been given the green light.

  • Raising grant cap for film makes sense

    The political fight over financial incentives for the television and film industry in North Carolina has played out like a bad episode of “The West Wing.”Republican leaders in the N.C. General Assembly moved last year to convert incentives packages for Hollywood producers to a modestly funded grant program of $20 million.

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