Local high school band wins Dream Factory award

When the members of the Rocky Mount High School Band Wind Ensemble performed a benefit concert in June, little did they dream that they would win a national award as a result of their efforts.

  • City to celebrate Senior Center's accreditation

    N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant will be the keynote speaker for the city of Rocky Mount’s celebration to recognize the national accreditation of its senior center.

  • Jaycees to boost Positive Image Campaign

    The Rocky Mount Area Jaycees has launched a monthly commitment to the efforts of the regional “Here’s to Success” Positive Image Campaign to engage and inform local young professionals.

  • Rocky Mount native earns doctorate at seminary

    Dr. Audrey Jenkins Slade received a doctorate in Biblical Counseling with Distinction from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Newburg, Ind. in February and participated in the hooding ceremony during commencement on Aug. 1.

  • Martin Millennium students kick off Walk to School Day

    Several Edgecombe County Public Schools recently participated in International Walk to School Day, giving students, parents, teachers and community members an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking.

  • Local colleges to honor Oregon shooting victims

    Two local colleges will be observing a National Moment of Silence on Thursday to honor the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Robbery thwarted by store employee

Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of attempting to steal a television from a local retail store.

Rep. Ellmers addresses House GOP on email rumors

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina congresswoman thanked fellow Republicans for their support Friday after many received incendiary emails alleging an affair between her and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to two Republicans in the closed-door meeting.

US abandons Pentagon’s failed rebel-building effort in Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.

  • 1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.

  • Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.

  • Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

    WASHINGTON — Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum.

  • Obama says ‘it’s about the families’ after Oregon meeting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes.

  • McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

    WASHINGTON — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

Gryphons rout Bulldogs in Big East Conference opener

It’s not every night that a football game plays out almost exactly as most onlookers predicted, but Nash Central’s visit to Rocky Mount High on Friday held true to form.

Stocks close out best week of year with small gain

NEW YORK — The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

  • Area jobless rate drops in August

    Unemployment in the Twin Counties dropped slightly in August, but figures from the N.C. Department of Commerce also show a lower labor force and less people employed during the year in August.

  • Applications for jobless benefits drop last week

    WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.

  • Chamber events to celebrate manufacturing week

    The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce knows it is important to raise public awareness about the impact manufacturers have in the Twin Counties.

  • Consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.

  • U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.

Bedtime book is boon for writer, kids, parents

NEW YORK – You might have heard of Roger. He’s the little rabbit in a new bedtime book that can’t go to sleep, RIGHT NOW.

  • Evangelicals rally to show support of Israel

    JERUSALEM – Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries – including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel – descended upon Jerusalem last week to show their support for the Jewish state.

  • Gospel sing aids transplant patient

    An October gospel sing will benefit a Rocky Mount-reared woman who needs a heart transplant to live.

  • Church taps Avent as next minister

    A minister with Twin Counties ties will serve as the next pastor of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev.

  • Planetarium’s exploration knows no bounds

    Animated aliens, prehistoric sea monsters and lasers laced with familiar music are on display at Cummins Planetarium.

  • Class, concert go back to our roots

    A workshop and a concert will bring American roots music with a modern twist this weekend to Battleboro United Methodist Church.

Our Views

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

  • Maintenance is costly, but invaluable

    Anyone who crosses the border into South Carolina on a regular basis probably knows enough about gasoline prices to plan purchases accordingly.

  • Let us talk to superintendent candidates

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education is moving forward in its search for a superintendent to replace the hastily departed Anthony Jackson.

  • Image campaign promotes all of us

    For the past three months, a wonderful organization called the Positive Image Action Group has blanketed newspapers, radio waves, television stations and billboards with a series of ads promoting interesting facts about the character and charm of the Twin Counties.

  • A move for better mental health care

    Given some of the inequities in service charges among different counties, it makes sense for Nash County commissioners to vote, as they did last week, to find another care provider for local folks with mental health needs.

  • A merciful end to an arduous session

    Lawmakers finally gaveled their gruelling, marathon legislative session to an end just after 4 a.m.