Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

PHOENIX — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, said he’s happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

  • Naked thieves steal 60 hamburgers from restaurant

    Police released a surveillance video of three college-aged men — two naked and one in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc’s Beach House, a restaurant in southwest Florida.

  • Hunt on for possible anaconda in lake

    JEFFERSON, N.J. — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey’s largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

  • 66-yard crater appears in Siberia

    MOSCOW — Russian scientists say they believe a 66-yard wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

  • Student keeps contacts in for six months, amoeba eats her eyeballs

    Taiwanese undergrad student Lian Kao was left without her sight after microscopic amoeba ate into her eyes when she left her contacts in for six months straight.

  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.

Duke Energy grant to boost NCC Electric Line Construction Academy

Nash Community College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation to fund an enhancement project to ensure NCC’s Electric Line Construction Academy students receive classroom and field instruction.

  • Lions Club to host fundraising golf tourney

    The Rocky Mount Evening and Luncheon Lions Clubs will sponsor the 14th annual Rocky Mount Lions Club Golf Tournament on Aug. 12 at Birchwood Country Club.

  • ECC welcomes new students

    About 150 new students attended New Student Orientation on Monday at Edgecombe Community College.

  • Nashville student awarded credit union scholarship

    Nicholas Place of Nashville recently received a Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Award.

  • Art teacher uses QR codes as teaching tools

    An Edgecombe County Public Schools art teacher is thinking “outside the box’ to make technology come alive in her art classroom.

  • Junior Guild seeks new recruits

    While fundraisers such as the spring bargain sale and the fall mum sale garner publicity for the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount, the young women who make up the club’s membership do much more to serve the community throughout the year.

Homeless man charged with stealing beer from delivery truck

A homeless man was apprehended on July 18 in connection with reportedly stealing a case of beer from a delivery truck.

Charter school transparency concerns governor

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory says he is still concerned that a bill that changes rules for charter schools has a loophole that could prevent some administrators from publicly disclosing their salary.

Newton will be ready for start of Panthers training camp

CHARLOTTE – Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp tonight.

Orders for durable goods increase in June

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Volunteer earns a place in the sun

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. – It takes only a couple of minutes twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community almost every day since President Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

  • Threats force Iraqi Christians to flee city

    IRBIL, Iraq – Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul under threat from Islamic extremists described Tuesday leaving behind all their possessions, as signs emerged that the crackdown on the minority was causing tensions between the radicals and Sunni allies in the insurgency.

  • ‘Fairytell’ gives new twists to classic stories

    What if, tired of constantly playing the damsel in distress, Sleeping Beauty rescued Prince Charming or the Seven Dwarves decided they liked whistling while staying at home to catch up on “Breaking Bad” instead?

  • ‘Pirates’ sets sail this weekend

    Activate Drama returns this weekend to the Dunn Center with an all-youth cast performing an adaptation of a classic comic opera.“The Pirates of Penzance Jr.” will be staged at 7 p.m.

  • Fried chicken comes in world of flavors

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – If you think fried chicken is a purely Southern thing, think again.

  • Boot camp sharpens doctors’ skills

    CHICAGO – First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking – for everyone involved.

Our Views

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

  • Website can help voters in judicial races

    Making an informed decision on judicial candidates often poses one of the tougher ballot dilemmas for North Carolina voters.

  • Audit underscores a financial mess

    Whatever good news there is to be found among the serious allegations put forth in a 63-page N.C. State Auditor’s report on spending and accountability by some Tarboro officials – past and present – begins on page 29.

  • End to pension ‘spiking’ worth support

    State pensions are a perk for government workers that many of us in the private sector would long to have for ourselves.

  • Tweak details, but keep film incentives

    North Carolina’s incentives arrangement with major motion picture studios and television networks certainly needs some tweaking.

  • High ranking on scary states list is harsh

    As much as community leaders in the Twin Counties have focused their energy on making the area more attractive to new businesses and industries, we can’t help but wonder now if we haven’t all concentrated on the wrong qualities.