Woman gives birth in Wal-Mart parking lot

ROSWELL, Ga. — Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth outside a Wal-Mart near Atlanta.

Friends of Braswell Memorial Library welcomes new president

The Friends of Braswell Memorial Library kicked off their year with the induction of a new president, Jeanne Shannon.

  • Spaulding alumni to sponsor reunion

    The C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will sponsor its 40th annual Reunion this weekend in Nashville.

  • RMA begins year with new programs, new look

    Aug. 25 marked the beginning of Rocky Mount Academy’s 46th year as an independent school in Rocky Mount and the first day of school for 420 students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

  • Belmont 5 race to benefit Tar River Scouts

    Running is the oldest form of exercise and is experiencing a boom like never before.In 2013, there were 19 million running event finishers nationally.

  • Twin County Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

    The Twin County Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2014, who will be inducted into the hall Nov. 20 at Nash Community College.

  • Back-to-school bash aims to benefit migrant students

    The Migrant Education and English as a Second Language Department of Edgecombe County Public Schools sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for students who are current or former migrant students.

Cashier charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

Authorities arrested a homeless man Wednesday after he allegedly stole from his employer.Derrick Andrew Vick, 22, was charged with felony larceny by employee.

Week of protests wraps up at Capitol

RALEIGH — A coalition led by North Carolina’s NAACP wrapped up a week of protests on Thursday with speeches, call-and-response chants and a march around the state Capitol.

North Carolina suspends four defensive backs for opener

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend’s season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

Economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

Bible-based films draw more interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s the Hollywood ending every studio wants: Low-cost production and high returns at the box office.

  • Charlie Daniels headlines rally's entertainment

    A country music legend is coming to Rocky Mount, and fortunately he will not be bringing the devil with him.

  • Nashville embraces heavy metal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song.

  • Cookbook offers ice cream tips

    AUSTIN, Texas – While I enjoy a good scoop (or several) of creamy, cold ice cream any time of year, the heat of summer in Texas nearly demands that you pull out your ice cream maker and churn up a new flavor.

  • Policy proposes classes begin later

    CHICAGO – Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

  • Empty-nest parents face new lifestyle

    As colleges begin to fill up with students heading away from home to learn new things and make new friends, there is one question that remains to be asked.

Our Views

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

  • Fall’s almost here – bring on football

    For diehard college football fans, the length of time between New Year’s Day and Labor Day weekend can seem an eternity. But the wait is over, finally.

  • Post office questions warrant answers

    It’s hard to say how effective opposition to the closing of the Rocky Mount mail processing facility might be, but at the very least, it has raised some questions that warrant consideration.

  • Disparities challenge state leaders

    For years, state leaders have tried to craft policies that address the “two North Carolinas” that exist here.

  • Education betters the community

    Beyond all the politics of teacher raises, Common Core and reassignment, school comes down to a basic principle every year at this time – how well can students master the lessons put before them?

  • Legislature addresses coal ash cleanup, safety

    One of the pressing needs facing the N.C. General Assembly in its short session this year centered on a product few of us were familiar with before February -- coal ash.