Snails slither onto Thai spa scene

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter.

Rocky Mount native tapped for judgeship in Alabama

A Rocky Mount native recently was appointed to fill a judgeship in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Police seek suspects in man’s assault, robbery

Rocky Mount police are searching for two men suspected of following a man early Wednesday then assaulting and robbing the victim.

NASCAR Hall of Fame sponsorships falling

CHARLOTTE — The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sponsorship revenue has dropped sharply in the past few years.

‘Expert’ Analysis: Big East

Those of us who thought Big East football was crazy, didn’t realize Big East basketball is twice as chaotic.

  • PREP STORYLINES: Jan. 30

    After a wild Tuesday, we are now halfway through the conference season in the Twin Counties. Here are four games for you to keep an eye on tonight.

  • Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon

    DURHAM – Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the team on Thursday.

  • Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 car

    CHARLOTTE – Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

  • Late, clutch shots help Irish beat Blue Devils

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke.

  • Wilson Fike sweeps Big East swim titles

    Led by girls swimmer of the year, Melody Squires, and boys swimmer of the year, Taylor Harold, the Wilson Fike teams swept the Big East Conference Championship meet Wednesday evening at the Rocky Mount YMCA.Rocky Mount High, the girls’ champion from a year ago, finished in the runner-up slot, while Wilson Hunt claimed second place in the boys’ event.

Jobless benefit applications plunge to 15-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy.

Family adopts challenging kids

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Aaron Beaty, age 8, was doing math homework at the kitchen table with help from his father, as Benjamin, 10, did homework at the kitchen counter; Samuel, 6, played outside; Noah, 4, played with water in the sink; and Titus, 3, drank water directly from the faucet at the kitchen sink.

  • Pacino, 74, too busy to retire

    NEW YORK – Al Pacino can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging actor who worries he’s lost his craft and his appetite for acting.

  • TLC looks to fund album via Kickstarter

    ATLANTA – Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of its final album through a Kickstarter campaign.

  • Teams offer themes for seven-layer dips

    The Super Bowl isn’t just about the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Quick surgery helps fight brain cancer

    Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working.

  • Smart shopping reduces cost of working out

    NEW YORK – How’s that “new year, new you” fitness pledge going?

Our Views

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

  • Public access shouldn’t cost a ton of cash

    Part of the bedrock of open government lies in easy access to public records, something that officials at all levels of public office seem to resent more and more about the philosophy of our republic.

  • Drone incident no joke to security

    On the one hand, the idea of some tipsy guy losing control of a toy helicopter at 3 a.m. and crashing it into the White House grounds seems made for late-night comedy.

  • Courts should be a budgetary priority

    Most state government agencies are important cogs that help keep roads safe, kids educated and people healthy.

  • Clark off to a strong start at Wesleyan

    Presiding over a college requires a mix of vision and practicality.

  • Time for micro-managing to stop

    If economic recruiting were a college sport, North Carolina would be unable to field a competitive team in Division III.