Sewer workers retrieve heirloom ring that got flushed down toilet

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Pat Hanson of Central Point says she’s lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother’s wedding ring was loose on her finger.

  • Woman locked up after being locked out of her apartment

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

  • Flood threat looms after massive N.Y. snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow.

  • Holiday festival features 41-foot nutcracker

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

  • Cuban couple keeps rodents as pets

    BAINOA, Cuba — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

Fayetteville State alumni chapters merge

The Edgecombe and Rocky Mount chapters of the Fayetteville State National Alumni Association have joined forces to become the Edgecombe-Nash Chapter.

  • Nash Central High students win statewide video contest

    A team of students from Nash Central High School recently won first place in a high school video contest sponsored by the N.C. School Boards Association.

  • Garden Club spruces up Braswell Park

    The Rocky Mount Garden Club has been conducting a spring and fall clean up in Braswell Park as one of the club’s ongoing projects.

  • Bunn family donates property to ECC

    Through the estate of Elizabeth Burgess Bunn, the Bunn family has donated four parcels of land on South Washington Street in Rocky Mount to Edgecombe Community College.

  • SouthWest Edgecombe student promotes literacy

    One SouthWest Edgecombe High School senior has decided to give back to his community.

  • NCC marketing team receives national awards

    Nash Community College’s public relations and marketing team recently was recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for excellence during a conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Couple robbed in home invasion

No one was injured in a Monday night home invasion, police said.

  • Shooting report leads to drug bust

    Rocky Mount police responded to a Tuesday morning shooting at a home and seized drugs and paraphernalia during the investigation.

  • Couple charged with theft of medicine

    TARBORO – Authorities uncovered a plot by an Edgecombe County couple to steal medications from an elderly woman’s safe.

  • Suspect charged with stabbing man

    A Tarboro man was hospitalized Saturday after reportedly being stabbed and his assailant was placed behind bars.

  • Police seek suspects in teen's robbery

    Rocky Mount police are searching for three teenagers suspected of robbing a fellow teen at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

  • Wal-Mart employee arrested for theft

    Surveillance footage led police to arrest a Wal-Mart employee Wednesday after reportedly discovering she’d stolen a wallet she claimed to place in the store’s lost and found.

N.C. NAACP to travel to Ferguson to protest

DURHAM — A delegation from the NAACP is headed to Missouri to join protests against the decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer in the shooting death on an unarmed teenager, the group’s president said Tuesday.

Northern Nash's Godwin chooses Chowan

Shelby Godwin wants college to feel like home, so she selected one with a small-town vibe.

  • Duke ready to turn focus toward Wake Forest

    DURHAM – There’s a fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the visitor’s locker room at Duke. All signs of Carolina blue spray paint are gone.

  • Smack talk kicks off UNC-N.C. State week

    N.C. State safety Hakim Jones felt the need to remind everyone Monday that this week is a bit little different than others.

  • SouthWest Edegcombe has experience

    Last year SouthWest Edgecombe went through a lot of growing pains.The Cougars started two freshman guards and did not have a senior play meaningful minutes.

  • Wolfpack beat USF, 4-0 for first time under Gottfried

    RALEIGH – N.C. State put itself in a position to earn a tough home win only to bumble its way to the horn.

  • Tarboro young, but talented

    TARBORO – Tarboro girls’ basketball coach Jamie Willoughby can’t remember the last time she has had to replace eight seniors.

Home price gains slow for 10th straight month

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.

  • WebPoint merges, expands to Virginia

    A North Carolina-based customer service company specializing in innovative technology with locations in Rocky Mount recently expanded operations out of state.

  • Retailers to offer same-day holiday deliveries

    NEW YORK — A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

  • N.C. company helps in NASA test

    BURLINGTON – When the Orion spacecraft launches on its first test flight next month, it will be the most advanced piece of technology the United States ever has shot into space.

  • State jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the N.C. Commerce Department reported Friday.

  • Nearly 50 million to travel for Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.

Taste boosters make a saucier sauce

We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

  • U.S. prepares for next major outbreak

    WASHINGTON – The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

  • Tips get best Black Friday deals

    NEW YORK – Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

  • Ballet school is sign of city’s resilience

    BAGHDAD – Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” with her classmates.

  • Pope reinforces traditional stand

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is seeking to reassure the church’s right-wing base that he’s not a renegade bent on changing church doctrine on family issues – weeks after a Vatican meeting of bishops initially proposed a radical welcome for gays and divorced Catholics.

  • EP earns Mills, band top album honor

    A Nashville rocker is part of a regional band that is rocketing toward stardom.

Our Views

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

  • City should learn lessons from Ferguson

    You don’t have to travel as far as Ferguson, Mo., to understand the importance of having a conversation about race, law enforcement and community relations.

  • Curriculum commission needs backing

    The N.C. General Assembly ignored advice from Gov.

  • Support local companies when shopping

    We’re just a few days from a pause to say thanks ... and a few days plus one from the starting line for the biggest shopping season of the year.

  • Solar energy a boon for North Carolina

    Solar energy advocates were correct last week to urge state lawmakers to keep in place incentives for North Carolina’s burgeoning solar power industry.

  • Elections underscore redistricting flaws

    A little more than wo weeks after the midterm elections, it pays to revisit the results to see how well legislative races represented the diversity of North Carolina.