Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

Middle schools add STEM labs

Business, industry and Nash County leaders and officials recently celebrated new additions to Rocky Mount Middle and Southern Nash Middle schools that will help students deepen their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

  • Wesleyan Civil War expert invited to national history seminar

    A noted expert on American Civil War history at N.C. Wesleyan College was one of 27 scholars throughout the nation who were invited to take part in a recent seminar on slave narratives at Yale University.

  • Chamber to sponsor community health day

    The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Community Health Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Greater Joy Baptist Church.

  • Public invited to art extravaganza

    The public is invited to the John Battle Arts Extravaganza today with all sorts of giveaways.

  • Teens participate in entrepreneurial boot camp

    The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service of Edgecombe and Nash counties recently hosted the third annual 2015 Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Boot Camp in Rocky Mount.

  • Father-daughter dance allows girls to have fun

    Even though the upcoming father-daughter dance planned at Rocky Mount Middle School isn’t the only such dance in the area, this one has some clear distinctions, including the fact that being accompanied by a father is not a prerequisite to attend.

Police hunt for suspect in June homicide

Rocky Mount police have identified the suspect who gunned down a Rocky Mount father in June.Officials obtained warrants Thursday against Tyrone Foreman, 27, for first-degree murder.

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.”What’s not seen is what happened just after he stopped recording: Demint says three officers tackled him, took away his smartphone and then tried, unsuccessfully, to erase the video.

TELEGRAM FOOTBALL INSIDER: Bulldogs end 25-game losing streak

  Nash Central no longer has to worry about The Streak.

Local restaurant gets a new owner

Travis Cutchin never envisioned becoming a restaurant owner.

  • Economy posts stellar rebound in second quarter

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

  • Stocks surge to snap six-day losing streak

    The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances.

  • Stocks extend losses as early rally fades

    A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points and extending Wall Street’s losing streak to six days.

  • Belk to sell itself and go private in $3 billion deal

    CHARLOTTE — Department store chain Belk Inc. says it has agreed to sell itself to New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners and go private in a deal that it valued at about $3 billion, including assumed debt.

  • Stocks plunge in wild day of trading

    U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.

Tree Pluribus Unum: One tree yields many fruits

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Plums, peaches, nectarines and cherries grow amid a riot of red, white and pink blossoms on just one of Sam Van Aken’s fruit trees.

  • Cost-conscious teens shop with care

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears.

  • As a minister, Foreman now battles Satan

    HOUSTON – The Rev. George Foreman flipped his Bible open to the Book of Genesis, let fly with a left hook for Jesus and sent Satan sprawling into the ropes.

  • New shows mix familiar themes, smattering of edginess

    NEW YORK – If there’s a dominant trend in television today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support.

  • Jackson has a star’s assurance

    NEW YORK – After 25 years in the music industry, pressure is no longer a factor for Alan Jackson.

  • Grains go from exotic to mainstream

    When Samuel Kim was growing up, his mother often spiked the family’s white rice with amaranth, barley, quinoa and other whole grains to boost its nutritional value.

Our Views

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

  • Budget ordeal drags on in legislature

    State lawmakers last week announced they had made major progress in forging agreement over a compromise budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

  • Expanding lottery budget hurts gullible

    There is only one reason the N.C. Senate wants to expand the budget to market lottery tickets – the likelihood that more people will throw away their money more often.

  • Big question marks surround school year

    School bells rang across much of North Carolina Monday morning, and we can only wonder if anyone in the N.C. General Assembly was listening.

  • Relief, at last, from high utility bills

    It’s enough to make you want to turn on every light in every room, crank up the air conditioning and plug in a Christmas tree. In August.

  • Nash weighs high-speed Internet option

    Like good roads, electricity and water and sewer lines, high-speed Internet has become a much sought after economic resource. The faster, the better.