A world apart: Two women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel.

UNC-Chapel Hill honors young woman

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt recently presented Holly Fryar with a certificate honoring her courageous achievement.

Police charge man with rape of child

A Rocky Mount man was arrested Friday in connection with raping a juvenile neighbor.Curtis Edward McCowan, 36, was charged with felony rape of a child.

Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.

2015 SPRING ALL-AREA: SouthWest Edgecombe golfer Jefferys a humble state champion

Cole Jefferys’ golf career began after he sank his final putt to win the 2-A state championship last year. His second-day charge catapulted him into a whole new dimension of golf.

Greek crisis sends stocks plummeting

NEW YORK — Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.

  • Health care business moves on after director’s firing

    A family-owned Eastern North Carolina home health care business wants to let clients and employees know that the company still is going strong in the wake of scandal that led to the firing of a longtime high-ranking employee and the hiring of someone to replace her.

  • Trim gyms build strong entrepreneurs

    NEW YORK – Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs.

  • Consumer sentiment hits highest level of year

    WASHINGTON — Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.

  • Consumers ramp up spending in May

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.

  • Hospital stocks surge after court backs Obamacare

    Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.

Experts debate fitness trackers' value

NEW YORK – Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, but will the devices really help you get healthier?

  • Millennials meld money, technology

    NEW YORK – On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks.

  • Family, foundation feud over mansion

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion.

  • Congregations seek hard answers after tragedies

    The blast, powered by at least 40 sticks of dynamite, ripped into the stillness before dawn.

  • Swift takes a bite out of Apple

    NEW YORK – Independent record label founder Allen Kovac had planned to remove his artists’ music from iTunes a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music.

  • Taylor returns with new album

    NEW YORK – Thirteen might be a lucky number for James Taylor – not that he needs it to be.

Our Views

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

  • Pope committee needs to open its doors

    An advisory committee member’s empty threat to sue somebody in order to hold a secret meeting might be funny if not for the seriousness of the task at hand.

  • Agreement may be elusive in legislature

    It was likely a portent of things to come when state lawmakers adjourned for the weekend without reaching agreement on a continuing resolution to fund state government operations beyond the start of the new fiscal year on Wednesday.

  • Edgecombe swallows tough financial pill

    It’s probably safe to say that Edgecombe County commissioners have had more stable beginnings to previous summers.

  • Stepping away from a symbol of hatred

    For all the tears and anguish felt by America last week, one small, bright irony has emerged that could almost give way to a smile under other circumstances.

  • Legislature should revisit tax credit issue

    As we noted in this space Sunday, lawmakers are likely to be wrangling for a while with all of the proposed policy changes and new arithmetic in the N.C. Senate budget proposal.