Health care graduates honored at ECC

Health Occupations graduates at Edgecombe Community College were honored by college staff, family and friends during a Health Occupations Recognition Ceremony held Jan. 28.

  • City to sponsor special fundraiser

    In honor of Black History Month, the Booker T. Washington Community Center will sponsor “A Night of Heritage” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Centre.

  • YMCA membership special promotes heart health

    The Harrison Family YMCA is offering a membership special this week in honor of February being American Heart Month.

  • Annual concert raises money for burn victims

    The sixth annual Crimmus Jam successfully raised more than $4,000 for the Blake Tedder Burn Endowment this holiday season.

  • Nash UNC Health Care honors hospital volunteers

    More than 100 Nash UNC Health Care volunteers and hospital staff members recently gathered at the Benvenue Country Club to celebrate and thank the volunteers who help the hospital run so smoothly.

  • Deltas boost exceptional children program

    The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society Beta Theta Chapter awarded the Rocky Mount Association for Learning Disabled and Handicapped a grant from the Beta Theta Chapter’s Velma Edwards Memorial Fund to be used for exceptional students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Pastor’s widow: Daughters must live without ‘sense of fear’

DURHAM – The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to “open up wounds again.”Jennifer Pinckney gave some of her most extensive public comments about how her family has coped since the death last June of the Rev.

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters’ insistence on shaking up American politics.

  • Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.

  • Hoarding in Syria’s largest city as government advances

    BEIRUT – As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria’s largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage.

  • Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

    BAD AIBLING, Germany – Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.

  • Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

    WASHINGTON – Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.

  • Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.”The virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America.

Northern Nash girls edge Wilson Fike in final seconds

The seeds for Northern Nash’s intensity Tuesday night were planted in the fourth quarter of its loss to Wilson Fike on Jan. 21.

Company puts tech skills on display

A tour of Babington Technology on Tuesday during a visit to Rocky Mount gave Lt. Gov. Dan Forest a glimpse into the specialized labor force in Eastern North Carolina.

  • Roundtable focuses on small business issues

    Local business owners and leaders from across the Twin Counties were able to participate in a question-and-answer session with Lt. Gov.

  • Stocks plummet as banks, tech firms take beating

    Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, before a late-afternoon pullback stemmed some of the losses.

  • Health law makes tax season harder

    NEW YORK – As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses.

  • Optimism grows despite sluggish job growth

    WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth.

  • Growth at services companies slows in January

    By JOSH BOAKAssociated PressWASHINGTON — A private survey says U.S. services companies grew in January at the slowest rate in nearly two years, as global economic challenges are showing some signs of spreading to consumers.

It’s good to know dinner already is in the can

Mothers pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals.

  • Talented field makes it tough to make Grammy picks

    NEW YORK – Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.”He also could be the first rapper OF ALL TIME – said in Kanye voice – to win song of the year.

  • Mental Health Court offers more than justice

    DECATUR, Ill. – The series of events that sent Jeff Lingle spiraling into depression began with the premature birth of his son in 2008.

  • Search reunites daughter, 82, with mother, 96

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • Sixth man ranks No. 1 with teammates, fans

    GREENSBORO, Pa. – The gymnasium was strangely quiet, no squeaking of tennis shoes, shouting from players or hollering from coaches.

  • ‘Pink Sisters’ mark 100th year of worship

    PHILADELPHIA – For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love.

Elm City man charged with rape

An Elm City man is jailed with a $1 million bond in connection with the weekend rape of a Bailey woman.

  • Employee charged with lottery ticket theft

    A Rocky Mount woman was arrested Saturday in connection with stealing lottery tickets from her Tarboro employer.

  • Police, victim's family seek answers about homicide

    Tammi Phillips thought her nephew had finally left gang life behind, but she said his slaying on Saturday has her thinking otherwise.

  • Rocky Mount man shot, killed

    A 23-year Rocky Mount man is the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2016. Davonte Demetrius Greene was fatally shot on Saturday. Lt.

  • Police search for lottery ticket thief

    Rocky Mount police are investigating the alleged theft of a winning scratch-off lottery ticket from a vehicle.

  • Task force seizes drugs, arrests six

    On the first official day of the newly established Tar River Regional Task Force, members seized drugs and money as well arrested six individuals for drug-related crimes.

Our Views

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

  • Ruling fuels debate for redistricting panel

    A federal judicial panel’s decision to toss out North Carolina’s congressional district map should hardly come as a surprise to anyone.

  • Panthers set to cap spectacular season

    The Carolina Panthers will take center stage today in the biggest show professional sports has to offer.

  • Local economy continues to take steps

    Good news sometimes comes in small packages. The Twin Counties economy received a couple of parcels this week.

  • Hang on, folks, the circus has only begun

    The uniquely American playoff system of caucuses and primaries that define presidential politics generally opens with a bang, and on that front, Iowa’s caucus Tuesday did not disappoint.

  • Wild election season set to really take off

    After more than six months of being inundated with polls, pundits and presidential debates, it’s hard to fathom that the first ballots in the 2016 presidential campaign are just now about to be cast tomorrow in Iowa.