Nebraska trucker returns lost bull mastiff to Arizona family

LINCOLN, Neb. — A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.

  • Toys R Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls

    NEW YORK — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

  • Nightclub owner goes on the road to find world's funniest person

    LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

  • Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said.

  • Cemetery hopes 5K race, actors draw new customers

    PEORIA, Ill. — A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there.

  • Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned from church

    An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

Artist paints mural on artisan center

John High Jr. recently painted a mural onto the Bel Air Artisan Center at 115 S. Church Street in downtown Rocky Mount.

  • Credit union awards School of Government scholarships

    The Local Government Federal Credit Union recently awarded UNC School of Government scholarships to local men.

  • City to begin loose leaf collection

    The Rocky Mount Public Works Department will begin it annual loose leaf collection program on Nov. 3.

  • YMCA to sponsor diabetes workshops

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Nash and surrounding counties to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

  • Local athletes excel at N.C. Senior Games

    The Twin Counties was well represented at the 30th annual N.C. Senior Games recently held in Raleigh.

  • Chewning outlines health care affiliation

    Nash UNC Health Care President and CEO Larry Chewning recently explained to the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount the reasons that the Nash County Board of Commissioners agreed to join forces with UNC Health Care Systems.

Police probe robbery for links to similar cases

Authorities are investigating whether a Tuesday night robbery is connected to several similar cases throughout the region.

  • Police seek suspect in store robbery

    Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of brazenly stealing money from a local convenience store.

  • Police seize shotgun at N.C. Wesleyan College

    A Charlotte college student was arrested Monday after police reportedly seized a loaded shotgun from his car at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Police nab home invasion suspect

    A Rocky Mount man was apprehended following a short chase Saturday after police responded to a domestic dispute.

  • Woman sought for stealing panties

    Authorities are searching for a woman suspected of stealing 100 pairs of panties this weekend from Victoria’s Secret.

  • Man wounded in shooting

    A Rocky Mount man is recovering from a gunshot wound while officers are searching for the shooter.Police said an officer on patrol around 7 p.m.

UNC academic probe finds systemic problem

CHAPEL HILL – More than 3,100 students – nearly half of them athletes – enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

  • Blue Cross reveals increase in 2015 insurance rates

    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies.

  • Tillis courts college students

    WINGATE — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis appealed to a group of college students Wednesday to back his bid for the U.S. Senate by referring to a time before any of them was born.

  • Duke will not bill customers for taxes

    RALEIGH — Duke Energy says it will not charge customers for corporate income taxes that it does not have to pay.

  • Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off coast

    RALEIGH — In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy.

  • $310K raised to save land near Bennett Place

    RALEIGH — North Carolina has raised the $310,000 needed to protect land near Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham, site of the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War.

Knights eye regional cross country title, Vikings duo finishes strong

Northern Nash has assembled its fastest boys’ cross country team ever, and because of that, the Knights have the highest expectations for this weekend’s NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Regional meet.

State’s jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in September, but so did the number of people working, state officials said Tuesday.

Dunn Center's season: Sing, laugh and pretend

New performances, returning favorite acts and free programs will draw crowds this season to the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Modern menus meet culinary traditions

    Sharing family recipes is a treasured holiday tradition for many, but every holiday table needs a mix of cherished family dishes and new culinary creations.

  • Failures abound in containing Ebola

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big.

  • Couple eschews modern conveniences

    EUGENE, Ore. – You can take your Facebook page and your Twitter account and your streaming Netflix videos and whatever modern, Earth-polluting contraption you are driving and do whatever you want with all of that.

  • Long search finds lost ring’s owner

    BRAINTREE, Mass. –
 Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM. Now Thomas J. Murphy of Orleans, Mass., has it again, almost 50 years after he lost it.

  • LDS group urges acceptance of gays

    SALT LAKE CITY – Recent court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage have encouraged a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing their conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

Our Views

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

  • Rocky Mount’s charity a true blessing

    There are bigger cities than Rocky Mount in North Carolina, but they don’t have bigger hearts.

  • Make your voice heard – take time to vote

    Early voting begins Thursday in North Carolina and with it, the home stretch to what feels to some of us like the longest U.S. Senate race in history.

  • SAT gap is a worrying trend for area

    The importance of SAT scores has been widely debated in higher education circles as well as among high school guidance counselors and administrators.

  • Naming highway for Tolson deserved

    To hear the nonstop television blather, you might wonder if there’s anything this country will ever be able to agree on again.

  • Earthquake data underscore fracking risk

    It was either an ironic coincidence or a portent of things to come that nearly 200,000 North Carolinians last week participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills just a few days after a geological study linked hydraulic fracking to more than 400 tremors last year in Ohio.