List limits booze sales for Illinois city’s habitual drunks

AURORA, Ill. – The police department in Illinois’ second largest city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication.

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.

Warrants issued for suspect in June homicide

Rocky Mount police are searching for a suspected killer in a June homicide.

Ride-sharing service regulations get final OK

RALEIGH ­– The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations Thursday for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition.

PREP FOOTBALL GAMEDAY: Southern Nash's Foster makes the most of his opportunities

Zack Foster’s teammates like to tease him in the locker room – never a place for the thin-skinned – by saying his toes look like they’re running slant routes.

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.

  • Local wages rise but remain below state average

    Officials from the N.C. Justice Center said the average hourly wage in the Rocky Mount metropolitan statistical area has increased since the height of the recession but remains about $2 less than the statewide average.

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.

  • Nation starts Ebola countdown

    MASSESSEHBEH, Sierra Leone – It had been five months since an Ebola death when Musa Kamara traveled to his hometown for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan.

Our Views

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

  • 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.

  • Medicaid overhaul plan remains dubious

    State lawmakers last week moved closer to agreement on a plan for revamping the state’s Medicaid system.