One man injured, 45 dogs killed in house fire

LAS VEGAS — A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.

  • Japanese volcano erupts; kills at least 31

    TOKYO  – Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

  • Fracking rule-makers sort thousands of comments

    RALEIGH – A member of the North Carolina commission that’s developing fracking regulations says the panel has received dozens of public comments that have caused them “to really go back and do our homework,” but thousands of others offer unusable input such as: “Don’t Frack NC.”

  • Calf with ‘7’ on its head named after Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger

    LORETTO, Pa. — Moooove over, Ben Roethlisberger. There’s a new No. 7 in western Pennsylvania.

  • Trailer filled with rancid chicken found abandoned at truck stop

    MISSOULA, Mont. — A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it.

  • Firefighters rescue pet frog from blaze

    WESTWORTH VILLAGE, Texas — Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn’t croak.

Grandparents join students for lunch at local schools

Grandparents of students at Phillips Middle and Princeville Elementary schools were invited to join their grandchildren for lunch in honor of National Grandparents Day.

  • Local girls to compete in pageant

    Several local girls will compete next weekend in Raleigh for the chance to win prize money and a trip to compete in a national pageant in Orlando, Fla.

  • Englewood Garden Club begins new year of activities

    Following summer recess, members of the Englewood Garden Club began a new year of gardening fellowship and educational study on Sept. 2.

  • NCC names student ambassadors

    Nash Community College has named four Student Ambassadors to represent the college throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Crossworks renews accreditation of diabetes program

    Crossworks Inc. recently renewed the accreditation of its diabetes education program, Sweet Relief, with the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

  • Nurses complete leadership program

    Fifteen Nash UNC Health Care nurses recently completed an extensive leadership development program that will equip them to face the challenges of nurse management in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Family dispute led to homicide

A Saturday morning fatal shooting stemmed from an argument among family members, authorities said.

Tillis puts focus on foreign policy in new campaign ad

RALEIGH – U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis began running a statewide TV ad on Monday designed to shift emphasis in his race against incumbent Kay Hagan to foreign policy by accusing her of being inattentive to the threat posed by Islamic State militants.

  • Money for private school vouchers begins moving

    RALEIGH (AP) – The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge’s ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional.

  • Wake County schools experience 3 deaths in a week

    WAKE FOREST (AP) — Officials with the Wake County Public School System are offering sympathies after the deaths of three students in separate incidents in the past week.

  • Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers

    RALEIGH (AP) — A Democratic Party leader has asked the State Board of Elections to investigate inaccuracies in voter registration application mailers sent by a conservative-leaning advocacy group.

  • Woman pleads guilty to taking $500K from firm

    WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A Kernersville woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she embezzled more than $500,000 from one of Winston-Salem's oldest real-estate companies.

  • Teen’s family hopes to save his sight

    JACKSONVILLE — Ten months ago, Jonathan Dase was a healthy teenage boy.“He’s great. He’s kind. He’s caring.

Panthers have case of the backfield blues

CHARLOTTE – Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is “doubtful” for this weekend’s game against the Chicago Bears, the latest setback for Carolina’s ground game.

Consumer spending increases in August

WASHINGTON — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.

  • Second-quarter rebound faster than thought

    By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAssociated PressWASHINGTON — The U.S. economy’s bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for big rebound

    WASHINGTON – Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

  • Hemp company buys facility in Spring Hope

    Spring Hope could be poised for an economic ripple effect, according to officials with a Hemp Inc. subsidiary.

  • Linamar to add 125 auto parts jobs in Wilson

    RALEIGH — An auto parts manufacturer is being offered $1.4 million in incentives to add 125 North Carolina jobs that pay average salaries lower than the local average.

  • Charlotte-based pastry maker celebrates 80 years

    CHARLOTTE — On a recent afternoon at Carolina Foods Inc., a woman billed as the chief financial officer greeted visitors in a white uniform, the same clothing worn by many employees at the Charlotte-based sweet-treat maker.

Psychological toll affects drone crews

SAN DIEGO – President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.

  • Museum traces fragments of Star Spangled Banner

    WASHINGTON – If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic – in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry – the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.

  • College football can pose wedding dilemma

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Emily Younker isn’t getting married until next year but she’s already made sure the date doesn’t conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

  • Archbishop designate says poor must be focus

    LINCOLNSHRE, Ill. — Chicago’s Roman Catholic archbishop-designate on Wednesday told church leaders attending a conference on helping poor church communities that Pope Francis is concerned more about the poorer members of society, not ideas.

  • Anti-Islamic ads draw criticism

    NEW YORK – Elected officials and religious leaders from several faiths Tuesday denounced anti-Islamic ads that are appearing soon on New York City transit buses and subway stations.

  • Chris Brown moves out of his own way

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail in May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread and milk.“Mix it up in a little cereal bowl and let it sit for a little while.

Our Views

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

  • Early education wins voter support

    Early childhood education programs are a good idea that have become a political football.

  • Duke, energy giants must do more

    Almost eight months after the contents of a coal ash storage pond spilled into the Dan River, North Carolina and Duke Energy are barely beginning to learn what a mess they have on their hands.

  • Ex-offenders need opportunity to go straight

    The dramatic rescue of a driver from a burning truck earlier this month near Kernersville was all the more impressive given the identities of the three men who performed the heroic act.

  • Domestic violence is more than an NFL issue

    If there is one positive outcome of the NFL’s high-profile domestic violence cases, it has been a long overdue discussion of relationships and abusive behavior.

  • Unaffiliated voters make gains in N.C.

    North Carolina is growing more purple.