Colorado hamlet to be transformed into Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

DENVER — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for “Whatever” — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.

  • Two-headed turtle born in Arkansas

    AMAGON, Ark. — A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in Northeast Arkansas.

  • Many not getting right care for rare breast cancer

    HOUSTON — Likely because of their doctors’ ignorance, many women with a particularly aggressive and lethal kind of breast cancer don’t receive the full treatment most likely to beat the disease, according to a Houston study.

  • Ferguson residents struggle with daily life

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn’t been the same since Angelia Dickens’ son tearfully told her, “The police shot a boy.”

  • Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    OGDEN, Utah — When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said.

  • Woman had sex with dogs, poisoned roommates, police say

    An Albuquerque woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after, police said, she tried to poison her roommates when they discovered she had been having sex with two German shepherds.

Back-to-school bash aims to benefit migrant students

The Migrant Education and English as a Second Language Department of Edgecombe County Public Schools sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for students who are current or former migrant students.

  • Twin County Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

    The Twin County Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2014, who will be inducted into the hall Nov. 20 at Nash Community College.

  • Women’s club adopts local schools

    The Tarboro Women’s Club recently collected school supplies from throughout North Carolina to help support Edgecombe County Public Schools.

  • Nonprofit group comes to young musician’s aid

    Watermark for Kids, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping local kids thrive, recently awarded a musical instrument and 20 private music lessons to Tarboro teen Ty’Sean Phelps.

  • Parks and Recreation director sets high goals

    Cradle to grave services sounds more like a hospital goal than an aim of the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department; but according to the department’s director, Kelvin Yarrell, in his address to the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club on Aug. 7, that’s his goal.

  • God Belongs in My City Commission to hold prayer walk

    The Twin Counties’ God Belongs in My City Commission is holding a prayer walk at 10 a.m. Saturday at the downtown Rocky Mount Train Station.

Nashville wrestlers face drug charges

The co-owner of a Nashville-based wrestling company and one of the wrestlers recently were arrested in a drug bust.

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

CHARLOTTE — The scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve with Robert McCauley.

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

Burger King to buy Canadian doughnut chain

MIAMI — The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

  • Charlotte approves incentive deal for Sealed Air

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it’s moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina.

  • Sales of new homes fall in July

    WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

  • Cereal maker to open distribution center in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM — A Minnesota-based cereal maker says it’s opening a distribution center in Winston-Salem next month.

  • Loans often denied to women’s firms

    NEW YORK – Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they might still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

  • Senior CKE official has Rocky Mount ties

    CARPINTERIA, Calif.– A former Hardee’s executive who long served in Rocky Mount has been promoted to division president of the company that now owns the restaurant chain.

Cookbook offers ice cream tips

AUSTIN, Texas – While I enjoy a good scoop (or several) of creamy, cold ice cream any time of year, the heat of summer in Texas nearly demands that you pull out your ice cream maker and churn up a new flavor.

  • Policy proposes classes begin later

    CHICAGO – Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

  • Empty-nest parents face new lifestyle

    As colleges begin to fill up with students heading away from home to learn new things and make new friends, there is one question that remains to be asked.

  • Bourbon makers say, ‘Bottoms up!’

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

  • Evolving issues recast religious liberty

    Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals.

  • Church moves ahead in new denomination

    A Rocky Mount congregation has finished its shift to a more conservative branch of Presbyterianism and is moving ahead with its membership in the denomination.

Our Views

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

  • Disparities challenge state leaders

    For years, state leaders have tried to craft policies that address the “two North Carolinas” that exist here.

  • Education betters the community

    Beyond all the politics of teacher raises, Common Core and reassignment, school comes down to a basic principle every year at this time – how well can students master the lessons put before them?

  • Legislature addresses coal ash cleanup, safety

    One of the pressing needs facing the N.C. General Assembly in its short session this year centered on a product few of us were familiar with before February -- coal ash.

  • Red Cross’ need for blood remains great

    The good news from the American Red Cross blood bank is: Donors are listening and heeding the call to give more blood this summer.

  • Retirement plan takes time, discipline

    The Standard & Poor 500 Index fell just short of setting another record close on Wall Street Wednesday.