Rocky Mount native earns doctorate at seminary

Dr. Audrey Jenkins Slade received a doctorate in Biblical Counseling with Distinction from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Newburg, Ind. in February and participated in the hooding ceremony during commencement on Aug. 1.

Secretary charged with stealing from school

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has suspended a secretary suspected of stealing nearly $38,000.

Food aid in jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults

RALEIGH — Get a part-time job, get training, start volunteering or lose your food stamps: That’s the message from Gov.

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

WASHINGTON — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

  • NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan

    BRUSSELS — Urged on by the United States, NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the Obama administration to announce its decision on a larger military presence there.

  • In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

    ROSEBURG, Ore.  — When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

  • Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned

    ZURICH — Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.

  • Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate’s heart in January — one that experts say doesn’t work as quickly or effectively.

  • Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a medical clinic in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.

Expert Analysis: Big East is wide open, Tarboro, SW Edgecombe look like playoffs contenders

With conference football kicking off tonight across the Twin Counties, the hunt for the playoffs is now in full effect.

Applications for jobless benefits drop last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.

  • Chamber events to celebrate manufacturing week

    The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce knows it is important to raise public awareness about the impact manufacturers have in the Twin Counties.

  • Consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.

  • U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.

  • U.S. reaches trade deal with Pacific Rim countries

    WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

  • Halloween brings special stores back to life

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Like something out of a horror tale, a shuttered store in this northern New Jersey city has come back to life, as a Halloween retailer.

Evangelicals rally to show support of Israel

JERUSALEM – Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries – including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel – descended upon Jerusalem last week to show their support for the Jewish state.

  • Gospel sing aids transplant patient

    An October gospel sing will benefit a Rocky Mount-reared woman who needs a heart transplant to live.

  • Church taps Avent as next minister

    A minister with Twin Counties ties will serve as the next pastor of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev.

  • Planetarium’s exploration knows no bounds

    Animated aliens, prehistoric sea monsters and lasers laced with familiar music are on display at Cummins Planetarium.

  • Class, concert go back to our roots

    A workshop and a concert will bring American roots music with a modern twist this weekend to Battleboro United Methodist Church.

  • Cookbook shares Lagasse’s life story

    MIAMI – Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and before cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.

Our Views

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

  • Maintenance is costly, but invaluable

    Anyone who crosses the border into South Carolina on a regular basis probably knows enough about gasoline prices to plan purchases accordingly.

  • Let us talk to superintendent candidates

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education is moving forward in its search for a superintendent to replace the hastily departed Anthony Jackson.

  • Image campaign promotes all of us

    For the past three months, a wonderful organization called the Positive Image Action Group has blanketed newspapers, radio waves, television stations and billboards with a series of ads promoting interesting facts about the character and charm of the Twin Counties.

  • A move for better mental health care

    Given some of the inequities in service charges among different counties, it makes sense for Nash County commissioners to vote, as they did last week, to find another care provider for local folks with mental health needs.

  • A merciful end to an arduous session

    Lawmakers finally gaveled their gruelling, marathon legislative session to an end just after 4 a.m.