Annual concert raises money for burn victims

The sixth annual Crimmus Jam successfully raised more than $4,000 for the Blake Tedder Burn Endowment this holiday season.

  • Nash UNC Health Care honors hospital volunteers

    More than 100 Nash UNC Health Care volunteers and hospital staff members recently gathered at the Benvenue Country Club to celebrate and thank the volunteers who help the hospital run so smoothly.

  • Deltas boost exceptional children program

    The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society Beta Theta Chapter awarded the Rocky Mount Association for Learning Disabled and Handicapped a grant from the Beta Theta Chapter’s Velma Edwards Memorial Fund to be used for exceptional students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

  • Rocky Mount High to host registration fair

    Rocky Mount High School is hosting a pre-registration fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

  • Essay contest winners receive bicycles

    Christmas was made extra special for seven young essay writers from Princeville Elementary School this past week.

  • Free beekeeping courses offered for beginners

    The Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter in conjunction with the N.C. State Beekeepers Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension are offering a beginning bee keeping short course starting Feb. 23.

McCrory in minor crash after Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Gov. Pat McCrory sustained minor injuries after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended shortly after the Carolina Panthers’ Super Bowl loss.

  • Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.

  • North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts

    RALEIGH — Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to delay an order requiring two congressional districts to be redrawn, saying absentee voting is already under way for the March 15 primary.

  • Raleigh taxi driver shot and killed on duty

    RALEIGH — Raleigh police are investigating after a taxi driver was shot and killed.

  • Soldier charged with killing wife near Fayetteville

    The Associated PressFAYETTEVILLE — Deputies have charged an Army soldier from Cumberland County with second-degree murder in the slaying of his wife.

  • Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer

    EDEN — Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country’s largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.”The virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America.

  • Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

    DETROIT (AP) — One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers.

  • Chicago teen’s death shines light on police code of silence

    CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.

  • Saudi Arabia offers to send troops to Syria

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East.

  • Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire.

  • UN condemns North Korean missile launch, pledges significant new sanctions

    SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.

Duke beats No. 13 Louisville for first win over ranked opponent

DURHAM – All those losses last month might have taught Duke something important: How to win.

  • Panthers believe they will be back in Super Bowl soon

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn’t say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”But will they?

  • Panthers' dream season ends in Super Bowl 50 defeat

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

  • Tar Heels drop second straight game

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina, 80-76, on Saturday night.

  • N.C. State battles, but can't keep pace with Duke

    DURHAM – N.C. State guard Caleb Martin fouled out with 4:41 left on Saturday and went to the Wolfpack bench, where he stood in front of his seat, sipping intermittently from his water bottle.

  • Bulldogs squads in first place after sweep of rival Knights

    Two county rivals, playing for first place in the conference late in the season, in front of a packed house and in a hot, humid gym: the perfect recipe for a peaceful basketball game, right?

Stocks plummet as banks, tech firms take beating

Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, before a late-afternoon pullback stemmed some of the losses.

Mental Health Court offers more than justice

DECATUR, Ill. – The series of events that sent Jeff Lingle spiraling into depression began with the premature birth of his son in 2008.

  • Search reunites daughter, 82, with mother, 96

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • Sixth man ranks No. 1 with teammates, fans

    GREENSBORO, Pa. – The gymnasium was strangely quiet, no squeaking of tennis shoes, shouting from players or hollering from coaches.

  • ‘Pink Sisters’ mark 100th year of worship

    PHILADELPHIA – For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love.

  • Pittman’s work enjoys timeless attraction

    TARBORO – Though four decades have passed since the death of Hobson Pittman, enthusiasm continues for the work of the accomplished painter.

  • ‘Burning House’ ignites Cam’s career

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 
Northern California-born country singer Cam turned a bad dream about an ex-boyfriend into a song that made her musical dream come true.

Police, victim's family seek answers about homicide

Tammi Phillips thought her nephew had finally left gang life behind, but she said his slaying on Saturday has her thinking otherwise.

  • Rocky Mount man shot, killed

    A 23-year Rocky Mount man is the victim of the city’s first homicide of 2016. Davonte Demetrius Greene was fatally shot on Saturday. Lt.

  • Police search for lottery ticket thief

    Rocky Mount police are investigating the alleged theft of a winning scratch-off lottery ticket from a vehicle.

  • Task force seizes drugs, arrests six

    On the first official day of the newly established Tar River Regional Task Force, members seized drugs and money as well arrested six individuals for drug-related crimes.

  • Police seek assault suspect

    Rocky Mount police are searching for Eric Devon Harrison in connection with a Thursday morning assault.

  • Man shot in hotel stairwell

    Authorities are investigating a shooting just before midnight at a hotel in the Battleboro community.

Our Views

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

  • Panthers set to cap spectacular season

    The Carolina Panthers will take center stage today in the biggest show professional sports has to offer.

  • Local economy continues to take steps

    Good news sometimes comes in small packages. The Twin Counties economy received a couple of parcels this week.

  • Hang on, folks, the circus has only begun

    The uniquely American playoff system of caucuses and primaries that define presidential politics generally opens with a bang, and on that front, Iowa’s caucus Tuesday did not disappoint.

  • Wild election season set to really take off

    After more than six months of being inundated with polls, pundits and presidential debates, it’s hard to fathom that the first ballots in the 2016 presidential campaign are just now about to be cast tomorrow in Iowa.

  • Wanted: More responsible pet owners

    The opening of a larger, more comfortable animal shelter in Rocky Mount this week is a boon to the city and a cause for celebration among animal lovers.