66-yard crater appears in Siberia

MOSCOW — Russian scientists say they believe a 66-yard wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

  • Student keeps contacts in for six months, amoeba eats her eyeballs

    Taiwanese undergrad student Lian Kao was left without her sight after microscopic amoeba ate into her eyes when she left her contacts in for six months straight.

  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.

  • ‘Ghost murals’ being restored across Appalachia

    HINTON, W.Va. — Coca-Cola Consolidated is working across Appalachia to restore “ghost murals.”The murals were painted on buildings more than a century ago, before radio commercials, electronic billboards or television.

  • Summer camp helps kids with Tourette’s syndrome

    WINDER, Ga. — Eleven-year-old Blake Desadier thought his mom was lying when she told him there were other kids like him with Tourette’s syndrome.

  • Man starts fire using ‘blowtorch’ to kill spider

    SEATTLE — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

Faith Christian School establishes new memorial scholarship

Faith Christian School has established a scholarship in memory of Nikki Clark.

Authorities capture fugitive wanted on attempted murder charges

Rocky Mount police and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force recently apprehend an attempted murder suspect from Wilson.

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in S.C., N.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C.  — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years.

FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO – Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions.In the other one, the pecking order was nowhere near that clear.

Mall officials dispel rumors of closing

Despite a recent Internet rumor, Golden East Crossing mall has no plans to close, officials said.

  • Netflix tops 50 million subscribers as earnings soar

    SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

  • CEO pushes women to seek big deals

    NEW YORK – Pamela Prince-Eason isn’t letting women business owners off the hook.

  • State’s jobless rate remains at 6.4 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month.

  • New cafe to open downtown

    Lynn Jones wants to continue to help grow downtown Rocky Mount. The transplant from Washington, D.C., is opening her new Main Street Cafe II on Monday at 116 Tarboro St.

  • Microsoft's job cuts reflect change in strategy

    LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own devices.

Fried chicken comes in world of flavors

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – If you think fried chicken is a purely Southern thing, think again.The crispy goodness of this great, messy, finger food extends well beyond any American region.

  • Boot camp sharpens doctors’ skills

    CHICAGO – First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking – for everyone involved.

  • Skating rolls back time for couple

    It was 1972 when Glen and Sharon Griffin began seeing each other covertly at the Sky-Vue Skateland.

  • Nordstrom opens door to disabled models

    NEW YORK – It’s not easy to find models with disabilities in ads for the fashion and beauty industry – unless you look in the Nordstrom catalog.

  • Democrats campaign on church ties

    ATLANTA – Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

  • Sapony Creek earns place in State Fair lineup

    Most of the members of Nash County-based bluegrass band Sapony Creek have been active since the 1970s but only started playing together about 14 years ago.

Our Views

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

  • Tweak details, but keep film incentives

    North Carolina’s incentives arrangement with major motion picture studios and television networks certainly needs some tweaking.

  • High ranking on scary states list is harsh

    As much as community leaders in the Twin Counties have focused their energy on making the area more attractive to new businesses and industries, we can’t help but wonder now if we haven’t all concentrated on the wrong qualities.

  • A short-term fix for a long-term problem

    The U.S. House last week passed a $10.8 billion stop-gap measure to extend transportation funding through May 2015.

  • Pope closing underlines bigger issue

    In a contentious decision that pitted public safety against tradition, Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education members voted this week to close O.R. Pope Elementary School.

  • Common Core repeal raises questions

    It’s hard to say exactly what the N.C. General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory did this week to Common Core standards in North Carolina.