Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage

SANTA FE, N.M. — A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say.

Alumni group boosts Carver Elementary

The GW Carver National Alumni Association recently donated $500 for the Outdoor Learning Environment Project at Carver Elementary School in Pinetops.

Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to wife's slaying

A Rocky Mount will spend the next two decades in prison in connection with the 2014 death of his wife.

Modernized death certificate system priority for McCrory

RALEIGH — Walking through shelves packed with documents memorializing North Carolina’s past, Gov.

Big first inning leads Nash Central baseball past Northern Nash

Northern Nash chipped away at an early five-run deficit – one run here, three more there – before its offense went dark.

  • Northern Nash softball recovers to beat Nash Central

    Due to uncooperative spring weather and scheduling conflicts, the Northern Nash softball team only had one nonconference game to prepare itself for the rigors of Big East Conference play.

  • Knights trio pitches shutout of Firebirds

    BAILEY – Northern Nash coach Leonard Allen is not a big fan of high school baseball games on Mondays.

  • Tarboro's Cofield remains the same through NFL Draft evaluation process

    When Duke’s flight to El Paso, Texas for the Sun Bowl took off in December, it was the beginning of a whirlwind journey for former Tarboro offensive lineman Takoby Cofield.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Mar. 31

    GIRLS’ SOCCER Faith Christian 4 Ahoskie Ridgecroft 1 FCS Goals: Alesa Stallings (2); Alex Cheney (2) FCS Assists: McKenzie Williams; Sarah Porter; Jessi Reams; Deborah Kitchin For the record: Faith Christian (2-4).

  • Duke advances to 12th Final Four under Coach K

    HOUSTON – Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

Pending home sales climb to 20-month high

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.

  • Discount merchant opens store in mall

    Twin Counties residents looking for a bargain might want to check out a niche retail store that recently opened in the Golden East Crossing mall.

  • Business forecasters boost economic outlook

    A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

  • Students to make business pitches in contest

    Middle and high school students are going have the opportunity to learn what it takes to launch a business.

  • Cigar makers brace for U.S. rush

    HAVANA – In more than six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his “habanos” sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

  • Triangle-area restaurants choose to increase pay for workers

    Triangle-area restaurants choose to increase pay for workersRALEIGH — As a national debate rages about raising the minimum wage, a handful of Triangle restaurants have voluntarily decided to pay their employees more.

Fresh ideas boost cauliflower's power

Cauliflower is certainly the most glamorous member of the cabbage family right now.

  • Apple-a-day adage might not bear out

    CHICAGO – An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away.

  • Fight over who brews your coffee heats up

    LINCOLN, Calif. – One measure over how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year plastic pods is how ofter the company's opponents use galactic comparisons.

  • Colleges corral ‘Animal House’ antics

    Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing.

  • Churches bolster unity through faith

Three times now these two church congregations, one white and one black, have come together.

  • Hale set as conference speaker

    An accomplished Georgia minister will be the featured speaker for the 2015 Women’s Conference to be held in May by North End Missionary Baptist Church.Dr.

Our Views

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

  • New jobs would turn population decline

    To much of the outside world, North Carolina enjoys a reputation as a fast-growing state with great public universities, an excellent business climate and plenty of beautiful scenery from the mountains to the coast.

  • Utility bill reductions in sight at last

    Who’s ready to save some money?All of us, of course.

  • Medical records bill a no-brainer

    Prison is a place to punish and rehabilitate those who have committed criminal offenses. It should not be a secret pit where anything goes under the cover of obscurity.

  • Senate tax-cut plan too risky for state

    While their counterparts in the N.C. House last week were sensibly working to restore the historic preservation tax credit program, Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate unveiled a dubious plan to cut personal and corporate income taxes by $1 billion.

  • Ending driver’s ed supplement is risky

    The N.C. General Assembly hopes to use $26 million a year for other purposes once the funding runs out at the end of June for driver’s education in public schools.