Nightclub owner goes on the road to find world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

YMCA to sponsor diabetes workshops

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Harrison Family YMCA is encouraging residents of Nash and surrounding counties to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

Police nab home invasion suspect

A Rocky Mount man was apprehended following a short chase Saturday after police responded to a domestic dispute.

  • Woman sought for stealing panties

    Authorities are searching for a woman suspected of stealing 100 pairs of panties this weekend from Victoria’s Secret.

  • Man wounded in shooting

    A Rocky Mount man is recovering from a gunshot wound while officers are searching for the shooter.Police said an officer on patrol around 7 p.m.

  • Police seek suspects in copper theft

    Rocky Mount police are searching for suspected copper thieves.

  • Police seek gunmen in restaurant holdup

    Rocky Mount police are searching for two suspects in the armed robbery of a local restaurant.Police Sgt. E.K. Collins said officers responded just before 9 p.m.

  • Gun seized from covicted felon

    A convicted felon was arrested Saturday afternoon when officers seized a revolver from him.

NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday.

Firebirds survive and advance in Big East Tournament

As the sunlight waned over Rocky Mount High, the winner of Monday’s Big East Tournament matchup between Southern Nash and Rocky Mount had yet to be decided.

Calabash restaurants survive changes, fires

CALABASH — Deep in Brunswick County, there’s a fryer that never dies.

  • HondaJet announces expansion plans at Greensboro airport

    GREENSBORO — HondaJet says it is spending $19 million to expand its world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro.

  • Lorillard CEO to get $44M after Reynolds merger

    RICHMOND, Va.  — The CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show.

  • Penney’s new CEO faces hurdles

    NEW YORK – J.C. Penney’s newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The troubled chain is showing signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but it still hasn’t figured out how to get shoppers back into its department stores.

  • Apartments push homebuilding up in September

    WASHINGTON — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

  • Stocks end dramatic week with rally

    NEW YORK — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.

Failures abound in containing Ebola

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big.

  • Couple eschews modern conveniences

    EUGENE, Ore. – You can take your Facebook page and your Twitter account and your streaming Netflix videos and whatever modern, Earth-polluting contraption you are driving and do whatever you want with all of that.

  • Long search finds lost ring’s owner

    BRAINTREE, Mass. –
 Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM. Now Thomas J. Murphy of Orleans, Mass., has it again, almost 50 years after he lost it.

  • LDS group urges acceptance of gays

    SALT LAKE CITY – Recent court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage have encouraged a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing their conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

  • Tar River ensembles plan six concerts

    Music from a master of the classical realm will give the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus the start for the ensembles’ 2014-15 season.

  • Keaton soars with 'Birdman'

    NEW YORK – When Michael Keaton met Barack Obama shortly before Obama would become president, the then-senator had a question for the actor.

Our Views

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

  • SAT gap is a worrying trend for area

    The importance of SAT scores has been widely debated in higher education circles as well as among high school guidance counselors and administrators.

  • Naming highway for Tolson deserved

    To hear the nonstop television blather, you might wonder if there’s anything this country will ever be able to agree on again.

  • Earthquake data underscore fracking risk

    It was either an ironic coincidence or a portent of things to come that nearly 200,000 North Carolinians last week participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills just a few days after a geological study linked hydraulic fracking to more than 400 tremors last year in Ohio.

  • Carmon strikes budget balancing act

    Edgecombe County Manager Lorenzo Carmon hasn’t had the easiest of jobs this year.

  • Essex layoffs a bitter pill to swallow

    The announcement of more than 100 layoffs at Superior Essex in Tarboro lands another blow to the Twin Counties economy.