City’s ugly Christmas tree inspires Charlie Brown holiday theme

READING, Pa. — Reading’s official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.

Students awarded scholarships

Six students have been awarded Brianna Marie McLaughlin Memorial Scholarships at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.

  • City offices. services to close for holidays

    Rocky Mount city government offices will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, 2015 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • Tarboro native helps mark deployment’s end

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commemorated the culmination of their mission with a casing ceremony Dec. 1 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Wesleyan recognizes Honors Program students

    Students in N.C. Wesleyan College’s Taylor-Crocker Honors Program recently were recognized at a dinner at Belmont Lake Preserve.

  • City receives public power awards

    Roy Jones, Chief Operating Officer of ElectriCities of North Carolina presented five North Carolina Public Power Awards of Excellence to the city of Rocky Mount during the City Council meeting on Monday.

  • DAR chapter hears about special school

    The Micajah Pettaway Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution recently heard from Kelli Wilson of the Crossnore School.

Employee charged with stealing from restaurant

Rocky Mount police charged a man Tuesday with stealing money from the restaurant where he worked.

Analysts question McCrory’s payout disclosure

RALEIGH — Political analysts from both parties said they had concerns Wednesday about whether North Carolina Gov.

Bench leads Knights past Bulldogs

Northern Nash picked the right time to play its best game of the season.

Home construction dips in November

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.

  • Petco to close local store

    The Golden East Crossing mall will lose another tenant early next year.

  • Stocks fall after biggest weekly loss since 2012

    NEW YORK — Falling oil prices pushed U.S. stocks down broadly on Monday, extending losses into a second week.

  • Teen retailers get cold shoulder

    NEW YORK – Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult.Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season.

  • ArborGen sprouts in Nashville

    A leading global provider of conventional and next generation plantation tree seedling products for the forestry industry announced recently the opening of a distribution cooler for Eastern North Carolina.

  • Restaurants use social media to gain edge

    The use of social media has changed the way businesses operate in the ever-changing world of modern technology.

Concert drums up support for teen programs

An acclaimed drummer-composer-educator will jazz up the holiday season with a benefit performance later this month at the Dunn Center.Yoron Israel and his quartet, High Standards, play at 5 p.m.

  • ‘Saving Private Ryan’ makes protected film list

    WASHINGTON – “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

  • Tips get to-go treats to family, friends

    AUSTIN, Texas – The baking aisle is the busiest in the supermarket right now.

  • Newly insured struggle to find doctors

    MIAMI – When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor.

  • Christmas Truce quieted war's guns

    PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium – On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history.

  • Photo-transfer makes easy presents

    Busy lives might require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn’t have to be one of them.

Our Views

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

  • We can paint a better picture than that

    Kids have been saying and doing stupid things since long before the creation of the Internet, but instant access to the World Wide Web magnifies poor judgment hundreds of thousands of times.

  • Revenue collection a growing concern

    There are two measures by which to judge tax reform. The first is to count the money we have left in our pockets at the end of the day.

  • New recyclables carts will keep city green

    The city of Rocky Mount is beginning to roll out a bigger, more comprehensive approach to recycling.

  • Compromise not always pretty to behold

    It wasn’t necessarily pretty to watch the goings-on on Capitol Hill last week in Washington, but that’s what it looks like when things actually get done.

  • Today’s economy offers no guarantees

    The minimum wage was designed to be the entry point for young American workers.