Residents help guide geese out of downtown Montana city

MISSOULA, Mont. — It was no gaggle of geese, but two birds and a baby waddling through a downtown Montana city stopped traffic and brought out the shutterbugs.

  • Boston transit agency offers free rides because of snow woes

    BOSTON — Riders enjoyed a day of free fares on the city’s public transit system Friday as a token of appreciation following a winter of disastrous breakdowns, but many noted the goodwill gesture wouldn’t mean much unless service improved going forward.

  • Loose moose munching on leaves in Idaho park gets captured

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho’s largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.

  • Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car

    PHOENIX — A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died.

  • Prosecutors: Suspects busted for stealing barrels of bourbon

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky authorities indicted nine people Tuesday on charges of spiriting away what one prosecutor called more bourbon whiskey than a person could drink in a lifetimeProsecutors say the scheme led by rogue distillery workers lasted for years and involved tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of whiskey but began to unravel when whiskey barrels were discovered behind a shed.

  • Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner

    SITKA, Alaska — An Alaska woman suspected her family’s dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn’t find proof — until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball field.

YMCA gears up for summer day camps

This summer, the Harrison Family YMCA’s day camp program is offering kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging.

  • Gala presents 2015 Debu-ettes

    The Rocky Mount Debu-ette Club held its annual presentation gala April 19 at Benvenue Country Club.

  • Starr endows scholarship at N.C. State

    Doug Starr recently gathered with his family and friends in SAS Hall on the N.C. State University campus in Raleigh to celebrate the establishment of the W. Douglas and Linda Starr Scholarship Endowment in the university’s College of Sciences.

  • Businessman boosts N.C. Wesleyan

    Rocky Mount businessman Dong Jin has honored members of his family by making two separate gifts to N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Southern Nash Middle FFA makes first trip to state contest

    Southern Nash Middle School’s Future Farmers of America chapter recently traveled to Greensboro to compete in the FFA State Middle Grades Rally.

  • Nash UNC Health Care recognized for preventing falls

    The N.C. Hospital Association recently recognized hospitals demonstrating outstanding engagement and performance in the recently completed, three-year “Partnerships for Patients” initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Convicted felon arrested after threatening sibling

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened his sister with a gun.

North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises

RALEIGH — In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can’t afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.

Northern Nash baseball finally gets clutch hitting in rout of Nash Central

Too often this season, Northern Nash’s offense was carried by one part of the lineup. Rarely, if ever, were all nine batters feeding off one another and clicking at the same time.

Outlook brightens for grads

WASHINGTON – The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring.

  • Report: Energy drilling sparks quakes

    LOS ANGELES – More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.

  • Existing home sales bounce back in March

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.

  • Summer domestic airfares dip slightly

    After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief – $2.01 in savings to be exact.

  • Firms expect more hiring, sales rebound

    Survey: U.S. firms expect more hiring, sales reboundWASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

  • Film jobs, productions fade toward black

    WILMINGTON – When Leigh Wiley was a film student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she dreamed of the day when she could pack up her degree and see the world one production at a time.

‘Star Trek’ plays role in professor’s life

RICE, Minn. – Bruce Hyde has a rich life.He worked steadily as an actor for years, has been in two Broadway shows and tried to make it as a country music artist in Nashville.

  • Anti-terror program worries U.S. Muslims

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.

  • Ensembles’ next concert will rock the house

    It’ll be The Beatles instead of Beethoven and Simon and Garfunkel instead of Saint-Saens on the program when the Tar River ensembles take to the stage Saturday night.

  • Encore! TV again turns to remakes

    NEW YORK – As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, “Full House” must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.

  • Watermelon enlivens Cinco de Mayo foods

    Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to indulge in Mexican-inspired dishes, dips and drinks.

  • Tribe struggles with teen suicide surge

    PINE RIDGE, S.D. – The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short.

Our Views

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

  • Loss of Volvo plant a legislative failure

    Political egos and partisan chest-thumping can sometimes offer amusing theater, but not when real jobs and regional economies hang in the balance.

  • McCrory thinks big on bond initiative

    When he served as mayor of Charlotte, Pat McCrory championed a campaign for light rail service in North Carolina’s largest city.

  • Legislators go back to the redrawing board

    Well, let’s revisit redistricting one more time.It’s a familiar subject to North Carolina legislators of all political stripes.

  • Edgecombe should speak up on split

    About the only elected leaders in the Twin Counties who haven’t aired a full debate on a proposal to split Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools are Edgecombe County commissioners – the officials whose constituents would be the most directly affected by such a change.

  • State should leave local business fees alone

    The N.C. General Assembly’s ongoing effort to play city council is hitting municipalities across North Carolina once again – this time through the elimination of local business license fees.