Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood

SEATTLE — Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

  • Stepmom charged in death of 3-year-old Florida boy

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Police charged the stepmother of a 3-year-old boy with aggravated manslaughter Wednesday and accused her of hiding the boy’s badly bruised, lifeless body in a box in the laundry room before reporting him missing.

  • Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

    From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink?

  • Murder charge dropped against woman after 22 years on death row

    PHOENIX — An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row in her 4-year-old son’s killing saw her murder charge dismissed Monday, bringing an end to a controversial case that relied almost entirely on the work of a detective with a long history of misconduct.

  • Keeping classical cool: Oldest US arts group turns 200

    BOSTON — Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society.

  • Tillis: Obama program spared murder suspect deportation

    CHARLOTTE — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis is questioning why the 19-year-old suspect in four recent Charlotte-area slayings wasn’t deported despite a 2012 marijuana charge and alleged ties to street gangs.

Students explore the night sky in mobile planetarium

Preschoolers and kindergarteners from four local elementary schools joined Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu as they explored the night sky in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, PNC Bank’s mobile planetarium show created with Sesame Workshop.

  • NCC announces spring fundraising events

    Nash Community College has designated May 2 as a day to raise money to help hard-working students pay for college through student scholarships.

  • City offers workshop on federal resources

    The city of Rocky Mount will sponsor a free Federal Resources Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Imperial Centre.

  • Tarboro prepares for America in Bloom competition

    Tarboro will be participating in the America in Bloom competition once again this year.

  • Red Cross honors Laughery for service

    NASHVILLE – After decades of making Rocky Mount a better place to live, a local businesswoman was honored for her philanthropy Tuesday night.

  • PFLAG launches scholarship program

    The Rocky Mount chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has established a scholarship program to honor area high school students who are working – as individuals or with groups – to move equality forward in their schools, churches and communities.

Seven charged in Princeville gang shootings

PRINCEVILLE – Edgecombe County deputies arrested seven people and are searching for two others in connection with a series of recent gang-related shootings.

Bergdahl charged with desertion

RALEIGH – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.

Dekker, Wisconsin knock Tar Heels out of NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES – Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, on Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

National crackdown targets crooked car dealers

WASHINGTON — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.

Churches bolster unity through faith

CHARLESTON, S.C. – 
Three times now these two church congregations, one white and one black, have come together. Their religious traditions and worship styles are very different.

  • 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.

  • Comedy doesn’t get expected laughter

    NEW YORK – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

  • 'Thrones' creator won't rush book

    SAN FRANCISCO – George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

  • Lagasse transforms Creole food

    Before Emeril Lagasse was a celebrity, he was a cook. Before he charmed television audiences, he dazzled New Orleans diners.

  • Accident can’t deter determined athlete

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Niki Rellon always has been a strong, independent person.

Our Views

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

  • 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.

  • Legislature’s clash hurts recruiting effort

    With the passing of each week, the hopes of landing a major automaker in Eastern North Carolina grow a little dimmer.

  • Maybe it’s time to change paperwork

    For all of the partisan bickering and sniping we’ve seen in Raleigh in recent years, there appears to be one issue that knows no party boundaries – the state ethics disclosure form.

  • Bill a healthy start for vaccine policy

    Personal freedom and public health collided in recent months with an outbreak of measles in California, mostly among kids who were never vaccinated against the disease.

  • Compromise bill makes sense for all

    A proposed legislative compromise would give local governments a price break on publishing notices in newspapers, but more important, it would keep the notices public, as they should be.