Medical Assisting students age for a day at ECC

Edgecombe Community College’s medical assisting students recently learned how it feels to grow older.

  • NCC expands online services

    Nash Community College has enhanced its online offerings to meet the needs of students regardless of a student’s location with the launch of “Nash Online.”Campus leaders understand the digital age offers students – traditional and nontraditional alike – the convenience of pursuing a college career while balancing many other demands of life.“Our emphasis in online delivery gives students the same quality service online as the students in face to face, on-campus courses,” said Lane Freeman, department chairman for Nash Online.

  • Local students honored at state 4-H Congress

    Edgecombe County 4-H’ers were among the top honorees during the recent State 4-H Congress in Raleigh.

  • Library to offer SAT and ACT help

    Braswell Memorial Library will sponsor a free test-taking strategy session for teens and parents from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Wednesday in the Warner Room.

  • Pregnancy center changes name

    Members of the Board of Directors and staff of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rocky Mount have unanimously approved a name change for the center, which will now be doing business as Your Choice Resource Center.

  • Middle schools add STEM labs

    Business, industry and Nash County leaders and officials recently celebrated new additions to Rocky Mount Middle and Southern Nash Middle schools that will help students deepen their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.

Sleeping man wounded in shooting

A Rocky Mount man is recovering after being wounded while sleeping in a home on the 600 block of Colby Court.

Supremacist convicted of killing three at Jewish sites in Kansas

OLATHE, Kan. – The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to “die a martyr.”

Man and officer wounded, dog killed when police raid wrong house

ATLANTA — A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside where a neighbor heard him asking, “Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me?

  • Obama stares down melting glacier to highlight climate change

    SEWARD, Alaska — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

  • Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary

    MIAMI — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.

  • Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

    WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.

  • Police hunt for three suspects after officer killed in Illinois

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men.

  • CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

    WASHINGTON — CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair.

North Carolina ready to show defensive progress

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina brought in new coaches, changed the scheme and spent offseason workouts trying to change every part of a defense that couldn’t stop anyone last season.

U.S. auto sales remain strong in August

DETROIT — As China’s auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.

Cookbook is godsend for single guys

BOSTON – Single and looking? If you’re a guy who’s willing to do some cooking, Avi Shemtov has you covered.

  • Mental health teams carry care to patients

    TULSA, Okla. – It was the weirdest timing. Just when a medical team got to a name during its weekly briefing, the client called the office.

  • Tree Pluribus Unum: One tree yields many fruits

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Plums, peaches, nectarines and cherries grow amid a riot of red, white and pink blossoms on just one of Sam Van Aken’s fruit trees.

  • Cost-conscious teens shop with care

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears.

  • As a minister, Foreman now battles Satan

    HOUSTON – The Rev. George Foreman flipped his Bible open to the Book of Genesis, let fly with a left hook for Jesus and sent Satan sprawling into the ropes.

  • New shows mix familiar themes, smattering of edginess

    NEW YORK – If there’s a dominant trend in television today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support.

Our Views

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

  • Help Rocky Mount police do their jobs

    Good communities begin with good people caring enough to get involved.Aaron Powell and his mom, Jessie Whitehead, opened their door just before 2 a.m.

  • Budget ordeal drags on in legislature

    State lawmakers last week announced they had made major progress in forging agreement over a compromise budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

  • Expanding lottery budget hurts gullible

    There is only one reason the N.C. Senate wants to expand the budget to market lottery tickets – the likelihood that more people will throw away their money more often.

  • Big question marks surround school year

    School bells rang across much of North Carolina Monday morning, and we can only wonder if anyone in the N.C. General Assembly was listening.

  • Relief, at last, from high utility bills

    It’s enough to make you want to turn on every light in every room, crank up the air conditioning and plug in a Christmas tree. In August.