Man decapitates mother, kills self

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

  • Police charge man in zebra print dress in bank robbery

    ROCHESTER, N.H. — A man accused of wearing a zebra print dress while robbing a New Hampshire bank has been arrested.

  • Mexican man claiming sanctuary in church seeks amnesty

    DENVER — A Mexican man who has been living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation said Monday that he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain the freedom to live in the U.S. Arturo Hernandez, who is a contractor, has been granted sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society of Denver.

  • Custom urns made courtesy of company’s 3-D printer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

  • Teacher tried to stop Seattle high school shooting

    TULALIP, Wash. – A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

  • Google executive sets skydiving records with leap from near-space

    ROSWELL, N.M. — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

N.C. Wesleyan honors scholarship recipients, donors

N.C. Secretary of Revenue Lyons Gray addressed 77 N.C. Wesleyan College scholarship recipients and some two dozen scholarship donors as well as college officials at Wesleyan’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 8 in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center.

  • Rocky Mount Garden Club begins new activities of season

    The Rocky Mount Garden Club is off to a fun-filled and educational year.

  • Speaker touts Boys & Girls Clubs to Kiwanis

    Members of the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount were captivated by Ron Greene, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, who began telling them about the best way to make a fried egg sandwich.

  • ECC golf tourney raises $21,000

    The Edgecombe Community College Foundation’s 29th annual Golf Tournament raised more than $21,000 for student scholarships.

  • Golf classic boosts NCC scholarships

    The 25th annual Nash Community College Foundation Student Scholarship Golf Classic held Oct. 2 at Benvenue Country Club raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships.

  • Show draws local talent, big names

    “Video Live” is a nearly 11-year-old show broadcast live at 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday night from the studio of WHIG-TV inside the Power Plant.

Investigators track leads in courthouse shooting

NASHVILLE – Despite releasing a Rocky Mount man originally identified as the suspected Nash County Courthouse shooter, authorities are running down leads that could help them find the suspect responsible for shooting and hospitalizing two men.

Romney rallying with Tillis in U.S. Senate campaign

RALEIGH — Mitt Romney told a partisan crowd on Wednesday that electing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis would represent a rejection of President Barack Obama’s policies.

  • Spending on U.S. Senate race tops $100M

    WASHINGTON  — Total spending in North Carolina's tight Senate race topped $100 million on Wednesday, making it the first such contest in the nation to cross that threshold, according to the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation data.

  • UNC-CH bans student travel to 3 places over Ebola

    CHAPEL HILL — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are banning students from traveling to three countries because of concerns about Ebola.

  • N.C. Supreme Court candidates criticize outside ads

    CHARLOTTE — Three candidates for North Carolina's Supreme Court said Wednesday that groups with outside money are launching negative ads to try to influence the judicial election — a move that could "undermine public confidence in the judicial system.

  • Man dies in fall from waterfall

    BLOWING ROCK — One man has died after a fall from a waterfall in Blowing Rock, Multiple media outlets reported that authorities said the man fell at Glen Burney Falls off U.S. Highway 321 Business on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Asheville orders review of police operations

    ASHEVILLE — Asheville's city manager is ordering a review of police force operations in light of recent reports of problems which include low morale and forced overtime.

Gurley to miss a pair of additional games

ATHENS, Ga. – The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

Federal Reserve ends bond buying program

WASHINGTON — When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:The Janet Yellen era.

Museum tells story of Poland's Jews

WARSAW, Poland –
 In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust.

  • East End Baptist builds new sanctuary

    A Rocky Mount congregation will build a new sanctuary as part of the third phase of its construction plan.

  • ECC series plans four-show season

    TARBORO – Variety continues as the hallmark of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which opens its 10th season in November in Keihin Auditorium.

  • Jack is back in ‘Borderlands’ sequel

    Like dozens of other video games, “Borderlands” is all about killing – people, robots, monsters, whatever.

  • Early effort pays off for Garten

    Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance.

  • Home test reshapes colon cancer checks

    Millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening now can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

Our Views

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

  • No rest until gunmen face justice

    We can only be thankful it wasn’t worse – that someone wasn’t killed or that the gunmen didn’t fire randomly, without worrying about the consequences.

  • Audits are fundamental watchdog tools

    Anyone who has halfway paid attention to the misappropriation scandal in the town ofTarboro should have a better appreciation by now of state audits.

  • A reasonable response to Ebola threat

    Area health care officials are taking measured but responsible precautions to the possibility of treating people with Ebola here in the Twin Counties.

  • Enjoy low gas prices while we have them

    Thomas Friedman of The New York Times offered an interesting analysis last week of the global energy market.

  • Outside cash has too much sway in state

    Outside political advocacy groups have been spending millions of dollars this year to sway the election results in North Carolina.