Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

HONOLULU — More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state.

ECC surgical tech program receives national award

Edgecombe Community College’s surgical technology program was recognized as a 2014 Galaxy Stars Award winner at a recent meeting of the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Police seek robbery suspects

Rocky Mount police are searching for two men suspected of robbing a couple Thursday morning.

Branching out: Man builds treehouse in his backyard

ROSEBORO — Where once stood a garden, Buddy Melvin has grown a treehouse.A thick-trunked water oak, nearly 151/2 feet around near the base, grows in the center of its original room.

  • Moratorium on smaller coal ash reuse projects will end

    CHARLOTTE — A moratorium on using coal ash as constructional fill on some projects is ending, but North Carolina regulators have failed to come up with new standards to reduce the public’s exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, an environmental group said Friday.

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer arrested for DWI

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives say an officer is accused of driving his patrol cruiser while impaired.A statement from police said Ofc.

  • Raleigh couple found not guilty in underage drinking case

    RALEIGH — A Raleigh couple has been found not guilty of charges stemming from a party in which underage drinking led to a fatal wreck.

  • Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law

    WINSTON-SALEM — Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina’s election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.

  • Coastal officials mull plan to spread tax money elsewhere

    MANTEO — A Dare County official says he plans to lobby lawmakers in the General Assembly who are looking at a proposal in the state budget that would distribute a larger percentage of sales tax generated in wealthier counties to the state’s poorer counties.

SUMMER LEGENDS: Alston makes a career of service with Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Department

Rocky Mount has always been able to count on Carlton “Boo Boo” Alston for an assist.

  • Nash County All-Stars fall in Southeast Region title game

    Nash County’s road to the Babe Ruth World Series ended Saturday in the Southeast Regional final in Greenville.

  • Rams won't rush Gurley's rehab

    ST. LOUIS – Despite Todd Gurley being ahead of schedule in his return from injury, the St. Louis Rams aren’t counting on the first-round pick right away.

  • Babe Ruth All-Stars lose game, prepare for championship round

    In a game that mattered very little to both teams, Nash County struggled to find the necessary energy to capture the No. 1 seed in its pool.

  • Newton holds new views on life after accident

    SPARTANBURG – Cam Newton glances down at the faded yellow hospital bracelet on his left wrist, twirls it around with his fingers and contemplates how much his view of life has changed since an automobile accident last December.

  • Panthers optimistic about 2015 season

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Tarboro pushes economic development projects

TARBORO – Additional employment, a new downtown project and a marketing strategy to help the retail sector are just a few of the economic development endeavors going on in Tarboro.

Virginia innkeepers devise essay contest to pick owner

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – For $150, you could get more than just a stay at a bed and breakfast – you could own one.

Our Views

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

  • Vouchers ruling raises troubling questions

    With last week’s N.C. Supreme Court ruling in favor of “opportunity scholarships,” North Carolina becomes a state full of educational diversity.

  • Sales tax proposal would help area

    For a long time, the sales tax distribution formula has favored big cities in North Carolina.

  • N.C. moves up to play a primary role

    There’s a certain amount of preening and prestige associated with presidential primaries – and for once, we’re not talking about just the candidates.

  • State takes on a monumental decision

    North Carolina lawmakers seem to spin a roulette wheel when it comes to deciding what local government officials can do and what they can’t.

  • ‘Fighting Holly Strong’ should inspire us all

    How will you spend the final years of your life? What will your impact be? What will you leave behind?Not the typical questions raised by an editorial, are they?

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