New Marine Corps mascot graduates

SAN DIEGO — The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.The corps says Pfc.

  • Fence-jumper makes it to the White House

    WASHINGTON — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said.

  • Veterinarians try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    LOS ANGELES — Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

  • Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

    OXFORD, Ohio — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

  • Three make night swim to safety after boat capsizes

    LIHUE, Hawaii — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.

  • Trial opens for doctor accused of poisoning fellow physician

    HOUSTON — A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a “fatal attraction” to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.

Moose Lodge crowns prince, princess

The 2014-15 Women of the Moose Prince and Princess were crowned Sept. 12 at the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge.

Couple jailed following domestic dispute

A couple involved in a Sept. 14 domestic dispute landed in jail, police said.

Woman ditches lucrative job to support foster kids

GREENVILLE — Sitting together with a group of Honors College students at ECU’s West End Dining Hall, featured speaker Danielle Gletow is practically indistinguishable from the undergraduates.

  • One killed, two injured in Sunday crash

    FAYETTEVILLE — One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a crash at a Fayetteville intersection.

  • Pedestrian killed in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — A pedestrian was killed Saturday night along a busy Raleigh thoroughfare.

  • Man killed in shooting at apartment complex

    WHITEVILLE — Authorities in eastern North Carolina say they have no leads in a deadly Friday night shooting.

  • Republicans highlight positives of voter ID law

    RALEIGH — With all the legal wrangling and vocal protests about North Carolina's new election changes, you'd think legislators who helped pass the wide-reaching 2013 law might keep quiet about that support as General Assembly elections approach.

  • Police practice of recording protests questioned

    ASHEVILLE — Civil libertarians are questioning why police officers have been recording images of people attending public events and protests.

Elizabeth City State falls on last play to Benedict

The play was called Seattle and the result left Benedict feeling as tall as the Space Needle.

Changes in key fields affect small businesses

NEW YORK – What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list.

  • Wage growth lags despite strengthening economy

    While reports show companies and industries are hiring more in the national job market, increased pay continues to be lagging behind.

  • Economic indicators edge up in August

    WASHINGTON — A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.

  • State jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate.

  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president

    WINSTON-SALEM — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.

  • Brighter economy drives up holiday hiring plans

    NEW YORK — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

Bye-bye, birdies: Warming threatens U.S. species

As the world gets warmer, the Baltimore oriole will no longer be found in Maryland.The Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state.

  • Student debt troubles older Americans

    WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans.

  • As survivors die, experts save items from Holocaust

    JERUSALEM – With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts increasingly are focused on preserving the belongings that contain their stories.

  • Griffin: Women barred as late-night hosts

    LOS ANGELES – Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as “beyond frustrating.”

  • Latifah’s talk show opens new season

    LOS ANGELES – Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season.

  • Squash offers many possibilities

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you.

Our Views

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

  • Common sense required for incentives

    The N.C. General Assembly’s failure to put together a comprehensive economic development incentives program was a discouraging shortcoming to leaders longing for more industries and jobs.

  • State should rethink Medicaid expansion

    It certainly was encouraging to hear N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos tell a legislative committee last week that her agency is preparing information for Gov.

  • Road plan addresses rural needs in N.C.

    The 25-year transportation plan unveiled this week by Gov. Pat McCrory brings some long overdue attention to rural North Carolina and its struggling economy.

  • Welcome back to the Down East Classic

    Rocky Mount rolls out the welcome mat this week to a fan base that has become familiar guests – Elizabeth City State University.

  • State revenue stream hits a hiccup

    North Carolina legislators are learning to deal with some of the issues facing many North Carolina families – uncertain times, unexpected expenses and a less-than-dependable cash flow.