Loose llamas lassoed after running amok

PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

NCC student honored for excellence

Lilia Martinez of Louisburg, a full-time student pursuing an associate’s degree in Web Technologies, has been selected as Nash Community College’s 2014-15 Academic Excellence Award recipient.

Police nab one suspect, seek second in card-game robbery

Rocky Mount police arrested one suspected robber and are searching for a second in a caper of a card game at a local hotel.

  • Deputies bust suspected marijuana dealer

    Complaints from local residents led Edgecombe County deputies to arrest a suspected marijuana dealer.

  • Man charged in wife's assault

    A Rocky Mount man was jailed Wednesday after allegedly assaulting his wife with a handgun.

  • Police search for break-in suspects

    Police search for break-in suspectsRocky Mount police are searching for three teenage boys suspected of breaking into and damaging a vacant house.

  • Man charged with selling stolen goods

    Man charged in selling stolen goodsA 27-year-old Rocky Mount man was charged Tuesday night in connection with selling stolen property.

  • Police respond to more than 40 wrecks

    Officials have been hard at work since before the sun rose Wednesday to clear roadways and help stranded drivers.

Storm dumps snow, sleet and freezing rain on Carolinas

DURHAM — Across the Carolinas, people were digging out Thursday from another wintry mix of snow and icy weather. Some areas received less snow than predicted by forecasters.

State basketball playoffs to tip off Saturday

After 15 days of waiting – and with only two practices under their belts – high school basketball teams from the Twin Counties begin their state playoffs campaigns today.

  • Duke senior Quinn Cook leading young Blue Devils

    DURHAM – As hot as Quinn Cook has been shooting lately, No. 4 Duke can’t afford to not have him on the court.Good thing he almost never gets tired.

  • Long layoff affecting area teams

    With the NCHSAA basketball playoffs postponed yet another night, the two-week layoff has made life miserable for student-athletes and coaches alike.

  • Spring sports taking brunt of weather delays

    There’s a reason why professional baseball teams spend six weeks of February and March in Florida and Arizona and the PGA Tour starts its season in Hawai’i: to escape cold and snow.

  • State playoffs basketball games postponed

    Steady snow and below-freezing temperatures shut down Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe county schools Tuesday and today, forcing state playoffs basketball games involving area teams to be postponed until at least Thursday.

  • Athletes specialist reaches settlement with UNC

    CHAPEL HILL – The former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes has reached a settlement to end her lawsuit against the school.

FCC enacts tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

Campus chaplains reach out to nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES – When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

  • Page revels in new Zeppelin remasters

    LONDON – Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded.

  • Sweet potato is one versatile vegetable

    If you’re looking for a little variety to spice up your life, cooking with a versatile veggie such as the sweet potato may give your menu the satisfying kick you crave, along with a healthy dose of the nutrients your body needs.

  • Privatized prison care raises concerns

    Months after he landed in Florida’s Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier’s pleas for treatment of intense pain in his left shoulder were met mostly with Tylenol.

  • Tyke tradition enjoys a comeback

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – 
During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about.

  • ‘Kidpreneur' is all about business

    DETROIT – Asia Newson’s schedule is exhausting, even for a company CEO.In one recent week, her agenda included:Addressing a crowd at the North American International Auto Show.

Our Views

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

  • I-95 interchange has great retail potential

    We wish it was on a faster timeline, but a new Interstate 95 interchange – and a healthy prospect for the local economy – has been given the green light.

  • Raising grant cap for film makes sense

    The political fight over financial incentives for the television and film industry in North Carolina has played out like a bad episode of “The West Wing.”Republican leaders in the N.C. General Assembly moved last year to convert incentives packages for Hollywood producers to a modestly funded grant program of $20 million.

  • Property revaluation an important task

    There is a lot more than just a driver riding around in those cars and trucks marked “Nash County Revaluation.”Since the beginning of the year, a fleet of vehicles has been crusing Nash County, taking notes, taking pictures and taking stock of the future.

  • United Way reaches thousands of people

    The United Way Tar River Region has a lot of mouths to feed.

  • State must reform care for mentally disabled

    Telegram staff writer Brie Handgraaf detailed some of the issues facing people with mental disabilities in an excellent series of reports earlier this year.

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