SouthWest Edgecombe students work with Martin Millennium fourth-graders

The students at SouthWest Edgecombe High School are continuing to expand their leadership roles in the community.

Secretary charged with stealing from school

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has suspended a secretary suspected of stealing nearly $38,000.

McCrory visits Brunswick, Bladen counties to survey flooding

BOLIVIA — Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina was fortunate to avoid the breadth of damages flooding caused in South Carolina.

Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns in online forum

PORTLAND, Ore. — The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have guns and acknowledged in online posts that he struggled with autism, but she didn’t seem to know he was potentially violent.

  • Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women

    ROME — Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he’s nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be “crazy.”

  • Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

    SAN DIEGO — It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation’s most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California’s example.

  • Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation’s prison population.

  • Top general: Send more troops to Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike “mistakenly struck” a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.

  • Roadways shredded by flooding

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding, and in a cruel twist, thousands of residents faced the prospect of going days without running water.

Allen goes from supporter to more prominent role for national champion Blue Devils

DURHAM – Grayson Allen is still getting used to all this attention. He burst into an overnight celebrity as the unlikely hero of Duke’s latest national championship run.

U.S. trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.

  • U.S. reaches trade deal with Pacific Rim countries

    WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

  • Halloween brings special stores back to life

    PARAMUS, N.J. – Like something out of a horror tale, a shuttered store in this northern New Jersey city has come back to life, as a Halloween retailer.

  • Program to help minority businesses

    The Office of Historically Underutilized Business in Raleigh has a mission to promote economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in state government contracting and procurement that will foster their growth and profitability.

  • U.S. manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

  • Ailing global economy starts to weigh on U.S. job market

    WASHINGTON — A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.

Cookbook shares Lagasse’s life story

MIAMI – Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and before cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.

  • Medical pot soon hits market

    ALBION, Ill. – A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest.

  • Tricycle injuries send thousands to ERs

    CHICAGO – Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows.

  • Local mascots raise spirits, entertain fans

    The silly dances and larger-than-life antics of mascots have increased school spirit and solidarity on the campuses of N.C. Wesleyan College and Nash Community College.

  • Rabbi offers mix of hope, hip

    PARK CITY, Utah – Rabbi David Levinsky had been in his new mountain home for barely a month when he officiated at his first Jewish wedding in the Beehive State.

  • Classic work opens Players’ season

    Writer Anton Chekhov and his stories are brought to life in the Wesleyan Players’ first offering of the 2015-2016 season, Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor.”

Our Views

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

  • Image campaign promotes all of us

    For the past three months, a wonderful organization called the Positive Image Action Group has blanketed newspapers, radio waves, television stations and billboards with a series of ads promoting interesting facts about the character and charm of the Twin Counties.

  • A move for better mental health care

    Given some of the inequities in service charges among different counties, it makes sense for Nash County commissioners to vote, as they did last week, to find another care provider for local folks with mental health needs.

  • A merciful end to an arduous session

    Lawmakers finally gaveled their gruelling, marathon legislative session to an end just after 4 a.m.

  • Grab an umbrella; we’re getting wet

    It’s a giant pest of a storm, as we look at the colorful Doppler maps and other TV weatherman graphics. It might hit us. It might land farther north.

  • Local boards should handle local issues

    As Americans, we uphold democratic ideals with great fervor, but we have representative government for good reason.