Retiring Scout leader honored

A near-capacity crowd at the Parish Hall of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Greenville recently celebrated 40 years of professional service by H. Ray Franks, retiring chief executive director of the East Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America.

  • Memorial race honors legacy of slain deputy

    The fourth annual memorial run to commemorate a fallen Nash County deputy is less than a week away, but organizers still are signing up runners.

  • Braswell library to host storyteller

    Master storyteller Ron Jones will be presenting stories for all ages beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Warner Room of the Braswell Memorial Library.

  • Tarboro student attends National Beta Club Convention

    Elijah Sellers, a sixth-grade student at Martin Millennium Academy in Tarboro, returned recently from Nashville, Tenn., where he competed in the National Beta Club Convention.

  • NCC expands online services

    Nash Community College has enhanced its online offerings to meet the needs of students regardless of a student’s location with the launch of “Nash Online.”

  • Medical Assisting students age for a day at ECC

    Edgecombe Community College’s medical assisting students recently learned how it feels to grow older.

Teen charged in vehicle break-in

A Rocky Mount teenager was arrested Thursday morning in connection with an August vehicle break-in.

  • Motorist escapes armed robbery attempt

    Twin County officials are searching for a man suspected of attempting to rob a man at gunpoint early Friday morning and then opening fire on the victim’s car when his efforts were thwarted.

  • Deputies bust alleged marijuana growers

    Two Rocky Mount residents were jailed recently after Nash County deputies busted a marijuana growing operation.

  • Employee charged with stealing from store

    A Whitakers woman was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with stealing from her employer.

  • Mother charged with child abuse

    Rocky Mount police arrested a young mother Saturday in connection with abusing her small children.

  • Driver robbed at gunpoint in car

    A 69-year-old man was not injured when he was robbed in his vehicle Tuesday morning.

Faith, friendship a tradition at campground

IRON STATION — A stroll through the Iron Station-based Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting brings forth a feeling of warmth, tradition and, most abundantly, faith.

Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr.

Tarboro defense shuts down Northern Nash as Vikings rally

TARBORO – Even as Tarboro’s offense went three yards and a clump of mud on a damp, muggy night, the Vikings’ defense kept getting stops.

Jobless rate falls to seven-year low

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed — a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month.

Users can roll back Windows 10’s sharing

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft’s new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than PC users might be used to, ranging from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords.

  • Nuns cook up way to support monastery

    CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – 
In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful.

  • 'Star Wars': Abrams keeps galactic opera well-grounded

    NEW YORK – Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do.

  • Spielberg returns with Cold War thriller

    NEW YORK – The almost three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end in October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.”Good news for moviegoers: There won’t be another gap such as that for a while.

  • Film franchises return for the fall

    NEW YORK – Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles.

  • Cookbook is godsend for single guys

    BOSTON – Single and looking? If you’re a guy who’s willing to do some cooking, Avi Shemtov has you covered.

Our Views

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

  • Still no budget, two months into year

    Here’s a fun little economics puzzle to ponder over your coffee this morning.How much money should you spend in 2016?

  • Help Rocky Mount police do their jobs

    Good communities begin with good people caring enough to get involved.Aaron Powell and his mom, Jessie Whitehead, opened their door just before 2 a.m.

  • Budget ordeal drags on in legislature

    State lawmakers last week announced they had made major progress in forging agreement over a compromise budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

  • Expanding lottery budget hurts gullible

    There is only one reason the N.C. Senate wants to expand the budget to market lottery tickets – the likelihood that more people will throw away their money more often.

  • Big question marks surround school year

    School bells rang across much of North Carolina Monday morning, and we can only wonder if anyone in the N.C. General Assembly was listening.