Prepackaged caramel apples linked to four deaths

WASHINGTON — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states, including North Carolina.

Rocky Mount native named deputy inspector general in U.S. Labor Department

Rocky Mount native Larry D. Turner recently was sworn in as deputy inspector general of the U.S. Department of Labor by Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu in Washington, D.C. This is a Senior Executive Service, Tier III position, equivalent to a three-star general equivalent.

Teen murder suspect held without bond

Rocky Mount police charged a 19-year-old Thursday with attempted murder and murder – the teenager’s second time facing charges in connection with a homicide.

NC abortion rule-makers urged to put science first

RALEIGH — Abortion-rights advocates urged North Carolina health officials on Friday to focus on science and not politics as they update rules for abortion clinics.

2014 TELEGRAM ALL-AREA: Whitehead wills program to best finish

The afro that caught everyone’s attention is a thing of the past.

State jobless rate falls to 5.8 percent

By EMERY P. DALESIOAssociated PressRALEIGH — North Carolina saw the country’s largest month-to-month fall in unemployment rates in November, dropping by half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, the government reported Friday.

Iran’s Jews see signs of acceptance

YAZD, Iran – More than a thousand people recently trekked across Iran to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic – until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.

  • Phillips serves as interim pastor

    A longtime pastor has been called as the interim minister for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rocky Mount. The Rev.

  • Concert drums up support for teen programs

    An acclaimed drummer-composer-educator will jazz up the holiday season with a benefit performance later this month at the Dunn Center.

  • ‘Saving Private Ryan’ makes protected film list

    WASHINGTON – “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

  • Tips get to-go treats to family, friends

    AUSTIN, Texas – The baking aisle is the busiest in the supermarket right now.

  • Newly insured struggle to find doctors

    MIAMI – When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor.

Our Views

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

  • It pays to keep Rocky Mount dollars here

    The caller in today’s Speak Up column at the bottom of this page raises a pointed question: Why should consumers pay more by shopping locally when they can find cheaper prices for similar items and avoid paying sales taxes by shopping online?

  • We can paint a better picture than that

    Kids have been saying and doing stupid things since long before the creation of the Internet, but instant access to the World Wide Web magnifies poor judgment hundreds of thousands of times.

  • Revenue collection a growing concern

    There are two measures by which to judge tax reform. The first is to count the money we have left in our pockets at the end of the day.

  • New recyclables carts will keep city green

    The city of Rocky Mount is beginning to roll out a bigger, more comprehensive approach to recycling.

  • Compromise not always pretty to behold

    It wasn’t necessarily pretty to watch the goings-on on Capitol Hill last week in Washington, but that’s what it looks like when things actually get done.