Donation aids Swift Creek Elementary students

Thanks to the generous donation from Swift Creek Riders, Swift Creek Elementary School students won’t have to worry about having school supplies.

Woman charged with hit-and-run

A Rocky Mount woman was jailed Friday morning after police charged her in connection with allegedly driving through a woman’s yard and fleeing the scene.

North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria

RALEIGH – The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards.

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.

  • NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

    ANKARA, Turkey – In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for “irresponsible behavior” after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.

  • Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly – and tragically – adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel’s owners say.

  • US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

    WASHINGTON – Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday, correcting an initial U.S. statement that the strike had been launched because U.S. forces were threatened.

  • United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

    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.

  • Pastor’s sermon: “Violence will not have the last word”

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – A pastor whose daughter survived last week’s deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that “violence will not have the last word” in this southern Oregon timber town.

Rocky Mount Academy's second-half rally runs out of time at Southampton

COURTLAND, Va. – Rocky Mount Academy could not get off the field fast enough.

U.S. reaches trade deal 11 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.

  • Auto sales show big gains in September

    DETROIT — September was a blockbuster sales month for the U.S. auto industry — except at Volkswagen, where an emissions scandal forced the company to halt sales of most of its diesel-powered vehicles.

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.”

  • ‘Minecraft’ makes its way to theaters

    LOS ANGELES – On a recent afternoon inside the Cinemark Playa Vista multiplex, a sold-out movie theater was packed with more than 100 children and their parents.

Our Views

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

  • 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.

  • Extend tax credits to N.C. solar farms

    We took note in this space Tuesday of the steady development of solar energy farms in North Carolina.