Police officers corral grazing miniature horses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police officers in Alaska’s biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.

Junior Guild’s book drive to end next week

A book drive geared toward getting quality books into the hands of local children is coming to an end.

Police charge man with assaulting officers

A Rocky Mount man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted two officers.

Search for sea glass on North Carolina coast can yield gem

NAGS HEAD — Tony Brittan held a bit of smooth, red glass smaller than a dime in the palm of his hand.

Louisville beats N.C. State 75-65 to advance to Elite 8

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat N.C. State, 75-65. on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

  • 'Mixed bag' of a season ended too soon for Tar Heels

    At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody.

  • South Carolina knocks UNC women out in Sweet 16

    GREENSBORO – Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina, 67-65, on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16.

  • STARTING LINEUP: March 27

    Baseball season in the Twin Counties felt, at least for a few snowy weeks, as if it would never start.

  • Dekker, Wisconsin knock Tar Heels out of NCAA Tournament

    LOS ANGELES – Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, on Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Field maintenance a tall task for Twin Counties baseball programs

    Trade Faith Christian’s sparse seating area and press box for a few dozen thousand seats and move the dark blue fences back a few dozen feet, and the Patriots might as well be playing on any of the MLB spring training stadiums in balmy Florida or Arizona.

Family opens third vapor store in region

Teresa and Eric Shields are looking to take advantage of the growing vaping industry with the recent opening of their third vapor store in Eastern North Carolina.

  • No big change in state jobless rate for February

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month.

  • Lincolnton textile manufacturer closing doors after 60 years

    LINCOLNTON — Textile manufacturer Mohican Mills says it is closing its doors after more than 60 years.

  • National crackdown targets crooked car dealers

    WASHINGTON — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.

  • HJ Heinz buys Kraft to create $28 billion giant

    NEW YORK — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.

  • New-home sales surge in February

    WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life.

Colleges corral ‘Animal House’ antics

Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing.

  • Churches bolster unity through faith

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – 
Three times now these two church congregations, one white and one black, have come together.

  • Hale set as conference speaker

    An accomplished Georgia minister will be the featured speaker for the 2015 Women’s Conference to be held in May by North End Missionary Baptist Church.Dr.

  • Comedy doesn’t get expected laughter

    NEW YORK – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

  • 'Thrones' creator won't rush book

    SAN FRANCISCO – George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

  • Lagasse transforms Creole food

    Before Emeril Lagasse was a celebrity, he was a cook. Before he charmed television audiences, he dazzled New Orleans diners.

Our Views

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

  • Ending driver’s ed supplement is risky

    The N.C. General Assembly hopes to use $26 million a year for other purposes once the funding runs out at the end of June for driver’s education in public schools.

  • Legislature’s clash hurts recruiting effort

    With the passing of each week, the hopes of landing a major automaker in Eastern North Carolina grow a little dimmer.

  • Maybe it’s time to change paperwork

    For all of the partisan bickering and sniping we’ve seen in Raleigh in recent years, there appears to be one issue that knows no party boundaries – the state ethics disclosure form.

  • Bill a healthy start for vaccine policy

    Personal freedom and public health collided in recent months with an outbreak of measles in California, mostly among kids who were never vaccinated against the disease.

  • Compromise bill makes sense for all

    A proposed legislative compromise would give local governments a price break on publishing notices in newspapers, but more important, it would keep the notices public, as they should be.