Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

MACHIAS, Wash. — A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias (muh-CHEYE’-us).

Kiwanis hear presentation on agricultural technology

Nash County Extension Director Charlie Tyson amazed the Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount with his presentation July 24 on agricultural technology that is in use in Nash County and North Carolina.

  • Six students receive O.D. Moore scholarships

    Members of the Nash Central Senior High Alumni Association and the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation recently celebrated their 39th reunion and anniversary.

  • Pattillo High School alumni gather for annual reunion

    The W.A. Pattillo High School Alumni Association observed its 33rd annual reunion on July 4-6. More than 250 alumni, family and friends attended the events.

  • Local Deltas attend regional conference

    Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority representing 158 chapters from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Bermuda painted Raleigh “red” July 10-13 during the 26th South Atlantic Regional Conference.

  • Camp PUSH promotes science, technology

    Twenty-five middle and high school students from Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton and Wilson counties took a field trip to East Carolina University as part of a weeklong math and science camp.

  • EMT students graduate from NCC

    Nash Community College recently recognized 22 Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Intermediate program graduates.

Joint operation snares 24 suspected drug dealers

A recent joint operation between Edgecombe law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 24 suspected drug dealers and the search is on for two others.

N.C. House 1 vote away from passing $21B budget

RALEIGH — The state House closed in Friday on finalizing a $21 billion budget full of trims, creative accounting, policy shifts and an average raise for public school teachers of about 7 percent.

  • N.C. farm regulation changes heads to governor

    RALEIGH — New regulations shielding North Carolina farms from publicly disclosing unfounded complaints against them are headed to the governor’s desk for approval.

  • UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

    CHAPEL HILL — The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus while also capping the amount of tuition that can go back to financial aid.

  • McCrory orders that laws be enforced on coal ash

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Friday directing North Carolina’s environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps.

  • DA: No charges in death of former N.C. sheriff

    WILMINGTON — The district attorney says no charges will be filed against New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the death of a former Brunswick County sheriff who died in jail.

  • Deal still not reached on N.C. coal ash bill

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers said Thursday they still haven’t reached agreement on legislation requiring Duke Energy to limit pollution leaking from its coal ash dumps across the state, nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with gray sludge.

Panthers want to be league's top defense

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers defense is looking to take one more step in 2014.

Manufacturing expands again in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.

  • Discounts help auto sales sizzle in July

    DETROIT — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains.

  • Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

    NEW YORK — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday.

  • Economy surges to 4 percent second-quarter growth

    WASHINGTON — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.

  • Jobless rate drops in Twin Counties

    The Twin Counties’ unemployment rate dropped in June, according to figures released Wednesday by the Labor and Economic Analysis Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Judge slaps $1.3 billion fine on Bank of America

    NEW YORK — A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty Wednesday against Charlotte-based Bank of America for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China – The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village last month.

  • Performer opens new chapter in career

    When Meredith Davis walks out onto the stage Saturday at the Nash County Arts Council, it will be the first time as the headliner, a big step in any musician’s career.

  • Veteran directors won't say cut

    Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. “I always thought: ‘He could be making a film right now.

  • Summer favorites relieve season’s heat

    Now that summer is at its hottest, fresh, juicy melons make a tasty addition to meals or can be enjoyed as a refreshing small snack.

  • Ingenuity fuels Gaza hospital’s work

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –
In the heart of Gaza City, as its residents again find themselves under fire from Israeli forces, the wounded and their wailing families stream without end into Shifa Hospital.

  • Athletes train carefully in hot weather

    If there is one truth all of the residents of North Carolina can agree upon, it is that the weather gets really hot here during the summer.

Our Views

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

  • Keep hijinks in sitcoms, out of Congress

      Three cheers for the Republicans in the U.S. House. They got together and approved something.

  • Bill removes stigma of youthful mistakes

    A political odd couple has teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation for common-sense reform of the country’s criminal justice system.U.S. Sens.

  • Power plants sale to give boon to area

    Rocky Mount residents ought to be breathing a collective sigh of relief after news broke earlier this week of a deal between Duke Energy and the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

  • Give the gift of life through blood donation

    There’s no better time than the present to roll up your sleeve and give a potentially life-saving blood donation.

  • N.C. Senate takes wrong step with Medicaid

    The N.C. Senate last week inexplicably approved a Medicaid reform plan that is all but dead on arrival in the N.C. House and opposed by Gov. Pat McCrory.