Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals.Welcome to the University Games.

School board chairwoman receives award from state group

Evelyn Bulluck of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education recently received the 2014 Raleigh Dingman Award for Outstanding Boardsmanship.

  • ECC names Student Ambassadors

    Edgecombe Community College recently announced its Student Ambassadors for 2014-15.

  • Fayetteville State alumni chapters merge

    The Edgecombe and Rocky Mount chapters of the Fayetteville State National Alumni Association have joined forces to become the Edgecombe-Nash Chapter.

  • Nash Central High students win statewide video contest

    A team of students from Nash Central High School recently won first place in a high school video contest sponsored by the N.C. School Boards Association.

  • Garden Club spruces up Braswell Park

    The Rocky Mount Garden Club has been conducting a spring and fall clean up in Braswell Park as one of the club’s ongoing projects.

  • Bunn family donates property to ECC

    Through the estate of Elizabeth Burgess Bunn, the Bunn family has donated four parcels of land on South Washington Street in Rocky Mount to Edgecombe Community College.

Store employees cited for illegal alcohol sales

Employees at four local convenience stores recently were cited during a law enforcement operation targeting illegal alcohol sales.

Authors write about how NC influenced them

RALEIGH — Writer and editor Marianne Gingher gave 21 authors a wide-open assignment: write about any subject they chose as long as North Carolina was at the core of the story.

  • Longtime football official ready to retire stripes

    WILMINGTON — When watching a sporting event in person, Larry Honeycutt tries his best to remain anonymous.

  • Christmas trees big business in NC mountains

    BAKERSVILLE — Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are already well on their way to stores and tree stands across the country.

  • Officer shoots at men during Jacksonville chase

    JACKSONVILLE — Authorities say two men have been taken to the hospital after they tried to strike a police officer with their car during a chase.

  • 2 suspects charged with killings of elderly men

    FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say two men have been arrested after two elderly men living about 15 miles from each other were robbed and killed earlier this week in their homes near Fayetteville.

  • Turkey shoot aims at targets, not birds

    COINJOCK – Sam Snead of Coinjock angled his wheelchair toward the target 30 yards down range, shouldered the 12-gauge shotgun and took long, careful aim before dropping the barrel.“I can’t see nothing,” he said.

Tarboro Tradition: Series of changes have Vikings in familiar place

TARBORO – There’s a tradition at Tarboro High. It starts Thanksgiving morning with a breakfast biscuit from Abrams Restaurant and ends with a team prayer at midfield after practice.

  • Duke's Winslow not about the stats

    DURHAM – Six games into Justise Winslow’s career at Duke, one thing has already become clear. The freshman forward doesn’t care about statistics.

  • Prep Football Storylines: Playoffs Week 3

      SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE (10-3) AT ELIZABETH CITY NORTHEASTERN (13-0)   PREGAME CHATTER: The Cougars have made the third round of the NCHSAA state playoffs three times in the past decade, but have failed to advance to a regional final each time.

  • Tough shooting day leads to Tar Heels' upset loss

BAHAMAS – Butler’s shooting numbers were awful. And it didn’t matter.

  • Frontcourt leads Duke past Furman

    DURHAM – It takes a certain level of humility to play with Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor.

  • Northern Nash's Godwin chooses Chowan

    Shelby Godwin wants college to feel like home, so she selected one with a small-town vibe.

Shoppers asked to buy local

A movement started a few years ago encourages residents to patronize small, locally owned brick-and-mortar businesses during the holiday shopping weekend.

  • Holiday shopping season set to kick off

    The largest amount of the season’s bargains takes place on the day often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Home price gains slow for 10th straight month

    WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.

  • WebPoint merges, expands to Virginia

    A North Carolina-based customer service company specializing in innovative technology with locations in Rocky Mount recently expanded operations out of state.

  • Retailers to offer same-day holiday deliveries

    NEW YORK — A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

  • N.C. company helps in NASA test

    BURLINGTON – When the Orion spacecraft launches on its first test flight next month, it will be the most advanced piece of technology the United States ever has shot into space.

Having received, a Chicago church gives back

CHICAGO – On a very memorable Sunday, the Rev. Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

  • East End MBC honors student

    A high-achieving Rocky Mount student is the latest person to be honored by the East End Missionary Baptist Church Scholarship Foundation.

  • Ensembles offer trio of Christmas concerts

    The Tar River ensembles will finish the year on a high note, offering music lovers a series of three holiday-themed performances.

  • N.C. film history has 15 minutes of acclaim

    RALEIGH – It’s mere coincidence that an exhibit about North Carolina’s history in film and television that was two years in the making has opened across the street from the Legislature, where lawmakers decided earlier this year to end an incentives program that brought Hollywood to the Tar Heel state.

  • Taste boosters make a saucier sauce

    We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

  • U.S. prepares for next major outbreak

    WASHINGTON – The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

Our Views

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

  • Need for blood increases during holidays

    ’Tis the season for opening our hearts to those who are less fortunate ... and for rolling up a sleeve to give the gift of life.

  • City should learn lessons from Ferguson

    You don’t have to travel as far as Ferguson, Mo., to understand the importance of having a conversation about race, law enforcement and community relations.

  • Curriculum commission needs backing

    The N.C. General Assembly ignored advice from Gov.

  • Support local companies when shopping

    We’re just a few days from a pause to say thanks ... and a few days plus one from the starting line for the biggest shopping season of the year.

  • Solar energy a boon for North Carolina

    Solar energy advocates were correct last week to urge state lawmakers to keep in place incentives for North Carolina’s burgeoning solar power industry.