Veterinarians try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

LOS ANGELES — Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

Wright's Center marks Adult Day Care Services Week

Adult Day Care Services Week is celebrated each year during the month of September to recognize and raise awareness of the more than 5,000 adult day centers nationwide.

Deputies nab three robbery suspects

Edgecombe County deputies arrested three suspects in a Princeville robbery.

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley campaigns for Tillis in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE —South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory gave U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis a boost during a campaign event In Fayetteville.

Standing Tall and Talented: Gaines leads strong crop of recruits in Twin Counties

Houshun Gaines has multiple pairs of cleats. He has a pair that he wears to practice during the week and another pair that he wears on Friday nights.

Brighter economy drives up holiday hiring plans

NEW YORK — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

  • State jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate.

  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. names new president

    WINSTON-SALEM — Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.

  • Indian company plans to add 1,200 jobs in Cary

    CARY — Indian information technology services company HCL Technologies said Thursday its American subsidiary will add about 1,200 jobs in North Carolina over the next five years by continuing to prepare not-fully-ready workers to fill the IT jobs.

  • Consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell.

  • Hospital chains join forces to cut costs

    RALEIGH — Growing pressure to cut medical costs is pushing three regional hospital chains operating hundreds of locations across North Carolina to combine purchasing and standardize some medical practices, the hospitals said Wednesday.

Student debt troubles older Americans

WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans.

  • As survivors die, experts save items from Holocaust

    JERUSALEM – With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts increasingly are focused on preserving the belongings that contain their stories.

  • Griffin: Women barred as late-night hosts

    LOS ANGELES – Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as “beyond frustrating.”

  • Latifah’s talk show opens new season

    LOS ANGELES – Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season.

  • Squash offers many possibilities

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you.

  • Tech world works to speak FDA’s language

    WASHINGTON – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar, Silicon Valley is pouring billions of dollars into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care.

Our Views

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

  • Road plan addresses rural needs in N.C.

    The 25-year transportation plan unveiled this week by Gov. Pat McCrory brings some long overdue attention to rural North Carolina and its struggling economy.

  • Welcome back to the Down East Classic

    Rocky Mount rolls out the welcome mat this week to a fan base that has become familiar guests – Elizabeth City State University.

  • State revenue stream hits a hiccup

    North Carolina legislators are learning to deal with some of the issues facing many North Carolina families – uncertain times, unexpected expenses and a less-than-dependable cash flow.

  • Lobbying for John Q. Public falls short

    We’ve used this space before to point out how relatively easy it is for incumbent legislators and members of Congress to hold onto their seats.

  • Report shows impact of new voting law

    It is crucial for anyone wishing to vote in the Nov. 4 election to make sure they are registered at their current address by Oct. 10 and know for certain where their precinct polling place is located on Election Day.