Armed robber was never told to report to prison

ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.

  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

  • South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish

    MOKPO, South Korea — The aroma of one of South Korea’s most popular delicacies is regularly compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms.

  • Search for Chinese relics ends near Boston College campus

    BOSTON — While in Shanghai last year, Boston College professor Jeremy Clarke heard a strange tale that could have sprung from the pages of a classic mystery novel: Nearly 100 scale models of historic Buddhist pagodas, exquisitely crafted by Chinese orphans a century ago, had seemingly vanished.

  • Pakistan judge dismisses 9-month-old boy's murder case

    ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country’s troubled criminal justice system.

  • Jar of French mountain air fetches $860

    BEIJING — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city’s choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

Golf tourney to raise funds for YMCA

The Harrison Family YMCA will sponsor a fundraising golf tournament May 16 at Belmont Lake Golf Club.Shotgun start time will be 9 a.m.

Police capture robbery suspect

Authorities apprehended one of two suspects wanted in connection with an April 9 armed robbery.Darrell Levongee Mitchell Jr., 23, was charged Tuesday with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Forest Service urges bear safety in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE — The U.S. Forest Service is urging those who are outdoors in North Carolina to be careful around bears.

  • Democrats’ ad attacks Tillis’ payments

    RALEIGH — A political committee supporting Democratic control of the U.S. Senate began running a TV commercial in North Carolina on Wednesday seeking to remind viewers about personnel issues that embarrassed the office of Republican Thom Tillis, speaker of the state House.

  • Ex-Greenville police officer facing charges

    GREENVILLE — A former Greenville police officer is accused of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.

  • Fire at Hickory Daily Record forces evacuation

    HICKORY — A fire in the pressroom has led to an evacuation of the Hickory Daily Record building. No injuries have been reported.

  • McCrory proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

Improvements coming soon for Sunset Park tennis courts

Improving one of the city’s more popular athletics venues will come at a cost greater than expected.

  • Jabari Parker puts off decision

    The anticipated announcement from Duke freshman Jabari Parker is on hold for at least another day.

  • Can Bubba be more than golf’s local hero?

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and – in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts –Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

  • Walk-on making name for Pirates

    Perhaps the tallest obstacle to be scaled at any college football spring practice is a walk-on garnering significant attention from his coaches.

  • Harrell to stay at Louisville

    Tarboro native Montrezl Harrell will wait at least another season to pursue the NBA.Harrell, a 6-foot-8 forward at Louisville, announced that he will return to campus next fall for his junior year.

  • Local players choose schools

    A handful of Twin Counties football players weren’t the first to sign National Letters of Intent, but just a few months removed from National Signing Day, they know where they’ll continue their studies and their football careers.

Bank to open new branch in Nashville

A community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount is opening a full-service branch in Nashville on May 1.

Smokehouse seasons meals with music

There are a lot of similarities between making food and making music, The Prime Smokehouse owner Ed Wiley III said.

  • Band will have Dunn Center swinging

    Music from the silver screen and the Great White Way offers the theme for tonight’s performance by the Tar River Swing Band at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Deen hits taste, calorie balance

    ATLANTA – Bobby Deen grew up on rich, yummy Southern comfort food.It was all good until about 13 years ago when Deen turned 30.

  • Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.  This could be her son.

  • Costumed mascots build fervor for causes

    Within this country, there exists a group of masked individuals who show up at large gatherings of people wearing colorful costumes.

  • Family turns farm into wedding venue

    LINWOOD – Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”That is what Debbie and Michael Phillips were banking on when they started using their 65-acre farm as a nature-themed wedding and special events venue.

Our Views

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

  • Give event center proposal a full airing

    After months of study, discussion and analysis, a proposal for a downtown Rocky Mount event center will at last take center stage for public comment early next week.

  • Dropout rates improve in Twin Counties

    Dropout rates at area schools fell last year – welcome news for students, parents and educators.

  • Kansas shootings have sad ties to N.C.

    As horrible and tragic as the weekend shootings outside two Jewish centers in Kansas City proved to be, a suspect charged in connection with the murders left a different brand of misery in North Carolina three decades ago.

  • Students’ exposure to STEM in schools is critical

    Last week, students at Englewood Elementary School engaged in a variety of activities designed to expose them to science, technology, engineering, art and math in a fun way.

  • Too soon to celebrate drop in jobless rate

    Anyone seeking to celebrate the declining unemployment rate in North Carolina or the Twin Counties should take a second look at the numbers, and what they actually show.