Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contestMASHANTUCKET, Conn.

  • Flood threat looms after massive N.Y. snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow.

  • Holiday festival features 41-foot nutcracker

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

  • Cuban couple keeps rodents as pets

    BAINOA, Cuba — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

  • Crowing rooster could cost couple $3,000 in fines

    CORNELIUS, Ore. — It was just the first of Mr. Rooster’s problems that he was first believed to be a Ms.

  • Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

    SANTA BARBARA, Honduras — The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant — the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras.

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.

  • SouthWest Edgecombe student promotes literacy

    One SouthWest Edgecombe High School senior has decided to give back to his community.

  • NCC marketing team receives national awards

    Nash Community College’s public relations and marketing team recently was recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for excellence during a conference in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Church opens emergency shelter

    With overnight temperatures expected to be in the 20s, a local church has received approval to open its doors to those in need of emergency overnight shelter.

  • Local student receives conservation scholarship

    The N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation awarded a Careers in Conservation Scholarship to Thomas Winborne Privott of Rocky Mount.

Police investigate string of fires at vacant store

Rocky Mount authorities are asking the public for information on the suspect or suspects who lit several fires at a vacant convenience store.

Program helps students develop job skills

BURLINGTON – When patients move in and out of cardiology at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Jason Roby steps in.“I clean up the room for the next patient to come into the room,” said Roby, 19. “Some days it gets busy.”Roby is a student at Western Alamance High School in the exceptional children’s program.

  • 3 arrested at protest against gay-rights group

    GREENSBORO — Three gay-rights advocates are charged with damaging property after confronting protesters outside a North Carolina fundraiser celebrating same-sex marriage and other social changes.

  • 2 prison escapees captured in McDowell County

    MARION — Two young men who escaped from a North Carolina prison are back in custody after nearly a week on the loose.

  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Winston-Salem car crash

    WINSTON-SALEM — Two Kernersville men died and a third injured after their sports car ran off a road and crashed into several parked cars.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    RALEIGH — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit.

  • Man arrested after body of missing woman found

    GREENSBORO — Authorities say they found the body of a missing Virginia woman after arresting her boyfriend in North Carolina.

Wolfpack beat USF, 4-0 for first time under Gottfried

RALEIGH – N.C. State put itself in a position to earn a tough home win only to bumble its way to the horn.

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.

  • State jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the N.C. Commerce Department reported Friday.

  • Nearly 50 million to travel for Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.

  • Family Dollar delays shareholder vote on sale

    MATTHEWS — Family Dollar is delaying a special meeting at which shareholders were to vote on its $8.5 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree as regulators determine how many stores might need to be divested for antitrust reasons.

  • Nomaco to close production facility in Tarboro

    Foam manufacturer Nomaco announced Tuesday that it will close its production facility in Tarboro next year and sell its plant on Anaconda Road.

  • Social media contacts help drive sales

    NEW YORK – Monif Clarke didn’t have a social media strategy for her women’s clothing company until this year, when she hired a consultant to help her build one.

Tips get best Black Friday deals

NEW YORK – Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

  • Ballet school is sign of city’s resilience

    BAGHDAD – Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” with her classmates.

  • Pope reinforces traditional stand

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is seeking to reassure the church’s right-wing base that he’s not a renegade bent on changing church doctrine on family issues – weeks after a Vatican meeting of bishops initially proposed a radical welcome for gays and divorced Catholics.

  • EP earns Mills, band top album honor

    A Nashville rocker is part of a regional band that is rocketing toward stardom.

  • Band takes on overlooked Dylan lyrics

    NEW YORK – The unexpected package from Bob Dylan’s song publisher promised an adventure for music producer T Bone Burnett.

  • Ten ideas dress up mashed potatoes

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing.

Our Views

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

  • 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.

  • Elections underscore redistricting flaws

    A little more than wo weeks after the midterm elections, it pays to revisit the results to see how well legislative races represented the diversity of North Carolina.

  • Set reasonable limits on drones

    The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly spell out a right to privacy, but it can be inferred, given some of the amendments tacked on in the Bill of Rights, that James Madison and other framers weren’t too keen about government involvement in the everyday affairs of its constituents.

  • Early College deserves its own building

    Graduation rates and the quality of the public school system play an important role in the quality of life and economic development of a community.