Edgecome Early College recognized for graduation rates

Edgecombe Early College High School was recently recognized by N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson as one of 53 schools across North Carolina achieving a 100 percent four-year cohort graduation rate.

  • Registration opens for YMCA winter basketball

    Registration is open for the Harrison Family YMCA’s Winter Basketball Season. This past year, the YMCA’s Basketball participation has increased.

  • Local man honored by N.C. State University

    John M. Eubanks, 82, of Rocky Mount recently was inducted into the N.C. State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall Of Fame.

  • Church play sheds light on homeless

    A local church recently drew a capacity crowd for a Thanksgiving play entitled “Crying from the Streets” – the true story of former drug addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes who were once homeless.

  • Church donates pillows to hospital

    Younger patients at Nash UNC Health Care can sleep a little easier thanks to a donation of pillows with patterns the children can design themselves.

  • Nonprofit group aims to bolster girls’ self-esteem

    The nonprofit organization Trifecta III is sponsoring its first “Tea with Trifecta III” event geared for carefully pre-selected young ladies in grades three through six at 2 p.m.

What’s known about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect

BLACK MOUNTAIN — Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in the deadly Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs, frightened neighbors, had several run-ins with police and lived in different remote cabins and trailers in North and South Carolina and Colorado.

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

PARIS — Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.

  • Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

    NEW YORK — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey’s long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.

  • Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible

    DALLAS — A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

  • Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

    BEIRUT — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.

  • Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

    PARIS – French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming – with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.

Kennard's career day propels Duke to blowout victory

DURHAM -- Luke Kennard never lost confidence in his shot. Through six games, there were some that rimmed out, others that never had a chance and 13 found the bottom of the net.

Same-day delivery poses challenge

NEW YORK – Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it?That’s the problem merchants face during the busy holiday shopping season.

  • Tarboro plant to produce new product line

    A revamped Tarboro plant is part of a new agreement with the country’s largest manufacturer of blankets to produce a new line of National Football League and other sports blankets that will lead to additonal jobs at the facility.

  • Consumer spending rises slightly in October

    WASHINGTON — Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.

  • Black Friday garners mixed reviews

    The annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza that draws shoppers out to take advantage of discounts on clothing, electronics and other holiday gifts drew mixed reviews from Rocky Mount’s retail chain stores.

  • CEO running out of time to turn Yahoo around

    SAN FRANCISCO — Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade.

  • Local shops set sights on big bucks

    In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which is a day smaller shops hope customers spend big bucks.

Years cannot slow ever-curious Bell

The “checkered career” and adventurous life of Mae Woods Bell is an inspiration for anyone who desires to thumb her nose at the status quo.

Authorities on lookout for fugitives

State authorities are looking for three dozen probation and parole absconders in the Twin Counties.

Our Views

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

  • Hunter leaves legacy of progress, service

    Katie Pope Hunter didn’t set out to be a trailblazer when she joined the Rocky Mount Police Department in 1974.

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Twin Counties

    In a year of perpetual uncertainty about jobs, retirement and the future of the country, Thanksgiving might seem a tough meal for cynics to swallow.

  • Crime lab makes progress on turnaround

    The problems plaguing the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab have been well documented by newspapers in recent years.

  • Fuel is cheaper, but traffic is heavier

    The good news about traveling this holiday weekend is that the price of gasoline is about 70 cents less per gallon than it was a year ago, and drivers won’t have to negotiate as much road construction.

  • Don’t forget less fortunate over holidays

    This week, Thanksgiving will mark the official start of the holiday season.