Debates rage over color of dress photographed in rare light

It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

  • Loose llamas lassoed after running amok

    PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

  • Daughter testifies against fugitive father in ‘92 slaying

    PHILADELPHIA — Rachel Pedroso had not seen her father since a bloody night at a crowded restaurant in 1992 until she swiveled Wednesday in a Philadelphia courtroom and eyed the graying defendant.

  • Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

    MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass.— A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He’s shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

  • Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls

    HOUSTON — Doctors in Houston are optimistic that 10-month-old formerly conjoined twin girls will survive after a recent surgery that separated them.

  • Alabama woman set for trial in granddaughter’s running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. — A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the “drill sergeant from hell,” a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the girl collapsed and died, all as punishment for lying about candy.

NCC student honored for excellence

Lilia Martinez of Louisburg, a full-time student pursuing an associate’s degree in Web Technologies, has been selected as Nash Community College’s 2014-15 Academic Excellence Award recipient.

Police nab one suspect, seek second in card-game robbery

Rocky Mount police arrested one suspected robber and are searching for a second in a caper of a card game at a local hotel.

  • Deputies bust suspected marijuana dealer

    Complaints from local residents led Edgecombe County deputies to arrest a suspected marijuana dealer.

  • Man charged in wife's assault

    A Rocky Mount man was jailed Wednesday after allegedly assaulting his wife with a handgun.

  • Police search for break-in suspects

    Police search for break-in suspectsRocky Mount police are searching for three teenage boys suspected of breaking into and damaging a vacant house.

  • Man charged with selling stolen goods

    Man charged in selling stolen goodsA 27-year-old Rocky Mount man was charged Tuesday night in connection with selling stolen property.

  • Police respond to more than 40 wrecks

    Officials have been hard at work since before the sun rose Wednesday to clear roadways and help stranded drivers.

Duke Energy focuses on power outages in Nash, Wake counties

CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy work crews are focusing on Nash and Wake counties in their efforts to restore power following this week’s winter storm.

State basketball playoffs to tip off Saturday

After 15 days of waiting – and with only two practices under their belts – high school basketball teams from the Twin Counties begin their state playoffs campaigns today.

  • Duke senior Quinn Cook leading young Blue Devils

    DURHAM – As hot as Quinn Cook has been shooting lately, No. 4 Duke can’t afford to not have him on the court.Good thing he almost never gets tired.

  • Long layoff affecting area teams

    With the NCHSAA basketball playoffs postponed yet another night, the two-week layoff has made life miserable for student-athletes and coaches alike.

  • Spring sports taking brunt of weather delays

    There’s a reason why professional baseball teams spend six weeks of February and March in Florida and Arizona and the PGA Tour starts its season in Hawai’i: to escape cold and snow.

  • State playoffs basketball games postponed

    Steady snow and below-freezing temperatures shut down Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe county schools Tuesday and today, forcing state playoffs basketball games involving area teams to be postponed until at least Thursday.

  • Athletes specialist reaches settlement with UNC

    CHAPEL HILL – The former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes has reached a settlement to end her lawsuit against the school.

Fourth-quarter economic growth revised downt

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.

  • FCC enacts tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

  • Other retailers follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

    NEW YORK — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

  • Fundraising continues for new N.C. Wesleyan business center

    Plans are still in the works for the new Eastern N.C. Center for Business & Entrepreneurship on the N.C. Wesleyan College campus.

  • German company putting nearly 140 jobs in Henderson County

    MILLS RIVER — A German company that makes medical equipment is building a plant in Henderson County that will employ nearly 140 people.

  • Local farmers honored for innovation

    Three young Nash County farmers recently were honored for their creativity and profitability within the changing landscape of the agriculture industry.

Boomers rock on at Minnesota camp

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll.

  • Campus chaplains reach out to nonbelievers

    LOS ANGELES – When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.

  • Page revels in new Zeppelin remasters

    LONDON – Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded.

  • Sweet potato is one versatile vegetable

    If you’re looking for a little variety to spice up your life, cooking with a versatile veggie such as the sweet potato may give your menu the satisfying kick you crave, along with a healthy dose of the nutrients your body needs.

  • Privatized prison care raises concerns

    Months after he landed in Florida’s Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier’s pleas for treatment of intense pain in his left shoulder were met mostly with Tylenol.

  • Tyke tradition enjoys a comeback

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – 
During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about.

Our Views

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

  • I-95 interchange has great retail potential

    We wish it was on a faster timeline, but a new Interstate 95 interchange – and a healthy prospect for the local economy – has been given the green light.

  • Raising grant cap for film makes sense

    The political fight over financial incentives for the television and film industry in North Carolina has played out like a bad episode of “The West Wing.”Republican leaders in the N.C. General Assembly moved last year to convert incentives packages for Hollywood producers to a modestly funded grant program of $20 million.

  • Property revaluation an important task

    There is a lot more than just a driver riding around in those cars and trucks marked “Nash County Revaluation.”Since the beginning of the year, a fleet of vehicles has been crusing Nash County, taking notes, taking pictures and taking stock of the future.

  • United Way reaches thousands of people

    The United Way Tar River Region has a lot of mouths to feed.

  • State must reform care for mentally disabled

    Telegram staff writer Brie Handgraaf detailed some of the issues facing people with mental disabilities in an excellent series of reports earlier this year.

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