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Editorials

October 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s reckless move on Friday to end federal reimbursement payments to health insurance companies will only exacerbate the problems afflicting the country’s health care system and likely drive insurance premiums out of reach for millions of Americans.

Those payments,…

October 08, 2017

A series of events this weekend across the city celebrated the 100th birthday of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk.

Monk was born on Oct. 10, 1917, to Thelonious and Barbara Monk in Rocky Mount. The family moved to New York City in 1922, but throughout his life Monk would always tell people,…

October 04, 2017

His voice bore a little bit of the weariness of early Bob Dylan. His Rickenbacker guitar echoed those shimmering hooks by the Byrds. But the heart and soul in Tom Petty’s music was all his own.

He belonged to all of us, really. He slipped onto the radio and into the passenger seat of our cars…

October 01, 2017

Crime Prevention Month kicks off Monday with a series of events across the area and throughout the country.

Established in 1984 by the National Crime Prevention Council, Crime Prevention Month seeks to publicize successful crime prevention practices and promote awareness of such issues as…

September 24, 2017

People throughout the Twin Counties have an opportunity to help clean up the area

The Twin Counties Big Sweep, organized each year by Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, launched Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It’s a great way for civic clubs, neighborhood groups,…

September 18, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials recently announced a laudable plan to open a new technical high school.

The five-year school will focus on providing its students with marketable job skills so they are better prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. As Telegram staff writer Amelia…

September 10, 2017

State and local officials certainly have been offering sage advice in urging people to remain vigilant to the potential threat posed by Hurricane Irma.

While tracking models indicate that the giant storm is projected to likely veer to the west of North Carolina, avoiding a direct hit on the state,…

September 03, 2017

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in East Texas and Louisiana has spurred a groundswell of donations and support from Americans across the country.

Red Cross volunteers, mission groups and other organizations and individuals have stepped up to provide much-needed recovery assistance and…

August 30, 2017

Killer storms seem to come in the tamest sound­ing pack­ages. Floyd was a bar­ber in May­berry. Har­vey was an in­visible bunny in a Jimmy Ste­wart movie.

But there’s noth­ing imag­i­nary or quaint about the aw­ful dev­as­ta­tion caused…

August 27, 2017

In today’s edition begins a series of stories on a deadly killer that has gripped the nation and hasn’t spared the Twin Counties in its toll. As Telegram staff writer Amelia Harper reports, opioids are commonly found in many of our medicine cabinets and addiction to this lethal drug…

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