The State Highway Patrol has provided the Telegram with the name of a woman killed this week… Read moreHighway Patrol releases name of woman killed in wreck
A recent City Council work session about the proposed municipal operating budget for the fis… Read moreCity officials propose using $1M in rescue funds for revised plans
Nash County Manager Stacie Shatzer told county commissioners at the end of their Monday meet… Read moreNash County names new deputy manager
Nash County Public Schools announced Monday that Heather Louise Finch has been named executi… Read moreNash schools hires new communications director
Police are trying to find a man wanted in connection with a stabbing on Sunday morning at a … Read morePolice seek suspect in weekend stabbing
A local man was arrested late last week and jailed under a six-digit bond for trafficking in… Read moreMan busted for drug trafficking, dogs also seized
- President Biden, first lady to visit Rocky Mount
- 17-year-old girl accused of killing man
- Woman killed in wreck on U.S. 64
- Man wounded in shooting at Cook Out
- Police investigate after man, 57, found dead
- Wesleyan baseball earns numerous postseason awards
- Local men charged with robberies in Wilson County
- Edgecombe sheriff seeks new patrol vehicles
- Man busted for drug trafficking, dogs also seized
- Pay raise proposed for city's public works employees
Northern Nash High School’s baseball team was rewarded for its outstanding season on the dia… Read moreALL-BIG EAST BASEBALL: Knights place 6; Jenkins, Keefe earn honors
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles spotlighting high school athletes w… Read moreRMA's Winham to play college baseball at William Peace
Clutch hitting in the sixth inning helped Tharrington Auto rally past RTS Screenprinting 9-6… Read moreSixth-inning rally helps Tharrington top RTS for Pee Wee title
J.B. Bell’s single plated Jack Nielsen with what proved to be the winning run in the bottom … Read moreRiver Bandits edge Scallywags, gain weekend split
Former ESPN President John Skipper said a few things recently that gave me cause for pause. Read moreSkipper: Combine the Atlantic and Pacific
North Carolina Wesleyan University’s softball team was rewarded for its third-place finish i… Read moreBishops softball places four on All-USA South squad
“Public schools are good for your kids but not good for … my kids?” Read moreGary Franks: Dems give hypocrisy a bad name on education
Now that President Biden has signed into law the debt-ceiling deal, what can we expect in the next 17 months leading up to the 2024 election? Read moreRobert B. Reich: What debt deal tells us about the future
While Newt Gingrich deserves much of the blame for the modern Republican Party — an assemblage of antidemocratic, obstructionist, belligerent contrarians and kooks — Grover Norquist ought to get his due. He is the right-wing anti-tax activist who famously stated, "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." Read moreCynthia Tucker: GOP wants to go easier on tax cheaters
Most of us have heard people say something along the lines of “I get more out of it than they do” when talking about the volunteer experience. Some will even couch that statement with “I know it sounds cliché, but …” as if others may not believe the genuine feeling they get from their belief. Read moreJohn Kleindienst: With volunteering, you get more than you give
Dallas Ford sees through the lens of a person where all Democrats are good and all Republica… Read moreLetter: Many Americans remain blinded by party loyalty
Public education is the most important function of state government and we spend more tax dollars on education than any other budget item. Given those two facts, a reasonable person would assume that everyone in our state, especially our legislators, would be doing everything humanly possible to excel in educating our young — all of them. Read moreTom Campbell: It makes no sense to gut public education
If you save and invest for decades, you’d like to know you can retire without financial worries. Read moreDon Adkins: Be aware of biggest threats to comfortable retirement
Instructors in Edgecombe Community College’s Division of College and Career Readiness recent… Read moreECC instructors receive advanced certifications
The Salvation Army stands ready to help others in the community in times of crisis, as we re… Read moreAmelia Harper: Salvation Army ready to help people in crisis
Sha’Kiyia Highsmith was named the 2023 recipient of the Annie and Sallie Ann Wheeler Memoria… Read moreNorth Edgecombe student awarded scholarship
The 2023 annual Memorial Day gathering at the Veterans Memorial at Jack Laughery Park includ… Read moreLocal veterans display replica of submarine
Four international students at N.C. Wesleyan University have teamed up to develop a course a… Read moreN.C. Wesleyan students target mental health
State AP Stories
More details are emerging about four people killed when a private jet crashed in Virginia after causing a scare over Washington. The victims aboard the Cessna Citation included a caretaker from Jamaica known for her generous portions of plantain porridge. Another was a luxury real estate broker, returning from a family visit with her 2-year-old daughter. The man behind the controls of the plane was a skilled aviator with decades of experience. All four died Sunday after the jet lost contact with air traffic controllers on a planned flight to New York. Military jets scrambled to intercept the flight.
The promotion of certain beliefs that some North Carolina lawmakers have likened to “critical race theory” is on track to be banned in state government workplaces. A bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday in the General Assembly also would prohibit some hiring managers from pressuring a job applicant to opine about their personal or political beliefs as a condition of employment. The restrictions apply to state agencies, community colleges and the University of North Carolina system. The bill now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who hasn't said whether he will sign it. The initial votes for passage indicate any veto would likely be overridden.
North Carolina Democratic legislators have filed a bill that responds to state Rep. Tricia Cotham’s switch to the GOP two months ago. The bill filed by Senate Democrats Tuesday is unlikely to get traction in the Republican-controlled Legislature and, if passed, wouldn’t apply to Cotham. The bill would force a special election if a lawmaker switches parties and the person has more than six months remaining in the term. The bill also would force a party-switcher to refund recent campaign donations if requested by a donor. A bill sponsor said there should be consequences when someone changes sides. Cotham’s move helped the GOP pass new abortion restrictions over the governor’s veto.
Cherokee Nation's Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has won reelection to another four-year term as leader of the nation's most populous tribe. Results certified by the tribe's Election Commission on Monday show Hoskin won nearly 63% of the vote in the four-way race for chief, a position similar to the governor of a state. Hoskin's running mate, Bryan Warner, won reelection to deputy chief with about 62% of the vote. Both needed to secure more than 50% to avoid a runoff. Hoskin ran on a platform of protecting tribal sovereignty, investing in improved health and wellness for tribal citizens and funding efforts to protect its language.
National & World AP Stories
PARIS (AP) — This felt like a game Coco Gauff simply needed to claim if she intended to finally win a set, let alone a match, against No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
U.S. stocks are drifting and hovering near the edge of a new bull market for Wall Street. The S&P 500 was 0.2% lower Wednesday. The Dow was up 37 points, while the Nasdaq was 0.6% lower. If the S&P 500 finishes the day with a gain of roughly 0.2%, the U.S. stock market’s main measure of health would be 20% above where it was in mid-October. That would mean the end to its painful bear market, which began early last year. Stocks have charged higher as the economy has defied predictions for a recession and a handful of big technology stocks soared to big gains.
Pope Francis has been admitted to the hospital for surgery to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall. It was the latest malady to befall the 86-year-old pontiff who had part of his colon removed two years ago. The Vatican said Francis was expected to be put under general anesthesia Wednesday for the open abdominal surgery and remain at Rome’s Gemelli hospital for several days. While hernia operations are rarely performed on an emergency basis, the procedure appeared somewhat urgent, scheduled just a day after Francis went to the hospital for tests. The pontiff’s doctors no doubt also wanted to give him ample time for recovery ahead of a busy travel schedule later this summer. The pope was suffering from a hernia that formed over a previous scar.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence promised “the best days of the greatest nation on earth are yet to come" in a video released Wednesday formally launching his campaign for the Republican nomination for president.