Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

PARIS — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

  • Wild leopard injures six, sets off minor stampede in market

    MEERUT, India — Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured six people and drove residents indoors in a bustling northern Indian city, police said Tuesday.

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.

  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    DENVER — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    YORK, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

  • Pitt County man killed when pinned under tractor

    GREENVILLE — Investigators in Pitt County say a man was killed when his tractor jumped into gear and pinned him under a tire.

NCC celebrates Earth Day

Nash Community College’s Student Government Association celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by sponsoring Green Day activities.

  • SouthWest Edgecombe student honored for academic achievement

    SouthWest Edgecombe High School junior Lecora Lee is one of 24 students in North Carolina to be chosen to compete for the College and Student Readiness Award.

  • ECC honor society wins awards

    Edgecombe Community College’s student honor society won 13 awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Regional Convention in March.

  • Nash Breast Care Center receives Pink Ribbon Award

    The award is given to digital imaging centers for providing excellence in breast health care coupled with the latest technological innovations.

  • Nash Relay to step off for 20th year

    Nearly 600 people have signed up to walk in the 2014 Nash County Relay for Life, which begins Friday at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

  • Pastor’s wife recalled fondly

    Joyce Norwood Walker’s death was dictated by her disease, but those around her said the strong woman of faith led her life refusing to give in to the genetic disorder.

Police investigate death at local hotel

Rocky Mount police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Thursday morning at a local hotel.

Ninth suspect in kidnapping turns self in to FBI

CHARLOTTE— As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

Eagles flawed despite overwhelming foe

The easy thing to do would have been to congratulate his players on an easy victory and prepare for the next day’s

Stocks edge lower after six-day rise

NEW YORK — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    WASHINGTON — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.

  • More sought work, found jobs in March

    RALEIGH — Almost 8,000 more people were either working or looking for jobs in March, a shift from a trend that indicated people were dropping out of the labor force, the state Commerce Department reported Monday.

  • Selling only a part of shop’s services

    Since opening a music shop in August in downtown Tarboro, Gregg and Marcia Hornbuckle’s business has tripled.

  • Rocky Mount clinic earns chamber honor

    A downtown medical practice has been presented the Small Business of the Month Award for March by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • North Carolina adds nearly 20,000 jobs in March

    RALEIGH — North Carolina showed the country’s second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Outspoken pastor protects poor Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: “Run! Run! Run!”The Rev.

  • Ministers’ group meets over issues

    WHITAKERS – Pastors and leaders of 28 churches have revived the Rocky Mount Area Ministers Alliance to help seek solutions to a listing of political, social and economic issues.

  • Play follows aging patriarch's travails

    It is amazing how beautiful nature can appear to someone who really hasn’t spent much time there.

  • Engage laugh engines, Mr. Sulu

    Captain’s log, star date 2014: Lt. Hiraku Sulu is on the line, talking about his legendary role in the “Star Trek” television series and the equally legendary hipness that keeps 76-year-old actor and civil rights activist George Takei on every teenager’s Facebook feed these days.

  • Cinco De Maiz: Corn is holiday's natural ingredient

    Cinco de Mayo officially is a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

  • Move asparagus to center of plate

    Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it “asparagos” – literally, “to spring up.” However it is spelled, it makes me happy.

Our Views

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

  • Troopers’ effort aims to save young lives

    As the school year winds down and prom season approaches, the N.C. Highway Patrol is taking a pro-active approach to try to keep teen drivers safe on the state’s roadways.

  • Coal ash cleanup plan off to bad start

    Gov. Pat McCrory has caught plenty of heat for his handling of the Dan River coal ash spill.

  • Event center not a good idea at this time

    As we noted in this space Tuesday, even under the best of circumstances, the operating expenses of a Rocky Mount event center are projected to run at an annual deficit of between $300,000 and $600,000.

  • Event center would be costly undertaking

    For the better part of the past six months, Rocky Mount leaders and residents have turned their attention to a proposed event center designed to bring more activity, visitors and, yes, dollars to our community.

  • Forum offers a chance to meet candidates

    As the May 6 primary election nears, it’s important for people to learn more about the goals, values and platforms of the candidates who will appear on the ballot this year.