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.

  • Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.

  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

  • South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish

    MOKPO, South Korea — The aroma of one of South Korea’s most popular delicacies is regularly compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms.

  • Search for Chinese relics ends near Boston College campus

    BOSTON — While in Shanghai last year, Boston College professor Jeremy Clarke heard a strange tale that could have sprung from the pages of a classic mystery novel: Nearly 100 scale models of historic Buddhist pagodas, exquisitely crafted by Chinese orphans a century ago, had seemingly vanished.

Tarboro students win first place award at Science Olympiad

Tarboro High School students Mia Carlyle and Ley Futrell recently competed at the Regional Science Olympiad in Kinston, bringing home first place medals in Entomology.

Authorities seek three robbery suspects

Authorities are searching for three teens suspected of robbing a man Wednesday night.

Ronald McDonald cashes in on familiar name

GREENSBORO – It’s not easy being Ronald McDonald.Imagine the ribbing when you share a name with the clown mascot of the McDonald’s restaurant chain.

  • Food stamp backlog still costs N.C. governments

    RALEIGH — Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina’s backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

  • Tillis is 4th to appear in Senate debate

    RALEIGH — House Speaker Thom Tillis now plans to join three other North Carolina Republican U.S. Senate candidates in a second televised debate next week.

  • Feds: N.C. saw nearly 20k more find 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.

  • Two children lowered to safety from morning fire

    HENDERSONVILLE — Two children were lowered to safety by family members, while two adults jumped from a second-floor balcony to escape a fire at an apartment complex in Hendersonville.

  • Military must open all combat jobs to women by 2016

    FORT BRAGG — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts.

Rocky Mount High's Gainey wins prestigious NCHSAA award

Rocky Mount High athletics director Mike Gainey has enough credentials as a boys’ basketball coach to last a lifetime.

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.

  • Walmart enters money transfer business

    NEW YORK — Walmart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

  • New food plant to open in Nash County

    A new business called Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients plans to locate in Nash County, specializing in producing high-quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products.

  • Bank to open new branch in Nashville

    A community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount is opening a full-service branch in Nashville on May 1.

  • Business owner adds two new stores

    Rocky Mount native Sharif Elsayed is adding to the list of local businesses that he owns.

  • Retail sales surge in March

    WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

Dress codes challenge schools

They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • From the ashes, Jewish community rises again

    The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler ordered the deaths of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world’s fastest growing Jewish community.

  • Smokehouse seasons meals with music

    There are a lot of similarities between making food and making music, The Prime Smokehouse owner Ed Wiley III said.

  • Band will have Dunn Center swinging

    Music from the silver screen and the Great White Way offers the theme for tonight’s performance by the Tar River Swing Band at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Deen hits taste, calorie balance

    ATLANTA – Bobby Deen grew up on rich, yummy Southern comfort food.It was all good until about 13 years ago when Deen turned 30.

  • Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.  This could be her son.

Our Views

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

  • Leave community college reserve intact

    When accountants start looking for ways to cut costs, many a wary department head follows the axiom of “use it or lose it.”That typically means, if a department doesn’t spend the money it has been allotted in its budget for a given year, someone will look for ways to cut the leftovers from the next year’s budget.

  • Give event center proposal a full airing

    After months of study, discussion and analysis, a proposal for a downtown Rocky Mount event center will at last take center stage for public comment early next week.

  • Dropout rates improve in Twin Counties

    Dropout rates at area schools fell last year – welcome news for students, parents and educators.

  • Kansas shootings have sad ties to N.C.

    As horrible and tragic as the weekend shootings outside two Jewish centers in Kansas City proved to be, a suspect charged in connection with the murders left a different brand of misery in North Carolina three decades ago.

  • Students’ exposure to STEM in schools is critical

    Last week, students at Englewood Elementary School engaged in a variety of activities designed to expose them to science, technology, engineering, art and math in a fun way.