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Editorials

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…

August 23, 2017

You can usually count on a GOP-led General Assembly to tick off the Democrats whenever it puts together new legislative districts, but who knew the Republicans would eat their own?

N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, a three-term Republican lawmaker from Nash County, has sold his house, plans to move out of…

August 20, 2017

An important and much-needed local nonprofit organization kicked off its annual fundraising effort last week, and we urge everybody in the community to answer the call and lend their support.

The United Way of the Tar River Region on Thursday launched its 2017 fundraising campaign Thursday…

August 17, 2017

City governments and other institutions are dealing with the repercussions of the horrific Charlottesville white supremacist rally in different ways. The city of Baltimore, for example, took down Confederacy monuments with little fanfare on Tuesday night. The University of Florida has denied a…

August 13, 2017

Police officers put their lives on the line every time they button their uniforms. They have tough jobs made all the tougher in 2017 by the prevalence of phone cameras, social media and pesky critics. We're grateful for every one of these brave men and women in Rocky Mount, the Twin Counties and…

August 09, 2017

The dog days of sum­mer take a toll on us in more ways than you might think.

As folks look for a com­fort­able chair in an air-con­di­tioned room, they don’t al­ways think about the needs of oth­ers. But the Amer­i­can Red Cross is in crit­i­cal…

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