Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

SAN FRANCISCO — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master’s degree.

Graduating seniors bid farewell to Tar River Academy

A total of 39 new graduates turned their tassels on Jan. 23 at the Tar River Academy commencement ceremony.

Police nab fugitive from Massachusetts

Rocky Mount police arrested a man wanted in Massachusetts Tuesday night.According to police reports, James Bowen was taken into custody without incident and charged with fugitive from justice.

Big splashes unlikely as lawmakers start 2015 session

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday following a two-week hiatus from opening-day ceremonies to get down to passing legislation for the next two years.

Krzyzewski approaching 1,000 wins thanks to ability to adapt, build relationships

Chris Collins remembers the day vividly.It was February 1996, Collins’ senior year at Duke, and the guard sat in Mike Krzyzewski’s office for a meeting with the Blue Devils’ coach.

Foreclosures fall to pre-housing bust levels

LOS ANGELES — A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust.

Smart shopping reduces cost of working out

NEW YORK – How’s that “new year, new you” fitness pledge going?

  • Manual transmissions near the end of the road

    DETROIT – The last time Marlo Dewing went shopping for a car, she only had one requirement: a manual transmission.“Any car that was only available as an automatic was a deal breaker,” Dewing, 44, said. “I love to drive.

  • Shuttered church’s bell will peal again

    HOUSTON – On a patch of grass near the entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum sits a 750-pound, cast-iron bell forged in the late 1890s in Philadelphia.

  • Pittman exhibit shows his inspiration

    TARBORO – Hobson Pittman left Edgecombe County as a promising young artist, but reminders of the area he grew up in helped fill many of the paintings he later created.

  • ‘Sniper’ draws conservative audience

    NEW YORK – Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama – all words seldom attached to “blockbuster” – rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood take notice.

  • Guacamole goes the whole nine yards

    Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl.

Our Views

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

  • Cooperation needs more than lip service

    Members of Congress certainly have paid at least token lip service to the notion of bipartisan cooperation since the beginning of the year.

  • Virtual charters come with drawbacks

    Online instruction in specialized classes can be a glorious thing, capable of connecting teachers and students over hundreds of miles with one-on-one lessons and quick feedback.

  • Dismissal of Ross a puzzling decision

    Politics is an ugly, temperamental beast, but it usually follows some sort of rationale.County managers can be fired over budget proposals.

  • Pipeline hearing important for Nash

    Anyone whose property could be affected by a proposed natural gas pipeline running from West Virginia to Robeson County will want to check the agenda, at least, for a pubic meeting scheduled next week in the Nash County Agriculture Center.

  • Remember King’s sacrifices for the cause

    We celebrate today the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose vision of America shone brighter than recent events might lead one to think our country is capable of achieving.