Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford crash-landed his small vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems.

  • Feeling flush? Find bathrooms for bus drivers for $97,000

    SEATTLE — It’s a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year.

  • Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.

  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

  • ‘Jihadi John’ won’t have the same impact unmasked

    LONDON – As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.

  • Spanish police arrest nine on suspicion of selling fake art

    MADRID — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.

NCC introduces new mascot

The Nash Community College Student Government Association has introduced a new mascot for the college. The mascot, a night hawk, was designed and named by students.

Pinetops man faces more than 50 sex charges

A Pinetops man accused of kidnapping a teenage girl for sex has been charged with more than 50 criminal counts.

McCrory budget proposes raises for teachers

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and early-career teaching positions.

  • 1-year-old hurt in car-bus crash in Buncombe County dies

    ASHEVILLE — The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 1-year-old girl who was among three people hurt when the car they were in collided with a mini-bus has died.

  • Suspect sought in Charlotte homicide arrested in Raleigh

    CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a man wanted in connection with a shooting death at an apartment complex has been arrested in Raleigh.

  • Judges hear McCrory lawsuit involving coal ash commission

    RALEIGH — Lawyers for Gov. Pat McCrory are pressing his case that fellow Republicans at the North Carolina legislature violated the state constitution when they created three new commissions, including the one overseeing the closure of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps.

  • Professor implicated in UNC academic fraud case retires

    RALEIGH — A senior professor at North Carolina’s flagship public university has become the highest profile casualty in an academic fraud scandal in which some administrators helped guide athletes to classes that gave easy grades so they could keep playing.

  • Christian-based college merges with Tennessee school

    WINSTON-SALEM — A Winston-Salem-based Christian college has merged with a school in Tennessee, the third time in more than 10 years the school has made such a move.

Spring sports previews: Big East softball in store for another tight race

Last year’s Big East conference softball season went down to the final day, with Southern Nash, Wilson Hunt and Fike fighting for the top seed.

Robust job market expected to keep delivering

WASHINGTON — Even after the most vigorous three-month hiring spree in 17 years, U.S. employers are showing few signs of letting up.

  • Chocolatier goes from beans to bar

    MOUNT HOREB, Wis. – As people nibble a pastry or sip their coffee at Sjolinds Chocolate House, they have no idea they are sitting on top of a laboratory.

  • Manufacturing slows as output, hiring weaken

    WASHINGTON — U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.

  • Nasdaq hits 5,000 milestone after 15 years

    NEW YORK — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000.

  • Offshore wind energy effort advances

    CAROLINA SHORES – The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some people worry the massive turbines could harm the tourism coastal communities depend on.

  • Timber industry, conservationists forge partnership

    JOHN DAY, Ore. – Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber.

Hardest times unite Holocaust Survivor Band

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – They’re almost 90 years old, survived the Holocaust and love to play music together, so why not?

  • 'Esports' broaden games' appeal

    SAN FRANCISCO – 
With tens of millions of players now regularly watching video games online and in real-world arenas, developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of Legends” might learn a few lessons at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

  • ‘House of Cards’ offers more than drama

    SAN FRANCISCO – 
Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

  • Playwriting program honors Anselmi

    GREENSBORO – Rocky Mount playwright Marilynn Barner Anselmi has added a new honor to a growing list of recognition for her work.

  • Slow cooker offers taste, versatility

    Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. I tend to be in the latter group.

  • Quick work uncovers heart threat

    NATCHITOCHES, La. – A Natchitoches man is thanking God and local doctors that he’s alive.

Our Views

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

  • Community reaches out to survivors

    The aftermath of last weekend’s tragic shootings has left the town of Tarboro yearning for answers.

  • Gasoline tax needs its own tuneup

    The N.C. General Assembly is wrangling over competing bills in the N.C. House and N.C. Senate aimed at raising the state’s gasoline tax to help repair and in some cases rebuild an aging infrastructure of roads and bridges.

  • ECU medical school deserves funding

    North Carolina is rightfully proud of the world class medical services offered through hospitals associated with Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

  • Nursing home ratings offer peace of mind

    Making the decision to seek nursing home care for a loved one is difficult enough for any family without having to worry about whether the quality of care is acceptable.

  • Net neutrality will benefit consumers

    The new rules imposed last week on broadband Internet service by the Federal Communications Commission to enforce net neutrality ultimately will benefit consumers.

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