U.S. marshals capture treasure hunter who bilked investors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

NCC Welding Department earns accolade

The Welding Department at Nash Community College was named recipient of the 2014 Ambassador Award.

Police seek suspects in man’s assault, robbery

Rocky Mount police are searching for two men suspected of following a man early Wednesday then assaulting and robbing the victim.

NAACP-led protests resume at N.C. General Assembly

RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is leading the resumption of protests targeting policies backed by the GOP-led Legislature.

  • Two killed, two injured in crash at Greensboro interchange

    GREENSBORO — Two people are dead and two are injured after a crash on U.S. 29 in Greensboro.

  • Henderson County man convicted of killing wife

    HENDERSONVILLE — A Henderson County man will spend life in prison without parole after being convicted of killing his wife three years ago.

  • Chamber: State will fall behind if roads not improved

    RALEIGH — North Carolina will face serious problems such as increased joblessness, more highway deaths and further congestion if politicians don't develop a strategy for funding transportation needs, business leaders said Wednesday as the General Assembly met for the first day of a new session."North Carolina, in our opinion, is at a crisis point," said Lew Ebert, president and chief executive officer of the N.C. Chamber.

  • Audit: Failed charter school mismanaged taxpayer funds

    RALEIGH — A failed Kinston charter school that mismanaged money for years got $667,000 in taxpayer funds months before it shut down, then paid the couple who headed the school $11,000 while other employees were owed $370,000, state auditors said Wednesday.

  • As legislature begins, gay marriage takes center stage

    RALEIGH, — Gay marriage took center stage on Wednesday’s first work day at the North Carolina General Assembly as the Senate’s top leader pushed for religious exemptions for some court officials from marriage duties months after the state’s same-sex marriage ban was struck down.

Late, clutch shots help Irish beat Blue Devils

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke.

  • Wilson Fike sweeps Big East swim titles

    Led by girls swimmer of the year, Melody Squires, and boys swimmer of the year, Taylor Harold, the Wilson Fike teams swept the Big East Conference Championship meet Wednesday evening at the Rocky Mount YMCA.Rocky Mount High, the girls’ champion from a year ago, finished in the runner-up slot, while Wilson Hunt claimed second place in the boys’ event.

  • N.C. State digs too deep a deficit against Clemson

    RALEIGH – Jordan Roper scored 10 of his 18 points before halftime as Clemson built a huge first-half lead then held off N.C. State, 68-57, on Wednesday night.

  • Renner's 3-pointer leads Knights to first victory against Gryphons since 2009

    Adam Renner has been making big shots for Northern Nash all season. He saved his biggest shot for the Knights’ biggest rival.

  • Lucas sparks Southern Nash's victory against Nash Central

    BAILEY – Following back to back conference losses to Wilson Fike and Wilson Hunt, Southern Nash coach Robbie Kennedy decided to shake up his team by inserting junior swingman Chris Lucas into the starting lineup.

  • Tar Heels win sixth straight game

    CHAPEL HILL – Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse, 93-83, on Monday night.

First-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown on Sunday.

  • Orders for durable goods drop in December

    WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy.

  • Stock market ekes out small gains

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains on Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways.

  • Men’s clothier to go out of business

    Another men’s clothing retail store will be shutting down operations soon.New York Fashions on North Wesleyan Boulevard is scheduled to close Saturday.

  • 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.

  • NFL players find new careers as entrepreneurs

    NEW YORK — As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play.

Pacino, 74, too busy to retire

NEW YORK – Al Pacino can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging actor who worries he’s lost his craft and his appetite for acting.

Our Views

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

  • Drone incident no joke to security

    On the one hand, the idea of some tipsy guy losing control of a toy helicopter at 3 a.m. and crashing it into the White House grounds seems made for late-night comedy.

  • Courts should be a budgetary priority

    Most state government agencies are important cogs that help keep roads safe, kids educated and people healthy.

  • Clark off to a strong start at Wesleyan

    Presiding over a college requires a mix of vision and practicality.

  • Time for micro-managing to stop

    If economic recruiting were a college sport, North Carolina would be unable to field a competitive team in Division III.

  • 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.