Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said.

  • Cemetery hopes 5K race, actors draw new customers

    PEORIA, Ill. — A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there.

  • Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned from church

    An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

  • Suspect tries to elude police by joining marathon runners

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a wanted man attempted to flee pursuing officers by blending into the sea of Chicago Marathon runners.

  • Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

    NEW ORLEANS - The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.

  • School bus driver accused of DUI during field trip

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.

Local athletes excel at N.C. Senior Games

The Twin Counties was well represented at the 30th annual N.C. Senior Games recently held in Raleigh.Approximately 65 of the 3,100 participants in the various events were from this area.

Woman busted for drug possession at hotel

A Goldrock woman was jailed on Oct. 14 after police said they seized three different kinds of drugs from her.

Students work with solar power

HENDERSONVILLE – Students in Kathleen Abraham’s freshman Earth Environmental Science class each had methods they believed would make their passive solar model homes absorb and retain the most heat.

Tar Heels’ struggles on defense continue

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina coach Larry Fedora walked off the field Saturday night mangled. He was tired, and it showed.

Apartments push homebuilding up in September

WASHINGTON — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Couple eschews modern conveniences

EUGENE, Ore. – You can take your Facebook page and your Twitter account and your streaming Netflix videos and whatever modern, Earth-polluting contraption you are driving and do whatever you want with all of that.

  • Long search finds lost ring’s owner

    BRAINTREE, Mass. –
 Nancy Nicosia wasn’t sure if she would ever get to return a 1965 Hingham High class ring she found years ago to its owner with the initials TJM. Now Thomas J. Murphy of Orleans, Mass., has it again, almost 50 years after he lost it.

  • LDS group urges acceptance of gays

    SALT LAKE CITY – Recent court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage have encouraged a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing their conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

  • Tar River ensembles plan six concerts

    Music from a master of the classical realm will give the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus the start for the ensembles’ 2014-15 season.

  • Keaton soars with 'Birdman'

    NEW YORK – When Michael Keaton met Barack Obama shortly before Obama would become president, the then-senator had a question for the actor.

  • Chili warms up autumn guests

    Whether cooking for a crowd or serving up a regular weeknight meal for two, nothing warms the body and pleases the appetite like a bubbling pot of rich, flavorful chili.

Our Views

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

  • Naming highway for Tolson deserved

    To hear the nonstop television blather, you might wonder if there’s anything this country will ever be able to agree on again.

  • Earthquake data underscore fracking risk

    It was either an ironic coincidence or a portent of things to come that nearly 200,000 North Carolinians last week participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills just a few days after a geological study linked hydraulic fracking to more than 400 tremors last year in Ohio.

  • Carmon strikes budget balancing act

    Edgecombe County Manager Lorenzo Carmon hasn’t had the easiest of jobs this year.

  • Essex layoffs a bitter pill to swallow

    The announcement of more than 100 layoffs at Superior Essex in Tarboro lands another blow to the Twin Counties economy.

  • Crime rate reduction a welcome sign

    Twin Counties law enforcement officers and residents can congratulate one another in an overall reduction in the area crime rate.