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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Key reserve Sulaimon dismissed from Duke's basketball team

Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the Blue Devils basketball program. He remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

Murder victim Trinity Wilkins recalled as ‘gentle, kind, loving’

January 19 changed Rebekah Smith Callejas’ life. That was the day she learned the body of her brother, Trinity Wilkins, had been found in a Durham pond. He'd been murdered.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Officials flesh out mayor's anti-poverty tack

Nearly a year after he announced it, officials have begun fleshing out Mayor Bill Bell’s neighborhood-level anti-poverty initiative for a portion of North-East Central Durham.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Durham Rescue Mission exceeds capacity as temps plunge

The Durham Rescue Mission has seen a 31 percent increase since 2013 in the number of people seeking shelter there, the organization reported Thursday. The mission conducted its annual count of residents on Wednesday night, concluding that 489 people stayed there Wednesday night as temperature plummeted into the 20s.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 09:03 PM

Library hosts renovation ‘visioning’ session

Durham residents got their initial look at the proposed renovation of the Durham County Main Library during the first of several planned visioning sessions held Thursday.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

911 call: Rape victim bruised, scratched

A 911 call released from the day after an off-campus Duke fraternity party shows that the caller requested a Durham police officer instead of a Duke University officer. It also gives details into injuries the victim sustained during an alleged sexual assault.


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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

DOZEN DISPLACED: Fire forces residents out of apartments

Flames ripped through an apartment complex Thursday, displacing six children and six adults from four units, officials said. No one was hurt.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Alleged Southern High rape took place on campus Dec. 9

An alleged rape that took place at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability on Dec. 9 happened more than a month before the suspect was arrested. Anthony Perry, 16, was charged this week with assault by strangulation, first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

911 call: Rape victim bruised, scratched

A 911 call released from the day after an off-campus Duke fraternity party shows that the caller requested a Durham police officer instead of a Duke University officer. It also gives details into injuries the victim sustained during an alleged sexual assault.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Police log: Robbers surprised by homeowners

Homeowners on the 2500 block of Hopkins Road in Durham County helped law enforcement officials catch a trio of alleged thieves Tuesday. The homeowners were surprised at 7:45 p.m. by three men breaking into the residence. When the three men realized they were not alone they fled.


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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:43 PM

No. 17 Blue Devils tame Panthers 62-45

The Duke women's basketball team has won 142 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Key reserve Sulaimon dismissed from Duke's basketball team

Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the Blue Devils basketball program. He remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

Spartans, Cardinal Gibbons split

The Southern boys' basketball team made it two wins in a row But the Lady Spartans fell to Cardinal Gibbons.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Four consecutive home games highlight Duke football schedule

Duke plays its first two ACC games at home this season. The week after facing the Yellow Jackets, the Blue Devils welcome Boston College to Wallace Wade Stadium on Oct. 3.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

UNC kicks off 2015 season with South Carolina

North Carolina has seven games at Kenan Stadium in 2015.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Orange grapplers top Chapel Hill

Orange is rebuilding but had plenty of juice to squeeze Chapel Hill.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:29 PM
Jan. 28, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

Good news from Google

For years, tech users and businesses have lamented that the United States lags behind many industrialized countries in the speed of its Internet connections.

That has been changing as Internet service providers have been led and prodded by Google’s ambitious plans, seemingly to stand astride the modern information highway like an ancient Colossus.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 08:23 PM

Bud Selig's winning legacy

The business of baseball and the nation's business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. The Washington Senators were run by Clark Griffith, who said: "Fans like home runs, and we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans." Today, however, Washington's team is a model of best practices. The government? Less so.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 29

  • Teachers’ experience not valued
  • Boehner disrespects Obama

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Jan. 27, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

GOOGLE IT: High-speed Internet, TV en route to Triangle

After a failed bid in 2010, Durham will now be getting access to the high-speed Google Fiber Internet service. Google announced plans to expand service to Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Morrisville on Tuesday amid elected officials from each city and Gov. Pat McCrory.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:03 PM

Amid conflicting claims, IBM confirms layoffs

Following reports that IBM would lay off as many as 112,000 employees, the company confirmed Wednesday that it has begun to reduce staff but will also continue hiring. It was unclear how many of the layoffs, if any, would or have taken place in the Triangle area.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Company to lay off 319 Durham workers

Cree Inc. will cut 319 temporary employees who work for the company’s manufacturing facility, according to a government filing. The employees are provided to Cree through the Raleigh-based recruiting firm Greene Resources, which issued the filing.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

'TO DO GOOD:' Duke Divinity professor gives keynote at DCIA

J. Kameron Carter, an associate professor of systematic theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said he would try preaching rather than give an academic lecture to Durham Congregations in Action at its annual banquet meeting Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church downtown.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

DCIA supports living wage, school programs; officers reinstalled

Durham Congregations in Action reinstalled officers for another term during its annual banquet Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Hundreds of people attended the annual banquet for the collaborative organization of about 60 congregations, and learned about DCIA’s support of new initiatives.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Belief Briefs: Churches to join wellness challenge

Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

The unjustly maligned lemon

It’s a bum rap.

Calling a faulty piece of machinery a lemon — it’s wrong and unfair.  It’s just blatant anti-lemon propaganda.