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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 11)

In this Halloween edition of "GameDay," East Chapel Hill cancels the rest of its season. Scary.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

City fields request to honor fallen bicyclist

Former co-workers of a bicyclist who died after being injured in a collision with a pickup truck want city leaders to help honor him by letting them sponsor a bike rack in his memory.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Glimmer's of Duke's Parker in NBA opener

If there’s a basketball game being played involving Jabari Parker, it’s only natural to find him in the starting lineup.

That was the case at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where Parker started on four consecutive state championship teams and was the national prep player of the year.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

UNC has spent $782,000 on outside PR firm during scandal

The University of North Carolina has spent about $782,000 since May to hire an outside public relations firm to help with communications on the athletics and academics scandal, a university spokesman said Wednesday.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Hairston sits the bench in NBA debut

P.J. Hairston’s NBA career started the exact same way his college career at North Carolina ended – with the Greensboro native never getting in the game.

 

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Use the Voting Information Project App to find your polling site, get election information

Enter your address to find your polling place, early voting sites, ballot and other election information.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

Githens’ Williams named Principal of the Year

Githens Middle School Principal Tonya Williams spent nearly an hour in her office Thursday chatting up her boss, Superintendent Bert L’Homme, who feigned a reason to visit.

After talking about her career in education, test scores, students and other such matters, Williams thought it odd that L’Homme didn’t want to take a tour of the school.

 
Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Athletics financial data released for UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke

Financial information was released Thursday for athletics departments at Duke University and University of North Carolina.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Carrboro gets creative with costumes

Sid Keith says the various treasures in his shop come from constantly collecting worldwide. He answers a business call and speaks in Russian.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Police log: Child sustains burns from water

The Durham Police Department is investigating an incident where a young boy was burned at a local motel.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

SUSPENDED: NCSSM, Voyager lead state tennis semis

N.C. Science & Math and Voyager Academy were well on their way to berths in Saturday’s 2-A and 1-A NCHSAA girls’ dual-team championships when rain forced the suspension of their semifinal matches Wednesday.

Northern Carolina 2-A Conference champion NCSSM (11-0) led 2-0 in its match against 15-2 Carrboro, trailed at No. 1 singles, led in two matches and was tied in a fifth when play was called at Rock Quarry Park at 4:55 p.m.

A team must win five of nine total matches to win. Six matches are contested in singles and three — if needed — in doubles.

Play is scheduled to resume Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, completing a rematch of a state 2-A semifinal pairing won by NCSSM a year ago. The winner — the 2-A East Regional champion — advances to the state title match against the Western Regional champion at 9:30 a.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington.

At Treyburn Country Club, No. 1 seed and North Central Athletic Conference champion Voyager Academy suspended its home match against wild-card playoff entry Franklin Academy at 5:45 p.m.

Voyager, which split a pair of conference meetings with the Wake Forest visitors during the regular season, led in four matches and trailed in two when play was called.

The match will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Treyburn.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Changing of the guard: Duke basketball is dialed in

The losses of long-time aides Chris Collins and Steve Wojiechowski haven't derailed the Blue Devils, who'll bid for an ACC title under 35-year veteran coach Mike Krzyzewski and the enthusiasm of aides Chris Capel, Nate James and Jon Scheyer, players say.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

ACC NOTES: Duke No. 1, UNC No. 2 in preseason poll

Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Size, range, balance mark resurgent Tar Heels

The Tar Heels have improved their balance this season — with remodeled players in the post and three impact freshmen surrounding ACC preseason player of the year Marcus Paige — leading to hopes for a deep run in 2014-15.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Duke hopes November's a month to remember

November sets up as a month to remember for Duke’s 24th-ranked football team and veteran players like Anthony Boone want to make sure it’s remembered for good reasons. That’s why they received permission from the coaching staff to hold a players-only meeting Tuesday morning with a season-defining stretch of games beginning at Pittsburgh on Saturday (noon, ESPNU).


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

Prep Notebook: ECH forfeits last 2; latest playoff results

East Chapel Hill High School athletic director Ray Hartsfield on Wednesday confirmed Friday’s previously announced football forfeit to Hillside High School and announced that the Tigers would also forfeit their final game on Nov. 7 against Jordan.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 02:25 PM
Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Chuck Grubb’s grit

Virtually every politician has at one time or another cited the familiar theme of courage over popularity.

When the chips or down, he or she will say, I’ll vote for what is best for the city/county/state/nation. Many of my constituents may be arrayed against it, the officer holder will say, but, hey, this isn’t a popularity contest.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

In Georgia, a capitalist candidate struggles

In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community's Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people, mostly supporters, to urge neighbors to vote to reduce Sen. Harry Reid to minority leader. The exhorter is David Perdue, a glutton for punishment who has been campaigning incessantly for 15 months and may be doing so for two more.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 30

  • Vote cast for Hagan
  • Wise up, North Carolina
  • Withhold taxes based on beliefs?

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Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Leo’s Seafood to close after 37 years

Donald “Leo” Coats gets emotional when talking about his customers.

He sits on a bench in the front of his and his wife’s market on Alston Avenue, the air strong with the smell of fresh fish on ice— fish that customers have been buying for 37 years.

 
Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility

Lenovo completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Thursday, propelling the company to the spot of the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Durham organizations hope to retain those hit by Cisco layoffs

Earlier this month, Cisco laid off 225 employees in Research Triangle Park.

Now, through a joint initiative, The Research Triangle Foundation, American Underground and the Durham Chamber Commerce are attempting to keep the people who were affected in the community.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

County unemployment rate drops

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent between August and September, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

 

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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ coming to DPAC

“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is “a play with music” more than a traditional musical, with inspiration from authors such as Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Arthur Miller. The description comes from songwriter John Mellencamp, who collaborated with author Stephen King and music producer T Bone Burnett on the production, which comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center Nov. 14.

 
Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

REVIEW: ‘A Will for the Woods’ leaves a legacy

“A Will for the Woods,” the documentary that won the Audience Award and Environmental Award at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, is returning to Durham this weekend for screenings at the Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus. On the weekend of Halloween and All Saints’ Day, the film reminds viewers of what kind of legacy they want to leave on the earth.

“A Will for the Woods” is a moving, thought-provoking look at the idea of green burials, a growing trend across the country for those who wish to be buried in a more traditional, environmentally friendly way. There’s no machine to fill in the grave, people with shovels do that. There’s no metal coffin, but rather reclaimed wood. There’s no embalming fluid. No usual cemetery, but one that preserves nature.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

20th Orange County studio tour begins Saturday

The Orange County Open Studio Tour marks its 20th anniversary this year. Tours of artists’ studios throughout the county begin Saturday and Sunday, and continue Nov. 8 and 9. On Saturdays, studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Deep Dish to present ‘The Landing’
  • Kaira Ba nominated for music award
  • Scrap Exchange presenting Brew Durham 5
  • Ackland store presents ‘Made in America’
  • Carrack presents new installations
  • ‘Curious Worlds’ documentary to get sneak preview
  • DSA presents ‘Still Life with Iris’
  • Burchette to discuss music of George Clinton
  • McGarry and Ganz performing at Jazz Workshop
  • Filmmaker to present American Tobacco Trail documentary
  • Scrap Exchange seeking mail art submissions
  • Gallery presenting Frank Lee Craig photos