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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Inflatable colon teaches about cancer risks

Doctors educated patients as usual Thursday at N.C. Cancer Hospital, but this time, there was a new component thrown into the mix: a giant inflatable colon.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:40 PM

CHCCS, Durham, Orange schools delay opening Friday

Due to expected icy conditions, Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Friday.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Durham Public Schools: Dropouts, suspensions decline

Following a state trend, the Durham Public Schools saw a 13.1 percent decrease in short-term suspensions for the 2013-14 school year, according to state data released Wednesday. ... DPS saw an 8.7 percent dip in the high school dropout rate for the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Paper-classes scandal costs Boxill her job

Philosophy lecturer and former Faculty Council Chairwoman Jan Boxill has ended her attempts to keep a job at UNC Chapel Hill after an investigation pegged her as a key player in the “paper classes” scandal.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Psychiatrist: Murder defendant could have been sleepwalking

A psychiatrist told a jury Thursday that a man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son could have been sleepwalking and unconscious of what he was doing when he killed the child.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Triangle Transit discusses light-rail options with Council

Routing a new light-rail line along Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard near the Garrett Road intersection will add to the cost of a new light rail line between the two cities, Triangle Transit officials say.

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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Sting nets 84 pounds of pot, cash, firearms

Sheriff’s deputies with the Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit have arrested two Durham men after seizing 84 pounds of marijuana and several firearms.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Medical examiner releases autopsy findings on 3 homicides

Autopsy results released in slayings of Walter Tracey Johnson, Mark Antwan Peaks and Holly Martez Lyons

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Durham police program to focus on sex assault victim support

The Durham Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has launched a new campaign to focus on providing a supportive response for sexual assault victims.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

NCSSM, planetarium receive gifts from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced $1 million gift to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to create an endowment fund to support the North Carolina Science Festival and to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Duke slams Wake Forest

En route to a 94-51 ACC basketball win over Wake Forest, the No. 3-ranked Blue Devils so dominated that the Deacons failed to outscore one of Duke’s freshmen in the first half.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 08:10 PM

Pinson returns to action in Georgia Tech win

North Carolina freshman Theo Pinson played this week for the first time since breaking a bone in his left foot at Wake Forest on Jan. 21.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Voyager joins experienced Chapel Hill girls at regionals

Chapel Hill chasing second consecutive state title while Voyager is in uncharted territory

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 07:02 PM

Title in hand, NCCU seeks perfection

Picked to win MEAC again, Eagles have fulfilled their goal

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

UNC seeks more toughness for postseason

Hatchell wants her team girded for physical play in the post

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

NCCU trustees to study athletics program

N.C. Central University trustees have set up a working group to study the long-term “sustainability and justification” of the school’s intercollegiate athletics program.

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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:48 AM
Mar. 04, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

An enforcement challenge

Sometimes, the best of intentions are difficult to carry out.

Consider regulating the sale of increasingly popular e-cigerettes to teenagers.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Stopping the IRS’ persistent pattern of corruption

Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner's legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

The Charlotte that everyone now sees

Today, we look backwards.

It's an old colloquialism that Charlotteans aren't accustomed to hearing about their city. It's how someone describes a place that hasn't kept up with other places. It's how people perceive those who watch progress pass by.

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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

Snow a blessing and a curse to businesses

While many residents stayed home Thursday evening to avoid dicey road conditions or deal with power outages that plagued the area, hundreds ventured out for a particular beverage: beer. The Glass Jug, at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, did not cancel its Wicked Weed “tap takeover” and the snow did not stop people from coming, said store co-owner Chris Creech.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Syngenta lays off 23 in RTP

Syngenta has laid off 23 employees in Research Triangle Park as part of its Accelerating Operational Leverage Program announced in 2014.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

GSK acquires Novartis vaccine business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) completed its three-part transaction with Novartis on Monday, through which it acquired the company’s global vaccine business.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

BCBSNC pins net loss to rising costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) reported a net loss of $50.6 million in its financial results for 2014, pegging it on higher medical costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and poor performance of Medicare Advantage products.

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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Jeanne Jolly

Raleigh singer and songwriter Jeanne Jolly will perform songs from her new release “A Place to Run” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-929-2787 or visit

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

ADF to dedicate 2015 season to Chuck Davis

The American Dance Festival will dedicate its upcoming 82nd season to teacher, choreographer, and ambassador for dance, Charles “Chuck” Davis. The ceremony honoring Davis will be held June 11 at 7 p.m. prior to the season opening performance of Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Bull City Ciderworks launches Kickstarter for relocation

As part of the new Durham Police Department (DPD) headquarters plan, the DPD has purchased property containing Bull City Ciderworks, and the cidery must relocate.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 09:43 AM

No fears for this Cordon Bleu from scratch

  Some things are much harder than you imagine.  So hard in fact, that if you knew in advance how difficult they would be, you’d probably pass.