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May. 26, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

UNLEASHING CREATIVITY: NCCU opens on-campus Fab Lab

Hoping to stimulate creativity and innovation among its students, N.C. Central University has opened a new “fabrication laboratory” on campus and is trying to spread the word to potential users. Tied to a worldwide network of similar facilities organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the new lab opened at the beginning of May and includes an assortment of 3-D printing, scanning, cutting and milling machines.

May. 26, 2015 @ 08:10 PM

Durham County manager proposes $564M budget, no tax hike

Durham County residents can rest easy knowing the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 doesn’t recommend an increase in property taxes, even though spending is projected to increase 2.46 percent. County Manager Wendell Davis on Tuesday recommended a total budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year which begins July 1 that rings in at just over $564 million.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

School board focuses on setting ‘big picture’

Near the conclusion of a four-hour long special meeting on Tuesday, the Durham school board had stitched together four broad principles it will use to guide the school district.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Church St./N.C. 54 intersection to close permanently

Contractors with the N.C. Department of transportation will permanently close the intersection of Church Street and N.C. 54 in Durham at 6 a.m. on June 8.


May. 26, 2015 @ 09:34 PM

Jaguars top Dixon for berth in 2-A title game

The longer the season has gone, the tougher the tests have been for Carrboro during it’s march through the 2-A state playoffs in girls’ soccer. Tuesday was no different as the Jaguars pulled out a 1-0 win over Dixon in the state semifinals, which sends Carrboro into the title game on Saturday at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Complex in Raleigh.


May. 26, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

No back-to-back NCAA titles for Duke

The Blue Devils have won The hard work that comes from making a swing change finally resulted in a pivotal moment for Lisa Maguire. The Duke freshman, who has watched her twin sister, Leona, rack up accolades such as winning the recent ANNIKA Award for the top collegiate women’s golfer and All-America first-team honors, found herself battling for the Blue Devils’ fate at the NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship on Tuesday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. In semifinal action, the Blue Devils were knotted at 2-2 against Baylor with Maguire — the team’s No. 5 player — winning the last two holes in regulation to force a playoff against Lauren Whyte. However, Whyte outlasted Maguire on the 24th hole to end Duke’s quest at winning back-to-back national championships.six national titles since 1999.


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May. 25, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

3 N.C. Medal of Honor recipients remembered

Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who gave all, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2740 Memorial Day service Monday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

May. 26, 2015 @ 08:10 PM

Durham County manager proposes $564M budget, no tax hike

Durham County residents can rest easy knowing the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 doesn’t recommend an increase in property taxes, even though spending is projected to increase 2.46 percent. County Manager Wendell Davis on Tuesday recommended a total budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year which begins July 1 that rings in at just over $564 million.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

School board focuses on setting ‘big picture’

Near the conclusion of a four-hour long special meeting on Tuesday, the Durham school board had stitched together four broad principles it will use to guide the school district.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Church St./N.C. 54 intersection to close permanently

Contractors with the N.C. Department of transportation will permanently close the intersection of Church Street and N.C. 54 in Durham at 6 a.m. on June 8.


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May. 26, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

No back-to-back NCAA titles for Duke

The Blue Devils have won The hard work that comes from making a swing change finally resulted in a pivotal moment for Lisa Maguire. The Duke freshman, who has watched her twin sister, Leona, rack up accolades such as winning the recent ANNIKA Award for the top collegiate women’s golfer and All-America first-team honors, found herself battling for the Blue Devils’ fate at the NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship on Tuesday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. In semifinal action, the Blue Devils were knotted at 2-2 against Baylor with Maguire — the team’s No. 5 player — winning the last two holes in regulation to force a playoff against Lauren Whyte. However, Whyte outlasted Maguire on the 24th hole to end Duke’s quest at winning back-to-back national championships.six national titles since 1999.

May. 26, 2015 @ 09:34 PM

Jaguars top Dixon for berth in 2-A title game

The longer the season has gone, the tougher the tests have been for Carrboro during it’s march through the 2-A state playoffs in girls’ soccer. Tuesday was no different as the Jaguars pulled out a 1-0 win over Dixon in the state semifinals, which sends Carrboro into the title game on Saturday at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Complex in Raleigh.


May. 26, 2015 @ 10:04 PM

Brown’s blast lifts Bulls to victory

Corey Brown knocked a 3-2 pitch off the Blue Monster to put the Durham Bulls ahead of the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday.


May. 26, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

A moment with nature to watch and not catch

There is shade here. I am thinking about this, while looking into the deepest blue of a Carolina sky, that has obviously denounced clouds and wind and is boastfully, blue.


May. 26, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

NCAA women's golf: Duke falls in semifinal, sudden-death thriller

Freshman Lisa Maguire, Duke's No. 5 player, double-bogeyed the sixth sudden-death overtime hole to lose  in 24 holes Tuesday, giving Baylor a 3-2 win and eliminating reigning NCAA champion Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA women's golf championship at Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday. The Blue Devils had advanced through the match play quarterfinals over Texas Tech 4-1 earlier Tuesday. Duke winners against Baylor were Celine Boutier and Sandy Choi. National player of the year Leona Maguire fell 1-down and Duke No. 3 seed Gurbani Singh lost 2&1 to allow Baylor to tie after four of the five matches ... Top seeded Southern Cal lost to Stanford 3-2 ... The title match will pit Baylor against Stanford ... Developing story ...


May. 25, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

Bulls ride big inning to win

Durham begins nine-game homestand with Memorial Day win


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May. 26, 2015 @ 06:38 AM
May. 25, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Cleaning up a mess

After a lengthy and spirited presentation by homeowners in two subdivisions plagued by unfinished streets, Mayor Bill Bell summed up the situation.

“I can’t support what’s being presented to us from the staff,” Bell said. “We need to find another way to deal with this.”


May. 25, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

PFC Jared Hunter forced to make a shameful choice

Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide.

Heavy drinking hadn't helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep.


May. 25, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Letters to the Editor, May 26

  • Memorial Day reflection
  • Freedom of speech

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


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May. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

A ‘bad habit’ that worked out well

My personality is riddled with a virtual Encyclopedia Britannica of bad habits.  Ask anyone who knows me or has even spent a modest amount of time with me, and they will all agree, “Yup, that babe has numerous unique issues.”

 

May. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Shiloh Hill

Shiloh Hill will perform Friday in the Bynum Front Porch Series, at the Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road. All performances run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Although tickets are not required, a hat is passed and a $5 to $7 donation is encouraged to compensate the performers. For information, visit www.bynumfrontporch.org.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”