Recalling the reaction of a 10-year-old Kenyan boy to seeing the moon through a telescope, Betsy Bennett, former director of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, said it’s a powerful experience to help someone see something new.
City officials will decide early next month whether to contribute $400,000 to a multi-government business-incentive package benefiting GE Aviation, which has plants in Durham and three other North Carolina towns.
A pilot program at UNC that would allow students of the opposite sex to share suites and apartments remains in jeopardy as state senators opposed to such living arrangements continue their efforts to block them at all UNC system schools.
The solemn remembrances of the United States military’s dead begin at dawn Saturday in Chapel Hill, when veterans and Boy Scouts will place U.S. flags at the graves of more than 400 men and women buried in the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Legion Road.
No. 1 seed UNC scores five runs in top of ninth to tie 2nd-round ACC Tournament game against Clemson Friday night, then took the lead for good with five more in top of 14th inning to pull away in marathon game at the DBAP. The Tar Heels face nemesis N.C. State Saturday night at 7 at the DBAP with a berth in Sunday's ACC championship game on the line.
South Granville showed resilience, patience, defense and even a little power in Friday’s second game of the East Regional championship series of the state softball playoffs at South Lenoir. The combination gave the Vikings an 11-9 victory and a berth in the state 2-A championship series.
Robert Straughn, still unbeaten at 13-0, went to his bender time and again in pitching a complete game with eight strikeouts as the Chargers won 6-3 to grab the opener in a best-of-three 2A Eastern Regional series of the state baseball playoffs. Northwood travels tonight to Leland for Game 2 at 7.
Six errors give Midway early lead off Vikings starter Loy Stone, but three-run sixth is coup de grace.
Mark Carson was shot in the face because he’s gay.
His alleged killer, 33-year old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York’s Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs.
When Carson walked away, Morales reportedly followed and shot him. Morales was arrested by police after a foot chase.
In pondering this tragedy, it is worthwhile to consider a couple things: where it happened, and when.
President Obama should spend his remaining years in office making the United States part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem. If Congress sticks to its policy of obstruction and willful ignorance, Obama should use his executive powers to the fullest extent. We are out of time.
With each breath, every person alive today experiences something unique in human history: an atmosphere containing more than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. This makes us special, I suppose, but not in a good way.
Every year for the past 20 years, the Rev. Philip Cousin Jr. lived with the prospect that he might be shifted away from St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church in Durham.
“It’s kind of a combination of military and corporate America,” Cousin told The Herald-Sun’s Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan earlier this week. “Being assigned to a new church is always a possibility.”
Bayer CropScience will hold a groundbreaking Wednesday on its North American Bee Care Center in the Research Triangle Park.
The foreclosure rate in the Durham-Chapel Hill area was down in the March over the same period last year, according to data released by the information, analytics and services provider CoreLogic.
Mystery Brewing Co. won $50,000 to help grow the more than one-year-old Hillsborough brewery in a competition between three small businesses held as part of a new CNBC Prime television series.
The series “Crowd Rules,” in its first season, brings in three small businesses to compete in front of an audience whose members vote on which business should win an investment. The brewery was part of the second episode that aired Tuesday.
“It’s sort of a shark-tank model,” said Erik Myers, founder, CEO and head brewer at Mystery Brewing, who said that part of the show is to examine at what’s going wrong, and what’s going right, at each of the businesses. “There was always the possibility that maybe we were doing a lot more wrong than we thought we were, and we were going to get completely lambasted on national television.”
A Research Triangle Park-based nonprofit that works to promote biotechnology research and business in the state would receive more funding in the Senate’s state budget version than in the governor’s.
Parents know about the “terrible twos” and the hormonal and emotional roller coaster of adolescence. In their new guide “When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult” (Workman’s Publishing, $23.95), Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel discuss what is proving for many parents to be an equally bewildering period – the years between 18 and 29.
Looking for escape? Try Dan Herrera’s intergalactic vaudeville show at Through This Lens gallery or the group exhibition titled “Scapes” at the Durham Art Guild.
Splatspace is a nonprofit organization that calls itself “Durham’s hackerspace,” but the term “hacker” in this context does not mean breaking into protected databases. At Splatspace, hacking is about making and inventing things, and collaborating with other interested hobbyists.
Triangle Opera Studios, which gives local opera singers with potential for careers as professionals a chance to perform, is moving to Durham. The studio’s new home for rehearsals, master classes and performances will be the Durham School of the Arts.