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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Jury finds Lovette not guilty of killing Duke student

Laurence Lovette was found not guilty today of robbing and killing a Duke University graduate student in 2008.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Methodists respond to border crisis with donations

The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern half of the state, is collecting socks and underwear to send to the U.S./Mexico border.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

New effort targets unsolved homicides

It’s been almost 25 years since Cynthia Jones Kirk was found stabbed to death at her home. And it’s been almost 25 years since her older sister lost her best friend.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Commissioners OK four salary increases

County Commissioners this week approved pay raises for County Attorney Lowell Siler and three other senior officials.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

Preventing concussions key, Duke neurosurgeon says

Duke University neurosurgeon Dr. Carlos Bagley said the next important step in dealing with concussions is for resources to be shifted from treatment to prevention.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Justice Department: Fracking firm violating state law

The N.C. Department of Justice issued a cease-and-desist order in a letter Monday to a company seeking mineral rights in Durham and Chapel Hill, noting it is in direct violation of North Carolina law.


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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Missing A

Workers remove the letter A on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in order to reaffix it to the front of the Durham County Courthouse . One of three bolts on the aluminum letter was found to be damaged, causing it to dangle from the facade of the building.
Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Assistant police chief sues city

A Durham Police Department assistant chief filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city late Tuesday afternoon, contending he was denied a promotion because he’d complained about the department’s treatment of black officers.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.The school board approved the move Tuesday, along with several other key personnel changes.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

First-graders’ reading suffers in segregated schools

A study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools — but the students’ backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.

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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

Preventing concussions key, Duke neurosurgeon says

Duke University neurosurgeon Dr. Carlos Bagley said the next important step in dealing with concussions is for resources to be shifted from treatment to prevention.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Knights knock off Bulls, 4-2

The Bulls have lost seven of their last 10 games.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:09 PM


Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is dealing with an injury but said he'd play in preseason games.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Point guard Kithcart leaving Hillside

Hillside has a new coach but has lost its best player.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Rams DE Quinn back for more sacks

The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.

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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:40 AM
Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Forgoing futile resistance

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wasted no time drawing the logical conclusion from Monday’s decision by the 4th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Read others’ views, so you can decide for yourself

“I don’t read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.”

Many years ago when there were still lots of conservatives voting in Democratic primaries, a congressional candidate pandered to conservatives by trashing a liberal newspaper. 

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Letters to the Editor, June 30

  • Original sin of Israel
  • Pain pill or cigarette?
  • Little chance of drilling permits

Business View All »

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Refectory, now in single location, maintaining mission

The owner of The Refectory Café started on Duke University’s campus with a mission to change the model for quick-service food and to be the school’s first “green café.”

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Buzz: World Beer Festival returns

For the 19th year in a row, The World Beer Festival will be held in Durham on Oct. 11 in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Career briefs

  • IEM contracted with Department of Homeland Security
  • RTI designer receives marketing award
  • Clinverse adds new position
  • Hill, Chesson & Woody rehires consultant coordinator

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ideal Fastener to create 155 jobs

Ideal Fastener Corp. will be expanding its facility in Oxford, and plans to create 155 jobs and invest more than $5.7 million by the end of 2019.


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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

New minister named at Duke Chapel

A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.
The C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel is named for man who taught religion and culture at Duke University from 1976 to 1993. He was also a scholar, pastor, social activist, novelist and hymn-writer. Lincoln died in 2000.
Joshua Lazard was chosen as the Lincoln minister and started his new job last week. Lazard, who is seeking ordination through the United Church of Christ, previously worked at Dillard University in New Orleans. 

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Belief Briefs

  • National Night Out at Russell Memorial
  • Jubilee Week at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Mighty Royallettes anniversary concert this weekend
  • Yates Baptist to recognize child-care faculty
  • Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist Homecoming
  • Reverend to be honored Saturday
  • Gospel event Friday

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Don't overlook Swiss chard

When you think of summer produce, which vegetable or fruit first comes to mind? Corn? Watermelon? Tomatoes?

I'd wager that Swiss chard isn't anywhere in your top 10 ... or even your top 20.
Swiss chard zipped across my radar when my CSA (community supported agriculture) box arrived the other week. Inside was a big bag filled with chard and all its colorful stems; yellow, pale green, magenta and red. Chard's leaves look like spinach, only larger. 

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Remedial recipes

When I write a column, it’s a careful dance.