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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Pennsylvania firm seeks mineral rights for gas exploration in Triangle

In early June, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that opened North Carolina to hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking.

Now, a Pennsylvania-based company is attempting to buy mineral rights from landowners in Durham and Chapel Hill for oil and natural gas exploration and development.
Celeste Burns, director of conservation for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, said the association has received interest letters from Crimson Holdings Corporation seeking to buy several parcels of land.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Jury hears key witness implicate Lovette

For the first time, a Durham County Superior Court jury heard a prosecution witness in the slaying of a Duke University student implicate Laurence Lovette, the man accused of murdering him.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

Senate majority favors local sales-tax cap

Voicing a good bit of anti-urban rhetoric beforehand, state senators voted 33-16 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that likely would make it more difficult for Wake County to join in developing a regional transit system.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

McKissick votes for sales-tax cap

One of Durham’s legislators, Sen. Floyd McKissick, was the only Triangle senator to vote Wednesday for a bill that could make it harder for Wake County to join Durham and Orange counties in financing a regional transit system.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

A call for congregations to observe Labor Sabbath

On Labor Day weekend, Amy Laura Hall wants the words “labor union” to be shared during religious services during a sermon, song or prayer by a clergyperson or layperson.

She’s leading the effort in Durham for the words to be used at a service Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and for this to be the first of 10 years of a Labor Sabbath.
The local Labor Sabbath sprung from a similar effort by the Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice group, which called for clergy to talk about labor from the pulpit. Calling it Labor Sabbath broadens the place and day the words are used, Hall said.


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. 22, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

‘Localized’ rain brings multitude of issues

By official records, this July has been rainy. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has recorded 6.98 inches of rain so far this month – 3.84 inches above average.

But depending on where you are in the Triangle, that 6.98 inches of rain might not have hit you, or you could have received more.
National Weather Service meteorologists describe rainfall like that as “localized.” Pockets of heavy rain can fall at one part of the city, and then on the other half there could be none.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

UNC-CH finance officer: ‘a lot up in the air’ regarding FY15 finances

UNC-Chapel Hill leaders don’t have a final budget from state lawmakers yet, but they’re taking steps to prepare for state cuts in fiscal year 2015.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Police log: Bottle explodes on bus; vandals hit church

  • Police seek suspects in bottle incident on public bus
  • Vandal break church windows

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

UNC researchers part of study on schizophrenia underpinnings

Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were part of a multinational study that identified more than 100 locations on the human genome associated with risk for developing schizophrenia.

 

Sports View All »

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 12:31 AM

BULLS BOOT ONE

5 ERRORS, 6 UNEARNED RUNS UNDERMINE BULLS IN 6-5 LOSS IN 11

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Duke 2nd to FSU in preseason All-ACC football picks

Jamison Crowder, Laken Tomlinson, Kelby Brown and Jeremy Cash of Duke are joined on the prestigious team by return specialist Ryan Switzer of North Carolina.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Ex-Tar Heel star Raymond Felton takes felony plea, avoids jail

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

UNC’s only incoming freshman ready to step in

North Carolina incoming freshman Jamie Cherry burnished her reputation as a scorer with a game-high 24 points in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star game in Greensboro Coliseum on Monday. But she plans to change her mindset when she plays for the Tar Heels this season.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Wolfpack's Doeren excited about potential of QB Brissett

The word in the pre-preseason is that Jacoby Brissett can make all the necessary throws, owns a firm understanding of the North Carolina State football team’s offense and has the ideal personality, mentality and competitive spirit for an alpha dog quarterback.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Wilbekin follows his heart (and Danny Manning) to Wake Forest

Wake Forest freshman guard Mitchell Wilbekin is looking to step out of the shadow of his big brother — Southeastern Conference player of the year Scottie Wilbekin —and make a name for himself in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Opinion View All »

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:10 AM
Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

A question of speech

We take the right to free speech very seriously in this country -- generally, support for that principle spans political lines.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

So many new voters, where did they come from?

“Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”

So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Letters to the Editor, June 23

  • Our collective complicity
  • UNC healthcare not cost effective

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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. 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.

 

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Rise to launch franchise program

  • Blues club’s run ends
  • Bull Craft focuses on N.C. beer
  • Relay Foods expands service hours
  • Breakfast food truck rodeo

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

The Buzz: Durham small businesses find labor abundant

In a recent study by consumer service firm Thumbtack, Durham placed as the top city in the country for ease of hiring new employees.


Lifestyles View All »

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

REVIEW: A Marine’s mission in ‘Sand and Fire’

The setting: Northern Africa, present day. The enemy: a new terrorist group using chemical weapons on civilians. The U.S. Marine: Gunnery Sgt. A.E. Blount. The result: a realistic, engaging, action-filled novel that is “Sand and Fire” by Tom Young.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Durham is almost perfect

My kitchen sensai, Chef Chrissie, has taught me many things.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Class Notes

  • Hillside students to benefit from hiring initiative
  • Riverside student honored
  • Jordan student earns scholarship
  • Bilingual environmental lessons
  • Teachers to serve on panel
  • Partners send Eastway students to Washington
 
 
 
 

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC med school gets $6M for back program
  • Physical therapy joins orthopedic surgery department