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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Exhibit, concerts mark Music Maker 20th

For 20 years, Tim and Denise Duffy have been finding and recording the artists who carry on Southern music traditions. Many of the musicians are not widely known, although some had previous recording careers. Many of them also have a tough time making ends meet.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Duke on high alert for Ebola

Duke Medical Center officials are moving into a higher state of alert this week after a patient at a Dallas hospital tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

No Ebola cases have been diagnosed at Duke or the rest of North Carolina, but Duke plans to be ready.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Duke punter, family beset by cancer, tragedy

Will Monday's life, season turns tragic as uncle loses batle with cancer, mom is diagnosed with cancer as well and battles on during son's season at Duke.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Plan for McDougald redevelopment almost ready

After two years of work, Durham Housing Authority officials are getting ready to send the federal government their plan for redeveloping the McDougald Terrace public housing complex and the area around it.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

High schools to be honored for top graduation rates

Three Durham high schools will be recognized Friday by state Superintendent June Atkinson for achieving 100 percent graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Churches tackle domestic violence

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, has taken to the pulpit to preach about ending domestic violence and has rallied other churches to do the same this month. “A Month of Healing and Wholeness” includes congregations taking on the topic with services and events in October.

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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Developers unveil 1st portion of Durham Innovation District

In what is planned as a 1.7 million-square-foot area of offices, labs, retail and residential space, the first portion of the Durham Innovation District (ID) is nearly in full use.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

NCCU leaders eyeing new student fee to support proposed student center

To gauge support for a proposed new student fee to help pay for the construction of a new student center, N.C. Central University will hold a student vote later this month.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

DPD begins fair and impartial training

The Durham Police Department ended its first day of fair and impartial policing training Wednesday with an expert on biased policing.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Komen awards $2 million to UNC, Duke cancer researchers

Susan G. Komen has awarded more than $2 million in grants for cancer researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, the breast cancer organization announced Wednesday.

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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:14 PM



Quinn Cook came to Duke keenly aware of the school’s rich basketball tradition and ready to add to it.

With practice beginning this week for his senior season, the 6-2 guard need only look up to the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters to know the work he has to do.

The glaring lack of his handiwork on display is something that burns inside of him.

“That’s been my fuel,” Cook said. “I’m glad college is four years because I have one last crack at it and I want to make the best of it.”

Over the past three seasons, Duke hasn’t won an NCAA title, made the Final Four or claimed ACC regular-season or league tournament championships.

Newly named co-captains Cook and Amile Jefferson are out to change that.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

NCCU to take on Tar Heels in Chapel Hill Nov. 14

As inconsistent as Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels have been lately, and as steady as LeVelle Moton’s N.C. Central Eagles were last season, NCCU fans have legit reasons to like the Eagles’ chances when the teams meet at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 (8 p.m., ESPNU).

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

College Football Playoff chief backs 4-team format

Bill Hancock said that the last time an iconic U.S. sporting event was developed “mostly out of whole cloth” was the creation of the Super Bowl almost 50 years ago. That changed with the establishment of the College Football Playoff. Hancock, the event’s executive director, said Wednesday.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Tech's big-play susceptibility on line against Tar Heels

Big plays have proved Virginia Tech's undoing in 3-2 start. Hokies hope to improve in that area when they vising UNC on Saturday.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 01:54 PM

Hurricanes look to new leadership this season

The Hurricanes kept their roster largely intact this offseason. Instead, they’re counting on the new management team of coach Bill Peters and general manager Ron Francis to jolt Carolina back into the postseason.

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Hurricanes fall to Blue Jackets in preseason game

Matt Calvert had two goals and an assist and rookie Marko Dano also scored twice in the third period in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 6-3 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.

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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 11:37 PM
Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Shoring up a pool

There is no question the city’s aging swimming pool at Long Meadow Park is in pretty bad shape.

The pool’s problems are both major and varied.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Battle royal shaping up in Iowa

The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs that proclaim "I love you more than bacon." For Joni Ernst, however, the apposite sign reads "No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side."

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 2

  • Hagan deceiving teachers
  • Support Duke football
  • What a great place, time

Business View All »

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Durham entertainment leaders work to form single voice

Leaders from the largest entertainment organizations in Durham sit shoeless around a table at Samuel H. Scripps Studios on Broad Street.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Lenovo nears acquisition of IBM server business

In an approximately $2.1 billion dollar deal expected to close Wednesday, Lenovo will acquire IBM’s x86 server business.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

Buzz: Dog treat bakery celebrates 1st anniversary

  • Durham entrepreneurs launch consumer products fund

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Blue Cross Blue Shield drops HMO plans in 11 counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will drop its Blue Medicare HMO standard and Blue Medicare HMO Enhanced plan products in 11 North Carolina counties in 2015, affecting 50,000 beneficiaries statewide.


Lifestyles View All »

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Nosh’s weekend biscuits and gravy

Ronnie Evans said the biscuits and gravy at Nosh will put you to sleep.

He’s right.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Matthews: Heidi and enchiladas

The sad, grubby little clipping had been stuck on the fridge forever.  I’d torn the recipe from some magazine months, or even a year ago.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Belief briefs, Oct.2

The North Carolina Conference-Black Methodists for Church Renewal will host the 46th annual meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal Oct. 30-Nov.1 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Greenberg: Many cameras, many visions at the Ackland

“Photography is a problem,” said Peter Nisbet, interim director and curator of the new photography show at the Ackland Art Museum. At the press preview, he talked about the deluge of photographs that will not stop. Everyone takes pictures, he said, and for a museum which has the biggest photography collection in the state, the question remains, is it art and which images are worth preserving? With that said, Nisbet introduced a show filled with 150 photographs chosen from more than 500 that have been collected in the last 10 years.