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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

GameDay: High School Football (Season 2, Episode 1)

Herald-Sun reporter Mark Donovan interviews Hillside High School football coach Antonio King to kick off the second season of GameDay: High School Football.  Watch the video to hear King's thoughts on the Hillside Hornets' upcoming football season.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Council begins review of Bonfield report on police

Two of Durham’s big-three political groups and at least one key City Council member feel City Manager Tom Bonfield report on the Durham Police Department didn’t go far enough in restricting so-called “consent” searches.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

NCCU to hold ‘Hands Up’ rally to protest Ferguson shooting

Local university students are joining “hands up, don’t shoot” demonstrations that have been staged around the country in protest of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Microsoft retail store opens doors; hundreds waited in line

Chris Wall waited 16 hours inside The Streets at Southpoint for the Microsoft Store opening.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Court officials warn of jury scam

Durham County court officials have been informed that a Durham County resident was recently targeted in a scam involving jury duty.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

These are the drums

A benefit concert to be held this weekend for NCCU’s Jazz Studies Program will draw attention to alumni who make their living playing drums and percussion, instruments so vital to so much American music, but arguably taken for granted.

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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Rescue Mission’s giveaway prepares kids for school

When Hurricane Sandy forced Kathy McKinnon to leave her home in Newark, New Jersey, she considered where she should start a new life with her family.

She chose Durham.
“I looked on the Web and saw that Durham was one of the top six places in the nation to raise a family,” McKinnon said as she balanced a plate of hotdogs Thursday at the Durham Rescue Mission’s back-to-school giveaway.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

UNC investigating dorm break-ins

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus police are investigating two separate burglaries that happened at the same residence hall early Wednesday morning.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

DPS teacher raises money for Ferguson students

A Mangum Elementary School teacher has raised nearly $130,000 – and counting -- for the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help feed children in Ferguson, Missouri.

Schools in Ferguson did not open as scheduled Aug. 14 because of the ongoing civil unrest that began when a police officer shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Julianna Mendelsohn, a fifth-grade teacher at Mangum, had set a goal to raise $80,000 when she started the crowdfunding campaign “Feed the Students of Ferguson” on Aug. 14.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Ackland, Women’s Center, Botanical Garden face new leadership

UNC-Chapel Hill officials are in the process of replacing the leaders of three campus institutions: the Ackland Art Museum, the Carolina Women’s Center and the N.C. Botanical Garden.


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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 03:30 PM



For a program that churns out top national college prospects like Dairy Queen fills soft-serve cones, back-to-back early playoff exits the past two seasons has Hillside High School angry and ready to do something about it.

The Hornets, who haven’t lost a PAC-6 4-A game since 2009 and haven’t lost to a current PAC-6 member since Jordan pulled off a 21-20 win on Sept. 22, 2006, hope to ride a dominant offensive line into state title contention this season.

The trip begins Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as the Hornets, ranked No. 8 among 4-A schools in the state by, hosts No. 5 New Bern.

The voyage won’t be an easy one, particularly in the early going.

Hillside coach Antonio King has scheduled a nightmarish non-conference slate that includes reigning state champions No. 2-ranked Southern (3-AA) and No. 7-ranked Greensboro Dudley (4-A) to complete the Hornets’ three-game opening stretch.


PREP PREVIEWS 2014: This is the last in a series of previews of area high school football programs for the 2014 season.

In a change from past seasons, Friday night high school football results will be published in a special four-page pullout section that will appear in The Herald-Sun each Sunday morning during the season.

Complete coverage will be available online at early Saturday.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Error, last gasp double cost ex-ECU star Wright no-hitter against Bulls

Norfolk Tides righthander Mike Wright came up one out short of no-hitting the Durham Bulls at the DBAP Thursday night. Durham's Mikie Mahtook broke up the no-no with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after Tides' shortstop Alexi Castilla's throwing error on Cole Figueroa's grounder kept the Bulls alive. Norfolk won 5-2.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Cutcliffe 'comfortable' with development of O-line

With Lucas Patrick back at work after missing two scrimmages due to concussion protocol and Casey Blaser having emerged at right tackle, Duke coach David Cutcliffe is confident the guys up front will provide the bulk to power the Blue Devils offense this season.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Today’s prep stars — once, they were Eagles

Some of the top high school football talent in the area emerged from the Durham Eagles Athletic Association.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Patriots-Panthers do battle in preseason game 3 Friday

The Carolina Panthers to play starters for about half of Friday, Aug. 22, NFL exhibition at Foxborough, Mass., against the New England Patriots.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Wolfpack DB Jarvis Byrd returns from 3rd major knee injury

Jarvis Byrd figured he was done with football after suffering the third serious knee injury of his college career last season. Yet here he is, back in preseason camp for N.C. State and aiming to bolster the Wolfpack’s secondary. How much he plays could depend largely on how well his body has recovered from its latest bad break.

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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 07:45 AM
Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

‘Unexplained racial disparity’

City Manager Tom Bonfield’s request that the police department explain why the vast majority of marijuana arrests in this city are of black people suggests two reactions.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:11 PM

Fed up with cupcake cops

In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans' comprehensive withdrawal of confidence from government at all levels and all areas of activity.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Letters to the Editor, August 21

  • VA hospital impressive
  • “Respect authority of all colors”
  • Racism will always exist

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Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Counter Culture partners with Sierra Nevada on coffee beer

When All About Beer Magazine announced a plan for an India Pale Ale brewed with Counter Culture coffee, Terence Sullivan was wary.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Chapel Hill Buzz: Construction plans outlined for 123 W. Franklin

Construction on a mixed-use project in downtown Chapel Hill is set to begin in early 2015.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Business briefs, Aug. 20

  • Expression Analysis announces oncology grant program
  • RTI International helps launch Zimbabwe health information system


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Buzz: Dain’s Place spin-off to open next week

Dain Phelan, owner of Dain’s Place, will be opening a chicken wing restaurant within the next two weeks.


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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Greenberg: The beauty of trees and clay at two local galleries

Themes attached to group shows make it much easier for the visitor to be a part of the process, and trees are a perfect example. We know what a tree should look like, and we can weigh our ideas against those of the artist; there is also the chance to compare one artist’s vision with another’s. And then there are the unending numbers of ways to present a tree through the medium of art. 

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Online band challenge announced
  • Guild to present ‘Stories in Stitches’
  • ArtsCenter launching emerging artists exhibit
  • Army officer to read from new novel
  • Raging Grannies to perform at library
  • Battle of the Bands announces participants
  • Ackland store to open ‘Green Fuse’ exhibit
  • Opening reception for ‘Visual Reactions’


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

DCIA considering changes to events, meetings

Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative group of about 60 congregations of multiple faiths, is re-examining how it builds “interreligious cooperation.”

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Episcopal Church of the Advocate celebrates first women priests
  • Pilgrim UCC taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • New rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal
  • Cookout Saturday at Morning Star MBC
  • University UMC celebrates music director

And more ...