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Aug. 19, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Duke first-year students move in to East Campus dorms

As volunteers streamed by carrying luggage and other items outside of his Duke University residence hall on Tuesday, freshman Jack Labosky said the word he would use to describe the environment around him was “bustling.”

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Whitted project gets housing tax credits

Second time was the charm for the proposed Whitted Junior High School redevelopment, which has received an allocation of low-income housing tax credits from the state.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Bonfield: DPD has to explain pot-arrest racial disparity

City Manager Tom Bonfield wants the Durham Police Department to explain why the officers who made misdemeanor marijuana arrests over an 18-month stretch targeted blacks 86 percent of the time.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Duke law’s Civil Justice Clinic to help poor

Low-income Durham residents who need a lawyer but can’t afford one will get a boost from Duke Law School as it launches a Civil Justice Clinic.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Council approves Argos incentives

On a 6-0 vote, the City Council agreed this week to raise to $924,676 its business-incentive offer to a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that’s developing treatments for kidney cancer, HIV and lupus.


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. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Outgoing DA leaves legacy of professionalism

Leon Stanback never forgot one thing his parents taught him: Treat people with respect.

As a Superior Court judge and interim district attorney for Durham, Stanback tried to show everyone courtesy -- even people convicted of horrible crimes.
“I’ve sentenced people to 40 years in prison and had them say: ‘Thank you, judge,’” Stanback said in an interview. “I always let them have their say before imposing a sentence.”

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

A moment of silence for former school board attorney

The school board observed a moment of silence Monday for longtime board attorney Ann Majestic who died on Aug. 16 after a battle with breast cancer.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Durham man draws 15-20 years for swindling educators

A Durham man accused of taking more than $1 million from educators was sentenced Tuesday to 15 to 20 years in prison after he pled guilty to more than 40 charges of securities fraud, common law forgery and common law uttering.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

N.C. job growth continues while government sector declines

Employment increased by 2.2 percent since July of last year for the Durham-Chapel Hill’s Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Duke's Deaver done for season

Redshirt senior tight end suffers knee injury in Monday's practice

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Bulls can't come up with clutch hit in 2-1 loss to Norfolk

The Durham Bulls dropped the opener of a three-game set to the Norfolk Tides, 2-1 Tuesday night at the DBAP. 

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Davis ready to star at UNC

The role North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis is growing into fits him just fine and he likes it, too.

The junior from Gaffney, South Carolina, has emerged as the Tar Heels’ top receiver and his ready to lead the receiving corps no matter who is throwing the ball in their direction. He said is ready to catch passes thrown by either Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Injured Duke star Brown discusses clouded football future

Kelby Brown took his expected place at the linebackers table on Saturday as Duke football fans lined up for autographs and photos at Meet the Blue Devils Day. The only difference is Brown won’t be on the field making tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries this season, like he was as an all-ACC performer last season when Duke won a school-record 10 games.

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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:56 AM
Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Biding the times

The Durham Public Schools board prudently opted for caution last week on an issue that was likely to roil parents and teachers alike because it hits them in an important area: their schedules and routines.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting

Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

You know this, but are you doing it?

An old story is told of a monk named Birdsnest who sits high atop a tree and dispenses wisdom to the curious below.

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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. 17, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

The Buzz: Trampoline park to open in December

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, will open at the Shops at Northgate in December.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Business briefs, August 18

  • Windsor Circle raises $5.25 million
  • Up Global partners with Durham’s Groundwork Labs

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Career briefs, August 18

  • NCBiotech names new president
  • Lawyer honored by publication
  • President of Hoffman Nursery recognized
  • Chapel Hill scientist recognized
  • Washington Duke names executive sous chef

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Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Student of the Month: Creative Studies sophomore wise beyond years

Mattiyah Jones, a sophomore at the School for Creative Studies, appears much more mature than her 14 years.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Matthews: My friend, Pablamente

He was quiet, wore glasses and was the kind of redhead that ran a real risk of bursting into flame when exposed to the sun. He was also one of the smartest, and most talented kids in our class.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Campus briefs, August 19

  • UNC-led team given $2.2 million to develop water strategy
  • MUSC, UNC partner in diabetes outreach study
  • Fellowships support UNC faculty research
  • Four receive scholarships


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

WNCU kicks off 20th anniversary celebration

The development of WNCU FM is “full of very interesting stories,” said Donald Baker, the station’s first general manager, at a reception this week to kick off the jazz station’s 20th year on the air. Baker told a few of those stories. The call letters for WNCU came from a decommissioned U.S. Navy U-boat, he said. And the late Jesse Helms, the longtime senator, also had a hand in expediting the station’s license, Baker said.