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May. 23, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Brown re-creates Washington Duke’s epic trip

It was intended to be a simple signpost in history, a commemoration of Washington Duke’s walk home from the Civil War 150 years ago. But for Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown, the punishing trek on blister-covered feet spanned more than just the physical 160 miles and two weeks. His journey plumbed the heights and depths of his own emotions, and illuminated his understanding of the plight of the returning post-war American soldier across the ages.

May. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

FanFest a hit with kids, adults from all over

Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Annual APS Walk for Animals raises $79,000

Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Group takes aim at ‘racial bias’ in Orange County policing

A group of Orange County residents has sent a letter asking local officials to take steps to combat racial bias in policing.


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

TITLE ON LINE: UNC, Terps to meet in rematch of 2013 title showdown

In the end, North Carolina’s final goal of the first half only served to pad a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday night, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.


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May. 23, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Graduation 2015: Cresset Christian Academy

Cresset Christian Academy bade farewell to the Class of 2015 Friday night at the school’s Garrett Road campus.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Officials look to streamline, improve policing, crime prevention

In a special meeting this week, the City Council evaluated a recent Department of Justice report on the state of crime in Durham.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Annual APS Walk for Animals raises $79,000

Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Police seek info on SECU robbery

Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.


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May. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

TITLE ON LINE: UNC, Terps to meet in rematch of 2013 title showdown

In the end, North Carolina’s final goal of the first half only served to pad a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday night, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game.

May. 23, 2015 @ 08:39 PM

Duke slips, but 2nd in bid for repeat NCAA title

Gurbani Singh’s day began with her battling the symptoms of an oncoming cold. It finished with Singh one putt away from capping a strong second round with a birdie at the NCAA championships before the horn sounded for lightning. Despite her round being cut short, along with three other Duke golfers, the Blue Devils finished the second day at The Concession Golf Club in second place, nine strokes behind top-seed Southern California.


May. 23, 2015 @ 08:06 PM

Wears' 68 nabs 1-stroke lead in 36-hole Durham Am

William Wears emerged from Round 1 of the 2015 Durham Amateur at Hillandale Golf Course at 3-under 68, giving him a one-stroke lead over both Campbell Rand and Warren Straub heading into the Sunday, May 24 final round.


May. 23, 2015 @ 07:42 PM

Florida State to face N.C. State in ACC championship game Sunday, May 24

After being held scoreless through five innings, No. 13-ranked Florida State broke the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a decisive 6-0 victory over ACC regular-season champion No. 3 Louisville Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The win lifted the Seminoles (40-19, 20-13), the No. 4 seed entering the ACC baseball championship tournament, into a one-game title showdown with No. 6 seed N.C. State (33-20, 17-14 through Friday) Sunday, May 24 at the DBAP (1 p.m., ESPN2).


May. 23, 2015 @ 09:52 PM

Carrboro shuts out Trinity, advances to state girls' soccer semis

The Carrboro girl’s soccer team continued its defensive dominance with a 1-0 defeat of 12th-seeded Trinity Saturday evening in the NCHSAA 2-A East semifinals.


May. 23, 2015 @ 09:50 PM

Bulls stop Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for 2nd straight

The Durham Bulls rode a three-run fifth inning and outstanding pitching by Matt Buschmann Saturday night to win their second straight game at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4-2.


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May. 22, 2015 @ 12:56 AM
May. 22, 2015 @ 12:54 AM

Helping vets ‘conquer all’

In recent years, we’ve come to understand ever more deeply that many men and women who return from fighting our country’s wars face struggles long after they have left the field of battle.


May. 21, 2015 @ 07:23 AM

North Carolinians deserve more energy choices

North Carolina’s clean energy sector is bringing good jobs and economic opportunity to our state. This success is the result of a series of smart, bipartisan policy solutions.


May. 21, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Letters to the Editor, May 22

  • Tree butchering
  • Beware of barbecued bugs

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.


May. 19, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Developers unveil downtown loop report

After hosting workshops with elected officials, planners and developers in March, Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development potential, and the loop should be converted into a two-way traffic network.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

New outdoor music series launches in Carrboro

Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Carolina Performing Arts sets new season

A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.