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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

GameDay | NCCU

Savannah State vs. N.C. Central (Oct. 25, 2014)

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

NCCU pilot program will admit students with lower SATs

N.C. Central University and two other UNC system schools will be able to admit students with SAT scores below the minimum standard under a new pilot program approved Friday that places more emphasis on grade point average.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

UNC system president: ‘you can’t put a price on the truth’

University of North Carolina President Tom Ross said you can’t put a price on truth, but the investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein released publicly Wednesday will be “very expensive.”


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Court wants explanation for DWI blood sample

A divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel wants the judge in a Chatham County drunk-driving case to explain why he thought a Chatham sheriff’s deputy didn’t have time to get a warrant before forcing the driver to give a blood sample.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Warrants allege years-long relationship

A former Durham Public Schools teacher charged with a sex offense with a student allegedly continued a relationship with the student for two years, and had a tattoo relating to the victim.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Man who died after being found in car had been beaten

Police say a man who died after being found unresponsive in a car on Weaver Street on Wednesday had been beaten. 


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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Atkinson impressed by Carrington Middle School

State Superintendent June Atkinson took a tour of Carrington Middle School on Friday, and liked what she saw.

Atkinson was invited to the school by Jeff Whitt, the school’s AIG facilitator, to talk about her global experiences.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Judge tosses request to remove DA from office

A judge on Friday rejected a request by a man with a history of feuding with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to remove District Attorney Roger Echols from office.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

On patrol: A night in the life of a Durham police officer

I’m accustomed to seeing the red and blue flashing lights of a police cruiser from outside the car, usually after a few feet of police tape has gone up or I’m slowly going by them on roadways when they’ve stopped drivers.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Orange health offers help for pre-exposure to HIV

The Orange County Health Department is offering preventive measures -- counseling and prescriptions -- for people who are at high risk for exposure for HIV infection.

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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.

Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6 4-A) hosts preseason PAC-6 favorite Hillside (4-4, 2-0 PAC-6) at Durham County Memorial Stadium with the winner grabbing sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 and almost assuredly one of the league’s three post-season playoff berths.

The loser is also likely to grab a playoff berth, but also a road trip in the opening round of the playoffs because the league has an overall record of 10-48 which doesn’t bode well for a good post-season seeding for any team beyond the champ.

The Knights got a surprise night off last week when injury-decimated East Chapel Hill (0-8, 0-2 PAC-6) elected to forfeit its scheduled home game against Northern.

East will return to action tonight, athletic director Ray Hartsfield confirmed this week, and will host Roxboro Person (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6).

Also tonight, Jordan (1-7, 1-1 PAC-6) travels to Riverside (2-6, 1-1 PAC-6) in what could well be a battle for the league’s third and final playoff slot for underdog Jordan, at least.

A complete look at Friday night's area high school football games ...

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Dekker record bid fails; DA advances to FH finals

Eliza Dekker forced to drop out of NCISAA cross country championship race while bidding for record fourth straight individual title ... Durham Academy field hockey advances to state championship match Saturday with win over Ravenscroft. ... Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and East Chapel Hill tennis stars advance to state semifinals.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels

When the Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) come back to Scott Stadium today (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the junior quarterback will be in the midst of one of the most productive stretches in school history.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

NCCU looks for key win against 0-fer Tigers

NCCU (3-4, 2-1 MEAC) will be aiming to boost its overall record to the .500 mark against Savannah State Saturday, Oct. 25 (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network). A second conference loss for the Eagles would make their chances of winning the MEAC title dicey at best.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

No. 18 ECU pulls away in 4th, stops visiting UConn 31-21

Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

Flames blow out Hurricanes; leave Carolina winless

Sean Monahan scored his first two goals of the season, and Jonas Hiller stopped all 16 shots he faced as the Calgary Flames beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Thursday night.

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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:19 PM
Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Two decades of shame

A paragraph near the beginning of Kenneth Wainstein’s devastating report on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said far more than its few words about why the scandal is so disillusioning.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 25

  • Tillis has proven record
  • A false prophet

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Grit Award

When so much is going wrong in college athletics, someone like Jenna Frush is a welcome reminder of the best of what collegiate sports can – and should -- be.


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Career briefs, Oct. 27

Durham attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list

Park West Barber School excels on state exam



Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

BCBSNC announces approved rates for 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance customers will see rate increases across the board, officials announced in a Tuesday conference.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Buzz: Pita pocket truck begins service

SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

‘Real people stories’: Drama focuses on black men and health

Anita Woodley compares the process of writing her new one-woman show to channeling. Woodley has been listening to tapes of African-American men who participated in focus groups to discuss their experiences with medical issues. The people in the tapes are anonymous, but Woodley has given their stories faces and names like “B.B. Blues” and “Conscious Rap” in her show “Bucking the Medical and Mental Bull,” which she will premiere Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Get scared at ‘A Night of Local Horror’

Get a spooky jump on Halloween when A Night of Local Horror brings local short horror films to the screen on Tuesday night at Motorco Music Hall.  Eight films will be shown, including film festival winners and premieres.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Costumes at Farmers’ Market and other Halloween events

The Durham Farmers’ Market will present its first Vendor Costume Contest on Saturday. Many of the vendors will be coming to market in costume to sell their goods. Customers can vote for their favorites. This event will be a fundraiser for the Farmers’ Market’s Double Bucks Program.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • O’Farrill to present evening of Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Goat Parade auction to benefit non-profit groups
  • Keillor returning for third DPAC performance
  • Northgate to present Playathon
  • Helm Hammonds to give concert
  • Pleiades Gallery presents ‘Turvy-Topsy’
  • Learn about history of Go Go music