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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Tampa-bound Montoyo bids farewell to Durham Bulls

Charlie Montoyo spent eight seasons winning lots of games for the Durham Bulls while periodically telling players they were heading to the big leagues. For a change, Montoyo is on the receiving end of the promotion talk.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Cyclist appeals ruling in accident case

A bicyclist and her lawyer want the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn lower-court decisions that ended her attempts to recover damages from the driver of a car that hit her in 2009.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Duke a perfect 10-0 despite rough patches

The play hasn’t always been perfect — with this week as a prime example — but No. 2 Duke has reached its holiday break with an unblemished record.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by N.C. high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Duke chases another record – for holiday sweaters

Duke is attempting to make another bit of history at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Parata terminates 110 employees

Parata Systems will lay off 110 employees by the end of February.

In a letter to the NC Department of Commerce, the company said it will be downsizing both of its Durham facilities, at 2600 Meridian Parkway and 3751 S. Alston Ave.


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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Dazzler: 55,000 Christmas lights set to music

It started with one or two strands of lights when Michael Shoaf was a kid, helping his dad put up the Christmas lights. The next year, there were more lights. And more, and more. And more. Now the house at 3518 Donnigale Avenue in southwest Durham brings a steady stream of cars every night in December to see the light show Shoaf has rigged to blink along to five songs if you tune to 104.5 FM.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

City Council members call for restraint on both sides

Protesters and police both need to act with more restraint at events like those that triggered dozens of arrests in recent weeks, Mayor Bill Bell and other City Council members said Thursday.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Police log: Two injured in home invasion

Two men were transported to the hospital Thursday after police responded to a home invasion in eastern Durham.


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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

No. 12 Buckeyes offer key test for No. 24 UNC

North Carolina’s semester final exams wrapped up about a week ago, but for the No. 24 men’s basketball team, a major non-conference test against No. 12 Ohio State in the inaugural CBS Sports Classic today (1 p.m., CBS) looms large.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

No. 13 Duke women drown River Hawks

Sierra Calhoun scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures and No. 13 Duke coasted to a 95-48 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Friday....


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

No. 6 UNC awakens, rolls Black Bears

Allisha Gray scored 17 points and No. 6 North Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Carolinas Challenge on Friday night.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Duke a perfect 10-0 despite rough patches

The play hasn’t always been perfect — with this week as a prime example — but No. 2 Duke has reached its holiday break with an unblemished record.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Tampa-bound Montoyo bids farewell to Durham Bulls

Charlie Montoyo spent eight seasons winning lots of games for the Durham Bulls while periodically telling players they were heading to the big leagues. For a change, Montoyo is on the receiving end of the promotion talk.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

NCCU football lands 4 junior college transfers

N.C. Central has added four junior college football transfers during the early signing period, NCCU coach Jerry Mack announced Friday. All four will begin classes in January.


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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:19 PM
Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

Grading idea flunks

In our continuing debate over how well our public schools serve our children and the community, politicians and others obsess over ways to gauge schools’ performance and compare one to another.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

"Picking the pockets’ of the rich

John Hood’s Dec. 13 op-ed blasting government policies that redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor contains several fallacies, both moral and economic.  On the moral side, his parallelism between the activities of Dickens’ Fagin and government taxation (with the former, and by analogy the latter, characterized as “stealing” and “sinful”) contradicts core principles of most of the world’s great religions.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 19

  • Nothing justifies torture
  • Admiration for Moffitt

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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

A dentist and candy: the unlikely pair for a Durham business

While Sindhura Citineni worked as a dentist in a rural North Carolina town, many children came to her office with teeth decay.

The parents weren’t sure what to do. Even if they banned all the Mountain Dew and the candy, the kids would gorge on it at their first opportunity of independence.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

FDA continues delay in Chapel Hill drug approval

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Market Street Coffeehouse closes

The Market Street Coffeehouse on Ninth Street will be closing permanently.


Lifestyles View All »

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Transactors Christmas show

Transactors Improv will present “Going/Home: An Improv Show about Being There and Getting There for the Holidays,” at 8 p.m. Friday at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets are $15 general admission. To purchase, call 919-929-2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

‘Annie’ is a hard-knock, no-fun adaptation

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.