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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Jury acquits Lovette in slaying of Duke student

A Durham County Superior Court jury found Laurence Lovette not guilty Wednesday in the robbery and brutal killing of a Duke University graduate student in 2008.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Durham VA officials say steps taken to address wait times

As a new patient at the Durham VA Medical Center, former Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers said he was told he would be mailed a card with the date of his first appointment six weeks later.

 

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

N.C. unemployment falls, industries grow

The unemployment rate decreased in the Durham-Chapel Hill area from 6.8 percent to 5.1 percent since June of last year, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today.

 

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Methodists respond to border crisis with donations

The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern half of the state, is collecting socks and underwear to send to the U.S./Mexico border.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Accident knocks out service for some Frontier customers

Frontier Communications customers in Durham's Holt Exchange area are experiencing a major service interruption with telepphone and high-speed interent service because of a  vehicle accident overnight. 


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Commissioners OK four salary increases

County Commissioners this week approved pay raises for County Attorney Lowell Siler and three other senior officials.

 

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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

20 new recruits graduate, join police force

The Durham Police Department added 20 new men and women to its force Tuesday evening as rookies received their badges for the first time.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training Class was the 39th to graduate in Durham. During members’ training, they had to take classes, pass physical fitness tests and other grueling police training.

During the ceremony the graduates were reminded of all the hours of training they had to endure and the grueling tasks of firearms practices and driving courses.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

UNC develops tool to predict doctor shortages

A new web-based tool developed at a UNC-Chapel Hill health research center will help predict physician shortages and other workforce trends, according to a news release sent Wednesday.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Accident knocks out service for some Frontier customers

Frontier Communications customers in Durham's Holt Exchange area are experiencing a major service interruption with telepphone and high-speed interent service because of a  vehicle accident overnight. 


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.The school board approved the move Tuesday, along with several other key personnel changes.


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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

Preventing concussions key, Duke neurosurgeon says

Duke University neurosurgeon Dr. Carlos Bagley said the next important step in dealing with concussions is for resources to be shifted from treatment to prevention.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Knights knock off Bulls, 4-2

The Bulls have lost seven of their last 10 games.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

PANTHERS PAGE

Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is dealing with an injury but said he'd play in preseason games.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Point guard Kithcart leaving Hillside

Hillside has a new coach but has lost its best player.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Rams DE Quinn back for more sacks

The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.


Opinion View All »

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:40 AM
Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Forgoing futile resistance

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wasted no time drawing the logical conclusion from Monday’s decision by the 4th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Read others’ views, so you can decide for yourself

“I don’t read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.”

Many years ago when there were still lots of conservatives voting in Democratic primaries, a congressional candidate pandered to conservatives by trashing a liberal newspaper. 


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Letters to the Editor, June 30

  • Original sin of Israel
  • Pain pill or cigarette?
  • Little chance of drilling permits

Business View All »

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Refectory, now in single location, maintaining mission

The owner of The Refectory Café started on Duke University’s campus with a mission to change the model for quick-service food and to be the school’s first “green café.”

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

N.C. unemployment falls, industries grow

The unemployment rate decreased in the Durham-Chapel Hill area from 6.8 percent to 5.1 percent since June of last year, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today.

 

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Buzz: World Beer Festival returns

For the 19th year in a row, The World Beer Festival will be held in Durham on Oct. 11 in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Career briefs

  • IEM contracted with Department of Homeland Security
  • RTI designer receives marketing award
  • Clinverse adds new position
  • Hill, Chesson & Woody rehires consultant coordinator

Lifestyles View All »

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

New minister named at Duke Chapel

A new ministerial position at Duke University Chapel honors a late professor and is designed to reach more students.
The C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel is named for man who taught religion and culture at Duke University from 1976 to 1993. He was also a scholar, pastor, social activist, novelist and hymn-writer. Lincoln died in 2000.
Joshua Lazard was chosen as the Lincoln minister and started his new job last week. Lazard, who is seeking ordination through the United Church of Christ, previously worked at Dillard University in New Orleans. 

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Belief Briefs

  • National Night Out at Russell Memorial
  • Jubilee Week at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
  • Mighty Royallettes anniversary concert this weekend
  • Yates Baptist to recognize child-care faculty
  • Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist Homecoming
  • Reverend to be honored Saturday
  • Gospel event Friday

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Don't overlook Swiss chard

When you think of summer produce, which vegetable or fruit first comes to mind? Corn? Watermelon? Tomatoes?

I'd wager that Swiss chard isn't anywhere in your top 10 ... or even your top 20.
Swiss chard zipped across my radar when my CSA (community supported agriculture) box arrived the other week. Inside was a big bag filled with chard and all its colorful stems; yellow, pale green, magenta and red. Chard's leaves look like spinach, only larger. 


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Remedial recipes

When I write a column, it’s a careful dance.