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May. 06, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

WAR ON ALZHEIMER’S: Durham firms lead push in treatment R&D

Alzheimer's disease is expected to affect 7.1 million people in 2025, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2015, and several Durham-based firms are working to address the dire need for treatments.

May. 06, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Proposed school budget focuses on teachers

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education has been asked to do more for veteran teachers this budget cycle, especially those with 15 years or more experience.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Final autopsy reports in triple slaying released

The final two autopsy reports from the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill in February have been released. Documents from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirm that Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her husband, Deah Barakat, 23, both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.


May. 06, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

City, county affordable housing options discussed

A group of UNC-Chapel Hill students has laid the foundation for options for affordable housing along future light rail stations. The report came out of a resolution from the Durham City Council and Board of County Commissioners stating a goal of 15 percent of housing within a half-mile of the future stations would be affordable.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Controversial Instragram post roils town, school

What began as a news conference quickly dissolved into a shouting match outside the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools central offices Wednesday as tensions rose regarding a recent social media post from a high school student that has been called racist by many in the community.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Prosecutors eye death penalty for Graves

A man already facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a 9-year-old Durham boy could be looking at a capital punishment request in a second homicide. The defendant, Everett Lamont Graves, made an initial appearance Wednesday in Durham County Superior Court in the shooting death of 28-year-old Desmond Romario Williams, whose body was found in a street on Dec. 17, 2013.


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May. 06, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Final autopsy reports in triple slaying released

The final two autopsy reports from the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill in February have been released. Documents from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirm that Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her husband, Deah Barakat, 23, both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

May. 06, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Proposed school budget focuses on teachers

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education has been asked to do more for veteran teachers this budget cycle, especially those with 15 years or more experience.


May. 06, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

City, county affordable housing options discussed

A group of UNC-Chapel Hill students has laid the foundation for options for affordable housing along future light rail stations. The report came out of a resolution from the Durham City Council and Board of County Commissioners stating a goal of 15 percent of housing within a half-mile of the future stations would be affordable.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Prosecutors eye death penalty for Graves

A man already facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a 9-year-old Durham boy could be looking at a capital punishment request in a second homicide. The defendant, Everett Lamont Graves, made an initial appearance Wednesday in Durham County Superior Court in the shooting death of 28-year-old Desmond Romario Williams, whose body was found in a street on Dec. 17, 2013.


Sports View All »

May. 05, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Wildcats top Jordan

John Blue's three-hit shutout lifts East Chapel Hill to important Pac-6 baseball win

May. 05, 2015 @ 10:09 PM

Bulls trample Buffalo

Durham starts homestand with rout of Buffalo


May. 05, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Carolina Friends takes 1st TAC tennis title

East Chapel Hill faces Green Hope in tennis today, lacrosse pairings set


May. 03, 2015 @ 10:35 PM

Duke, UNC open NCAA tournaments at home

Men's, women's teams from Duke and UNC all earn national seeds, which means opening tournament play at home this weekend


May. 02, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Duke great Jamison Crowder goes to ’Skins in 4th round

An historic week continued for Duke football on Saturday when the Washington Redskins selected Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.


May. 04, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Northern's run ends at Forest Oaks

When the red pen came out to post scores, Northern coach Kevin Wicker had a sinking feeling.


Opinion View All »

May. 04, 2015 @ 08:08 AM
May. 04, 2015 @ 09:54 PM

Set school calendars locally

It seems clear momentum is building to demand a change in state law that sharply constricts local boards of education in setting the calendar for the school year.


May. 04, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Protests are fine, but policy is where change needs to happen

On the Thursday before Baltimore burned, Mr. Lee went to Washington.


May. 04, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Letters to the Editor, May 5

  • Duke Energy's new Durham motto
  • Support school budget

Business View All »

May. 06, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

WAR ON ALZHEIMER’S: Durham firms lead push in treatment R&D

Alzheimer's disease is expected to affect 7.1 million people in 2025, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2015, and several Durham-based firms are working to address the dire need for treatments.

May. 05, 2015 @ 07:45 PM

SEED MONEY: AOL icon antes up for ArchiveSocial

ArchiveSocial, a Durham startup, came away with a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case Tuesday as Case visited Durham on his “Rise of the Rest Tour.”


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:38 PM

Bayer celebrates bee center anniversary amid pesticide backlash

Bayer CropScience celebrated the one-year anniversary of North American Bee Care Center Monday, amid some public backlash against the company’s pesticides alleged effect on the insects.


May. 05, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas coming to Main Street

A restaurant focused on South American cuisine will open at 112 W. Main St. this summer.


Lifestyles View All »

May. 06, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

JAZZ & RELIGION: Examination of music, faith and ‘conversion’

Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories, from listeners and musicians, of a particular recording or performance that drew them into the music, and transformed their way of listening.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Choreographer stresses human connections

It’s no whim that choreographer ShaLeigh Comerford chose to have the audience sit in a circle for the premiere of her evening-length work, “Aló.” That premiere, presented by Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA), takes place Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at Reality Ministries in Durham.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

A QUAKER'S MEMOIR: Peace Corps volunteer on search for simplicity

In “Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope,” Eileen Flanagan writes a memoir about decades of her life, focusing on how serving in Botswana in the Peace Corps in the 1980s is connected to her recent involvement in Quaker environmental activism.


May. 06, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Belief briefs: What's happening among area congregations

Durham Ministers In Prayer will lead prayers on the National Day of Prayer from noon to 12:50 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center Plaza, 301 W. Morgan St., Thursday, May 7.