N.C. Central vs. Towson
In this week's episode of GameDay, Herald-Sun sports reporters Steve Wiseman and Harold Gutmann discuss Shaun Wilson's record-breaking performance; North Carolina's secondary vs. East Carolina's passing game; and Duke's focus on ball security for the Tulane game.
A long-awaited decision on who should pay to complete streets, sidewalks and drainage controls in two Durham neighborhoods has gone against the city, leaving officials to figure out their next moves.
At a panel of women business leaders at Washington Duke Inn on Friday, Kimberley Jenkins said about 5 percent of venture capital funding goes to women.
Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth, who took over the role as the university’s chief academic officer in July, sketched out a framework at an Academic Council meeting Thursday for creating a new strategic plan.
The Durham Arts Council’s 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Saturday evening after-party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.
Months after he was transported by helicopter to Duke University Hospital with injuries that doctors thought he might not survive, Sgt. Cory Muzzy was able to return with his family to say “thank you.”
“If it wasn’t for Duke Hospital, I probably wouldn’t be here today,” said Muzzy, 24, as he sat in a wheelchair beside his wife, Michelle, and next to his son, Killean. Now stationed in Texas, he returned to Duke while on leave to reunite with medical staff here.
Durham Tech has partnered with Upswing, an online tutoring system that gives students unlimited access to online tutors and coaches.
I never thought I’d find myself sitting in the Durham Police Department Headquarters getting a lesson on physics, geometry and essentially all subjects I avoided in school. But I found myself staring at a whiteboard with equations and diagrams. Let’s just say math is a lot more interesting when you’re trying to figure out the cause of a traffic fatality than trying to pass your college entrance exams.
SOUTHERN LOOKS HUMAN, BUT STILL SHUTS OUT NORTHERN
The Southern Spartans played with dull swords that still were sharp enough to beat the Northern Knights 28-0 in a non-conference duel on Friday.
Northern had Southern quarterback Kendall Hinton looking halfway human. The Knights’ defensive linemen were getting really good surges and got their hands on Hinton several times for sacks.
Hinton still threw for nearly 200 yards, including a pass to wide receiver Aaron Hirsch that turned into a 50-yard touchdown.
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Apex 49, Riverside 25
East Carolina put up 55 points and 603 yards against North Carolina last year with an offense that featured quarterback Shane Carden, who accounted for six touchdowns, and Justin Hardy, who is in reach of the FBS record for career receptions. On Saturday, the UNC defense is prepared to make amends.
Freshman running back Shaun Wilson ran for 245 yards on 12 carries against Kansas last weekend, breaking Robert Baldwin’s 20-year-old, single-game rushing record at Duke. But Duke's steadily improving ground attack is not going to see him carry the ball 25 times. Fellow backs Josh Snead, Shaquille Powell and Joseph Ajeigbe will each get their carries, too.
NCCU cannot afford a slow start Saturday (Sept. 20) against a Towson team that last season played for the national championship of the Football Championship Subdivision. North Dakota State beat Towson 35-7 in that game.
Host Chapel Hill ran through cross-town rival East Chapel Hill like a horse through an open barn door to claim the Hodgin Cup for the town championship Friday night in a 65-6 blowout.
Chris Howell envisioned a track meet looming between host Riverside and visiting Apex Friday. What the Riverside football coach didn’t foresee was his Pirates dropping the baton six times as the Cougars ran away to a 49-25 win.
We applaud the Durham County Board of Education for working to further the conversation about cooperation and governance of charter schools and traditional public schools. Board members approached county commissioners at a recent joint meeting about asking state legislators for the power to decide when new charters can come online.
"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice."
Regarding the editorial “Thinning teacher ranks” (Sept. 18), the first paragraph could leave readers with the mistaken impression that UNC-Chapel Hill is no longer offering paths to teaching careers for students. That is not correct.
As part of its initiative to invest $1 billion in the U.S. over three years, Bayer CropScience broke ground for a new greenhouse in Durham Monday.
Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine, has opened.
Move Loot, an online market for secondhand home goods, has expanded service to Durham.
When singer Ricardo Diquez talks about the salsa style of music, he speaks about a fusion of different rhythms that makes listeners want to move and dance. There also is another element – the communication among the musicians.
You don’t have to know the work of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov to enjoy PlayMakers Repertory Company’s main stage opening play, but you might laugh more if you do, according to the creative team.
N.C. State University professors Stephanie B. Jeffries and Thomas R. Wentworth invite readers to “learn how to see through an ecological lens” in their guide “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” (UNC Press, $22, paperback). In their introduction, they explain how they seek to give readers the same experience they give their students in their course Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians. In that field course, they ask students “to interpret a forested landscape.”