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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

American Underground doubles downtown

If you go into the American Underground on West Main Street, you’ll see a giant hamburger hanging from the ceiling, a bust of Teddy Roosevelt and a slide connecting two floors.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 01:41 PM

One injured in early morning shooting

Police said one person was injured and a car was “extensively shot-up” this morning at a Cook-Out on the 3600 block of Hillsborough Road.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 07:45 PM

Both sides rest in Lovette trial

After nearly two weeks of testimony from expert witnesses, investigators and other key witnesses, both the prosecution and defense rested in the Laurence Lovette trial.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

DA: UNC professor was assaulted with rock

UNC professor Feng Liu was viciously beaten to death with a landscape stone, according to warrants for the two men accused of his murder.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Bull City Music Awards expands

Eric Monte, who has written scripts for the film “Cooley High,” and television shows “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons,” will be honored for his work at the 2nd annual Bull City Music Awards.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Duke, N.C. State eye future non-ACC meetings

Blue Devils, Wolfpack say they're amenable to meeting for head-to-head games in years they don't meet in ACC action. But such scheduling will have to wait for at least six years because of prior commitments.

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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Program teaches techniques for staying calm, focused on science

It started about three years ago, when Bart Brigidi said he and his wife missed the deadline to enroll their two children, then aged 5 and 3, in summer camp. Since they couldn’t send their kids away to camp, they decided to create their own.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Duke Women’s Center marks 25 years

The Duke University Women’s Center held a celebration Friday to mark the 25th annivesary of the organization that provides advocacy, education and outreach on gender equity and issues affecting women.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Police log: Police ID three teens in bottle incident on bus

Durham police investigators took out warrants Friday charging three teens -- Demetrius Walton, 18, of Eva Street, Jaquan Marquise Cobb, 17, of East Main Street, and Christopher Lewis, 18, of Commerce Street – with attempted malicious use of an explosive device to damage property.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Owner of stolen Mercedes testifies in Lovette trial

The owner of a stolen Mercedes that a witness linked to murder defendant Laurence Lovette testified Thursday she was “devastated” when she discovered her home had been burglarized while she was sleeping.


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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 10:40 PM



Mike Montgomery’s start for the Durham Bulls Friday night was far better than the previous time he took the mound.

Alas, it still wasn’t good enough to get he and the first-place Bulls a win.

After being touched for eight runs in his worst outing of the season last Sunday, Montgomery surrendered four runs, including two in the seventh inning, as Toledo beat Durham 5-3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The loss is the third in a row for Durham (56-49), which saw its lead in the International League South Division fall to eight games over Gwinnett.

“Our starters have been very good, but when you are pitching with no room for error it’s tough,” Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo said. “He gave up two runs, which seems like a lot all of the sudden. Then you give up two more and it seems like its a lot again.”


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 08:10 PM

Hillside names Thurman Jordan boys' basketball coach

Veteran high school basketball head coach Thurman Jordan, most recently at Holly Springs High School, has been named boys' basketball coach at Hillside High School.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

NCCU picked to finish 8th in MEAC preseason poll

There are 11 football teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and N.C. Central is not one of the better ones, according to both head coaches and directors of sports information in the league who predicted the Eagles would fly in at eighth place when the season wraps up.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Blue Devils land top 2016 football prospect Scott Bracey

Duke football has received a verbal commitment from perhaps the highest regarded college prospect in the program’s history, Scott Bracey, of Benedictine High School in Richmond, Va.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Fanfare: Ex-Blue Devil Thornton named to Wojo's Marquette staff

Marquette has added yet another Duke connection to its men’s basketball staff. Tyler Thornton, who completed his Duke playing career last March, is joining Steve Wojciechowski’s Marquette staff as a graduate assistant. ... College and pro sports news in brief ...

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

It's checkered flag of bust for Montoya at Brickyard 400 Sunday

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:49 PM
Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Complete Carolina an incomplete solution

UNC Chapel Hill’s announcement Thursday that it is formally instituting a program to support former athletes who want to return to the university finish their degrees may be well-intentioned, but misses the mark.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Grit Award

Years ago, summer camp meant canoeing, swimming and bunk beds. Saying times have changed is a bit of an understatement.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Candidate runs for wrong bus, leaves border issue unsolved

It's a revealing video.

Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all too common.

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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. 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

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ideal Fastener to create 155 jobs

Ideal Fastener Corp. will be expanding its facility in Oxford, and plans to create 155 jobs and invest more than $5.7 million by the end of 2019.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Rise to launch franchise program

  • Blues club’s run ends
  • Bull Craft focuses on N.C. beer
  • Relay Foods expands service hours
  • Breakfast food truck rodeo

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Jul. 24, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

The Shilohs bring jangle-pop to Local 506

Johnny Payne has done everything you can do working at a record store, plus one more: forming a band. Payne sings and plays guitar in The Shilohs, a jangle-pop band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They’re playing with The Fresh and Onlys Friday at Local 506 in Chapel Hill.

Payne’s record store co-worker was Daniel Colussi (vocals, bass). In 2008, they started to form The Shilohs. Payne had seen Mike Komaszczuk (vocals, guitar) playing country music in a bar, got his number and asked him. Payne had jammed with drummer Ben Frey before, and asked him, too. In 2010, The Shilohs released their first EP, and their self-titled sophomore album came out in May on Light Organ Records.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Bull City Music Awards expands

Eric Monte, who has written scripts for the film “Cooley High,” and television shows “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons,” will be honored for his work at the 2nd annual Bull City Music Awards.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • ‘Phantom’ tickets go on sale Saturday
  • Percussion concert to benefit NCCU jazz studies
  • Roots music show to celebrate anniversary
  • Author Hickman to appear at library branch
  • Kenny G tickets on sale for December DPAC concert
  • Local 506 to present ska show
  • Beyu to host jazz workshops
  • Panel to discuss Watergate 40th

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Political exhibitions spotlight power of art

Art can be a powerful voice against evil, social injustice and corruption.