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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Exhibit, concerts mark Music Maker 20th

For 20 years, Tim and Denise Duffy have been finding and recording the artists who carry on Southern music traditions. Many of the musicians are not widely known, although some had previous recording careers. Many of them also have a tough time making ends meet.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Duke on high alert for Ebola

Duke Medical Center officials are moving into a higher state of alert this week after a patient at a Dallas hospital tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

No Ebola cases have been diagnosed at Duke or the rest of North Carolina, but Duke plans to be ready.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Developers unveil 1st portion of Durham Innovation District

In what is planned as a 1.7 million-square-foot area of offices, labs, retail and residential space, the first portion of the Durham Innovation District (ID) is nearly in full use.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Plan for McDougald redevelopment almost ready

After two years of work, Durham Housing Authority officials are getting ready to send the federal government their plan for redeveloping the McDougald Terrace public housing complex and the area around it.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Duke punter, family beset by cancer, tragedy

Will Monday's life, season turns tragic as uncle loses batle with cancer, mom is diagnosed with cancer as well and battles on during son's season at Duke.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Taylor Mac and "A 24 Decade History of Popular Music”

Taylor Mac will perform “1910s – A 24 Decade History of Popular Music” today and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit

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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Duke students see DWI ‘crashes’ up-close


A pedestrian is mowed down by a drunken driver.


A storefront window shatters when a texting driver crashes into it.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

New teacher mentors, principal coaches to start work Oct. 1

The school district’s new teacher mentors and principal coaches are expected to start work on Oct. 16.

The school board approved programs last month to hire 20 retired teachers and 10 retired principals or administrators to mentor young teachers and principals.  

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Durham officer receives ‘Woman of the Year’ award

Marianne Bond had always wanted to be a police officer. But when she was leaving high school, police departments still had a height requirement – one she couldn’t quite meet. So she went to college to pursue a degree in nutrition.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

No serious injuries in bus wreck

A Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools bus was involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon after school. No one was seriously injured.

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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:14 PM



Quinn Cook came to Duke keenly aware of the school’s rich basketball tradition and ready to add to it.

With practice beginning this week for his senior season, the 6-2 guard need only look up to the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters to know the work he has to do.

The glaring lack of his handiwork on display is something that burns inside of him.

“That’s been my fuel,” Cook said. “I’m glad college is four years because I have one last crack at it and I want to make the best of it.”

Over the past three seasons, Duke hasn’t won an NCAA title, made the Final Four or claimed ACC regular-season or league tournament championships.

Newly named co-captains Cook and Amile Jefferson are out to change that.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

NCCU to take on Tar Heels in Chapel Hill Nov. 14

As inconsistent as Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels have been lately, and as steady as LeVelle Moton’s N.C. Central Eagles were last season, NCCU fans have legit reasons to like the Eagles’ chances when the teams meet at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Nov. 14 (8 p.m., ESPNU).

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

College Football Playoff chief backs 4-team format

Bill Hancock said that the last time an iconic U.S. sporting event was developed “mostly out of whole cloth” was the creation of the Super Bowl almost 50 years ago. That changed with the establishment of the College Football Playoff. Hancock, the event’s executive director, said Wednesday.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Tech's big-play susceptibility on line against Tar Heels

Big plays have proved Virginia Tech's undoing in 3-2 start. Hokies hope to improve in that area when they vising UNC on Saturday.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Containing Howard QB McGhee like playing with fire

Howard quarterback Greg McGhee is spectacular. He’s the preseason player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and last week against N.C. A&T accounted for 330 of the 396 yards of total offense that Howard generated. McGhee (6-3, 210) threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 01:54 PM

Hurricanes look to new leadership this season

The Hurricanes kept their roster largely intact this offseason. Instead, they’re counting on the new management team of coach Bill Peters and general manager Ron Francis to jolt Carolina back into the postseason.

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Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:18 AM
Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Making tracks safer

It seems so obvious.

You don’t have to spend much time around the main railroad tracks coursing through Durham to realize that they are very busy lines, with scarcely an hour passing without a freight or passenger train barreling through.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

A more interesting Senate race, in fiction

While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on inside the candidates’ campaign organizations?

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 1

  • What’s the formula?
  • Kudos for compromise
  • Hagan deceiving teachers

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Sep. 28, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Durham entertainment leaders work to form single voice

Leaders from the largest entertainment organizations in Durham sit shoeless around a table at Samuel H. Scripps Studios on Broad Street.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Lenovo nears acquisition of IBM server business

In an approximately $2.1 billion dollar deal expected to close Wednesday, Lenovo will acquire IBM’s x86 server business.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

Buzz: Dog treat bakery celebrates 1st anniversary

  • Durham entrepreneurs launch consumer products fund

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Blue Cross Blue Shield drops HMO plans in 11 counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will drop its Blue Medicare HMO standard and Blue Medicare HMO Enhanced plan products in 11 North Carolina counties in 2015, affecting 50,000 beneficiaries statewide.


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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Nosh’s weekend biscuits and gravy

Ronnie Evans said the biscuits and gravy at Nosh will put you to sleep.

He’s right.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Matthews: Heidi and enchiladas

The sad, grubby little clipping had been stuck on the fridge forever.  I’d torn the recipe from some magazine months, or even a year ago.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Belief briefs, Oct.2

The North Carolina Conference-Black Methodists for Church Renewal will host the 46th annual meeting of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of Black Methodists for Church Renewal Oct. 30-Nov.1 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Greenberg: Many cameras, many visions at the Ackland

“Photography is a problem,” said Peter Nisbet, interim director and curator of the new photography show at the Ackland Art Museum. At the press preview, he talked about the deluge of photographs that will not stop. Everyone takes pictures, he said, and for a museum which has the biggest photography collection in the state, the question remains, is it art and which images are worth preserving? With that said, Nisbet introduced a show filled with 150 photographs chosen from more than 500 that have been collected in the last 10 years.