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Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

40th annual CenterFest a success

Jazz music filled the streets of downtown Durham Sunday morning as people entered the balloon archway welcoming people to the 40th annual CenterFest, a festival where attendees could enjoy music, dancing, art of all kinds and, of course, food.

Tents set up on the streets of downtown both Saturday and Sunday offered festival visitors every kind of art they could imagine. The festival, put on by the Durham Arts Council, showcased 140 artists representing 17 different states, including 81 from North Carolina and 19 from Durham. 
Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

Sidewalk pressures on council heating up

The City Council’s recent decision to back-burner 11 “petition” sidewalk projects is already getting some push-back from one of the affected neighborhoods.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Duke endowment recovers from recession-era losses

The market value of Duke University’s endowment has risen to $7 billion in part due to a 20.1 percent return on university investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university announced Saturday.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Looking for closure: Family, police reinvestigate 2000 murder

Little was known about the deaths of Ervin Daniels and Hattie Best when they were murdered in November 2000.

All media reports a few days after their death said that an elderly couple was murdered in the Few Gardens neighborhood. Where they were living in Few Gardens was a quiet part of a sometimes troublesome part of the city. Daniels and Best were friendly people, but they were careful about who they let into their lives. 

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Duke football Morning After

Injury updates on Johnson, Patrick, Duke's winning streak, Martin's records

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Art, literature come together to celebrate freedom

Today, Chapel Hill Public Library is kicking off a weeklong celebration of intellectual freedom through both reading and art.

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Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Families find fall fun at Bennett Place historical celebration

Families welcomed fall and found nontraditional fun at Bennett Place this weekend as they stepped back into the nineteenth century.

The Civil War historical site offered a Tar Heel Harvest Fair and Farmers Market both Saturday and Sunday, where families could learn about how people used to gather together and celebrate.
Sep. 21, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

Youth playing with lighter starts house fire

A youth playing with a lighter caused a Sunday afternoon fire that displaced four children and four adults, fire officials said. No one was hurt.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Offen: Recognition where it’s due

Without the help of  all those working behind the scenes and several who worked in front of the scenes and those few who dared to work on the sides of the scenes, this column would not have been possible. Of course, then again, it might have been better.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

City questioning adequacy of subsidized-housing upkeep reserves

A policy proposal from the Community Development Department is triggering more questions about whether the city is requiring big enough maintenance reserves when it subsidizes low-income housing projects.

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Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

ACC time has arrived for unbeaten Duke

The first one-third of the regular-season football schedule is done and Duke has plenty of reasons to be happy.

To keep the good times rolling after their first 4-0 start since 1994 though, the Blue Devils know they have to do even more as they begin a stretch of eight consecutive ACC games by playing at Miami on Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN2).

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Tar Heels look to regroup following 70-41 loss

North Carolina has had shocking defensive breakdowns in each of Larry Fedora’s first three seasons at the helm. The Tar Heels recovered the first two times, but now must regroup after the worst performance of them all in Saturday’s 70-41 loss at East Carolina.

“You hope that their spirit isn’t broken,” Fedora said.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:19 PM

NCCU has plenty to work on during bye week

Among the matters N.C. Central would do well to address during its bye this week are capitalizing in the red zone, converting on third-down situations and getting more momentum out of its running game to catch up with what the Eagles are doing through the air.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

Logano helped Team Penske strengthen its grip as the organization to beat for the championship, pulling away on an overtime restart to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:30 AM

ECU puts up historic numbers in 70-41 rout of UNC

After East Carolina put up 55 points and 603 yards in Kenan Stadium last year, North Carolina vowed that this year’s rematch would be different. It was — UNC’s defense was even worse. Historically worse. The Pirates scored more points and posted more yards (789) than any UNC opponent ever as a school-record crowd of 51,082 watched ECU dominate its in-state rival 70-41 Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:16 AM

Blue Hose needs darning after wearing out by N.C. State

Jacoby Brissett passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns to help N.C. State blank Presbyterian 42-0 on Saturday night.

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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 02:24 PM
Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:26 AM

Rebuilding community trust

If panic is a poor stimulus of good public policy, complacency can be its enemy.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Under Tillis, North Carolina raised school spending

Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan’s direction.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22

  • Do the right thing, NFL
  • More than Southern

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Sep. 08, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Bayer CropScience continues with RTP expansion

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.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Buzz: New street food truck

Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine, has opened.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 15

  • Research Triangle Park debuts new site
  • Urban Planet Mobile launches new service

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Home goods marketplace comes to Durham

Move Loot, an online market for secondhand home goods, has expanded service to Durham.

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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

At CenterFest: Ricardo Diquez’s salsa fusion

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.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

A comedy inspired by Chekhov

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.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • DPAC hits season ticket milestone
  • ‘Little Night Music’ to benefit COT
  • Battle of Bands returns Saturday
  • Blues society presents ‘Road to Memphis’ fundraiser
  • Republik to feature Franco work
  • Sarah Borges to headline Last Friday events
  • McKinney to present clawhammer banjo style
  • Dance competition coming to DPAC
  • Celtic Woman anniversary tour coming to DPAC
  • Mellencamp tour coming to DPAC

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Books roundup: Southern forests, and Southern food

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.”