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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

FILLING THE BUS: Community, Rotary support back-to-school benefit drive

Numerous food trucks lined up in Research Triangle Park Friday, drawing in crowds to donate school supplies to help “fill that bus.” “The ‘fill that bus’ initiative is just a giant drive for school supplies,” said Julie Marshall, executive director for Crayons2Calculators, the organization responsible for the drive. “We’ve got a goal of $120,000 worth of supplies and with about two weeks to go I’d say we’re halfway there.”

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Light rail: Environmental concerns abound

Months have passed since planning for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit system began, and it’s going to be years before the system will be operational, yet residents in Durham and Chapel Hill have yet to be sold on the project.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

UNC leaders interested in ‘century’ bonds

Like most large enterprises, UNC is no stranger to using long-term debt to finance construction, repairs and other major investments. But it has yet to dip a toe into a relatively new type of borrowing other top universities are using, 100-year, “century” bonds with payback periods that stretch out much longer than traditional bonds.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Watermelon Day a sweet attraction at Museum of Life + Science

 If you’ve never seen a black bear playing with a watermelon, Monday, Aug. 3 is the day to visit the Museum of Life + Science. The museum on Murray Avenue celebrates Watermelon Day then with special animal programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

NCCU aims to claim MEAC title of its own

Co-champs with four others a year ago, Eagles out to win MEAC outright


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Missing Durham woman located by police

Durham police on Friday night announced that they had located an 18-year-old Durham resident for whom they'd been searching throughout the day..


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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Watermelon Day a sweet attraction at Museum of Life + Science

 If you’ve never seen a black bear playing with a watermelon, Monday, Aug. 3 is the day to visit the Museum of Life + Science. The museum on Murray Avenue celebrates Watermelon Day then with special animal programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Light rail: Environmental concerns abound

Months have passed since planning for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit system began, and it’s going to be years before the system will be operational, yet residents in Durham and Chapel Hill have yet to be sold on the project.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

UNC leaders interested in ‘century’ bonds

Like most large enterprises, UNC is no stranger to using long-term debt to finance construction, repairs and other major investments. But it has yet to dip a toe into a relatively new type of borrowing other top universities are using, 100-year, “century” bonds with payback periods that stretch out much longer than traditional bonds.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Missing Durham woman located by police

Durham police on Friday night announced that they had located an 18-year-old Durham resident for whom they'd been searching throughout the day..


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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

NCCU aims to claim MEAC title of its own

Co-champs with four others a year ago, Eagles out to win MEAC outright

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Chapel Hill's Norris selected to Hall of Fame

Longtime Chapel Hill High coach named as part of NCHSAA Hall of Fame class


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 08:59 PM

Motter making the best of his time with the Bulls

To Taylor Motter, Omaha didn’t exist five years ago.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:03 PM

Bulls start homestand with loss

Durham falls deeper into IL South Division cellar with 8-4 loss to Gwinnett


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:28 PM

Young counts down to start of Duke softball

Marissa Young’s to-do list for the next two years seemingly stretches on indefinitely.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 01:02 AM

Wildcats, Vikings get jump on football practice

First-year East Chapel Hill coach Ryan Johnson had hoped to get a jump on the competition with a midnight start to football practice on Friday night but the field at the football stadium won't be ready in time.


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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 01:13 AM

Good people doing good works

When The Herald-Sun’s Greg Childress dropped in on the Durham Freedom School’s summer reading enrichment program this week, enthusiastic students were “drumming, hand-clapping, foot-stomping and … spelling out the words G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G in their loudest outside voices.”


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 07:57 AM

Large questions loom for pre-K legislative caucus

Looking beyond the current legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a few days ago to begin a process of exploring North Carolina’s needs in child care and early childhood education.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Grit Award: Willie Covington

In November 2011, the Federation of Geneological Societies gave its Archives Award to Durham County Register of Deeds Willie Covington. Noting that the county’s vital records of births, deaths and marriages were “in a state of rapid deterioration” when their oversight was transferred from the health department to the Register of Deeds office, the federation cited his leadership in “a project to ensure their long-term preservation.”


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Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Chamber president to resign next month

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Casey Steinbacher will resign at the end of August, after leading the organization for eight years.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

Utility demands prompt fee hike talk

An increased workload on the city’s public works department in light of the recent announcements of fiber optic Internet has prompted an evaluation of how it charges fees for private utility builds and permits.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Durham County jobless rate rises in June

Durham County’s unemployment rate increased by .3 percentage points in June to 5.4 percent, the NC Department of Commerce reported today.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Triangle market ranks second best for life science companies

The Triangle market is ranked as the second best for life science companies in the United States, according to a new report from international real estate services firm JLL.


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Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

LIVE & SOLO: Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton coming to Motorco

PJ Morton is a Grammy Award-winning musician, a man who is a keyboardist, vocalist, producer and songwriter. His most recent studio album included songs featuring Stevie Wonder and Lil Wayne. He comes to Durham on tour Aug. 20 for a show at Motorco Music Hall.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

NEW SHEPHERD: Church of Good Shepherd to install new pastor

The installation of the new senior pastor of The Church of the Good Shepherd will be like a wedding, said Rev. Chuck Jacob, who will be formally installed on Sunday (Aug. 2). It won’t be a wedding with formal attire and such, but it will be the exchanging of vows.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

INTO THE LIGHT: Kamasi Washington to perform at Motorco

Tenor saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington released a three-hour recording in May appropriately titled “The Epic.” The record, made up of Washington’s compositions and arrangements of classics, has a core group that improvises, along with soaring choir and strings arrangements.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Entertainment briefs for Friday, July 31

Nnenna Freelon will host a fundraiser for her theatrical work “The Clotheseline Muse” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at 112 W. Main St., second floor.