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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

CLUCKS & BUCKS: Fowl bingo ‘drops’ fuel charity giving

Stakes were high at the Durham Farmers Market Saturday afternoon as people gathered to throw money into the pot and guess where chickens would next "do their business." The name of the game was “chicken poop bingo” — that’s not a typo — and 3-year-old spectator Charlie Read summed it up best: “Chickens can poop on my letter and I’m gonna win a prize.”

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Kids get crafty at Duke Gardens' holiday celebration

Families had the opportunity to make holiday crafts and learn about other cultures Saturday at the Doris Duke Center of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Cyclist appeals ruling in accident case

A bicyclist and her lawyer want the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn lower-court decisions that ended her attempts to recover damages from the driver of a car that hit her in 2009.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Duke a perfect 10-0 despite rough patches

The play hasn’t always been perfect — with this week as a prime example — but No. 2 Duke has reached its holiday break with an unblemished record.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by N.C. high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Duke chases another record – for holiday sweaters

Duke is attempting to make another bit of history at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Kids get crafty at Duke Gardens' holiday celebration

Families had the opportunity to make holiday crafts and learn about other cultures Saturday at the Doris Duke Center of Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

‘A place of my own’

Since November, Alicia Smith has been sheltered by an agency that serves the homeless. But on Wednesday, she watched as movers unloaded a coach, chairs, a glider and other furniture into a sunlit apartment on Merrimac Street that is all her own.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

City Council members call for restraint on both sides

Protesters and police both need to act with more restraint at events like those that triggered dozens of arrests in recent weeks, Mayor Bill Bell and other City Council members said Thursday.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

‘Brother’s’ world glints with humor, but has a shadow side

What can two, 30-something, modern dance guys do with a minimum of costumes, props, lighting and sound system in a space with bare walls? In “Brother Brother,” dancers/choreographers Tommy Noonan and Clint Lutes answer that question: a lot.

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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

No. 24 Tar Heels down No. 12 Ohio State

UNC jumped to a 12-point halftime lead and downed No. 12 Ohio State 82-74 in the CBS Sports Classic men's basketball doubleheader in Chicago Saturday ... DEVELOPING ...

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Records are nice, but Crowder's No. 1 goal is Sun Bowl win

Duke senior receiver Jamison Crowder is within reach of two lofty ACC records, not that he or anyone on the Blue Devil football team cares that much. Crowder has 276 career receptions, seven short of matching the ACC mark of former Blue Devil Conner Vernon. And Crowder has 3,539 receiving yards heading into his final game, the Hyundai Sun Bowl Saturday against No. 15 Arizona State, 210 yards shy of Vernon’s ACC record.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Duke women host SEC power Kentucky Sunday

No. 13 Duke will host No. 8 Kentucky at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 (ESPN2) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, looking to snap a five-game losing streak to ranked opponents, including two in a row at home.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

UNC to face Elon, Tar Heel legend Smith

Elon coach Charlotte Smith will face her alma mater when the Phoenix (5-3) take on No. 6 North Carolina (10-1) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Sandlappers best Tar Heels in annual Shrine Bowl

North Carolina was left kicking it self on Saturday after multiple miscues on special teams allowed South Carolina to win 21-12 and extend the Sandlapper winning streak in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas over the Tar Heels to three.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

NCCU rips Mississippi Valley State on road

N.C. Central stopped Mississippi Valley State 94-60 Saturday in a non-conference men's basketball game in Mississippi ... DEVELOPING STORY ...

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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:20 AM
Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Protest, police with restraint

Durham has a long history of passionate civic action and protest. Durham residents are not shy about taking to the streets.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Looking for a little good news in this season

In a Peanuts cartoon, Linus counseled Charlie Brown, "Cheer up, things could be worse," to which Charlie responded, "I did, and they were!"

That is the way I find myself responding to the barrage of bad news lately. The inhumane way we treat each other seems to have no limits.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 20

  • Growing sex trafficking problem
  • Watch your back

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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

A dentist and candy: the unlikely pair for a Durham business

While Sindhura Citineni worked as a dentist in a rural North Carolina town, many children came to her office with teeth decay.

The parents weren’t sure what to do. Even if they banned all the Mountain Dew and the candy, the kids would gorge on it at their first opportunity of independence.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Parata terminates 110 employees

Parata Systems will lay off 110 employees by the end of February.

In a letter to the NC Department of Commerce, the company said it will be downsizing both of its Durham facilities, at 2600 Meridian Parkway and 3751 S. Alston Ave.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

FDA delays Pozen experimental drugs’ OK for 2nd time

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock are celebrating 40 years as an a cappella ensemble. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

‘Annie’ is a hard-knock, no-fun adaptation

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.