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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Police: Dec. 5 march had citywide fallout

An after-action report from the Durham Police Department on a Dec. 5 protest march downtown that ended with 31 arrests depicts a force stretched thin to deal with an event that included another blockage of the Durham Freeway.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Police investigate homicide near NCCU

Police are investigating the second local homicide this week that resulted from gunfire. The most recent slaying happened early Wednesday. Officers responded at 12:23 a.m. to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Concord and Cecil streets — near N.C. Central University — and found a man who had been shot inside a silver Nissan sport-utility vehicle.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

DA won’t seek death penalty in slaying of UNC prof

Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said Wednesday he will not seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a UNC Chapel Hill professor.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Sun Bowl win top priority for Duke

Duke has accomplished a lot under David Cutcliffe, from winning the ACC Coastal Division championship last season and having a chance to win double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in school history with a win in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

“Brother, Brother’ explores aspects of male relationships

Durham native Tommy Noonan, 31, marks his homecoming with the U.S. premiere of “Brother, Brother.” Performances take place today, Friday and Saturday at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Duke sets sights on 2014 national champs

The opponent lining up next against No. 2 Duke captured last April what the Blue Devils seek this April. While Connecticut won its fourth NCAA men’s basketball championship, it’s Duke which carries the mantle of national title contender this season as they two heavyweights meet tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Police response to protests gains Council support

City Council members appear pleased with the way Durham police have handled a recent string of protests that have ended with dozens of arrests.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Cline loses public-records case on technicality

Former District Attorney Tracey Cline’s lawsuit to pry governmental emails of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts had the right idea, but the wrong target, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Judges again side with cops in Taser case

A N.C. Court of Appeals panel is standing by a 2013 decision that is keeping a Durham man Tasered by police from suing the city and the officer over alleged violations of his rights under the state constitution.


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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

UNSTOPPABLE: Williams’ 26-20 night ends Duke 3-game skid

Duke got off the naughty list on Wednesday night with a 92-72 win over Oklahoma thanks to senior center Elizabeth Williams.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Duke sets sights on 2014 national champs

The opponent lining up next against No. 2 Duke captured last April what the Blue Devils seek this April. While Connecticut won its fourth NCAA men’s basketball championship, it’s Duke which carries the mantle of national title contender this season as they two heavyweights meet tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Sun Bowl win top priority for Duke

Duke has accomplished a lot under David Cutcliffe, from winning the ACC Coastal Division championship last season and having a chance to win double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in school history with a win in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

Paige confident his shooting woes will soon end

Here’s a sign North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige might have Tar Heels fans hold up to address concerns about him making only 35 percent of his shots from the field this season: Keep calm and just wait for the ACC games to start.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

UNC locked in on Rutgers

UNC and Rutgers will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

NCCU downs Barber-Scotia 108-52

Two days removed from one of the worst losses in the last five years, the N.C. Central men's basketball team got just what it needed — a trip home and a big win.


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Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:55 AM
Dec. 16, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Stay the Whitted course

The Durham County Commissioners and the Durham Public Schools find themselves somewhat between the proverbial rock and a hard place over the redevelopment of the former Whitted Junior High School.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Holding on to our humanity

“What is our tolerance for brutality?”

A minister asked this question from the pulpit Sunday morning and suggested that his listeners consider recent news stories relating to “enhanced interrogation” procedures by the Central Intelligence Agency.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 17

  • The climate is changing
  • Violence can’t be first police option
  • Nothing justifies torture

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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. 16, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Market Street Coffeehouse closes

The Market Street Coffeehouse on Ninth Street will be closing permanently.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Kohl’s to stay open more than 100 hours straight

Between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24, Kohl’s will stay open continually.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


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Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Honest-to-goodness free lunch

As much as we love it, our family jokes that the worst first date ever would be lunch consisting only of Costco’s free samples.

We adore nibbling our way through the warehouse and grazing our weight in little bites.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Student of the Month: Molly Monsees

A trip to Guatemala last summer sealed the deal for Molly Monsees.

Even though the 17-year-old Northern High School student already suspected that she is genetically programmed to want to help people, that trip cemented her plans to pursue a career in public health or nursing


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Durham Community Concert Band

The Durham Community Concert Band will be performing its Christmas concert along with choral members from the Emerson Waldorf School. This free concert will be held at the Durham Armory Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Durham Community Concert Band will also perform a second concert at Northgate Mall in front of Macy’s Saturday at 3 p.m. This concert also is free.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Belief Briefs: A rundown on area church Christmas offerings

Variety of performances, services planned at area churches this weekend and beyond in conjunction with Christmas.