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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Let the games begin

It was all fun and games -- mixed in with some serious competition -- at the Durham Center for Senior Life Tuesday afternoon.

Police and senior citizens gathered at the center on Rigsbee Avenue to compete in a variation of the Olympics, except this annual game doesn’t have a full-sized track or big-name athletes. Instead it has pool cues and horseshoes.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Poll finds drop in public view of Durham police

Public confidence in the Durham Police Department dropped in early 2014, with only 43.5 percent of the people who answered a survey saying they thought the department was doing a good job.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Six candidates for District Court judge face off

Voters will decide Nov. 4 if three Durham County District Court judges keep their seats in a race that has often focused on evaluation of their performance by fellow attorneys.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Battaglia, Gordon bring in most contributions

Incumbent Nancy Gordon and challenger Fred Battaglia so far have garnered the most contributions to their campaigns for a Durham County District Court judgeship among the six contenders for three seats, according to campaign finance reports filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

UNC system proposes minimum admissions standards pilot

A committee of the University of North Carolina system’s governing board Thursday will consider a pilot program that would allow changes to minimum admissions standards at N.C. Central University and two other schools.


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

One dead after plane crash in Bahama

One person died and another was injured when a small plane crashed in northern Durham County Tuesday afternoon.

 
Oct. 21, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Friends of Durham announces judicial endorsements

Friends of Durham, one of the city’s three major political-action committees, has announced endorsements in the race for three Durham County District Court judgeships.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Jordan students launch winning rocket proposal

Twelve Jordan High School students joined a multi-school team in writing a winning proposal for the national NASA Student Launch program. 

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Violence and justice discussed at Duke Chapel

Duke Chapel hosted a panel discussion about violence and justice this week with those who know it firsthand through their life or work.

 

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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

SULAIMON’S ROLE: Veteran is Duke’s top on-ball defender

So far, Rasheed Sulaimon’s time in a Duke uniform has matched how the Blue Devils have fared as a whole.

Two years ago, as a freshman, Sulaimon played in every game, starting all but three, as Duke reached the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

Last year, struggling to find his role, Sulaimon started only 17 times, riding the bench one entire game, on a Duke team that went 26-9 and lost its only NCAA Tournament game.

Now the 6-4 guard is a junior, one of Duke’s veteran players on a team in which the play of its freshmen will go a long way towards determining how the season goes.

Sulaimon figures to have an important role but only if he’s mentally ready to accept it no matter what he’s asked to do.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Moton recounts decision to stay in Eagles’ nest

After getting NCCU to the Division I NCAA Tournament this past season for the first time, Moton said he had opportunities to take his talent to the NBA as an assistant coach. A praying wife and a fantastic chancellor kept him in Durham, the coach said.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

NCCU looking to put final nail in coffin

NCCU frustrated by inability to put away Morgan State in fourth quarter of what turned into 21-20 loss. Eagles hope to close the lid on Savannah State on Saturday.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Duke’s Skura lauded for work in trenches

Plus more local ACC honors in this edition of "Fanfare."


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

MAGIC OF MARQUISE: UNC QB playing lights-out football

With three minutes left and North Carolina trailing by one against Georgia Tech, quarterback Marquise Williams was getting ready to lead the offense back on the field when he turned to coach Larry Fedora. “He said, ‘No big deal, we do it every week,’” Fedora said.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Winnipeg stops Canes in opener of road trip

Ladd, Lowry, Byfuglien score, lift Jets past Hurricanes in opener of Western road swing.


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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:58 AM
Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Prudent, not prudish, cuts

Administrators at UNC-Chapel Hill have been working to respond to a mandate from the system’s Board of Governors to reduce the student health fee.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Do you trust your government on Ebola?

As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there will most likely be more cases.

Still, there's no need for panic.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 21

  • Defeat Sen. Kay Hagen
  • Ignorance has a price

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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Buzz: Pita pocket truck begins service

SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.

 

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Buzz: 21c reveals restaurant details

The 21c Museum Hotel, which will open early next year at 111 N. Corcoran St., will have a restaurant focused on North Carolina’s seafood heritage.

 

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Health care providers feel effects of changing Medicaid system

When Ellen Gray started her psychotherapy private practice 15 years ago, she wanted to see people from all socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Lifestyles View All »

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Student of the Month: Future teacher committed to academic excellence, civic service

Jasmine Cousar is well-liked by her peers at J.D. Clement Early College High School and has earned the respect of her teachers and school leaders.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Matthews: Best of both worlds

It’s well known that I’m no fan of the energy draining heat and humidity of our North Carolina summer. I watch for the subtlest of changes to leaf colors the way a middle school boy looks for whiskers on his upper lip.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Mauer: Changing approach to healthy living

When my first column appeared almost 20 years ago I looked a lot younger and was confident that the low-fat way I’d lost more than 100 pounds was the healthiest way to lose weight. Here it is 20 years later and I now know that fats were not the unhealthy culprit I thought they were.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Graedons: Nurse distressed that doctors don’t wash hands

Q. Yesterday, my next-door neighbor (a nurse in our local monster-size hospital) vented aggressively about doctors she witnesses moving from patient to patient without washing their hands or wearing gloves. According to her, MRSA and C. diff infections are rampant at this hospital.