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Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:29 AM

A BLUE WAVE

UNBEATEN DUKE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH AGAINST ERROR-PRONE TULANE

It’s certainly an indicator of just how far Duke football has progressed that the Blue Devils are off to their best start in 20 years yet lack total comfort in their play.

On a Saturday featuring picture-perfect weather, the Blue Devils won an imperfect game 47-13 over Tulane at Wallace Wade Stadium to keep their record spotless as they enter ACC play.

“I can’t wait. I want to see this tape,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “I’m anxious…This tape is going to tell us a lot about our football team.”

Cutcliffe will have to pick through all the miscues, most but certainly not all from Tulane (1-3), to analyze his team.

Duke (4-0) committed its first two turnovers of the season and was called for a season-high seven penalties. The Blue Devils allowed Tulane to gain 215 rushing yards as five different Green Wave runners logged gains of 10 yards or more.

“We definitely have a lot to work on,” Duke middle linebacker David Helton said, after Tulane ran 95 offensive plays against the Blue Devils. “A lot to work on but at least we pulled it out in the red zone like we usually do.”

 

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.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Residents weigh in on obesity, chronic illness

Brenda Solomon, 53, suffered a heart attack and has high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She’s overweight, and knows she should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
But knowing doesn’t always translate into doing.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Durham schools bring home National Healthy School Awards

Nearly half of the North Carolina schools that won National Healthy School Awards from the Alliance from a Healthier Generation are from Durham Public Schools.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: World War II veterans still here

For years now, we’ve talked about how the numbers of the Tom Brokaw-coined “Greatest Generation” have been dwindling. But still, there are many World War II veterans who are still here in Durham, still living each day. Nineteen of them were at the Friendly City Civitan Club this week, invited to the annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch.

 

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Duke Medical Center free clinic opens door to better health

Free men's health fair and clinic continues Sunday, Sept. 21, at Duke Medical Center.


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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

ELLERBE CREEK

WATER BY NATURE, PRESERVATION BY ECWA

The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is known for one of its fundraising events — the eclectic Beaver Queen Pageant — but Saturday it took to a new event to raise awareness for the creek.

The first annual Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour featured five stops in Durham that allowed for visitors to take in the scenery and learn about the nature that surrounds them.

Chris Dreps, executive director for the ECWA, said the tours of the Ellerbe Creek Nature Preserves help create public awareness for the dangers they’re facing.

“Our missing is to protect and restore Ellerbe Creek and make it an asset to the people of Durham,” he said.

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.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Duke Medical Center free clinic opens door to better health

Free men's health fair and clinic continues Sunday, Sept. 21, at Duke Medical Center.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Residents weigh in on obesity, chronic illness

Brenda Solomon, 53, suffered a heart attack and has high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She’s overweight, and knows she should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
But knowing doesn’t always translate into doing.


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Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:29 AM

A BLUE WAVE

UNBEATEN DUKE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH AGAINST ERROR-PRONE TULANE

It’s certainly an indicator of just how far Duke football has progressed that the Blue Devils are off to their best start in 20 years yet lack total comfort in their play.

On a Saturday featuring picture-perfect weather, the Blue Devils won an imperfect game 47-13 over Tulane at Wallace Wade Stadium to keep their record spotless as they enter ACC play.

“I can’t wait. I want to see this tape,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “I’m anxious…This tape is going to tell us a lot about our football team.”

Cutcliffe will have to pick through all the miscues, most but certainly not all from Tulane (1-3), to analyze his team.

Duke (4-0) committed its first two turnovers of the season and was called for a season-high seven penalties. The Blue Devils allowed Tulane to gain 215 rushing yards as five different Green Wave runners logged gains of 10 yards or more.

“We definitely have a lot to work on,” Duke middle linebacker David Helton said, after Tulane ran 95 offensive plays against the Blue Devils. “A lot to work on but at least we pulled it out in the red zone like we usually do.”

 

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. 20, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Players, coaches: Duke passing game needs tweaking

With the ACC opener at Miami Saturday, Duke (4-0) has work to do in its passing game and the Blue Devils are the first to admit it. “We can throw and catch it better than we are doing,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “We are not consistent with the pure execution of our offense.”


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:33 AM

Towson comes back from 2nd-quarter hole, beats NCCU

Darius Victor ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Towson to a 31-20 comeback win over N.C. Central.


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.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

Unbeaten Southern rips Northern: Prep football links

The Southern Spartans played with dull swords that still were sharp enough to beat the Northern Knights 28-0 in a non-conference duel on Friday.s, click on View All (above), then scroll down to High Schools.

Live links to complete area high school football coverage:

Apex 49, Riverside 25

CCDS 20, Hillside 18

South Wake 21, Kestrel Heights 6

Oxford Webb 34, Elizabeth City Pasquotank 21

Granville Central 46, Winston-Salem Prep 22

Holly Springs 48, Jordan 10

South Granville 28, Carrboro 6

Chapel Hill 65, East Chapel Hill 6

Burlington Cummings 16, Roxboro Person 14


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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 02:24 PM
Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Cruel, unusual and irreversible

Henry McCollum spent more than 30 years of his life knowing that the State of North Carolina could end it. He was, until earlier this month, the longest-serving inmate on the state’s death row.
He was, until a judge concluded he was innocent of the crime for which he had been sentenced to death.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

El Futuro a resource for growing Latino community

Last week, El Futuro, a local non-profit with multiple locations in the Triangle, was honored by the N.C. Center for Nonprofits with the 2014 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Award. I am humbled to be part of this organization and support this important and life-changing work in our community.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 21

  • A curious assumption
  • Paper’s a shame

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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.


Lifestyles View All »

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.”