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Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Ritual, digital images and words

Joseph Jordan points to “Resting Place,” one of the images in a new exhibit of digital art and spoken word by husband and wife team Michael Platt and Carol Beane. The digital print shows the interior of a New Orleans building. In the foreground are several figures, who appear ghostlike.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

DPS leaders expects schools to receive poor grades

If Durham Public Schools calculations are correct, dozens of the district’s 54 schools will receive grades of either “D” or “F” when the state hands out school report cards on Feb. 5.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Duke cancer research trial postponed

A medical malpractice lawsuit against Duke University and one of its former cancer researchers has been postponed.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

BioCryst treatment receives fast track FDA designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to speed up the development process for a BioCryst treatment used to fight a genetic disorder.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.


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Jan. 25, 2015 @ 11:05 PM

Video hopes to go viral, help family in need

It only takes two minutes to change a life.

That’s the idea behind a video campaign marketed with the hashtag #2Minutes4Patti, which is geared toward making a video go viral and donating $50,000 to a terminally ill mother of four.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Trial over flawed Duke cancer research set to start

A lawsuit against Duke University and one its discredited former cancer researchers is set to be heard starting today in Durham County Superior Court in a case that has drawn national headlines.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Bulls’ mural proposed for wall near DBAP

City Council members appear likely to get behind a request to the N.C. Department of Transportation to allow the painting of a mural on a retaining wall along Willard Street across from the American Tobacco complex.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Master baker brings taste of France to Durham

Benjamin Messaoui, who earned the distinction of Master Baker after studying in Paris, has been baking for 35 years. And now, after 10 years as a head chef at Raleigh-based Neomonde, he’s opened his own business in Durham. Messaoui opened The French Corner Bakery, at 2005 North Pointe Drive, last month and said he’s astounded by the reception it has received.


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Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

Duke shows grit in 1,000th win for Krzyzewski

Of the many superlatives Duke achieved while winning 16 of its first 18 games this season to land among the nation’s top-five teams, a gritty second-half comeback was absent.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 10:15 PM

Duke, Williams’ 33, too much for UNC

Strong post play keyed Duke’s comeback during regulation against North Carolina on Sunday. The Blue Devils stayed with that in overtime, outscoring UNC 12-5 during the extended session, and slid out of Carmichael Arena with a 74-67 win.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:50 PM

Williams’ career night propels Duke to win

Before No. 12 North Carolina tipped off against No. 15 Duke Sunday afternoon, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell had a question for Duke senior Elizabeth Williams.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Injuries test UNC’s growing toughness

One thing UNC coach Roy Williams couldn’t have coached so far this season is the toughening of his North Carolina squad — not the way that armor has materialized for the Tar Heels.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Grant leads No. 8 Notre Dame past NC State 81-78 in OT

Jerian Grant got No. 8 Notre Dame back into the game with his scoring. He won it with his defense.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

A lifetime of memories built from a meeting spot

“Meet at the eastern gate.”


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Jan. 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Congratulations, Coach K

Consider 347 colleges and universities are in Division 1, the NCAA’s top tier of athletic competition.

That means nearly 350 men’s basketball coaches active right now – and scores of earlier greats enshrined in the sport’s pantheon. Consider Dean Smith, Bobby Knight, Jim Calhoun, Adolph Rupp, Rick Pitino -- Sunday, one member of that fraternity hit a milestone none of the others has done in all the decades of college basketball competition.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:36 PM

Vermont's Sanders has mountains to climb

The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political operation, which might become a presidential campaign.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 01:32 PM

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25

  • Ignorance, hate, fear and lies
  • Ignorance is remedial
  • Half-full more rewarding

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Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Master baker brings taste of France to Durham

Benjamin Messaoui, who earned the distinction of Master Baker after studying in Paris, has been baking for 35 years. And now, after 10 years as a head chef at Raleigh-based Neomonde, he’s opened his own business in Durham. Messaoui opened The French Corner Bakery, at 2005 North Pointe Drive, last month and said he’s astounded by the reception it has received.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

The Buzz: Code school opening downtown

Astro Code School, developed by Durham web application firm Caktus Group, is set to open in March.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

UNC to invest in own startups; BOT sets $5M fund

UNC-Chapel Hill startups will now have access to $5 million in funding after the university’s Board of Trustees (BOT) announced a new fund Wednesday.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

‘Ultimate haberdasher’ leaves behind clothing legacy

Polo jackets, tweed, loafers and Oxford shirts — the style made popular on college campuses throughout the country — brings one family’s name to the minds of many: Julian. Milton Julian, known as Chapel Hill’s “ultimate haberdasher” and the brother of Maurice Julian, passed away last Saturday at the age of 96.


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Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

‘Trouble in Mind’: A play within a play about racism and theater

Kathy A. Perkins, the lighting designer for PlayMakers Repertory Company’s presentation of “Trouble in Mind,” was a friend of its playwright, Alice Childress. Perkins said that Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” was performed off-Broadway but while it was optioned for Broadway, it didn’t go forward because Childress said no to changing the ending.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

REVIEW: A generation with ‘the audacity to believe’

Steven Channing and director Martin Brown’s new documentary for UNC-TV looks at the leaders who in the last century gave North Carolina its progressive reputation.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Entertainment Briefs: Benefits, performances on tap

The student radio station at N.C. State University, WKNC 88.1 FM, will hold its annual Double Barrel Benefit concert Feb. 7 at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh and Feb. 14 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Food Buzz: Triangle Restaurant Week

The first of two Triangle Restaurant Weeks will take place in 2015 from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.