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Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

‘Outsider’s faith’

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached about an outsider’s faith in a sermon Tuesday night at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. It was part of two days of speaking events for the Apex School of Theology. Wright is pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and who received national attention as pastor of the church the Obamas attended.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

New DA will target violent criminals

Durham’s incoming district attorney says he’ll make prosecuting violent offenders a high priority when he takes office next week.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Orange County Schools turns power over to public

About 40 members of the community met Wednesday at C.W. Stanford Middle School to begin what could be considered a daunting task.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

The art of ‘yarn bombing’

In March 2011 the Durham-based Off the Hook Crochet Guild “yarn bombed” Major the Bull, the sculpture in CCB Plaza downtown. The volunteer organization wrapped the city symbol with several panels made of brightly colored yarn.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

School board meets Thursday

Thursday, the school board will hold its first meeting since schools opened for the majority of students attending Durham Public Schools.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

UNC addresses alleged hazing incident

A spokesman for the football team said that the school is investigating what Yahoo Sports called a “training camp hazing incident” that escalated into a “group assault” on walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer, a redshirt freshman from Chapel Hill.

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Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

With help of technology, Duke prof tells autobiographic story through dance

A big move to take a job at Duke University proved more so and made such an impression on Thomas F. DeFrantz, that he named his new dance after that journey.

He and Duke University doctoral music composition student Kenneth David Stewart worked together to create the autobiographical work, “where did I think I was going? [moving into signal].”
Aug. 27, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Police log: One dead after I-85 crash

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying tomatoes.  
Investigators said the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

LGBTQ allies gather at Duke Divinity Convocation

Dozens of Duke Divinity School students and faculty gathered at the school’s convocation Tuesday morning to show support for the LGBTQ community after an alleged conflict at the school’s orientation.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.


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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Season of change at NCCU

New coach, new season for Eagles looking to bury both the past and their opponents 

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

UNC addresses alleged hazing incident

A spokesman for the football team said that the school is investigating what Yahoo Sports called a “training camp hazing incident” that escalated into a “group assault” on walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer, a redshirt freshman from Chapel Hill.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Duke’s young defensive backs hungry for more

Blue Devils have two sophomore starters at cornerbacks, two freshmen backing them up; More young players at safety slots

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Tuesday Duke football notes

The Blue Devils like their young and talented defensive backs; Sirk in line to replace Connette, Revamped offensive line ready, Reeves, Schneider set to replace Deaver

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Former ECH kicker Moore wins camp battle at UNC

While starting QB not yet announced, other position battles have been decided

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 11:53 PM



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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:52 AM
Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Another title: ‘Awesome’

If it’s late summer, the Durham Bulls must be winning.

Monday night, with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Gwinnett Braves, the Bulls clinched the International League’s South Division title.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court?

President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.

Not really, of course.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Letters to the Editor August 27

  • Don’t send Grinch to Washington
  • Protect us from fracking
  • Updating the story

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Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

On-demand lawn mowing app launches in Durham

When Durham resident James Wilson’s lawn mower failed several weeks ago, he said he wanted to find a lawn service without flipping through the phonebook.

He had a half-acre of grass to cut, which had grown to around 8 inches tall.
But, he discovered he could solve his problem with a smartphone app.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Buzz: Meadery set to open in October

Honeygirl Meadery, which will produce varieties of mead, a honey-based alcoholic beverage, is set to open on Oct. 24 at 105 Hood St.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Career briefs, Aug. 25

  • Art Institute student completes Food Network internship
  • Durham computer training center recognized
  • BRI expands scientific team
  • Orange Visitors Bureau taps new sales director


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Business briefs, Aug. 25

  • Two Toasters launches Crowdrise campaign
  • American Real Estate Partners sells Meridian Center

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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Mauer: Eliminating starchy carbs

It's been more than half a century since the theory -- yes the theory -- was floated that saturated fats caused heart disease, and food manufacturers slowly started to remove fat. In the 1990s you watched as "Low Fat" and No Fat" started popping up on grocery store shelves like dandelions in a field.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Belief Briefs

  • New Muslim chaplain at Duke
  • Labor Sabbath this weekend
  • Stars of Faith celebration Sunday
  • Sanctuary Outreach Ministry topic of RCND roundtable
  • Pastor’s anniversary at North East Baptist
  • New music series at Chapel in the Pines
  • Russell School Day, yard sale at Cain’s Chapel MBC
  • Red Cross shelter course offered at White Rock Baptist

And more ...

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Class Notes

  • Teacher wins scholarship
  • CMA junior wins competition
  • NCSFF collaboration

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Matthews: Lunch boxer rebellion

My poor mother.
Growing up, I tormented both parents.  Criminally lazy, I did my very few chores only after the threat of bodily harm. I took evil delight in pushing my brother’s buttons (most of which I’d installed). I’d try to see how many kids I could drive with in my 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger, Lancelot (the record stands at 11). My religion was “Question Authority.”