Duke University was nearly encircled Saturday as an estimated 1,000 dogs and their best friends marched in a huge line along the East Campus wall at the annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser.
From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, the animals came.
Donations were expected to at least meet the goal of $100,000, all of which goes to the Durham Animal Shelter.
Reversing his previously stated stance, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Sports Illustrated on Saturday that he could remain Team USA’s coach for the 2016 Olympics.
In a story posted on the magazine’s website, Krzyzewski said “there is a chance” he’ll remain the U.S. Men’s National team’s coach and strive to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival was music to the ears for thousands Saturday as the annual event electrified downtown.
The celebration of African and African-American cultural art brought people of all ages, including 74-year-old Carolyn Brewer of Durham, whose theme was green.
Brewer wore green clothing and even green lipstick, drawing questions from passers-by. She said she chose the color to celebrate the festival and last month’s Earth Day.
“I’ve enjoyed coming to the festival since 2008,” Brewer said after a heavy downpour threatened, but failed, to drown out the music. “I love music, and I love to be around people and dancing.” She said gospel and reggae are her favorites.
Summer calendar planning is fun.
I have one of those big desktop calendars I write all my story assignments and deadlines on, in pen.
In pencil, I make notes of things I come across that would be fun to do off the clock. If you read our Entertainment section this past Friday, you saw the bevy of free outdoor music and movies showing throughout the hot months. The best ones are on weekends, not weeknights, because not everyone works and lives right next to venues. Just saying.
Sydney Holman’s scoring and playmaking and goalie Reilly Johnson’s 11 huge saves lifted East Chapel Hill to its first NCHSAA girls’ lacrosse championship at WakeMed Soccer Park Saturday. The Wildcats (16-2) led most of the all-classifications title game and never trailed by more than one goal, beating Charlotte Catholic 15-13.
East Chapel Hill boys' finish 4th, tops among area programs, but area athletes fared better in individual events as Pegah Kamrani (ECH, 3200), Marcus Krah (Hillside, long jump) and Jalen Peterkin (Southern, shot put) won titles.
North Carolina is headed back to the NCAA semifinals for the fourth time in five years. The Tar Heels took nine shots on net in the first half and scored 10 goals — the final tally was put in by a Virginia defender — en route to a 13-9 win over the Cavaliers Saturday at Fetzer Field.
Jason Garrett's back nine rally from the 38 he shot on the front nine, left him tied with Dalton Rich and Brandon Reece heading into today’s final round of the Durham Amateur golf tournament.
With the recent debate about the future of the Liberty Warehouse and its historic designation, The Herald-Sun gave two voices from opposing sides the opportunity to air their views.
At a fundamental level, "The Road" speaks to the dilemma faced by people of good will, those of us trying to carry the fire, in modernity.
Today, we live in a blasted moral and ethical landscape that is growing progressively colder, where it is hard to find real sustenance- food for the soul. It is a dimming world where the light of the Son is obscured. Moreover, we are surrounded by functional cannibals, who survive figuratively by devouring us.
Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals derail his second-term agenda?" was a question: What agenda?
The scandals are interlocking and overlapping in ways that drain his authority. Everything he advocates requires Americans to lavish on government something his administration, and big government generally, undermines -- trust
What's going on here?
By coincidence or terrible karma, the unsettling developments on the free expression of ideas, open government and our ability to monitor that government are reason for concern and anger.
For weeks now, publishers, editors and the N.C. Press Association have been trying to forestall several initiatives in the General Assembly to loosen or eliminate requirements that local governments publish legal notices -- on new ordinances, public hearings, board and commission meetings and the like -- in general-circulation newers where people can see and are accustomed to seeing them. Lawmakers this session appear poised to reject those efforts but, the recent past suggests that those who want to make it more difficult for people to find these notices will keep trying.
Wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes, political officials and others toured Syngenta Biotechnology’s new $72 million greenhouse and laboratory facility in the Research Triangle Park on Friday where corn and other crops are already growing to test the facility’s plant growing conditions.
In the location of what was previously the Carolina Cake Co. in the University Center shopping center, the Dynamik Duo Desserts bakery has opened. It’s located off West Main Street near its intersection with Hillsborough Road, and offers cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and other items.
A pop-up exhibit focused on the history of Durham-based N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. will be held Sunday at the Durham History Hub.
The free, public exhibit is sponsored by the company in anticipation of its 115-year anniversary, along with the Museum of Durham History.
The sponsors have invited people with a connection to the company to bring memorabilia and tell stories.
For their third release, “Coyotes,” the wife-and-husband-duo of Andrea and Pete Connolly – better known as Birds and Arrows – wanted to extend their sound palette. Audiences who follow the Chapel Hill and Durham-based duo have heard them perform together, exchanging duties on drums and guitar, at other times performing with cellist Josh Starmer.
As novels go, criteria for reading during the summer seems to be a seaside story setting because of the assumption we’ll all vacation at the beach at some point. What is for sure, though, is that a more consistent staple of summer down time includes our families.
Symphony to present pops concerts
KidZNotes to give annual concert
Animal rescue to hold auction
Manbites extends production run for ‘The Homosexuals’
Comedian Kevin McDonald coming to Cat’s Cradle
DSI announces summer classes
Tickets for Lewis Black show on sale today
Gallery to open Herrera exhibit
Fearrington to present ‘Art in the Village’
Organist Reed to perform music of Bach
Poets to perform at Scrap Exchange today
Liberty Arts to open new show
Casbah goes unplugged
This year’s UNC Chapel Hill MFA exhibition began with a partnership between the studio and art history departments. The eight MFA candidates, Nicole Bauguss, Julia Gootzeit, Ali Halperin, Michael Lauch, George Jenne, Lauren Salazar, Damian Stamer and William Thomas, needed a curator for their show and so the idea went forward to ask some of the art history Ph.D. candidates if they wanted the task. Two, Kim Bobier and Russell Gullette, who are specializing in contemporary art, answered the call. It is the first time the two departments have partnered like this. The curators did studio visits and sat in on class critiques. The result is an exhibition which includes manipulated paper to look like coral; oil paintings which mimic photographs; clothing made rigid with tar and plastic; images transferred onto Walmart blankets; a ghostly installation of ordinary objects; videos about the environment and personal biography; and a fiber-made site-specific installation.
Dark Water Rising, Mary Johnson Rockers and The Bluegrass Experience are some of the artists who will perform during this year’s Bynum Front Porch music series.