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Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Echols makes it official

Roger Echols, Durham County’s new district attorney, pledged to be fair and ethical while in office, and to serve the people of Durham County efficiently.

“The DA’s office, this office, belongs first and foremost to the people of Durham County, and to the people of this state,” he said. “It is my pledge to you that I will remember that, and that I will hold myself to that, that I will hold my staff to that.”

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Animals, tax credits drive legislative requests

Out $578 on the care of a footloose sheep, Durham County officials are likely to seek a change to state law so they won't have to keep "unclaimed livestock" around so long next time.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Man indicted in priest slaying

A grand jury indicted the man who led authorities to the body of 71-year-old Kent Hinkson in early August on first-degree murder charges Tuesday morning.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Mother denied bond reduction

A 36-year-old mother was denied a bond reduction Tuesday morning in the manslaughter trial in the shooting death of her 9-year-old son.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

N.C. appeals court upholds UNC decision to ban fan

North Carolina’s appeals court has found that University of North Carolina officials did not misuse their power or violate a fan’s First Amendment rights when they banned him from university athletics events for harassing players and staff.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Buzz: Beer store to hold weeklong grand opening

The Glass Jug, a craft beer store at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, will open on Sept. 13.


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Sep. 02, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Duke department chairwoman urges analysis of chimp recordings

Collected at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania by Dutch researchers, the 1,136 different audio recordings of sounds made by young chimpanzees have never been analyzed.

A team of collaborators, including Anne Pusey, the chair of the Duke University Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and the director of the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center, wants to change that.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Study at UNC finds that interactive course design cuts achievement gap

A study of large college science courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that more interactive courses improved all students’ achievement, but especially that of black and first-generation students.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Man appeals sentence in DPD shooting case

A man wants an appeals court to overturn the 10-year federal prison sentence he received in connection with the late 2012 shooting of a Durham Police Department officer.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill library launches ‘Makers’ Space’ with 3-D printers

When the chemistry lab that Daniel Martin works in at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a new piece of specialized equipment, he went ahead and created it himself.

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Sep. 02, 2014 @ 07:06 PM



Undefeated Northern is ranked No. 2 in the state, and, no, this is not about the Knights who play football.

This is a futbol story, a soccer tale about a team from a school with a great gridiron tradition before recent struggles. Northern’s baseball program is solid.

But now the Knights are hitting it out of the park on the soccer field. They are 5-0 and according to are the second-best 4-A team in North Carolina behind Charlotte’s Garinger High School, but ranked ahead of No. 5 East Chapel Hill and No. 14 Broughton, which has played strong soccer in Raleigh for some time.

Northern beat No. 4 Laney 4-3 on Saturday. The Knights were down 2-0 before getting two goals from Luis Rodriguez and one apiece from Gizzie Kolako and Benji Osei. Northern got two assists from T.J. Milby, and both Garrett Brock and Jon Cruz were set-up men for goals. Goalies Francisco Guerrero and Eric Lassiter protected the Knights’ net to help deliver Laney’s first loss of the season.

Northern will try to keep it going at No. 12 Holly Springs at 6:30 tonight.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

Duke TE Reeves readies for Alabama homecoming

DJ Reeves, now a redshirt junior, is Duke’s starting tight end as the Blue Devils head to his home state to play at Troy on Saturday night (7 p.m.,

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

NCCU’s Jones: A DB with ‘ice blood’ in his veins

“Several coaches from East Carolina came up to me in the end and said, ‘That guy can play pretty much anywhere in the country,’” N.C. Central coach Jerry Mack said of star defensive back Mike Jones.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Bulls open IL playoffs Wednesday at Columbus

The Bulls begin an International League first-round playoff series at West Division champion Columbus tonight (7:05 p.m., WDNC-AM 620) despite having one of the league’s worst offenses.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

USA, Coach K fell New Zealand, remain unbeaten in World Cup

Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Fedora nods — it's Williams as UNC's starting QB

There's no doubt about who will start under center for UNC gainst San Diego State this weekend..

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:10 PM
Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

A day of tribute to labor

On Sept. 5, 1882, the parade believed to be the first observance of a “Labor Day” in the United States was a rousing affair – despite starting late, with only a handful of marchers.

By the Manhattan parade’s end, it had swelled to more than 10,000 men and women.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Paul Ryan's way forward

To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 1

  • Hands were up
  • Analysis eloquent, profound
  • Administration prejudiced

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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Durham Distillery takes shape in Central Park district

The building at 711 Washington St. sits empty now, with exposed wood ceilings and garage doors from its days as an auto repair garage.

But Melissa Katrincic and her husband, Lee, have a vision for it: a gin and liqueur distillery.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 3

  • Intrepid Life meets fundraising goal, plans to relocate
  • Chimerix receives $17 million for smallpox treatment

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Buzz: Beer store to hold weeklong grand opening

The Glass Jug, a craft beer store at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, will open on Sept. 13.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 1

  • Cree invests in electronics company
  • RTP company accepted into Swiss program
  • Durham Master Gardeners

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

REVIEW: ‘The Wishing Tide’ of seaside secrets

In “The Wishing Tide,” the second novel from North Carolinian Barbara Davis, three characters both seek and flee lives they led and could lead.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

Matthews: Jolly green giant dog

Over the winter our Anatolian shepherd Riker was fighting a skin allergy. He was put on steroids. 

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Campus briefs

  • UNC taps Rodriguez for distinguished professorship
  • UNC technology licensing revenue hits $7.9M

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

REVIEW: Intimate, thought-provoking work by DeFrantz, Stewart

At the Thursday performance of “where did I think I was going? [moving into signal],” performed and created by Thomas F. DeFrantz and  Kenneth David Stewart, the audience could ask the same thing. “Where did we, the audience, think we were going in this theater with a dancer and musician and a network of cables, cameras and laptop computers?”