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May. 27, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

FREEDOM 150: Stagville hosts emancipation anniversary event

On Saturday at Stagville State Historic Site, the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of 4.5 million African-American people will be commemorated with “Freedom 150,” a day of food, education, historic interpretation, displays and other activities.

May. 27, 2015 @ 07:05 PM

Discrimination suits target NCCU, UNC system

Allegations of discrimination made by white, Hispanic employees

An interlocking trio of lawsuits in state and federal court accuses N.C. Central University’s leaders of discriminating against white and Hispanic employees, and the UNC system of tolerating it. NCCU officials disputed the allegations and UNC system officials said they would respond “fully to the court at the appropriate time.”


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Proposed county budget disappoints school officials

School board members expressed disappointment Wednesday at the county’s budget proposal, which calls for giving the school district $6 million less in “new money” than the school district requested.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Public safety agencies pitch 2015-16 budgets

Officials with the Durham Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Communication addressed the City Council Wednesday to present their respective budgets for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Fire Chief Dan Curia and Deputy Chief of Police Larry Smith talked about goals for the future of public safety in the city — including upping forensic goals so the police can examine more fingerprints and create a wider database of offenders.


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Old University Square to host new performing arts facility

The University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill officials on Wednesday announced plans for a performing arts and studio space as part of the redevelopment of the former University Square on West Franklin Street.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Crime stats, community policing discussed

During a presentation Wednesday to the Durham City Council, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said the police department expects violent crime to exceed projections by about 9 percent this year.


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May. 26, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

UNLEASHING CREATIVITY: NCCU opens on-campus Fab Lab

Hoping to stimulate creativity and innovation among its students, N.C. Central University has opened a new “fabrication laboratory” on campus and is trying to spread the word to potential users. Tied to a worldwide network of similar facilities organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the new lab opened at the beginning of May and includes an assortment of 3-D printing, scanning, cutting and milling machines.

May. 27, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

FREEDOM 150: Stagville hosts emancipation anniversary event

On Saturday at Stagville State Historic Site, the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of 4.5 million African-American people will be commemorated with “Freedom 150,” a day of food, education, historic interpretation, displays and other activities.


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Proposed county budget disappoints school officials

School board members expressed disappointment Wednesday at the county’s budget proposal, which calls for giving the school district $6 million less in “new money” than the school district requested.


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

Grant to fund 64 new child-care slots

Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, has won a $1.77 million federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant.


Sports View All »

May. 27, 2015 @ 07:47 PM

Red Wings reset Bulls' streak

Rochester made it clear from the first inning that the only sweeping that would go on at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Wednesday would entail the stadium’s cleanup crew tidying up after the game.

Durham had a five-game winning streak going. Rochester made the Bulls press reset.

May. 27, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Duke preps for next year in short turnaround

Unlike a year ago, Duke’s time to rebuild its basketball roster is compressed this year.

Success has its cost.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

APR scores favorable for area schools

The intersection of athletics and academics at North Carolina perhaps offers added interest in Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released by the NCAA on Wednesday

 

May. 28, 2015 @ 12:47 AM

Vikings drop series opener to Midway

South Granville's bats came alive a little too late on Wednesday night in the 2-A East regional series opener against Midway as the Vikings lost 6-5.


May. 27, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Two emerge from delayed U.S. Women’s Open Championship Qualifier

It was a long day at the Governors Club as golfers from around the globe played 36 holes in the U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier on Wednesday with hopes of earning one of two spots at the U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be held at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania on July 9-12. 

 

May. 26, 2015 @ 09:34 PM

Jaguars top Dixon for berth in 2-A title game

The longer the season has gone, the tougher the tests have been for Carrboro during it’s march through the 2-A state playoffs in girls’ soccer. Tuesday was no different as the Jaguars pulled out a 1-0 win over Dixon in the state semifinals, which sends Carrboro into the title game on Saturday at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Complex in Raleigh.


Opinion View All »

May. 27, 2015 @ 05:56 PM
May. 27, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Shooting the messenger

Let's say your elderly mother lives in a nursing home. The employees' treatment of some of the residents is atrocious: They berate them; they refuse to change soiled sheets; they handle them roughly.


May. 27, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

Dealing with psychological distress after Nepal quake

More than a month has passed since an earthquake killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal. I’ve spent much of the past 20 years working there and, as a psychiatrist, view one month as having special meaning. From a clinical standpoint, it’s the amount of time that must pass before a patient can qualify for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


May. 28, 2015 @ 12:23 AM

Letters to the Editor, May 28

  • Belated April Fools?
  • Racially charged?

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Cisco projects tripling of Internet traffic by 2019

Annual Internet traffic will triple between 2014 and 2019, Cisco Systems predicts in its 10th annual Visual Networking Index.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.


Lifestyles View All »

May. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

A ‘bad habit’ that worked out well

My personality is riddled with a virtual Encyclopedia Britannica of bad habits.  Ask anyone who knows me or has even spent a modest amount of time with me, and they will all agree, “Yup, that babe has numerous unique issues.”

 

May. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Shiloh Hill

Shiloh Hill will perform Friday in the Bynum Front Porch Series, at the Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road. All performances run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Although tickets are not required, a hat is passed and a $5 to $7 donation is encouraged to compensate the performers. For information, visit www.bynumfrontporch.org.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”