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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Duke delivers!

Get a new banner ready for the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters.

No. 4 Duke survived a rough shooting day to outlast Gonzaga 66-52 in the NCAA Tournament South Regional final Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The Blue Devils (33-4) claimed a spot in the Final Four, the 16th Final Four appearance in school history and the first for Duke since 2010.  No one on Duke’s current roster had been to a Final Four or won an ACC championship, but sophomore guard Matt Jones and freshman Justise Winslow were instrumental in ending in that drought on Sunday.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Duke researchers make advances in arthritis prevention

For the first time anywhere, Duke Medicine researchers have limited the development of arthritis after a joint fracture. Their work was with mice, but the results hold out promise of treatments that could prevent arthritis after joint fractures in humans.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Police ID teen girl whose body was found Saturday

Durham police have identified a body found Saturday as Tierra Hall, 17, of Garrett Road. The case is being investigated as a homicide.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

TWEAKING TOYS: Toys modified for kids with disabilities

Project Tadpole, a group of Duke students that helps to modify toys for children with limited mobility or dexterity, held a toy modification workshop Saturday at Grey Stone Baptist Church’s Family Learning Center to help families learn how to modify toys at home.


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Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Durham charities the real winners of The Great Human Race

Since 1996 The Great Human Race has helped raise more than $2 million for Durham non-profit organizations and Saturday morning's 5-kilometer event that started at Northgate Mall and wound through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood added to that war chest.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Duke researchers make advances in arthritis prevention

For the first time anywhere, Duke Medicine researchers have limited the development of arthritis after a joint fracture. Their work was with mice, but the results hold out promise of treatments that could prevent arthritis after joint fractures in humans.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Police ID teen girl whose body was found Saturday

Durham police have identified a body found Saturday as Tierra Hall, 17, of Garrett Road. The case is being investigated as a homicide.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Neil Offen: A whirl around the financial world

The Neil Offen Column yesterday posted strong first quarter results that breezed past Wall Street’s extremely low expectations and even surprised some family members who haven’t laughed in months. In a conference call with analysts, Neil Offen Column CEO Neil Offen, citing those results, told Wall Street, “nana nana boo boo and so’s your old man.”


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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Duke delivers!

Get a new banner ready for the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters.

No. 4 Duke survived a rough shooting day to outlast Gonzaga 66-52 in the NCAA Tournament South Regional final Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The Blue Devils (33-4) claimed a spot in the Final Four, the 16th Final Four appearance in school history and the first for Duke since 2010.  No one on Duke’s current roster had been to a Final Four or won an ACC championship, but sophomore guard Matt Jones and freshman Justise Winslow were instrumental in ending in that drought on Sunday.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 08:33 PM

UNC wins battle of men's lacrosse rivalry titans

As if it wasn’t bad enough suffering a stinging 15-14 loss, No. 4 UNC added insult to injury by slapping No. 6 Duke not once but twice with backhand swipes in a titanic ACC clash. The familiar rivals staged a back-and-forth dandy before the Tar Heels clinched their first victory over the Blue Devils at Fetzer Field since March 19, 2003, a day better remembered as the launch of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The then-No. 13 Tar Heels beat No. 8 Duke 14-9 that day.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Spartans to meet Duke in Final Four, top Louisville 76-70, OT

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Riverside comes back, holds off Voyager Academy

Sophomore Kimball Toone scattered three hits and struck out five Voyager batters over four innings to lead Riverside to a 9-6 win at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field on Saturday.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Unfinished business for UNC's Paige

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said the Tar Heels could be really good next season if they work on the little things.


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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 07:36 AM
Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:01 AM

Durham’s steady growth

Okay, we acknowledge “we’re number 100” doesn’t have the makings of a bumper sticker or a billboard.

Still, we think it’s pretty cool the Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area has now climbed one place to be the 100th largest in the country.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

Durham leading way with ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Last Monday, during my State of the County Address, I spent time reviewing Durham County’s participation in and commitment to “My Brother’s Keeper,” the initiative launched in February 2014 by President Barack Obama.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:08 PM

No angry masses, but local efforts to restore social mobility

Driving to work last week, I was struck by a National Public Radio report from China.

Frank Langfitt, the network’s China correspondent, had driven two brothers from Shanghai back to their native village, deep in the countryside.  A theme of the piece was that both brothers, reared on a small farm where their parents still lived and where an outhouse was the toilet facility, had become successful lawyers in Shanghai.


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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

DATA buses get new name: GoDurham

GoTransit, a new family comprising bus services formerly known as DATA (Durham), CAT (Raleigh) and Triangle Transit (Triangle-wide), unveiled its new GoDurham bus Wednesday, and will be gradually switching over its entire fleet to the names GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

N.C. Mutual Life posts profit in ’14

After a posting a net loss of nearly $2.36 million in 2013, N.C. Mutual Life Insurance returned to profitability in 2014. Company president James H. Speed Jr. reported a profit of $358,000 for the year to policyholders at N.C. Mutual Life’s 116th annual meeting Wednesday in Durham.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

As Durham’s growth continues, community leaders plan ahead

The growth of downtown Durham in recent years has many residents and community leaders wondering what the city’s next steps should be.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Straw Valley closing for upgrades

Straw Valley Food and Drink and The Black House at Straw Valley will be closing for restructuring and improvements to the facility.


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Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Ancient writings shed light on Aseneth, Moses

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill gathers interfaith clergy for an annual conference with a speaker bringing a new perspective of religious knowledge. Ancient texts shared by a University of Minnesota professor were new stories to learn for some longtime clergy at the event held recently at Beth El Synagogue.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

What to say when someone is dying? Listening most important

When someone is dying, knowing what to say is less important than offering your presence and listening, said panelists at a Duke Chapel discussion Tuesday.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Local jazz icon Paul Jeffrey dies

Tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, former director of jazz studies at Duke University, who also helped establish a presence for jazz with his Thursday night gigs at AnotherThyme restaurant, died Friday after a long illness. He was 81.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Belief Briefs: A look at Holy Week services throughout the area

Events kick into high gear Palm Sunday through Easter.