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Nov. 26, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Your brain on Black Friday

The enticing ads with red marks striking out higher prices, the long lines and unusual store hours: Black Friday shopping could be putting your brain into a state of frenzy.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:27 AM

County to check Syngenta job performance

County Commissioners say they want a Swiss company’s Research Triangle Park operation watched to make sure it delivers the 15 new jobs it promised in return for a $225,000 incentive package.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

Duke snatches up UNC’s Title IX compliance coordinator

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Title IX compliance coordinator, whose job since Jan. 2 has been to oversee the investigation and resolution of reports of sexual violence and other prohibited gender-based conduct, is leaving to take a similar job at Duke University.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Cars broken into during Duke-UNC game

At least six vehicles were broken into at Erwin Road and Cameron Boulevard near Duke University’s West Campus during last week’s Duke-UNC football game.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

An ancient Ojibway legend

Carl Nordgren was 15 years old when he had “the great experience of my life” as a fishing guide in Northwest Ontario, Canada. The first person he met upon arrival at the fishing camp was an Ojibway man who, decades later, would share the Ojibway legend that is now the central story of Nordgren’s new book, “Anung’s Journey: An ancient Ojibway legend as told by Steve Fobister.”

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

Video: Protesters block Durham Freeway Tuesday night

Demonstrators Tuesday night block Durham Freeway protesting Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision.

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

More than 200 turkeys given to food bank

More than 200 turkeys purchased by two different donation drives rolled in to the Durham branch of Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Tuesday morning.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Stun grenade used in drug raid

Sheriff’s deputies used a stun grenade, also known as a flashbang, during a drug raid last week that ended in the arrest of a man on drug and weapons charges.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Price tag of Wainstein investigation: more than $3 million

The investigation into the “paper scheme” scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill by the law firm of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein cost more than $3.111 million, university officials announced Tuesday.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

County prepping building-security changes

County officials are preparing to revamp their government’s system for handling building security, which in their view is now entirely too disorganized for its own good.

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Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

Battle 4 Atlantis: Butler shocks Tar Heels 74-66

Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Roosevelt Jones scored 12 for the Bulldogs (4-0), who topped the Tar Heels in an early-season tournament for the second time in as many meetings. Butler beat North Carolina at the Maui Invitational in 2012, blowing the game open in the first half of that meeting.

A 16-4 run over a 5½-minute second-half stretch was the key for Butler this time, turning a 43-41 lead into a 59-45 cushion.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 07:45 PM

Duke dominates Furman

No. 4 Blue Devils run Cameron winning streak to 36 with another lopsided win

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Tar Heels on move for Thanksgiving as Wolfpack looms

Even with Saturday’s impending rivalry home matchup against N.C. State (12:30 p.m., WRAL), more than football will be on the minds of many North Carolina players Thursday (Nov. 27) as they celebrate Thanksgiving.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Duke seniors have had ‘spectacular’ run

When the Blue Devils host Wake Forest on Saturday (7 p.m., ESPNU), 28 seniors and their families will be honored in the usual manner before the game.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

NCHSAA 4-A Playoffs: Hillside clicking after slow start

No. 1 New Bern (13-0) is next for No. 5 Hillside (9-4). These foes are familiar with each other. New Bern beat Hillside 12-0 in the season opener for both teams. That game was at Hillside. They’ll meet in the state quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Bern for a shot at the Final Four, one game away from competing for the state championship.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

Prep 3-AA Playoffs: Orange hopes to have star RB Jones back

Orange’s 12-1 record is strong. But the Panthers would tell you they should be undefeated heading into the quarterfinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs. No. 6 seed Orange hosts No. 7 Northern Guilford (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 08:11 PM
Nov. 25, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

UNC should let in some light

As the fallout from last month’s release of the report by Kenneth Wainstein continues, the flagship campus of the UNC system has reacted by holding on to public records related to the report. It’s the wrong way for UNC to treat the public that supports it.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 AM

Lefty and Roy -- and their critics

While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, “Charles ‘Lefty’ Driesell: A Basketball Legend,” he dropped a signed copy by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams’s office.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Letters to the editor, November 26

Reflect on your roots


The president recently enacted limited immigration reform via executive action, much like Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 did before him.  Those nervous over undocumented Hispanics need to reflect on our history and their own roots.

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Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Downtown Durham: a year in review

Residential units in downtown Durham have increased by nearly 98 percent over the past year, Geoff Durham said at the annual Downtown Durham Inc. (DDI) meeting Wednesday.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Blue Coffee Café reaches funding goal

On Monday around 5 p.m., it looked like Blue Coffee Café might not make it.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Syngenta’s global plan impacts jobs

Agricultural biotechnology firm Syngenta has announced steps in the implementation of its Accelerating Operational Leverage Program to save $1 billion by 2018.

This will affect approximately 1,800 jobs globally, according to a release from the company.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

CellBreaker bets on automation

Cellbreaker, which helps consumers get out of cell phone contracts, is shifting from manual to automated service and hopes to extend service in the process.

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Winning Black Friday

    So Thanksgiving dinner has been served, eaten, and cleaned up.  Most of the relatives have gone home, and you’re reclining, semi-comatose, on the sofa.  Then Aunt Minnie from Altoona begins talking about Christmas shopping, and she Wants.To.Start.Tonight.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Mauer: Navigating the holidays with health in mind

When you gaze into your crystal ball, do you see yourself on New Year’s Day smiling because you fit comfortably into the same clothes you’re in right now?


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

REVIEW: ‘Into the Woods’ stands out; ‘Midsummer’ looks within

PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC Chapel Hill is presenting two plays that interact with themes of the forest and wishes and dreams. Their production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” trades stage time with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Dec. 7 in the Paul Green Theatre at the UNC Center for Dramatic Art.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Future among the stars awaits Student of the Month

Most folks upon meeting Myles Harris would describe him as quiet and soft-spoken.

And that observation would be correct until Harris begins to talk about the one thing he is most passionate about – rocketry.