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May. 21, 2015 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

May. 21, 2015 @ 08:05 PM

Irate homeowners pitch case to City Council

Dozens of residents of Durham’s Ravenstone subdivision packed the City Council chambers on Thursday to express their discontent with a city proposal to contribute a set amount of money toward infrastructure improvements while each homeowner is saddled with an almost $5,000 lot assessments.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

UNC system seeks more potential bond funding

Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for a $3 billion statewide bond referendum includes $504 million for the state’s universities. UNC system leaders are pushing for more. But they stopped on Thursday of rolling out a list of things they’d like to add to the governor’s request.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Anjanée Bell shines ‘light’ on a human story

Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.


May. 21, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Heels, Devils meet on Final Four stage

The extra emotion of playing a fierce rival with a berth in the national championship game on the line can be a tough thing for college athletes to handle.

Sydney Holman wouldn’t have it any other way.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Duke women's golf readies to defend national title

Duke begins play today seeking to win the NCAA women’s golf championship for the second consecutive year.

By no means, though, was this a simple case of Duke coach Dan Brooks putting a veteran team on the course with last year’s experience to guide it.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

May. 21, 2015 @ 08:05 PM

Irate homeowners pitch case to City Council

Dozens of residents of Durham’s Ravenstone subdivision packed the City Council chambers on Thursday to express their discontent with a city proposal to contribute a set amount of money toward infrastructure improvements while each homeowner is saddled with an almost $5,000 lot assessments.


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Man charged in wreck near stopped school bus

A 35-year-old Durham resident is facing charges of reckless driving after a Wednesday afternoon crash shut down Cornwallis Road for several hours, police said Thursday.


May. 21, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Accused Durham police officer gets new court date

A Durham police officer accused of domestic violence has a new court date after his hearing was postponed this week in Wake County District Court.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 10:03 PM

Good pitching lifts N.C. State and Clemson in ACC baseball tourney

N.C. State coach Elliott Avent said the long rain delay didn't bother his guys.

May. 21, 2015 @ 12:35 AM

No. 1 seed Louisville tops UNC 7-4 in ACC tournament

The key to beating No. 1 seed Louisville was simple, Mike Fox said following North Carolina's play-in game win against Virginia Tech Tuesday: play a perfect game. 
 
By starting with a leadoff home run, it appeared No. 8 seed UNC was on track to do just that Wednesday night. But the illusion of perfection can't last forever, and UNC quickly began showing signs that it wasn't capable of putting together the kind of game Fox needed out of his players to take down the best team in the league.

May. 20, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

Duke’s Kimel, Blue Devils still fighting

Duke coach Kerstin Kimel has the Blue Devils in the hunt for a national title in lacrosse. She's fighting a more personal battle.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Duke women's golf readies to defend national title

Duke begins play today seeking to win the NCAA women’s golf championship for the second consecutive year.

By no means, though, was this a simple case of Duke coach Dan Brooks putting a veteran team on the course with last year’s experience to guide it.


May. 21, 2015 @ 09:10 PM

Kirk repeats as Carolinas Women’s Amateur champ

Mother Nature was not very cooperative during the third and final round of the 89th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship as a steady rain fell for most of the morning at Treyburn Country Club.

Katie Kirk, the 2014 champion, battled the elements and held off fellow competitors to claim the title for the second consecutive year. Kirk shot a two-over 74 on Thursday, which left her with a total score of one-under 215, good enough for a two-stroke victory over runner-up Sarah Bae (one-over 217).


May. 21, 2015 @ 09:19 PM

Northern, Orange continue in baseball playoffs

Win-or-go home games set for Friday night


Opinion View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 12:56 AM
May. 22, 2015 @ 12:54 AM

Helping vets ‘conquer all’

In recent years, we’ve come to understand ever more deeply that many men and women who return from fighting our country’s wars face struggles long after they have left the field of battle.


May. 21, 2015 @ 07:23 AM

North Carolinians deserve more energy choices

North Carolina’s clean energy sector is bringing good jobs and economic opportunity to our state. This success is the result of a series of smart, bipartisan policy solutions.


May. 21, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Letters to the Editor, May 22

  • Tree butchering
  • Beware of barbecued bugs

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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. 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.


May. 19, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Developers unveil downtown loop report

After hosting workshops with elected officials, planners and developers in March, Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development potential, and the loop should be converted into a two-way traffic network.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


Lifestyles View All »

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Anjanée Bell shines ‘light’ on a human story

Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

MUSIC SCENE: Brightleaf Square, American Tobacco, parks, malls host free concerts

Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Duke Gardens series, Festival for the Eno, Blues and Brews on tap for music lovers

There are plenty more outdoor summer concerts to attend other than the free music series. Various events are ticketed, including a series of roots concerts in the nature of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, along with the first Blues and Brews Festival and the longstanding Festival for the Eno.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Entertainment briefs (Friday, May 22)

Branford Marsalis will join Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the traditional music group the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians in a concert with the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. June 2.