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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

DEVILS NIP HEELS

NO. 8 DUKE SCORES LONE OT GOAL TO DOWN NO. 3 UNC 7-6

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
 
Duke improved to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in ACC competition with the critical conference victory, while the Tar Heels fell to 12-3 on the year and 5-2 in league play.
 
Maurer and senior attacker Sydney Peterson led the charge for the Blue Devils offensively with three goals apiece. The Blue Devils also turned in a balanced effort at the draw and the defensive unit limited North Carolina to its second-lowest scoring output of the spring.
 
“To come here and play in Kenan against a great Carolina team and execute a game plan as well as they did was just a great effort,” said head coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team really understands that it’s such a privilege to be part of such an awesome rivalry and because of all the special things that come along with it, you can get great finishes like this.”
 
Maurer put the Blue Devils on the board first five minutes into the contest and after a goal by the Tar Heels’ Molly Hendrick, Duke used a strong presence at the draw to control possession over the next eight minutes. Aided by aggressive defensive play that resulted in a couple of North Carolina turnovers, junior Erin Tenneson, Peterson and Maurer each registered scores during that span to stretch the visiting squad’s lead to 4-1.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

An Easter musical about the message, not a show

The Rev. Randy Thompson, minister of music at Braggtown Baptist Church, says the choir’s Easter musical won’t be a performance.

“We are servants. … It’s a celebration of worship, not just a show,” said Thompson, 65, who retired a few years ago after serving churches with choirs large and small. He came back into ministry part time at Braggtown Baptist.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Durham resident looks back on life in Panama Canal Zone

With a full career in dentistry under his belt, Dr. Guillermo Evers Airall has turned his talents to writing.

The now-author examines his Panamanian roots and time in the military in his upcoming book “Silver and Gold: Untold Stories of the Immigrant Life in the Panama Canal Zone” Airall reflects on his early life and what life was like growing up while the Panama Canal was being built.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Duke strolls past NCCU 11-2 in crosstown baseball showdown

Duke capitalized on three N.C. Central errors and turned other miscues by the Eagles into runs and won 11-2 at Durham Athletic Park on Wednesday.


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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Organic Transit, in new Durham headquarters, eyes growth

Outside Organic Transit’s headquarters on West Corporation Street on a recent Friday morning, green and orange solar-and-pedal-powered trikes were parked in rows.

An employee was test-driving some of them, and at one point, a small orange trike could be seen in the distance climbing a hill toward the office.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Admission tickets required for DPS graduation ceremonies

In a major shift, Durham Public Schools will require admission tickets to attend graduations at Duke and N.C. Central universities in June.
Officials said the universities made the request in an effort to beef up security and better control graduation ceremonies in the wake of increasing acts of random violence, such as the bombing attack that took place during the Boston Marathon a year ago.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Local officials join push for gun safety

On May 21, Joslin Simms will mark the ninth anniversary of the death of her son, Rayburn, fatally shot after his car was rear-ended at a Durham intersection.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Durham resident looks back on life in Panama Canal Zone

With a full career in dentistry under his belt, Dr. Guillermo Evers Airall has turned his talents to writing.

The now-author examines his Panamanian roots and time in the military in his upcoming book “Silver and Gold: Untold Stories of the Immigrant Life in the Panama Canal Zone” Airall reflects on his early life and what life was like growing up while the Panama Canal was being built.


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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

DEVILS NIP HEELS

NO. 8 DUKE SCORES LONE OT GOAL TO DOWN NO. 3 UNC 7-6

Junior attacker Kerrin Maurer buried a shot with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Duke over third-ranked North Carolina Wednesday evening in the first women’s lacrosse game to be played at Kenan Stadium. The regular season meeting between the Tobacco Road rivals went into overtime for the second-straight year, with the Blue Devils coming out on top by a 7-6 score.
 
Duke improved to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in ACC competition with the critical conference victory, while the Tar Heels fell to 12-3 on the year and 5-2 in league play.
 
Maurer and senior attacker Sydney Peterson led the charge for the Blue Devils offensively with three goals apiece. The Blue Devils also turned in a balanced effort at the draw and the defensive unit limited North Carolina to its second-lowest scoring output of the spring.
 
“To come here and play in Kenan against a great Carolina team and execute a game plan as well as they did was just a great effort,” said head coach Kerstin Kimel. “Our team really understands that it’s such a privilege to be part of such an awesome rivalry and because of all the special things that come along with it, you can get great finishes like this.”
 
Maurer put the Blue Devils on the board first five minutes into the contest and after a goal by the Tar Heels’ Molly Hendrick, Duke used a strong presence at the draw to control possession over the next eight minutes. Aided by aggressive defensive play that resulted in a couple of North Carolina turnovers, junior Erin Tenneson, Peterson and Maurer each registered scores during that span to stretch the visiting squad’s lead to 4-1.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

Red-hot Celine Boutier leads No. 3 Duke's ACC title pursuit

Duke carries the nation’s No. 3 ranking into Thursday's (April 17) opening round of the ACC women's golf championship at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club,, trailing only No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 UCLA. With no other ACC team in the top 10 (Clemson is No. 14), Duke is expected to win the league title before competing for an NCAA title next month.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

UNC to host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Duke, UNC prepare for annual ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships beginning Thursday, April 17 at UNC Chapel Hill.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Duke's Wojo, Parker, Hood in spotlight at annual banquet

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker received the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. No word on his and Rodney Hood's departure to NBA.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Duke strolls past NCCU 11-2 in crosstown baseball showdown

Duke capitalized on three N.C. Central errors and turned other miscues by the Eagles into runs and won 11-2 at Durham Athletic Park on Wednesday.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Bulls can't 'catch' a break, fall to Tides at DBAP

A seven-game win streak can drain a team. Or at least in the case of the Durham Bulls, their streak, five of which came on the road, has drained their pitching staff as they fell 9-6 to the lowly Norfolk Tides Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With the scored tied at six in the top of the eighth, the Bulls put in backup catcher Mayo Acosta to face the top of the Tides lineup. Acosta had never pitched at any level in the minor leagues.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:26 AM
Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Persistence saves public money

The city’s persistence is paying off in cleaning up a host of problems with unfinished infrastructure work in nascent subdivisions upended by the 2008 housing crash.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Glenn Miller's long-standing legacy of hate

When I learned that the man accused of shooting innocent bystanders Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement home in Kansas City was a former Klansman named Glenn Miller, I shuddered.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 01:57 PM

Letters to the Editor, April 17

  • Reduce scourge of noise
  • Pilot anti-poverty efforts important

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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Covidien buys surgical device company Durham businessman helped lead

New Wave Surgical, a Florida-based surgical device company that was co-run by a Durham-based real estate investment executive, sold recently to the global health care products company Covidien.
Andrew Widmark was chairman and co-CEO of the Pompano Beach, Fla.,-based New Wave Surgical before the acquisition. The company developed and sold a device designed to keep laparoscopic surgical lenses clean and clear of fog.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Honeygirl Meadery plans summer opening in Durham

  • Durham-made mead
  • Update on new restaurant Primal

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Liberty Warehouse sells to East West Partners

The former tobacco auction warehouses on Rigsbee Avenue known as Liberty Warehouse sold Friday for $3.5 million to the Chapel Hill-based firm that plans to redevelop the property.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Durham County home sales up 4.5 percent in March from 2013 level

Durham County home sales ticked up 4.5 percent in March year-over-year while home sales across four counties in the Triangle were down 1 percent.

Compared with February, however, sales were up both in the Triangle and in Durham, according to Triangle Multiple Listing Service data.


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Student of the Month: Enjoying the mix of high school and college

The way Crystal Gordon sees it, she’s got the best of both worlds.

The Clement Early College High School senior has had a mix of traditional-style high school classes while also immersing herself in college-level courses at N.C. Central University.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

An Easter musical about the message, not a show

The Rev. Randy Thompson, minister of music at Braggtown Baptist Church, says the choir’s Easter musical won’t be a performance.

“We are servants. … It’s a celebration of worship, not just a show,” said Thompson, 65, who retired a few years ago after serving churches with choirs large and small. He came back into ministry part time at Braggtown Baptist.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:58 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Holocaust memorial event April 27 at Chapel Hill Kehillah
  • 'Seven Last Words of Christ,' egg hunt slated
  • Easter services at United Church
  • Egg hunt Saturday at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC
  • Easter services at St. Philip’s Episcopal 
  • Stations of the Cross, cantata at University UMC
  • And more ...

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

In defense of excess

In some places it’s called speculoos, which kind of sounds like a medieval medical/torture device.

It’s also known as biscoff.  That reminds me of a wrestling move. “Holy Moses! He’s giving him the old biscoff maneuver! That’s gonna hurt!”

But to me, the very best name for it is cookie butter.