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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

DAWN OF PEACE: History gets personal at Bennett Place

Cindy Bennett’s great-great-grandmother fed Union Gen. William T. Sherman 150 years ago at the Bennett family farm in Durham during negotiations that led to the end of the Civil War.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

New Bennett Place museum includes Sherman table, pitcher

Bennett Place has opened a new museum exhibit gallery that includes a pitcher used to serve buttermilk to Gen. William Sherman and Gen. Joseph Johnston as they negotiated a Civil War surrender agreement.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Auditors probe water data complaint

City auditors are wrapping up their investigation of an ethics complaint that alleges the Water Management Department has been falsifying the data that goes into some of its reports to the state about how much water it produces.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:25 PM

Bulls snap 3-game skid as Maile stars

Before a home-opening sellout crowd at Norfolk, the Durham Bulls scored four runs in the fourth inning and held off the Norfolk 5-3 on Saturday night at Harbor Park.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:35 PM

Thompson’s walk-off HR lifts NCCU into 1st

Ronald Thompson boosted N.C. Central into first place of the Southern Division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after a walk-off  two-run blast to the roof of the warehouse in right field to lift the Eagles over Savannah State 7-5 in the 10th inning in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday at historic Durham Athletic Park.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Sunday's Durham Earth Day Festival moved indoors

Due to inclement weather this week and muddy conditions on the field at Rock Quarry Park, Durham’s Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19 will be moved indoors.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

New Bennett Place museum includes Sherman table, pitcher

Bennett Place has opened a new museum exhibit gallery that includes a pitcher used to serve buttermilk to Gen. William Sherman and Gen. Joseph Johnston as they negotiated a Civil War surrender agreement.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

DAWN OF PEACE: History gets personal at Bennett Place

Cindy Bennett’s great-great-grandmother fed Union Gen. William T. Sherman 150 years ago at the Bennett family farm in Durham during negotiations that led to the end of the Civil War.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Armed man charged in cellphone theft

Police arrested Roosevelt Zamar Webb, 19, of South Roxboro Street, on Thursday and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Dixon’s memory lives on at Durham Tech

The memory of Antonio Dixon has a chance to live on beyond his family, friends and neighborhood kids. His mom is working to build a scholarship in his name for students at Durham Technical Community College.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 08:13 PM

Women's golf: Duke’s Maguire wins ACC title; UVA wins overall

The Virginia women’s golf team ran away from the competition, posting a 27-under team score to capture the 2015 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 07:49 PM

No. 1 Notre Dame steals win over No. 2 UNC

Top-ranked Notre Dame scored three extra-man goals in the final 1:15 of the game after a two-minute non-releasable penalty call against second-ranked North Carolina, escaping with a 15-14 win over the Tar Heels in a men’s lacrosse showdown before 4,522 fans at Arlotta Stadium.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Miller’s sac fly lifts No. 18 UNC past Tech

Brian Miller’s sacrifice fly in the eighth scored Elijah Sutherland to break a 10-10 tie and No. 18 North Carolina held on for a wild 11-10 win over Virginia Tech Saturday at English Field.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

No. 6 Duke rips No. 15 Marquette in men's lacrosse

Tanner Scott registered a career-high four points on three goals and an assist to lead a trio of Blue Devils with hat tricks as No. 6 Duke beat 15th-ranked Marquette 15-8 in front of 4,575 fans at Hart Park Saturday.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:35 PM

Thompson’s walk-off HR lifts NCCU into 1st

Ronald Thompson boosted N.C. Central into first place of the Southern Division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after a walk-off  two-run blast to the roof of the warehouse in right field to lift the Eagles over Savannah State 7-5 in the 10th inning in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday at historic Durham Athletic Park.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:25 PM

Bulls snap 3-game skid as Maile stars

Before a home-opening sellout crowd at Norfolk, the Durham Bulls scored four runs in the fourth inning and held off the Norfolk 5-3 on Saturday night at Harbor Park.


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Apr. 19, 2015 @ 07:55 AM
Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

A day for the environment

The website earthday.org recalls the atmosphere in the United States in the spring of 
1970 – “the height of hippie and flower-child culture,” a time when the war in Vietnam 
and civil rights made “protest the order of the day.”

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

Celebrating a “dawn of peace” that sadly really wasn’t

Ten days ago, the nation celebrated the 150th anniversary  of Confederate Gen. Robert E.
Lee’s surrender to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.
Grant declared “the war is over” and ever since that surrender has been seen as the
welcome conclusion to a civil war that tore about the nation less than a century after its
founding.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Senator’s legislation on immigrant students points state forward

State Sen. Fletcher Hartsell has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 463, that points North Carolina forward. The bill contains two simple sentences.


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Apr. 14, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

INNOVATION TRIANGLE: Duke to move I&EI to downtown

This summer, Duke University will relocate its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative to the third floor of the Imperial Building downtown.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Landlord: Straw Valley will not reopen

Straw Valley Food and Drink and The Black House, which closed last month for restructuring and improvements, will now close permanently.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

‘Beer’ Durham: DBAP revamps concessions

Fans at the Wednesday, April 15 Durham Bulls home opener will notice some changes beyond just the roster. Now in its 20th year, Durham Bulls Athletic Park has revamped its food offerings and will even brew beer on site as it seeks to undertake a more “local approach” to concessions, general manager Mike Birling said.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Durham jobless rate returns to declining trend

Durham County’s unemployment rate decreased by 4 percent in February to 4.7 percent, the Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.


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Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

RECORD STORE DAY: Vinyl’s persistence in music scene remarkable

Saturday, music fans will be awash in a sea of vinyl when artists from Ryan Adams to Cassandra Wilson will release limited or special-edition albums for Record Store Day.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Amateur Night at The Hayti: Roxboro teen headed to The Apollo

Precious Boyd, 14, of Roxboro, is preparing to compete in July at the amateur night at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She got the opportunity after competing in last year’s Amateur Night at the Hayti and making her way to the finals.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Earth Day Festival Sunday at Rock Quarry Park

Durham will “go green” on Sunday, April 19 for the annual Earth Day Festival at Rock Quarry Park. The festival is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Entertainment briefs: What's happening around the area

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, best known as the leader of the Chicago band Wilco, will present and discuss the film “American Movie” (1999) May 23 at 7 p.m. as part of the Modern School of Film’s “Film: Acoustic” series at the Carolina Theatre.