Freshman Trent Thornton will try to keep North Carolina’s season alive today at the College World Series when the Tar Heels, the No. 1 overall seed, play an elimination game against No. 4 LSU at TD Ameritrade Park (3 p.m., ESPN).
GE Aviation confirmed Monday a plan to add 50 jobs at its engine assembly plant in Durham to boost capacity for assembly of a new jet engine that one company official said is being developed to power heavily-used aircraft.
County ABC Board members have asked the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to consider taking over the job of watching for violations by local bars, restaurants and stores of the state’s alcohol-control regulations.
Following the honor earlier this year of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, legendary rap group Public Enemy received a key to Durham on Father’s Day.
North Carolina pitching coach Scott Forbes turned to his freshman closer Monday morning and said: “Thornton, you’re on the bump.” With that, it was official. No. 1 overall seed UNC will start its trek through the loser’s bracket behind a freshman with five collegiate starts.
Todd Eckstein’s start to his Herald-Sun Golf Classic week fell in the inauspicious category on Monday. He recovered to set himself up for a week that could be memorable in a good way.
On a night when the Durham Bulls pounded out 15 hits, two stood out the most. Shelley Duncan made the most of his return from a bereavement leave, blasting a pair of three-run homers as the Durham Bulls posted a 16-3 victory over the Louisville Bats on Monday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
In the next few days, N.C. Central sports fans could find out if the coach who has their football team on the upswing will stick around a little longer or go back to where he resurrected a program that had been in even worse shape.
But doesn't the other NSA program -- the spooky-sounding James Bond-evoking PRISM -- give you the willies? Well, what we know thus far is that PRISM is designed to read the emails of non-U.S. citizens outside the United States. If an al-Qaeda operative in Yemen is emailing a potential recruit, it would be folly NOT to intercept it.
In these post-Snowden days, the notion of anonymity is ludicrous. But so it has been for some time, though recent disclosures bring pause even to the habitually inured. It is one thing for Mrs. McQueen and Mrs. Harry G. Brown, my elderly dowager neighbors from childhood, to spy on each other through their porch screen doors. It is another for the National Security Agency to compile records of one's phone calls.
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When they lived on a lake together in Orange County, two partners behind a small start-up business selling animal-shaped children’s water floats called Zoo-Noodles would float together all the time, said Stephanie Cornette, a company founder.
The number of recent job cuts at IBM Corp. has grown to more than 1,600, according to an employee advocacy organization tracking the reported cuts. The company was expected to focus a workforce “rebalancing” in the second quarter, according to statements made by Mark Loughridge, IBM’s chief financial officer, in a conference call in April.
Five start-up businesses, including four from the Triangle, were awarded grants out of a $220,000 total award from NC IDEA, a nonprofit that provides early-stage financing to technology companies in the state.
The sun is rising, but it’s not quite up yet, said Kim Saunders, president and CEO of Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank, in a report to shareholders at the bank’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
Kellie LeVine was the valedictorian of her graduating class this year at Durham School of the Arts. The active teenager boasts a high grade-point average and service to her community and peers, 324 hours to be exact.
It was 10:30 on a Tuesday morning earlier this month when the group of 5-year-old children trekked through the doors at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham. This was their very first visit on an elementary campus, organized as part of a Transition to Kindergarten event through their preschool, Toddlers Academy, Inc.
Against a background of photographs by nationally acclaimed artist Melanie Schiff, CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) is celebrating its first two years of operation in its renovated wholesale grocery building in downtown Raleigh. The photographs cover a four-year period when the artist was traveling between Los Angeles and Chicago; they are about the places she saw, the suggestion of past presences and how light plays its magic on those sights.