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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

NEXT UP, ZAGS: Gonzaga poses tough test for Duke’s ‘D’

No. 4 Duke picked the best time of the season to play its best defense. ... With that said, the Blue Devils face a stern test in that department as they strive to play in the Final Four for the first time since 2010. ... Duke’s game with Gonzaga pits the top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament South Regional against one another at NRG Stadium Sunday, March 30 (5:05 p.m., WRAL). ... The Zags (35-2) are ranked No. 7 in the country and seeded No. 2 in the regional. Duke (32-4) is ranked No. 4 in the AP top 25 poll and are the South’s top seed.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Battle looms over proposed shift of sales tax revenues

A legislative proposal for the state to take away the local portion of sales taxes highlighted two undercurrents in Raleigh — the increased clout of rural Republicans and their conflicts with Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican who was formerly Charlotte’s mayor. The state Senate is proposing to strip away some of the revenues of vacation destinations like Dare County and richer locales like Durham and Charlotte.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Durham charities the real winners of The Great Human Race

Since 1996 The Great Human Race has helped raise more than $2 million for Durham non-profit organizations and Saturday morning's 5-kilometer event that started at Northgate Mall and wound through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood added to that war chest.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

TWEAKING TOYS: Toys modified for kids with disabilities

Project Tadpole, a group of Duke students that helps to modify toys for children with limited mobility or dexterity, held a toy modification workshop Saturday at Grey Stone Baptist Church’s Family Learning Center to help families learn how to modify toys at home.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Hillsborough could get boost from MTS Trail

Hillsborough could become the first trial “trail town” on the Mountains to Sea Trail, a network of trails and roads that stretches 1,150 miles across the state.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.


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Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

TWEAKING TOYS: Toys modified for kids with disabilities

Project Tadpole, a group of Duke students that helps to modify toys for children with limited mobility or dexterity, held a toy modification workshop Saturday at Grey Stone Baptist Church’s Family Learning Center to help families learn how to modify toys at home.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Durham charities the real winners of The Great Human Race

Since 1996 The Great Human Race has helped raise more than $2 million for Durham non-profit organizations and Saturday morning's 5-kilometer event that started at Northgate Mall and wound through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood added to that war chest.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

Police launch probe after body found

Police were called to the 4100 block of Trotter Ridge Road for an “ongoing death investigation” after a body was found there Saturday afternoon.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: 40 is the new 40

If you watched the television sitcom “Black-ish” last week, you saw how the dad on the show, Dre, faced down his 40th birthday and threw a party. I related to the episode because I, too, (ahem, cough) am facing down 40 this year. I’ve still got several months left of my 30s, but the hill beckons me over.


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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

NEXT UP, ZAGS: Gonzaga poses tough test for Duke’s ‘D’

No. 4 Duke picked the best time of the season to play its best defense. ... With that said, the Blue Devils face a stern test in that department as they strive to play in the Final Four for the first time since 2010. ... Duke’s game with Gonzaga pits the top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament South Regional against one another at NRG Stadium Sunday, March 30 (5:05 p.m., WRAL). ... The Zags (35-2) are ranked No. 7 in the country and seeded No. 2 in the regional. Duke (32-4) is ranked No. 4 in the AP top 25 poll and are the South’s top seed.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Riverside comes back, holds off Voyager Academy

Sophomore Kimball Toone scattered three hits and struck out five Voyager batters over four innings to lead Riverside to a 9-6 win at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field on Saturday.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 01:29 AM

Duke rocks Utah to reach Elite Eight

Blue Devils hold Utes to 35 percent shooting, ride strong game from Winslow to win


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Unfinished business for UNC's Paige

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said the Tar Heels could be really good next season if they work on the little things.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:21 PM

South Carolina ends UNC's season in Sweet Sixteen

The No. 4 seed Tar Heels (26-9) missed four of their final five field goal attempts and shot 37 percent from the field for the game in a 67-65 loss to South Carolina. 
 

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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 07:36 AM
Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:01 AM

Durham’s steady growth

Okay, we acknowledge “we’re number 100” doesn’t have the makings of a bumper sticker or a billboard.

Still, we think it’s pretty cool the Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area has now climbed one place to be the 100th largest in the country.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

Durham leading way with ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Last Monday, during my State of the County Address, I spent time reviewing Durham County’s participation in and commitment to “My Brother’s Keeper,” the initiative launched in February 2014 by President Barack Obama.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:08 PM

No angry masses, but local efforts to restore social mobility

Driving to work last week, I was struck by a National Public Radio report from China.

Frank Langfitt, the network’s China correspondent, had driven two brothers from Shanghai back to their native village, deep in the countryside.  A theme of the piece was that both brothers, reared on a small farm where their parents still lived and where an outhouse was the toilet facility, had become successful lawyers in Shanghai.


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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

DATA buses get new name: GoDurham

GoTransit, a new family comprising bus services formerly known as DATA (Durham), CAT (Raleigh) and Triangle Transit (Triangle-wide), unveiled its new GoDurham bus Wednesday, and will be gradually switching over its entire fleet to the names GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

N.C. Mutual Life posts profit in ’14

After a posting a net loss of nearly $2.36 million in 2013, N.C. Mutual Life Insurance returned to profitability in 2014. Company president James H. Speed Jr. reported a profit of $358,000 for the year to policyholders at N.C. Mutual Life’s 116th annual meeting Wednesday in Durham.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

As Durham’s growth continues, community leaders plan ahead

The growth of downtown Durham in recent years has many residents and community leaders wondering what the city’s next steps should be.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Straw Valley closing for upgrades

Straw Valley Food and Drink and The Black House at Straw Valley will be closing for restructuring and improvements to the facility.


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Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Ancient writings shed light on Aseneth, Moses

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill gathers interfaith clergy for an annual conference with a speaker bringing a new perspective of religious knowledge. Ancient texts shared by a University of Minnesota professor were new stories to learn for some longtime clergy at the event held recently at Beth El Synagogue.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

What to say when someone is dying? Listening most important

When someone is dying, knowing what to say is less important than offering your presence and listening, said panelists at a Duke Chapel discussion Tuesday.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Local jazz icon Paul Jeffrey dies

Tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey, former director of jazz studies at Duke University, who also helped establish a presence for jazz with his Thursday night gigs at AnotherThyme restaurant, died Friday after a long illness. He was 81.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Belief Briefs: A look at Holy Week services throughout the area

Events kick into high gear Palm Sunday through Easter.