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May. 23, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Brown re-creates Washington Duke’s epic trip

It was intended to be a simple signpost in history, a commemoration of Washington Duke’s walk home from the Civil War 150 years ago. But for Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown, the punishing trek on blister-covered feet spanned more than just the physical 160 miles and two weeks. His journey plumbed the heights and depths of his own emotions, and illuminated his understanding of the plight of the returning post-war American soldier across the ages.

May. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

FanFest a hit with kids, adults from all over

Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Annual APS Walk for Animals raises $79,000

Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Group takes aim at ‘racial bias’ in Orange County policing

A group of Orange County residents has sent a letter asking local officials to take steps to combat racial bias in policing.


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

TITLE ON LINE: UNC, Terps to meet in rematch of 2013 title showdown

In the end, North Carolina’s final goal of the first half only served to pad a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday night, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.


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May. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

FanFest a hit with kids, adults from all over

Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).

May. 24, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Police seek hit-and-run suspect in Sunday a.m. fatality

Investigators with the Durham Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that was reported early Sunday morning.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Officials look to streamline, improve policing, crime prevention

In a special meeting this week, the City Council evaluated a recent Department of Justice report on the state of crime in Durham.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Police seek info on SECU robbery

Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.


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May. 24, 2015 @ 11:28 PM

Maryland rallies past UNC for NCAA title

Five consecutive Terrapins goals erase UNC's 6-3 halftime lead

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Florida State stops Wolfpack in ACC final

Seminoles never trail as N.C. State falls in ACC Tournament championship game


May. 24, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Shaffer helps Bulls blast RailRiders

New Durham third baseman nearly hits for cycle as Bulls complete road trip with win


May. 24, 2015 @ 09:53 PM

Duke women still in hunt for NCAA golf title

Duke lost its tournament lead Sunday when play was completed for the second round and during the abbreviated third round, which was stopped due to darkness. The Blue Devils trail Southern California by three shots with both teams needing anywhere from two or five holes to complete this morning.


May. 24, 2015 @ 08:36 PM

Straub edges Wears for Durham Am title

First-round leader holds on to take two-day championship


May. 23, 2015 @ 09:52 PM

Carrboro shuts out Trinity, advances to state girls' soccer semis

The Carrboro girl’s soccer team continued its defensive dominance with a 1-0 defeat of 12th-seeded Trinity Saturday evening in the NCHSAA 2-A East semifinals.


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May. 24, 2015 @ 03:32 PM
May. 24, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

‘That noblest of shrines’

“You must reflect that it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action that men were enabled to win all this…


May. 24, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Attracting, embracing newcomers helps shape Durham

Since the 2010 census, Durham has grown by more than 18,000 residents – a growth spurt of more than 8 percent, coming on the heels of 20-percent-plus growth the previous decade.


May. 23, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Letters to the Editor, May 24

  • Fracking here to stay, so regulate
  • Stop blaming poor for poverty

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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.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.


May. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

New outdoor music series launches in Carrboro

Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Carolina Performing Arts sets new season

A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.