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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Bayer CropScience opens Bee Care Center in RTP

Honeybees are in trouble.

Each year, the United States loses about a third of its honeybee population, said David R. Tarpy, an associate professor and extension beekeeper at N.C. State University.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Consultants: UNC data interpretation flawed, but low scores still a concern

Overall, the trio of academics hired by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill backed up assertions that Mary Willingham’s data about student-athletes didn’t support claims of widespread illiteracy.

Willingham reported in January that about 60 percent of UNC’s student-athletes tested between 2004 and 2012 had a literacy level between fourth and eighth grade.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

RAINOUT AT THE DBAP

MORE THAN 10,000 FANS LEFT HOLDING TICKETS TO N.C. STATE-UNC 'DUEL'

More than 10,000 fans bought tickets to what they hoped would be another classic between North Carolina and N.C. State Tuesday night.

What they got was a rainout.

Heavy rain forced the postponement of the meeting between the rivals Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in what was billed as the “Duel at the DBAP.” Both schools and the Durham Bulls are looking into rescheduling the game.

Tuesday’s matchup was the only regular-season meeting between the teams this season. Conference expansion doesn’t allow every school to play every other school, and ACC baseball officials decided not to have permanent partners to preserve rivalries, so UNC and N.C. State were not scheduled to play a conference series in 2014.

The schools and the Durham Bulls set up a non-conference meeting at the newly renovated DBAP, site of last year’s 18-inning ACC Tournament game that set a state record for attendance at a college baseball game (11,391).

Now it’s possible the rivals won’t get to face each other at all. About 20 minutes after the scheduled 7:05 start time, the decision was made to postpone the game. Fans were told to hold on to their tickets in case a makeup date in announced.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Durham Public Works: Most failed-development problems cleared up

So far the city’s only had to spend $35,000 to $40,000 of its own money to secure the completion of streets and other infrastructure in the “failed and struggling developments” left behind by 2008’s market crash.

That’s a small amount compared to the $8½ million or so in private-sector spending that’s gone into street and drainage work in 30 or so subdivisions the crash left in danger of going unfinished, Public Works Department and other city officials say.

But an estimated $5 million in work in 23 neighborhoods remains, and a pending court case is likely to play a big role in determining how much of that bill lands on the public’s shoulders.


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Educator with Lou Gehrig’s wants to takes students on life-changing trip

Vivian Connell’s urgency is real as she works to give her students what she hopes will be a life-changing experience.

In a Facebook post, Connell disclosed that she has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She likely has three to five years to live, and said she wants those close to her to help her do a few things.
Along with making sure her two children remember her and donating to the Duke ALS Clinic, she wants to do something for her students.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

D.A.: No charges against NCCU police in fatal shooting

District Attorney Leon Stanback said Tuesday his office won’t seek charges against N.C. Central University police in last fall’s fatal shooting of an armed man on campus.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

City worker loses appeal on driving record

N.C. Court of Appeals judges have declined a city trash-truck driver’s request that they order his bosses to clear his driving record of a report that he’d failed to show up for a random drug test.
Tuesday’s ruling went against Christopher Benjamin, who lost his job with the Solid Waste Management department just before Thanksgiving 2009 only to be reinstated about two weeks later.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:31 PM

Steinem: Society's not post-feminist

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke to a packed 1,600-seat Duke Chapel on a rainy Tuesday night. She talked about connections and how “we are linked, we are not ranked.”

Steinem recently turned 80 and told the audience that life is long and we are like Russian dolls. The original self doesn’t go away, she said, but stays the same and builds and builds.


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

RAINOUT AT THE DBAP

MORE THAN 10,000 FANS LEFT HOLDING TICKETS TO N.C. STATE-UNC 'DUEL'

More than 10,000 fans bought tickets to what they hoped would be another classic between North Carolina and N.C. State Tuesday night.

What they got was a rainout.

Heavy rain forced the postponement of the meeting between the rivals Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in what was billed as the “Duel at the DBAP.” Both schools and the Durham Bulls are looking into rescheduling the game.

Tuesday’s matchup was the only regular-season meeting between the teams this season. Conference expansion doesn’t allow every school to play every other school, and ACC baseball officials decided not to have permanent partners to preserve rivalries, so UNC and N.C. State were not scheduled to play a conference series in 2014.

The schools and the Durham Bulls set up a non-conference meeting at the newly renovated DBAP, site of last year’s 18-inning ACC Tournament game that set a state record for attendance at a college baseball game (11,391).

Now it’s possible the rivals won’t get to face each other at all. About 20 minutes after the scheduled 7:05 start time, the decision was made to postpone the game. Fans were told to hold on to their tickets in case a makeup date in announced.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Hurricanes' Big 4 of Staals, Semin, Ward endure tough season

The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina. There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice. Finding those answers will be critical as they try to snap the Eastern Conference’s longest active playoff drought.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

Bulls cruise past Knights behind 2 Sands blasts

Jerry Sands drove in four runs with a pair of home runs and four RBI to back a strong start from winning lefthander Enny Romero (2-1) as the Durham Bulls completed a perfect five-game road trip Tuesday night with their seventh straight win, 9-2 over the Charlotte Knights.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

UNC-bound Griffin finishes second in golf invitational

Christ School (Asheville) golfer Jonathan Rector took advantage of a miscue on No. 18 by East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin and won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association N.C. High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club on Monday.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Gray, Liston selected in first round of WNBA Draft

The ACC dominated the WNBA Draft Monday night and Duke played a major role in that happening.

Two Blue Devils seniors, Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston, were first-round picks as the seven of the 12 players picked were from ACC schools.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: Living through words

My grandmother passed recently and though she never walked with me down a game trail at 4 a.m., she was right there with me in spirit and will be forever.


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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 01:13 AM
Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

A delicate balance

The Durham Public Schools board has given a clearer indication of a question many have pondered since Eric Becoats resigned in December – will this board choose his successor, or the board that takes office after the May 6 election?


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Saying thanks is not enough

We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we met veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans.

They can be forgiven if they think “Thanks for your service” is an incomplete thank you, an insincere and hollow expression, showing a lack of understanding and real appreciation of what these men and women had been through.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Letters to the Editor, April 16

  • Seeking sterilization victims
  • Look at other countries

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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. 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.

 

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Class Notes

  • Candidate forum at Hillside High
  • DPS releases superintendent survey
  • Literacy summit
  • Hayes selected for PBS honor
  • ECHHS ethics team wins national title

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Campus briefs

  • Columbia professor tapped for UNC Center for Civil Rights
  • Duke student named 2014 Goldwater Scholar
  • N.C. Central archivist inducted into historical society
  • State government offers paid summer internships