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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

John Lewis’ long civil rights march

A confluence of events has led to the Durham County Library’s choice of John Lewis’ graphic memoir “March: Book One” as this year’s selection for Durham Reads Together.

Tammy Baggett, director of the library, heard Lewis speak about the book at a 2013 American Library Association convention. When she returned from that event, she approached Joanne Abel, the library’s humanities and adult programming coordinator. Abel recalled that Baggett told her, “Joanne, this is the perfect book for Durham Reads Together,” and from that moment the library began working to get Lewis to attend this year’s events.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

DA weighs death penalty in slaying of UNC prof

District Attorney Jim Woodall expects to decide by November if he'll seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a UNC professor.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Warrants offer possible motive for murder of Durham pastor

Details into the death of a Durham volunteer pastor have come to light after the release of a State Bureau of Investigation search warrant.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Central Park excels on state tests

The Central Park School for Children once again outpaced all Durham charter schools on state standardized testing for the 2013-14 school year.

Central Park scored a 68.5 percent college and career proficiency rating and a grade-level proficiency rating of 75.8 percent.  College and career readiness standards indicate the percentage of students who scored at levels 4 and 5 on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests, while grade-level proficiency incorporates those who scored at levels 3-5.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

41 arrested in operation targeting drugs, prostitution

The Durham Police Department has made 41 arrests in a special operation targeting drug sales, prostitution and other illegal activity along highways.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Durham VA addresses concerns at town hall meeting

Veterans had the chance to express their health-care concerns at a town hall meeting Tuesday evening outside the Durham VA Medical Center.


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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

UNC students smash scales to promote positive body image

Armed with bats and sledgehammers, UNC-Chapel Hill students took aim at weigh scales on Wednesday to raise awareness about eating disorders and to send a positive message about body image.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Crime up on Duke's campus in 2013

Duke University reported in its annual security report that nine robberies occurred on or near campus last year, reflecting an increase from the prior year.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

Restaurant inspections now easier to find

Diners everywhere visit the website to identify places to eat, view menus and pictures, and read reviews. Now those looking to visit restaurants in Orange County can also find health inspection ratings on Yelp.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

UNC School of Education revamping teacher education

A proposed program redesign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education would raise the requirements for many aspiring preschool, elementary and middle school teachers.

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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM



When Duke’s remarkable 10-4 football season ended last New Year’s Eve, Kyler Brown still had plenty to look forward to in the sport.

He would have one more season to play alongside his brother, all-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown, this season and spend time together in their position meetings since both played linebacker.

The team’s needs put part of that away and an unfortunate injury wiped out the other.

Now, with Duke unbeaten as it prepares to play Tulane on Saturday (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas), Kyler Brown finds himself in a new position that suddenly carries more importance to the team.

At his coaches’ suggestion, Kyler Brown shifted from linebacker to defensive end last spring and he entered this season as a key reserve along a revamped defensive front.

Kelby Brown’s knee injury, suffered during an August scrimmage, ended his season and perhaps his Duke career since he’s already a redshirt senior. That ended Kyler’s dreams of playing one final season of football with his big brother.

Another injury, this one a leg injury suffered by starting defensive end Dezmond Johnson during Saturday’s 41-3 win over Kansas, has opened the door for Kyler Brown to being a larger factor for Duke.

While Jonathan Jones will move into Johnson’s starting position for the Tulane game, Kyler Brown gives Duke an experienced, knowledgeable reserve with a proven ability to impact the game to the Blue Devils benefit.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

UNC to start true freshman guard Cohen at East Carolina

True freshman Jared Cohen will start at right guard in place of injured junior Landon Turner when UNC (2-0) visits East Carolina (2-1) on Saturday (3:32 p.m., ESPNU).

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

NCCU QB situation has a familiar look

In 2012, Henry Frazier III was choosing between quarterbacks Jordan Reid and Matt Goggans. Now NCCU coach Jerry Mack is deciding among Malcolm Bell and Quinn Billerman.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Panthers' Hardy removed from active roster indefinitely

The Carolina Panthers announced late this afternoon that they’ve placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team’s active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

ECU can score, Tar Heels know it

UNC's players haven't forgotten how ECU came into Kenan Stadium last year and gained 603 yards in a 55-31 win.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Southern still winning, still giving

The Spartans donated $200 to an injured Georgia Tech recruit.

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Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
Sep. 16, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

Embracing immigrant children

For the past few months, we’ve seen dispiriting scenes across the country as the arrival of unattended immigrant children sparked anger and xenophobia.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Contemplating new lessons from old wars

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 17

  • Self-righteousness a threat
  • A wonderful country
  • More eyesores

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Sep. 08, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Bayer CropScience continues with RTP expansion

As part of its initiative to invest $1 billion in the U.S. over three years, Bayer CropScience broke ground for a new greenhouse in Durham Monday.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Buzz: New street food truck

Bull City Street Food, a food truck specializing in international cuisine, has opened.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Business briefs, Sept. 15

  • Research Triangle Park debuts new site
  • Urban Planet Mobile launches new service

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Home goods marketplace comes to Durham

Move Loot, an online market for secondhand home goods, has expanded service to Durham.

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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

REVIEW: ‘Dirty Dancing’ takes you back in time

The national tour of “Dirty Dancing – the Classic Story on Stage” not only takes audiences back to the 1963 story setting, but the 1987 film. It is on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday.
The movie’s soundtrack of classic and new songs was a theatrical musical waiting to happen. Well, it has happened, and while “Dirty Dancing” hasn’t made it to Broadway yet, it did gather many fans in London’s West End. There were a few technical glitches at opening night Tuesday – microphones briefly going silent and music volume being adjusted. But those are the kinds of things that happen opening night in a show that’s on tour in a new space. The audience may have cringed at the occasional mic static in the final scenes, but still rose to their feet to reward the cast with a standing ovation. And they deserved it. 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Starting High Holidays with ‘The Shpiel’

Representatives from Durham and Chapel Hill’s Jewish congregations will share personal stories in an event to start off the High Holidays. The Shpiel storytelling event will be held Saturday night at the Levin Jewish Community Center.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Filipino Catholic community to celebrate saint
  • Prayer vigil Friday for Nigel Scarlett
  • Jazz Vespers Sunday at White Rock
  • Church anniversary of Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist
  • Liberation theology panel at Duke Divinity
  • Fall, Food, and Music Festival Oct. 4 at McMannen UMC

And more ...



Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Matthews: The untitled Joe Cuffy project

In high school, there was a guy named Kenny Brite. He was one of those old geezers that sit around the general store spinning yarns, only in a teenager’s body.