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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

SURRENDER: Sherman, Johnston recreate 1865 capitulation at Bennett Place

Re-enactors in the roles of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman on Sunday rode in on horseback from opposite sides of the field, mimicking what had happened exactly 150 years earlier — Johnston’s surrender of the CSA armies in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida — at a farm in Durham.

The two generals had been fighting each other for years, but had never met in person before negotiations began on April 17, 1865, said Bob McKean, a volunteer at Bennett Place’s sesquicentennial commemoration.

They both traveled by train on April 26, 1865. Johnston from Greensboro and Sherman from Raleigh. Upon arriving in what was then known as Durham Station, they needed a place to meet. They asked the Bennett family for use of their home on Hillsborough Road, sending the family of yeoman farmers to the kitchen to wait.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Piedmont Farm Tour offers glimpse at ‘simpler’ life

Forty farms participated in the 20th Piedmont Farm Tour this weekend, farmers welcoming visitors onto their land and showcasing their diverse offerings.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Lopez: Durham police ‘digesting’ federal report

A recent report on the City of Durham released by the Department of Justice’s Office for Justice Programs showed that gun crimes were becoming an increasing worry.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

NCCU athletics report due in June

A Board of Trustees working group that’s reviewing N.C. Central University’s athletics program is meeting every week and should have its report ready for the board’s June meeting, the group’s chairman says.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

DPD joins ‘Start By Believing’ campaign

The Durham Police Department is the first N.C. agency to join the national “Start By Believing” campaign to believe sexual assault victims.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 10:08 PM

Syracuse edges Duke for ACC title

Orange erase early defiict to top Blue Devils in league tournamet final


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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Piedmont Farm Tour offers glimpse at ‘simpler’ life

Forty farms participated in the 20th Piedmont Farm Tour this weekend, farmers welcoming visitors onto their land and showcasing their diverse offerings.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Lopez: Durham police ‘digesting’ federal report

A recent report on the City of Durham released by the Department of Justice’s Office for Justice Programs showed that gun crimes were becoming an increasing worry.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

SURRENDER: Sherman, Johnston recreate 1865 capitulation at Bennett Place

Re-enactors in the roles of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman on Sunday rode in on horseback from opposite sides of the field, mimicking what had happened exactly 150 years earlier — Johnston’s surrender of the CSA armies in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida — at a farm in Durham.

The two generals had been fighting each other for years, but had never met in person before negotiations began on April 17, 1865, said Bob McKean, a volunteer at Bennett Place’s sesquicentennial commemoration.

They both traveled by train on April 26, 1865. Johnston from Greensboro and Sherman from Raleigh. Upon arriving in what was then known as Durham Station, they needed a place to meet. They asked the Bennett family for use of their home on Hillsborough Road, sending the family of yeoman farmers to the kitchen to wait.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 07:37 PM

Police log: Murder investigation underway

Thomas George Docher Jr., 29, of Durham was found dead Sunday afternoon of an apparent gunshot wound on the 1800 block of Fidelity Drive.... Also, Willie Poole, 55, of Lakeland Street, has been arrested and charged with felony murder in the Jan. 6 slaying of Mark Peaks, who was found dead from gunshot wounds.


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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 10:08 PM

Syracuse edges Duke for ACC title

Orange erase early defiict to top Blue Devils in league tournamet final

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

UNC drops double-overtime thriller

Tar Heels fall just short of winning ACC women's lacrosse championship


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:45 PM

Duke Diving takes Region 2 title

Kristen Hayden and Andrew Capobianco both were trailing the leaders in their 16-18 age groups, with only one dive left in the USA Diving Junior Region 2 Championships.

Hayden was scheduled for one of her go-to dives. But Capobianco had a dive whose complexity has frustrated him.

Both of the Duke Diving team members nailed their dives with flair and precision, qualifying for the zones national-qualifying competition and helping their team to win the overall regional championship title on Sunday at Koury Natatorium on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:38 PM

Bulls split doubleheader with Gwinnett

Strong rehab outing from Colome leads Durham to game one win


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

NCCU athletics report due in June

A Board of Trustees working group that’s reviewing N.C. Central University’s athletics program is meeting every week and should have its report ready for the board’s June meeting, the group’s chairman says.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 08:27 PM

PHOTO ESSAY: NCCU falls to FAMU at Fenway Park

N.C. Central falls to Florida A&M 9-4 in an historic MEAC baseball clash at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, Saturday. A photo essay by NCCU's Kelvin Ma.


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Apr. 27, 2015 @ 06:35 AM
Apr. 26, 2015 @ 07:34 PM

Good news on driver’s ed

Durham Public Schools administrators have come to the rescue of hundreds of families who worried that their sons or daughters might have been stymied this summer on their path to that coveted teenage possession -- a driver’s license.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 07:31 PM

Police videos belong in full public view

It starts with this: It's our government, and what it does should be fully visible to the people whose consent formed it.

That should -- and must -- apply to the agents of government whose salaries are funded by our tax dollars.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

Best business practices could improve VA medical care

Last year, Americans were shocked to learn about the widespread systematic failures of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with many veterans being forced to wait months to see health care providers. One VA center in Phoenix, Arizona, was so criminally mismanaged that at least 40 veterans died as a result. Soon after, a nationwide audit was released that revealed North Carolina VA facilities had some of the worst wait times in the nation.


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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

NetSuite acquires Durham-based Bronto Software for $200M

American Tobacco Campus-based Bronto Software has been acquired by California-based software company NetSuite for $200 million.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Weaver St. Market recalls pork hot dogs, pork bologna products

Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough is recalling 344 pounds of pork hot dogs and 36 pounds of pork bologna due to nitrite levels that exceeded regulatory limits. ... Includes list of recalled products ...


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

OneChatham, Circles Chatham merge

OneChatham, Inc. and Circles Chatham have merged and named a new executive director and board members.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

FAMILY TIES: N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble: It’s in the genes

If they could tap to it, no doubt the N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble would have used Sly and the Family Stone’s “We Are Family” in one of their shows over the years. That’s because family figures into both the ensemble’s make-up as well as how members and founder Gene Medler think of it.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

RAIN: Beatles tribute is back at DPAC, April 29-30

Fans of the Beatles who saw the Broadway tour of “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2012 will see a revamped show if they go see it again April 29 and 30.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Blue Greenberg on The Makery: Where art meets business

On my way to Kendal Draper’s show I ran into a group of women who are running a complex where art is made, art is sold, art is taught and a number of small business people share space in a large room called “Co-Working.” I was a day early for the artist who creates fiber works and functional wearables that are rooted in repetition and mimic structural forms in the natural world.