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Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Ritual, digital images and words

Joseph Jordan points to “Resting Place,” one of the images in a new exhibit of digital art and spoken word by husband and wife team Michael Platt and Carol Beane. The digital print shows the interior of a New Orleans building. In the foreground are several figures, who appear ghostlike.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

DPS leaders expect schools to receive poor grades

If Durham Public Schools calculations are correct, dozens of the district’s 54 schools will receive grades of either “D” or “F” when the state hands out school report cards on Feb. 5.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Duke cancer research trial postponed

A medical malpractice lawsuit against Duke University and one of its former cancer researchers has been postponed.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

BioCryst treatment receives fast track FDA designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to speed up the development process for a BioCryst treatment used to fight a genetic disorder.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.


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Jan. 27, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Pedestrian on AT Trail struck by car, injured

Special to The Herald-Sun | Julian Harrison First responders tend to a man who was hit by a car in the 1500 block of Riddle Road about 2 p.m. Monday. The man, identified by police as 37-year-old Roddy Flowers, was crossing the road in a crosswalk when he was struck. Flowers was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the police investigation of the injury is ongoing.
Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Duke cancer research trial postponed

A medical malpractice lawsuit against Duke University and one of its former cancer researchers has been postponed.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

BioCryst treatment receives fast track FDA designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to speed up the development process for a BioCryst treatment used to fight a genetic disorder.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

DPS leaders expect schools to receive poor grades

If Durham Public Schools calculations are correct, dozens of the district’s 54 schools will receive grades of either “D” or “F” when the state hands out school report cards on Feb. 5.


Sports View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:57 PM

Tar Heels win 6th straight with 93-83 victory over Syracuse

No. 13 North Carolina worked hard down low to beat Syracuse.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

Eagles survive on Delaware State's missed free throws

North Carolina Central escapes for its 31st straight win at home as Delaware State misses game-tying free throws.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 09:50 PM

Davis plays through illness in NCCU win

Michael Jordan had a flu game, and now, North Carolina Central’s Racquel Davis has her own story to add to sports lore — “The Throw-up Game.”


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

Duke wants to follow UNC, Wake Forest on football games

North Carolina and Wake Forest took the plunge on Monday, announcing they will play two football games against each other that will be considered non-conference games.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

A lifetime of memories built from a meeting spot

“Meet at the eastern gate.”


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Grant leads No. 8 Notre Dame past NC State 81-78 in OT

Jerian Grant got No. 8 Notre Dame back into the game with his scoring. He won it with his defense.


Opinion View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 09:19 PM
Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

An important conversation

Durham County Commissioners’ Chairman Michael Page has taken to heart a presidential challenge to address youth whose socioeconomic situation and disaffectedness from society put them at risk.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Why serious people discount Fox News

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27

  • Two magnificent representatives
  • Little done to prevent injustice

Business View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Master baker brings taste of France to Durham

Benjamin Messaoui, who earned the distinction of Master Baker after studying in Paris, has been baking for 35 years. And now, after 10 years as a head chef at Raleigh-based Neomonde, he’s opened his own business in Durham. Messaoui opened The French Corner Bakery, at 2005 North Pointe Drive, last month and said he’s astounded by the reception it has received.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

BioCryst treatment receives fast track FDA designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to speed up the development process for a BioCryst treatment used to fight a genetic disorder.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

The Buzz: Code school opening downtown

Astro Code School, developed by Durham web application firm Caktus Group, is set to open in March.


Lifestyles View All »

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell will celebrate the release of his debut solo recording with a free concert at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Study of the American South, at 410 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. For information, call 919-962-5665.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Lakewood places 2nd in mock trial competition

Lakewood Montessori Middle School recently placed second in the state in the Middle School Regional Mock Trial Competition and will represent North Carolina in the Battle of the Carolinas competition in Pittsboro, against teams from both North Carolina and South Carolina Feb. 6-7.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Local Quilts'

The Hillsborough Arts Council art gallery will host an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., during the Last Fridays Art Walk for a group exhibition of quilts produced in Orange and Durham Counties by six artists. The exhibition “Local Quilts” will feature a variety of quilt making techniques with some innovative approaches to the folk art tradition. The Hillsborough Arts Council gallery is located at 102 N. Churton St. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, call 919- 643-2500 or visit www.HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.