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Apr. 17, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

UNCERTAIN PATH: Early-entry ex-UNC star McAdoo in NBA playoffs

North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto’s recent decision to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft surprised a lot of people. Not James Michael McAdoo. McAdoo faced the exact same choice last year — come back to UNC for his senior season or embark on an uncertain path. Even after being undrafted and spending most of his rookie year in the D-League, McAdoo said recently he was happy with his decision to go pro. Of course, it helps that he was speaking from the locker room at Golden State, the No. 1 seed in the West, which enters the playoffs at home today (3:30 p.m., WTVD) against the No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Sunday's Durham Earth Day Festival moved indoors

Due to inclement weather this week and muddy conditions on the field at Rock Quarry Park, Durham’s Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19 will be moved indoors.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

City paid $5K to settle with fired officer

Settlement papers show the city government paid $5,000 to resolve a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant. The deal with former Lt. John Shelton also stipulated that city officials will provide a “neutral” job reference.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Bill would allow EpiPens in public venues

A bill winding its way through the General Assembly would allow most public venues such as restaurants, theme parks and sports arenas to have epinephrine auto-injectors on site to administer in the event a visitor suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Amateur Night at The Hayti: Roxboro teen headed to The Apollo

Precious Boyd, 14, of Roxboro, is preparing to compete in July at the amateur night at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She got the opportunity after competing in last year’s Amateur Night at the Hayti and making her way to the finals.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

150 YEARS AGO: Bennett Place played key role in Civil War’s end

150 years ago Friday, April 17 Union Gen. William T. Sherman and Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston met for the first of what would become three sessions at Bennett Place to discuss Johnston’s surrender of his army of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. The surrender he and Sherman negotiated became the largest of the Civil War.


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Apr. 16, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

150 YEARS AGO: Bennett Place played key role in Civil War’s end

150 years ago Friday, April 17 Union Gen. William T. Sherman and Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston met for the first of what would become three sessions at Bennett Place to discuss Johnston’s surrender of his army of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. The surrender he and Sherman negotiated became the largest of the Civil War.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

City paid $5K to settle with fired officer

Settlement papers show the city government paid $5,000 to resolve a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by a former Durham Police Department lieutenant. The deal with former Lt. John Shelton also stipulated that city officials will provide a “neutral” job reference.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Sunday's Durham Earth Day Festival moved indoors

Due to inclement weather this week and muddy conditions on the field at Rock Quarry Park, Durham’s Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19 will be moved indoors.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Police log: Engagement ring stolen

Police are investigating an April 5 report of a theft of an engagement ring from a vehicle in the 3600 block of Witherspoon Boulevard. Also taken were a purse, three credit cards and checks with a total value of $4,751.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 01:06 AM

THREE UP, THREE DOWN | Tides roll Bulls

Norfolk beat Durham for the third night in a row at the DBAP.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 10:41 PM

UNC captures regular season ACC crown

Unlike the last two matchups in the women's lacrosse Tobacco Road rivalry, Friday night's game was decided in regulation as the No. 2 North Carolina women's lacrosse team took down No. 3 Duke 12-6.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 10:44 PM

Wildcats rally by Jordan for PAC-6 win

East Chapel Hill rallied from seven runs down and beat Jordan 14-11 in baseball on Friday night.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

NCCU makes adjustments in football coaching titles

With a year under his belt at North Carolina Central, football coach Jerry Mack is making a few adjustments in the coaching staff. 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 10:48 PM

N.C. State extends Yow’s contract

N.C. State's board of trustees has approved a two-year contract extension for athletic director Debbie Yow that includes a significant pay bump.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Durham Amateur registration open

Registration for the two premier local golf tournaments is now open.


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Apr. 15, 2015 @ 01:05 PM
Apr. 16, 2015 @ 02:31 PM

Board right on career status

When the General Assembly ended career status for public school teachers, the Durham Public Schools board was among those who protested the action.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 06:48 AM

William Powell, dean of North Carolina history

When UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Emeritus William Powell died last week at the age of 95, North Carolina lost its dean of history. With constant help and support from his wife Virginia, he authored countless books and articles, including the preeminent history of our state, “North Carolina Through Four Centuries,” all 670 pages of it. Even though it is now 25 years since its publication, it is still the best.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Letters to the Editor, April 16

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Apr. 14, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

INNOVATION TRIANGLE: Duke to move I&EI to downtown

This summer, Duke University will relocate its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative to the third floor of the Imperial Building downtown.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Landlord: Straw Valley will not reopen

Straw Valley Food and Drink and The Black House, which closed last month for restructuring and improvements, will now close permanently.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

‘Beer’ Durham: DBAP revamps concessions

Fans at the Wednesday, April 15 Durham Bulls home opener will notice some changes beyond just the roster. Now in its 20th year, Durham Bulls Athletic Park has revamped its food offerings and will even brew beer on site as it seeks to undertake a more “local approach” to concessions, general manager Mike Birling said.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Durham jobless rate returns to declining trend

Durham County’s unemployment rate decreased by 4 percent in February to 4.7 percent, the Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.


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Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

RECORD STORE DAY: Vinyl’s persistence in music scene remarkable

Saturday, music fans will be awash in a sea of vinyl when artists from Ryan Adams to Cassandra Wilson will release limited or special-edition albums for Record Store Day.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Amateur Night at The Hayti: Roxboro teen headed to The Apollo

Precious Boyd, 14, of Roxboro, is preparing to compete in July at the amateur night at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She got the opportunity after competing in last year’s Amateur Night at the Hayti and making her way to the finals.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Earth Day Festival Sunday at Rock Quarry Park

Durham will “go green” on Sunday, April 19 for the annual Earth Day Festival at Rock Quarry Park. The festival is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Entertainment briefs: What's happening around the area

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, best known as the leader of the Chicago band Wilco, will present and discuss the film “American Movie” (1999) May 23 at 7 p.m. as part of the Modern School of Film’s “Film: Acoustic” series at the Carolina Theatre.