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May. 22, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Graduation 2015: City of Medicine Academy

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White urged graduates of City of Medicine Academy to not oversleep as they begin the next chapter in their lives. Saunders-White was the commencement speaker Friday for the small, specialty high school which focuses on health care.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

Graduation 2015: Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

Daniel Robinson was among the 2015 graduating class of the Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School at N.C. Central University on Friday.

May. 22, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Graduation 2015: Middle College High School

Kelcie Bullock on Friday told her fellow Class of 2015 graduates that they chose to attend Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College because they are mavericks. Bullock said there are many different definitions for maverick but her favorite is the one that defines it as an unbranded calf that’s separated from its mother.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Graduation 2015: Durham Academy

Under a canopy of towering oak trees in an Alabama park, Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe learned a valuable lesson as a child, he said at Durham Academy’s 41st commencement exercises Friday.

May. 22, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Memorial Day: Fallen heroes to be honored

The United States observes Memorial Day as a national holiday, and veterans’ graves are often decorated with flags. In Chapel Hill, Butner and Durham, observances are planned this weekend to remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who died while fighting for their country.

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

NCAA hands up notice of allegations to UNC

Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.

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May. 21, 2015 @ 08:25 PM

HAYTI HQ: Durham Committee makes statement with new home

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, an 80-year-old political action and community advocacy group, opened the doors at its first permanent location Thursday. The facility at 601 Fayetteville St. is in the historic African-American Hayti district of Durham and across the street from the Hayti Heritage Center.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Deputy manager leaves county for Triangle J

After three years as Durham deputy county manager, E. Lee Worsley Jr. will leave to take a job with the Triangle J Council of Government (TJCOG).

May. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Accused killer gets 1st day in court

The man accused of killing a 52-year-old property managed faced a District Court judge on Friday. Shatique Kamel Skinner, 21, of Mimosa Street was arrested Thursday morning, just days after police allege he shot and killed Fred Edgerton at an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Cheek Road.

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May. 21, 2015 @ 10:03 PM

Good pitching lifts N.C. State and Clemson in ACC baseball tourney

N.C. State coach Elliott Avent said the long rain delay didn't bother his guys.

May. 21, 2015 @ 12:35 AM

No. 1 seed Louisville tops UNC 7-4 in ACC tournament

The key to beating No. 1 seed Louisville was simple, Mike Fox said following North Carolina's play-in game win against Virginia Tech Tuesday: play a perfect game. 
By starting with a leadoff home run, it appeared No. 8 seed UNC was on track to do just that Wednesday night. But the illusion of perfection can't last forever, and UNC quickly began showing signs that it wasn't capable of putting together the kind of game Fox needed out of his players to take down the best team in the league.

May. 20, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

Duke’s Kimel, Blue Devils still fighting

Duke coach Kerstin Kimel has the Blue Devils in the hunt for a national title in lacrosse. She's fighting a more personal battle.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Duke women's golf readies to defend national title

Duke begins play today seeking to win the NCAA women’s golf championship for the second consecutive year.

By no means, though, was this a simple case of Duke coach Dan Brooks putting a veteran team on the course with last year’s experience to guide it.

May. 21, 2015 @ 09:10 PM

Kirk repeats as Carolinas Women’s Amateur champ

Mother Nature was not very cooperative during the third and final round of the 89th Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship as a steady rain fell for most of the morning at Treyburn Country Club.

Katie Kirk, the 2014 champion, battled the elements and held off fellow competitors to claim the title for the second consecutive year. Kirk shot a two-over 74 on Thursday, which left her with a total score of one-under 215, good enough for a two-stroke victory over runner-up Sarah Bae (one-over 217).

May. 21, 2015 @ 09:19 PM

Northern, Orange continue in baseball playoffs

Win-or-go home games set for Friday night

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May. 22, 2015 @ 12:56 AM
May. 22, 2015 @ 12:54 AM

Helping vets ‘conquer all’

In recent years, we’ve come to understand ever more deeply that many men and women who return from fighting our country’s wars face struggles long after they have left the field of battle.

May. 21, 2015 @ 07:23 AM

North Carolinians deserve more energy choices

North Carolina’s clean energy sector is bringing good jobs and economic opportunity to our state. This success is the result of a series of smart, bipartisan policy solutions.

May. 21, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Letters to the Editor, May 22

  • Tree butchering
  • Beware of barbecued bugs

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.

May. 19, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Developers unveil downtown loop report

After hosting workshops with elected officials, planners and developers in March, Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development potential, and the loop should be converted into a two-way traffic network.

May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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May. 22, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Anjanée Bell shines ‘light’ on a human story

Anjanée Bell’s “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” will be performed by collaborators and a multi-generational cast of dancers, Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

MUSIC SCENE: Brightleaf Square, American Tobacco, parks, malls host free concerts

Get your calendars out and pencil in all the free concerts you can go to this summer in Durham. The Bull City’s distinctive historic brick tobacco factory buildings are the backdrop for two major free summer music series. The city’s parks and shopping malls also provide free music throughout the summer.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Duke Gardens series, Festival for the Eno, Blues and Brews on tap for music lovers

There are plenty more outdoor summer concerts to attend other than the free music series. Various events are ticketed, including a series of roots concerts in the nature of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, along with the first Blues and Brews Festival and the longstanding Festival for the Eno.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Entertainment briefs (Friday, May 22)

Branford Marsalis will join Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the traditional music group the Kruger Brothers, and other musicians in a concert with the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. June 2.