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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 5)

The Riverside Pirates finally got in this season's win column with a Week 4 victory over Cedar Ridge.

Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann caught up with Riverside coach Chris Howell for this edition of GameDay.  The two tackled the weighty issue of programs like Riverside losing players to strong football schools like Hillside and Southern.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

DPS board to seek authority to approve charters

As the founders of Durham’s two newest charter schools plan for grand openings in August, members of the Durham Board of Education are preparing to ask legislators for the power to decide when the county adds a new charter school.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Council finishes police review, will monitor follow-up

Wrapping up a review of the Durham Police Department sparked by racial-profiling complaints, City Council members signaled Thursday they intend to keep close tabs on the city staff’s follow-up work.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Coach K talks Duke, USA Basketball

Krzyzewski holds 30-minute press conference at Duke after returning from trip to Spain where the U.S. won another gold medal

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

N.C. food bank receives $100K grant

Students became miniature scientists Thursday afternoon as they donned lab coats and safety goggles to complete an experiment at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Arts, music and more at CenterFest

The Durham Arts Council’s 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Saturday evening after-party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.


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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Teaching history through music

Instead of relying on past videos alone to teach the history of hip-hop, Patrick Douthit brought history in the flesh into his class Tuesday.
To the excitement of students in his new N.C. Central University class “History of Hip-Hop,” Douthit brought in the rapper Big Daddy Kane. The North Carolina resident, whose real name is Antonio Hardy, talked about the power of hip-hop to deal with a wide range of subjects like relationships or style as well as about the use of profanity and gang references in lyrics.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

N.C. food bank receives $100K grant

Students became miniature scientists Thursday afternoon as they donned lab coats and safety goggles to complete an experiment at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Residents take big step as trail opens

McDougald Terrace residents began a one-mile journey around their community with a spring in their step as a new walking trail opened Thursday.
Called the Healthy Mile Trail, the series of sidewalks winds through the public housing community, offering residents a convenient way to exercise at no cost.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Fire cameras could save lives, property

Cameras that let firefighters see through smoke and darkness will be on their way soon to the Durham Fire Department, providing a tool that can save lives and property.

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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:18 PM



It took less than 24 hours for Mike Krzyzewski to shake off jet lag after winning another gold medal for the Hall of Fame coach to see his Duke team on the court again.

That was Tuesday when the Blue Devils went through a one-hour workout as part of their offseason training program.

What Krzyzewski saw after being away from the group for nearly two months due to his duties as USA Basketball’s head coach left him feeling good about the upcoming Duke season.

“This freshman class is just ahead, maturity wise,” Krzyzewski said Thursday. “With our team right now, it’s not sophomores, freshmen, juniors and seniors. They are just Duke basketball players. The freshmen are not freshmen. They are Duke basketball players. That differentiation doesn’t happen all the time. It doesn’t happen most of the time. With this group, it has. We saw that during the summer. This group is real close. Real close.”

Hearing Krzyzewski express that opinion is particularly important since all four freshmen, who make up the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, are expected to play major roles for the Blue Devils this season.

Center Jahlil Okafor, point guard Tyus Jones, forward Justise Winslow and shooting guard Grayson Allen have earned praise from the Blue Devils’ staff since arriving on campus this summer.

How they mesh with returning veteran players, like senior point guard Quinn Cook and juniors Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon, will be important.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Duke injury update: Johnson out, Patrick possible

Starting defensive end Dezmond Johnson is "week to week" but out for Saturday's home game against Tulane. Starting guard Lucas Patrick has chance to play Saturday for 3-0 Blue Devils.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

NCCU basketball success spurs changes to coaching staff

Sure signs that a coach’s team is on the rise are when he starts hanging championship banners and his coaches begin getting picked off. That's life today for NCCU's LeVelle Moton.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Duke’s Castor, UNC’s Ellis named to ACC Legends class

The ACC on Thursday announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte Dec. 6.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Beating the big names is road to national attention for ECU

East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden knows the best way for the Pirates to earn national attention — beat the big names that annually appear on their nonconference schedule. The Pirates certainly are doing that against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 08:33 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.

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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:41 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. 17, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Weighing pros, cons of prostate cancer screening

Approximately one out of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point, and it is the second most common cause of cancer death among men. 

Yet, most who have prostate cancer will not die from it because it usually grows slowly and does not cause problems.  It is often observed that more men die “with” prostate cancer than die “from” it.  However, because prostate cancer is common, and can be dangerous, some basic information is important.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 18

  • Single-payer savings
  • Know your limitations
  • Paper’s a shame

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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. 18, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

At CenterFest: Ricardo Diquez’s salsa fusion

When singer Ricardo Diquez talks about the salsa style of music, he speaks about a fusion of different rhythms that makes listeners want to move and dance. There also is another element – the communication among the musicians.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

A comedy inspired by Chekhov

You don’t have to know the work of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov to enjoy PlayMakers Repertory Company’s main stage opening play, but you might laugh more if you do, according to the creative team.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • DPAC hits season ticket milestone
  • ‘Little Night Music’ to benefit COT
  • Battle of Bands returns Saturday
  • Blues society presents ‘Road to Memphis’ fundraiser
  • Republik to feature Franco work
  • Sarah Borges to headline Last Friday events
  • McKinney to present clawhammer banjo style
  • Dance competition coming to DPAC
  • Celtic Woman anniversary tour coming to DPAC
  • Mellencamp tour coming to DPAC

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Books roundup: Southern forests, and Southern food

N.C. State University professors Stephanie B. Jeffries and Thomas R. Wentworth invite readers to “learn how to see through an ecological lens” in their guide “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” (UNC Press, $22, paperback). In their introduction, they explain how they seek to give readers the same experience they give their students in their course Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians. In that field course, they ask students “to interpret a forested landscape.”