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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 10)

“GameDay” goes to East Chapel Hill High School, where first-year football coach Mike Holderman is working through serious growing pains. Herald-Sun photographer Christine Nguyen has the view from the Wildcats practice field, and sports writer John McCann has the story.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Hands of clay: Durham potters to hold first studio tour

Ceramic artist Cynthia Aldrich opens up one of her kitchen cabinets and handles several coffee cups made by local potters. She matches each cup with its maker, and among the names are Deb Harris, Dorothy Davis and others. All are artists whose work she admires, and on her artist website, Aldrich says drinking coffee from the mugs is like “breakfasting with friends.”


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Get scared at ‘A Night of Local Horror’

Get a spooky jump on Halloween when A Night of Local Horror brings local short horror films to the screen on Tuesday night at Motorco Music Hall.  Eight films will be shown, including film festival winners and premieres.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Professor, critic calls for ‘big, meaningful changes’ at UNC

Academic failures revealed in an investigation into one UNC-Chapel Hill department Wednesday occurred because of a system that requires athletic “eligibility to be prioritized over educational enrichment,” a university professor said Thursday.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Petition seeks DA's removal

A man involved in a running feud with the Durham County Sheriff's Office and judicial officials has asked that District Attorney Roger Echols be removed from office.


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Winkler sculpture to remain in Durham

"Winding Out,” by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler, one of 12 pieces in the Bull City Sculpture Show, has been chosen as the piece that will remain in Durham, pending a City Council vote.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Speakers zero in on domestic violence

Panelists weighed in Thursday on domestic violence in Durham, suggesting ways to make the reporting system safer and more effective.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Police log

  • Police investigate suspicious death
  • Arrests made in Wednesday shooting


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.

Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6 4-A) hosts preseason PAC-6 favorite Hillside (4-4, 2-0 PAC-6) at Durham County Memorial Stadium with the winner grabbing sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 and almost assuredly one of the league’s three post-season playoff berths.

The loser is also likely to grab a playoff berth, but also a road trip in the opening round of the playoffs because the league has an overall record of 10-48 which doesn’t bode well for a good post-season seeding for any team beyond the champ.

The Knights got a surprise night off last week when injury-decimated East Chapel Hill (0-8, 0-2 PAC-6) elected to forfeit its scheduled home game against Northern.

East will return to action tonight, athletic director Ray Hartsfield confirmed this week, and will host Roxboro Person (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6).

Also tonight, Jordan (1-7, 1-1 PAC-6) travels to Riverside (2-6, 1-1 PAC-6) in what could well be a battle for the league’s third and final playoff slot for underdog Jordan, at least.

A complete look at Friday night's area high school football games ...

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Savannah St. at NCCU: Young Tigers wary of tough Eagles

When Savannah State shows up Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to play N.C. Central (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network), the Tigers, because of injuries, will be working with their fourth signal caller of the season. Two freshman quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart, Tino Smith II (6-2, 215) and Michael Knox (6-3, 205).

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Runner Dekker, DA field hockey chase state titles

Durham Academy senior Eliza Dekker will chase her fourth consecutive N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3-A cross country championship at Jackson Park in Hendersonville Friday, Oct. 24. ... Also Friday, the 17-1 DA field hockey team will face Raleigh’s Ravenscroft School in the NCISAA semifinals at Lewisville’s Forsyth Country Day School.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

No. 18 ECU pulls away in 4th, stops visiting UConn 31-21

Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

Flames blow out Hurricanes; leave Carolina winless

Sean Monahan scored his first two goals of the season, and Jonas Hiller stopped all 16 shots he faced as the Calgary Flames beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Thursday night.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Tar Heels host FSU in exhibition opener; tickets available

Three weeks after Late Night With Roy and the start of preseason practice and three weeks before its regular season opener, North Carolina will play its first men’s basketball exhibition game of 2014-15 at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 24 against Fayetteville State at the Smith Center.

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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:46 PM
Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Two decades of shame

A paragraph near the beginning of Kenneth Wainstein’s devastating report on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said far more than its few words about why the scandal is so disillusioning.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

State’s children need better access to healthy food: Connecting the dots

Today is Food Day, a day to organize and learn about the biggest issues concerning food, health, and how our political and economic systems promote and/or deny health and equality. We live in the richest country in the world, so we don’t usually connect the terms “hunger,” “malnutrition,” and “obesity.” They seem contradictory. However, there is a strong connection among these three phenomena and it is having a huge impact on the health of North Carolinians.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 24

  • Not my father’s Duke
  • State fair food disgusts

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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

BCBSNC announces approved rates for 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance customers will see rate increases across the board, officials announced in a Tuesday conference.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Buzz: Pita pocket truck begins service

SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Buzz: 21c reveals restaurant details

The 21c Museum Hotel, which will open early next year at 111 N. Corcoran St., will have a restaurant focused on North Carolina’s seafood heritage.


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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Student of the Month: Future teacher committed to academic excellence, civic service

Jasmine Cousar is well-liked by her peers at J.D. Clement Early College High School and has earned the respect of her teachers and school leaders.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Costumes at Farmers’ Market and other Halloween events

The Durham Farmers’ Market will present its first Vendor Costume Contest on Saturday. Many of the vendors will be coming to market in costume to sell their goods. Customers can vote for their favorites. This event will be a fundraiser for the Farmers’ Market’s Double Bucks Program.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • O’Farrill to present evening of Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Goat Parade auction to benefit non-profit groups
  • Keillor returning for third DPAC performance
  • Northgate to present Playathon
  • Helm Hammonds to give concert
  • Pleiades Gallery presents ‘Turvy-Topsy’
  • Learn about history of Go Go music

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

DCIA looks at affordable housing by proposed light rail

As the public input part of plans for light rail in Durham progresses, Durham Congregations In Action is taking on the issue of affordable housing. Durham has a strategy for affordable housing near light rail transit stations. DCIA members learned more about the project and what they can do to advocate for more affordable housing in Durham.