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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Hatchell says she was unaware of academic fraud, lauds Boxill

Sylvia Hatchell says that she was unaware of academic fraud at North Carolina and that “no one had more academic integrity” than Jan Boxill, her top academic counselor and a former faculty chair who was heavily implicated in the scandal.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty call for athletics reform

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members called for changes to the special-talent admissions process and to the time student-athletes can devote to practice and games at a standing-room-only meeting Friday.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Jury convicts man of murdering wife

A Durham County Superior Court jury found a man guilty Friday of fatally shooting his wife in the chest. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Travis Lamont Daughtridge, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the October 2011 death of 30-year-old Simeka Daughtridge at their home on Spruce Street in Durham.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Driver charged after accident snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with failing to maintain lane control after he lost control of his vehicle crashed into a bridge guardrail on Interstate 85 North Friday morning.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

Thousands flock to Franklin Street for ‘Homegrown Halloween’

Cameron McCullers threw his Halloween costume together at the last minute.

But as he walked down Franklin Street with a suit on and an eyeball mask covering his face, people stopped to stare or pulled out their phones to take photos.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

Thousands flock to Franklin Street for ‘Homegrown Halloween’

Cameron McCullers threw his Halloween costume together at the last minute.

But as he walked down Franklin Street with a suit on and an eyeball mask covering his face, people stopped to stare or pulled out their phones to take photos.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty call for athletics reform

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members called for changes to the special-talent admissions process and to the time student-athletes can devote to practice and games at a standing-room-only meeting Friday.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Jury convicts man of murdering wife

A Durham County Superior Court jury found a man guilty Friday of fatally shooting his wife in the chest. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Travis Lamont Daughtridge, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the October 2011 death of 30-year-old Simeka Daughtridge at their home on Spruce Street in Durham.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Driver charged after accident snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with failing to maintain lane control after he lost control of his vehicle crashed into a bridge guardrail on Interstate 85 North Friday morning.


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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:55 PM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Who won, who lost, how do they stand?

With Northwood’s 52-33 win over Chapel Hill Thursday night already in the books, all eyes were on Orange Friday night as the Panthers attempted to keep alive next Friday’s battle of the unbeatens Big Eight 4-A Conference showdown in Hillsborough with Southern.

Orange (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight) took care of business and knocked Gibbons into a tie with Chapel Hill for fourth place and the league’s final guaranteed playoff slot 20-6.
Southern (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight), the reigning state 3-A and Big Eight champion, routed Oxford Webb (2-8, 0-6) 68-0 at home.

Northwood (8-2, 4-2) has lost to only Orange (14-7) and Southern (33-25) to date and stands alone in third place.

In Henderson Friday, Cedar Ridge (4-6, 2-4 Big Eight) wrapped up fifth place with a 56-28 win over last-place Northern Vance.

PAC-6 4-A teams Northern, Jordan and Riverside were also battling for the league’s two remaining playoff slots Friday. Hillside (6-4, 4-0 PAC-6), which won by forfeit over East Chapel Hill Friday, has clinched at least a share of first place.

Northern (3-7, 3-1) beat Jordan (2-3, 2-9), which owns a Nov. 7 forfeit over winless East, 48-0. Coupled with Riverside’s (4-6, 3-1) 44-24 win at Roxboro Person (2-8, 1-3), Northern and Riverside are assured the final two PAC-6 playoff slots.

South Granville (6-4, 2-2 Northern Carolina 2-A) lost to Warren County 24-7 but remains tied for 2nd place in a league with three playoff slots.

Carrboro lost to Graham 28-14 on the road and was dropped to fourth place and likely out of a playoff slot in the Mid-State 2-A Conference.

In 1-A, Granville Central (6-4, 2-2) remained in the Tar Roanoke playoff hunt with a 35-12 road win over KIPP Pride. The teams had entered the night tied for fourth place. Only the top three finishers are assured playoff berths, but Granville Central could get in as a wild card.

DEVELOPING STORY ...

Northwood 52, Chapel Hill 33

Orange 20, Cardinal Gibbons 6

Southern 68, Oxford Webb 0

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

South Granville faces off with Hendersonville for 2-A title

South Granville has some unfinished business in Raleigh as the Vikings take on Hendersonville Saturday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in the 2-A state volleyball championship game at Reynolds Coliseum.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

VA, NCSSM to play for dual-team tennis titles in Raleigh

The 25th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state1-A and 2-A  championships in women’s dual-team tennis have been moved from Burlington to Raleigh and Voyager Academy and N.C. Science and Math will play for those titles, respectively, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Tar Heels focused on Miami, not Hurricanes’ fans

Miami isn’t known for having rabid crowds at Sun Life Stadium, especially for day games. “The stands are just so far that you could almost have another game from the stands to the bench area,” North Carolina junior guard Landon Turner said. “(It’s not like) places like Georgia Tech where fans are just hounding you over your shoulder. We’re not too stressed about crowd level or home-field advantage.”


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

NCCU looks to put pressure on Bethune-Cookman Saturday

Bethune-Cookman's quarterbacks have fallen 34 times to opposing pass rushers this season and that could be key when the Eagles of N.C. Central visit Daytona, Fla., on Saturday for a big MEAC showdown.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Greenwell's shooting highlights Duke exhibition win

Redshirt freshman drills six 3-pointers, scores 24 points as No. 7 Blue Devils roll to easy win in warm up.


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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 01:50 PM
Oct. 31, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Editorial: Cycling and safety

The idea put forth by Kent Winberry’s former co-workers to sponsor a bike rack in his memory is an important one. First, it’s a lovely tribute to the 52-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle while cycling last month, and later died from his injuries. But it also serves to again focus the community’s attention on the need to improve safety for bicyclists as they share the streets with automotive vehicles.

 

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

Holding memories for Aunt Millie

It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.

 

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 1

  • It’s decision time
  • Meyer’s campaign positive
 

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Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Leo’s Seafood to close after 37 years

Donald “Leo” Coats gets emotional when talking about his customers.

He sits on a bench in the front of his and his wife’s market on Alston Avenue, the air strong with the smell of fresh fish on ice— fish that customers have been buying for 37 years.

 
Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility

Lenovo completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Thursday, propelling the company to the spot of the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Durham organizations hope to retain those hit by Cisco layoffs

Earlier this month, Cisco laid off 225 employees in Research Triangle Park.

Now, through a joint initiative, The Research Triangle Foundation, American Underground and the Durham Chamber Commerce are attempting to keep the people who were affected in the community.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

County unemployment rate drops

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent between August and September, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

 

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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ coming to DPAC

“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is “a play with music” more than a traditional musical, with inspiration from authors such as Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Arthur Miller. The description comes from songwriter John Mellencamp, who collaborated with author Stephen King and music producer T Bone Burnett on the production, which comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center Nov. 14.

 
Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

REVIEW: ‘A Will for the Woods’ leaves a legacy

“A Will for the Woods,” the documentary that won the Audience Award and Environmental Award at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, is returning to Durham this weekend for screenings at the Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus. On the weekend of Halloween and All Saints’ Day, the film reminds viewers of what kind of legacy they want to leave on the earth.

“A Will for the Woods” is a moving, thought-provoking look at the idea of green burials, a growing trend across the country for those who wish to be buried in a more traditional, environmentally friendly way. There’s no machine to fill in the grave, people with shovels do that. There’s no metal coffin, but rather reclaimed wood. There’s no embalming fluid. No usual cemetery, but one that preserves nature.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

20th Orange County studio tour begins Saturday

The Orange County Open Studio Tour marks its 20th anniversary this year. Tours of artists’ studios throughout the county begin Saturday and Sunday, and continue Nov. 8 and 9. On Saturdays, studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • Deep Dish to present ‘The Landing’
  • Kaira Ba nominated for music award
  • Scrap Exchange presenting Brew Durham 5
  • Ackland store presents ‘Made in America’
  • Carrack presents new installations
  • ‘Curious Worlds’ documentary to get sneak preview
  • DSA presents ‘Still Life with Iris’
  • Burchette to discuss music of George Clinton
  • McGarry and Ganz performing at Jazz Workshop
  • Filmmaker to present American Tobacco Trail documentary
  • Scrap Exchange seeking mail art submissions
  • Gallery presenting Frank Lee Craig photos