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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

FIRE & ICE: Ex-Pack greats win 3-on-3 charity tilt vs. Duke, UNC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina hosted the charity basketball event as a part of its Big Three 3-Point Challenge, a fundraising effort in its second year that benefits Duke Children’s Hospital, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, respectively.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Museum workshop puts parents, kids on same page

It was drizzling and overcast outside, but was bright and busy on Saturday morning inside a Museum of Life and Science room where children, their parents, friends and relatives were busy assembling small robots from kits. This was the second of three sessions held as part of the museum’s new Tinker Tech Family Workshop series that aim to bring science, technology, engineering and math to children outside of school.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

DUKE DRIVES ACC

Duke women golfers took 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th places overall as the Blue Devils swept to their third consecutive ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Duke star Celine Boutier was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the tournament, finishing four strokes ahead of teammate Laeititia Beck at 3-under 210.

As a team, No. 3-ranked Duke shot 10-over-par for the tournament and beat second-place Virginia by 27 strokes. UNC finished fourth, 34 strokes behind the Blue Devils.

Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 862. Second-place Virginia, which was tied for the first day lead with Duke, finished 27 strokes back at 889, followed by N.C. State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959).

Blue Devil coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years. Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.

 


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Dance, music, yoga at Shakori Hills Festival

While the cold made it harder to move his fingers, George Stewart and his partner in the two-man band Ed and George walked away with a positive feeling from a competition on Saturday that included bands playing old-time, bluegrass and other types of music. “We really enjoyed it; we think it’s nice that people came out (to) show their appreciation,” said Stewart’s band partner Ed Davis, as they walked away from the stage where the competition was held as part of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Dance and Music.


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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Changes coming to Central Park area

The redevelopment of Liberty Warehouse into apartments with ground-floor shops may be just the beginning of new development in the Durham Central Park area.

Potential developers are looking into buying other properties and buildings in the area, and additional business owners also are looking to set up shop in the lively district.


The area around Foster Street, Geer Street and Rigsbee Avenue is already home to the Durham Farmers’ Market at the Durham Central Park Pavilion, Fullsteam Brewery, Motorco Music Hall, Cocoa Cinnamon, King’s Sandwich Shop, the restaurant and bar Geer Street Garden, and multiple bars.

To add to the mix, the owners of The Blue Note Grill, a barbecue and rib restaurant that has live blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and other music each night on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, has signed a lease to relocate to two bays of a building on Washington Street near the Durham Athletic Park.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Council to review gigabit-Internet deal with AT&T

The push for gigabit-per-second-speed Internet service in Durham reaches the City Council this week, in the form of a proposed agreement with AT&T officials hope will yield its first connections in mid-2015.

The deal calls for the city to cooperate with AT&T network-installation efforts, speeding the review of any needed regulatory approvals and inspections so the project can move forward quickly.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Dance, music, yoga at Shakori Hills Festival

While the cold made it harder to move his fingers, George Stewart and his partner in the two-man band Ed and George walked away with a positive feeling from a competition on Saturday that included bands playing old-time, bluegrass and other types of music. “We really enjoyed it; we think it’s nice that people came out (to) show their appreciation,” said Stewart’s band partner Ed Davis, as they walked away from the stage where the competition was held as part of Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Dance and Music.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Platt: Not a lumberjack, and I’m OK

Well, what a relief.

This year, the job of newspaper reporter doesn’t rank all the way at the bottom of CareerCast.com’s list of the top 200 jobs.
Instead, it’s apparently just almost the worst job, squeaking in ahead of lumberjack based on work environment, stress and hiring outlook.


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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

DUKE DRIVES ACC

Duke women golfers took 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th places overall as the Blue Devils swept to their third consecutive ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Duke star Celine Boutier was the lone golfer in the field to break par for the tournament, finishing four strokes ahead of teammate Laeititia Beck at 3-under 210.

As a team, No. 3-ranked Duke shot 10-over-par for the tournament and beat second-place Virginia by 27 strokes. UNC finished fourth, 34 strokes behind the Blue Devils.

Duke carded rounds of 291, 285 and 286 for a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 862. Second-place Virginia, which was tied for the first day lead with Duke, finished 27 strokes back at 889, followed by N.C. State (890), North Carolina (896), Notre Dame (905), Miami (905), Florida State (908), Wake Forest (919), Maryland (921), Clemson (921) and Boston College (959).

Blue Devil coach Dan Brooks registered his 118th career victory and has led Duke to 18 of 19 ACC Championships over his 30 years. Boutier becomes the 12th different Blue Devil to claim the ACC individual title and it marks the 16th time a Duke golfer has won medalist accolades at the championship.

 

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

FIRE & ICE: Ex-Pack greats win 3-on-3 charity tilt vs. Duke, UNC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina hosted the charity basketball event as a part of its Big Three 3-Point Challenge, a fundraising effort in its second year that benefits Duke Children’s Hospital, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, respectively.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

ACC TRACK: Duke men, women 4th; UNC men 2nd, women 8th

Florida State held off a resurgent UNC men's team to take first place. The Tar Heels finished three points back, 113-110, to capture second, their highest finish in the ACC Championships since 1999.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Duke explodes for 13 runs in easy road win at Virginia Tech

The Duke baseball team churned out a season-high-tying 17 hits, including eight for extra bases, and the Blue Devils clinched their fourth ACC series victory with a 13-3 decision over Virginia Tech Saturday at English Field. Duke totaled eight hits with runners in scoring position while the 13 runs are the most the Blue Devils have scored in an ACC game this season.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

No. 2 Duke cruises in regular-season men's home lacrosse finale

Senior attackman Jordan Wolf scored six goals and added two assists to lead No. 2 Duke to its eighth straight win, a 17-8 decision over visiting Rutgers as the Blue Devils celebrated Senior Day at Koskinen Stadium.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 10:23 PM

Bulls steal a win in 11 innings at Norfolk

A walk and two stolen bases by Kevin Kiermaier in the top of the 11th inning set the stage for a two-out infield RBI single by Mikie Mahtook as the visiting Durham Bulls downed the Norfolk Tides 2-1.


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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 10:55 PM
Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Easter’s messages

Perhaps you’ll mark today with an Easter egg hunt, in your home or with a larger group.

Perhaps you’ll gather around the dinner table – or the picnic table – for ham and other traditional Easter dishes, chocolate bunnies included.

Chances are good, if you are a Christian, your day will include some time in church, even if you’re one of those sometimes referred to as “C and Es.”


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

A better world for movement Steinem, others led

At 80, Gloria Steinem is still a powerful voice for equal rights and opportunities for women, causes for which she has championed since being one of the founders of the feminism movement in the 1960s.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

One of the best-kept secrets in Durham Public Schools

More than 180 people -- parents, teachers, principals, students and corporate volunteers and community leaders -- recently filled Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus to hear about a project that surely ranks as one of the best-kept secrets in Durham Public Schools.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Google Inc. opens doors to showcase Franklin Street office

A peek into Google Inc.’s downtown Chapel Hill offices on Thursday revealed employees sitting or standing in front of two and sometimes three computer screens, and white boards on the walls for drawing or writing.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Boutique opening on Broad

  • Jo’s Boutique
  • Northgate news
  • Showroom to open

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Business briefs

  • Software firm to acquire Durham’s OrgSpan
  • March sees more tech jobs than February

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Organic Transit, in new Durham headquarters, eyes growth

Outside Organic Transit’s headquarters on West Corporation Street on a recent Friday morning, green and orange solar-and-pedal-powered trikes were parked in rows.

An employee was test-driving some of them, and at one point, a small orange trike could be seen in the distance climbing a hill toward the office.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Blue Ribbon Healers to play two swanky tonk shows on Rigsbee

When the Blue Ribbon Healers hit the road, they don’t just come for one show, then load up the car and take off to the next town. They like to stick around for a little while, whether it’s a month in Colorado or California. The duo will bring their original brand of foot-stomping swanky tonk music to Durham on Sunday for two shows – first at Fullsteam Brewery, then after a break another show across the street at Motorco Music Hall.
Cindy Rose (mandolin, vocals) and Rob Pate (guitar, vocals) formed the Blue Ribbon Healers five years ago. 

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Want a treat? Buy a record

If you are still suffering from the post-winter blues, or simply need an excuse for a treat, Saturday is Record Store Day, and local stores and music labels will have limited-edition releases and special deals to bring out music lovers.

All Day Records in Carrboro will have discounts on records, and a sidewalk sale of stereo equipment, said Jeremy Harris. Ryan Richardson of CD Alley in Chapel Hill said labels across the country have produced some 300 special releases for the annual event, and CD Alley has ordered about 180 of them. “It’s amazing how much stuff there is,” he said.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Stories along the way: Ben Sollee to perform

Like Maya Beiser, the duo 2Cellos and Durham cellist Shana Tucker, cellist Ben Sollee has pioneered new repertoire and styles for his instrument. Listeners may know him for his work with Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, or from his three recordings – “Learning to Bend,” “Inclusions” and “Half-Made Man.”

Now, Sollee is adding dance and documentary to his concerts. He is still “experimenting with the show,” he said in a phone interview, and local audiences will get to see and hear his new approach when he performs this weekend at The Carolina Theatre and at the spring edition of the Shakori Hills Festival.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

At NCMA, a fusion of cultures and art

There is an image of Mickey Mouse, with a skeletal body and his gloved hand poised like a gun. There is a Sun-Maid raisin box, labeled “Sun Mad” with the image of the girl on the box changed to a ghastly skeleton. There is a portrait of Cesar Chavez with the Nike swoosh emblazoned on his cap. And there is a sweet 15-year-old dressed in her coming-of-age finery. These are just some of the images by the 44 artists in the exhibition “Estampas de la Raza.”