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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

SAME STORE, NEW SPACE: Kimbrell’s opens at former Kmart site on Avondale Drive

An iconic area furniture store celebrated its grand opening at a new location Saturday, drawing crowds and special guests. Kimbrells’s Furniture, which has been situated in downtown Durham for 83 years, celebrated its move to the former Kmart building at 2000 Avondale Drive with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Bill Bell.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Railroaded? Some not sold on light rail

As Durham and Orange counties get closer and closer to having a more concrete idea of the future of mass transit here, some residents are concerned light raile might not be the right thing for the community.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Duke armed to build on success

Graduation robbed Blue Devils of talent, but experienced players are ready to step in


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

CIRQUE DU CARRBORO: Youth circus geared to benefit LGBT children

Despite the heat of the day, crowds gathered at Cirque du Carrboro at Southern Rail Saturday to support and donate to a youth circus geared towards LGBT children.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

UNC looks to rise above mediocrity

Tar Heels have questions to answer if they want to rebound from last season's 6-7 mark


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Changes ahead for school board, students

The school board gets back to work Monday after a short summer break.


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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Watermelon Day a sweet attraction at Museum of Life + Science

 If you’ve never seen a black bear playing with a watermelon, Monday, Aug. 3 is the day to visit the Museum of Life + Science. The museum on Murray Avenue celebrates Watermelon Day then with special animal programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Railroaded? Some not sold on light rail

As Durham and Orange counties get closer and closer to having a more concrete idea of the future of mass transit here, some residents are concerned light raile might not be the right thing for the community.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Changes ahead for school board, students

The school board gets back to work Monday after a short summer break.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Where the sidewalks end

I didn’t learn how to ride a bike until I was in sixth grade. That’s pretty late for most kids. I was 11.


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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

UNC looks to rise above mediocrity

Tar Heels have questions to answer if they want to rebound from last season's 6-7 mark

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Duke armed to build on success

Graduation robbed Blue Devils of talent, but experienced players are ready to step in


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 08:35 PM

High school sports season opens with practice

Fall sports teams start practice with games on the horizon


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:03 PM

Bulls start homestand with loss

Durham falls deeper into IL South Division cellar with 8-4 loss to Gwinnett


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

NCCU aims to claim MEAC title of its own

Co-champs with four others a year ago, Eagles out to win MEAC outright


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 09:02 PM

Mavunga transfers from UNC to Ohio State

Junior had announced in June she was leaving Tar Heels


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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 01:13 AM

Good people doing good works

When The Herald-Sun’s Greg Childress dropped in on the Durham Freedom School’s summer reading enrichment program this week, enthusiastic students were “drumming, hand-clapping, foot-stomping and … spelling out the words G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G in their loudest outside voices.”


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 07:57 AM

Large questions loom for pre-K legislative caucus

Looking beyond the current legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a few days ago to begin a process of exploring North Carolina’s needs in child care and early childhood education.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Grit Award: Willie Covington

In November 2011, the Federation of Geneological Societies gave its Archives Award to Durham County Register of Deeds Willie Covington. Noting that the county’s vital records of births, deaths and marriages were “in a state of rapid deterioration” when their oversight was transferred from the health department to the Register of Deeds office, the federation cited his leadership in “a project to ensure their long-term preservation.”


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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

SAME STORE, NEW SPACE: Kimbrell’s opens at former Kmart site on Avondale Drive

An iconic area furniture store celebrated its grand opening at a new location Saturday, drawing crowds and special guests. Kimbrells’s Furniture, which has been situated in downtown Durham for 83 years, celebrated its move to the former Kmart building at 2000 Avondale Drive with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Bill Bell.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

Utility demands prompt fee hike talk

An increased workload on the city’s public works department in light of the recent announcements of fiber optic Internet has prompted an evaluation of how it charges fees for private utility builds and permits.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Durham County jobless rate rises in June

Durham County’s unemployment rate increased by .3 percentage points in June to 5.4 percent, the NC Department of Commerce reported today.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Triangle market ranks second best for life science companies

The Triangle market is ranked as the second best for life science companies in the United States, according to a new report from international real estate services firm JLL.


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Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

LIVE & SOLO: Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton coming to Motorco

PJ Morton is a Grammy Award-winning musician, a man who is a keyboardist, vocalist, producer and songwriter. His most recent studio album included songs featuring Stevie Wonder and Lil Wayne. He comes to Durham on tour Aug. 20 for a show at Motorco Music Hall.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

NEW SHEPHERD: Church of Good Shepherd to install new pastor

The installation of the new senior pastor of The Church of the Good Shepherd will be like a wedding, said Rev. Chuck Jacob, who will be formally installed on Sunday (Aug. 2). It won’t be a wedding with formal attire and such, but it will be the exchanging of vows.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

INTO THE LIGHT: Kamasi Washington to perform at Motorco

Tenor saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington released a three-hour recording in May appropriately titled “The Epic.” The record, made up of Washington’s compositions and arrangements of classics, has a core group that improvises, along with soaring choir and strings arrangements.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Blue Greenberg: Two artists, and two views of nature

“Accumulation: Ceramic and Mixed Media Sculptures by Jeffrey Zern,” The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, through Aug. 15. ... “Opening: Summer Show, Gallery Artists,” Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, 601 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, through Aug. 15.