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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

LIVING HISTORY: Re-enactors relive 1865 surrender talks

On Saturday, Bennett Place was filled with some 400 re-enactors and hundreds of visitors during the first day of the weekend-long remembrance events of the April 26, 1865 surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Visitors were able to witness what the the final negotiations would have been like back 1865 — lack of electricity and all. During the day both the Union and Confederate States of America armies conducted drill demonstrations.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

DPS driver’s ed gets new lease on life

In spite of a potential loss of $700,000 in state funding, Durham Public Schools is moving ahead with driver education classes this summer.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Duke to offer civic-engagement certificate

Duke University will give students the chance to earn a certificate in “civic engagement and social change” that ties their academic and community-service work more closely together.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Orange eyes $125M bond referendum

The Orange County Board of Commissioners made decisions during the week regarding the board’s intent to set a $125 million bond referendum coming up on next year’s ballot.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:38 PM

GOING FOR GOLD: Schools, students partner for a greater good

The sun was out and shining bright on athletes Friday as they prepared to compete in the Special Olympics at Durham Academy. Friday marked a special occasion for the Special Olympics in Durham County – it celebrated 30 years at the private school.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

DPS driver’s ed gets new lease on life

In spite of a potential loss of $700,000 in state funding, Durham Public Schools is moving ahead with driver education classes this summer.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

One dead, one seriously injured in 3-car crash

One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a three-car accident early this morning on South Miami Boulevard near East Cornwallis Road.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: It's not just time, it's past time

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States is a historic one for the fact of her being the first African-American woman AG, but it’s also historic because she grew up here in Durham.


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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 07:47 PM

SHOCKER: Cavs smoke No. 1 Tar Heels’ perfect season

Top-ranked North Carolina’s women’s tennis team harbored dreams of a perfect season, an ACC championship and an NCAA title.

Virginia saw to it Saturday that only one of those dreams remains alive.

The Cavaliers were the more aggressive team and their shot-making lifted them to a 4-1 win over the previously unbeaten and league regular-season champion Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament semifinals at Duke’s Sheffield Tennis Center.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

2-time reigning NCAA champ Duke coming on fast; plays for ACC title Sunday, April 26

Coming off a shocking upset of No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 6 Duke will take on No. 4 Syracuse at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26 (ESPNU) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., with the ACC Men's Lacrosse Tournament championship on the line.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

No. 18 Tar Heels rip visiting Boston College

J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at rain-swept Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels, who will go for their first conference sweep of the year Sunday, April 26 at noon.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Bulls rained out Saturday, doubleheader set for Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

Saturday night’s Gwinnett Braves at Durham Bulls International League baseball game was rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday, April 26. The two seven-inning games begin at 1 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 08:27 PM

PHOTO ESSAY: NCCU falls to FAMU at Fenway Park

N.C. Central falls to Florida A&M 9-4 in an historic MEAC baseball clash at Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, Saturday. A photo essay by NCCU's Kelvin Ma.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 09:20 PM

Duke Diving Team star wins 1-meter event

China, Dubai, Mexico, Chapel Hill — Jordan Windle is taking the world by storm. The 16-year-old Duke Diving Team member shrugged off a painful injury and topped 40 other competitors to win the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Junior Region 2 Championships at Kory Natatorium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Saturday.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:56 AM
Apr. 25, 2015 @ 07:06 AM

Testimonies to long devotion

Two stories in The Herald-Sun in the past couple of days offered testimonials to
longevity, devotion and warmth.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 11:44 AM

Self-absorbed ESPN reporter gained fame, lost humanity

There is much that could be said about the captured-on-video, made-for-the-water-cooler tirade by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry that lit up social media a few days ago and earned her a one-week suspension. McHenry, livid that her car had been towed after apparently being parked illegally, vented her spleen with acid condescension upon a woman who has been identified as "Gina," an impound clerk at a tow yard in Arlington, Virginia


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

A president enters N.C. school debate

The modern presidency seems as located on Air Force One as in that grand white mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue. Presidents dash around the country not only when they campaign for votes, but also, increasingly, as a means to rally public support for policies originating in the White House.


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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

NetSuite acquires Durham-based Bronto Software for $200M

American Tobacco Campus-based Bronto Software has been acquired by California-based software company NetSuite for $200 million.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Weaver St. Market recalls pork hot dogs, pork bologna products

Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough is recalling 344 pounds of pork hot dogs and 36 pounds of pork bologna due to nitrite levels that exceeded regulatory limits. ... Includes list of recalled products ...


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

OneChatham, Circles Chatham merge

OneChatham, Inc. and Circles Chatham have merged and named a new executive director and board members.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

FAMILY TIES: N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble: It’s in the genes

If they could tap to it, no doubt the N.C. Youth Tap Ensemble would have used Sly and the Family Stone’s “We Are Family” in one of their shows over the years. That’s because family figures into both the ensemble’s make-up as well as how members and founder Gene Medler think of it.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

RAIN: Beatles tribute is back at DPAC, April 29-30

Fans of the Beatles who saw the Broadway tour of “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2012 will see a revamped show if they go see it again April 29 and 30.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Blue Greenberg on The Makery: Where art meets business

On my way to Kendal Draper’s show I ran into a group of women who are running a complex where art is made, art is sold, art is taught and a number of small business people share space in a large room called “Co-Working.” I was a day early for the artist who creates fiber works and functional wearables that are rooted in repetition and mimic structural forms in the natural world.