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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Duke dismisses G Rasheed Sulaimon from basketball team

Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the Duke basketball program as announced by head coach Mike Krzyzewski Thursday. Sulaimon remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Durham Rescue Mission exceeds capacity as temps plunge

The Durham Rescue Mission has seen a 31 percent increase since 2013 in the number of people seeking shelter there, the organization reported Thursday. The mission conducted its annual count of residents on Wednesday night, concluding that 489 people stayed there Wednesday night as temperature plummeted into the 20s.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:03 PM

Amid conflicting claims, IBM confirms layoffs

Following reports that IBM would lay off as many as 112,000 employees, the company confirmed Wednesday that it has begun to reduce staff but will also continue hiring. It was unclear how many of the layoffs, if any, would or have taken place in the Triangle area.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Cleaning firm explains back-pay decision

Service Solutions Inc., the company that has agreed to pay school custodians more than $100,000 they are owed in back pay by an SSI subcontractor, said Wednesday that doing so is the right thing to do.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

DOZEN DISPLACED: Fire forces residents out of apartments

Flames ripped through an apartment complex Thursday, displacing six children and six adults from four units, officials said. No one was hurt.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Maria Bamford, Emo Philips headline Comedy Arts Festival

Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford will headline the 15th N.C. Comedy Arts Festival. Bamford will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

DOZEN DISPLACED: Fire forces residents out of apartments

Flames ripped through an apartment complex Thursday, displacing six children and six adults from four units, officials said. No one was hurt.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Cleaning firm explains back-pay decision

Service Solutions Inc., the company that has agreed to pay school custodians more than $100,000 they are owed in back pay by an SSI subcontractor, said Wednesday that doing so is the right thing to do.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Police Log: Southern High student charged with rape

A 16-year-old Southern High School student was arrested and charged with assault by strangulation, first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Murder suspect makes 1st court appearance

The man accused of killing and decapitating a 38-year-old Durham man appeared in front of a Durham County District Court Judge Wednesday morning.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

Notre Dame veterans thwart Blue Devils

Despite a solid effort from Duke's freshmen, big nights from Notre Dame's seniors helped the Fighting Irish earn the win. 

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 07:43 AM

McCants, Ramsay make first public statement since filing lawsuit

Former UNC women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and football player Devon Ramsay made their first public statement since filing a lawsuit against UNC last week. 


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Coaches seek right combinations for relays

Area high school swim coaches use the PAC-6 championships to figure out relay combinations ahead of regionals. 


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 07:16 PM

Duke promotes Guerrieri to assistant coach

Grad assistant for the last three years will fill staff position vacated by Petri departure


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:56 AM

Staal, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 4-2 win over Lightning

Carolina returns from All-Star break with win


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:58 PM

Wildcats sweep PAC-6 championship

East Chapel Hill boys, girls race to league title


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:29 PM
Jan. 28, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

Good news from Google

For years, tech users and businesses have lamented that the United States lags behind many industrialized countries in the speed of its Internet connections.

That has been changing as Internet service providers have been led and prodded by Google’s ambitious plans, seemingly to stand astride the modern information highway like an ancient Colossus.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 08:23 PM

Bud Selig's winning legacy

The business of baseball and the nation's business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. The Washington Senators were run by Clark Griffith, who said: "Fans like home runs, and we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans." Today, however, Washington's team is a model of best practices. The government? Less so.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 29

  • Teachers’ experience not valued
  • Boehner disrespects Obama

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Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

Master baker brings taste of France to Durham

Benjamin Messaoui, who earned the distinction of Master Baker after studying in Paris, has been baking for 35 years. And now, after 10 years as a head chef at Raleigh-based Neomonde, he’s opened his own business in Durham. Messaoui opened The French Corner Bakery, at 2005 North Pointe Drive, last month and said he’s astounded by the reception it has received.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Rise to open first franchise location

After announcing plans to launch a franchise program last summer, Rise Biscuits & Donuts will open its second location, in Morrisville.

The restaurant will open this summer in the Park West Village shopping center.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

BioCryst treatment receives fast track FDA designation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to speed up the development process for a BioCryst treatment used to fight a genetic disorder.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

The Buzz: Code school opening downtown

Astro Code School, developed by Durham web application firm Caktus Group, is set to open in March.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

'TO DO GOOD:' Duke Divinity professor gives keynote at DCIA

J. Kameron Carter, an associate professor of systematic theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said he would try preaching rather than give an academic lecture to Durham Congregations in Action at its annual banquet meeting Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church downtown.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

DCIA supports living wage, school programs; officers reinstalled

Durham Congregations in Action reinstalled officers for another term during its annual banquet Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Hundreds of people attended the annual banquet for the collaborative organization of about 60 congregations, and learned about DCIA’s support of new initiatives.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Belief Briefs: Churches to join wellness challenge

Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

The unjustly maligned lemon

It’s a bum rap.

Calling a faulty piece of machinery a lemon — it’s wrong and unfair.  It’s just blatant anti-lemon propaganda.