Paddling along the Eno River was a labor of love Monday for dozens of Durham residents yearning to breathe free.
“We’re going on a little adventure of discovery,” said Ashley Riggs, who was kayaking at West Point on the Eno with friend Beth Martin. “Labor Day is a free day with no work, so I figured we should take advantage of it.”
With the playoffs set to begin on Wednesday, the Durham Bulls lost twice on Sunday. But the turned a triple play and set a new single-season attendance record along the way.
Police charged a man with having counterfeit DVDs and CDs with intent to sell them.
Ronnie J. Porter, 40, of Durbin Place, was arrested Friday and charged with having 374 counterfeit music CDs and 377 fake movie DVDs that lacked the real artists’ manufacture label.
My idea of high technology, generally speaking, is a toaster. As everyone knows, it’s an inscrutably complex mechanism that requires pin-point adjustment and careful programming of that little dial on the bottom that determines how much you will burn the toast. Not to mention you also have to decide on and implement which is the correct side to use when you’re only toasting one slice.
The building at 711 Washington St. sits empty now, with exposed wood ceilings and garage doors from its days as an auto repair garage.
But Melissa Katrincic and her husband, Lee, have a vision for it: a gin and liqueur distillery.
Some 50 members of the Durham chapter of the NAACP, community leaders, ministers and Durham residents banded together Saturday and marched from N.C. Central University to McDougald Terrace in an effort to stop the violence in Durham.
The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air.
Authorities believe Anthony Stewart Jr. of Spurcewood Drive, was involved in an attempted armed robbery Aug. 15 on East Pilot Street. A 15-year-old male has also been charged in connection with this case. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.
Sitting in a fast-food restaurant eating chicken after using a back-to-school coupon, my son and I talked about Labor Day. There’s no school on Monday, I told him, because of the holiday. Labor Day is a holiday for people who work, I said. People who work hard deserve a holiday, I said.
There's no doubt about who will start under center for UNC gainst San Diego State this weekend..
Hillside runner went overseas and handled his business.
Dove season begins at this passage of summer.
The International League champs head into the playoffs with a win in the season finale.
It's LeVelle Moton Day in Raleigh.
On Sept. 5, 1882, the parade believed to be the first observance of a “Labor Day” in the United States was a rousing affair – despite starting late, with only a handful of marchers.
By the Manhattan parade’s end, it had swelled to more than 10,000 men and women.
To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong.
Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.
“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.
Since Weatherby Healthcare opened in North Carolina in 2001, it has grown by nearly 4,000 percent.
When Durham resident James Wilson’s lawn mower failed several weeks ago, he said he wanted to find a lawn service without flipping through the phonebook.
He had a half-acre of grass to cut, which had grown to around 8 inches tall.
But, he discovered he could solve his problem with a smartphone app.
Honeygirl Meadery, which will produce varieties of mead, a honey-based alcoholic beverage, is set to open on Oct. 24 at 105 Hood St.
The fall season is the busiest time of the year; school begins, the leaves turn and art in all its forms competes for our attention. This year is no exception. The next months will see art exhibitions of the giants from the golden age Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century to those of the 20th. And while modern painting was moving off the walls and out of the frame, a mechanical object called the camera was changing everything we thought we knew about the visible world and we’ll see what that looks like.
Offerings from a brand-new, Durham-based dance organization; two women – one from the Triangle, the other from India -- who are trailblazers in their dance forms; performers from Rio de Janiero; work by a Haitian-born, Durham resident; and a new, autobiographical dance by a Duke professor/dance scholar/performer liven up the dance scene this fall.
John Hodgman became a household face, if not yet a name, when Apple commercials ran for years with him playing the nerdy PC. For the record, he’s actually a Mac man.
During its 2014-2015 season, Carolina Performing Arts will partner with the Institute of Arts and Humanities’ campuswide World War I Centenary Project, and will present a three-performance program in its inaugural Curatorial Fellowship through the Arts@TheCore program. The season also will include a number of free and public events.