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May. 25, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Union veteran, other Fitzgeralds remembered at Maplewood Cemetery

The late Pauli Murray recalled in her 1956 memoir, “Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family” how she observed Memorial Day, then also called Decoration Day, when Confederate flags marked the graves of Southern white men buried in the city’s Maplewood Cemetery. On the other side of a fence, Murray, then age 9, brought a United States flag to mark the grave of her grandfather, Robert G. Fitzgerald, who fought in the Union army during the Civil War.

May. 25, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

3 N.C. Medal of Honor recipients remembered

Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who gave all, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2740 Memorial Day service Monday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

May. 25, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

May. 25, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

Tar Heels left out of NCAA field

Poor finish led to UNC being among the last teams passed over by the NCAA baseball selection committee

May. 24, 2015 @ 11:28 PM

Maryland rallies past UNC for NCAA title

Five consecutive Terrapins goals erase UNC's 6-3 halftime lead

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Jurisdictional confusion adds to transit concerns

GoTriangle officials recently faced a crowd of homeowners in Downing Creek that wanted their concerns answered after they were told a route decision could impact their neighborhood. Downing Creek, a community just off N.C. 54 sits near the Durham-Orange county line. The route in question concerns where the proposed light rail transit would cross over Little Creek.

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May. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

FanFest a hit with kids, adults from all over

Left-handed hitter Carrick Ryan had the hottest bat at the ACC Championship baseball tournament, slamming the ball at an incredible 36 for 40 clip. That translates to an unimaginable .900 batting average. Well, full disclosure. Carrick is an 8-year-old student at Easley Year-Round Magnet School. And, OK, technically, he wasn’t IN the ACC tournament. His batting prowess was on display at an inflatable batting cage just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park, host site of the six-day tournament which concludes with the Sunday, May 24 ACC title game between N.C. State and Florida State (1 p.m., ESPN2).

May. 24, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Police seek hit-and-run suspect in Sunday a.m. fatality

Investigators with the Durham Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that was reported early Sunday morning.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Officials look to streamline, improve policing, crime prevention

In a special meeting this week, the City Council evaluated a recent Department of Justice report on the state of crime in Durham.

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Police seek info on SECU robbery

Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.

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May. 25, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Loeb delivers an NCAA singles title for UNC

ACC player of the year adds NCAA singles championship to resume

May. 25, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

Bulls ride big inning to win

Durham begins nine-game homestand with Memorial Day win

May. 25, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

Tar Heels left out of NCAA field

Poor finish led to UNC being among the last teams passed over by the NCAA baseball selection committee

May. 25, 2015 @ 07:01 AM

Florida State stops Wolfpack in ACC final

Seminoles never trail as N.C. State falls in ACC championship game

May. 24, 2015 @ 11:28 PM

Maryland rallies past UNC for NCAA title

Five consecutive Terrapins goals erase UNC's 6-3 halftime lead

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:36 PM

Straub edges Wears for Durham Am title

First-round leader holds on to take two-day championship

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May. 25, 2015 @ 09:39 AM
May. 25, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Cleaning up a mess

After a lengthy and spirited presentation by homeowners in two subdivisions plagued by unfinished streets, Mayor Bill Bell summed up the situation.

“I can’t support what’s being presented to us from the staff,” Bell said. “We need to find another way to deal with this.”

May. 25, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

PFC Jared Hunter forced to make a shameful choice

Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide.

Heavy drinking hadn't helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep.

May. 25, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Letters to the Editor, May 26

  • Memorial Day reflection
  • Freedom of speech

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May. 20, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Old Crown Park Hotel downtown set for new life

Chicago-based AJ Capital Partners has acquired the shuttered Crown Park Hotel for $7.6 million, and plans to renovate it to add another hotel to the downtown Durham portfolio. The company will begin renovations to the 150-room hotel at 600 Willard St., later this year, with plans to have it open by late 2016.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Google launches digital inclusion project

Google Fiber, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, has launched the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, an initiative designed to get more people online.

May. 19, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Developers unveil downtown loop report

After hosting workshops with elected officials, planners and developers in March, Cleveland and Church Partners has released a report of recommended project plans for converting the downtown loop. The developers believe the current one-way layout is strangling development potential, and the loop should be converted into a two-way traffic network.

May. 19, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Budding biotechs convene in Durham

Two out of state agricultural biotechnology companies came away with $12,500 in funding Tuesday after winning a pitch contest at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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May. 21, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Summer book reviews: 'Odysseus Abroad,' 'Catch You Later, Traitor'

This is the second installment in an occasional series of summer book reviews. Today's reviews by Cliff Bellamy -- “Odysseus Abroad” and “Catch You Later, Traitor”

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

REVIEW: ‘Birth’ offers mixed messages

Anjanée Bell’s latest incarnation of her “Birth of Existence Project — Bridge of Light” offered highlights in the debut of her two hour-long, multi-media work Friday night at Reynolds Industries Theater. The work also suffered from an abundance of riches.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

New outdoor music series launches in Carrboro

Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Carolina Performing Arts sets new season

A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.