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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

LOVE & BASEBALL

NCCU's LeVelle Moton can coach, shoot and throw.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

D.A. won’t seek death penalty in grandmother’s stabbing

Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said Friday his office will not seek the death penalty against a teen accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.
Treyvon Evans, 17, was arrested in February in the slaying of 62-year-old Carolyn Hemingway in the apartment they shared on Glasson Street in West Durham. He’s also accused of wounding his 4-year-old brother.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Duke grad takes on lacrosse scandal for new book

His publisher wanted him to write a fourth book about Wall Street.

But William D. Cohan, a 1981 Duke University alumnus and business writer, said he felt compelled instead to write an exhaustive book – more than 600 pages – about the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal.
 


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Platt: Not a lumberjack, and I’m OK

Well, what a relief.

This year, the job of newspaper reporter doesn’t rank all the way at the bottom of CareerCast.com’s list of the top 200 jobs.
Instead, it’s apparently just almost the worst job, squeaking in ahead of lumberjack based on work environment, stress and hiring outlook.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Good Friday at Duke Chapel

On a cool, windy Good Friday, the campus around Duke Chapel was bustling with the sounds of students walking to class, birds chirping from the magnolia trees and the buzzing of construction at the Rubenstein Library. A construction crane arm swung high above a crowd of people gathered on the chapel quad below.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Party-house worries emerge in more neighborhoods

A new coalition of neighborhood groups wants city and Duke University officials to clamp down on Duke’s off-campus party house scene, by cooperating with them in writing a formal protocol to respond to complaints.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

D.A. won’t seek death penalty in grandmother’s stabbing

Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said Friday his office will not seek the death penalty against a teen accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.
Treyvon Evans, 17, was arrested in February in the slaying of 62-year-old Carolyn Hemingway in the apartment they shared on Glasson Street in West Durham. He’s also accused of wounding his 4-year-old brother.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:42 PM

Fire hits Exchange Club Industries

Fire damaged a Durham Exchange Club Industries warehouse Friday, forcing an evacuation of employees. No one was hurt.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

WORST-KEPT SECRET

DUKE"S RODNEY HOOD HEADED TO NBA; COACH K PROMOTES AIDES SCHEYER, CAPEL

Two expected moves became official on Friday when Duke announced that Rodney Hood is entering the NBA Draft and former player Jon Scheyer received a promotion within the staff.

Hood had been going back and forth on his decision whether or not to leave Duke with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Projected as to be selected in the middle of the first round in the June 26 NBA Draft, Hood decided Thursday to turn professional, a decision he confirmed to The Herald-Sun and which was reported in Friday's paper.

“I want to thank Coach K, the entire coaching staff, my teammates and everyone involved with the Duke program for giving me this opportunity,” Hood said in statement released by Duke on Friday. “Playing at Duke was a lifelong dream. Everything I experienced here has helped me grow and develop as a player and as a person. The fan support during the year I sat out and the year I played was something that I will remember for a lifetime. Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player. Duke played a large part in preparing me for this step and I am looking forward to making the most of it.”

A transfer from Mississippi State, Hood sat out one season per NCAA transfer rules before averaging 16.1 points per game for Duke this season.

Hood was named a captain for the Blue Devils, who went 26-9 overall with a 13-5 ACC record.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

ACC GOLF: Boutier, Duke alone atop Sedgefield leaderboard

Duke star Celine Boutier fired a 2-under-par 69 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after 36 holes of the 54-hole 2014 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Boutier helped first-round co-leader Duke grab a 14-shot lead over fading Virginia and a 21-stroke lead over No. 3 UNC.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

ACC TRACK: Duke decathlon star slips to 3rd; Rohner takes title

Two-time all-American Curtis Beach injures elbow, takes 12th in javelin to sink ACC title hopes, but teammate Robert Rohner edges third Duke decathlete -- Ian Rock -- to win prestigious decathlon championship.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Duke takes down Virginia Tech in 12-inning thriller

Sophomore Nick Hendrix pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief and classmate Kenny Koplove delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th to lead the Duke baseball team past Virginia Tech 3-2 Friday evening at English Field.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

No. 1 Virginia drops UNC 3-2 in Friday ACC baseball

Brandon Downes drove in three runs and Nathan Kirby outdueled Trent Thornton as No. 1 Virginia topped North Carolina 3-2 Friday night at Davenport Field.

 

 


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

Nathan Karns brilliant as Bulls shut down Norfolk 3-0

Nathan Karns threw seven innings of two-hit shutout ball to give his beleaguered bullpen a rest and the Durham Bulls beat the Norfolk Tides 3-0 here Friday.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:28 PM
Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Making history

An organization called LEARN NC has a wonderful web page authored by director Kathryn Walbert about the importance of oral history in our society.

She points out that there’s likely to be far more documentation surrounding the lives of well-known people than your average Joe. Reconstructing what daily life is like for most people would be difficult without the spoken word.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Letters to the editor, April 19

  • Criminals the issue
  • Finishers, not quitters

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

From Manhattan to Washington, Indians get snookered

Twenty-four dollars.

That, supposedly, was the price Gov. Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It's a tale historians find suspect.
In the first place, whatever Minuit paid was in goods valued at 60 17th-century Dutch guilders; the calculation that this equaled 24 U.S. dollars was made two centuries later -- on what basis, evidently, no one can say. In the second place, the Indians with whom he traded had no understanding of the European idea that land could be sold, no conception of it as a thing one could own.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Google Inc. opens doors to showcase Franklin Street office

A peek into Google Inc.’s downtown Chapel Hill offices on Thursday revealed employees sitting or standing in front of two and sometimes three computer screens, and white boards on the walls for drawing or writing.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Boutique opening on Broad

  • Jo’s Boutique
  • Northgate news
  • Showroom to open

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Business briefs

  • Software firm to acquire Durham’s OrgSpan
  • March sees more tech jobs than February

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Organic Transit, in new Durham headquarters, eyes growth

Outside Organic Transit’s headquarters on West Corporation Street on a recent Friday morning, green and orange solar-and-pedal-powered trikes were parked in rows.

An employee was test-driving some of them, and at one point, a small orange trike could be seen in the distance climbing a hill toward the office.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Blue Ribbon Healers to play two swanky tonk shows on Rigsbee

When the Blue Ribbon Healers hit the road, they don’t just come for one show, then load up the car and take off to the next town. They like to stick around for a little while, whether it’s a month in Colorado or California. The duo will bring their original brand of foot-stomping swanky tonk music to Durham on Sunday for two shows – first at Fullsteam Brewery, then after a break another show across the street at Motorco Music Hall.
Cindy Rose (mandolin, vocals) and Rob Pate (guitar, vocals) formed the Blue Ribbon Healers five years ago. 

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Want a treat? Buy a record

If you are still suffering from the post-winter blues, or simply need an excuse for a treat, Saturday is Record Store Day, and local stores and music labels will have limited-edition releases and special deals to bring out music lovers.

All Day Records in Carrboro will have discounts on records, and a sidewalk sale of stereo equipment, said Jeremy Harris. Ryan Richardson of CD Alley in Chapel Hill said labels across the country have produced some 300 special releases for the annual event, and CD Alley has ordered about 180 of them. “It’s amazing how much stuff there is,” he said.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Stories along the way: Ben Sollee to perform

Like Maya Beiser, the duo 2Cellos and Durham cellist Shana Tucker, cellist Ben Sollee has pioneered new repertoire and styles for his instrument. Listeners may know him for his work with Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, or from his three recordings – “Learning to Bend,” “Inclusions” and “Half-Made Man.”

Now, Sollee is adding dance and documentary to his concerts. He is still “experimenting with the show,” he said in a phone interview, and local audiences will get to see and hear his new approach when he performs this weekend at The Carolina Theatre and at the spring edition of the Shakori Hills Festival.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

At NCMA, a fusion of cultures and art

There is an image of Mickey Mouse, with a skeletal body and his gloved hand poised like a gun. There is a Sun-Maid raisin box, labeled “Sun Mad” with the image of the girl on the box changed to a ghastly skeleton. There is a portrait of Cesar Chavez with the Nike swoosh emblazoned on his cap. And there is a sweet 15-year-old dressed in her coming-of-age finery. These are just some of the images by the 44 artists in the exhibition “Estampas de la Raza.”