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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 10)

“GameDay” goes to East Chapel Hill High School, where first-year football coach Mike Holderman is working through serious growing pains. Herald-Sun photographer Christine Nguyen has the view from the Wildcats practice field, and sports writer John McCann has the story.
 
 

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Get scared at ‘A Night of Local Horror’

Get a spooky jump on Halloween when A Night of Local Horror brings local short horror films to the screen on Tuesday night at Motorco Music Hall.  Eight films will be shown, including film festival winners and premieres.

 

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Report uncovers years of academic fraud at UNC

Members of UNC faculty and staff knew and in some cases actively assisted student-athletes who were seeking to take classes that only existed on paper to boost grade-point averages and maintain eligibility, according to a report released Wednesday.

 

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Report aftermath: No closure for UNC athletics

With the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report detailing the paper class system in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the academic side of campus can begin the process of moving on.

But there will be no such closure for the athletic side, which is in the midst of an NCAA investigation and now must deal with the unsettling reality of how responsible UNC’s athletic advising staff was for pushing athletes to the fraudulent courses.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

‘Paper’ classes propped up more than athletes, report said

A system of “paper classes” in UNC’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies became an eligibility prop for more than just some of the university’s athletes, a former federal prosecutor’s report says.

The classes also became popular with campus fraternities, which “had an incentive to direct their members to” them so they could more easily secure the aggregate grade-point average required to retain official campus recognition, investigator Kenneth Wainstein and his team said.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Petition seeks DA's removal

A man involved in a running feud with the Durham County Sheriff's Office and judicial officials has asked that District Attorney Roger Echols be removed from office.

 

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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Middle school students unite against bullying

Students decked out in orange crowded around a bright orange poster Wednesday in Phillips Middle School’s cafeteria.

Markers in hand, they were ready to make a change in their school and their community by signing the pledge to unite against bullying.

 
Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Early voting gets underway with new rules

With the Nov. 4 Election Day just weeks away, residents of Durham County can begin voting Thursday at four locations in the county.

 

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Carolina community questions leaders in wake of probe’s release

Questions were raised at a meeting held for the UNC-Chapel Hill community Wednesday about the impact on current Department of African, African-American and Diaspora Studies students from the scandal involving the department and what athletic coaches should have known about it.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Herald-Sun moving to Northgate area

After 24 years on Pickett Road, The Herald-Sun will be moving to a new space this winter.

The newspaper will be moving to 1530 N. Gregson St., into the same building as a BB&T bank branch. It is across Gregson Street from Northgate Mall.


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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Duke women projected No. 2 despite losing 5 of top 6 scorers

Duke returns one starter from last season’s 28-win team.

Though that player is all-American center Elizabeth Williams, it still came with some surprise Wednesday when the Blue Devils were picked to finish second in the ACC women’s basketball race behind Notre Dame.

If Duke is to live up to those expectations, the Blue Devils will need newcomers to help fill the gaps from the five players gone from last year’s ACC Tournament runner-up team.

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said that group, featuring four true freshman, a redshirt freshman coming off an injury and a junior college transfer, is capable of such an accomplishment.

“No doubt we want to push people hard for sure,” McCallie said. “The whole team, really. I think the key is how the freshmen respond to it. So far they’ve really been grabbing hold of it.”

Of Duke’s top six scorers last season, only Williams is back this season.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Hatchell's back and Tar Heels are smiling

Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

SULAIMON’S ROLE: Veteran is Duke’s top on-ball defender

So far, Rasheed Sulaimon’s time in a Duke uniform has matched how the Blue Devils have fared as a whole.

Two years ago, as a freshman, Sulaimon played in every game, starting all but three, as Duke reached the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

Last year, struggling to find his role, Sulaimon started only 17 times, riding the bench one entire game, on a Duke team that went 26-9 and lost its only NCAA Tournament game.

Now the 6-4 guard is a junior, one of Duke’s veteran players on a team in which the play of its freshmen will go a long way towards determining how the season goes.

Sulaimon figures to have an important role but only if he’s mentally ready to accept it no matter what he’s asked to do.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

NCCU looking to put final nail in coffin

NCCU frustrated by inability to put away Morgan State in fourth quarter of what turned into 21-20 loss. Eagles hope to close the lid on Savannah State on Saturday.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Duke’s Skura lauded for work in trenches

Plus more local ACC honors in this edition of "Fanfare."


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

MAGIC OF MARQUISE: UNC QB playing lights-out football

With three minutes left and North Carolina trailing by one against Georgia Tech, quarterback Marquise Williams was getting ready to lead the offense back on the field when he turned to coach Larry Fedora. “He said, ‘No big deal, we do it every week,’” Fedora said.


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:37 PM
Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Let the voting begin

Winston Churchill, the imminently quotable wartime prime minister of Great Britain, is remembered – often slightly misremembered – for this observation to the House of Commons 67 years ago:

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…”


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate's dignity.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 23

  • Not my father’s Duke
  • Caution on fear-mongering

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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

BCBSNC announces approved rates for 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance customers will see rate increases across the board, officials announced in a Tuesday conference.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Buzz: Pita pocket truck begins service

SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.

 

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Buzz: 21c reveals restaurant details

The 21c Museum Hotel, which will open early next year at 111 N. Corcoran St., will have a restaurant focused on North Carolina’s seafood heritage.

 

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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Student of the Month: Future teacher committed to academic excellence, civic service

Jasmine Cousar is well-liked by her peers at J.D. Clement Early College High School and has earned the respect of her teachers and school leaders.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Costumes at Farmers’ Market and other Halloween events

The Durham Farmers’ Market will present its first Vendor Costume Contest on Saturday. Many of the vendors will be coming to market in costume to sell their goods. Customers can vote for their favorites. This event will be a fundraiser for the Farmers’ Market’s Double Bucks Program.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • O’Farrill to present evening of Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Goat Parade auction to benefit non-profit groups
  • Keillor returning for third DPAC performance
  • Northgate to present Playathon
  • Helm Hammonds to give concert
  • Pleiades Gallery presents ‘Turvy-Topsy’
  • Learn about history of Go Go music

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

DCIA looks at affordable housing by proposed light rail

As the public input part of plans for light rail in Durham progresses, Durham Congregations In Action is taking on the issue of affordable housing. Durham has a strategy for affordable housing near light rail transit stations. DCIA members learned more about the project and what they can do to advocate for more affordable housing in Durham.