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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Kidney transplant saves lives of recipient, donor

"Miraculous" is how the Rev. Tim Jones describes a kidney transplant that saved not only the recipient's life, but his as well.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

UNC Lineberger Cancer Center


CHAPEL HILL – Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

At this time every year, principals and school system administrators start trying to read tea leaves in addition to our regular duties. As educators, we are focused on teaching and learning: how we can accelerate our students’ performance, motivate and engage them and their families, and ensure that every school is supporting them. But we are now in budget season, and we must plan for the coming year knowing our students’ and schools’ needs — but trying to predict the amount of funding available to meet them.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 07:53 AM

Woman shot at motel

Police said a 27-year-old woman was shot three times by her boyfriend Sunday night at the Comfort Inn on N.C. 55. She was transported to Duke University Hospital with serious injuries.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Duke researchers make advances in arthritis prevention

For the first time anywhere, Duke Medicine researchers have limited the development of arthritis after a joint fracture. Their work was with mice, but the results hold out promise of treatments that could prevent arthritis after joint fractures in humans.

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Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Durham charities the real winners of The Great Human Race

Since 1996 The Great Human Race has helped raise more than $2 million for Durham non-profit organizations and Saturday morning's 5-kilometer event that started at Northgate Mall and wound through the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood added to that war chest.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Duke researchers make advances in arthritis prevention

For the first time anywhere, Duke Medicine researchers have limited the development of arthritis after a joint fracture. Their work was with mice, but the results hold out promise of treatments that could prevent arthritis after joint fractures in humans.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Police ID teen girl whose body was found Saturday

Durham police have identified a body found Saturday as Tierra Hall, 17, of Garrett Road. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Neil Offen: A whirl around the financial world

The Neil Offen Column yesterday posted strong first quarter results that breezed past Wall Street’s extremely low expectations and even surprised some family members who haven’t laughed in months. In a conference call with analysts, Neil Offen Column CEO Neil Offen, citing those results, told Wall Street, “nana nana boo boo and so’s your old man.”

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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Duke delivers!

Get a new banner ready for the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters.

No. 4 Duke survived a rough shooting day to outlast Gonzaga 66-52 in the NCAA Tournament South Regional final Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The Blue Devils (33-4) claimed a spot in the Final Four, the 16th Final Four appearance in school history and the first for Duke since 2010.  No one on Duke’s current roster had been to a Final Four or won an ACC championship, but sophomore guard Matt Jones and freshman Justise Winslow were instrumental in ending in that drought on Sunday.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 08:33 PM

UNC wins battle of men's lacrosse rivalry titans

As if it wasn’t bad enough suffering a stinging 15-14 loss, No. 4 UNC added insult to injury by slapping No. 6 Duke not once but twice with backhand swipes in a titanic ACC clash. The familiar rivals staged a back-and-forth dandy before the Tar Heels clinched their first victory over the Blue Devils at Fetzer Field since March 19, 2003, a day better remembered as the launch of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The then-No. 13 Tar Heels beat No. 8 Duke 14-9 that day.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Spartans to meet Duke in Final Four, top Louisville 76-70, OT

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

Duke women come up short in Elizabeth Williams' farewell game

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Riverside comes back, holds off Voyager Academy

Sophomore Kimball Toone scattered three hits and struck out five Voyager batters over four innings to lead Riverside to a 9-6 win at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field on Saturday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Unfinished business for UNC's Paige

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said the Tar Heels could be really good next season if they work on the little things.

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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 07:55 AM
Mar. 30, 2015 @ 06:39 AM

Dean Smith’s last play

The late Dean Smith did so much to burnish the often blemished image of big-time college athletics, he is remembered so justly for his personification of decency and altrui

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Voters can choose based on remembrance of Clintons past

An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world's oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America's regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of ... what?

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Letters to the Editor, March 30

  • Warning from Hoosier state
  • April  Fools’ Day 

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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Developers: One-way loop strangling downtown's potential

Revisiting a feasibility study from 2010 and highlighting the growth of downtown Durham, developers are hoping to reignite the prospect of converting the downtown loop. Through workshops with elected officials, planners and developers, Cleveland and Church Partners has identified 19 sites, valued at $312 million, which could be part of a plan involving converting the loop from a one-way to two-way traffic network.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

The Buzz: DCVB guide now available

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the Official Durham Visitors & Relocation Guide for Spring/Summer 2015 online and in print.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The Buzz: Nightclub opens, Kidzu reopening coming

The Strowd, a bar and nightclub, has opened at 159½ East Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. ... Kidzu Children’s Museum will reopen in a new location on April 11. ... Hibbett Sporting Goods has opened a location at 615 Hampton Pointe in Hillsborough.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

DATA buses get new name: GoDurham

GoTransit, a new family comprising bus services formerly known as DATA (Durham), CAT (Raleigh) and Triangle Transit (Triangle-wide), unveiled its new GoDurham bus Wednesday, and will be gradually switching over its entire fleet to the names GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle.

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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

A club where Groucho’s advice does not apply

Groucho Marx once said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”

Luckily, neither I nor the Durham Co-op is so discriminating.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

WSJ highlights Durham food scene

In a recent article “6 Great Small Cities for Food Lovers,” the Wall Street Journal highlighted five Durham restaurants.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Vusi Mahlasela

South African singer Vusi Mahlasela, known for his songs opposing apartheid, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Ancient writings shed light on Aseneth, Moses

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill gathers interfaith clergy for an annual conference with a speaker bringing a new perspective of religious knowledge. Ancient texts shared by a University of Minnesota professor were new stories to learn for some longtime clergy at the event held recently at Beth El Synagogue.