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May. 28, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Graduation 2015: Voyager Academy graduates urged to believe in themselves

Voyager Academy High School Principal Cory Draughon joked that he had several pages of closing remarks for the school’s graduating Class of 2015.

May. 28, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

UNC trustees correct ‘95-year-old mistake’

Campus building honoring Klansman William Saunders is renamed

Reversing what they characterized as a 95-year-old mistake, UNC trustees voted 10-3 on Thursday to change the name of Saunders Hall. Home nowadays to UNC’s geography and religious studies departments, the building will become “Carolina Hall” and get a historical maker explaining the background of its former namesake and why the board decided to take his name off it.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Developers purchase Van Alen site downtown

Nationwide developer Northwood Ravin has purchased the 6.1 acre Van Alen tract downtown, also known as the former Johnson Chrysler dealership, for $11.7 million.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

DPD faces down ex-Duke star Smith at traffic stop

A traffic stop involving a former Duke University basketball player late Wednesday may have Durham police officers in some hot water for drawing their guns. According to tweets from Nolan Smith — a star guard on the 2010 Duke NCAA championship team and 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year — late Wednesday, he was pulled over by Durham police. ... Updated ...


May. 29, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

UNC presidential panel concurs on consultant

A Boston consultant who helped Duke University find its current provost and medical-affairs chancellor appears likely to lead the search for the UNC system’s next president. Members of the Board of Governors’ search committee on Thursday unanimously recommended the hiring of John Isaacson and his firm, Isaacson, Miller. The final decision is up to the full board today.


May. 28, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Preparing ‘bribes’ for annual Beaver Queen Pageant

The annual Beaver Queen Pageant — a combination cabaret show, pun festival, dance party and benefit for Ellerbe Creek — takes on a Bollywood theme this year when five contestants will compete for the title.


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May. 29, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Graduation 2015: Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Headmaster Peter Denton Jr., quoted from the apostle Paul in his address to the 34 graduates at Trinity’s sixth commencement exercises Friday.

May. 29, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Realtors raise funds to aid area family

Jewel Francis has lived in Northside for more than 60 years. She lives in the home her parents owned, which was built in 1974. This fall, volunteers will pitch in to help update and renovate her home, which was selected for the annual Fix-A-Home project spearheaded by the Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS.


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

956 marijuana plants seized in Hillsborough raid

A Hillsborough man has been arrested after Orange County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant and seized over 900 marijuana plants. ... Several streets in the area of Grant Street, Pettigrew Street and Peabody Street were closed until after noon on Friday as the result of a hit and run traffic accident late Thursday.


May. 29, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Herbicide applied in Eno River basin

To combat a rapidly spreading hydrilla infestation in the Eno River, the Eno River Hydrilla Management Task Force has begun applying an EPA-approved herbicide in the river from Lawrence Road to Roxboro Road in Orange and Durham counties.


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May. 27, 2015 @ 07:47 PM

Red Wings reset Bulls' streak

Rochester made it clear from the first inning that the only sweeping that would go on at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Wednesday would entail the stadium’s cleanup crew tidying up after the game.

Durham had a five-game winning streak going. Rochester made the Bulls press reset.

May. 27, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Duke preps for next year in short turnaround

Unlike a year ago, Duke’s time to rebuild its basketball roster is compressed this year.

Success has its cost.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

APR scores favorable for area schools

The intersection of athletics and academics at North Carolina perhaps offers added interest in Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released by the NCAA on Wednesday

 

May. 29, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

McCann: Examine all domestic violence angles

Brittany Griner's offense against Glory Johnson is heinous, too


May. 28, 2015 @ 09:42 PM

South Granville powers into state finals

Home runs lift Vikings past Bunn and into championship round


May. 28, 2015 @ 09:38 PM

South Granville evens series with Midway

South Granville, Midway will play for East championship on Friday night


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May. 28, 2015 @ 12:17 AM
May. 27, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Shooting the messenger

Let's say your elderly mother lives in a nursing home. The employees' treatment of some of the residents is atrocious: They berate them; they refuse to change soiled sheets; they handle them roughly.


May. 28, 2015 @ 11:26 PM

The propriety of separation of campaign and state

A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, "requiring" a new round of reforms. But the Constitution, properly construed, requires a wall of separation between campaign and state.


May. 28, 2015 @ 12:23 AM

Letters to the Editor, May 28

  • Belated April Fools?
  • Racially charged?

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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. 28, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Developers purchase Van Alen site downtown

Nationwide developer Northwood Ravin has purchased the 6.1 acre Van Alen tract downtown, also known as the former Johnson Chrysler dealership, for $11.7 million.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Cisco projects tripling of Internet traffic by 2019

Annual Internet traffic will triple between 2014 and 2019, Cisco Systems predicts in its 10th annual Visual Networking Index.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Dry cleaning site remediation ongoing

Nearly 23 years after toxic contamination was discovered at a defunct Durham dry cleaning site, remedial efforts continue to rid the area of health risks.


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May. 28, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

‘NEWSIES’ AT DPAC: Jacob Kemp in musical about 1899 newsboys’ strike

“Newsies” will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center June 2-7 to close out DPAC’s 2014-15 Broadway season.

May. 28, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Preparing ‘bribes’ for annual Beaver Queen Pageant

The annual Beaver Queen Pageant — a combination cabaret show, pun festival, dance party and benefit for Ellerbe Creek — takes on a Bollywood theme this year when five contestants will compete for the title.


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Old University Square to host new performing arts facility

The University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill officials on Wednesday announced plans for a performing arts and studio space as part of the redevelopment of the former University Square on West Franklin Street.


May. 27, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

REVIEW: Whitworth’s latest a fresh take on roots

Fans of Shannon Whitworth from her Biscuit Burners days will be happy to hear her lovely voice on her latest and fourth solo effort, “High Tide.” Her tour comes to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro Thursday, May 28.