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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Williams defends ethics; Swofford says he was unaware of issues at UNC

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said that he chose a career in athletics administration because of his belief in the marriage between academics and athletics.

“How special that can be when it's done correctly,” Swofford said. “When it's not done correctly, it can be ugly.”

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Willingham seeks funds for reading program for young student-athletes

Former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham, a public critic of college athletes’ academic preparedness, particularly in football and basketball programs, says she wants to help athletes before they get to college.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

UNC bans student travel to three W. African countries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has banned student travel sponsored by the university and health care system to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

City general services boss to retire

They say you shouldn’t change horses in midstream, but the city government will have to change General Services Department directors in the midst of planning its new police headquarters.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Early voters encounter parking issues

For some voters wishing to cast early ballots this fall, the biggest problem they’ve confronted is finding a place to park.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Use the Voting Information Project App to find your polling site, get election information

Enter your address to find your polling place, early voting sites, ballot and other election information.

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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Preservation lemur: Center raises conservation awareness

If you don’t follow the Duke Lemur Center’s social media accounts, then you haven’t met Marcus.

Marcus, a Coquerel’s sifaka lemur, can jump nearly 33 feet in one leap, though he stands about 2 feet tall.

Throughout this week, social media users can learn more about the primates that call the Duke Lemur Center home.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Durham cyclist dies after being struck Oct. 18

A well-known member of the Durham bicycle community died Monday from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

DPS to name district’s top principal

The school district is expected to announce its Principal of the Year selection Thursday.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

NCCU homecoming to kick off Saturday

N.C. Central University will hold a kick-off Saturday for a week of homecoming festivities that will include a gospel concert, a parade and a fashion show.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

SUSPENDED: NCSSM, Voyager lead state tennis semis

N.C. Science & Math and Voyager Academy were well on their way to berths in Saturday’s 2-A and 1-A NCHSAA girls’ dual-team championships when rain forced the suspension of their semifinal matches Wednesday.

Northern Carolina 2-A Conference champion NCSSM (11-0) led 2-0 in its match against 15-2 Carrboro, trailed at No. 1 singles, led in two matches and was tied in a fifth when play was called at Rock Quarry Park at 4:55 p.m.

A team must win five of nine total matches to win. Six matches are contested in singles and three — if needed — in doubles.

Play is scheduled to resume Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, completing a rematch of a state 2-A semifinal pairing won by NCSSM a year ago. The winner — the 2-A East Regional champion — advances to the state title match against the Western Regional champion at 9:30 a.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington.

At Treyburn Country Club, No. 1 seed and North Central Athletic Conference champion Voyager Academy suspended its home match against wild-card playoff entry Franklin Academy at 5:45 p.m.

Voyager, which split a pair of conference meetings with the Wake Forest visitors during the regular season, led in four matches and trailed in two when play was called.

The match will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Treyburn.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Changing of the guard: Duke basketball is dialed in

The losses of long-time aides Chris Collins and Steve Wojiechowski haven't derailed the Blue Devils, who'll bid for an ACC title under 35-year veteran coach Mike Krzyzewski and the enthusiasm of aides Chris Capel, Nate James and Jon Scheyer, players say.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

ACC NOTES: Duke No. 1, UNC No. 2 in preseason poll

Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Size, range, balance mark resurgent Tar Heels

The Tar Heels have improved their balance this season — with remodeled players in the post and three impact freshmen surrounding ACC preseason player of the year Marcus Paige — leading to hopes for a deep run in 2014-15.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Duke hopes November's a month to remember

November sets up as a month to remember for Duke’s 24th-ranked football team and veteran players like Anthony Boone want to make sure it’s remembered for good reasons. That’s why they received permission from the coaching staff to hold a players-only meeting Tuesday morning with a season-defining stretch of games beginning at Pittsburgh on Saturday (noon, ESPNU).

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

Prep Notebook: ECH forfeits last 2; latest playoff results

East Chapel Hill High School athletic director Ray Hartsfield on Wednesday confirmed Friday’s previously announced football forfeit to Hillside High School and announced that the Tigers would also forfeit their final game on Nov. 7 against Jordan.

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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 02:25 PM
Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Chuck Grubb’s grit

Virtually every politician has at one time or another cited the familiar theme of courage over popularity.

When the chips or down, he or she will say, I’ll vote for what is best for the city/county/state/nation. Many of my constituents may be arrayed against it, the officer holder will say, but, hey, this isn’t a popularity contest.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

In Georgia, a capitalist candidate struggles

In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community's Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate to exhort a few hundred people, mostly supporters, to urge neighbors to vote to reduce Sen. Harry Reid to minority leader. The exhorter is David Perdue, a glutton for punishment who has been campaigning incessantly for 15 months and may be doing so for two more.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 30

  • Vote cast for Hagan
  • Wise up, North Carolina
  • Withhold taxes based on beliefs?

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Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Leo’s Seafood to close after 37 years

Donald “Leo” Coats gets emotional when talking about his customers.

He sits on a bench in the front of his and his wife’s market on Alston Avenue, the air strong with the smell of fresh fish on ice— fish that customers have been buying for 37 years.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Durham organizations hope to retain those hit by Cisco layoffs

Earlier this month, Cisco laid off 225 employees in Research Triangle Park.

Now, through a joint initiative, The Research Triangle Foundation, American Underground and the Durham Chamber Commerce are attempting to keep the people who were affected in the community.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

County unemployment rate drops

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent between August and September, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Career briefs, Oct. 27

Durham attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list

Park West Barber School excels on state exam



Lifestyles View All »

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Dos Perros’ carnitas a la sinaloa

Much like the varieties of pulled pork barbecue in the South, carnitas in Mexico differ by region.

According to Serious Eats, the most recognized version comes from Michoacán, in central Mexico. This style is occasionally made with “warm herbs” like clove, cinnamon or oregano, according to the site.



Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Outcomes highlighted by CAN assembly

Almost 500 people gathered in the Emily K. Center in Durham to receive an update from the Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods on Tuesday evening.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Davis to be installed at Mount Zoar
  • St. Joseph’s Episcopal starts Taize service
  • City of Joy adds services in Knightdale
  • Holy Ghost Weenie Roast on Friday
  • Latin jazz concert at Iglesia Unida de Chapel Hill
  • Domestic violence seminar Saturday
  • Hallelujah Party on Friday at Braggtown Baptist
And more ...


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Matthews: Tricker treat er…

Normally my spouse and I enjoy each other’s company, and lead a relatively strife-free existence. But right now, I’m a little bit ticked off at Petey.