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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

Eno works wonders on Labor Day

Paddling along the Eno River was a labor of love Monday for dozens of Durham residents yearning to breathe free.

“We’re going on a little adventure of discovery,” said Ashley Riggs, who was kayaking at West Point on the Eno with friend Beth Martin. “Labor Day is a free day with no work, so I figured we should take advantage of it.”

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

Bulls, Rays extend agreement

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Triple play, attendance record for Bulls

With the playoffs set to begin on Wednesday, the Durham Bulls lost twice on Sunday. But the turned a triple play and set a new single-season attendance record along the way.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Police: Man had fake DVDs, CDs

Police charged a man with having counterfeit DVDs and CDs with intent to sell them.

Ronnie J. Porter, 40, of Durbin Place, was arrested Friday and charged with having 374 counterfeit music CDs and 377 fake movie DVDs that lacked the real artists’ manufacture label.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Neil Offen: Go take a hike

My idea of high technology, generally speaking, is a toaster. As everyone knows, it’s an inscrutably complex mechanism that requires pin-point adjustment and careful programming of that little dial on the bottom that determines how much you will burn the toast. Not to mention you also have to decide on and implement which is the correct side to use when you’re only toasting one slice.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Durham Distillery takes shape in Central Park district

The building at 711 Washington St. sits empty now, with exposed wood ceilings and garage doors from its days as an auto repair garage.

But Melissa Katrincic and her husband, Lee, have a vision for it: a gin and liqueur distillery.

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

NAACP marchers call for justice, peace

Some 50 members of the Durham chapter of the NAACP, community leaders, ministers and Durham residents banded together Saturday and marched from N.C. Central University to McDougald Terrace in an effort to stop the violence in Durham.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

DPS ices relationship with Teach For America

The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Police log: Search is on for teen wanted for gun crimes

Authorities believe Anthony Stewart Jr. of Spurcewood Drive, was involved in an attempted armed robbery Aug. 15 on East Pilot Street. A 15-year-old male has also been charged in connection with this case. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Working hard every day

Sitting in a fast-food restaurant eating chicken after using a back-to-school coupon, my son and I talked about Labor Day. There’s no school on Monday, I told him, because of the holiday. Labor Day is a holiday for people who work, I said. People who work hard deserve a holiday, I said.


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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Fedora nods — it's Williams as UNC's starting QB

There's no doubt about who will start under center for UNC gainst San Diego State this weekend..

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

Bulls finish memorable regular season

The International League champs head into the playoffs with a win in the season finale.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

Durham's Jackson golden in England

Hillside runner went overseas and handled his business.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

NCCU's Moton signs, shines

It's LeVelle Moton Day in Raleigh.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

In big win, Duke still sees work to do at linebacker

Cutcliffe wants more production at the position, where Kelby Brown is missed

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 07:38 PM

This is what it sounds like when doves fly

Dove season begins at this passage of summer.

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:10 PM
Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

A day of tribute to labor

On Sept. 5, 1882, the parade believed to be the first observance of a “Labor Day” in the United States was a rousing affair – despite starting late, with only a handful of marchers.

By the Manhattan parade’s end, it had swelled to more than 10,000 men and women.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Paul Ryan's way forward

To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 1

  • Hands were up
  • Analysis eloquent, profound
  • Administration prejudiced

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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Mediterranean comes to market in Chapel Hill

Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.

“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Weatherby Healthcare relocates to Durham

Since Weatherby Healthcare opened  in North Carolina in 2001, it has grown by nearly 4,000 percent.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

On-demand lawn mowing app launches in Durham

When Durham resident James Wilson’s lawn mower failed several weeks ago, he said he wanted to find a lawn service without flipping through the phonebook.

He had a half-acre of grass to cut, which had grown to around 8 inches tall.
But, he discovered he could solve his problem with a smartphone app.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Buzz: Meadery set to open in October

Honeygirl Meadery, which will produce varieties of mead, a honey-based alcoholic beverage, is set to open on Oct. 24 at 105 Hood St.


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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

REVIEW: ‘The Wishing Tide’ of seaside secrets

In “The Wishing Tide,” the second novel from North Carolinian Barbara Davis, three characters both seek and flee lives they led and could lead.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

Matthews: Jolly green giant dog

Over the winter our Anatolian shepherd Riker was fighting a skin allergy. He was put on steroids. 

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Campus briefs

  • UNC taps Rodriguez for distinguished professorship
  • UNC technology licensing revenue hits $7.9M

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

REVIEW: Intimate, thought-provoking work by DeFrantz, Stewart

At the Thursday performance of “where did I think I was going? [moving into signal],” performed and created by Thomas F. DeFrantz and  Kenneth David Stewart, the audience could ask the same thing. “Where did we, the audience, think we were going in this theater with a dancer and musician and a network of cables, cameras and laptop computers?”