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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

DPS teacher raises money for Ferguson students

A Mangum Elementary School teacher has raised nearly $130,000 – and counting -- for the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help feed children in Ferguson, Missouri.

Schools in Ferguson did not open as scheduled Aug. 14 because of the ongoing civil unrest that began when a police officer shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Julianna Mendelsohn, a fifth-grade teacher at Mangum, had set a goal to raise $80,000 when she started the crowdfunding campaign “Feed the Students of Ferguson” on Aug. 14.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Bicyclists secondary in Club Blvd. plan, city official says

Accommodating bicyclists on West Club Boulevard isn’t a “primary objective” of a $350,000 traffic-calming project that will narrow five intersections in the Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood, Durham’s transportation director says.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Ackland, Women’s Center, Botanical Garden face new leadership

UNC-Chapel Hill officials are in the process of replacing the leaders of three campus institutions: the Ackland Art Museum, the Carolina Women’s Center and the N.C. Botanical Garden.

 

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

Southern Folklife Collection marks 25 years

Look closely at an old preserved banjo head in the Wilson Library exhibit room and you will see signatures of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and others who were part of the civil rights movement. The piece belonged to folk singer and musicologist Guy Carawan, who is credited with helping to make “We Shall Overcome” the anthem of the movement.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Jury awards cataract patient $1.5M in malpractice suit

A jury found a Durham ophthalmologist and hospital negligent in using the wrong drug during cataract surgery that severely damaged a patient's eye. He was awarded $1.5 million.

 

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

DCIA considering changes to events, meetings

Durham Congregations In Action, the collaborative group of about 60 congregations of multiple faiths, is re-examining how it builds “interreligious cooperation.”


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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

Southern Folklife Collection marks 25 years

Look closely at an old preserved banjo head in the Wilson Library exhibit room and you will see signatures of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and others who were part of the civil rights movement. The piece belonged to folk singer and musicologist Guy Carawan, who is credited with helping to make “We Shall Overcome” the anthem of the movement.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Johnny T-shirt to carry on in memory of owner

Although the staff at Johnny T-shirt is mourning the loss of the store’s owner, they plan to continue catering to Carolina fans just as he always did.

 

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Man indicted in teen's death

A Durham County grand jury has indicted Lequan Kashawn Wilson in the death of a teen on East Main Street last month.

 

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Whitted project gets housing tax credits

Second time was the charm for the proposed Whitted Junior High School redevelopment, which has received an allocation of low-income housing tax credits from the state.


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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

NEXT MAN UP

WITH ALL-ACC TE DEAVER DOWN, FORMER BACKUPS REEVES, SCHNEIDER MOVE UP

The shock of losing starting third-team all-ACC tight end Braxton Deaver to a season-ending knee injury earlier this week came down hard on Duke’s football team.

It didn’t take long, however, for the offense to begin feeling somewhat normal since the Blue Devils had been there before.

Deaver, the Duke’s second-leading receiver in terms of catches and receiving yards last season, missed the 2012 season with three injuries.

He also wasn’t around the team over the summer while the players held self-practice sessions with no coaches present. Deaver’s absence, due to an undisclosed disciplinary situation, continued for the first five days of practice earlier this month.

Because of that, he missed the team’s first scrimmage.

During that time, David Reeves worked with the first-team offense at tight end. A redshirt junior, Reeves started all 13 games in 2012 when Deaver was out with knee and thumb injuries.

Redshirt sophomore Erich Schneider has also seen his practice repetitions increase, just as he did while Deaver was not with the team.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Prep Preview 2014: New coach has high hopes for Riverside

If first-year Riverside high school football coach Chris Howell has his way, improvement will be the mantra for his Pirates as they embark on the 2014 campaign.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

Bulls can't come up with clutch hit in 2-1 loss to Norfolk

The Durham Bulls dropped the opener of a three-game set to the Norfolk Tides 2-1 Tuesday night at the DBAP. ... Updated with Wednesday night Bulls-Tides game notes ... International League standings ...


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

Durham Bulls announce 2015 DBAP schedule

The Governors’ Cup Champion Durham Bulls on Wednesday announced their home schedule for the 2015 International League season.


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Aug. 19, 2014 @ 12:43 PM
Aug. 19, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

The calm after the storm

When then-Gov. Beverly Perdue tapped Leon Stanback, a retired Superior Court judge, to be Durham’s district attorney 2 ½ years ago, the office was in the midst of its second tempest in a handful of years.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Remembering the Negro League, reflecting on its loss

“He is number 42,” I said.

On a baseball outing with my daughter’s family the other night, I was trying to find the name of a player on the Durham Bulls baseball team while the Bulls were playing a doubleheader against the Buffalo Bison.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Letters to the Editor, August 20

  • It’s time for later times
  • Justice for all

Business View All »

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Counter Culture partners with Sierra Nevada on coffee beer

When All About Beer Magazine announced a plan for an India Pale Ale brewed with Counter Culture coffee, Terence Sullivan was wary.

 
Aug. 17, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

The Buzz: Trampoline park to open in December

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, will open at the Shops at Northgate in December.

 

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Business briefs, August 18

  • Windsor Circle raises $5.25 million
  • Up Global partners with Durham’s Groundwork Labs
 

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Career briefs, August 18

  • NCBiotech names new president
  • Lawyer honored by publication
  • President of Hoffman Nursery recognized
  • Chapel Hill scientist recognized
  • Washington Duke names executive sous chef

Lifestyles View All »

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Student of the Month: Creative Studies sophomore wise beyond years

Mattiyah Jones, a sophomore at the School for Creative Studies, appears much more mature than her 14 years.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Belief Briefs

  • Episcopal Church of the Advocate celebrates first women priests
  • Pilgrim UCC taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • New rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal
  • Cookout Saturday at Morning Star MBC
  • University UMC celebrates music director

And more ...


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Matthews: My friend, Pablamente

He was quiet, wore glasses and was the kind of redhead that ran a real risk of bursting into flame when exposed to the sun. He was also one of the smartest, and most talented kids in our class.

 

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Campus briefs, August 19

  • UNC-led team given $2.2 million to develop water strategy
  • MUSC, UNC partner in diabetes outreach study
  • Fellowships support UNC faculty research
  • Four receive scholarships