For months, authorities seemed content to let Bubba be Bubba.
First seen in August near Penrith and Odyssey drives, the goat eventually moved on to a vacant house off Cornwallis Road near Fayetteville Street. Then Bubba spent time at the GlaxoSmithKline campus in Research Triangle Park.
A long-awaited study urges Durham County officials to tighten their oversight of Durham’s five “volunteer” fire departments, consider merging some and think about handing over the coverage responsibilities of others to the city.
A second man has been charged in connection with the shooting last week of two brothers at a vacant house on Grace Lane.
The scruffy bandit who sought to rob several banks in the past two weeks may finally get a close shave with the law.
Members of the Duke University community bowed their heads and clasped hands Tuesday night within Duke Chapel, remembering freedom fighter and president of South Africa Nelson Mandela just days after he died.
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” said Duke Chapel Dean Luke Powery, leading the pews of supporters in prayer. Displayed at the front of the pews was a poster that read, “Mandela for President - The People’s Choice!” Mandela smiled, warm and inviting, in the portrait.
Duke University President Richard Brodhead is among four recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's 2013 academic leadership award, the organization announced this week.
The number of flu cases in Durham has been low so far but is beginning to increase, health officials said Tuesday.
“Flu season typically peaks during January and February, so if you haven’t gotten your flu vaccine yet this season, you should get one now,” Susan Thompson, communicable disease program manager at the Durham County Department of Public Health, said.
A woman apparently killed herself by stepping in front of an Amtrak train Tuesday morning.
The incident came just eight days after Joseph Mewborn, 20, was struck and killed by the Piedmont on its daily route between Raleigh and Charlotte.
SOUTHERN RIDES STRONG EMOTIONAL TIES INTO STATE 3-AA TITLE GAME
When East Region 3-AA championship coach Adrian Jones singles out Southern and Durham officials that are close to his program, he calls them family. ... That’s the way of the Spartans — family first. It’s why Southern will play for its first state title in football in a few days, Jones said. ... “We you’ve got a family that’s all together, it’s nothing better,” Jones said. “It’s hard to beat a family.” ... Shelby Crest, a run-first team out of Cleveland County, will have something to say about that at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem on Saturday (7 p.m., Time Warner Cable 520). But Southern hopes it has the answers.
Members of NCCU’s Board of Trustees are expected to convene a special meeting on Thursday and time has been allotted during a closed session for Chancellor Debra Saunders-White to engage in a discussion about a candidate who is being considered to lead the football program.
Boys' and girls' swimming ... wrestling ... boys' and girls' basketball ...
Blue Devils will face Texas A&M, Manziel in Chick-fil-A Bowl
Southern gets its first shot at a state championship in football.
UNC-Greensboro freshman Tyrone Outlaw Jr., who was a gifted scorer at Person High School, is discovering what it means to play defense on the college level.
It was a weekend for memories on several fronts – memories of troubled, even horrible times, but reminders, too, of the strength of the human spirit and the salve of reconciliation.
Jokes about “Polacks” have always been tasteless and silly. Based on the latest international test scores, trying to get a laugh today by portraying Polish people as ignorant or dumb is a good way to identify yourself as, well, ignorant or dumb.
After she was diagnosed more than two years ago as gluten-and-dairy-intolerant, Betty Cogdell said she didn’t find bread products she liked in stores. So she decided to make her own.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to open a distribution center for perishable grocery items in Alamance County, creating 450 jobs and investing $100 million across three years.
The facility will serve 123 Walmart stores in North Carolina and in surrounding states, Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker said in an announcement Tuesday.
An Israel-based manufacturer of fabrics used in diapers, wet wipes and other products plans to expand its Person County plant, adding 60 jobs and investing $35 million over three years.
Every little bit helps and that includes pennies.
As the people of the Philippines work to rebuild and clean up following Typhoon Haiyan Barbara Brunson’s fifth-grade class at Seawell Elementary raised money to aid in the relief effort, one penny at a time.
Last month, families of third-graders received reports of how well their children are performing in reading and literacy. The reports are part of the state’s new Read to Achieve program, which I first wrote about in the September “Ask the Superintendent” column. Since the reports were released, we have received more questions about what Read to Achieve is and how it will affect our students.
Late last month, a headline in The New York Times announced “Louis D. Rubin Jr., Publisher, Scholar and Champion of Southern Writers, Dies at 89.” Similarly at the top of a story in The Washington Post, “Louis D. Rubin, fount of Southern writing, dies at 89.”