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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Inflatable colon teaches about cancer risks

Doctors educated patients as usual Thursday at N.C. Cancer Hospital, but this time, there was a new component thrown into the mix: a giant inflatable colon.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

Durham, Granville, Chatham, Orange, Person, CHCCS schools to open late

Because of the potential of black ice, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person county public schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will open on a two-hour delay Friday, March 6 ... Chatham County Schools will open three hours late. ...

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Durham Public Schools: Dropouts, suspensions decline

Following a state trend, the Durham Public Schools saw a 13.1 percent decrease in short-term suspensions for the 2013-14 school year, according to state data released Wednesday. ... DPS saw an 8.7 percent dip in the high school dropout rate for the 2013-14 school year when compared to the previous year.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Paper-classes scandal costs Boxill her job

Philosophy lecturer and former Faculty Council Chairwoman Jan Boxill has ended her attempts to keep a job at UNC Chapel Hill after an investigation pegged her as a key player in the “paper classes” scandal.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Psychiatrist: Murder defendant could have been sleepwalking

A psychiatrist told a jury Thursday that a man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son could have been sleepwalking and unconscious of what he was doing when he killed the child.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

Triangle Transit discusses light-rail options with Council

Routing a new light-rail line along Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard near the Garrett Road intersection will add to the cost of a new light rail line between the two cities, Triangle Transit officials say.

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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Sting nets 84 pounds of pot, cash, firearms

Sheriff’s deputies with the Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit have arrested two Durham men after seizing 84 pounds of marijuana and several firearms.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Medical examiner releases autopsy findings on 3 homicides

Autopsy results released in slayings of Walter Tracey Johnson, Mark Antwan Peaks and Holly Martez Lyons

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Durham police program to focus on sex assault victim support

The Durham Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has launched a new campaign to focus on providing a supportive response for sexual assault victims.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

NCSSM, planetarium receive gifts from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced $1 million gift to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to create an endowment fund to support the North Carolina Science Festival and to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

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Mar. 06, 2015 @ 12:52 AM


Not a single skip in NCCU's 16-0 MEAC record

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

Mavunga powers UNC past Georgia Tech

Sophomore nearly bags triple-double as Tar Heels move to ACC Tournament quarterfinals

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

Duke aims to block surging Wake Forest

The Blue Devils are ranked 16th in The Associated Press Top 25 and have the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:46 PM

Voyager boys, Chapel Hill girls open regional play

Voyager's game features teams with contrasting styles, and the squads both have a player who is 6 feet 10 inches tall.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Duke has No. 2 seed in hand for ACC Tournament

Duke visits North Carolina on Saturday. The outcome of that game won't impact the Blue Devils' positioning in the ACC Tournament.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:30 PM

Williams not worried about letdown against Duke

The last time UNC blew out Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels lost at home to N.C. State.

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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:06 PM
Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:01 PM

An important review

North Carolina Central University is enjoying exciting success after entering the top tier of college athletic competition four years ago.

Its men’s basketball team has clinched the regular-season championship in the Middle-Eastern Athletic Conference. If it defeated arch-rival N. C. A & T Thursday night, it will have completed an undefeated regular season. It has high hopes of winning its second straight conference tournament title and thus heading for the NCAA tournament for the second year.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 01:39 PM

We need a balanced diet of news and information

Thank you for reading this column. It’s not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on television to inform themselves about politics and government.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

Letters to the Editor, March 6

  • Maybe this was recess
  • Don’t roll back protections
  • Ovations speak volumes

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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

Snow a blessing and a curse to businesses

While many residents stayed home Thursday evening to avoid dicey road conditions or deal with power outages that plagued the area, hundreds ventured out for a particular beverage: beer. The Glass Jug, at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, did not cancel its Wicked Weed “tap takeover” and the snow did not stop people from coming, said store co-owner Chris Creech.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Syngenta lays off 23 in RTP

Syngenta has laid off 23 employees in Research Triangle Park as part of its Accelerating Operational Leverage Program announced in 2014.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

GSK acquires Novartis vaccine business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) completed its three-part transaction with Novartis on Monday, through which it acquired the company’s global vaccine business.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

BCBSNC pins net loss to rising costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) reported a net loss of $50.6 million in its financial results for 2014, pegging it on higher medical costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and poor performance of Medicare Advantage products.

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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Jeanne Jolly

Raleigh singer and songwriter Jeanne Jolly will perform songs from her new release “A Place to Run” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-929-2787 or visit

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

ADF to dedicate 2015 season to Chuck Davis

The American Dance Festival will dedicate its upcoming 82nd season to teacher, choreographer, and ambassador for dance, Charles “Chuck” Davis. The ceremony honoring Davis will be held June 11 at 7 p.m. prior to the season opening performance of Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Bull City Ciderworks launches Kickstarter for relocation

As part of the new Durham Police Department (DPD) headquarters plan, the DPD has purchased property containing Bull City Ciderworks, and the cidery must relocate.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 09:43 AM

No fears for this Cordon Bleu from scratch

  Some things are much harder than you imagine.  So hard in fact, that if you knew in advance how difficult they would be, you’d probably pass.