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Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:35 PM

STUDENT TEACHERS: Educators get hands-on robotics training

After a while, Will Jones and two other teachers who spent their afternoon at Duke University on Tuesday assembling a project for their robotics class could see the truth in the old adage “measure twice, cut once.”

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:43 PM

DPS magnet shift comes as surprise

Janice McCarthy is the parent of a rising 9th-grader. McCarthy entered her son in a magnet school lottery hoping to land one of the valued seats in popular Durham School of the Arts. He wasn't selected and has enrolled in a charter school as his options are erased.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Ex-Durham mayor moves into NCDOT top slot

Former Durham mayor Nick Tennyson has been named acting secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation following the Tuesday resignation of Secretary Tony Tata.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Housing options for homeless vets sought

A challenge to end homelessness among Durham military veterans by the end of the year has hit a roadblock.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

Juan Alva withdraws from City Council race; cites health concerns

Citing concerns for his continued recovery from brain surgery, Juan Alva said Tuesday he is withdrawing his candidacy for Durham City Council.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Jury selection continues in Carlos Riley Jr. trial

Prosecutors have approved 12 jurors for the trial of a man accused of shooting a Durham police officer in the thigh during a traffic stop. The defense, however, resumes its questioning of prospective jurors in the case Wednesday, July 29 in Durham County Superior Court.


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Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

DOWN ON THE CORNER: Program encourages busking during Third Friday events

The rolls and fills from Curtis McPhatter’s single drum echo off the buildings near the corner of Parrish and Mangum streets on a recent early Friday evening. As McPhatter plays, a woman hands him a tip, which McPhatter holds in between his hand and one of his drumsticks before finding a place to store it. A few minutes later, a young girl’s parents hand her a dollar bill, which she gives to McPhatter.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:43 PM

DPS magnet shift comes as surprise

Janice McCarthy is the parent of a rising 9th-grader. McCarthy entered her son in a magnet school lottery hoping to land one of the valued seats in popular Durham School of the Arts. He wasn't selected and has enrolled in a charter school as his options are erased.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

Juan Alva withdraws from City Council race; cites health concerns

Citing concerns for his continued recovery from brain surgery, Juan Alva said Tuesday he is withdrawing his candidacy for Durham City Council.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Police log: Police seek car theft suspect

Demario Martez Jones, 27, has been charged with stealing vehicles from the Discovery Way, Cascade Falls Lane, Courtney Creek Boulevard, Holly Grove Way, and Scots Pine Crossings areas during June.


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Jul. 26, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

BACK IN STRIDE AGAIN

Durham Striders hold off Maryland club to win another Blunt Invitational title.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Duke explores future non-conference schedule options

Duke’s new-found status as a football program that wins consistently means scheduling opportunities are becoming more interesting.

 

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Hawkins: Sea turtle

Columnist Jason Hawkins writes about his son's first catch. 


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 09:40 PM

Gwinnett blanks Bulls 5-0

Gwinnett's Tyrell Jenkins (2-1) threw eight innings of shutout baseball to push his team past the visiting Durham Bulls 5-0 Monday night.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

CIAA athletes assist Durham's homeless

Student-athletes from the CIAA packed  276 lunches for Urban Ministries, which serves Durham’s homeless population.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 07:02 PM

Dorrance delivers dynasty, dominance

Approaching four decades of coaching women’s soccer, UNC’s Anson Dorrance has made a remarkable impact on the World Cup.

 


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Jul. 27, 2015 @ 08:13 AM
Jul. 28, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Slow down for safety

Chances are, we’ve all had these experiences:

You’re crossing the street, in a marked crosswalk with one of those signs that reminds motorists they must stop for pedestrians – and realized that if you try to stubbornly cling to your rights, it won’t end well with that speeding car showing no signs of slowing.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 10:48 PM

GOP's condemnation of Trump pure hypocrisy

Here's the thing about principle.

Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all. He who climbs on his moral high horse when a wrong is done to him or his, but leaves the horse stabled when an identical wrong is done to someone else, acts from self-interest and that is the opposite of principle


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 08:22 AM

Letters to the Editor, July 28

  • The displacement crisis
  • Let’s not rename Duke

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Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Chamber president to resign next month

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Casey Steinbacher will resign at the end of August, after leading the organization for eight years.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Triangle market ranks second best for life science companies

The Triangle market is ranked as the second best for life science companies in the United States, according to a new report from international real estate services firm JLL.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Contractor responds to non-payment allegations for hotel work

The contracting company accused of not paying subcontractors for work on the new Residence Inn downtown says these allegations are false.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 02:22 PM

Business briefs: Chimerix drug shows positive results in smallpox study

Chimerix’s investigational antiviral brincidofovir showed a survival benefit in a study of an animal model for smallpox.


Lifestyles View All »

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Warts and all – and truffles

     When I was originally asked to write this weekly column, there were only two requirements.

 

     It had to be about food in some manner, and it had to be true.

 

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Campus Briefs: Reese News Lab gets grant

CHAPEL HILL -- The Reese News Lab, an experimental media and research project in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, has been awarded $150,000 as part of the Knight News Challenge on Elections for Campaign Hound, a searchable archive and alert service that enables users to monitor political speeches remotely.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

A thirst-quenching, no sugar lemonade

            No surprise: it's almost August and it's hot.

            Everyone's thirsty and we all turn to a variety of thirst quenchers; some turn to a cold beer, some iced tea and others a cold soda.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Paul Messinger

Harmonica player Paul Messinger and his band will perform music from their new song cycle and recording “America,” during the Warehouse Blues Series Friday in Durham  Central Park. This free concert begins at 5:30 p.m.