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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.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

Pipeline project contested by many

“I’d like this table, please,” Joseph Zaragoza said as he spread his evidence to present to the Orange County Board of Adjustment across the table where PSNC Energy representatives had just been sitting. Although the effects of Wednesday evening’s displacement were minor, his words echoed how many of the more than 70 property owners felt they’d been treated months ago, when PSNC officials walked on to their land beginning in February and told them their plans to build a natural gas pipeline there.

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

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

Bikers rumble in Durham for 10th annual event

Motorcyclists drove up and down 9th Street in Durham’s Brightleaf District on Sunday afternoon, and enthusiasts milled outside Dain’s Place with beers in hand, talking about their love of the machines to both old friends and new. So went the conclusion to Ton Up NC’s 10th annual Bull City Rumble.


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 @ 01:59 PM

ECU too much for NCCU

NCCU couldn't sustain what it started after Eagles safety C.J. Moore returned a fumble for a touchdown.

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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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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

Duke sends message

Boone leads Duke to easy win over Elon in season opener

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Duke football morning after notes

Thoughts, tidbits on Duke's lopsided win


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

UNC douses Flames, 56-29

Four Tar Heel touchdowns in 3:49 of game time turned a one-point deficit into a blowout.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

ECU too much for NCCU

NCCU couldn't sustain what it started after Eagles safety C.J. Moore returned a fumble for a touchdown.

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.

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

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Aug. 29, 2014 @ 02:16 PM
Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

What was new to us is old-hat to college freshmen

For carolers, Christmas may be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for those of us intrigued by the changing nature of cultural touchstones, August may well be that.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Old and new, overlapping in Durham – will they co-exist?

The following articles were published (by different newspapers) in quick succession on Aug. 8 and Aug. 13. Both are about Durham.

 “Public school teachers, low-level city workers, even journalists can’t afford many, if not most, of the 2,400 new apartments and condos being built in central Durham.”

--From “Durham development: What’s being built where and who can afford it?”, Lisa Sorg, Indy Week.

“Like firecrackers exploding around downtown Durham, clusters of small businesses are popping up and enlivening one desolate block after another.”

From “Surfacing: A Corner of Durham, N.C., Comes to Life”, Ingrid K. Williams, The New York Times.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Lessons on privilege and the unexpected

Since graduating from college, I have never thought twice about filling up my tank. On occasion, I might look at the final price and grumble under my breath, but at the end of the transaction, I drove off the lot with a full tank – every time.

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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. 29, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

Greenberg fall preview: This season, Rauschenberg, Miro and Rembrandt

The fall season is the busiest time of the year; school begins, the leaves turn and art in all its forms competes for our attention. This year is no exception. The next months will see art exhibitions of the giants from the golden age Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century to those of the 20th. And while modern painting was moving off the walls and out of the frame, a mechanical object called the camera was changing everything we thought we knew about the visible world and we’ll see what that looks like.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

Fall preview: Dance increasing strong presence in arts scene

Offerings from a brand-new, Durham-based dance organization; two women – one from the Triangle, the other from India -- who are trailblazers in their dance forms; performers from Rio de Janiero; work by a Haitian-born, Durham resident; and a new, autobiographical dance by a Duke professor/dance scholar/performer liven up the dance scene this fall.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

From ‘The Daily Show’ to Carolina Theatre

John Hodgman became a household face, if not yet a name, when Apple commercials ran for years with him playing the nerdy PC. For the record, he’s actually a Mac man.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Fall preview: UNC to commemorate WWI through performing arts

During its 2014-2015 season, Carolina Performing Arts will partner with the Institute of Arts and Humanities’ campuswide World War I Centenary Project, and will present a three-performance program in its inaugural Curatorial Fellowship through the Arts@TheCore program. The season also will include a number of free and public events.