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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

BALLOT BOOSTERS: Activists rally to encourage voter turnout

Signs proclaiming “Durham Votes Early,” “Vote Education” and even “Voting is Sexy” were all visible Saturday as more than a hundred people made their way through downtown Durham to land at the Board of Elections office on North Roxboro Street.

The Durham Association of Educators, Durham Council of PTAs, The Durham People’s Alliance, Greenpeace and Action NC banded together to create a march to bring people together to vote and raise awareness of issues that hit home for many Durham residents.

Even though the event was meant to help boost turnout for early voting in Durham County, some of the speakers weren’t even registered to vote — that’s because they’re still in high school. They urged voters to keep certain issues at the forefront of their minds once they get to the polls.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

The Hunter Games: Bull City video scavenger hunt a hit

 It was all about the hunt on Saturday morning as teams gathered outside of the Southern Documentary Fund on Morris Street in downtown Durham. Teams of all sizes and ages geared up and waited for the 10 a.m. to roll around so they could dive in and take down the 10 clues given to them.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Ninth Street work sparking merchant complaints

A streetscape project on Ninth Street isn’t unfolding at a pace that satisfies merchants on the east side of the street, or City Council members, at least one of whom has suggested suspending work for the last six weeks of the year.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Proponents imagine front-yard gardens throughout city

Some Durham residents hope that within the next 10 years front-yard gardens will dominate the city.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Traditions of the fair

Everyone who goes to the N.C. State Fair annually probably also has an annual tradition, too. They always go on a certain ride, eat a certain fried food, see a certain exhibit, or visit particular animals.

 

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

LIGHTING IT UP: Hillside, Currie-Elliott torch Northern

Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22


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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

The Hunter Games: Bull City video scavenger hunt a hit

 It was all about the hunt on Saturday morning as teams gathered outside of the Southern Documentary Fund on Morris Street in downtown Durham. Teams of all sizes and ages geared up and waited for the 10 a.m. to roll around so they could dive in and take down the 10 clues given to them.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

BALLOT BOOSTERS: Activists rally to encourage voter turnout

Signs proclaiming “Durham Votes Early,” “Vote Education” and even “Voting is Sexy” were all visible Saturday as more than a hundred people made their way through downtown Durham to land at the Board of Elections office on North Roxboro Street.

The Durham Association of Educators, Durham Council of PTAs, The Durham People’s Alliance, Greenpeace and Action NC banded together to create a march to bring people together to vote and raise awareness of issues that hit home for many Durham residents.

Even though the event was meant to help boost turnout for early voting in Durham County, some of the speakers weren’t even registered to vote — that’s because they’re still in high school. They urged voters to keep certain issues at the forefront of their minds once they get to the polls.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Ninth Street work sparking merchant complaints

A streetscape project on Ninth Street isn’t unfolding at a pace that satisfies merchants on the east side of the street, or City Council members, at least one of whom has suggested suspending work for the last six weeks of the year.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Proponents imagine front-yard gardens throughout city

Some Durham residents hope that within the next 10 years front-yard gardens will dominate the city.


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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

A WILD ONE: Tar Heels upend UVA late in thriller

Freshman backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in for one play Saturday and he threw the game-winning touchdown pass.

It was just typical of a wild finish that ended with North Carolina beating Virginia 28-27 Saturday at Scott Stadium.

Trubisky’s touchdown to T.J. Thorpe with 4:05 left was set up by an interception from freshman defensive end Nazair Jones, which he said was the first time he’d picked off a pass on any level. The touchdown was followed by a shocking onside kick that was recovered by sophomore receiver Mack Hollins. And the game-winning part was sealed when Virginia sent out 12 players on a potential UNC field goal try, gifting the Tar Heels a first down that ensured the clock would run out.

Two weeks ago, a bowl game seemed unlikely. Now, after wins over Georgia Tech and Virginia, UNC (4-4, 2-2 ACC) is just a half-game out of the Coastal Division lead.

The Tar Heels beat Virginia (4-4, 2-2) for the fifth straight time in the nation’s third-most played rivalry, including three straight wins in Charlottesville, where UNC had lost 14 in a row from 1983-2008.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

NCCU pounds Savannah State into submission

Malcolm Bell threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns to lead N.C. Central to a 42-14 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

UNC over UVA: From walk-on to standout, Hollins excels

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said that no one on North Carolina was going to say he played a great game in UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Saturday — except for sophomore Mack Hollins.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:34 PM

PREPS: Bad day on state playoff front for some, good for others

Durham Academy loses NCISAA field hockey title 1-0 in sudden-death to Charlotte Country Day ... Area 2-A and 4-A state tennis finalists all fall in championship round ... Many area programs advance through regionals to state cross country championships.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

LIGHTING IT UP: Hillside, Currie-Elliott torch Northern

Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:02 AM

After exhibition win, UNC's Williams addresses Wainstein report

Roy Williams defended his actions during the time of rampant academic fraud at North Carolina, claiming that his program did things the right way while acknowledging that he didn’t know if the NCAA would still levy penalties.


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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:19 PM
Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Two decades of shame

A paragraph near the beginning of Kenneth Wainstein’s devastating report on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said far more than its few words about why the scandal is so disillusioning.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 25

  • Tillis has proven record
  • A false prophet

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Grit Award

When so much is going wrong in college athletics, someone like Jenna Frush is a welcome reminder of the best of what collegiate sports can – and should -- be.

 

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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Career briefs, Oct. 27

Durham attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list

Park West Barber School excels on state exam

 

 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

BCBSNC announces approved rates for 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance customers will see rate increases across the board, officials announced in a Tuesday conference.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Buzz: Pita pocket truck begins service

SoomSoom Pita Pockets, a food truck focused on a fusion of Middle Eastern and American cuisine, has begun service in Durham and surrounding areas.

 

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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

‘Real people stories’: Drama focuses on black men and health

Anita Woodley compares the process of writing her new one-woman show to channeling. Woodley has been listening to tapes of African-American men who participated in focus groups to discuss their experiences with medical issues. The people in the tapes are anonymous, but Woodley has given their stories faces and names like “B.B. Blues” and “Conscious Rap” in her show “Bucking the Medical and Mental Bull,” which she will premiere Tuesday at the Carolina Theatre.

 
Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Get scared at ‘A Night of Local Horror’

Get a spooky jump on Halloween when A Night of Local Horror brings local short horror films to the screen on Tuesday night at Motorco Music Hall.  Eight films will be shown, including film festival winners and premieres.

 

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Costumes at Farmers’ Market and other Halloween events

The Durham Farmers’ Market will present its first Vendor Costume Contest on Saturday. Many of the vendors will be coming to market in costume to sell their goods. Customers can vote for their favorites. This event will be a fundraiser for the Farmers’ Market’s Double Bucks Program.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Entertainment briefs

  • O’Farrill to present evening of Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Goat Parade auction to benefit non-profit groups
  • Keillor returning for third DPAC performance
  • Northgate to present Playathon
  • Helm Hammonds to give concert
  • Pleiades Gallery presents ‘Turvy-Topsy’
  • Learn about history of Go Go music