Durham Board of Education - 2014 Primary View All »

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Durham voters to elect four school board members Tuesday

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be asked to fill four of the seven seats on the Durham Board of Education.

May. 02, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Beyer unopposed in 4th sees more work to be done

District 4 incumbent Natalie Beyer is running unopposed, and has generally received a nod of approval in all quarters.
The Herald-Sun asked Beyer to answer five questions we believe will provide insight into how she will govern if re-elected to the school board on May 6.

May. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

District 3 candidates outline platforms

With the May 6 school board election just days away, there doesn’t appear to be a clear favorite in the District 3 race.
The endorsements of Durham’s big political action committees have been spread just about evenly among the four candidates vying to replace Nancy Cox, who is not seeking re-election.
Deborah Bryson was endorsed by the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, Lisa Gordon Stella got the nod from the Friends of Durham and Matt Sears, the only candidate to receive multiple endorsements, won over the People’s Alliance, The Herald-Sun editorial board and the Durham Association of Educators.

Apr. 30, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

District 2 candidates duke it out in a crowded field

The crowded and highly competitive District 2 school board race has provided much of the fireworks for an otherwise staid election season.
In recent weeks, the candidates have been vocal in their contention that the current school board should slow down the superintendent search process to allow the board seated in July to hire the next schools’ chief.
And candidate Donald Hughes has taken Sendolo Diaminah to task over his voting record, and Jimmy Doster, a Republican, over his party affiliation.

Apr. 30, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

District 2 candidate raises $17K

With several large contributions from out-of-state donors, District 2 school board candidate Jimmy Doster has raised more money than any of the other 12 candidates vying to fill the four seats up for grabs on the school board.

Durham District Attorney - District 14 - 2014 Primary View All »

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Echols soundly defeats challengers for D.A.

Roger Echols overwhelmingly defeated his two Democratic challengers Tuesday in the race for Durham County district attorney, virtually assuring his victory in the Nov. 4 general election.

Unofficial election returns showed Echols with 14,564 votes (61.4 percent), compared to attorney Brian Aus with 6,988 (29.5 percent) and Mitchell Garrell with 2,134 (9 percent).

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Echols attracts most money in race for DA

Rogers Echols led his two opponents in total campaign contributions in the race for Durham County District Attorney during the first part of this year, according to reports filed with the N.C. Board of Elections.

Campaign receipts from Jan. 1 to April 19 totaled $26,691, of which $15,891 came from Echols. His largest contributor was Interim Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback, with $700.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

3 Democrats running for district attorney

Three Democrats are on the ballot for Durham County District Attorney.

They are seeking a four-year term to replace interim District Attorney Leon Stanback, who was named to complete the term of Tracey Cline when she was removed from office. Stanback is not running.

Sheriff - 2014 Primary View All »

May. 03, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Birkhead holds second in sheriff campaign fundraising

Clarence Birkhead’s campaign finance report arrived by mail at the Durham Board of Elections on Friday.
According to the filing, the former Duke University police chief and one-time candidate for Orange County sheriff took in just over $7,900 this election cycle.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Choices for DA, sheriff

In the contests for Durham County sheriff and for district attorney, three Democrats are vying for the party’s nomination in each race.  Normally, we refrain from endorsements in primaries, preferring to weigh both major parties’ nominations in the context of the general election.

Apr. 27, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Durham sheriff faces two challengers in primary

An incumbent sheriff running for his first election faces a former Duke University Police Department chief and a Durham County Sheriff’s Office veteran in the primary election.

U.S. Senate - 2014 Primary View All »

Nov. 03, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Of hawks and hunters for this outdoorsman

I watch. The trail is empty. The leaves are falling. The wind is playing, and her ponytails are bouncing, and I am still and I watch.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Durham committee offers candidate endorsements

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People on Saturday released its slate of endorsements for the upcoming primary election.

U.S. House of Representatives - 2014 Primary View All »

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Durham committee offers candidate endorsements

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People on Saturday released its slate of endorsements for the upcoming primary election.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

People’s Alliance releases Durham endorsement slate

The Durham People’s Alliance wants some new faces in the school board, but favored incumbents in other contested races in the upcoming May primary election.