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Aug. 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Gallery- First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School.

First day of school at Parkwood Elementary School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Gallery-The grand opening of a new Microsoft retail store at The Streets at Southpoint

The grand opening of a new Microsoft retail store at The Streets at Southpoint, The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Gallery-North Carolina Central University football new team member's Howell Brown III

North Carolina Central University football new team member's Howell Brown III who is recovering from surgery that removed a rare type of brain tumor, at NCCU. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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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.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 07:51 PM

Spurrier, Duke's '89 ACC champions return to campus

Bubba Metts and his former teammates and coaches from the 1989 Duke football team that shared the ACC championship with Virginia, including College Football Hall of Famer Clarkston Hines and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, returned to Wallace Wade Stadium for a reunion on Saturday.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Judge: City can look at officer’s CHPD file

A judge has allowed lawyers for the city a look at the employment history with another area police force of a former Durham Police Department lieutenant who’s now suing the city for wrongful termination.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Drive containing some patients’ info stolen at Duke

Duke University Health System issued a release Friday about theft of a thumb drive that contained some patient information.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

VA secretary makes medical recruitment pitch at Duke

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs told medical students, doctors-in-training and faculty at Duke University’s School of Medicine on Friday that he was there for one reason: to try to recruit them.

Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble chief executive who was confirmed as secretary July 29, spoke at a medical conference that’s held weekly at Duke. McDonald had also visited the Durham VA Medical Center on Thursday and spoke at the American Legion 96th National Convention in Charlotte on Tuesday along with President Obama.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Free film series looks at Southern culture

The Southern Culture Movie Series, which features films on the culture and history of the U.S. South, will present three films during the fall. Films will be screened Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov 20.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Durham native recounts tale of wrongful arrest to NCCU students

Charles Belk was just trying to avoid getting a parking ticket in Beverly Hills last week when he was stopped by the police.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Sanctuary Outreach a ministry for sexual abuse survivors

Sanctuary Outreach Ministry tries to provide just that – a sanctuary, a safe place for women to come who are survivors of sexual abuse. Almost a year old, the nonprofit operates out of Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church on Driver Street. The Rev. Tammy White Rodman, founder and director, talked about her ministry this week at the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s roundtable, which also meets at Shepherd’s House.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Incoming DA names chief assistant

Luke Bumm was named Thursday as incoming District Attorney Roger Echols' chief assistant prosecutor.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Cop log: Bouncer stabbed at Devine’s

  • Bouncer stabbed at Devine’s
  • Pedestrian-involved collision under investigation

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

It’s kickoff time

The offseason is over, and the Triangle’s four Division I college football teams open their seasons either at home or close to it today.

Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State play their season-opening games at home while N.C. Central makes the short trip to Greenville to face East Carolina.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Duke receives grant for STEM program

Duke University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to improve learning for science, technology, engineering and math students, the Duke Office of News & Communications announced Thursday.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

UNC-Chapel Hill releases new policy on sexual assault, violence

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a new sexual assault and violence policy Thursday, more than a year after a task force including students, faculty and staff began working on it.