Atrayus Goode, at 27, isn’t too far removed in age from the young graduates in blue robes who sat before him on Friday afternoon.
It’s important to invest as much as possible in your dreams, Middle College High School senior Eeyi Oon told her classmates on Friday afternoon.
Students graduating from Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School on Friday have received a gift. It’s their duty to put that gift of education to good use, said Irving Joyner, a law professor at N.C. Central University.
Durham Nativity School, a middle school for boys, is mourning the death of its founder, Joseph Moylan Jr., M.D., who died Thursday night at 74. Dr. Moylan visited Durham Nativity School during the school day on Thursday.
Reversing his previously stated stance, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Sports Illustrated on Saturday that he could remain Team USA’s coach for the 2016 Olympics.
In a story posted on the magazine’s website, Krzyzewski said “there is a chance” he’ll remain the U.S. Men’s National team’s coach and strive to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival was music to the ears for thousands Saturday as the annual event electrified downtown.
The celebration of African and African-American cultural art brought people of all ages, including 74-year-old Carolyn Brewer of Durham, whose theme was green.
Brewer wore green clothing and even green lipstick, drawing questions from passers-by. She said she chose the color to celebrate the festival and last month’s Earth Day.
“I’ve enjoyed coming to the festival since 2008,” Brewer said after a heavy downpour threatened, but failed, to drown out the music. “I love music, and I love to be around people and dancing.” She said gospel and reggae are her favorites.
Summer calendar planning is fun.
I have one of those big desktop calendars I write all my story assignments and deadlines on, in pen.
In pencil, I make notes of things I come across that would be fun to do off the clock. If you read our Entertainment section this past Friday, you saw the bevy of free outdoor music and movies showing throughout the hot months. The best ones are on weekends, not weeknights, because not everyone works and lives right next to venues. Just saying.
Duke University was nearly encircled Saturday as an estimated 1,000 dogs and their best friends marched in a huge line along the East Campus wall at the annual Walk for the Animals fundraiser.
From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, the animals came.
Donations were expected to at least meet the goal of $100,000, all of which goes to the Durham Animal Shelter.
Brian Gregory Minton, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Bailey, has appealed his conviction saying the case against him was weak and prosecutors bolstered it by using inadmissible character evidence.
A trio of former Duke University lacrosse players has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling and reinstate their federal civil-rights case against the city and its police.
The would-be developers of the controversial 751 South project have filed new applications for city water and sewer service and annexation of the project site into the city.
“You’re here to stir up your gift,” guitarist Jonathan DuBose Jr. told a roomful of guitarists who gathered in the Griffith Film Theater at Duke University Friday for the third annual Guitar Summit. Before he played his first note on the guitar, DuBose gave a build-up that included numerous references to scripture before finally working into a funk-gospel groove that ended with DuBose’s version of Jimi Hendrix’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
East Franklin Street between Park Place and Boundary Street is closed to vehicular traffic in both directions as electrical crews remove and replace an electric pole and lines following a traffic accident Friday afternoon.
Drivers should expect significant delays and are advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Little more than a year ago, Rosanna Courtney was in a Chinese orphanage, waiting to come home to America with her adoptive parents.
On Thursday, the 10-year-old third-grader took to the front row of Hillandale Elementary School students, proudly belting out a roster of patriotic American songs, from “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Yankee Doodle” to “God Bless America” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
“I’m very happy to be in the U.S.A.,” Rosanna said after the day’s second performance in the gymnasium. “I’m still learning English and still learning to read. I don’t miss China.”
Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed revamp of statewide transportation spending appears likely to continue to shortchange urban areas and may make it difficult for Wake County to finance its portion of a regional transit system, local officials say.
Members of the joint panel that oversees road and transit planning for Durham and Orange counties have asked their state senators for help as the governor’s proposal moves to their chamber.
They argue now’s the time to get it right.