Durham County sheriff’s deputies seized 2,200 weapons – including a bayonet – in the first year since the new downtown courthouse opened.
Other weapons that courthouse visitors tried to slip inside include stun guns that look like cell phones and razor-sharp knives shaped like credit cards.
Fans celebrate on Franklin Street after UNC's 74-66 win over rival Duke on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Chapel Hill.
Activists worried about historic-preservation and cell-tower-regulation issues want County Commissioners to increase the budget of the City/County Planning Department so it can act on them.
The complaints came in on Monday, during a public hearing county leaders use as a lead-in to debate their government’s fiscal 2014-15 budget.
Super Bowl MVPs go to Disney World. College champions go to the White House.
Barack Obama hosted 19 NCAA championship teams Monday – including the North Carolina women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams and the Duke men’s lacrosse team.
“Our country needs young people like you to keep giving your best and to keep bringing out the best in those around you,” Obama said. “That’s how we keep making progress and moving forward, and that’s why we’re all looking forward to seeing what all of you accomplish in the years ahead.”
Durham’s problematic suspension rate brought nearly 100 people to the Holton Career & Resource Center Monday to share concerns and possible solutions with the school board.
Another mix-up by the state government is likely to cause delays locally in deciding whether some Medicaid recipients can keep receiving subsidized health care, Social Services Director Michael Becketts said.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate and professional programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
A 43-year-old Durham man was arrested Monday and charged in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in the 2500 block of South Roxboro Street.
The spring reawakening of Mikyoung Kim’s “Exhale,” a public fog and light sculpture, will mark the official debut of 2014 events at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. The town of Chapel Hill announced the unveiling as part of its spring calendar of events downtown.
The sculpture unveiling, titled “Exhale Comes to Life,” is scheduled for April 11 at 6 p.m., featuring a live performance by the Studio A Dancers.
Duke University's graduate and professional schools continue to be ranked among the top institutions in their respective disciplines, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
In the newest rankings, which were released Tuesday, Duke Law School tied for 10th with the University of Michigan, up one spot from a year ago; Duke's medical school remained tied for eighth with Columbia for research; the Fuqua School of Business was ranked 14th, down from 11th a year ago; and the Pratt School of Engineering was ranked 29th, down from 28th a year ago, but tied with N.C. State.
The school board has set March 20 as the date to hear proposals from four firms that have submitted proposals to conduct the school district’s superintendent search.
The school board will invite McPherson & Jacobson LLC., of Omaha, Neb., Ray and Associates Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Raleigh-based North Carolina School Board Association and BWP & Associates, of Libertyville, Ill., to Durham to make presentations and to be interviewed by the board.
Prosecutors on Monday made a plea deal with a robbery suspect who’d complained about Durham police recording a tearful interrogation-room conversation between him and his mother.
The deal left Willie Hayes, who was 17 when he was arrested in 2012, on two years’ probation. He took a plea in which he wouldn’t admit guilt while not contesting a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
It also covered an otherwise unrelated charge of misdemeanor assault, said Alex Charns, Hayes’ lawyer.
Because of the beauty of the place, they had to pay attention to the aesthetics of the details of the restaurant, bar and café that they planned to open there, said Fred Dexheimer, one of operators behind Straw Valley Food & Drink.
So in their café, they’re serving juices in bold colors like ruby red or forest green. And in the dining areas of the restaurant that opens Wednesday, paintings with colorful, repeating geometric shapes adorn the walls.
“It’s a beautiful place,” Dexheimer said of the location. “It’s aesthetically so beautiful that everything we do has to have an aesthetic as well.”
Duke’s third attempt at handing powerful Notre Dame its first women’s basketball loss was as unsuccessful as the first two.
Kayla McBride scored 26 points and tournament most valuable player Jewell Lloyd added 25 as No.2 Notre Dame beat the Blue Devils 69-53 in the ACC Tournament championship game at Greensboro Coliseum Sunday night.
I am part of a singularly discriminated against minority group. I have been left behind.
I am a lefty.
A computer program that can do the same thing as a sports journalist.
That’s the idea behind what Durham-based tech start-up CEO Robbie Allen said was his original vision when he started working on the program about seven years ago.