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May. 23, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

GALLERY: A Soldier's Walk Home

Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown completed the final leg of his walk to Duke Homestead Historic Site on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Brown walked 166 miles from New Bern to Durham to retrace the steps of Washington Duke, who had to walk home after the Civil War ended 150 years ago like many other soldiers. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

May. 22, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

GALLERY: Early College High School 2015 Graduation

Photos from Early College High School's graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Herald-Sun | John Joyner

May. 22, 2015 @ 07:16 PM

GALLERY: Middle College High School 2015 Graduation

Photos from the Middle College High School commencement ceremony on May 22, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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May. 24, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Police seek hit-and-run suspect in Sunday a.m. fatality

Investigators with the Durham Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that was reported early Sunday morning.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Officials look to streamline, improve policing, crime prevention

In a special meeting this week, the City Council evaluated a recent Department of Justice report on the state of crime in Durham.

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Police seek info on SECU robbery

Durham police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday evening at the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd.

May. 25, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

3 N.C. Medal of Honor recipients remembered

Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who gave all, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2740 Memorial Day service Monday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Jurisdictional confusion adds to transit concerns

GoTriangle officials recently faced a crowd of homeowners in Downing Creek that wanted their concerns answered after they were told a route decision could impact their neighborhood. Downing Creek, a community just off N.C. 54 sits near the Durham-Orange county line. The route in question concerns where the proposed light rail transit would cross over Little Creek.

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Union veteran, other Fitzgeralds remembered at Maplewood Cemetery

The late Pauli Murray recalled in her 1956 memoir, “Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family” how she observed Memorial Day, then also called Decoration Day, when Confederate flags marked the graves of Southern white men buried in the city’s Maplewood Cemetery. On the other side of a fence, Murray, then age 9, brought a United States flag to mark the grave of her grandfather, Robert G. Fitzgerald, who fought in the Union army during the Civil War.

May. 24, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Neil Offen: It’s on my schedule (maybe)

This is a cautionary tale. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, particularly if the eggs are digitally dependent and the basket comes with a multi-language instruction manual (also, don’t do it if you have high cholesterol and your cardiologist has told you to cut down on egg baskets, but that’s a cautionary tale only for those who know how to spell angioplasty).

May. 24, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

State budget restores driver-ed funding — for now

A budget proposal from the state House restores more than $26 million to fund driver education programs throughout North Carolina. That’s good news for students, but not the end of the story for the thousands of teens across the state for whom driver education remains an uncertainty this summer.

May. 24, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

MEMORIAL DAY: Pilot, 91, flew P-38s and F-4s in two wars

Outside Dougherty’s apartment, there’s a little shelf by the door in the hallway. He has two airplane models on display — a P-38 on a stand, and an F-4 hanging above. The World War II and Vietnam aviator is part of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association of Vietnam War veterans. He remembers those he served with, those who lived and died.

May. 23, 2015 @ 09:11 PM

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Brown re-creates Washington Duke’s epic trip

It was intended to be a simple signpost in history, a commemoration of Washington Duke’s walk home from the Civil War 150 years ago. But for Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown, the punishing trek on blister-covered feet spanned more than just the physical 160 miles and two weeks. His journey plumbed the heights and depths of his own emotions, and illuminated his understanding of the plight of the returning post-war American soldier across the ages.

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Graduation 2015: Cresset Christian Academy

Cresset Christian Academy bade farewell to the Class of 2015 Friday night at the school’s Garrett Road campus.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: A minute on Memorial Day

At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, if we are so inclined, we should pause for a minute of silence to remember our war dead. Not to remember why we fought, or who won or lost, or what it means today. But just to remember our war dead.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Southern High project targets water quality

What do Southern High School of Energy and Sustainability and Raleigh’s main source of drinking water have in common? A lot more than you might think. Southern is host to an unnamed tributary to Chunky Pipe Creek, which flows into Little Lick Creek and eventually into the Falls Lake Reservoir — which serves as the major drinking water source for Raleigh and Wake County.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Annual APS Walk for Animals raises $79,000

Children gave their birthday money to help the Animal Protection Society of Durham raise $79,000 at this month’s Walk for the Animals — $4,000 more than last year.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Graduation 2015: Durham Academy

Under a canopy of towering oak trees in an Alabama park, Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe learned a valuable lesson as a child, he said at Durham Academy’s 41st commencement exercises Friday.