As Durham recovers from a round of winter storms, area farmers are looking forward to a break from having to prepare greenhouses and crops for blasts of ice and snow. Growers like George O’Neal with Lil’ Farm knew what was coming and was ready for it. At Saturday’s Durham Farmers’ Market, O’Neal said he and some helpers spent Wednesday night clearing greenhouses in anticipation of the storm that dumped about half a foot of snow on the area.
Tuition increase lifts total annual cost of attending Duke — room, board, tuition, fees, other expenses — to $63, 273 per year.
Who were those folks complaining two weeks ago that the Triangle hadn’t gotten any snow yet this winter? Certainly, ahem, cough, not me. Oh, alright, I wanted at least one real snow to see the world in a blanket of white and full of crisp winter promise.
The staff of The Herald-Sun won eight awards in the N. C Press Association’s News, Editorial and Photojournalism Awards judging.
Although I am not, at this time, a candidate for president in 2016, I have decided to create an exploratory committee that will explore ways I can avoid saying I am a candidate for president in 2016.
A fire at a duplex on Gearwood Avenue displaced five people Saturday.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) reported a net loss of $50.6 million in its financial results for 2014, pegging it on higher medical costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and poor performance of Medicare Advantage products.
According to Durham Police Department records, someone entered a residence on the 400 block of East Pilot Street on Monday between 4 a.m. and almost 7 a.m. and stole about $818 worth of jewelry, cash and a purse.
While many residents stayed home Thursday evening to avoid dicey road conditions or deal with power outages that plagued the area, hundreds ventured out for a particular beverage: beer. The Glass Jug, at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, did not cancel its Wicked Weed “tap takeover” and the snow did not stop people from coming, said store co-owner Chris Creech.
UNC’s Board of Governors voted unanimously on Friday to order the closure of three campus centers or institutes, among them UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity.
Life in the Bull City is returning to some normalcy after almost two weeks of wintry weather pummeled the area and left thousands without electricity.
Made in Durham will receive a $110,000 grant Lumina Foundation grant for its initiative to increase the number of people who earn certificates and degrees beyond high school.
UNC’s Board of Governors on Friday approved a package of tuition and fee increases that on average will raise the cost to in-state students of attending the system’s 16 universities by 4.3 percent in the 2015-16 school year.
Organizers have announced a new festival that will combine North Carolina blues musicians and local and regional beers. The first Blues & Brews Festival will be held May 30 in Durham Central Park, and organizers plan to make the event annual.
A “rock solid” 6 to 8 inches of snow fell in Durham and Orange counties Wednesday night and Thursday morning putting most normal activities on ice and leaving thousands without power and prompting another round of school closings and delays.
A Durham Public Schools Board of Education meeting set for Thursday has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, leaving students and teachers to wait to learn when they’ll have to make up days lost to snow-related issues over the past two weeks.