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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

GALLERY-The 150th Anniversary of the end of the American Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site.

The 150th Anniversary of the end of the American Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site, Saturday, April 25, 2015, The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

GALLERY- After 60 years as a Duke coach and professor, Al Buehler is retiring.

After 60 years as a Duke coach and professor, Al Buehler is retiring. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 07:23 PM

GALLERY: Duke welcome home ceremony

Thousands of fans welcome home the Duke basketball team after they beat Wisconsin to win the NCAA Championship. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

DPS driver’s ed gets new lease on life

In spite of a potential loss of $700,000 in state funding, Durham Public Schools is moving ahead with driver education classes this summer.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

One dead, one seriously injured in 3-car crash

One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a three-car accident early this morning on South Miami Boulevard near East Cornwallis Road.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: It's not just time, it's past time

The confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States is a historic one for the fact of her being the first African-American woman AG, but it’s also historic because she grew up here in Durham.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

County program targets reduction of opioid deaths

The Durham County Department of Public Health has joined a growing number of health care service providers offering naloxone kits in the community.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

LIVING HISTORY: Re-enactors relive 1865 surrender talks

On Saturday, Bennett Place was filled with some 400 re-enactors and hundreds of visitors during the first day of the weekend-long remembrance events of the April 26, 1865 surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Visitors were able to witness what the the final negotiations would have been like back 1865 — lack of electricity and all. During the day both the Union and Confederate States of America armies conducted drill demonstrations.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Bands battle Thursday for slots at Tour de Fat

Four North Carolina bands will be competing for a chance to perform at this year’s Tour de Fat. Dark Water Rising of Chapel Hill, Spaceship Days of Durham, Falling Through April of Charlotte, and songwriter Nick Driver of Raleigh will perform at Motorco Music Hall for the first round Thursday, April 30. Two finalists will be chosen from the Motorco event. Representatives of New Belgium Brewing Co., which sponsors Tour de Fat, will pick a winner based on audience applause and participation.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Duke to offer civic-engagement certificate

Duke University will give students the chance to earn a certificate in “civic engagement and social change” that ties their academic and community-service work more closely together.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Police log: Chapel Hill/Durham chase leads to arrest

Dontay Antwann Rone was arrested and charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, felony hit and run, careless and reckless driving, failure to yield to a blue light and siren, resisting arrest and other misdemeanor traffic violations after the chase.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

RTP STEM Expo hosts 600 students

Greg Merritt’s explanation of the approximately 23-year life span and manufacturing process of Cree’s LED bulbs was peppered with outbursts of “that’s cool” from a group of students. Cree was one of several dozen organizations that came to Research Triangle Park’s (RTP) The Frontier to introduce 600 middle and high school students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career paths.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Art of Cool Festival debuts downtown Friday with taste of jazz

With bass player Sean Geist of The MPS Project playing the opening notes to the Miles Davis tune “So What,” the second annual Art of Cool Festival got underway Friday afternoon with a free concert in Durham Central Park.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Teacher ‘rights’ get 11th-hour reprieve

The Durham school board has unanimously approved a plan that restores due process rights for teachers, tweaking the proposed policy at the eleventh hour to grant the rights one year earlier than initially planned.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:55 PM

DPS presents $411M budget request

The Durham school board on Thursday got its first look at the Durham Public Schools administration’s proposed $411 million spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 07:12 PM

East End Connector impacts outlined for Council

One day after the official groundbreaking for the East End Connector, the Durham City Council was presented with more information concerning the project that will take nearly five years to complete.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Attorney General's mom: Happy and proud

Loretta Lynch’s mother said she’s proud and relieved that her daughter has been confirmed as the nation’s new U.S. Attorney General.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

GOING TO THE CHAPEL (AGAIN): Couple celebrates 70th anniversary at Duke Chapel

As Lois and Elbert Wethington processed down the aisle of Duke Chapel together Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, the bride thought about the first time she walked that aisle, on a rainy Wednesday evening in 1945.