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Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Enjoying the Weather

Fionah Meehan, 6, hangs upside down at Mount Merrill Playground in Durham Central Park on March 12, 2015. The Herald-Sun | Alex Tricoli

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Gallery- Lego Blitz Build Competition, Cedar Ridge High School.

Lego Blitz Build Competition, Cedar Ridge High School. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas, Alex Tricoli

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Durham Arts Council exhibit draws complaints

A new exhibit at the Durham Arts Council has drawn complaints about its placement in a gallery next to two dance studios that serve young students.


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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Hard freeze Saturday night to threaten plants, records

Just when we thought spring had finally sprung, Mother Nature is revisiting the area with a blast of freezing air overnight Saturday and into Sunday (March 28-29).


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Carolina Theatre cinemas to close temporarily

The Carolina Theatre’s cinemas will be closed beginning Sunday, March 29 and continuing through Thursday, April 2 while crews install new seats made possible by community contributions collected through an online fundraising campaign.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Police log: Arrests made in several area robberies

The Durham Police Department has made arrests in several robberies that took place earlier this week.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: 40 is the new 40

If you watched the television sitcom “Black-ish” last week, you saw how the dad on the show, Dre, faced down his 40th birthday and threw a party. I related to the episode because I, too, (ahem, cough) am facing down 40 this year. I’ve still got several months left of my 30s, but the hill beckons me over.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

Youth shot in thigh in apparent drive-by Friday

A boy was shot in the thigh by an unknown assailant driving past in a truck in the 300 block of North Hyde Park Avenue Friday, according to Durham police reports.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

City’s anti-crash measures paying off

In 2003 Durham hatched a plan to target trouble spots for motorists in the city. Eleven years after its implementation the city has seen a significant decrease in accidents at those trouble spots.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

NCCU women's basketball aide on paid administrative leave

Ronnie Enoch, an associate head women’s basketball coach at N.C. Central University, is currently on paid administrative leave, effective March 16, 2015, the school said in a statement Thursday night.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:35 PM

Durham school board OK’s Whitted School development deal

A divided Durham school board on Thursday approved a development agreement for the Whitted School redevelopment project, 4-3.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:24 PM

Hillsborough police probe shooting

The Hillsborough Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking information regarding a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon on West Hill Avenue.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Nonprofit to control WUNC-FM 91.5 radio

UNC Chapel Hill trustees announced Thursday that they’ve decided to set up a nonprofit corporation with its own board to oversee WUNC-FM 91.5, the university’s public radio station.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Police log: Wanted suspect found, charged for 3rd time

A woman who was wanted on 20 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and 20 counts of conspiracy was arrested by Durham Police on Wednesday — two days after she was last arrested.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

Duke probes report of racist taunts

Duke University is investigating a student’s report of hearing “one person in a group make some racist comments” on East Campus in the early hours of Sunday, Vice President Michael Schoenfeld said.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Census: Durham cracks nation’s top 100

The Durham-Chapel Hill area has arrived. It’s now No. 100 among the most-populated metropolitan regions in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Pastor seeks to rename County Stadium

The Rev. Fredrick Davis urged those attending the funeral of Mr. Willie Bradshaw on Thursday to lobby county officials to rename Durham County Memorial Stadium in honor of the longtime high school coach and athletic administrator.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Duke offers admission to 2,700 high school seniors

Slightly more than 2,700 high school seniors from across the country and around the world were to learn Thursday night whether or not  they had been accepted to Duke University.