Video: The Durham County Sheriff's Office charged Dwayne Emil Dixon on Monday, Aug. 28, with two misdemeanors related to the display of his rifle during a counter-protest to a rumored KKK rally downtown on Friday Aug. 18.
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NBC's Megyn Kelly hosted four of N.C.'s six African-American women police chief's on her new show Tuesday, including Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis, Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews and Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins.
During a protest organized by Alerta Migratoria and Inside Outside Alliance, police and their barricades surrounded the base of the former Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse during a county commissioners meeting Monday night. Protesters were demanding the commissioners call on the Sheriff to testify under oath about collaboration with ICE, protest in-person visitation, and investigate the deaths in the Durham County jail. Several members joined the meeting inside and sang to the commissioners.
Lila Brown's smooth classic rock rhythms and impeccable style drew a large crowd to the stage at the 20th annual Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday. Brown is a member of Secret Monkey Weekend, alongside her stepdad and sister. "My mom tells me that one of the most important parts of playing music with people is having fun," she said.
Watch as Shawn Butler is released from the Durham County jail on Tuesday after his first-degree murder charge was dismissed just before attorneys finished seating a jury. A court filing stated that "newly discovered information creates a reasonable doubt as to the defendant being the perpetrator of the offenses." The 19-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, was living at a group home when he was arrested and spent more than three years in jail.
A memorial service in Duke Chapel for pilot Jeff Burke, flight nurses Kris Harrison and Crystal Sollinger, and patient Mary Bartlett remembers the lives and contributions of the victims of the crash of a Duke Lifeflight helicopter Sept. 7, 2017.
Charter schools are one option in the growing "school choice" movement. Funded by taxpayer money, these schools are growing nationally, though some states have yet to pass related laws. Find out what sets them apart from traditional public and private schools.
Tom Fetzer quotes Margaret Thatcher and says "raging internal conflict is a long held American tradition," and "... "nothing great occurred in this country without raucous, passionate debate..." as UNC Board of Governors focuses on lowering tuition, scrutinizing UNC President Spellings and moving headquarters from Chapel Hill.
Video: Rising property values are squeezing out the innovative artists responsible for Durham's renaissance. Three local arts advocates share their thoughts about the changes, what they mean for the community and how to help.
Video: Dozens of protesters gathered to kick off a national week of action against white supremacy, planned around the one month anniversary of Charlottesville, and coincidentally on a court date for several activists arrested in connection with the toppling of the Confederate monument. From the courthouse, they marched toward the site of the missing statue, and continued to Durham Central Park for a celebratory rally.
Several local emergency responders, including the Durham County Sheriff's Office and Durham Fire Department, participated in the 9/11 Memorial Fitness Challenge. The proceeds of the challenge to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.