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.
Several hundred people gathered Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 to honor the victims and first responders of the terrorist attacks 16 years ago by running 110 flights of stairs in Kenan Stadium. The annual event is sponsored by the Army ROTC and honors the victims and the first responders. The number of stairs run is the same that were in each of the World Trade Center Towers.
A Duke University Health System helicopter crashed Friday, killing four people in Perquimans County in eastern North Carolina. The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. The helicopter was returning to Duke from the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City.