News: Local


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Local briefs, Oct. 2

  • Power outage closes 2 county buildings
  • Durham Proclaims “Dr. Elmira Mangum Day”

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

DPD begins fair and impartial training

The Durham Police Department ended its first day of fair and impartial policing training Wednesday with an expert on biased policing.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

NCCU leaders eyeing new student fee to support proposed student center

To gauge support for a proposed new student fee to help pay for the construction of a new student center, N.C. Central University will hold a student vote later this month.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

High schools to be honored for top graduation rates

Three Durham high schools will be recognized Friday by state Superintendent June Atkinson for achieving 100 percent graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Komen awards $2 million to UNC, Duke cancer researchers

Susan G. Komen has awarded more than $2 million in grants for cancer researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, the breast cancer organization announced Wednesday.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Plan for McDougald redevelopment almost ready

After two years of work, Durham Housing Authority officials are getting ready to send the federal government their plan for redeveloping the McDougald Terrace public housing complex and the area around it.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Duke professor: Don’t panic over Ebola

A Duke University expert on contagions says the American public should not panic over the Ebola outbreak, even though it’s entered the United States.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Duke on high alert for Ebola

Duke Medical Center officials are moving into a higher state of alert this week after a patient at a Dallas hospital tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

No Ebola cases have been diagnosed at Duke or the rest of North Carolina, but Duke plans to be ready.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Duke punter, family beset by cancer, tragedy

Will Monday's life, season turns tragic as uncle loses batle with cancer, mom is diagnosed with cancer as well and battles on during son's season at Duke.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Developers unveil 1st portion of Durham Innovation District

In what is planned as a 1.7 million-square-foot area of offices, labs, retail and residential space, the first portion of the Durham Innovation District (ID) is nearly in full use.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Police log, Oct. 2

  • Man off of roof after more than 17 hours
  • Two injured in Old Oxford Highway collision

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Exhibit, concerts mark Music Maker 20th

For 20 years, Tim and Denise Duffy have been finding and recording the artists who carry on Southern music traditions. Many of the musicians are not widely known, although some had previous recording careers. Many of them also have a tough time making ends meet.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Churches tackle domestic violence

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, has taken to the pulpit to preach about ending domestic violence and has rallied other churches to do the same this month. “A Month of Healing and Wholeness” includes congregations taking on the topic with services and events in October.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Local agencies help collect expired, unused medication

Nearly 7.4 million doses of expired or unused medicine pills were collected across the state on Sept. 27 Operation Medicine Drop, according to the State Bureau of Investigations.

At the local level, Durham turned in about 570,000 pills. Chapel Hill handed over approximately 173,000 and Carrboro had about 150,500.