News: Local

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Fire sends 2 to hospital, kills 3 pets

A woman was critically injured Friday when fire swept through a house in northern Durham County, officials said. The blaze also injured a man, not as seriously, and killed a dog and two cats.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Police log: Woman accused of stabbing man

Police arrested Jennie Rosemarie McClamy, 39, of Woodcrest Street on Friday and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon. She’s accused of stabbing a man in the neck.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

‘FIRST CLASS PARTY’: Festival for the Eno opens 2-day run

In a way, Trey Smith grew up at Durham’s West Point on the Eno park. Smith, 26, started helping his grandfather, Charlie Metts of Durham, set up his concession stand when he was 10. So the festival is almost like a second home to him. “I’ve been doing this since I could stand up and get splattered with grease,” Smith said Friday while setting up the Charlie’s Foods stand Friday. The Festival for the Eno begins its two-day run Saturday, July 4.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Museum offers July 4th activities

Do you want to become a super scientist? If so, you’ll have a chance Saturday, July 4 at the Museum of Life + Science at 433 Murray Ave. in Durham.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

NCCU ready to move on new student union

N.C. Central University will soon ask the UNC system’s Board of Governors for permission to finish up the advance planning for a new on-campus student union.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:58 PM

Good times, good work

One of Durham’s most treasured and enjoyable events will unfold this weekend – the annual Festival for the Eno.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:46 PM

PLAYING BALL: U.S., Cuba draw closer behind love of baseball

The Cuban national anthem — El Himno de Bayamo — was played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday night, followed immediately by the Star Spangled Banner. In years past, that would have represented the most visible example of positive relations between the two Cold War adversaries.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

UNC study: Sharks need better P.R.

Sharks get bad press, particularly from one top cable TV channel, and there isn’t much that can convince people they shouldn’t be scared of them.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Raw emotions captured in murder trial

Desperate screams from a 911 tape filled a Durham courtroom Thursday in the murder trial of a man accused of gunning down his victim in the street during a drive-by shooting in an East Durham neighborhood.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

DA won’t seek charges in Duke frat rape allegations

No charges will be sought by the Durham County District Attorney’s Office in an alleged rape at an off-campus Duke University fraternity party. District Attorney Roger Echols said in a press release Thursday that the evidence doesn’t support seeking indictments.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:12 PM

Police log: Suspects arrested; teen girl reported missing

Shaheen Tyrone Williams was arrested at Savannah Place in Durham, off N.C. 54 Thursday by Durham police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force. ... Murder suspect Christopher Lee Allen was arrested Thursday night by Roxboro police at the Budget Inn in Roxboro and Olga Christina Lopez, 19, of Durham was arrested Thursday in connection with the same slaying.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Thunderstorms possible throughout holiday weekend

You might want to pack an umbrella along with any other Independence Day accoutrements this weekend as the forecast is for possible thunderstorms each day. Thunderstorms are in the forecast Friday-Sunday, July 3-5, by the National Weather Service.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

CANADIANS CALLING: Duhks land on Carrboro, Eno events this weekend

In the past year and a half or so, The Duhks have become a band again, said founding member and banjo player Leonard Podolak. Started in Canada in 2001, The Duhks’ 2006 album, “Migrations,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2012, they took a two-year hiatus, changed their lineup and released a new album last summer.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

Pauli Murray, Episcopal saint, honored at annual service

The Rev. Pauli Murray, named to The Episcopal Church’s book of saints in 2012, was celebrated at the annual St. Titus’ Episcopal Church service on Wednesday night.

St. Titus’ Episcopal was Murray’s home church when she grew up in Durham. Murray was the first African-American female Episcopal priest and an activist, attorney and author. She is included in the book “Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints” and is part of the church’s liturgical calendar.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 01:08 AM

‘Joy in the air’ when N.C. bishop elected to lead U.S. Episcopal Church

A local Episcopal priest said she is “comforted and exhilarated” that the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, bishop of the North Carolina Diocese of The Episcopal Church, will become bishop of the entire The Episcopal Church of the United States. Presiding Bishop-Elect Curry will take office on Nov. 1. He will be the first African-American bishop of the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion.