News: Local

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:41 AM

Day of the living dead: Annual Zombie Lurch is today

Modern Durham would not be modern Durham without its sense of fun, seen in its indigenous do-it-yourself annual gatherings – such as the Mardi Gras parade, the Beaver Queen Pageant, the summer Durham Cinematheque film screenings, and the Durham Zombie Lurch.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

Thousands flock to Franklin Street for ‘Homegrown Halloween’

Cameron McCullers threw his Halloween costume together at the last minute.

But as he walked down Franklin Street with a suit on and an eyeball mask covering his face, people stopped to stare or pulled out their phones to take photos.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty call for athletics reform

Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members called for changes to the special-talent admissions process and to the time student-athletes can devote to practice and games at a standing-room-only meeting Friday.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Jury convicts man of murdering wife

A Durham County Superior Court jury found a man guilty Friday of fatally shooting his wife in the chest. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Travis Lamont Daughtridge, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the October 2011 death of 30-year-old Simeka Daughtridge at their home on Spruce Street in Durham.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Hatchell says she was unaware of academic fraud, lauds Boxill

Sylvia Hatchell says that she was unaware of academic fraud at North Carolina and that “no one had more academic integrity” than Jan Boxill, her top academic counselor and a former faculty chair who was heavily implicated in the scandal.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

After murder, DPD offers tips for staying safe

The murder of a Raleigh teen earlier this week sparked concern for those who often use online websites to purchase merchandise.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Local briefs, Nov. 1

  • Fall festival at Gorman Baptist on Saturday
  • Dance company to hold discussion
  • Learn to homebrew event Saturday

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Driver charged after accident snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with failing to maintain lane control after he lost control of his vehicle crashed into a bridge guardrail on Interstate 85 North Friday morning.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Jury could get murder case today

A jury is expected to begin deliberating today in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of shooting his wife in the chest during an argument.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill students discuss Wainstein report

UNC-Chapel Hill student Kelly Corish, a member of the swimming and diving team, said Thursday she was “absolutely” shocked about the findings of academic fraud in one university department released last week.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

County gets another top hire from NCCU

Another administrator from N.C. Central University has moved to a top job in county government, this time to head its Budget & Management Services Department.

The new budget director is Claudia Odom Hager, who was formally re-introduced to County Commissioners earlier this week.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

City fields request to honor fallen bicyclist

Former co-workers of a bicyclist who died after being injured in a collision with a pickup truck want city leaders to help honor him by letting them sponsor a bike rack in his memory.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Athletics financial data released for UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke

Financial information was released Thursday for athletics departments at Duke University and University of North Carolina.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Police log: Child sustains burns from water

The Durham Police Department is investigating an incident where a young boy was burned at a local motel.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

UNC has spent $782,000 on outside PR firm during scandal

The University of North Carolina has spent about $782,000 since May to hire an outside public relations firm to help with communications on the athletics and academics scandal, a university spokesman said Wednesday.