News: Local

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 09:09 PM

OFF TO INDY: Duke, Michigan State to tangle in Final Four

Blue Devil basketball fans turn out to wish their heroes well as Duke basketball team departs for Indianapolis, Saturday night showdown with Michigan State in NCAA Tournament semifinal. ... DEVELOPING STORY ...

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 08:54 PM

Noose prompts 2nd Duke racial probe

Duke University opened an investigation into a second racial incident in as many weeks after officials learned early Wednesday that someone had tied a makeshift noose to a tree in front of the Bryan Center.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 08:48 PM

Eagles mourn, remember one of their own

Hundreds of people gathered in the stands at Kelly-O’Riddick Stadium on the campus of North Carolina Central Thursday afternoon to mourn Tuesday’s death of senior Chekeria ‘KeKe’ Reid.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

Police log: Missing girls found unharmed

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said investigators do not believe that any foul play was involved in the disappearance and return of two Durham County girls.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Argos receives $6.6M for HIV studies

Biopharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics has received $6.6 million from The National Institutes of Health Divisions of AIDS (DAIDS) to further studies on its immunotherapy for HIV.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

‘Tides turning’ say minimum wage activists

Gathering outside the McDonald’s on West Morgan Street Wednesday, fast food workers and other protesters pushing for a higher minimum wage said they are preparing for the largest mobilization of low-wage workers in history.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Gay N.C. mayors petition governor

The mayors of Chapel Hill and Carrboro recently collaborated with other gay Tar Heel mayors to send a letter to Governor McCrory regarding potential religious freedom legislation.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Death penalty off table for accused teen killer

Kelton Breshon Fox, 17, the Durham teen accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Friday will not face the death penalty if convicted of the crime because of his age.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC team helps advance 3D printing tech

Researchers led by UNC chemists say they’ve come up with new 3D printing technology that works “in minutes instead of hours,” according to a report they’ve published in a leading journal. “What we’ve essentially done is increased the speed of 3D prints from 25 to 100 times faster than what you can get on today’s current printers,” said Ed Samulski, a UNC chemistry professor who co-authored the report in the March 20 edition of Science.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Furniture Project ministry seeks volunteers

The Furniture Project, with a name that describes just what it is, is growing and needs volunteers. A ministry started by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the project collects furniture donations and distributes the furniture to those who need it most — once-homeless people getting set up in a new home.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

GOOGLE THIS: Mati founder to pitch caffeinated tea

When Tatiana Birgisson began brewing highly caffeinated teas in her dorm room at Duke University, she didn’t intend to start a business. But after she needed an entrepreneurial idea for school, she decided to explore bottling and selling her beverages under the name Mati Energy. Now, just a few years later, 25-year-old Birgisson will be the first consumer product entrepreneur to pitch at Google Demo Day in California Thursday, April 2 with the goal of raising several million dollars.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Duke investigating noose on campus

Duke University officials are investigating a noose discovered early this morning on a tree near the Bryan Center Plaza in the center of West Campus.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Fatal two-car crash remains under investigation

A crash that killed one N.C. Central University student and injured another on N.C. Highway 55 Tuesday night is still under investigation.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

Missing girls found

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the two Durham County girls that were reported missing have returned home.

There is no evidence the juveniles were endangered and there were no signs of foul play, the sheriff’s office said in an early-morning release.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:50 PM

NCCU senior dies in traffic accident

An N. C. Central University student was killed and another injured in a traffic accident Tuesday evening on N. C. 55 near Crete Street.