News: Local

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

Duke 10th, UNC 22nd — and not in basketball

Duke University is No. 10 and UNC-Chapel Hill No. 22 in a new ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine of the best value private and public U.S. colleges and universities for 2015.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Estes Hills students bring Christmas cheer to nursing home

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Filmmaker complains of police conduct

A local filmmaker has told City Council members he’s filed a complaint against a Durham police officer he claims struck him during a Dec. 5 protest march downtown. The filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman, is a well-known community activist and is well acquainted with at least several members of the council.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

“Brother, Brother’ explores aspects of male relationships

Durham native Tommy Noonan, 31, marks his homecoming with the U.S. premiere of “Brother, Brother.” Performances take place today, Friday and Saturday at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:21 PM

Attorney: Cops chafing at city handling of marches

Front-line police officers are worried the city’s approach to handling recent protest marches is setting up the Durham Police Department for a confrontation, City Attorney Patrick Baker recently told one City Council member.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Police log: $50,000 in jewelry reported stolen

Burglars hit a home Dec. 11 in the 3600 block of Sunningdale Way and escaped with $50,000 worth of jewelry and a safe.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Christmas Eve services celebrate coming of Christ

Candles, carols, communion to be featured at many area Christmas Eve services.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

NCCU trustees OK tuition, fee increases

After N.C. Central University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise tuition and fees in the next two years, the school’s chancellor said “modest increases” are necessary amid state funding declines.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Grading of schools on A to F scale questioned by school board

The Durham school board today will consider a resolution that asks state lawmakers to rethink a law requiring public schools to be given letter grades ranging from A-F based on student achievement.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

FDA delays Pozen experimental drugs’ OK for 2nd time

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Police: Dec. 5 march had citywide fallout

An after-action report from the Durham Police Department on a Dec. 5 protest march downtown that ended with 31 arrests depicts a force stretched thin to deal with an event that included another blockage of the Durham Freeway.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Revived PTO seeks solutions at Northern Vance

Northern Vance High School’s PTO is back as of Tuesday night.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Police investigate homicide near NCCU

Police are investigating the second local homicide this week that resulted from gunfire. The most recent slaying happened early Wednesday. Officers responded at 12:23 a.m. to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Concord and Cecil streets — near N.C. Central University — and found a man who had been shot inside a silver Nissan sport-utility vehicle.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

DA won’t seek death penalty in slaying of UNC prof

Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said Wednesday he will not seek the death penalty against two men accused of murdering a UNC Chapel Hill professor.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Peaceful protest on 1st night of Hanukkah

Some 100 people gathered in downtown Durham Wednesday evening for a peaceful protest on the first night of Hanukkah, part of a nationwide “Chanukah Action to End Police Violence” event.