News: Local

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

Spring break, Memorial Day spared in DPS snow-makeup plan

Spring break and Memorial Day will go untouched in a plan approved Monday by the Board of Education to make up eight school days missed over a two-week span when winter storms dumped several inches of ice, sleet and snow on the Triangle


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 07:33 PM

Source: Sexual assault allegations part of reason for player’s dismissal

Sexual assault allegations made by two Duke students against Rasheed Sulaimon were known by Duke’s basketball staff but were only part of the reason he was kicked off the team in January, sources at the school said Monday.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Ex-wife's video interview brings murder defendant to tears

A man accused of murdering his 4-year-old son wiped away tears in court Monday after a jury saw a video interview in which his ex-wife said violence was against his nature.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

Local briefs, March 3

  • LWV to discuss coal ash management
  • Durham woman wins $150,000 lottery prize
  • Campus Hills Pool closed for maintenance
  • CASA receives $100,000 for veterans housing
  • Durham to offer environmental job training

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

GSK acquires Novartis vaccine business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) completed its three-part transaction with Novartis on Monday, through which it acquired the company’s global vaccine business.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Durham DA to seek death penalty for murder suspect

The Durham District Attorney's office confirmed Monday it will seek the death penalty against Craig Stephen Hicks of Chapel Hill. 


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

LONG STRANGE TRIP: Woman eschews body piercing to become PA

Teresa Clayton wanted more from life than being a body piercer, so she set her sights on medicine. Now, she’s a physician assistant at Duke Medicine, helping people in need.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

'That Championship Season of 1965' recalled

Sunday was a day of many celebrations – it was a reunion among friends and former teammates and rivals, as well as the kickoff event for a week set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “That Championship Season of 1965.” In 1965, schools were still segregated. The athletic teams from black high schools were overseen by the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference, which disbanded in 1969 shortly after desegregation. But 1965 was special – the Triangle picked up championship wins from local schools in NCHSAC divisions 1-A through 4-A.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Police log: Crime reports from Durham Police Department

Durham man charged with sexual battery while already facing charges in Person County.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

PAC wants Durham school board to forgive snow days

The People’s Alliance is lending its voice to the chorus of parents and others calling on the school board to forgive some of the days students have missed due to inclement weather.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Neil Offen: Off to a running head start

Although I am not, at this time, a candidate for president in 2016, I have decided to create an exploratory committee that will explore ways I can avoid saying I am a candidate for president in 2016.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Harsh winter weather leaves farms with growing pains

As Durham recovers from a round of winter storms, area farmers are looking forward to a break from having to prepare greenhouses and crops for blasts of ice and snow. Growers like George O’Neal with Lil’ Farm knew what was coming and was ready for it. At Saturday’s Durham Farmers’ Market, O’Neal said he and some helpers spent Wednesday night clearing greenhouses in anticipation of the storm that dumped about half a foot of snow on the area.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Baumgartner Vaughan: Mother Nature and Jack Frost

Who were those folks complaining two weeks ago that the Triangle hadn’t gotten any snow yet this winter? Certainly, ahem, cough, not me. Oh, alright, I wanted at least one real snow to see the world in a blanket of white and full of crisp winter promise.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Duke trustees OK 4 percent 2015-16 tuition hike

Tuition increase lifts total annual cost of attending Duke — room, board, tuition, fees, other expenses — to $63, 273 per year.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

Saturday fire damages duplex; 5 displaced

A fire at a duplex on Gearwood Avenue displaced five people Saturday.