News: Local

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Police log, Sept. 19

  • Two caught on camera during break-in
  • Durham man arrested after drive-by

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

N.C. food bank receives $100K grant

Students became miniature scientists Thursday afternoon as they donned lab coats and safety goggles to complete an experiment at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Fire cameras could save lives, property

Cameras that let firefighters see through smoke and darkness will be on their way soon to the Durham Fire Department, providing a tool that can save lives and property.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Council finishes police review, will monitor follow-up

Wrapping up a review of the Durham Police Department sparked by racial-profiling complaints, City Council members signaled Thursday they intend to keep close tabs on the city staff’s follow-up work.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

DPS board to seek authority to approve charters

As the founders of Durham’s two newest charter schools plan for grand openings in August, members of the Durham Board of Education are preparing to ask legislators for the power to decide when the county adds a new charter school.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Residents take big step as trail opens

McDougald Terrace residents began a one-mile journey around their community with a spring in their step as a new walking trail opened Thursday.
Called the Healthy Mile Trail, the series of sidewalks winds through the public housing community, offering residents a convenient way to exercise at no cost.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Teaching history through music

Instead of relying on past videos alone to teach the history of hip-hop, Patrick Douthit brought history in the flesh into his class Tuesday.
To the excitement of students in his new N.C. Central University class “History of Hip-Hop,” Douthit brought in the rapper Big Daddy Kane. The North Carolina resident, whose real name is Antonio Hardy, talked about the power of hip-hop to deal with a wide range of subjects like relationships or style as well as about the use of profanity and gang references in lyrics.



Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Arts, music and more at CenterFest

The Durham Arts Council’s 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Saturday evening after-party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.

 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Police log, Sept. 18

A Durham man has died due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision last week on the Durham Freeway.

Durham Police said Ian Graham, 31, died on Sept. 14, just days after the incident. He suffered severe spinal cord damage because of the accident.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Crime up on Duke's campus in 2013

Duke University reported in its annual security report that nine robberies occurred on or near campus last year, reflecting an increase from the prior year.

 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Warrants offer possible motive for murder of Durham pastor

Details into the death of a Durham volunteer pastor have come to light after the release of a State Bureau of Investigation search warrant.

 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

UNC students smash scales to promote positive body image

Armed with bats and sledgehammers, UNC-Chapel Hill students took aim at weigh scales on Wednesday to raise awareness about eating disorders and to send a positive message about body image.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

41 arrested in operation targeting drugs, prostitution

The Durham Police Department has made 41 arrests in a special operation targeting drug sales, prostitution and other illegal activity along highways.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Central Park excels on state tests

The Central Park School for Children once again outpaced all Durham charter schools on state standardized testing for the 2013-14 school year.

Central Park scored a 68.5 percent college and career proficiency rating and a grade-level proficiency rating of 75.8 percent.  College and career readiness standards indicate the percentage of students who scored at levels 4 and 5 on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests, while grade-level proficiency incorporates those who scored at levels 3-5.