News: Local

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

UNC system proposes minimum admissions standards pilot

A committee of the University of North Carolina system’s governing board Thursday will consider a pilot program that would allow changes to minimum admissions standards at N.C. Central University and two other schools.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Let the games begin

It was all fun and games -- mixed in with some serious competition -- at the Durham Center for Senior Life Tuesday afternoon.

Police and senior citizens gathered at the center on Rigsbee Avenue to compete in a variation of the Olympics, except this annual game doesn’t have a full-sized track or big-name athletes. Instead it has pool cues and horseshoes.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

MDC releases State of the South report

Durham-based nonprofit MDC Inc. has released its latest State of the South report, called “Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation,” which analyzes the infrastructure for young people’s employment opportunities in nine Southern communities.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Poll finds drop in public view of Durham police

Public confidence in the Durham Police Department dropped in early 2014, with only 43.5 percent of the people who answered a survey saying they thought the department was doing a good job.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Meeting to focus on engaging police officers

The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August sparked a national conversation about the often-strained relations between law enforcement officers and black communities across the country.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Jordan students launch winning rocket proposal

Twelve Jordan High School students joined a multi-school team in writing a winning proposal for the national NASA Student Launch program. 

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Professor: No single recipe makes a good judge

A good judge has a judicial temperament, but defining that trait is hard, according to a professor emeritus at the UNC-CH School of Government.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Battaglia, Gordon bring in most contributions

Incumbent Nancy Gordon and challenger Fred Battaglia so far have garnered the most contributions to their campaigns for a Durham County District Court judgeship among the six contenders for three seats, according to campaign finance reports filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Six candidates for District Court judge face off

Voters will decide Nov. 4 if three Durham County District Court judges keep their seats in a race that has often focused on evaluation of their performance by fellow attorneys.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Friends of Durham announces judicial endorsements

Friends of Durham, one of the city’s three major political-action committees, has announced endorsements in the race for three Durham County District Court judgeships.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

One dead after plane crash in Bahama

One person died and another was injured when a small plane crashed in northern Durham County Tuesday afternoon.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Violence and justice discussed at Duke Chapel

Duke Chapel hosted a panel discussion about violence and justice this week with those who know it firsthand through their life or work.

 

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

Council OKs police site purchase

City Council members signed off Monday on the choice of a site for Durham’s next police headquarters, agreeing to spend $5.7 million to buy a 4.5-acre property for it off East Main Street.

 

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Six to receive the North Carolina Award

The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six North Carolinians, including two from Chapel Hill and one from Durham,  Nov. 13, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.