News: Local

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Police log, Oct. 1

  • Suspect in NCCU incident turns himself in
  • Police investigate weekend shooting

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill planning new residence hall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials are planning to build a new, 275-bed residence hall on Ridge Road across from Morrison Hall.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

City staff endorses East Main site for new police HQ

Saying the cons of two other possible sites weigh against them, city staffers are formally recommending that Durham build its new police headquarters along East Main Street near the Golden Belt complex.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

UNC student-athlete working group discusses advising

In what a professor said started as an effort to ensure student-athletes aren’t pursuing “eligibility” as an academic major, a group Monday debated academic advising requirements for student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Man accused of assault with vehicle

Chatham County sheriff’s deputies charged a man with using a vehicle to assault a man who ended up pinned between two pickup trucks.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

State receives 1 charter school application from Durham

Durham County is home to only one of the 40 charter school applications received by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction last week.

The application deadline for charter schools that want to open in 2016 was Sept. 26.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Durham Committee announces candidate endorsements

The influential Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People has announced endorsements for the Nov. 4 election and its opposition to a proposed amendment to the state constitution.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Dinner planned to help UNC senior injured in car wreck

The Carolina Club is hosting a pasta dinner on Tuesday to raise money for Jacquelyn Segovia, a former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student who was injured in a car accident in August.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Mother accused of murdering daughter makes 1st court appearance

With trembling hands pressed to her mouth, a Durham mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter made an initial court appearance Monday.

Jessica Warren, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Armani Hodges.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

NCCU alumnus named as next Winston-Salem State chancellor

An N.C. Central University alumnus and former dean has been elected chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.

Elwood L. Robinson, provost and vice-president for academic affairs at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, was elected to the role at Winston-Salem State on Friday by the UNC Board of Governors. He will start the job Jan. 1.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Death by train

Trains move through Durham County on a daily basis. Residents can hear them, and if they live close enough to tracks can feel them. And over the past 10 years, 17 people have lost their lives because of trains.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Carrboro’s free market celebrates 10 years

This Saturday, people in Carrboro Town Commons will be offering goods and services for free – there’s no catch. It’s just really, really free.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Hit-and-run injures man

Police are searching for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Monday morning and left the scene.

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Club Blvd. talks find 'lot of commonality'

A face-to-face meeting this week left three groups on track to releasing a joint statement soon to city officials about what to do with a proposed traffic-calming project for West Club Boulevard.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Ancient ninja practices come to the Triangle

“We’re ninjas,” An-shu Stephen K. Hayes told a crowd of more than 50 students. “We don’t directly fight our enemies…we work with our enemies.”