News: Local

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 07:45 PM

Johnston handling med school, Olympic dream

There are Olympic medalists and there are medical school students and there are people striving to return to the Olympics.

Abby Johnston lives in the intersection of that Venn Diagram of high achievers.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Carter, Lee elected to lead school board

As was expected Tuesday, the school board elected newcomer Mike Lee to serve as vice chairman of the seven-member panel, sweeping in the start of a new era of leadership on the Board of Education.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 07:19 PM

Mayor says this election will be his last

After decades of service to the city and county of Durham, Mayor Bill Bell said Tuesday that the upcoming election would be his last.

“If I am successful at this election it will be the last time I seek election to any office,” Bell told The Herald-Sun.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 07:05 PM

Joe’s Diner closes to focus on commercial kitchen

A bedrock of revitalization in the Angier-Driver corridor has served its last meal.

Joe’s Diner, which opened five years ago, has closed but the space will reopen later this month as an expansion of its commercial kitchen and commissary, owner Joe Bushfan confirmed Tuesday.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

Local briefs, July 8

Northgate Walkers Club meets July 14

New unit opens for marrow transplant patients

Alliance board announces new officers

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Durham woman honored on 108th birthday

Friends, family and caregivers gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the 108th birthday of Lucille Ervin at St. Mark AME Zion Church.

Ervin estimates that she’s been attending church there since she was about 16.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Sleeping juror booted from murder trial

A judge removed an alternate juror from a murder trial Tuesday after he fell asleep during testimony.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Third strike on Confederate monuments

A third Confederate monument was vandalized in the area on Tuesday.

This time it was a monument outside of the old Durham County Courthouse, 200 E. Main St., where some county government offices are located and the County Commissioners meet.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Crystal Mangum won't get new trial

The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Crystal Mangum, the woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is not entitled to a new trial following her 2013 conviction of murdering her boyfriend.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

Duke University names 8 new trustees

Eight new members – including Apple CEO Tim Cook -- joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, the school announced Tuesday.

New trustees are Cook,The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders; PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Residents invited to learn more about bone marrow donation

Community efforts continue to raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donors and to find a match for Judge Carl Fox.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

Partner’s injury spurs dancer’s solo debut

Over the years at their American Dance Festival appearances, Eiko and Koma have created their own worlds as they moved so slowly they seemed to stop time. They have explored such vast terrains as the home of the seal. They have even performed in outdoor settings that included a Duke Gardens’ stream where they braved turtles and leeches to create their art.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

‘It’s right in front of you – human failure’

Part of Eiko’s “A Body in Places” series features an exhibition of photos, “A Body in Fukushima,” taken by William Johnston in Fukushima, Japan, site of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

PACE supporters rally to save school

Declaring state education officials’ decision to revoke PACE Academy’s charter discriminatory and unjust, more than two dozen protestors gathered outside of the state Department of Education building on Monday to demand that the public charter school be allowed to remain open.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Orange County opens filing period for November elections

The filing period for Orange County’s November 3 elections began Monday and will remain open until noon on July 17.