Payback was the word of the night for Duke fans.
Carolina Ale House on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard had its share of fans with the rivalry between them as fierce as between the players. With a 93-81 win, Duke avenged its previous loss to the Tar Heels.
“I’m going to celebrate,” said Michelle Harts. “I’ve been calling and texting all of the Tar Heel fans I know. I might go to Chapel Hill and celebrate with my Duke attire on!”
What had been a fruitless Duke basketball season against North Carolina — 0-3 men and women combined — took a decidedly different turn Saturday night as first the Duke women beat UNC 66-61 in Greensboro and the men followed with a 93-81 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
C.W. Stanford Middle was empty Saturday morning except for the volunteers that turned the school into a shelter for those without power.
The shelter opened Friday evening following sleet and freezing rain earlier that day and the night before. The glazing of ice brought down trees and power lines causing extensive power outages throughout central North Carolina.
“We opened at 6 and we had folks coming in then til about 9,” said Stan Morris of the American Red Cross. “About five or 10 people spent the night.”
A new option has emerged for Durham Public Schools’ high school students serving short-term suspensions of 10 days or less.
Rebound, Alternatives for Youth, a local community-based nonprofit organization, has launched an alternative program at the Durham Teen Center that program directors hope will help suspended students become more successful in school and in their lives.
About 36,000 Duke Energy customers in Orange and Durham counties lost power overnight Thursday due to what residents hope was the last gasp of winter weather.
Statewide, more than 460,000 power outages were reported, prompting Gov. Pat McCrory to declare a state of emergency.
Customers at Bullock’s Bar-B-Cue endured foul weather Friday for some of their favorite food, but they knew that sunny days will be served up starting this weekend.
In stark contrast to Friday’s cold, hard rain, forecasters call for sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s at least through Tuesday.
A house fire in eastern Durham County left a dog dead and seven occupants displaced, fire officials said. No people were hurt.
Firefighters were called at 9:48 p.m. Thursday to a one-story house at 414 Clayton Road and saw heavy fire and smoke, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi of the Durham Fire Department said.
Don’t spoil the end of “A Dance with Dragons” for me.
Three years ago, I bought the latest George R.R. Martin novel. I’ve taken my sweet time reading it in brief bursts. I’m about three-quarters of the way through it.
I didn’t want to rush the read, and that proved prudent because Martin still hasn’t finished the next book in the series that inspired HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” “The Winds of Winter” might be out next year.
Durham Public Schools closed today due to inclement weather that downed trees, caused hazardous road conditions and left thousands of residents in Durham and Orange counties without power.
Investigators on Thursday sought Brandon Rich and Kevin Morgan, both charged in connection with burglaries in the Duke Park neighborhood in January and February.
Propelled by property offenses, major-crime totals in Durham rose by 4.3 percent in 2013, Police Chief Jose Lopez told elected officials on Thursday.
Violent offenses – homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – were down an overall 5.9 percent. But an increase in the always much-more-numerous category of property crimes offset those gains.
Major property crimes include, by the FBI’s reckoning, burglaries, larcenies and motor-vehicle thefts. As a group, they rose nearly 6 percent. Each of the three main types of property offenses was up, with larcenies leading the way.
Larceny by itself accounted for 54 percent of all Durham’s major crimes in 2013.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski supervised Blue Devil practice as usual Thursday even though he was examined at Duke University Hospital less than 24 hours earlier after suffering bouts of dizziness.
Contractors working on the city’s Rolling Hills redevelopment should begin finishing buildings in April, enabling the first tenants to start moving in a month later, Community Development Director Reginald Johnson said.
Work on one of the 12 buildings at what officials are now calling The Lofts at Southside is lagging and likely won’t finish until November. But people will be able to live in the others “and not be impacted” by the ongoing construction, Johnson told the City Council.
The project’s St. Louis-based developer has a list of about 250 potential tenants in hand for the 132 apartments, and now needs only to open some model units to begin signing people to leases.
Carrington Middle School teacher Jeff Whitt has been named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted by the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented