News: Local

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

‘Brother’s’ world glints with humor, but has a shadow side

What can two, 30-something, modern dance guys do with a minimum of costumes, props, lighting and sound system in a space with bare walls? In “Brother Brother,” dancers/choreographers Tommy Noonan and Clint Lutes answer that question: a lot.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Cyclist appeals ruling in accident case

A bicyclist and her lawyer want the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn lower-court decisions that ended her attempts to recover damages from the driver of a car that hit her in 2009.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Police log, Dec. 20

Durham police and U.S. marshals arrested a man at a motel this week on robbery and kidnapping charges.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Duke chases another record – for holiday sweaters

Duke is attempting to make another bit of history at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by N.C. high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Tampa-bound Montoyo bids farewell to Durham Bulls

Charlie Montoyo spent eight seasons winning lots of games for the Durham Bulls while periodically telling players they were heading to the big leagues. For a change, Montoyo is on the receiving end of the promotion talk.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Lincoln Center evacuated, closed for day

Due to an intense burning odor permeating the building, Lincoln Center, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools central office, was evacuated this morning. 

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Board to seek state repeal of school grading law

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution that asks state lawmakers to repeal a law requiring public schools to be given letter grades ranging from A to F based on student achievement.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Guaranteed: A “reactionary, bourgeois” good time

Ken Bloom, the clarinetist and guitarist for the local band Mappamundi, leaps into a guitar solo on an Eastern European song titled “Opium,” a song which is not really about drugs but about love. The singer declares that “your love poisons me like opium.”

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

City Council members call for restraint on both sides

Protesters and police both need to act with more restraint at events like those that triggered dozens of arrests in recent weeks, Mayor Bill Bell and other City Council members said Thursday.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Protesters’ court cases delayed

More than 30 protesters who were arrested by Durham police for allegedly impeding traffic and failing to disperse appeared Thursday in Durham County District Court and had their hearings postponed.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

13 complete Durham Tech program

Thirteen students have completed the new Administrative Office certificate program offered by Durham Tech at its Orange County Campus.