News: Local

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Duke provost discusses creating new strategic plan

Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth, who took over the role as the university’s chief academic officer in July, sketched out a framework at an Academic Council meeting Thursday for creating a new strategic plan.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

City loses ‘failed development’ insurance case

A long-awaited decision on who should pay to complete streets, sidewalks and drainage controls in two Durham neighborhoods has gone against the city, leaving officials to figure out their next moves.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

A warrior and an inspiration

Months after he was transported by helicopter to Duke University Hospital with injuries that doctors thought he might not survive, Sgt. Cory Muzzy was able to return with his family to say “thank you.”

“If it wasn’t for Duke Hospital, I probably wouldn’t be here today,” said Muzzy, 24, as he sat in a wheelchair beside his wife, Michelle, and next to his son, Killean. Now stationed in Texas, he returned to Duke while on leave to reunite with medical staff here.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Police log: Three shot; teen mom faces charges; arrests in restaurant robbery

  • Three wounded in shootings
  • Teen mother faces charges of attempted murder
  • Greensboro men arrested in Chik-fil-A robbery

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Durham Tech partners with Upswing

Durham Tech has partnered with Upswing, an online tutoring system that gives students unlimited access to online tutors and coaches.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Leaders examine obstacles, give advice to help entrepreneurial women

At a panel of women business leaders at Washington Duke Inn on Friday, Kimberley Jenkins said about 5 percent of venture capital funding goes to women.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Horsch: Drugs, dogs, crashes, oh my!

I never thought I’d find myself sitting in the Durham Police Department Headquarters getting a lesson on physics, geometry and essentially all subjects I avoided in school. But I found myself staring at a whiteboard with equations and diagrams. Let’s just say math is a lot more interesting when you’re trying to figure out the cause of a traffic fatality than trying to pass your college entrance exams.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Police log, Sept. 19

  • Two caught on camera during break-in
  • Durham man arrested after drive-by

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

N.C. food bank receives $100K grant

Students became miniature scientists Thursday afternoon as they donned lab coats and safety goggles to complete an experiment at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Fire cameras could save lives, property

Cameras that let firefighters see through smoke and darkness will be on their way soon to the Durham Fire Department, providing a tool that can save lives and property.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Council finishes police review, will monitor follow-up

Wrapping up a review of the Durham Police Department sparked by racial-profiling complaints, City Council members signaled Thursday they intend to keep close tabs on the city staff’s follow-up work.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

DPS board to seek authority to approve charters

As the founders of Durham’s two newest charter schools plan for grand openings in August, members of the Durham Board of Education are preparing to ask legislators for the power to decide when the county adds a new charter school.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Residents take big step as trail opens

McDougald Terrace residents began a one-mile journey around their community with a spring in their step as a new walking trail opened Thursday.
Called the Healthy Mile Trail, the series of sidewalks winds through the public housing community, offering residents a convenient way to exercise at no cost.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Teaching history through music

Instead of relying on past videos alone to teach the history of hip-hop, Patrick Douthit brought history in the flesh into his class Tuesday.
To the excitement of students in his new N.C. Central University class “History of Hip-Hop,” Douthit brought in the rapper Big Daddy Kane. The North Carolina resident, whose real name is Antonio Hardy, talked about the power of hip-hop to deal with a wide range of subjects like relationships or style as well as about the use of profanity and gang references in lyrics.